All adjustments sent to me as of 10/1 have been made (ie, Drew..)
Florida 28, Alabama 13 (tiebreak = 41 pts)
Georgia Tech 38, Virginia Tech 27
UAB 21, Troy 3
Ohio State 38, Iowa 17
Buffalo 17, Minnesota 12
Baltimore 16, San Diego 13
New England 38, Cincinnati 13
Chicago 37, Seattle 6
The Week That Was
Though Zack Graves becomes only the third rookie to win his first week since last season (Angie Mark Osborne won Weeks 1 & 5, and Gina Williams won Week 12, both last yer) but Zack becomes the first MALE rookie to win in his first season. The last guy rookie to win a week was Garrett Cheney in Week 5 of DFC V.
Justin Glenn comes in 2nd at 6-2, while Jennifer Ernst continues her comeback tour (after last season's rebuilding year) to finish 3rd at 6-2. Gary "The Idol" Eubanks gets another top 5 finish, with 4th at 6-2, while Tebe Shaw, Eddy McBroom and Daniel Powell all thie for 5th at 5-3. In 8th is Tad Roose, while in 9th, a tie between Barnie, Demastus, Wasyluka and Eddy Jr, all at 5-3.
5-3: Mackey, Sarah Hasha, Lori Smith, Michael Nipp
4-4: Jason Turnbow, Tom Johnson, Drew Morris, Tyler Campbell, Jon Osborne, Gina Williams, Ryan Sherman
3-5: Matt Latta, David Mark Osborne, Jason Duren, Tommy McLeod, Hawbaker, The Mighty Gainey, Yours Truly, Trey Cartledge, Scott Latta, Garrett Cheney
2-6: Ty Coffey
Matt Latta, 25-15 (9.25)
David Mark Osborne, 21-19 (11.75)
Ken Mackey, 21-19 (13.0)
Tom Johnson, 20-20 (9.5)
Ty Coffey, 17-23 (22.8)
Jennifer Ernst, 29-11 (16.0)
Jason Turnbow, 26-14 (10.75)
Justin Glenn, 26-14 (27.75)
Jason Barnette, 25-15 (18.25)
Tebe Shaw, 23-17 (14.0)
Tommy McLeod, 21-19 (9.5)
Gary Eubanks, 29-11 (11.25)
Drew Morris, 25-15 (8.75)
Eddy McBroom, 24-16 (4.0)
Jason Duren, 23-17 (33.4)
Sarah Hasha, 22-18 (12.2)
Jason Demastus, 21-19 (9.25)
Yours Truly, 25-15 (12.6)
Tyler Campbell, 26-14 (13.25)
Mark Gainey, 25-15 (17.5)
James Hawbaker, 22-18 (15.75)
Trey Cartledge, 22-19 (20.4)
South Central Division
Zack Graves, 28-12 (9.25)
Tad Roose, 27-13 (13.0)
Eddy Mc Jr, 25-15 (21.0)
Scott Latta, 24-16 (13.75)
Jonathan Osborne, 23-17 (19.25)
Lori Smith, 22-18 (13.8)
Tim Wasyluka, 29-11 (10.5)
Gina Williams, 26-14 (10.75)
Daniel Powell, 26-14 (13.4)
Michael Nipp, 23-17 (9.5)
Garrett Cheney, 21-19 (18.8)
Ryan Sherman, 20-20 (14.75)
The DFC Power Poll Top 12
1. Tim Wasyluka, 29-11 (10.5) (1)
2. Gary "The Idol" Eubanks, 29-11 (11.25) (2)
3. Jennifer Ernst, 29-11 (16.0) (3)
4. Zack Graves, 28-12 (9.25) (6)
5. Tad Roose, 27-13 (13.0) (9)
6-tie. Jason Turnbow, 26-14 (10.75) (4)
6-tie. Gina Williams, 26-14 (10.75) (7)
8. Tyler Campbell, 26-14 (13.25) (10)
9. Daniel Powell, 26-14 (13.4) (12)
10. Justin Glenn, 26-14 (27.75) (NR)
11. Drew Morris, 25-15 (8.75) (NR)
12. Matt Latta, 25-15 (9.25) (5)
dropped out: Yours Truly (8th), Mark Gainey (11th)
...and the Bottom Five
30. Garrett Cheney (27)... 31. Trey Cartledge (26)... 32. Tom Johnson (33)... 33. Ryan Sherman (32)... 34. Ty Coffey (34)
Here's the tweak on the playoffs. Originally, The DFC expanded this season's playoffs from 6 to 8 per conference, and as a result there would be no "first round bye". Upon further consideration, it has been determined that since there is no head-to-head until the conference championships, that there will be two "first round byes", and six to participate in Wild Card Weekend.
The first round byes, and top 2 seeds, will be given to the best records in each conference... it is obvious that the top seed will be a division winner, but #2 doesn't have to be. Tiebreak average will break any tie, unless there is a tie between seeds when one is a division winner--tie goes to division winner regardless. Once the playoff seedings are set, all regular season TBAs are discarded.
During Wild Card Weekend, the top two out of the six will advance to the conference semi-finals, with seedings breaking ties until the Conference Final Four. Please contact the DFC Admin for any questions or clarifications.
Lies, Darn Lies & Statistics
- Twas a brutal weekend... Tad Roose's streak is kept intact, now at 37 weeks without a losing record, but Yours Truly saw my 10 week +.500 streak come crashing down, and Mark Gainey witnessed his at-least-.500 streak end at 14 weeks.
The new longest current streaks of +.500 belong to Jennifer Ernst at 8 weeks and Tim Wasyluka at 7 weeks.
- The next longest current at-least-.500 streak after Tad belongs to Eddy McBroom the Bigger at 12 weeks, while Jennifer (again) has 11 weeks.
- It was such a weekend that by the end of Week 4, there were 19 DFC'ers who had yet to post a losing record this season. After Week 5? Only 12 remain... Justin, Barnie, Jenn, Turnbow, Big Eddy, Gary The Idol, Drew, Tad, Wasyluka, Zack, Gina and Daniel.
- Who can boast that they've had 5-3 or better? Jenn, Zack, Wasyluka and Daniel
- As for this year's rookie crop, only a few names really stand out so far... Trey Cartledge and Ken Mackey are on pace to finish up with the average amount of rookie wins, around 45 to 50, maybe a few more. Jason Turnbow has done well for himself, and if the playoffs began right now, he'd be in... but the real Rookie of the Year Race that seemingly belonged to Gary "The Idol" Eubanks is beginning to heat up now that Zack Graves has had himself a few solid weeks.
- Looking at overall numbers, Justin Glenn and Tad Roose are now tied all time for 10th place, both with 311 wins lifetime. Jonathan Osborne is now only 3 away from 300. Not to keep bringing her name up, but Jennifer Ernst is now 30 away from 400. Worth mentioning.
- James Hawbaker has now passed Vic Paschal for 31st all time on the list with 59 wins, putting him now chasing current DFC'ers like Ryan Sherman (67), Tebe Shaw (74) and Jason Barnette (75)
- Over in college, Daniel Powell and Tommy McLeod both charted their 200th college wins, with Daniel taking over 6th place all time because of fewer losses (138 to Tommy's 150).
- Michael Nipp might be getting some mojo back after last season's disaster, passing Matt Latta again for 3rd all time.
- Yours Truly's reign atop the Pro Records was merely to keep Tom's streak from going to four years in a row... after one week at #1, I'm back to #3. Who's number 1? Well, a tie between Tom and... you guessed it, Jennifer Ernst.
- The best seasons ever: 1) Mark Gainey, 68-28 (DFC V)... 2) Lori Smith & Yours Truly, 66-30 (DFC V) and Jennifer Ernst, 66-30 (DFC IV)... 3) Michael Nipp & Eddy Jr, 65-31 (DFC V) and Mark Gainey, 65-31 (DFC III)... 4) Wookiee Fulaytar & Garrett Cheney, 64-32 (DFC V)
- Those who won the DeRamus Plate with 60 wins or more? Tad Roose, 62-34 (DFC II) & Wookiee Fulaytar, 64-32 (DFC V).
- The other ones? Shawn Sharp, 58-30 (DFC I)... Wookiee Fulaytar, 57-39 (DFC III)... Tad Roose, 59-37 (DFC IV)... Matt Latta, 59-37 (DFC VI). So it seems 60+ wins doesn't necessarily mean success. But 57 wins? That might help.
- Actually, to make the playoffs you should probably shoot for 56. Since the league expanded to 24 or more in DFC III, only Michael Nipp and Jenn Ernst has made the postseason with less than 56 wins--they both had 55 wins in DFC III.