2017 week 7: Predictions

Last weekend was an exciting one in college football as several of the nation’s top teams fell and upsets were common throughout the land.

In hectic times such as those, I almost feel lucky that Savvy emerged 38-21.  I could have imagined much worse.

For the season, the Savvy Index is  361 – 95 for 79% accuracy.

  Savvy Index   2017      
Predictions week 7      
  This week: 38-21   64% Oct 14      
  Season: 361-95 79% wins losses v final comment
  Utah 4 2 24 27 Winner takes the PAC12
15 USC 6 1 34 28 South
             
4 Washington 6 1 40 7 UW … better than expected
  Arizona St. 3 3 21 13 even with an easy schedule.
             
  Oregon 4 3 28 7 This won’t be a good “watch”.
16 Stanford 5 2 36 49 Expect 12 flags per quarter!
             
11 Washington St. 6 1 42 3  
  California 4 3 22 37  
             
  Colorado 4 3 35 36 OSU has talent to compete
  Oregon St. 1 6 21 33 but not the stamina or strength.
             
  UCLA 3 3 42 30 UA has big metrics but just
  Arizona 4 2 39 47 not enough to predict a win.
             
  Boise St. 4 2 17 31 Boise with high upset elements &
13 San Diego St. 6 1 27 14 this is the time of year SDSU falters.
             
  BYU 1 6 20 10 How far BYU has fallen
  Mississippi St. 4 2 28 35 since Sitake took over.
             
  Nevada 1 6 10 42 I have a sense that after this week,
  Colorado St. 5 2 32 44 CSU wins 3 of its next 5.
             
  App State 4 2 32 23 Idaho is really well-coached
  Idaho 2 4 21 20 so this is one to watch.
             
  Wyoming 4 2 32 28  
  Utah St. 3 4 24 23  
             
  New Mexico 3 3 36 0  
  Fresno St. 4 2 33 38  
             
  UNLV 2 4 28 30  
  Air Force 2 4 34 34  
             
  San Jose St. 1 7 21 26 SJSU – ranked 130th of 130.
  Hawaii 3 4 32 37 Look for two-dozen combined penalties.
             
  New Mexico St. 3 4 20 35 Surprised with this one. And
  Georgia So. 0 5 21 27 Savvy seems pretty certain.
             
  Arkansas 2 4 20 9 Tide has again played a
1 Alabama 7 0 31 41 tough sched & done it very well.
             
6 Ohio St. 6 1 31 56  
  Nebraska 3 4 18 17  
             
7 Oklahoma 5 1 33 29 Sooners still favored to
  Texas 3 3 24 24 make the playoff.
             
  Baylor 0 6 24 16 I’m sensing a big upset here.
17 Oklahoma St. 5 1 41 59 Only a matter of time for Baylor.
             
  Texas A&M 5 2 28 19  
  Florida 3 3 26 17  
             
  Texas Tech 4 2 24 35  
19 W Virginia 4 2 40 46  
             
10 TCU 6 0 36 26  
  Kansas St. 3 3 32 6  
             
  Houston 4 2 35 17 The Applewhite staff is settled
  Tulsa 2 5 27 45 in now. Should see a fast rise.
             
  Kansas 1 5 24 0 Coach Campbell went thru misery
  Iowa St. 4 2 40 45 last year. Now come the spoils.
             
  UTSA 3 2 33 26 Just like last year … UTSA
  N Texas 4 2 31 29 surprises the experts.
             
  UTEP 0 7 24 0 UTEP just needs stronger
  S Miss 4 2 34 24 bodies.
             
  Texas St. 1 6 13 7  
  LA Lafayette 3 3 21 24  
             
  Coastal Car 1 5 21 17  
  Arkansas St. 3 2 35 51  
             
8 Auburn 5 2 30 23 Lately, LSU has been better
  LSU 5 2 24 27 on the road than at home.
             
  Purdue 3 3 17 9 Wisconsin should win but Purdue
9 Wisconsin 6 0 32 17 is still the biggest unknown in FBS.
             
20 Michigan 5 1 30 27 Wolverines suffering from
  Indiana 3 3 18 20 lack of focus and penalties.
             
  Northwestern 3 3 35 37  
  Maryland 3 3 27 21  
             
  Missouri 1 5 12 28  
5 Georgia 7 0 33 53  
             
  S Carolina 5 2 35 15 Wow… this is a surprising
  Tennessee 3 3 38 9 prediction. I see USC by 10+
             
  Boston Col 3 4 20 45 This should get Louisville ranked
  Louisville 4 3 37 42 again, but not on Savvy.
             
  Cincinnati 2 5 17 3  
23 USF 6 0 44 33  
             
  Michigan St. 5 1 24 30 Keep an eye on Gophers… very,
  Minnesota 3 3 21 27 very high game disciplines.
             
  Toledo 5 1 37 30  
  C Michigan 3 4 24 10  
             
  Vanderbilt 3 4 32 35 Savvy is 100% accurate
  Mississippi 3 3 23 57 on both of these teams.
             
  Charlotte 0 7 14 14 WKU should begin to streak
  W Kentucky 4 2 30 45 upwards now.
             
  Middle Tenn 3 4 30 23  
  UAB 4 2 24 25  
             
  Akron 4 3 13 14 If Bowden stays, Akron will
  W Michigan 4 3 31 13 get close to ranking next year.
             
  S Alabama 2 4 9 19 Tray leads in every
  Troy 4 2 30 8 ratable metric on Savvy.
             
  Ohio 5 2 28 48 BGSU has big losses but good
  Bowling Green 1 6 14 30 metrics. Will win but not now.
             
  E Michigan 2 4 14 27  
  Army 5 2 24 28  
             
  Navy 5 1 36 27 Memphis won’t make much
  Memphis 5 1 24 30 of a run here.
             
  Miami Oh 2 5 23 14  
  Kent St. 2 5 17 17  
             
  N Illinois 4 2 27 14 I personally see Buffalo taking
  Buffalo 3 4 24 13 this by two touchdowns.
             
  Georgia St. 3 2 24 47  
  LA Monroe 3 3 31 37  
             
  Rutgers 2 4 28 35  
  Illinois 2 4 33 24  
             
  Florida St. 2 3 31 17  
  Duke 4 3 24 10  
             
3 Clemson 6 1 44 24  
  Syracuse 4 3 24 27  
             
22 Georgia Tech 3 2 24 24 GaTech isn’t ranked by
14 Miami Fl 5 0 28 25 many but should be.
             
18 N Carolina St. 6 1 27 35 Personally see NCState
  Pittsburgh 2 5 21 17 by at least twice this much.
             
  Virginia 5 1 33 20 Tarheels’ infirmary is getting
  N Carolina 1 6 28 14 more bodies than the team.
             
  E Carolina 1 6 7 21 ECU keeps changing coaches &
  UCF 5 0 31 63 keeps getting worse.
             
  Connecticut 2 4 12 28 Good chance for UConn
  Temple 3 4 17 24 to turn things around.
             
  Old Dominion 2 4 14 3 …but, what if Marshall once
  Marshall 5 1 17 35 again had a competitive sched?
             
  Tulane 3 3 32 10 Coach Fritz is a savant.
  Florida Intl. 4 2 27 23