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    2. [2018] Champions League Round of 16 - First Leg Reports + Discussion

      Wednesday, February 21st Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 2-1 Roma (ITA) Metalist Stadium - Kharkiv, Ukraine SHA Formation: 4-2-3-1 GK: 30 Andriy Pyatov LB: 31 Ismaily CB: 44 Yaroslav Rakitskiy CB: 4 Sergey Krivtsov (subbed 45'+3') RB: 2 Bohdan Butko LDM: 8 Fred (Goal 71') RDM: 6 Taras Stepanenko LM: 10 Bernard (subbed 90'+2') CM: 7 Taison (YC 90'+1') RM: 11 Marlos ST: 19 Facundo Ferreyra (Goal 52', YC 80') Substitutes 18 Ivan Ordets (45'+3' Krivtsov) 74 Viktor Kovalenko (90'+2' Bernard) ASR Formation: 4-2-3-1 GK: 1 Alisson LB: 11 Aleksander Kolarov CB: 20 Federico Fazio CB: 44 Kostas Manolas RB: 24 Alessandro Florenzi (subbed 72') LDM: 6 Kevin Strootman RDM: 16 Daniele De Rossi LM: 8 Diego Perotti (YC 90'+1') CM: 4 Radja Nainggolan (subbed 83') RM: 17 Cengiz Ünder (Goal 41', subbed 71') ST: 9 Edin Džeko Substitutes 30 Gerson (71' Ünder) 25 Bruno Peres (72' Florenzi) 23 Grégoire Defrel (83' Nainggolan)
    3. Tuesday, February 13th Juventus (ITA) 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) Juventus Stadium - Turin, Italy JUV Formation: 4-2-3-1 GK: 1 Gianluigi Buffon LB: 12 Alex Sandro CB: 3 Giorgio Chiellini CB: 4 Medhi Benatia (YC 45') RB: 2 Mattia De Sciglio CDM: 5 Miralem Pjanic CDM: 6 Sami Khedira (subbed 66') LM: 17 Mario Mandzukic (subbed 76') CM: 11 Douglas Costa (subbed 90'+2') RM: 33 Federico Bernadeschi ST: 9 Gonzalo Higuain (Goal 2', Goal 9' PEN, YC: 60') Substitutes: 30 Rodrigo Bentancur (66' Khedira, YC 80') 27 Stefano Sturaro (76' Mandzukic) 22 Kwadwo Asamoah (90'+2' Costa) TOT Formation: 4-2-3-1 GK: 1 Hugo Lloris LB: 33 Ben Davies (YC 8') CB: 5 Jan Vertonghen CB: 6 Davinson Sanchez RB: 24 Serge Aurier (YC 47') CDM: 15 Eric Dier CDM: 19 Mousa Dembélé LM: 11 Erik Lamela (subbed 89') CM: 20 Dele Alli (subbed 83') RM: 23 Christian Eriksen (Goal 71', subbed 90'+2') ST: 10 Harry Kane (Goal 35') Substitutes: 7 Son Heung-Min (83' Alli) 27 Lucas Moura (89' Lamela) 12 Victor Wanyama (90'+2' Eriksen)
    4. [2018] Champions League Round of 16 - First Leg Reports + Discussion

      Wednesday, February 21st Sevilla (ESP) 0-0 Manchester United (ENG) Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium - Seville, Spain SEV Formation: 4-2-3-1 GK: 1 Sergio Rico LB: 18 Sergio Escudero CB: 5 Clément Lenglet CB: 25 Gabriel Mercado RB: 16 Jesús Navas LDM: 10 Éver Banega (subbed 89') RDM: 15 Steven N'Zonzi (YC 21') LM: 11 Joaquín Correa CM: 22 Franco Vázquez RM: 17 Pablo Sarabia ST: 20 Luis Muriel (subbed 85') Substitutes 99 Sandro Ramírez (85' Muriel) 14 Guido Pizarro (89' Banega) MAN Formation: 4-3-3 GK: 1 David de Gea LB: 18 Ashley Young CB: 2 Victor Lindelöf CB: 12 Chris Smalling RB: 25 Antonio Valencia LM: 39 Scott McTominay CM: 31 Nemanja Matic RM: 21 Ander Herrera (subbed 17') LW: 7 Alexis Sánchez (YC 41') ST: 9 Romelu Lukaku (subbed 75') RW: 8 Juan Mata (subbed 80') Substitutes 6 Paul Pogba (17' Herrera) 19 Marcus Rashford (75' Lukaku) 11 Anthony Martial (80' Mata)
    5. [2018] Champions League Round of 16 - First Leg Reports + Discussion

      Tuesday, February 20th Chelsea (ENG) 1-1 Barcelona (ESP) Stamford Bridge - London, England CHE Formation: 3-4-2-1 GK: 13 Thibaut Courtois LCB: 2 Antonio Rüdiger (YC 80') CB: 27 Andreas Christensen RCB: 28 César Azpilicueta LWB: 15 Victor Moses LDM: 4 Cesc Fàbregas (subbed 84') RDM: 7 N'Golo Kanté RWB: 3 Marcos Alonso LCF: 10 Eden Hazard RCF: 22 Willian (Goal 62') ST: 11 Pedro (subbed 83') Substitutes 9 Álvaro Morata (83' Pedro, YC 86') 6 Danny Drinkwater (84' Fàbregas) BAR Formation: 4-4-2 GK: 1 Marc-André ter Stegen LB: 18 Jordi Alba CB: 23 Samuel Umtiti CB: 3 Gerard Piqué RB: 20 Sergi Roberto LM: 8 Andrés Iniesta (subbed 90'+2') LCM: 5 Sergio Busquets (YC 90') RCM: 4 Ivan Rakitić (YC 29') RM: 15 Paulinho (subbed 63') LS: 9 Luis Suárez (YC 76') RS: 10 Lionel Messi (Goal 75') Substitutes 21 André Gomes (63' Paulinho) 22 Aleix Vidal (90'+2' Iniesta)
    6. [2018] Champions League Round of 16 - First Leg Reports + Discussion

      Tuesday, February 20th Bayern München (GER) 5-0 Beşiktaş (TUR) Allianz Arena - Munich, Germany BAY Formation: 4-3-3 GK: 26 Sven Ulreich LB: 27 David Alaba CB: 5 Mats Hummels CB: 17 Jérôme Boateng RB: 32 JoshuRa Kimmich LM: Arturo Vidal (subbed 83') CM: 8 Javi Martinez RM: 11 James Rodriguez (subbed 44') LW: 29 Kingsley Coman (Goal 52', subbed 81') ST: 9 Robert Lewandoski (Goal 79', Goal 88', YC 38') RW: 25 Thomas Müller (Goal 43', Goal 66') Substitutes 10 Arjen Robben (44' Rodriguez) 7 Franck Ribéry (81' Coman) 24 Corentin Tolisso (83' Vidal) BES Formation: 4-2-3-1 GK: 1 Fabri LB: 88 Caner Erkin (subbed 69') CB: 21 Domagoj Vida (RC 16') CB: 5 Pepe (YC 62') RB: 3 Adriano LDM: 13 Atiba Hutchinson RDM: 12 Gary Medel (subbed 85') LM: 8 Ryan Babel CM: 94 Anderson Talisca RM: 7 Ricardo Quaresma (YC 33') ST: 30 Vagner Love (subbed 57') Substitutes 6 Duško Tošić (57' Love, YC 90'+3') 77 Gökhan Gönül (69' Erkin) 18 Tolgay Arslan (85' Medel)
    7. [AU] Coach your least favorite school

      I can't do mine because: 1) They're not an actual school and 2) Darman already took it
    8. [2018] Champions League Round of 16 - First Leg Reports + Discussion

      As a Liverpool supporter, that thrashing at Porto was probably the most complete performance I've seen all year. Control of the midfield was insane with Milner putting in the work I expected throughout last season's campaign. Defense was superb, and the Van Dijk-Lovren pairing might have some merit to it. Andy Robertson is easily my favorite signing from the summer window with how solid he's been on the left flank. Front three were given time to work and made the most of it, and I'm pretty happy to see Mané on the scoresheet again. Porto weren't good, but holy fuck were we on point outside of the first 10-15 minutes. This tie is all but over as the only non-English side to ever beat us by more than 1 goal at Anfield was Real Madrid back in 2014 (3-0 defeat). Porto don't have nearly the quality of that Real Madrid side, meaning the chances of them accomplishing a 5-goal turnaround at Anfieid is virtually zero.
    9. [2018] Champions League Round of 16 - First Leg Reports + Discussion

      Wednesday, February 14th FC Porto (POR) 0-5 Liverpool (ENG) Estádio do Dragão - Porto, Portugal POR Formation: 4-2-3-1 GK: 12 José Sá LB: 13 Alex Telles CB: 5 Iván Marcano CB: 23 Diego Reyes RB: 21 Ricardo Pereira LDM: 16 Héctor Herrera RDM: 27 Sérgio Oliveira LM: 8 Yacine Brahimi (subbed 62') CM: 25 Otávio (subbed 45') RM: 11 Moussa Marega ST: 29 Tiquinho Soares (subbed 74') Substitutes: 17 Jesús Corona (45' Otávio) 18 Majeed Waris (62' Brahimi) 14 Gonçalo Paciência (74' Soares) LIV Formation: 4-3-3 GK 1 Loris Karius LB: 26 Andy Robertson CB: 4 Virgil Van Dyke CB: 6 Dejan Lovren RB: 66 Trent Alexander-Arnold (subbed 79') LM: 5 Georginio Wijnaldum CM: 14 Jordan Henderson (subbed 75') RM: 7 James Milner LW: Sadio Mané (Goal 25', Goal 53', Goal 85') CF: Roberto Firmino (Goal 69', subbed 80') RW: Mohamed Salah (Goal 29') Substitutes: 32 Joël Matip (75' Henderson) 12 Joe Gomez (79' Alexander-Arnold) 28 Danny Ings (80' Firmino)
    10. [2018] Champions League Round of 16 - First Leg Reports + Discussion

      Wednesday, February 14th Real Madrid (ESP) 3-1 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) Santiago Bernabéu - Madrid, Spain RMA Formation: 4-3-1-2 GK: 1 Keylor Navas LB: 12 Marcelo (Goal 86') CB: 4 Sergio Ramos CB: 5 Raphaël Varane RB: 6 Nacho (YC 78') LM: 8 Toni Kroos CM: 14 Casemiro (subbed 79') RM: 10 Luka Modric CAM: 22 Isco (YC 32', subbed 79') LS: 7 Cristiano Ronaldo (Goal 45', Goal 83') RS: 9 Karim Benzema (subbed 68') Substitutes: 11 Gareth Bale (68' Benzema) 17 Lucas Vázquez (79' Casemiro) 20 Marco Asensio (79' Isco) PSG Formation: 4-3-3 GK: 16 Alphonse Aréola LB: 17 Yuri Berchiche CB: 3 Presnel Kimpembe CB: 5 Marquinhos RB: 32 Dani Alves LM: 25 Adrien Rabiot (Goal 33', YC 64') CM: 18 Giovani Lo Celso (YC 25', subbed 84') RM: 6 Marco Verratti LW: 10 Neymar (YC 14') ST: 9 Edinson Cavani (subbed 66') RW: 29 Kylian Mbappé Substitutes: 12 Thomas Meunier (66' Cavani, YC 90') 23 Julian Draxler (84' Lo Celso)
    11. [2018] Champions League Round of 16 - First Leg Reports + Discussion

      Tuesday, February 13th FC Basel (SWI) 0-4 Manchester City (ENG) St. Jakob-Park - Basel, Switzerland BAS Formation: 3-4-3 GK: 1 Tomás Vaclík LCB: 17 Marek Suchy CB: 3 Léo Lacroix RCB: 34 Taulant Xhaka (YC 38') LM: 25 Blás Riveros LCM: 20 Serey Dié (YC 89') RCM: 6 Fabien Fry RM: 5 Michael Lang LW: 24 Mohammed Elyounoussi (subbed 85') ST: 19 Dimitri Oberlin RW: 14 Valentin Stocker (subbed 71') Substitutes: 22 Albian Ajeti (71' Stocker) 33 Kevin Bua (85' Elyounoussi) MCI Formation: 4-3-3 GK: 31 Ederson LB: 18 Fabian Delph CB: 30 Nicolás Otamendi CB: 4 Vincent Kompany RB: 2 Kyle Walker LM: 8 Ilkay Gündogan (Goal 14', Goal 53', YC 89') CM: 25 Fernandinho (YC 59') RM: 17 Kevin De Bruyne (subbed 63') LW: 7 Raheem Sterling (subbed 57') ST: 10 Sergio Agüero (Goal 23', subbed 85') RW: 20 Bernardo Silva (Goal 18') Substitutes: 19 Leroy Sané (57' Sterling) 21 David Silva (63' De Bruyne) 3 Danilo (85' Agüero)
    12. [2021] Week #7 - FNF

      Good games dude. Didn't think I'd be able to stifle Palmer like that, nor did I think the offense would kick off like it did in clutch time. Best of luck with the rest of the season dude
    13. Week 6 Recap Winners: 34-20 at UNC, 31-23 at GT, 17-10 FSU, 24-7 at UVA, 45-18 at VT Losers: 20-34 Pitt, 23-31 Clem, 10-17 at Cuse, 7-24 LVL, 17-27 at ND, 18-45 BC Players of the Week: Offense: QB Miles Carmichael, Boston College - 23 for 35 (65.71%) for 300 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT (166.00 QBR) Defense: FS Logan Harley, Syracuse - 3 tackles, 2 INT, 1 PD Special Teams - K Leon O'Leary, Georgia Tech - 2/2 PAT, 3/3 FG, long of 52 Week 7 Previews Teams On Bye: Boston College (4-1), Florida State (1-4), Syracuse (4-1), North Carolina (0-5) Friday Night Football Raleigh, NC - Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-1) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (2-2) Headliner: Back On Track? This pair of North Carolina teams are both coming off a loss, albeit the Wolfpack's loss came two weeks ago. Wake played a respectable game against Notre Dame last week, though their offense finally stumbled and their defense didn't look as sharp. The Wolfpack were abysmal offensively against Syracuse, ruining chances created by a very opportunistic defense. The Pack have shown potential so far, but can that be realized against a Wake team that's trying to get back on rhythm? Likewise, can Wake rebound from a disappointing loss against a team that poses problems for the offense? Injuries: None. Player to Watch, Wake: WR DeShaun Pickens. Pickens lines up against Kamari Cheatham in what should be a very entertaining CB-WR matchup throughout the game. Cheatham hasn't fully realized his potential as a top corner, but his performances four games into his final season have been promising, but Pickens looks to be the toughest receiver he's played so far. The 6-4 junior has opened up Wake's other receivers, and while those receivers will get plenty of looks against a young secondary, it will be the performance of Pickens that determines how effective Wake can move the ball through the air. Player to Watch, NCSU: ILB Soloman Mahan. Forget looks at the Wolfpack offense right now; Wake's two-headed machine will cause problems for a resolute but inexperienced defense. Mahan has been solid in commanding the defense through the first quarter of the season, but with Kyle Palmer a renewed force to be reckoned with on the ground and James Betts proving to be a competent quarterback, Mahan will have to have this defense in top shape. In particular, Mahan will have to find a solution to Palmer's explosiveness on the outside, something that has plagued all but Notre Dame thus far. Prediction: 27-16 . Realistically there's not much going for the Wolfpack offense, and that will bode well for Wake's explosive offense. While the Wolfpack defense has been near unstoppable since the opening week loss to Washington, the offense has been merely average to below-average, hitting a new low against Syracuse two weeks ago. Wake hasn't shown any true signs of slowing down, and I doubt that happens against NC State. Saturday to follow below if someone has time. I'm out this weekend in preparations for a large tournament.
    14. Trade Discussion: Who Won? Panthers or Texans

      What is shown is the player relief the Texans got from trading a washed up player like Seaverns who just happens to have a godawful contract
    15. The power struggles at the top of the conference continued once again, with the newly-appointed Hokies being torn to shreds in front of their passionate home fans at Lane Stadium. A highly-anticipated showdown in Charlottesville ended up being a huge dud for one unfortunate team, though the rest of the conference slate produced some rather intriguing results. No marquee games take place at the top of the conference this week, but some very important games for teams with postseason hopes will highlight the conference slate. But for now, here's the current lay of the land: 1. Boston College Eagles (4-1, Prev. 3, +2) My oh my was that a showing by the Eagles. Miles Carmichael has risen to the top of the quarterback echelon in the ACC, leading the conference in total yards passing and is tied with the most passing touchdowns. His recent 300-yard, 3 TD performance in front of a rowdy crowd at Lane Stadium will go down as one of the best performances in the conference this year, and that dominating win in Blacksburg will surely cement Boston College as a conference favorite. They play Florida State in two weeks, but while the name brings up memories of massive divisional clashes, the current form of the Seminoles sees this as a projected easy win for Boston College. 2. Duke Blue Devils (3-1, Prev. 2, +/-0) Not much going on for the Blue Devils on their bye week. The only thing potentially stopping Duke in the Coastal Division right now, outside of the Hokies, are the injuries sustained by the defense. Whereas the offense has been soaring under Bryce Thompson (averaged over 30 points per game), a season-ending injury to strong safety Jordan Reeves and the continued absence of inside linebacker K.K. Sykes has left the defense a bit exposed, though the scoreline won't show it. How much of that changes against an Iowa State team with a monster running game? DeSean Madison burned the Devils once already; can Kofi McCullough do it just the same? 3. Virginia Tech Hokies (3-1, Prev. 1, -2) What a dud. Beckett Morrison finally came back down to Earth, throwing three interceptions and completing under 50% of his 30 passes while only being able to score with the game well out of hand in the fourth quarter. It was far and away Virginia Tech's worse offensive showing of the year; the Hokies put up just about 150 less yards than their previous worst outing (380 against Oklahoma State), and their 18 points against the Eagles showed to be the first time the Hokies had managed under 30 points in a game, let alone 20. Miami comes to town, and the Hokies will have to rebound fast averaging 16.25 points allowed per game. 4. Clemson Tigers (2-2, Prev. 4, +/-0) It was an odd performance of sorts for the Tigers, who managed to squeak by in Atlanta against the Yellow Jackets. The defense sacked Josh Beckett a resounding five times and forced a turnover, but the defense gave up over 350 yards for the third time in four games. A win is a win is a win however, and the Tigers remain a team to be reckoned with in conference play, especially with freshman running back Josiah Brock starting to find his groove. Washington State is up next, and while the Cougars seem to be underachieving, a passing offense not to be underestimated could spell trouble for the Tigers. 5. Louisville Cardinals (3-1, Prev. 5, +/-0) In case it hasn't been evident, the Cardinals will live and die by the run. DeSean Dockery averages 144 yards per game rushing, but the Cardinals average just 283.50 yards per game and 22.75 points per game. Dockery's been great sure, but the downright awful play of sophomore quarterback Harrison Pratt (48.28% passing, 121.75 yards per game, 86.10 QBR) has led to a rather inconsistent offense. The offense fell apart against Clemson and wasn't nearly as explosive against Virginia (outside of Dockery), with the latter game being saved by a fantastic defensive showing against a freshman quarterback with a ton of inconsistencies in his play. Georgia Tech comes to town this week, and while Dockery should continue his consistent onslaught, the defense will have to step up against the high-flying Jackets. 6. Miami (FL) Hurricanes (3-1, Prev. 6, +2) It's really hard to determine where this Miami team sits right now. The Hurricanes looked good in beating Boise and narrowly losing to Boston College, but the game against Boise remains the only time the 'Canes have scored more than 30 points, and that includes a game against a North Carolina side averaging over 30 points allowed per game. With starting guard Albert Palacios out for an extended time due to a mild shoulder rotator cuff, the offense might see some slight regression; this does not bode well as the 'Canes take a trip to Blacksburg against Virginia Tech. 7. Syracuse Orange (4-1, Prev. 9, +2) Syracuse continues to have Florida State's number, picking up their third win in four seasons with a 17-10 over the Seminoles. Like Miami, it's hard to really gauge where this Syracuse team is at the moment; while their defense has allowed a remarkable 15.40 points per game, the Orange have also only beaten UConn, Tulane, NC State, and Florida State, none of which are known for having good offenses. It's not to discredit the performance of the Orange by any means as they'll surely be heading to a bowl game, but with games remaining against Clemson, Auburn, Louisville, and Boston College, we're yet to see how this team stacks up to the best of the conference and, to an extent, the country. 8. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-1, Prev. 6, -2) The Demon Deacons finally hit a wall against the Fighting Irish, with the offense mustering just 226 total yards while turning the ball over twice. Wake may not have come out on top, but it's a performance that, at least to me, shows that Wake can be a tough outing for any team in the conference; it's worth nothing that their 27-17 loss to Notre Dame was far better than Boston College's 38-13 loss to the same team. We'll see Wake take action against rivals NC State this Friday in what should be a rebound game, though a stingy Wolfpack defense could lead to a possible letdown game in Raleigh. 9. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-2, Prev. 10, +1) The Yellow Jackets lost to Clemson this week, but I'm led to believe that the Yellow Jackets are primed for a return to the postseason after an exceptional performance in Atlanta. The offense went toe-to-toe with the Tigers despite a shambolic offensive line performance (five sacks allowed), with Beckett only turning the ball over once, and the defense was able to force a pair of interceptions from Jamel Armstrong. Assuming they can get a passable performance from the running game and offensive line, this team could give a lot of contenders trouble, potentially starting with Louisville this weekend. 10. Virginia Cavaliers (2-2, Prev. 7, -3) What do we make of the Cavaliers? Sure, Louisville is a stronger team than Eastern Michigan, but for Mike Lucas (9/26 passing, 1 TD, 3 INT) to put up this kind of performance in what should've been an evenly-contested game raises massive questions about this offense. Reginald Saunders is good but can't carry this offense like DeSean Dockery does for Louisville, and the receivers have yet to establish any confidence with Lucas at quarterback. Will we see more of the team that beat Army and dismantled EMU? Or will we see more of the team that fell to West Virginia and was absolutely pitiful against Louisville? A neutral-site game against Notre Dame might offer little answers. 11. North Carolina State Wolfpack (2-2, Prev. 11, +/-0) Jacob Eubanks returns to top form after playing through a thumb injury against Syracuse, and the Pack play host to a Wake Forest side that offers the best of both worlds offensively. Wake seems to be the best offense that the Pack will have played so far, so we should be able to see whether or not a Wolfpack defense averaging 262.25 yards allowed per game and 18.00 points allowed per game is as good as the numbers say. Outside of that, what will the offense be able to show? Inconsistency from running back Keith Harley and a consistently average passing game might not perform well against a porous but respectable Wake defense. 12. Pittsburgh Panthers (1-4, Prev. 13, +1) So Pittsburgh has proven not to be the worst team in the conference! Messiah Winston put on a show offensively in throwing for 380 yards and two touchdowns while completing a stunning 82.14% of his passes, albeit against North Carolina. Giving up 20 points to the Heels' conference-worse scoring offense might be concerning, but at this point, a win is a win for the Panthers. A road trip to Army offers the slight possibility of a second win assuming Winston can repeat this fantastic performance despite the absence of Franklin Pineda to injury. 13. Florida State Seminoles (1-4, Prev. 12, -1) If the 'Noles couldn't beat Syracuse, can they really beat anyone else in conference play outside of NC State? Quarterback Brett England showed that the 'Noles won't have a good option behind center this season, only being slightly better than the man he replaced in Red Mosher. The defense may be able to hold its own in some games (as they showed against the Orange), but without so much as a pulse from the offense, it's hard to see the Seminoles winning any more games this season outside of that trip to Raleigh towards the end of the year. 14. North Carolina Tar Heels (0-5, Prev. 14, +/-0) Whereas the Seminoles have won a game, it's hard seeing the Heels win any this season. Sebastian Norwood didn't look awful against the Pittsburgh defense, but there is absolutely nothing coming from the rushing game. For reference of how bad the ground game is, consider that there have been seven individual performances from ACC running backs (Dockery x3, Saunders x2, Kyle Palmer, Josiah Brock) in one game that have exceeded the Tar Heels' TOTAL rushing yards all season (112). The defense remains godawful despite some potential pro talent, and the Heels have yet to be truly competitive in any game this season. Syracuse and NC State remain on the schedule, but at this rate, are even those manageable?
    16. [2021] Week 6 Headlines

      Prime Time Push Saints bottle up Arturo Pacheco in tight 21-14 battle on Monday night. The Texans put up just 280 yards of offense.
    17. Combining two weeks into one? Now we're getting spicy, except not really. In truth, the work schedule of yours truly had to override the ten suckers from last week's rankings, thus leading me to combine the past two weeks into this single ranking. Don't worry, I'll still let you know how last week shaped up seeing as there was quite a bit of movement. Perennial Top 5 team South Alabama found victory in the form of Bottom Ten-newcomer New Mexico State, earning them a one-way flight out of the Bottom Ten; the Jaguars decided to take it a step further with a second-consecutive victory this week, so the bags they once donned are long gone for the time being. That's really it for last week. Everyone else kept being themselves with either crushing defeats or very tight losses with other Bottom Ten contenders. Here is how the list looked last week: 1. UMess 2. Charlotte 0-and-4ers 3. Liberty Flamed Out 4. State of Kent 5. O-4DU 6. UNLV Reb-Ls 7. North Carolina Tar Holes 8. New Mexico State ALDIs 9. LolTech 10. UConned But wait! This list is super outdated! Week 6 brought not one, but TWO newcomers. LolTech found their way off the list after just three weeks, dooming another team to the Bottom Ten. UConned, in the meantime, disappears for a week simply because their football literally disappeared from the playing field. So who takes over and joins this small group of prestigious teams? Find out below. This week's list is presented by the great folks at Great Value, providing discount products at discounted prices! There's even Great Value products of Great Value products! 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 out coaches 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. UMess (0-5) We're nearly halfway through the season, and UMess is approaching some seldom-charted waters. There have been a few instances where a team wins a game over the span of two seasons, but to go two full seasons without putting a "1" in the win column? That's increasingly rare, but after back-to-back blowout defeats to Bowling Green (45-24 in Amherst) and Penn State (66-0 in Happy Valley). the opportunities for a win are quickly fading. A trifecta of Sun Belt games give hope, as does a home showdown with fellow Bottom Three member Liberty, but the fact that those are the only semi-winnable games should speak volumes about the current position of UMess. 2. Charlotte 0-and-5ers (0-5) Whereas UMess gets blown out by better teams on a week-to-week basis, the Charlotte 0-and-5ers keep losing tight games to competition arguably at the same level. A week after a semi-crushing loss to former Bottom Ten member South Flawrida, the 0-and-5ers let another former Bottom Ten member, the UAB Lamers, quite literally walk through the offensive line in sacking Chris Billings three times in a 23-21 loss. Billings is somehow still among the living, but opportunities for a victory this season are quickly approaching death, with only one Bottom Ten member left on the schedule in O-5DU. 3. Liberty Flamed Out (0-4) I was very prepared to write about this Flamed Out team last week after a 55-0 shellacking at HOME to Buffalo, but prior arrangements came up. Instead, I can write about them here! Through two games against Michigan and Buffalo (the latter of which is struggling on their own), Liberty's David Clevenger has thrown TEN whopping interceptions and has been sacked SIXTEEN times! If it weren't for the fact that the 0-and-5ers were losing to teams in consideration for the Bottom Ten, Liberty would be an easy choice for second on the Bottom Ten rankings. Will Clevenger make it through the season? Will the offense learn how to score again? Why can't Liberty and Charlotte play for the title of worst offensive line? 4. State of Kent (0-5) There were no fourth-quarter collapses these past two weeks, with the State of Kent going scoreless against Illinois (26-0) and trailing by 12 going into the half against Northern Illinois (28-16). As opposed to the reoccurring theme of the teams above them in the power rankings, there's always a feeling that the State of Kent can win games. In the MAC, that's incredibly doable, but the absence of Harrison Mullin might erase a lot of those chances at victory. Outside of WMU, Oregon, and potentially Akron, the remaining schedule isn't terribly hard for the State of Kent, but whipping that offense into shape is a must if they're to escape. 5. O-5DU (0-5) I can only go so far with that name, right? O-5DU actually played Riley West and Western Kentucky close, only to turn around with a flat 35-0 loss to the U.S. Army. Still, there's a sign of hope, and with a closing stretch of four games against Bottom Ten contenders, the opportunities are plenty for 0-5DU. That, however requires this poor offense to break their season-high of 20 points, and that's proving harder to do than my ability to come up with a backup name for O-5DU in case they finally win a game. My inbox is always open to suggestions. Their offense is not. 6. UNLV Reb-Ls (0-5) If there was any doubt about the inclusion of the Reb-Ls on this list, the past two weeks have completely cemented their place in the Bottom Ten. After Rice's Eric McLean continued his streak of impressive performances against his fourth Bottom Ten team in a row (49-14), New Mexico finally found their bite and relived a bit of the glory days with a smashing victory over the Reb-Ls (34-14). The defense has let the bottom fall out in recent weeks, and with an offense unable to live up to the school's actual name, the Reb-Ls no longer look like a threat to win games. This can change with a few toothless teams left on the schedule, including one current Bottom Ten team, but the verdict on this season is already out. The Reb-Ls could be here all season. 7. New Mexico State ALDIs (0-5) Because ALDI is the Great Value of Great Value, and the Aggies are easily the ALDI version of Texas A&M, with Utah State sandwiched in the middle (thanks to Tuscan for the name). I was reluctant to add the ALDIs on this list at the beginning of the season, but they could no longer escape the bottomless pit that is the Bottom Ten when they dropped a game to former Bottom Five member South Alabama. The ALDIs have that feel that they can win a game against the right opponent, but the South Alabama loss disproved that immediately. In their immediate wait lies a Bottom Ten near-contender, a current Bottom Ten team, and a former Bottom Ten team. Surely they can find a way to not put out a discount performance, right? 8. North Carolina Tar Holes (0-5) The Tar Holes had arguably three winnable games on their schedule. Over the past two weeks, they've lost two of those games. The offense lacked an ability to charge like a ram in a bad loss to Miami-South (23-7), then found that their defense was about as unbreakable as a small twig in a loss to Pittsburgh (34-20). Their only hope arguably lies in their season-finale against NC State, although the Tar Holes have historically bullied Duke. Without any form of running game at all, though, how possible is a win? The Tar Holes have proven to be the worst team in a slightly mediocre ACC, but they can take solace in not being the worst team in the state of North Carolina. 9. Texas-North (0-4) And here we have it: the first technical newcomers on the Week 6 rankings. Texas-North landed in the consideration group a few weeks ago with a disastrous 40-7 loss to San Diego State, and now they've cemented their place in the Bottom Ten this week after falling to then-7th ranked LolTech at home. The team clearly has a trend of building success off of one player before disappearing for a season or two, with the departure of Javier Grady once again proving this after last year's 6-win effort. Nowadays, the offense is rather dead and the defense rarely finds pressure, with last week's game against paper-thin LolTech being the exception. The good news for Texas-North is that their next four games (and five of their next six) are against teams in consideration for or already in the Bottom Ten. 10. San No-se State (0-5) The second of our newcomers! San No-se has been in consideration for a while, accumulating losses to NC State (23-13) and Bottom Ten outsider Sinsea (24-19) before finally landing on the list with a no-show against Nevada (38-7). The defense has been poor throughout the season, but the secondary in particular has been completely ravaged. The offense has no pulse on the ground and the passing game took a hit as primary target Luke Gage went down with severe hamstring tendonitis in the loss to Nevada. With the meatiest part of the schedule coming up for San No-se, there's a pretty good chance that they'll end up at 0-10 before a winnable game against the Reb-Ls arrives. Honorable Mentions: Georgia Southern-Not-State Eagles (0-4), EC-Yew Pirates (0-4), Georgia State-Not-Southern Panthers (0-4), UConned (1-3), FresNO (0-5), a proper balancing of a pretty hefty workload (0-however many days it's been since the last proper article I wrote). 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!
    18. It's definitely been a habit so far, winning ugly. I wouldn't dock them for a win, especially considering it was in Lawrence. Sometimes an ugly win is better than a BYE, but I never believe that should apply to the upper echelon of teams. Especially in the case of this Top 3, you have to win convincingly or win a huge game to surpass someone, as Auburn showed after smashing Clemson while Michigan was on bye, or as Michigan returned the favor by beating a great Nebraska side while Auburn just kinda beat Arkansas.
    19. Both cases confuse me greatly, although the latter can be partially explained by poll inertia (not a complete excuse for a complete drop). Seconding this. It's not a result worthy of jumping an Auburn side that dominant outside of the A&M game. You could maybe argue SOS but the Tennessee win has lost a lot of luster, and that was only a 9-7 win. Same could be said of the USC win but that's not as dramatic.
    20. I mean I dropped them too because two losses is two losses - I made this exact argument last week - but they're still in my Top 20. Good win over a solid Oklahoma team and two close losses to two Top 6 opponents? Seems good to me. Just can't imagine them dropping from Top 10 to unranked in two weeks because of those losses.
    21. Y’all took a dump on Nebraska for losing to the #6 team by ten on the road? Wtf
    22. [2021] Croot Maps 1.0

      https://www.zeemaps.com/view?group=2863281&x=-83.463759&y=35.136660&z=12 I'm shit at this
    23. Week 5 Recap Winners: 33-24 Arkansas State, 16-9 NCSU, 42-21 at Pitt, 23-7 UNC, 35-17 Mississippi State Losers: 9-16 at Cuse, 21-42 Duke, 7-23 at Miami Players of the Week: Offense: QB Bryce Thompson, Duke - 24 for 35 (68.57%) for 309 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT (171.02); 5 carries, 64 yards, 1 TD Defense: CB Jaheim Hamilton, Syracuse - 4 tackles, 2 INT, 1 PD Special Teams: K Derek LeBlanc, Miami (FL) - 2/2 XP, 3/3 FG, long of 51 Week 6 Previews Teams on Bye: NC State (2-2), Duke (3-1), Miami (FL) (3-1) Friday Night Football Chapel Hill, NC - Pittsburgh Panthers (0-4) at North Carolina Tar Heels (0-4) Headliner: Getting on the Board. Yeah let's face it: these two teams are at the bottom of the barrel in the ACC right now. Pittsburgh has yet to find a steady balance on offense, although Messiah Winston has shown some progress after a rough first two opening games. The defense has been very inconsistent as of late however, and that's led to some devastating losses to the likes of Wake Forest and Duke. North Carolina's offense has been about as efficient as a lukewarm soda on a hot summer day; it's been that bad. The defense has sent mixed signals for the most part, but it's been solid enough to keep the Heels in games for much longer. One of these things will give on Friday in Chapel Hill, but which one? Injuries: WR Franklin Pineda; none. Pineda remains sidelined with a moderate foot fracture, and his absence was surely felt in the loss to Duke as the offense sputtered at times. The Heels remain as clean as ever on the injury report, with no one being affected by any injuries coming into this game. Player to Watch, Pitt: RB Raymond Smiley. An odd request from a poor player so far, but with Pitt's struggles in the passing game without Pineda, the Panthers are going to have to find a way to move the ball on the ground. Winston has been semi-successful at that, but both players have yet to make a positive impact on any game with their efforts on the ground. Smiley and Winston both need to keep the ball in their possession, but the former in particular must be expected to pound the rock against a defense that gives up 108 yards per game. Player to Watch, UNC: WR Jayden Tinsley. The only defense that averages more yards allowed per game is Pittsburgh's defense, and while a bulk of those come on the ground (Pitt gives up 119 yards per game rushing), the Panthers have been equally as bad defending the pass as the Heels. If last week's game against Duke was any indication, the Heels need to go after Pittsburgh's younger secondary, and Tinsley should be experienced enough from his days at Baylor and in Chapel Hill to make some plays against a lighter Dominique Baptiste and a rather gracious secondary. Prediction: 26-13 . Yeah, there's not much going for the Heels at this rate. It's a poor matchup against Pittsburgh's defense, and while the Panthers as of late have been more than generous to opposing offenses, the Heels won't be able to capitalize on those woes. The Panthers could be seeing a short field more often than not, but their own offensive issues should keep this from being a runaway game. Heels keep it close, but Pittsburgh pulls through on the road. Saturday to follow...
    24. [2021] Week #6 - TNF

      That's the Chippewa. Big stats into losses
    25. Alabama has been less than convincing especially considering I had them ranked in the Top 3 to start the season. A 3-point loss to Michigan only dropped them to #6 for me, but getting beaten rather handily at home against a team I had ranked 13 spots below them kinda hurts them. A 2-2 Alabama side who owns wins over Western Kentucky and Florida Atlantic probably doesn't earn a spot in the Top 15, especially considering some of the performances I've seen so far. They're the highest two-loss team in my poll though. Georgia moved nowhere in my poll after this week. It's hard to gauge a team who owns a tight win over Wyoming, a blowout win over 0-4 Georgia Southern, and a tight win over 0-4 Tennessee, but also has a double-overtime loss to a Top 10 team in LSU. They're winning games though, and it's hard to punish that. Heck, they gained a point for winning despite dropping a spot. You dropped a rank but gained votes in the poll, so apparently you're not being punished by the voters for your win. Maryland continues to remain unbeaten, and generally unbeaten teams get a boost in the poll. They picked up 17 votes after the win, Understandable given that they're 4-0. I personally have them ranked below you because I would expect you to kinda wipe the floor with them, and you're one loss isn't that bad a loss despite getting waxed in Blacksburg. It wasn't a convincing win over a Kansas State team that, as a team I ranked as high as 11th this year, you should have handily beaten, but I didn't punish you for winning on the road. It's also worth noting that Maryland came down from 17-3 in that game, which deserves credit for showing resiliency. But again, I can't speak for the other voters; I can only assume what they'd do, and generally voters would favor a team that's 4-0 over a team that's 3-1 with a 20-point loss to a then-unranked side, especially if that 4-0 team is in a Power 5 conference. I can't really answer this one as these are teams I have at 24th, 26th, and 27th in my polls. 25th is Oklahoma State, who I swapped out with OU given how they've played since the loss to Virginia Tech, and they just destroyed an Iowa State side that just destroyed what looked like a solid Baylor side. I need to see more from all of these to add separation between them. Reasonable-ish complaints, but hostility towards the pollsters changes nothing. Just for future reference.
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