Monday, December 15, 2014

NFL Week 16 power rankings


By Rick Morris

 

NOTES: Numbers in parenthesis reflect rankings from the start of the season to the present.

 

TOP TIER

1 New England (3-12-7-9-15-12-10-11-4-2-2-2-1-2-1)

2 Seattle (1-1-1-1-1-1-3-8-3-3-3-5-3-3-3)

3 Denver (6-3-3-3-3-2-1-1-1-4-4-6-5-4-4)

4 Green Bay (4-4-4-16-8-7-8-6-9-10-8-3-2-1-2)

5 Dallas (19-24-24-20-14-9-6-3-6-9-9-9-6-8-7)

6 Indianapolis (10-5-18-18-12-10-11-9-10-6-6-8-7-6-5)

7 Detroit (12-8-19-13-9-17-13-12-12-7-7-10-11-9-8)

8 Philadelphia (15-16-8-6-10-8-7-4-5-5-5-11-8-5-6)

SECOND TIER

9 Arizona (22-19-9-4-4-5-5-2-2-1-1-1-9-12-11)

10 Pittsburgh (14-15-16-12-16-15-20-14-13-8-14-14-12-14-10)

11 Baltimore (9-10-10-10-7-11-9-10-11-11-11-12-10-13-9)

12 Buffalo (18-14-11-14-20-14-19-13-15-16-17-20-18-16-17)

13 Cincinnati (11-6-5-2-2-6-12-18-17-18-19-16-16-11-13)

14 San Diego (7-11-6-5-5-3-2-5-8-15-16-15-14-10-12)

15 Kansas City (23-31-31-28-24-23-23-15-14-14-12-7-13-15-16)

THIRD TIER

16 San Francisco (2-2-2-7-6-4-4-7-7-13-10-4-4-7-14)

17 St. Louis (21-30-27-29-29-27-25-22-27-23-25-19-19-19-15)

18 Houston (16-18-12-15-11-20-21-20-20-20-20-17-20-21-18) 

19 Minnesota (28-21-25-26-25-26-28-27-23-21-22-24-24-24-19)

20 Miami (30-13-20-24-22-24-24-16-16-12-15-13-17-17-20)

FOURTH TIER

21 New Orleans (5-7-17-17-19-18-18-19-18-17-18-22-22-20-24)

22 New York Giants (24-28-28-21-18-13-15-17-19-22-24-25-25-25-23)

23 Carolina (17-17-14-19-21-16-17-23-24-25-26-26-26-26-25)

24 Cleveland (26-26-22-23-23-22-16-21-21-19-13-18-15-18-21)

25 Atlanta (13-9-15-11-17-21-22-25-26-27-21-21-23-22-22)

26 Chicago (8-20-13-8-13-19-14-24-25-26-28-23-21-23-26)

FIFTH TIER

27 New York Jets (27-23-23-25-27-29-29-30-31-31-29-30-30-30-30)

28 Washington (20-25-21-22-26-25-27-26-22-24-23-28-27-27-29)

29 Tampa Bay (25-29-30-32-30-30-31-31-30-30-31-29-28-28-28)

30 Oakland (32-32-32-31-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-31-32-27) 

31 Jacksonville (31-27-29-30-31-31-30-29-29-29-30-31-32-31-32)

32 Tennessee (29-22-26-27-28-28-26-28-28-28-27-27-29-29-31)

 

BIGGEST RISERS: Buffalo (5 spots), New Orleans and New York Jets (3 spots)

 

BIGGEST FALLERS: Atlanta, Cleveland and Oakland (3 spots)

 

RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM, LOWEST SCORE IS BEST

1 NFC West 44

2 NFC North 56

3 AFC North 58

4 AFC East 60

5 AFC West 62

6 NFC East 63

7 AFC South 87

8 NFC South 98

 

RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE

1 NFC 261

2 AFC 267

 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lounge on YouTube: 2014 Week 15 fantasy football preview


By Rick Morris

Here is Mini-Episode #502 of THE FDH LOUNGE, an edition of THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER, presenting Week 15 of our fantasy football coverage for 2014.


       


       


       


       


 

Lounge on YouTube: 2014 NFL Week 15 preview


By Rick Morris

Here is Mini-Episode #501 of THE FDH LOUNGE, previewing Week 15 of the 2014 NFL season with FDH Lounge Dignitary and Vegas handicapping veteran Kyle Ross.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: The FDH Lounge Three Minute History


By Rick Morris

Here is Mini-Episode #500 of The FDH Lounge, the program’s Three Minute History – with essential quotes from some of our culture’s defining figures.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: The FDH Lounge Eyewitness to History Archives


By Rick Morris

Here’s The FDH Lounge Eyewitness to History Archives, with a host of figures documenting their up-close brushes with major events.


       


       


       


       


 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NFL Week 15 power rankings


By Rick Morris

 

NOTES: Numbers in parenthesis reflect rankings from the start of the season to the present.

 

TOP TIER

1 New England (3-12-7-9-15-12-10-11-4-2-2-2-1-2)

2 Green Bay (4-4-4-16-8-7-8-6-9-10-8-3-2-1)

SECOND TIER

3 Seattle (1-1-1-1-1-1-3-8-3-3-3-5-3-3)

4 Denver (6-3-3-3-3-2-1-1-1-4-4-6-5-4)

5 Indianapolis (10-5-18-18-12-10-11-9-10-6-6-8-7-6)

6 Philadelphia (15-16-8-6-10-8-7-4-5-5-5-11-8-5)

7 Dallas (19-24-24-20-14-9-6-3-6-9-9-9-6-8)

8 Detroit (12-8-19-13-9-17-13-12-12-7-7-10-11-9)

9 Baltimore (9-10-10-10-7-11-9-10-11-11-11-12-10-13)

10 Pittsburgh (14-15-16-12-16-15-20-14-13-8-14-14-12-14)

11 Arizona (22-19-9-4-4-5-5-2-2-1-1-1-9-12)

12 San Diego (7-11-6-5-5-3-2-5-8-15-16-15-14-10)

THIRD TIER

13 Cincinnati (11-6-5-2-2-6-12-18-17-18-19-16-16-11)

14 San Francisco (2-2-2-7-6-4-4-7-7-13-10-4-4-7)

15 St. Louis (21-30-27-29-29-27-25-22-27-23-25-19-19-19)

16 Kansas City (23-31-31-28-24-23-23-15-14-14-12-7-13-15)

17 Buffalo (18-14-11-14-20-14-19-13-15-16-17-20-18-16)

18 Houston (16-18-12-15-11-20-21-20-20-20-20-17-20-21)  

19 Minnesota (28-21-25-26-25-26-28-27-23-21-22-24-24-24)

20 Miami (30-13-20-24-22-24-24-16-16-12-15-13-17-17)

21 Cleveland (26-26-22-23-23-22-16-21-21-19-13-18-15-18)

FOURTH TIER

22 Atlanta (13-9-15-11-17-21-22-25-26-27-21-21-23-22)

23 New York Giants (24-28-28-21-18-13-15-17-19-22-24-25-25-25)

24 New Orleans (5-7-17-17-19-18-18-19-18-17-18-22-22-20)

25 Carolina (17-17-14-19-21-16-17-23-24-25-26-26-26-26)

26 Chicago (8-20-13-8-13-19-14-24-25-26-28-23-21-23)

FIFTH TIER

27 Oakland (32-32-32-31-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-31-32)  

28 Tampa Bay (25-29-30-32-30-30-31-31-30-30-31-29-28-28)

29 Washington (20-25-21-22-26-25-27-26-22-24-23-28-27-27)

30 New York Jets (27-23-23-25-27-29-29-30-31-31-29-30-30-30)

31 Tennessee (29-22-26-27-28-28-26-28-28-28-27-27-29-29)

32 Jacksonville (31-27-29-30-31-31-30-29-29-29-30-31-32-31)

 

BIGGEST RISERS: Minnesota and Oakland (5 spots), Baltimore, Pittsburgh and St. Louis (4 spots), Houston (3 spots)

 

BIGGEST FALLERS: San Francisco (7 spots), New Orleans (4 spots), Chicago, Cleveland and Miami (3 spots)

 

RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM, LOWEST SCORE IS BEST

1 NFC West 43

2 AFC North 53

3 NFC North 55

4 AFC West 59

5 NFC East 65

6 AFC East 68

7 AFC South 86

8 NFC South 99

 

RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE

1 NFC 262

2 AFC 266

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Lounge on YouTube: 2014 Week 14 fantasy football preview


By Rick Morris

Here is Mini-Episode #498 of THE FDH LOUNGE, an edition of THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER, presenting Week 14 of our fantasy football coverage for 2014.


       


       


       


       


 

Lounge on YouTube: 2014 NFL Week 14 preview


By Rick Morris

Here is Mini-Episode #497 of THE FDH LOUNGE, previewing Week 14 of the 2014 NFL season with FDH Lounge Dignitary and Vegas handicapping veteran Kyle Ross.


       


       


       


       

Friday, December 5, 2014

Picks for Week 15 NCAA football


By Rick Morris

 

NOTE: 10-5 last week, 49-54-2 for the season

Bowling Green +5 ½ over Northern Illinois

Oregon -14 ½ over Arizona

TCU -34 ½ over Iowa State

Cincinnati -7 over Houston

Baylor -7 over Kansas State

Oklahoma -21 over Oklahoma State

Alabama -14 ½ over Missouri

Georgia Tech +4 over Florida State

Wisconsin -4 over Ohio State

Boise State -23 over Fresno State

 

Monday, December 1, 2014

NFL Week 14 power rankings


By Rick Morris

 

NOTES: Numbers in parenthesis reflect rankings from the start of the season to the present.

 

TOP TIER

1 Green Bay (4-4-4-16-8-7-8-6-9-10-8-3-2)

2 New England (3-12-7-9-15-12-10-11-4-2-2-2-1)

SECOND TIER

3 Seattle (1-1-1-1-1-1-3-8-3-3-3-5-3)

4 Denver (6-3-3-3-3-2-1-1-1-4-4-6-5)

5 Philadelphia (15-16-8-6-10-8-7-4-5-5-5-11-8)

6 Indianapolis (10-5-18-18-12-10-11-9-10-6-6-8-7)

7 San Francisco (2-2-2-7-6-4-4-7-7-13-10-4-4)

8 Dallas (19-24-24-20-14-9-6-3-6-9-9-9-6)

9 Detroit (12-8-19-13-9-17-13-12-12-7-7-10-11)

10 San Diego (7-11-6-5-5-3-2-5-8-15-16-15-14)

THIRD TIER

11 Cincinnati (11-6-5-2-2-6-12-18-17-18-19-16-16)

12 Arizona (22-19-9-4-4-5-5-2-2-1-1-1-9)

13 Baltimore (9-10-10-10-7-11-9-10-11-11-11-12-10)

14 Pittsburgh (14-15-16-12-16-15-20-14-13-8-14-14-12)

15 Kansas City (23-31-31-28-24-23-23-15-14-14-12-7-13)

16 Buffalo (18-14-11-14-20-14-19-13-15-16-17-20-18)

17 Miami (30-13-20-24-22-24-24-16-16-12-15-13-17) 

18 Cleveland (26-26-22-23-23-22-16-21-21-19-13-18-15)

19 St. Louis (21-30-27-29-29-27-25-22-27-23-25-19-19)

20 New Orleans (5-7-17-17-19-18-18-19-18-17-18-22-22)

21 Houston (16-18-12-15-11-20-21-20-20-20-20-17-20)

22 Atlanta (13-9-15-11-17-21-22-25-26-27-21-21-23)

23 Chicago (8-20-13-8-13-19-14-24-25-26-28-23-21)

24 Minnesota (28-21-25-26-25-26-28-27-23-21-22-24-24)

FOURTH TIER

25 New York Giants (24-28-28-21-18-13-15-17-19-22-24-25-25)

26 Carolina (17-17-14-19-21-16-17-23-24-25-26-26-26)

27 Washington (20-25-21-22-26-25-27-26-22-24-23-28-27)

FIFTH TIER

28 Tampa Bay (25-29-30-32-30-30-31-31-30-30-31-29-28)

29 Tennessee (29-22-26-27-28-28-26-28-28-28-27-27-29)

30 New York Jets (27-23-23-25-27-29-29-30-31-31-29-30-30)

31 Jacksonville (31-27-29-30-31-31-30-29-29-29-30-31-32)

32 Oakland (32-32-32-31-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-31)

 

BIGGEST RISERS: Cincinnati (5 spots), San Diego (4 spots), Philadelphia (3 spots)

 

BIGGEST FALLERS: Arizona, Baltimore, Cleveland and San Francisco (3 spots)

 

RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM, LOWEST SCORE IS BEST

1 NFC West 41

2 AFC North 56

3 NFC North 57

4 AFC West 61

5T AFC East 65

5T NFC East 65

7 AFC South 87

8 NFC South 96

 

RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE

1 NFC 259

2 AFC 269

 

NBA power rankings for start of December


By Rick Morris

 

TOP TIER

1 Memphis

2 Golden State

3 Toronto

4 Portland

5 San Antonio

6 Houston

7 Dallas

SECOND TIER

8 LA Clippers

9 Washington

10 Atlanta

11 Chicago

12 Phoenix

THIRD TIER

13 Cleveland

14 Milwaukee

15 Sacramento

16 Miami

17 Denver

18 New Orleans

FOURTH TIER

19 Indiana

20 Brooklyn

FIFTH TIER

21 Orlando

22 Oklahoma City

23 Utah

24 Boston

25 Minnesota

SIXTH TIER

26 New York

27 LA Lakers

28 Charlotte

29 Detroit

SEVENTH TIER

30 Philadelphia