20 pointsYou know, after every week I tend to feel inspired to boast about the vaunted teams in our rankings. There's always three or four fantastic performances from these teams that makes me want to write this articles almost immediately after the games are finished. This week though? These kind of performances were lacking. The big hitters on this list were off this week. A few more managed to fall out of the rankings with performances against conference opponents. There was nothing truly inspiring outside of a game or two. Oh, and let's not forget the massive controversy regarding one of our teams. This was a wacky week for the Bottom 10. Our Week 3 list is sponsored by Appalachian State University, who apparently wants to force involvement where it shouldn't be. Also included in our sponsors is, as always, Imposter Studios. Now on to our coveted list. *Disclaimer: this list is all satire and not meant to call coaches out for being bad or to hop on the circle jerk against people. This is my list simply to poke fun at teams for either being bad or for having very questionable results. 1. Charlotte 0-and-2ers (0-2) It was a quite week in the streets of Charlotte, at least on Saturday. There were no offensive lines to mock, no quarterbacks to praise/fear for, no defenses to watch painfully. It was a week of pure bliss for the football program, and that alone might be the biggest win of the season so far for the 0-and-2ers. Reality will reach the Queen City this week, however, as the 0-and-2ers take their talent to Boca Raton to take on the team formerly known as the Fighting Randy's of F-A-Yew. 2. UMess (0-2) Another highly-ranked team on bye this past week. After two interesting performances to open the season, the college football world might finally be posed with a rather difficult question. With the North Dakota State Bison, champions of the FCS two years ago and near-victors against Georgia Tech and ranked Nevada this year, coming to Amherst, could we finally see the FCS take down an FBS team? I'll give you a quick answer: no. North Dakota State is more of an FBS team than UMess is at this point. 3. Liberty Flamed Out (0-2) Liberty wished they could have been on bye after a riveting game against the good ol' Hilltoppers from Western Kentucky. The Riley West show took all the fire from this Flamed Out team out of Lynchburg, throwing for 376 yards and a whopping 5 touchdowns on this dimly-lit defense. Liberty's David Clevenger did his best West impression by throwing 46 times (one less than West in that game). Now all he has to do is work on the completion, touchdowns, and interceptions part of his impression for it to be perfect. We'll see how his impression comes along on the big state in Ann Arbor. 4. O-3DU (0-3) The Monarchs of O-3DU tend to crown someone else as their king during a game. This week, O-3DU went down to Houston and decided to crown Rice receivers Darius Watkins and Deontray Clay as co-kings, as the two receivers combined for 246 yards and 4 touchdowns against this royally bad defense. It's the third consecutive game in which O-3DU has allowed 35 points or more; coincidentally, it's the third consecutive game in which O-3DU has scored 10 points or fewer. They're well on their way to become the monarchs of our Bottom Ten rankings, although a date with the Charlotte 0-and-2ers might eventually decide that in the last week of both teams' seasons. 5. State of Kent (0-3) The State of Kent loves showing me what they can do to move their way up our rankings. One week after giving up 35 points in a 4th-quarter meltdown, the State of Kent showcased a more long-term meltdown, giving up an astounding 42 points in the 2nd half of their 48-9 loss to the Redhawks of Miami Ohio. In fact, it was at one point that the State of Kent actually held a lead over their in-state rivals, but they're determined to solidify their place in the Bottom Ten, and for that, I have to respect the State of Kent. 6. South Alabama Baguars (0-2) We all love a good scandal, but I will not stand for the screwing over of a Bottom Ten team. If Appalachian wanted to beat the Baguars (which they should've as it was), they could've done it without an ineligible player (who happened to be the MVP of this game). They didn't need him to beat the 0-and-2ers of Charlotte, so why did they play him against the Baguars? There are so many questions around that decision, but in the end, the Baguars failed to get a win and remain on the list. On the bright side, that win may or may not stick around for the Mountaineers? 7. UNLV Reb-Ls (0-3) At some point I have to stop punishing teams for losing to Oregon State. I can, however, punish teams for blowing a halftime lead without scoring any points in the 2nd half, as I did with the State of Kent earlier. The Reb-Ls were doing the impossible by beating the Beavers 17-10. Then the Reb-Ls realized what the bigger prize was. How else would they get name recognition if they were to leave this list? The Reb-Ls summoned their inner Kent and gave up 24 second half points in a 34-17 loss, sealing their place in the Bottom Ten for another week, thus letting the world continue to remember their existence. 8. North Carolina Tar Holes (0-2) It's a bit sudden to move the Tar Holes up two places after a bye week, but I had to account for the removal of the UAB Blamers and the Boys of Troy, and the following two teams in this list don't strike me as worthy of Bottom 8 status yet. The most inefficient offense in the Atlantic Coast Conference finds itself in what could be a reservation game for this list; they host the Kansas State Wildcats, who most notably got their hide handed to them by the Akron Zips. It's not often that we get a Power 5 stinker, but boy will this be a stinky one. 9. LolTech (0-2) Speaking of reservation games, it was LolTech who fell in a showdown against the Blamers of UAB this past week, thus earning their spot in the prestigious Bottom Ten while sending the Blamers off the list. The game itself was worthy of being on this list, with a combined four turnovers (plus a self-recovered fumble), three recorded drops, and some pretty awful passing from LolTech. LolTech went 50% in the passing game, converted 43.75% of their third downs, and converted 0% of the win. Next comes Rice. Next comes McLean. Next comes typical LolTech. 10. Florida State SemiNOs (0-3) Y'all thought I wouldn't put two ACC teams on this list, didn't you? I gave the SemiNOs the benefit of the doubt last week, but after another duck of a game against Virginia Tech, I couldn't resist the notion any longer. Red Mosher started at quarterback surprisingly, but his offensive performance was not-so-surprising. The SemiNOs have given up 30+ points in every game so far while only scoring a maximum of 16 points. Those are Conference-USA numbers. The SemiNOs are not a Conference-USA team. But the SemiNOs are playing a lot like one right now. Don't be the SemiNOs. Honorable Mentions: CC-Eww (0-2), Sinsee Bearcats (0-2), Boys of Troy (1-2), UAB Lamers (1-2), Georgia Southern-Not-State Eagles (0-2), Ineligible transfers (1-1, 2-0 if you count individual performances and not team performances) Editor's Note: Let me know what you guys think in the comments and what I can improve on when it comes to these. I'm always looking to improve the media I put out!
19 pointsJust like the title says, I got curious about some info about the First Round of the Draft All-Time and decided to make some Pivot Tables and find some cool stuff. I will include my data at the end. What started this off was a conversation between Rome and I about what specific college team had the most first rounders (i.e. the irl 2001 Miami Hurricanes had like 8 future First Rounders on that team). That will be at the end, because I felt there were some other really cool things to go through before we get there. Let's get started y'all. College Teams with the Most First Round Picks. 1. Penn State - 13 t2. Florida State - 8 t2. Michigan - 8 t2. USC - 8 t2. Virginia Tech - 8 t2. Wisconsin - 8 3. Michigan State - 7 I don't think any of those schools are particularly surprising. What's maybe surprising is who's msising: Alabama (6) Ohio State (6) Oklahoma (6) LSU (5) These schools were close, but just barely missed the cut of the "Top" Teams. Top Positions Taken 1. Defensive End - 30 2. Cornerback - 29 3. Wide Receiver - 24 There's one glaring omission, Quarterback. There have been 23 QB's taken all time. And their prevalence is going down (5 in 2014, 4 in 2015, 2 each in 2019-2021). I think part of that is how reliable first round QB's tend to be. Of all the positions taken in the first round, the one with the fewest selections is Tight End with 4 followed by Free Safety with 5. What Positions Have Teams Taken the Most? This one is a little different. I decided to see what position each team has taken by year. Here's what I found: There have been 28 Instances of teams taking a Certain Position more than once in First Round History, of those: 8 were Defense Ends 7 were Cornerbacks 3 were Quarterbacks 3 were Outside Linebackers 3 were Wide Receivers The teams who have chosen QB's twice are: Chicago (Norris Brooksheer and Mohammed Foster) Cincinnati (Blake Shell and Joel King) New Orleans (Allan Taylor and Aaron Deveraux) Only once has a team taken one Position twice in the same draft: 2016 - Carolina Panthers selected DE Ron Rice at 11 and DE Kendrick Droughns at 13. Most Common NFLHC-CFBHC Pairings? In this section, we look at which NFLHC teams have taken the most players from the same College (unfortunately, there's 15 instances of 2, no one NFLHC team has taken more than 2 from any one CFBHC team) Baltimore Ravens - Texas Longhorns LA Chargers - Alabama Crimson Tide Cincinnati Bengals - USC Trojans Cleveland Browns - Penn State Nittany Lions Dallas Cowboys - Penn State Nittany Lions Houston Texans - Ohio State Buckeyes* Houston Texans - Virginia Tech Hokies Jacksonville Jaguars - Notre Dame Fighting Irish* Miami Dolphins - Florida Gators Minnesota Vikings - USC Trojans New England Patriots - Wisconsin Badgers New York Giants - Florida State Seminoles LA Rams - Penn State Nittany Lions Seattle Seahawks - Oregon Ducks The * indicate those two picks were in the same draft. In the 2016 Draft, the Texans picked both CB DeAndre Hawkins and OT Matt Bogle out of Ohio State In the 2014 Draft, the Jaguars picked both QB Kareem Taylor and RB James Bush out of Notre Dame. Which CFBHC Team had the most Picks in one Individual Draft? That honor belongs to Ohio State in 2016. Their picks were: 13. DE Kendrick Droughns to Carolina 14. CB DeAndre Hawkins to Houston 20. OT Matt Bogle to Houston 22. RB Marcus Barry to Tampa Bay And now, the Grand Finale: Which Individual Class had the Most Future First Round Picks (not including players who were a RS)? Unfortunately, we don't have one King at the top of the Mountain. We have: 2013 USC 2014 USC 2017 Penn State All with 7. Depth Charts: The 2014 Virginia Tech Hokies and 2013 Florida State Seminoles each had 6 players eventually taken in the 1st Round. 2nd Finale, Teams with Most Future First Round Players Taken (including RS): Again, no one team stands tall. 2014 Penn State 2015 Miami Hurricanes 2015 Michigan 2015 USC 2016 Miami Hurricanes All had 6. Depth Charts: 2016 Penn State 2013 Oklahoma 2015 Virginia Tech All tied for 2nd with 5 Players taken (including Red-Shirted Players) Addition: Most Players of a Specific Position Drafted by a School This was requested by @SlinkyJr. There's a new tab called "Slinky" that summarizes this whole thing. Essentially, is there a QB U, or RB U, etc? Turns out, kind of not really. There are 4 CFBHC teams who have 3 players from a certain position get drafted in the First Round. Michigan - DE (Ron Rice, Jared Self, Carlos Washington) Michigan State - OT (Tron Moses, Robert Haynes, Mike Woods) Virginia Tech - OG (Joe Farmer, LaMont Sherriff, Jason Osorio) Wisconsin - QB (Darrell Murphy, Erik Wegert, Lawyer Johnson) Additionally, there is one occasion of two players from the same CFBHC team that play the same position get drafted in the same First Round. Florida State - 2017: Grey Brown - Detroit Glenn Boyd - Jacksonville Link to Data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b1DLiyM-6Yat-5whaGurIpe5OTELJ9seS16qOcLn5vw/edit?usp=sharing I'm sure there's cool stuff I'm missing, so if you find something, point it out in the comments. I'd love to see what interesting data points I missed out on.
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