Solitaire Coaches’ Points Challenge Update
Sunday April 14 – Saturday April 20, 2013
SCPC Official Stats:
7 new games & 1 new team this week
479 total games, 229 different teams, 19 owners/coaches
14 bowl eligible teams (six or more wins)
14 five win teams still alive
21 four win teams still alive
10 Weeks Remaining
With only seven games reported in the SCPC this week there was not much movement in the rankings. A couple of the winning teams moved up, but not into the top ten. We did gain another bowl eligible team though, and three more teams reached the 4 or 5 win plateau. The stage is being set for an exciting final push for teams to make the SCPC post season and via for SCBCS bids.
Let’s begin our recaps with some action from the Mail Order Football League. The Boston Stranglers (Chris Fields) had no problems at all with the Richmond Rebels (Brain Wittkop) as they rolled to 35 – 13 win in a game played under Mike Velikey’s ‘short game’ rules. Keep an eye on the forum for a full recap and pics later this week. The loss is the first SCPC game for the Rebels. The Stranglers, one the MOFL’s best teams, evens their SCPC record at 1-1. With only a few weeks left in Postal League play I’ll remind all MOFL coaches that all MOFL games can be entered in the SCPC.
Two games in ECFA were entered. TCU moved to 4-3 with a third consecutive win, 17-0, over Texas who has lost three in row. It was a defensive battle all the way with the Frogs out gaining the Horns 195 – 141. In the second ECFA game the Texas A&M Aggies pulled off a come from behind upset win over the Arkansas Razorbacks. Arkansas dominated the game, out gaining the A&M 350 – 228, but turned the ball over four times allowing the Aggies to overcome a 17 – 7 fourth quarter deficit. Texas A&M evens their record at 3-3 while Arkansas, still in contention for the SWC title, is 4-2 and ranked #37. Baylor still leads the way in the SWC/ECFA.
The DREAM SEASON draws ever closer to it’s culmination with three games this week. Chicago put Dallas in a tough spot handing the Cowboys their third loss 17 – 14. Green Bay stayed undefeated, and became the SCPC’s newest bowl eligible team at 6-0 with a 21 – 7 win over New Orleans. The loss stuck a fork in the Saint’s Dream Season as they are now 2-4. Washington and St. Louis are now both 4-2 as the Redskins defeated the Rams 17 – 14. The Rams have lost two of three with their only win coming over lowly New Orleans while Washington has won four of five with their only loss at the hands of the mighty Packers. The Packers join the Dolphins and Steelers as bowl eligible Dream Season teams, and are now the top ranked Dream Team at #15. Oakland, Chicago, and Baltimore are all 5-1. The Redskins and Rams join the 49ers and Buccaneers at 4-2.
The final game this week was a thriller in WMLMF’s second semi-final contest. In a mild upset That 70’s Rams overcame an early 21 – 0 deficit to earn a 40 – 38 win over the South Park Cows. South Park squandered an opportunity to advance to the Gumbo Bowl and earn SCPC bowl eligibility. The Rams left themselves in excellent shape to be a factor in the SCBCS race with a Gumbo Bowl win over the New Zealand Zombies. Good luck to both teams in the Gumbo Bowl.
With just ten weeks of SCPC regular season play remaining there are a lot of questions to answer. Who else can get their top teams to the six win bar? Are there more solitaire coaches out there not even involved yet? Will Wittkops Big Ten season produce a top ranked team or will they just beat the crap out of each other? Will Veliky get SB56 completed? With the top ranked 49ers capped out and several other of his top teams eliminated we could see another Veliky team creep into the BCS chase. Will LeMay’s Jets earn enough QWBP to catch Velikey’s 49ers as the WLAPF schedule plays out? Can the ECFA produce a top ranked team? How many points can the top Dream Teams amass? Will CAPEF complete another tournament and get the top teams back on the board in time to make a push? Has Owen completely abandoned his Skulls season?
It should be fun!