After three weeks, a team’s record doesn’t mean much.   Only three teams, the Falcons, Cardinals, and Texans, started 2012 3-0.  The Cardinals, having just beat the 2-1 Eagles, only won 2 games out of their remaining 13.  Patriots were 1-2, and had lost to the Cardinals and the Ravens, as were the Packers, Broncos, andContinue reading “NFL POWER RANKING: WEEK 4”

NFL Week 2 Power Rankings

49ers – A great showing week 1 without using the option on offense. Patriots – The Patriots generally get off to a slow start while Bill Belichick is surveying his team to find its strengths.  They’re venerable with some injuries right now, but once Bill figures things out they’ll be dangerous. Broncos – Peyton tookContinue reading “NFL Week 2 Power Rankings”


Once again a lot of changes this week, mostly relating to teams losing and falling off the ranks.  One of the biggest adjustments I made was Ohio State and Baylor, who have both beat Buffalo with vastly different stat lines.  Ohio Stat also might have to play a few games with quarterback Braxton Miller nursingContinue reading “DELI POLL: WEEK 2 TOP 25 AND HEISMAN WATCH”

2013 Deli Poll: Preseason Heisman Watch

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Happy college football kickoff everyone! Enjoy the games tonight and this weekend, and keep an eye on this year’s preseason Heisman hopefuls. 1. Johnny Manziel, QB I know winning it back to back is close to impossible and there’s been a lot of negativity during the offseason surrounding Johnny Football, butContinue reading “2013 Deli Poll: Preseason Heisman Watch”

NCAA Football: 2013 Preseason Top 25 Deli Poll

There’s the USA Today Coaches Poll, The Harris Poll, The Legends Poll, and now, one week before the start of college football, I would like to introduce The Deli Poll, the newest measure of college football success. 1)   Alabama 2)   Ohio State 3)   Stanford 4)   Georgia 5)   Texas A&M

#1. The Washington Nationals: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#1. The Washington Nationals Team Ace: Stephan Strasburg Most Valuable Position Player: Adam LaRoche Breakout Candidate: Bryce Harper Notable Offseason Additions: Raphael Soriano, Dan Haren, Denard Span Notable Offseason Losses: Michael Morse, Edwin Jackson, Sean Burnett Biggest Team Weakness: middle of the infield

#2. The Los Angeles Angels: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#2. The Los Angeles Angels  Team Ace: Jared Weaver Most Valuable Position Player: Mike Trout Breakout Candidate: Peter Bourjos Notable Offseason Additions: Josh Hamilton, Tommy Hanson, Jason Vargas, Joe Blanton, Ryan Madson, Sean Burnett Notable Offseason Losses: Zack Greinke, Dan Haren, Torii Hunter Biggest Team Weakness: The Infield

#3. The Toronto Blue Jays: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#3. The Toronto Blue Jays Team Ace: R.A. Dickey Most Valuable Position Player: Jose Bautista Breakout Candidate: Notable Offseason Additions: Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio, Melky Cabrera Notable Offseason Losses: Yunel Escobar Biggest Team Weakness: Bullpen