(Corrected) standings after Week 15

If you didn’t think this thing was going down to the wire, you were sadly mistaken…the defending champ (JWade) is back up on top, but by a single game over the great Flagan and myself. But Jagshouse is 1.5 games back, while Heelatious is roughly 2 games back. This is going to be a tremendous finish. Congrats to Johnny Kennedy and PantherFan, who rocked our world with 12-3 weeks. Also, congrats to GWhitley and Greg Melvin, who are now in the top 10 in percentage. We will run this through the end of the NFL regular season, which means we only have about four weeks left.

By percentage 

Pos (LW)  Name          Pct. (record) 

1 (2)  JWade                  .676 (150-72)

2 TIE (4) Flagan              .671 (149-73)

2 TIE (1) HANKS             .671 (149-73)

4 (4) Jagshouse              .670 (148-73)

5 (3) Heelatious              .668 (139-69)

6 (7) S. Lovick                .662 (147-75)

7 (8) SLFootball15          .651 (125-67)

8 (6) Tate Mooring          .650 (143-77)

9 (NR) GWhitley             .644 (141-78)

10 (NR) Greg Melvin          .640 (142-80)

By wins 

JWade                      150-72 (.676)           10-5 (5-0 in preps)

Flagan                      149-73 (.671)           10-5 (5-0 in preps)

HANKS                     149-73 (.671)           7-8

Jagshouse                148-73 (.670)           11-4

S. Lovick                   147-75 (.662)           11-4 (5-0 in preps)

Tate Mooring              143-77 (.650)        8-7

Greg Melvin               142-80 (.640)           9-6

GWhitley                   141-78 (.644)           9-6

Go Twins                  140-82 (.631)           8-7

Heelatious                  139-69 (.668)           9-6

BW                          139-83 (.626)           5-10

Johnny Kennedy        138-84 (.622)           12-3 (5-0 in preps)

K-Town Pirate            137-85 (.617)           6-9

PantherFan                137-85 (.617)           12-3 (5-0 in preps)

Clay                          136-86 (.613)          8-7

Taplie Coile                136-86 (.613)           6-9

Jeff Howard               135-87 (.608)           7-8

RJarman                   134-88 (.604)           10-5

Lee                          133-89 (.599)           6-9

Spence                     133-89 (.599)           7-8 (5-0 in preps)

Devil27                     132-75 (.638)           9-6

COliver                       132-76 (.635)           7-8

DubG GC                  131-91 (.590)           8-7

The Kid                     131-91 (.590)           10-5

ENCMetalhead           131-78 (.627)           7-8

Bward                      130-91 (.588)           7-8

SLfootball15               125-67 (.651)           10-5

JGoodson                 125-92 (.576)           7-8

CBeaman101              124-83 (.599)           8-7

Will the Thrill               121-101 (.545)         8-7

Natis9988                  117-75 (.609)           10-5

Mr_NL1991                113-78 (.592)           —–

CourtKillinger              110-83 (.570)           9-6

ECPirates11               92-55 (.626)           —–

Marine                        78-55 (.586)           —–

Canescoach               75-45 (.625)           10-5 (5-0 in preps)

DJTyndall06/DJ           72-61 (.541)           —–

James Roberts           52-35 (.598)           —–

TRH                         46-44 (.511)           5-10

KHS loving sister         46-50 (.479)           —–

Blue Dog                   38-28 (.576)           —–

Scott44544               30-30 (.500)           —–

Deeprunpirate         20-10 (.667)          —–

Deep Run              16-14 (.533)           —–

KHSDefensivetackle     16-14 (.533)           —–

I know things            16-14 (.533)           —–

WMurphy                   9-6 (.600)           —– 

CJonesNP9               8-7 (.533)           —–

APAfootball9              5-8 (.385)           —–

* indicates first week of selections (no newbies this week)

Pick these games, Dec. 1-4

Been swamped this week, guys/gals; I’ll get the standings up later tonight.

Prep

Clinton at Jacksonville Northside

Northampton-West at Manteo

East Bladen at James Kenan

Wilmington Hoggard at Greenville Rose

Matthews Butler vs. Charlotte Independence (Memorial Stadium)

College

Wake Forest vs. Georgia Tech

Arkansas vs. Florida

Nebraska vs. Oklahoma

Rutgers at West Virginia

Colorado State at San Diego State

Pro

Carolina at Philadelphia

Dallas at N.Y. Giants

Atlanta at Washington

N.Y. Jets at Green Bay

Seattle at Denver

East Carolina to play in inaugural PapaJohns.com bowl

Here’s the press release from ECU:

GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina has accepted an invitation to play

against an opponent to-be-named from the Big East Conference in the

inaugural PapaJohns.com Bowl at historic Legion Field in Birmingham,

Ala., on Saturday, Dec. 23. The game, which will be televised by ESPN2,

has a 1:00 p.m. EST kickoff.

 

Tickets in the Pirates’ section for the PapaJohns.com Bowl are available

by calling the ECU Athletics Ticket Office at (800) DIAL-ECU or going

online at www.ECUPirates.com. Pirate Club priority will apply for all

tickets ordered by December 8. After that time, tickets will be

allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

“The opportunity to play in the inaugural PapaJohns.com Bowl has the

Pirate Nation excited,” East Carolina Director of Athletics Terry

Holland said. “Birmingham is the closest C-USA Bowl site for our fans

and there is no doubt about the enthusiasm for college football that

exists in the area. Our team and coaching staff have worked extremely

hard for this opportunity and we look forward to finding out who will be

representing the Big East as our opponent on December 23. The

PapaJohns.com Bowl game should be an interesting one regionally as well

as nationally since it will match hungry, up-and-coming teams from each

conference.”

 

The Pirates (7-5, 5-3 Conference USA) will be making their 13th bowl

appearance in program history, seventh since 1990 and first since facing

off against Marshall in the 2001 GMAC Bowl.

 

East Carolina is 7-5 all-time in its bowl history and has split its last

six contests. Bowl wins during that span for the Pirates include a 37-34

victory over North Carolina State in the 1992 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, Ga.),

a 19-13 triumph against Stanford in the 1995 St. Jude Liberty Bowl

(Memphis, Tenn.) and a 40-27 decision over Texas Tech in the 2000

galleryfurniture.com Bowl (Houston, Texas).

 

“ESPN is pleased to announce that East Carolina University has accepted

our invitation to represent Conference USA in the inaugural

Papajohns.com Bowl,” said Mark Meadows, Executive Director of the

Papajohns.com Bowl. “We look forward to welcoming the Pirates football

team and its supporters to Birmingham.”

Amato fired

N.C. State has fired football coach Chuck Amato. My take: It’s about time. How does a team with three NFL first-rounders finish 7-5 like they did last year? And 3-9 this year is unacceptable for a seventh-year coach.

So who’s the next coach at State? What do you guys/gals think about this development?

MOC Tip-Off Classic Day 2

The scores from the Mount Olive College Tip-Off Classic semifinals:

  • West Forsyth 73, New Bern 68 – NB nearly comes all the way back from a 16-point first-half deficit, cutting the West Forsyth lead to three points in the final minute. Not enough, though, as the Titans (1-0) hold on against the Bears (2-1).
  • Kinston 70, Goldsboro 54 — The Cougars (0-1) looked awfully tough, but just didn’t have enough depth for the Vikings (3-0). Kinston turned the ball over 28 times while forcing 37 Goldsboro turnovers.

Today’s games:

  • 4 p.m. third-place game: New Bern (2-1) vs. Goldsboro (0-1) — The Cougars’ athleticism will probabaly be too much for the Bears, who don’t have nearly as much quickness as Goldsboro.
  • 6 p.m. championship: Kinston (3-0) will go for its second straight MOC title against one of the premier 4A teams and coaches in the state in West Forsyth (1-0). Kinston will get another significant challenge tonight, although the Vikings will probably win by 15-plus points.

There was a great crowd there last night, but the Vikings need your support. If you can get up to MOC, it will be worth it as you’ll see Kinston face as good a team as it will face until the Glaxo in late December.

Mount Olive College Tip-Off Classic

If you have a hankering for some prep basketball, get your butt up to Mount Olive College for this weekend’s MOC Tip-Off Classic. Four quality teams will be playing in the tourney:

  • Today: West Forsyth vs. New Bern, 6 p.m.; Kinston vs. Goldsboro, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: Third-place game, 4 p.m.; Championship game, 6 p.m

Kinston is the defending champ and it should be a heck of a tournament.