(13) Wisconsin Badgers 31, (15) Iowa Hawkeyes 30
(16) Nebraska Cornhuskers 51, (14) Oklahoma State Cowboys 41
(18) Missouri Tigers 36, (3) Oklahoma Sooners 27
Washington Redskins 17, Chicago Bears 14
Tampa Bay Bucs 18, St. Louis Rams 17
Oakland Raiders 59, Denver Broncos 14
Green Bay Packers 28, Minnesota Vikings 24
THE WEEK THAT WAS
For the second time this season, and for the sixth time in his career, Mikey Nipp pulls out all the stops in finishing first for the week--his 6th weekly win all time. This is a huge week for said Nipp, after going 0-8 last week (something we'll discuss in Lies, Darn Lies & Statistics below).
Coming up short on Yours Truly's quest for an unprecedented third straight weekly win, Yours Truly does in fact get 2nd place, at 6-2. In 3rd, its rookie David Tuck, also at 6-2. For 4th for the week, Big Eddy McBroom goes 5-3, Tommy McLeod in 5th and Tyler Campbell in 6th, both at 5-3.
For 7th for the week, Ryan Sherman, at 8th is Joey Thornell, and in 9th is Young Garrett Cheney, all at 5-3. Rounding out the weekly top ten is DMOsborne, finishing 4-4.
4-4: Drew Warren, Tebershaw, Sarah Hasha, Trey Cartledge, Chris Croyle, Jonny Osborne, Stevie Ray, Hawbaker, Tad "The Dynasty" Roose, Daniel Powell
3-5: Matt Halpert, Jenn Ernst, Dan Sellers, Tom Johnson, Mark "The (un)Mighty" Gainey, John Wolf, Lori "Gonna Have a Baby" Beirne, gRandy Latta, Eddy Jr, The Big Wasyluka
2-6: Hurricane Rhett, Brad Latta, Drew Morris, Jason Roberts
1-7: Scotty Latta, Matta Latta, Zack Graves
Joey Thornell, 42-22 (14.5)
Zack Graves, 37-27 (9.5)
DMOsborne, 36-28 (16.3)
Matt Halpert, 35-29 (8.83)
Drew Warren, 35-29 (11.5)
Rhett Barnett, 32-32 (14.5)
Matt Latta, 31-33 (9.83)
Tebe Shaw, 38-26 (11.8)
Tommy McLeod, 36-28 (9.33)
Brad Latta, 34-30 (11.0)
Jennifer Ernst, 33-31 (7.0)
Justin Fisher, 30-34 (13.3)
Sarah Hasha, 29-35 (17.5)
Tom Johnson, 40-24 (14.30)
Big Eddy McBroom, 39-25 (10.7)
Dan Sellers, 38-26 (9.0)
Trey Cartledge, 36-28 (13.3)
David Tuck, 35-29 (16.0)
Drew Morris, 32-32 (7.5)
IF THE PLAYOFFS STARTED TODAY
(1) Joey Thornell, 42-22 (14.5) (North Division champ, first round bye)
(2) Tom Johnson, 40-24 (14.3) (West Division champ, first round bye)
(3) Big Eddy, 39-25 (10.7) (wild card)
(4) Tebe Shaw, 38-26 (11.8) (wild card)
(5) Dan Sellers, 38-26 (9.0) (wild card)
(6) Zack Graves, 37-27 (9.5) (wild card)
On the Bubble... Tommy McLeod (36-28/9.33)... Trey Cartledge (36-28/13.3)... DMOsborne (36-28/16.3)... Matt Halpert (35-29/8.83)... Drew Warren (35-29/11.5)... David Tuck (35-29/16.0)
Yours Truly, 46-18 (12.3)
Chris Croyle, 39-25 (14.8)
Ryan Sherman, 36-28 (11.8)
Garrett Cheney, 35-29 (16.7)
Tyler Campbell, 34-30 (10.8)
Mark Gainey, 33-31 (10.7)
John Wolf, 31-33 (9.0)
Randy Latta, 39-25 (9.83)
Jon Osborne, 37-27 (7.83)
Steven Ray, 37-27 (11.0)
Jason Roberts, 33-31 (10.5)
Lori Beirne, 32-32 (11.7)
Scott Latta, 31-33 (8.17)
Tim Wasyluka, 38-26 (10.5)
James Hawbaker, 36-28 (9.83)
Eddy Jr, 36-28 (11.0)
Michael Nipp, 34-30 (13.8)
Tad Roose, 34-30 (14.0)
Daniel Powell, 29-35 (17.0)
IF THE PLAYOFFS STARTED TODAY
(1) Yours Truly, 46-18 (12.3) (East Division champ, first round bye)
(2) Randy Latta, 39-25 (9.83) (Central Division champ, first round bye)
(3) Chris Croyle, 39-25 (14.8) (wild card)
(4) Tim Wasyluka, 38-26 (10.5) (South Division champ)
(5) Jonathan Osborne, 37-27 (7.83) (wild card)
(6) Steven Ray, 37-27 (11.0) (wild card)
On the Bubble... James Hawbaker (36-28/9.83)... Eddy Jr (36-28/11.0)... Ryan Sherman, (36-28/11.8)... Garrett Cheney (35-29/16.7)...
Playoffs... Remember, top six in each conference go to postseason. Top two records get first round bye, remaining four participate in "Wild Card Weekend", sending the top two of that group into the next round. Ties are broken via TieBreak Average, but division winner always gets higher seed regardless of TBA.
THE DFC POWER POLL TOP TWELVE
Rank, DFC'er, Record (TBA) (Last Week)
1. Yours Truly, 46-18 (12.3) (1)
2. Joey Thornell, 42-22 (14.5) (2)
3. Tom Johnson, 40-24 (14.3) (3)
4. Randy Latta, 39-25 (9.83) (5)
5. Eddy McBroom, 39-25 (10.7) (10)
6. Chris Croyle, 39-25 (14.8) (8)
7. Dan Sellers, 38-26 (9.0) (6)
8. Tim Wasyluka, 38-26 (10.5) (7)
9. Tebe Shaw, 38-26 (11.8) (9)
10. Zack Graves, 37-27 (9.5) (4)
11. Steven Ray, 37-27 (11.0) (NR)
12. Jonathan Osborne, 37-27 (7.83) (11)
dropped out... Eddy Jr (12th)
Aaaaaand... the bottom five...
(33) John Wolf... (34) Matt Latta... (35) Justin Fisher... (36) Daniel Powell... (37) Sarah Hasha
Thanks to a few of you who have responded in kind with various ways to improve the flow of DFC information... I had several spreadsheets and formulas sent my way, and spent time looking at all of them. Like the NFL or NCAA, I'm a little slow to adopt the necessary actions to improve my life... but suggestions like an email where you just click on a winner, and sheets where All-Time info can be kept easier will be seriously considered.
LIES, DARN LIES & STATISTICS
- There have been a number of 0-8 weeks in the history of The DFC, and almost all of them are due to the lack of picks being sent in. Before last week, only twice has someone actually gone all the way through the week and missed every. single. game... First, it was done in DFC II, Week Three by one Ross Kingrey.
- The next time was by Michael Nipp, in DFC VI, Week 9. And not until last week had it happened again...
- Wanted to mention this last week, but didn't get to write out the LDL&S... Michael Nipp became the first DFC'er to legitimately lose all eight games in a single weekend--twice.
- But, its important to note this week for Mikey, as he has another connection with the long since retired Ross Kingrey--the biggest week-to-week turnaround, going from 0-8 to 7-1, which both Ross did in DFC II and Michael did last week to this week.
- All Time Wins... Congrats to DMOsborne who passed 600, and Tad Roose, who is 1 shy from that mark. Daniel Powell is at 587, and Big Tom Johnson is at 584. Bear in mind that "All Time" includes playoffs.
- Tim Wasyluka recently crossed 500 (at 509), while Ryan Sherman hit the 300 mark (at 311). Trey Cartledge needs but one win to go to 300. Justin Fisher rolls to 200, while Brad Latta needs 7 more to get to 100 all time wins.
- Since its getting close to that time, let's check out some playoff stats... Mark Gainey (94-51), Drew Morris (93-58) and Eddy McBroom (84-36) are the top three when it comes to playoff victories. From third to fourth is a huge dropoff, as Matt Latta only has a 58-31 record. This is important for Eddy McBroom, as unless there is a huge surge from Gainey or Drew, Eddy might be the only one to make the postseason this year out of those top three. With a strong run, this would give Eddy a chance to become the number one playoff winner of all time.
- Could it be the end of a true dynasty? Mark Gainey is having what will possibly be the worst season he's ever had in his 9 season career. His lowest win total came last season with 58, but with a 33-31 record currently, he's going to have to coast to a 25-7 in the final four weeks. Not impossible, but not likely. This is important because Gainey has one heck of a streak going--he's made the postseason nine straight years. The next longest streak is Matt Latta, currently at five, but that also seems as if that will end this year.
- If Jonathan Osborne or James Hawbaker make this postseason this year, they will own the longest active streak at four seasons. Otherwise, three is the magic number, from Yours Truly--if Yours Truly makes it.