Tuesday, December 11, 2018

FDH 2018 Week 15 NFL power rankings


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 LA Rams (2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1)

2 New Orleans (10-17-5-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2)

3 Kansas City (5-3-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-4)

4 New England (4-7-11-7-5-3-3-3-3-4-4-4-3)

5 Chicago (18-18-19-12-12-12-13-10-10-9-7-5-7)

SECOND TIER

6 LA Chargers (14-13-14-14-11-8-8-8-6-5-6-6-6)

7 Houston (22-26-28-22-17-18-11-11-11-10-8-7-5)

8 Seattle (20-24-21-19-21-17-18-12-13-16-11-10-9)

9 Dallas (26-25-25-25-28-22-23-24-24-21-15-15-11)

THIRD TIER

10 Indianapolis (27-21-22-23-24-27-24-20-20-17-12-12-15)

11 Baltimore (12-12-12-6-13-10-10-15-17-19-13-14-13)

12 Miami (17-16-9-17-19-16-19-21-21-22-22-22-17)

13 Pittsburgh (11-14-7-16-7-6-6-6-7-6-5-8-8)

14 Philadelphia (3-4-3-5-8-7-9-9-9-11-14-13-10)

15 Minnesota (1-2-6-8-6-5-5-7-8-8-9-9-12)

16 Cleveland (28-27-23-24-20-25-27-27-27-24-23-17-19)

17 Tennessee (23-22-17-13-16-19-22-23-23-14-18-19-18)

18 Denver (16-15-18-18-18-20-20-18-18-20-19-16-14)

19 Carolina (8-11-4-4-4-9-7-5-5-7-10-11-16)

FOURTH TIER

20 Green Bay (6-5-8-9-14-14-14-16-16-13-16-18-21)

21 Jacksonville (7-6-13-10-10-13-16-19-19-23-25-27-20)

22 Detroit (31-30-26-27-23-24-21-22-22-25-24-26-27)

23 NY Giants (24-28-27-30-30-30-30-31-31-30-26-28-28)

24 Tampa Bay (13-8-16-21-22-26-26-26-26-26-27-25-25)

25 Washington (21-23-20-20-26-21-15-14-15-12-21-23-24)

26 Buffalo (32-32-29-29-27-28-28-28-28-27-28-24-26)

27 Cincinnati (25-10-15-11-9-11-12-13-12-15-17-21-23)

28 Atlanta (9-9-10-15-15-15-17-17-14-18-20-20-22)

29 NY Jets (15-20-24-26-25-23-25-25-25-28-29-29-30)

FIFTH TIER

30 San Francisco (19-19-30-31-32-29-29-30-30-31-31-31-31)

31 Oakland (29-29-32-28-29-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32)

32 Arizona (30-31-31-32-31-31-31-29-29-29-30-30-29)


BIGGEST RISERS: Detroit, Indianapolis, Miami and NY Giants (5 spots), Cleveland (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Atlanta (6 spots), Pittsburgh (5 spots), Cincinnati, Denver and Philadelphia (4 spots), Arizona, Carolina and Minnesota (3 spots)


RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM


1 AFC South 55

2 AFC West 58

3 NFC North 62

4 AFC North 67

5 NFC West 70

6 NFC East 71

7 AFC East 71

8 NFC South 73


AFC 251
NFC 266

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

FDH 2018 Week 14 NFL power rankings


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 LA Rams (2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1)

2 New Orleans (10-17-5-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2)

3 New England (4-7-11-7-5-3-3-3-3-4-4-4)

4 Kansas City (5-3-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-3-3-3)

SECOND TIER

5 Houston (22-26-28-22-17-18-11-11-11-10-8-7)

6 LA Chargers (14-13-14-14-11-8-8-8-6-5-6-6)

7 Chicago (18-18-19-12-12-12-13-10-10-9-7-5)

8 Pittsburgh (11-14-7-16-7-6-6-6-7-6-5-8)

9 Seattle (20-24-21-19-21-17-18-12-13-16-11-10)

THIRD TIER

10 Philadelphia (3-4-3-5-8-7-9-9-9-11-14-13)

11 Dallas (26-25-25-25-28-22-23-24-24-21-15-15)

12 Minnesota (1-2-6-8-6-5-5-7-8-8-9-9)

13 Baltimore (12-12-12-6-13-10-10-15-17-19-13-14)

14 Denver (16-15-18-18-18-20-20-18-18-20-19-16)

15 Indianapolis (27-21-22-23-24-27-24-20-20-17-12-12)

16 Carolina (8-11-4-4-4-9-7-5-5-7-10-11)

17 Miami (17-16-9-17-19-16-19-21-21-22-22-22)

FOURTH TIER

18 Tennessee (23-22-17-13-16-19-22-23-23-14-18-19)

19 Cleveland (28-27-23-24-20-25-27-27-27-24-23-17)

20 Jacksonville (7-6-13-10-10-13-16-19-19-23-25-27)

21 Green Bay (6-5-8-9-14-14-14-16-16-13-16-18)

22 Atlanta (9-9-10-15-15-15-17-17-14-18-20-20)

23 Cincinnati (25-10-15-11-9-11-12-13-12-15-17-21)

24 Washington (21-23-20-20-26-21-15-14-15-12-21-23)

25 Tampa Bay (13-8-16-21-22-26-26-26-26-26-27-25)

26 Buffalo (32-32-29-29-27-28-28-28-28-27-28-24)

27 Detroit (31-30-26-27-23-24-21-22-22-25-24-26)

28 NY Giants (24-28-27-30-30-30-30-31-31-30-26-28)

FIFTH TIER

29 Arizona (30-31-31-32-31-31-31-29-29-29-30-30)

30 NY Jets (15-20-24-26-25-23-25-25-25-28-29-29)

31 San Francisco (19-19-30-31-32-29-29-30-30-31-31-31)

32 Oakland (29-29-32-28-29-32-32-32-32-32-32-32)


BIGGEST RISERS: Jacksonville (7 spots), Miami (5 spots), Dallas (4 spots), Philadelphia (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Carolina (5 spots), Green Bay, Indianapolis and Minnesota (3 spots)


RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM


1 AFC West 56

2 AFC South 58

3T AFC North 63

3T NFC East 63

5 NFC South 65

6 NFC North 67

7 NFC West 70

8 AFC East 76


AFC 253

NFC 265

Monday, December 3, 2018

NBA power rankings for start of December


By Rick Morris


NOTES: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 Toronto (2)

SECOND TIER

2 Milwaukee (3)

3 LA Clippers (5)

4 Oklahoma City (6)

5 Denver (8)

6 Philadelphia (10)

THIRD TIER

7 Golden State (1)

8 LA Lakers (13)

9 Detroit (16)

10 Memphis (7)

FOURTH TIER

11 Boston (11)

12 Portland (4)

13 Indiana (9)

14 Dallas (21)

15 Houston (14)

16 New Orleans (12)

17 Minnesota (22)

18 Sacramento (19)

19 Orlando (17)

20 San Antonio (15)

21 Charlotte (20)

22 Utah (18)

FIFTH TIER

23 Miami (24)

24 Washington (25)

25 New York (27)

26 Brooklyn (23)

SIXTH TIER

27 Atlanta (29)

28 Chicago (26)

29 Cleveland (30)

30 Phoenix (28)


BIGGEST RISERS: Dallas and Detroit (7 spots), LA Lakers and Minnesota (5 spots), Philadelphia (4 spots), Denver (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Portland (8 spots), Golden State (6 spots), San Antonio (5 spots), Indiana, New Orleans and Utah (4 spots), Brooklyn and Memphis (3 spots)


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


1 WEST 201

2 EAST 284

NHL power rankings for start of December


By Rick Morris


NOTES: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


1 Tampa Bay (2-2)

2 Toronto (4-3)

3 Nashville (1-1)

4 Buffalo (15-5)

5 Colorado (8-16)

6 Winnipeg (3-4)

7 Calgary (9-9)

8 Washington (17-17)

9 Columbus (14-7)

10 Anaheim (21-23)

11 Dallas (18-8)

12 Boston (10-10)

13 San Jose (16-12)

14 NY Islanders (11-11)

15 New York Rangers (28-14)

16 Minnesota (5-6)

17 Montreal (13-13)

18 Carolina (19-24)

19 Detroit (29-18)

20 Ottawa (23-20)

21 Edmonton (7-21)

22 Vegas (25-28)

23 Arizona (22-22)

24 Philadelphia (24-19)

25 Pittsburgh (12-30)

26 Florida (30-26)

27 Vancouver (6-15)

28 New Jersey (27-29)

29 Chicago (20-25)

30 Los Angeles (31-31)

31 St. Louis (26-27)


BIGGEST RISERS: Anaheim (13 spots), Colorado (11 spots), Washington (9 spots), Carolina and Vegas (6 spots), Pittsburgh (5 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Vancouver (12 spots), Minnesota (10 spots), Philadelphia (5 spots), Chicago, Montreal and St. Louis (4 spots), Dallas and NY Islanders (3 spots)


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


1 ATLANTIC 12.63

2 CENTRAL 14.43

3 METROPOLITAN 17.63

4 PACIFIC 19.13


RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE

1 EAST 30.26

2 WEST 33.56

Saturday, December 1, 2018

2018 FDH Week 14 college football predictions


By Rick Morris


NOTE: 10-7-2 last week, 50-55-4 overall this year


Ohio State -15 over Northwestern

Oklahoma -9 ½ over Texas

Georgia +12 over Alabama

Clemson -27 ½ over Pittsburgh

Boise State -1 over Fresno State

Memphis +3 over UCF

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

FDH 2018 Week 13 NFL power rankings


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 LA Rams (2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1)

2 New Orleans (10-17-5-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2)

3 Kansas City (5-3-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-3-3)

4 New England (4-7-11-7-5-3-3-3-3-4-4)

SECOND TIER

5 Chicago (18-18-19-12-12-12-13-10-10-9-7)

6 LA Chargers (14-13-14-14-11-8-8-8-6-5-6)

7 Houston (22-26-28-22-17-18-11-11-11-10-8)

8 Pittsburgh (11-14-7-16-7-6-6-6-7-6-5)

9 Minnesota (1-2-6-8-6-5-5-7-8-8-9)

10 Seattle (20-24-21-19-21-17-18-12-13-16-11)

11 Carolina (8-11-4-4-4-9-7-5-5-7-10)

12 Indianapolis (27-21-22-23-24-27-24-20-20-17-12)

13 Philadelphia (3-4-3-5-8-7-9-9-9-11-14)

THIRD TIER

14 Baltimore (12-12-12-6-13-10-10-15-17-19-13)

15 Dallas (26-25-25-25-28-22-23-24-24-21-15)

16 Denver (16-15-18-18-18-20-20-18-18-20-19)

17 Cleveland (28-27-23-24-20-25-27-27-27-24-23)

18 Green Bay (6-5-8-9-14-14-14-16-16-13-16)

19 Tennessee (23-22-17-13-16-19-22-23-23-14-18)

20 Atlanta (9-9-10-15-15-15-17-17-14-18-20)

21 Cincinnati (25-10-15-11-9-11-12-13-12-15-17)

22 Miami (17-16-9-17-19-16-19-21-21-22-22)

23 Washington (21-23-20-20-26-21-15-14-15-12-21)

FOURTH TIER

24 Buffalo (32-32-29-29-27-28-28-28-28-27-28)

25 Tampa Bay (13-8-16-21-22-26-26-26-26-26-27)

26 Detroit (31-30-26-27-23-24-21-22-22-25-24)

27 Jacksonville (7-6-13-10-10-13-16-19-19-23-25)

28 NY Giants (24-28-27-30-30-30-30-31-31-30-26)

FIFTH TIER

29 NY Jets (15-20-24-26-25-23-25-25-25-28-29)

30 Arizona (30-31-31-32-31-31-31-29-29-29-30)

31 San Francisco (19-19-30-31-32-29-29-30-30-31-31)

32 Oakland (29-29-32-28-29-32-32-32-32-32-32)


BIGGEST RISERS: Cleveland (6 spots), Buffalo (4 spots), Denver (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Cincinnati (4 spots), Pittsburgh (3 spots)


RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM


1 AFC West 57

2T NFC North 58

2T NFC South 58

2T NFC West 58

5 AFC North 60

6 AFC South 65

7 NFC East 79

8 AFC East 79


NFC 253

AFC 261

FDH Top 4 and Next 4 for College Football Playoff Week 14


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


1 Alabama (1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1)

2 Clemson (4-3-3-7-5-4-3-2-2-2-2)

3 Notre Dame (OUT-7-7-6-3-2-3-3-3-3)

4 Georgia (3-2-2-4-4-8-7-6-5-5-5)


5 Oklahoma (5-5-5-OUT-OUT-OUT-8-7-6-6-6)

6 Ohio State (6-4-4-2-2-2-OUT-OUT-OUT-OUT)

7 UCF (OUT-OUT-OUT-OUT-OUT-OUT-8-OUT-OUT-8)

8 Michigan (OUT-OUT-OUT-OUT-OUT-7-5-5-4-4-4)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

2018 FDH Week 13 college football predictions


By Rick Morris


NOTE: 3-2 last week, 40-48-2 overall this year


Akron +23 ½ over Ohio

Michigan -4 ½ over Ohio State

Notre Dame -11 over USC

Nebraska +9 over Iowa

Mississippi State -12 ½ over Mississippi

Oregon -18 ½ over Oregon State

West Virginia +3 over Oklahoma

Washington State -2 ½ over Washington

Georgia -17 over Georgia Tech

Florida -7 over Florida State

Purdue -4 over Indiana

Wisconsin -10 ½ over Minnesota

Alabama -24 over Auburn

Arizona +1 ½ over Arizona State

Tennessee +3 over Vanderbilt

Clemson -26 over South Carolina

Texas A&M -3 over LSU

TCU +5 over Oklahoma State

Boise State -2 ½ over Utah State

Miami -4 ½ over Pittsburgh