Thursday, December 1, 2016

2016 NFL Week 13 power rankings


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 Dallas (23-19-15-12-9-5-4-3-3-1-1)

2 Oakland (11-15-14-10-8-10-10-6-4-4-4)

3 New England (1-2-1-4-3-1-1-1-1-3-3)

4 Kansas City (9-12-12-16-16-8-8-5-5-5-6)

5 Seattle (4-10-7-7-7-3-2-4-2-2-2)

6 Denver (8-5-2-1-4-7-3-2-6-6-5)

SECOND TIER

7 New York Giants (16-13-13-18-18-17-17-16-8-7-7)

8 Detroit (19-22-26-28-24-19-19-19-9-9-8)

9 Washington (18-25-19-20-12-12-12-13-14-10-9)

10 Atlanta (25-20-16-9-5-6-11-8-7-8-10)

11 Miami (26-24-30-30-30-29-25-25-19-17-14)

12 Tampa Bay (15-18-24-27-25-25-21-28-28-26-16)

13 Pittsburgh (3-1-6-2-1-4-7-7-10-12-12)

14 Tennessee (28-23-25-29-27-27-27-21-24-19-19)

15 Minnesota (12-6-3-3-2-2-5-9-11-13-11)

16 Baltimore (13-11-11-11-11-15-18-17-15-14-17)

17 Green Bay (2-7-4-5-6-9-6-10-13-15-20)

18 Philadelphia (29-17-5-6-10-18-9-12-18-16-18)

19 Houston (10-9-17-13-15-13-13-11-12-11-13)

20 San Diego (24-14-23-26-29-24-20-26-25-25-24)

21 New Orleans (27-26-28-25-26-23-29-22-21-22-25)

22 Buffalo (22-29-22-19-13-11-16-18-22-23-22)

23 Carolina (5-4-8-14-20-22-22-20-16-18-15)

24 Indianapolis (21-27-21-23-22-26-23-23-23-24-23)

25 Arizona (7-3-10-17-17-14-14-14-20-20-21)

THIRD TIER

26 Cincinnati (6-8-9-8-14-16-15-15-17-21-26)

27 New York Jets (20-16-18-21-23-28-26-27-27-27-27)

28 Los Angeles (31-30-20-15-19-21-24-24-26-28-28)

FOURTH TIER

29 Chicago (17-28-29-24-28-30-30-29-29-29-29)

30 Jacksonville (14-21-27-22-21-20-28-30-30-30-30)

FIFTH TIER

31 San Francisco (30-31-31-31-31-31-31-31-31-31-31)

32 Cleveland (32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32)


BIGGEST RISERS: Houston (6 spots), Tennessee (5 spots), New Orleans, San Diego and Tampa Bay (4 spots), Green Bay and Miami (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Carolina (8 spots), Arizona and Minnesota (4 spots), Seattle (3 spots)


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

1 AFC West 32

2 NFC East 35

3 NFC South 56

4 AFC East 63

5 NFC North 69

6T AFC North 87

6T AFC South 87

8 NFC West 89


RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE

1 NFC 249

2 AFC 269

NCAA Week 14 Top 4 teams for College Football Playoff


By Rick Morris


1 Alabama

2 Ohio State

3 Clemson

4 Washington


Next 4 in:

5 Wisconsin

6 Michigan

7 Penn State

8 Oklahoma


Projections for College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six bowls:


Peach Bowl: 1 Alabama over 4 Washington

Fiesta Bowl: 3 Clemson over 2 Ohio State

National Championship Game: 1 Alabama over 3 Clemson


Orange Bowl: Michigan over Florida State

Cotton Bowl: USC over Western Michigan

Rose Bowl: Wisconsin over Colorado

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma over Auburn

NCAA football picks Week 14


By Rick Morris


NOTE: 4-6 last week, 37-27-1 for the season


Ohio +19 over Western Michigan

Colorado +7 ½ over Washington

Oklahoma State +11 over Oklahoma

Navy -3 over Temple

Alabama -24 over Florida

Clemson -10 over Virginia Tech

Wisconsin -2 ½ over Penn State

Louisiana Tech +9 ½ over Western Michigan

San Diego State -7 over Wyoming

Baylor +17 over West Virginia

NBA power rankings for start of December


By Rick Morris


TOP TIER

1 Golden State

2 Cleveland

3 San Antonio

SECOND TIER

4 LA Clippers

THIRD TIER

5 Toronto

6 Chicago

7 Memphis

8 Boston

9 Houston

10 Oklahoma City

11 Utah

12 Charlotte

13 Atlanta

FOURTH TIER

14 Indiana

15 Milwaukee

16 Los Angeles Lakers

17 Portland

18 Detroit

19 New York

FIFTH TIER

20 Denver

21 Orlando

22 New Orleans

23 Washington

24 Sacramento

SIXTH TIER

25 Minnesota

26 Phoenix

27 Miami

28 Brooklyn

29 Dallas

30 Philadelphia


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


1 WEST 224

2 EAST 241

NHL power rankings for start of December


By Rick Morris


TOP TIER

1 Chicago

2 New York Rangers

3 Montreal

SECOND TIER

4 St. Louis

5 Ottawa

6 Pittsburgh

7 San Jose

8 Columbus

9 Washington

10 Tampa Bay

11 Anaheim

12 Los Angeles

13 Nashville

14 Boston

15 Philadelphia

16 New Jersey

17 Toronto

18 Detroit

19 Florida

20 Edmonton

21 Minnesota

22 Dallas

23 Winnipeg

24 Carolina

25 Vancouver

26 Calgary

27 Buffalo

28 Colorado

29 Arizona

30 New York Islanders


RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM, DIVIDED BY THE NUMBER OF TEAMS, LOWEST SCORE IS BEST


1 CENTRAL 13.14

2 METROPOLITAN 13.75

3 ATLANTIC 14.13

4 PACIFIC 18.57


RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE

1 EAST 27.88

2 WEST 31.71

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lounge on YouTube: 2016 Fantasy Football Week 12 preview


By Rick Morris

THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER is Mini-Episode #784 of THE FDH LOUNGE, providing the 2016 Week 12 Fantasy Football preview.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #783 – 2016 NFL Week 12 preview


By Rick Morris                                          

As we referenced previously, our pals at Sportsology are hooking us up for live segments that we’re doing with guests and remote FDH Lounge Dignitaries these days.  We’re happy to report that we’ve been able to produce many segments on our own, but we’re thrilled for the help on some of these with guests and the thanks all go to our great friend Russ Cohen.

Mini-Episode #783 features our 2016 NFL Week 12 preview with FDH Lounge Dignitary and Vegas handicapping veteran Kyle Ross.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: 2016 Fantasy Football Week 11 preview


By Rick Morris

THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER is Mini-Episode #782 of THE FDH LOUNGE, providing the 2016 Week 11 Fantasy Football preview.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #781 – 2016 NFL Week 11 preview


By Rick Morris                                          

As we referenced previously, our pals at Sportsology are hooking us up for live segments that we’re doing with guests and remote FDH Lounge Dignitaries these days.  We’re happy to report that we’ve been able to produce many segments on our own, but we’re thrilled for the help on some of these with guests and the thanks all go to our great friend Russ Cohen.

Mini-Episode #781 features our 2016 NFL Week 11 preview with FDH Lounge Dignitary and Vegas handicapping veteran Kyle Ross.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Jesse Ventura


By Rick Morris                                          

As we referenced previously, our pals at Sportsology are hooking us up for live segments that we’re doing with guests and remote FDH Lounge Dignitaries these days.  We’re happy to report that we’ve been able to produce many segments on our own, but we’re thrilled for the help on some of these with guests and the thanks all go to our great friend Russ Cohen.

Mini-Episode #780 features a conversation with Jesse Ventura.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: 2016 Fantasy Football Week 10 preview


By Rick Morris

THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER is Mini-Episode #779 of THE FDH LOUNGE, providing the 2016 Week 10 Fantasy Football preview.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #778 – 2016 NFL Week 10 preview


By Rick Morris                                          

As we referenced previously, our pals at Sportsology are hooking us up for live segments that we’re doing with guests and remote FDH Lounge Dignitaries these days.  We’re happy to report that we’ve been able to produce many segments on our own, but we’re thrilled for the help on some of these with guests and the thanks all go to our great friend Russ Cohen.

Mini-Episode #778 features our 2016 NFL Week 10 preview with FDH Lounge Dignitary and Vegas handicapping veteran Kyle Ross.