2013 Vegas College Football Games of the Year

2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES OF THE YEAR

OK, so these were released earlier and some of the lines might have changed since but I wanted to post these and then put some of my own comments on what we have here.  I am going to do this blind, meaning, I’m not sitting reveiwing all of the schedules and match-up, but rather, I am just going to put some thoughts on paper.  Here are my gut reactions to these bets!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

WAKE FOREST vs. BOSTON COLLEGE -1
Take Wake.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013

SOUTH CAROLINA vs. GEORGIA -5
I really like both of these teams and think that this is going to set the stage early for the SEC, we like Georgia by a touchdown, so give the points.

FLORIDA -6 vs. MIAMI FL
We like Florida this year but Miami could be fun in this one, let’s get some points and take Miami

WEST VIRGINIA vs. OKLAHOMA -16.5

TEXAS -6.5 vs. BYU
Texas, Texas, Texas

NOTRE DAME vs. MICHIGAN -3
Michigan big time

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

TCU -6 vs. TEXAS TECH
Can the Thursday home dog hold up this early?  Not on this one, TCU
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

AIR FORCE vs.BOISE ST -19.5

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013

UCLA vs. NEBRASKA -7
Revenge, Nebraska

ALABAMA -6.5 vs. TEXAS A&M
Revenge, Alabama by 2 touchdowns

IOWA vs. IOWA ST -1

OREGON ST -3 vs. UTAH

WISCONSIN vs. ARIZONA ST -5
Taking the Devils at home when it’s still triple digits.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

CLEMSON -9.5 vs. NC STATE
Clemson.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013

BOISE ST vs. FRESNO ST -2
How many times have we said, “Is this the year Fresno St. knocks off Boise?”  Friday Night Lights, take Fresno St.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013

UTAH vs. BYU -5

ARIZONA ST vs. STANFORD -8.5
Don’t like the Devils in this one, Stanford

MICHIGAN ST vs. NOTRE DAME -5.5

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

VIRGINIA TECH -1 vs. GEORGIA TECH
If the Hokies are back, we’ll know by now, Virginia Tech in this one

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

UTAH ST vs. SAN JOSE ST -1

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013

LSU vs. GEORGIA -5.5

TEXAS A&M -14 vs. ARKANSAS

USC vs. ARIZONA ST -2.5

OKLAHOMA vs. NOTRE DAME -1
Okllahoma takes one back

WISCONSIN vs. OHIO ST -10.5
Ohio St for the win but Wisconsin taking the points is the bet

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013

TEXAS -13.5 vs. IOWA ST

UCLA -1.5 vs. UTAH
UCLA should be a bigger favorite so something is interesting here…

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013

BYU -2 vs. UTAH ST

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013

TCU vs. OKLAHOMA -7
Let’s get Horny together, Frogs and points

NOTRE DAME -2 vs. ARIZONA ST @ ARLINGTON, TX

OHIO ST -7.5 vs. NORTHWESTERN

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013

RUTGERS vs. LOUISVILLE -12
We have a feeling that Louisville is ready to dominate this year, let’s take Louisville big here!

ARIZONA vs. USC -10
We kinda like the cats with points but not 100%

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013

TEMPLE vs. CINCINNATI -17

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013

What a great week, we like Texas, LSU, Ole Miss, Stanford, and Michigan, no moneylines here all line bets! 

TEXAS -2 vs. OKLAHOMA @ DALLAS, TX

FLORIDA vs. LSU -3

TEXAS A&M -5.5 vs. OLE MISS

STANFORD -9.5 vs. UTAH

OREGON -12.5 vs. WASHINGTON

MICHIGAN -3 vs. PENN ST

BOISE ST -3 vs. UTAH ST

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013

MIAMI FL vs. NORTH CAROLINA -3

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013

CENTRAL FLORIDA vs. LOUISVILLE -11.5

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013

FLORIDA ST vs. CLEMSON -1.5
What should be one of the top 10 games of the year, it’s the Tigers Year!

FLORIDA -8 vs. MISSOURI

TCU vs. OKLAHOMA ST -7

LSU -4 vs. OLE MISS

UCLA vs. STANFORD -11.5

USC vs. NOTRE DAME -3
Trojans!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

KENTUCKY vs. MISSISSIPPI ST -11.5

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013

BOISE ST vs. BYU -2

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013

SOUTH CAROLINA -7.5 vs. MISSOURI

TENNESSEE vs. ALABAMA -28
Maybe this is for suckers but take Tennessee

TEXAS -2.5 vs. TCU

UNLV vs. NEVADA -14

UCLA vs. OREGON -18.5

STANFORD -3.5 vs. OREGON ST

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013

ARIZONA ST -12.5 vs. WASHINGTON ST

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013

USC vs. OREGON ST -1.5

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013

One of the first Rivals weekends! 
We like Florida St, NC State, Michigan, and Georgia!

MIAMI FL vs. FLORIDA ST -11.5

NORTH CAROLINA -4.5 vs. NC STATE

MICHIGAN vs. MICHIGAN ST -2

FLORIDA vs. GEORGIA -2.5 @ JACKSONVILLE, FL

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Baylor looking upset and Oregon covers

OKLAHOMA -6 vs. BAYLOR

OREGON -4 vs. STANFORD

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
Cardinals Cover!

LOUISVILLE -10 vs. U CONN

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013

NEBRASKA vs. MICHIGAN -3.5
Nebraska as the prepare for the B1G Championship Game!

BYU vs. WISCONSIN -5.5

LSU vs. ALABAMA -12
LSU take the points and enjoy

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013

GEORGIA TECH vs. CLEMSON -13

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013

WASHINGTON vs. UCLA -4

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013
Gamecocks, Frogs, Wolverines, and Cardinals moveing on…

FLORIDA vs. SOUTH CAROLINA -3.5

TCU -2.5 vs. KANSAS ST

MICHIGAN ST vs. NEBRASKA -5.5

MICHIGAN -3 vs. NORTHWESTERN

OKLAHOMA ST vs. TEXAS -4.5

STANFORD -1 vs. USC

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013

UNLV vs. AIR FORCE -9

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013

NAVY vs. SAN JOSE ST -7.5

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2013
Nebraska to cover, K State gets the points, LSU covers, Arizona with the points

NEBRASKA -3 vs. PENN ST

VANDERBILT vs. TENNESSEE -1

OKLAHOMA -6.5 vs. KANSAS ST

MICHIGAN ST -1 vs. NORTHWESTERN

TEXAS A&M vs. LSU -2.5

OREGON -13.5 vs. ARIZONA

WASHINGTON vs. OREGON ST -5

ARIZONA ST vs. UCLA -1

BYU vs. NOTRE DAME -8

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013

OLE MISS -4 vs. MISSISSIPPI ST

TEXAS TECH vs. TEXAS -16.5

FRIDAY, NOVEBER 29, 2013

WASHINGTON ST vs. WASHINGTON -14

OREGON ST vs. OREGON -16.5

 

RIVALS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013 !!!  We like the looks of this weekend and can’t wait for it!  We got action on Georgia Tech getting the points but Bulldogs win by a touchdown.  Let’s go with Hokies, Ohio St, Florida, Clemson, Sun Devils, Trojans.

GEORGIA -10 vs. GEORGIA TECH

VIRGINIA TECH -8.5 vs. VIRGINIA

OHIO ST -3 vs. MICHIGAN

FLORIDA ST vs. FLORIDA -3

CLEMSON vs. SOUTH CAROLINA -4.5

KANSAS ST -14.5 vs. KANSAS

TEXAS A&M -8.5 vs. MISSOURI

ALABAMA -21.5 vs. AUBURN

BAYLOR vs. TCU -8

ARIZONA vs. ARIZONA ST -7

UCLA vs. USC -7

NOTRE DAME vs. STANFORD -7

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013

LOUISVILLE -3.5 vs. CINCINNATI

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013

OKLAHOMA vs. OKLAHOMA ST -3

TEXAS -6.5 vs. BAYLOR

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013

NAVY -7.5 vs. ARMY @ PHILADELPHIA, PA
NAVY BIG TIME!!!!

Hope you had some fun with this, make your picks and let’s see how everyone does!  It’s too early to hold us or you to any of these picks but it’s fun to just run through it and see what jumps out at you!

 

Ranger Pool: The Official College Football Fantasy Game

ncaa_football_top58attendance07_cSo, a little back story before you ready the blog further, I am a second generation participant, this game was started by my father and his college buddies as a way to put some friendly bets on the college football season.  It’s a blast, mainly because once the season starts, your rosters are set.  It’s not something you have to check on weekly, it’s there and you start following and rooting for teams all over the country.  When I explain it to non-hardocre college fans, they usually laugh at the fact that the University of Ohio or Boise St. (before they played on the national stage) or any other mid-major was selected before Florida or USC, they don’t get it.  Those of us who live and die preseason reading, Phil Steele or Athlon Sports or The Sporting News or Lindy’s, we get it.  This football season, if you or your friends start a pool please let me know!  As our draft approaches I’ll be posting who I think will go in what round and will also post the draft results for the public to comment on.

 

The story goes, a long, long, time ago, in a gentleman’s club somewhere in what once was called East Phoenix, AZ, now it’s just Central Phoenix or Arcadia, a group of college aged friends created a college football pool for them to bet against each other.  The pool has continued for well over 30+ years across multiple states and including a number of participates in this underground fantasy game.

Well, now for the first time ever, the Official Rules of The Ranger Pool will be released and written for public viewing.

Over the years and with the expansion of Division I Football the rules have evolved but the format has stayed the same.

 

Ranger Pool:  The Official College Football Fantasy Game.

  1. There will be a number of 10 participates within the pool, no more no less.
  2. Each participate will draft 8 teams.
  3. The draft will take place before the first kick-off of the College Football Season
  4. Each participate will pick 1 team per draft round, therefore the are 8 rounds in the draft.
  5. A team can only be drafted once.
  6. There will be an official rules committee in place to enforce these rules, the official committee can be either voted on or establish by a majority of players.
  7. The Rules Committee will decide what the pool of draftable teams are.  For example, most leagues will only pick teams from Dvision I or FBS Division of Teams or whatever the major division of college football will be called in the future.  However, some leagues based on geographical area might want to include conferences from sub-divisions to increase the available pool of teams.
  8. The draft is a snake formula, however it is mathematically perfect, for example if you draft 1 overall in round 1, then round 2 you would draft 10th, round 3 you would draft 2. and so on and so forth.  The official drafting order for each participate can be emailed or sent by the official rules committee.  Note, this is different from Snake Drafts that you always pick the same picks in alternating rounds.
  9. Once the draft is completed and all participates have 8 college football teams on their roster, the league is set and ready for the season to begin.
  10. WInners and Losers:  The beautiful part of this Fantasy game is it’s simplicity.
  11. Victory is achieved by having the overall highest combined winning percentage of a participants teams!  For example:
    1. Participant 1 Teams-

Alabama 11-0

Texas      9-2

Arizona St. 8-4

Louisville    5-7

Georgia Tech  6-5

UNLV             7-4

Northwestern   3-8

Toledo             9-2

Win Total- 58 Loss Total- 32

Percentage- 64.44%

  1. Order of Finish will be determined using the above formula for each participant.
  2. The regular season of college football games count only, no conference championship games, no bowl games.  An alternative version can be played by using championship or bowl games as a tie-breaker.
  3. Payout:  If used for better purposes, buy-in is collected prior to draft and payout is to the top three finishers after the season has been completed.  It is recommend that payout occurs at an end of year banquet with all participants in Las Vegas during bowl season.