As I write the Eliminator: 4th Edition please realize this is now the fifth edition. The original fourth edition was jettisoned off somewhere into cyberspace as I was putting the pictures and finishing touches into it.
I'm not happy with Joomla's decision to send my awesome little tidbits packing but I've got to get this posted so excuse the hasty writing style. It will be a little less than formal.
Check the Wheel of Death for this weeks contestants though:
Pretty clear nothing short of spectacular hear. The teams, aside from Duke are all within a nice two touchdown range meaning anything can happen. With the Canes on the warpath this pick seems pretty easy.
The Eliminator knows Shannon wants to get 50 after they lost to Butch Davis; again.
Quality of Opponent:
Clearly the Buckeyes are the class of the joint. They and the Canes are the only ranked opponents and while Ryan Mallett is the best quarterback in the hopper it seems that UCLA, Texas A&M and USF still give their opponents a shot at winning. The Canes might be playing mad but they're not yet the pedigree and experience of the Buckeyes.
The Eliminator heaps humiliation upon Rich Rod and the Maize and Blue
The Big House isn't the Big House anymore really is it? Not with losses to App State and this season Purdue and a beat down by Penn State. Landshark isn't the Orange Bowl and if the fans didn't show up for Clemson and Heisman Candidate CJ Spiller then no shot they come out for the Blue Devils.
The Eliminator loves Fayettevilles, he loves Big Sooie and thus the Bulldogs and their cowbells are destroyed
Mississippi State has got an ALL-SEC caliber running game but they have little in the way of other offensive weapons. The lack of options makes it tough for first year man Dan Mullen to be successful.
Arizona State's got a tough defense and they're playing great lately. Against a disappointing UCLA squad the Sun Devils should be able to escape in a half empty Rose Bowl.
The Wolverines have no punch on defense and the Buckeyes are back on the warpath as they look to cruise into the Rose Bowl.
Louisville is not very good and the rumors of Kragthorpe being replaced by Mike Leach are already picking up Internet speed.
Baylor is punchless without Robert Griffin and second year man Art Briles is already readying for next season's bowl push (fingers crossed).
Duke's at .500 going into the last two weeks for the first time in a long time. This won't last very long as the Devils face a Miami team with too much talent and some anger to blow off as well.
The Eliminator has made its case quite clear in terms of not giving in to the sentimental angle. If there was a way to eliminate Louisville after they lost to Cincinnati he would of; finally their time is here.
Not quite as gluttonous as last week's five for one but still tipping the scale at a lofty four out of six teams being selected.
Michigan, Louisville, Duke and Baylor are all for sure eliminated this week. A slight reprieve goes to the Bulldogs and Sun Devils; they've got one more week to live.