A couple days ago I started releasing my Preseason All Conference teams and today I will continue with the All-ACC and All-Big 12 teams
11 of the 12 ACC teams have at least one 1st-Team selection on my Preseason All-ACC Team. Clemson leads the way with six 1st-team selections while Florida St and North Carolina each have five 1st-Team players. The Seminoles do lead the way with an overall 20 players which is seven more than Clemson.
9 of the 10 teams in the Big 12 are represented with at least one 1st-Team selection. Oklahoma leads the way with seven players while defending champ Oklahoma St has five and Texas has four. Big 12 newcomers West Virginia and TCU are each well represented as the Moutaineers have three 1st-team selections while TCU has five 2nd-Team selections.
Please check PhilSteele.com everyday to get my Top 40 Countdown which continued today with #26 Boise St and #25 West Virginia. Every day now thru June 12th, I will post both magazine pages on each team that day and you can get an early look on how I breakdown your favorite team. Remember I will make those magazine pages available for only 24 hours for you to download.
One of the more popular sections of the regional magazines was the Best Case/Worst Case Scenarios where I take a look at the 2010 season and what teams records could have been in the Best Case and the Worst Case scenarios. Sometimes teams with solid winning records caught some breaks and were actually just a few plays away from a losing record. Some teams with losing records may have been just a handful of plays away from a winning record. Listed below are the Big 12 teams. The Best Case scenario record shows them winning all the games they lost by a TD or less. The Worst Case scenario shows what their record would have been if they had lost all the games they won by a TD or less.
Best Case/Worst Case Scenarios: Big 12:
Baylor 2010 Best Case 8-5 Close Losses (1)
TEXAS TECH – The two teams nearly traded score for score in the 1H as the Red Raiders took a 35-28 lead into the break. They extended it to 45-28 after their first two drives of the 2H but BU cut it to 45-38 early 4Q. BU got down to the TT16 with 3:47 left but their 4&15 attempt came short. They got the ball back with :57 left and got to the TT31 but ran out of time.
Baylor 2010 Worst Case 5-8 Close Wins (2)
The last couple of years, I have I put up a poll for everyone to pick who would win each conference game during the year. I found these results fascinating prior to the year. When you vote in the poll, it tabulates the current % of votes for each team in each individual game. Here are the results of the fan poll from 2009.
When initially reviewing the results I was quite impressed with the accuracy as you the fans did quite well in numerous conferences. In fact, when I calculated the results (similar to what stassen.com does for all the major preseason college football magazines) you guys finished #1!!!! Check out my June 10 Blog for more details.
Here are the current conference standings for the SEC, Big 10, Big 12, ACC, Pac-10, Big East and MWC with the percentages of each game factored in according to your votes. Read more…
Categories: Fan Conference Standings acc, big 10, big 12, big east, college football, Conference polls, Conference Standings, fans, mwc, pac 10, phil steele, SEC, Votes
For the next two weeks, I will be taking a look at the conference teams of the decade for 2000-2009. Factored into my analysis will be conference win %, conference and division titles, bowl games and bowl wins. I will also include BCS bowl wins, final AP rankings and number of national championships for the major conferences. There have been several teams who have changed conferences during that time and I will include them in the analysis for any season(s) they were affiliated with that certain conference. I will also be doing a breakdown of how the conference did in bowl games during the decade and I will emphasis the overall win/loss record, the number of BCS bowl wins, and the records against Non-BCS and ranked bowl teams. Read more…
Categories: Team of the Decade big 12, blog, Cal Poly, college football, Colorado, Kansas St, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, phil steele, Team of the Decade, Texas, Texas Tech
When it comes to college football, I am a traditionalist. The one thing I love about college football is of all the sports, college or pro, the regular season in college football is the one that means the most. I also love the rivalries and the tradition of the bowls. While I have been calling for a system that pits the #1 vs #4 and #2 vs #3 teams in the Jan 1 bowls for nearly a decade, I am vehemently against an 8 or 16 team playoff which would destroy the bowls and make the regular season meaningless.
In 1995 I was actually sad to see the SWC fold as I really enjoyed the great tradition and history of that conference.
From the recent news of Nebraska joining the Big Ten and Colorado heading to the Pac-10, it looks like college football re-alignment and expansion is going forward and I think it will move quickly. However, unlike some of the past radical changes to college football, I actually look forward to seeing which programs end up where and I salivate at the possibility of there being multiple super conferences. Read more…
Categories: News & Notes acc, big 12, big ten, Boise St, Clemson, college football, Colorado, Expansion, florida, Florida St, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Miami Fl, Missouri, mountain west, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, pac 10, phil steele, Pittsburgh, Probation, rutgers, Sanctions, SEC, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, USC, Virginia Tech
In today’s blog, I will continue releasing my Preseason All-Conference Teams with the All-Big 12 and All-CUSA Teams.
In the Big 12, Oklahoma leads the way with eight 1st Team selections led by All-American Candidates RB DeMarco Murray (705, 4.1) and WR/PR Ryan Broyles who had 1,120 rec yds (12.6) and 15 TD’s to go along with his 15.9 PR avg (1 TD). Texas is 2nd with five players including four on a defense that returns seven starters from from a unit that allowed just 252 ypg and 16.7 ppg last year. Read more…
Categories: Phil Steele News Alex Henery, All-Conf, big 12, Bruce Miller, Case Keenam, college football, CUSA, DeAndre Brown, Demarco Murray, Derek Epperson, Houston, Jared Crick, Jerrod Johnson, Marcus McGraw, Nebraska, Oklahoma, phil steele, Preseason, Prince Amukamara, Ryan Broyles, Southern Miss, Texas, Texas A&M, UCF, West Virginia
In Monday’s Blog I gave you the teams with the best odds to win the 2010 national championship courtesy of The Hilton in Las Vegas. In today’s blog is the current list for Returning Starters for each team in 2010 broken down by offense, defense and special teams. The * on the offense number denotes that the starting QB is returning. Below the alphabetical list I broke down teams with the most/least returning starters followed by a conference by conference breakdown.
Please make sure to check out our team schedules for next year. On the left side of the home page under 2010 click onSchedules/13 Year Logs and go to your favorite conference to get schedules for all your teams for 2010. Click on any game to get all the games played between the two teams in the last 13 years with complete statistics including first downs, rushing, passing, sacks, TO’s and much more.
Because we want all the information to be complete and accurate as possible, if you see any games we have missed for next seasons’ schedules or if there have been any recent changes to your favorite teams 2010 schedule please email Brandon@philsteele.com and we’ll get it corrected.
Also don’t forget to check out our Spring Central section to get 2010 schedules, coaching changes, who’s back/who’s not and all the NFL Draft early entrants.
I will be back later this week with all the Senior Bowl/Pro Bowl coverage you need to prepare you for this weekend’s games. On Monday I will expand on the Hilton’s odds to win the 2010 BCS National Championship and give you a breakdown of each of the 50 teams including key starters back/lost.
Categories: News & Notes 2010 Returning Starters, acc, Alabama, bcs, big 10, big 12, big east, blog, Boise St, Championship, college football, CUSA, Future Schedules, independent, mac, mwc, Notre Dame, odds, Ohio St, pac 10, phil steele, SEC, Spring Central, sun belt, The Hilton, USC, wac
I hope that everyone had a nice, relaxing holiday yesterday because Saturday is shaping up to be a busy day with three bowls. Make sure to check out the Bowl Matchup Section to get the latest and greatest information on all the upcoming bowl games including, game by game stats, 2009 recaps, and checklists for every position and intangible. Let’s get to the forecasts for today:
Categories: College Bowl Notes acc, big 10, big 12, big east, big ten, Boston College, bowl standings, car care bowl, college football, conference bowl standings, conference usa, emerald bowl, independent, little caesars, little caesars pizza bowl, mac, Marshall, meineke car care bowl, mountain west, mwc, North Carolina, Ohio, pac 10, phil steele, Pittsburgh, pizza bowl, SEC, sun belt, USC, wac
One of the great debates in college football every year is which conference is the best. Fans across the country have their opinions and are usually divided to which area they live in. Many fans living in the Midwest have always felt that the Big 10 has been the best conference, while fans living in the South clearly feel that the SEC is the best. One of the ways in determining who has the best conference is taking the conference vs conference records. Since many schools schedule weaker opponents in their non-conference schedule, another key determination is taking the conference record vs bcs conferences. Read more…
Categories: College Bowl Notes acc, big 10, big 12, big east, bowl, c usa, college football, conference, football, independent, mac, mwc, Notre Dame, pac 10, phil steele, records, SEC, sun belt, teams, wac
Every week we will post my Forecasts of all the games involving Top 25 teams. As usual, it includes my computer’s projected box score for each game.
So far this year the Top 25 Forecasts have gone 144-36 80% picking the winners of each game. That record may sound great, but do keep in mind most games have involved teams that were big favorites so the majority of people will have a solid record on these games as well. On the bottom of the forecast, I have listed some Upset Specials which have pulled the upset 11 out of 22 times with Rutgers getting the upset last week over Connecticut. Combined the first nine weeks record is 155-47 77%!!
Categories: Top 25 Games acc, ap poll, big 10, big 12, big east, college football, conference usa, fbs, mac, MAC confererence, mwc, pac 10, phil steele, polls, SEC, top 25, upsets, wac