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The 2018 CFCC Week 11 Wrap-up:
Status Quo--All the way Around
by Shudda, Cudda, Wudda
Coming into Week 11 it didn't look like it would offer much hope of a big shakeup with the CFP Top 4 (as well as the "first two out") all having double digit point spreads in their games. And sure enough all six won, although #6 Oklahoma almost succumbed to !Bedlam! vs. Oklahoma State. OU has struggled in its rivalry games this year, falling to Texas a few weeks ago. So should OU slip? Who would threaten? LSU had to hold on a little at the end to ensure a 7-point victory over bottom-dweller Arkansas, but #8 Washington State made a slight statement with a commanding performance over mediocre Colorado. What probably will help Wazzou the most was playing a good game when the East Coast was awake--a 3:30 pm EST start, rather than a 10:30 pm EST start, and Gardner Minshew looked great (and okay, the 'stache looked great too--getting a lot of media coverage!). So, the CFP Top 4 will likely stay the same this week, and Georgia should hold at #5, but #6 might be interesting Tuesday night.
For Dirty Dawg play, it was Status Quo as well with the Top 4 players, Seth Binau, Alisha Mize, Mr. Red, and Trinna Patterson, holding their places. As a matter of fact, these four players have placed in the same order 1, 2, 3, 4 after Weeks 9, 10, and 11. Jeff Ward, Charlottesville, VA cracks into the Top 5 for the first time this year, moving up 3 places from #8 last week.
For Week 11, the results were kind of ho-hum with an average score of 72.4, and ten players with scores >= 100. Top Dawg for the week is Chelsea Kryston, from Las Vegas, yes Las Vegas! Hey Chelsea, did you go into town and do something useful with these picks? Chelsea was 13-2 with the top score of 110, nailing the Tennessee upset over #11 Kentucky. Funny how the Kentucky Football team struggles after Basketball season Tips Off! There was a tie for 2nd Place this week with Fernando Salas (Tuscaloosa, AL) and William Moseley (Davenport, FL) at 106.
In Group Play, "Do We Really have Time for This" continues at #1 for the fourth week in a row, with "All in the Family" continuing at #2. "The Family" has been in the Top 2 since Week 3. "High Plains Drifters" surged up from #7 last week to #3 now, holding the slimmest of margins (0.05 point) over #4 "Morass of Ordinary Effort".
As we look ahead to Week 12, not too many big games lined up (gotta wait for Rivalry Week in Week 13), but we do have #3 Notre Dame taking on #13 Syracuse at Yankee Stadium Saturday afternoon.
All for now--Best of Luck to all of you in Week 12!