No matter the talent (because I think its fairly equal) The coaching at Bingham
is far more sound, established, and respected. I cant see Alta winning. With
that said Westlake beats Timpview by 14 points. Timpview does not have there
Could someone please enlighten me as to how Parry figures out his power #'s?
Last week Delta had a rating of 79.4, but then lost to Manti 28-14 and so
dropped to 74.7.Millard on the other hand had a rating of 75.5 last week,
then beat N. Sanpete 44-13. But, their rating dropped to 74.6 while N. Sanpetes
went up from 41.9 in week 1 to 42.7 this week.I don't get it. That makes
a 0.1 difference between Millard and Delta for this week. Whatever that means.
In a big rivalry game like Delta-Millard all #'s can be thrown out anyway.
It will be a fun night in Millard County.I know it doesn't really matter,
but was just curious as to how the ratings are attained.
Perry explain to me the 20 point difference between Bonneville and Woods Cross
and how you had to pick Bonneville over WX? Come on....
Guys, dont get frustrated. Its just another dumb poll. I read it, so I can see
how far off it is after friday. Just proves over and over, that its always way
off. Plus im really bored this early in the morning.
Boys of Fall,Good example of the flaws in this system. I track 5A
(cause I'm a nerd, I played at a 5A school and my daughter attends another so my
interest lies there) and I'll find several such incidents during the year that
just make my head spin.
I couldn't find Parry's guide for Dixie vs. River Valley game. Not that it
matters, but did I just miss it?
Its kinda like the all mighty BCS computer rankings. The rankings just appear
and know body can explain exactly how. Lots of people say they understand the
formula but know body really does. I do agree, its just fun to look at, but
don't go to Wendover with these #s thinking its in the bag. Its all here for our
entertainment, to beat on, and to chat about.
Boys of Fall, Who do you have winning in 2A this week. Lets see how
accurate we are.I say Millard over DeltaCanyon View over
RichfieldS Sevier over N SevierGunnison over BeaverDuchesne
over N.SummitMorgan over S.Summit (that one is a toss up, but had to
choose)San Juan over Kirkland N.M.Emery over UintaKanab over
ParowanGrand over MonticelloJuan Diego over MantiCarbon over
ALAEnterprise over Lincolin Co. NV
WX easily over Bonneville. The CATS are coming together. Erase a couple of bad
calls and the Viewmont game would have been ours. I don't see them losing
another game on the schedule. Go WX!
RevK: I agree with your picks except for the Beaver/Gunnison. Gunnison's
coming along good under Coach Ludvigson & so I feel they're pretty evenly
matched, but giving Beaver the homefield advantage.The hard to pick games
are:Millard/Delta - because anything can happen in a rivalry game. I know
Millard's been looking forward to this game and Coach Sherriff doesn't want to
lose to his alma mater. And maybe Delta got caught looking past a good Manti
team last week in preparation for this game. Should be a battle.Morgan/S.Summit - Morgan seems to always have a pretty good team, but S.
Summit put up good #'s like last year in their 1st game (albeit against an
average 1A teams). I agree, toss up.Carbon/ALA - Both teams had not so
convincing wins over 1A oppenants, but I too give the edge to Carbon.Should be another fun weekend. Good luck to all the teams.
Parry is a Farce - Us nerds need to stick together.
Boys of Fall, I think Gunnison will impress some people this season. I
know how the rivalry games go with Millard-Delta, I just expect Millard to score
early, and by doing that, start the OH CRAP factor, and maybe panic Delta. Who
knows though! Should be a dandy! Im calling a huge upset too, Mountain Crest
over Lone Peak. That would just blow the whole parrys guide up!Well not too
NO respect for Orem. According to this guide Orem is the second largest spread.
We hung with Herriman, who looks good. On second glance Herriman has the third
highest spread. I hope this week we pull the upset over East.
Region 9 did much better than I expected I thought everyone except Pine View
would lose. Pine View lost, Canyon View, Hurricane and Dixie all had surprising
wins.This Week my predictions are:CV 21 Richfield 7
Canyon View wins two in a row.Highland 35 Cedar 7 Cedar has a tough
schedule.Hurricane 21 West Jordan 17 I will have a tough time picking
against Hurricane.Pine View 28 Desert Pines 7 Pine View needs a QB.Desert Hills 21 Moapa 7 Desert Hills needs an offensive spark.Dixie 35
River Valley 14 Dixie can score, can they defend?Las Vegas 14 Snow Canyon
0 Snow Canyon still trying to figure it out.Go Region 9
To Just Sayin:Ok your back again, trying to disguise yourself as a
WX fan when everyone knows you are from "B-town"....there were no bad
calls that kept WX from winning....it was a well played game by two teams and
Viewmont edged them...WX will not win the rest of their games but will be
competitive....go back to "B-town" and crawl in your hole...Good
luck WX this season..
The big one that stands out as a head scratcher is the WX vs Bonneville, and
Bonneville is the favorite. HMMM! Bonneville beat an Ogden squad last week that
will be lucky to win a single game this year, and WX hung with #19 ranked
Viewmont just fine. Just sayin, HMMM! I don't think Bonneville has the horses to
compete. But thats why the games are played and not just predicted.
To much rests on last year with these power rankings. Go Bengals roll Fremont.
Last week I went 22-7 good for %75.86 on the week and so far the year. Here our
my picks for this week.Alta 30 Bingham 29American Fork 35
Timpanogos 14Bonneville 31 Woods Cross 28Bountiful 14 Mountain View
10Box Elder 42 Clearfield 0Cottonwood 39 Logan 37Davis 24
Viewmont 14East 37 Orem 27Fremont 21 Brighton 18Grantsville 35
Juab 13Highland 49 Cedar 16Hillcrest 35 Taylorsville 13Hurricane 43 West Jordan 21Jordan 35 Layton 24Juan Diego 35 Manti
7Judge Memorial 37 Ogden 7Kearns 33 Copper Hills 7Lone Peak 39
Mountain Crest 17Maple Mountain 24 Lehi 23Murray 28 Granger 26Northridge 31 Olympus 21Pleasant Grove 20 Hunter 9Provo 24 Cyprus
8Riverton 42 Herriman 14Roy 17 Weber 14Salem Hills 28 Payson
17Springville 33 Spanish Fork 31Syracuse 22 Skyline 16Timpview
35 Westlake 13West 41 Tooele 7
West Jordan will put up some points but they are defenseless. It will be a
shootout of epic proportions. I think Hurricane can pull this out but I think
West Jordan has too many offensive weapons. Hurricane is a good team but
obviously not as physical as Bingham and perhaps not physical enough. West
Jordan's skill guys are as good as anyone's but they are not tough on defense,
nor on the line so the big question mark will be if Hurricane can push WJ around
enough and keep their skilled guys in check enough. I see at least 90 points on
the board combined.If Lone Peak can dominate Mountain Crest (LP
favored by about 8 in this poll) it might bode well for a deep playoff run for
the Knights. Mountain Crest looked a bit shaky against Provo, too many
penalties and Provo seemed to be able to get pressure on the QB. Mountain Crest
needs to be sharper or they will get blown off the field.Alta vs.
Bingham, I think Bingham's edge will be their seasoned coaching staff. Timpview
had the edge over Alta there, but didn't have the horses--Bingham does.
Y dose every one have Roy beating Weber they beat Clearfild 14-6 last year they
beat Roy beat them 18-16 and Weber beat Roy last year like 43-0, lost to Box
Elder like 18-19, ya there was a drop at Weber but not so much that Roy can beat
them and now with Roy's new RB not on the team I say Weber has this 24-7!
I like your insight eagle. Great post. I too think my Mustangs were a bit
shaky against Provo, and that is to be expected with a new QB for the first time
in 4 years. That being said, I think this may be a bit of a re-building year
for Mtn. Crest. Sadly I think Lone Peak will run away with this one. Hopefully
I am wrong.
@Eagle- I'll go out on a limb here, but Hurricane is traditionally a defensive
team. It sticks in my mind that they gave up less that 14 points a game last
season on average.
John Paul:I am not as well versed with Hurricane. They have a great
program. I have seen West Jordan play every single year. They do the spread
pretty well, have great receivers who also play in the secondary but not quite
as well. Even Bingham gave up 28 points to them. West Jordan shows the
propensity to score against even the better/best teams in the state. The
problem they have is they can't stop anyone. They aren't really tough minded in
my opinion or physical. I think Hurricane has the edge there. But WJ has
receivers that are talented and have been three-year starters so the big
question is, can Hurricane stop these receivers? I think it will be a shootout
and a very entertaining game. Going south is hard for Salt Lake area teams
sometimes. I wouldn't be surprised if either team won to be honest. Maybe 90
points is a stretch, maybe something like 45-42 or 42-35, maybe West Jordan but
I have plenty of respect for Hurricane and again wouldn't be shocked if they
beat another big school team. Those boys are tough!
West Jordan and Hurricane will be a great game. Taylor Parker is doubtful for
the game, which will hurt Hurricane. This game might be a shoutout as others
have predicted, but Hurricane game is to run it down your throats with long
sustaining drives. I respect any team that can spread the field and throw the
ball. Look what Riley Nelson and Logan did to Hurricane a while back. Scarry
game!!! My prediction 28 to 27 Hurricane. I hope we hold West Jordan to 27
points or it might be a long night for the Hurricane. GO TIGERS
Friday Night Rider,Nice pick of 30-29 for Alta,Thats jsut a
horrible pick partner!
John Paul, To be precise, including preseason & playoffs, Hurricane
gave up 15.66 per game. Take out the Cedar debacle 13.09.
Mt.Crest will not have any rebuilding years. They will just reload and get it
Just what I thought down in Hurricane, a high scoring affair, 84 combined wins
and Hurricane finds a way to win and West Jordan doesn't get it done.96 minutes of scoreless football for Hunter, the spread isn't working...
Friday NIght Rider:Alta 30 Bingham 29 TBDAmerican Fork 35
Timpanogos 14 CorrectBonneville 31 Woods Cross 28 WRONGBountiful
14 Mountain View 10 CorrectBox Elder 42 Clearfield 0 CorrectCottonwood 39 Logan 37 WRONGDavis 24 Viewmont 14 CorrectEast 37
Orem 27 CorrectFremont 21 Brighton 18 CorrectGrantsville 35 Juab 13
WRONGHighland 49 Cedar 16 CorrectHillcrest 35 Taylorsville 13
CorrectHurricane 43 West Jordan 21 CorrectJordan 35 Layton 24
CorrectJuan Diego 35 Manti 7 CorrectJudge Memorial 37 Ogden 7
CorrectKearns 33 Copper Hills 7 CorrectLone Peak 39 Mountain Crest
17 CorrectMaple Mountain 24 Lehi 23 CorrectMurray 28 Granger 26
WRONGNorthridge 31 Olympus 21 WRONGPleasant Grove 20 Hunter 9
CorrectProvo 24 Cyprus 8 CorrectRiverton 42 Herriman 14 TBDRoy
17 Weber 14 CorrectSalem Hills 28 Payson 17 WRONGSpringville 33
Spanish Fork 31 WRONGSyracuse 22 Skyline 16 CorrectTimpview 35
Westlake 13 CorrectWest 41 Tooele 7 CorrectSo far, after the
Friday night games, you are 20 for 27 for 74% this week.That is
impressive. On Parry's Guide, your pick should replace Edward's.