2008 Las Vegas Sports Consultants Top 30, Week 14

Well, it looks as if the money boys were faced with Georgia Tech-Georgia again this week, they’d still lay their bets on the Dawgs to win.

Rank Team Rating Previous Notes
1 Florida 115.0 1 Title shot on the line in Atlanta.
2 Oklahoma 114.3 2 Shootout winner over Cowboys.
3 Southern Cal 113.5 3 Rival Bruins last Rose Bowl hurdle.
4 Texas 113.0 4 BCS snub!!!!
5 Penn State 110.5 5 Eyeing a date with the Trojans.
5 Alabama 110.5 6 Everything on the line vs. Gators.
7 Texas Tech 109.3 7 Barely got by Baylor.
8 Missouri 106.5 8 Knocked off by Kansas.
8 Ohio State 106.5 9 Back in BCS picture???
10 Georgia 105.0 10 Couldn’t hold off Georgia Tech.
11 Utah 104.8 12 Where do they end up????
12 Oklahoma State 104.7 11 Gave Sooners a battle.
12 Boise State 104.7 13 Another Bronco blowout.
14 Texas Christian 104.1 14 Solid season for Horned Frogs.
15 Oregon 103.6 16 Spoiled Beavers Rose Bowl plans.
16 California 102.9 15 Wrap up with Washington.
17 Mississippi 102.2 24 Houston Nutt – Coach of the Year???
18 Cincinnati 101.8 20 Comfortable win over Syracuse team.
19 West Virginia 101.6 17 Flopped in Pittsburgh.
20 Iowa 101.5 21 Waiting for post-season invite.
21 Arizona 101.4 22 Pay Sun Devils a visit.
22 Oregon State 101.3 18 Couldn’t keep up with Ducks.
23 Boston College 101.1 23 Hold serve at home over Maryland.
23 Florida State 101.1 19 Class difference on display against UF.
25 Pittsburgh 101.0 NR Two straight wins in the Backyard Brawl.
26 Nebraska 100.8 27 Beat Buffaloes in high scoring affair.
27 Georgia Tech 100.6 NR Beat Bulldogs in Athens.
28 Kansas 100.5 30 Nice way to end season.
29 Ball State 100.3 NR Now the MAC Championship.
30 Brigham Young 100.0 28 Waiting for an invitation.
30 Michigan State 100.0 28 Hoping to regroup in bowl season.

Georgia didn’t even drop in their rankings this week.  Neither did Missouri.  LSU and South Carolina finally left the building, though.

They’ve got the SECCG much closer than the official line, interestingly enough, as they project Florida to be a 4.5 point favorite over ‘Bama.

If the Dawgs wind up in the Cap One against Michigan State, these numbers suggest they’d be about a five point favorite.  Don’t everyone pull his/her wallet out at once…

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4 responses to “2008 Las Vegas Sports Consultants Top 30, Week 14

  1. kckd

    After watching the game, I’d lay my bets on the Dawgs too. We’d still play like crap on defense, but I’d think we have less to fix on ours than they do. That one was right up there with the Kevin Ramsey versus Joe Hamilton bowl. Before Quincy realized he could throw five picks in one game.

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  2. Macallanlover

    Agree kckd, I think UGA is a better team and would win about 8 of every ten games they played. Dawgs gave one away, congrats to GT but one game doesn’t always indicate the better team. Doesn’t matter because there is no going back now, but the Vegas boys are right about how the two teams should be ranked for a theoretical rematch. Too many mistakes by UGA, and a ten minute meltdown, was the difference in the game not being a comfortable win. It happens to someone every Saturday, this happened to be our time in the box. Our other two losses were to teams who are better this year.

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  3. kckd

    Let’s just call it the Willie Vanilli game. Didn’t rain a drop in the third quarter and we lost it 26-0, rained the rest of the game that we outscored them 42-19. BLAME IT ON THE RAIN.

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  4. NM

    Makes sense to me: Tech was probably as motivated to play UGA as they’ve been against anyone all season, and more than they could ever hope to be in the bowl game… and they won by 3. Our defense, meanwhile, has crapped the bed around half the time this year, and I think it has less to do with who we play than just random chance. So in other words, their best vs. our worst is a 3 point win.

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