I’m bored at work today, and truthfully, I have been slacking with the content as commish of this league. I will try to update this every time we advance, but I wouldn’t hold my breathe if I was you guys. More like every real life week or so I’ll do it. The Uprising Power Rankings (thru Season 1 – week 4) #1 Nebraska Cornhuskers (Juggs) Ranking - #1 / Record 4-0 Tough to debate this one early on. The Blackshirts defense has been dominating to say the least, holding teams to 49 points thru 4 games. The offense has been a bit inconsistent, but it hasn’t mattered as they have managed to put up 137 points so far, averaging nearly 35 a game. Coming off a close win over then #2 Ohio St and a destruction of Tennessee (JMS) on the road, Nebraska has grabbed the initial #1 spot in the power rankings as well as with the NCAA pollsters. #2 North Carolina Tar Heels (Hot Rod) Ranking - # 12 / Record 3-0 Expect to see Hot Rod’s team near the top of this list for the length of this dynasty. Doesn’t matter which team he is using, he is that good. After knocking off Oregon to open the season, the Heels won back to back user games over GTech and Texas A&M. Averaging nearly 45 points a game, UNC’s offense is clicking even with coach Hot Rod at the helm only a short time. The argument could be made that they deserve the #1 spot, but since I am doing this poll, I win the tiebreaker. #3 Mississippi St Bulldogs (AJ) Ranking – UNR / Record 4-0 I know, I’m as shocked as you are to see them #3, but they deserve it. When AJ took Miss St with the 1st pick in the redraft, I thought to myself, WHY? He is dead again. But all he is doing is winning with them. 3-0 in the SEC already, all 3 victories coming against the top tier teams in LSU. Auburn and Pac 12’s Georgia….the Bulldogs have the inside track at a trip to the SEC title game early on. #4 Clemson Tigers (Foshe) Ranking - #18 / Record 3-0 The man is a silent assassain. He doesn’t post much in the forums, but rather lets his game do the talking. Outscoring his opponents 2 to 1, the Tigers have knocked off 3 pretty tough opponents, including a top 10 Iowa and Blaza’s South Carolina. He still has a ton of tough constests to go though, so this ranking might not last long. #5 Virginia Tech Hokies (Patza) Ranking - #5 / Record 3-1 Playing with a heavy heart, Patza has done well despite his mind being elsewhere lately. After losing the opener on the smurf turf to Boise, he has rallied off 3 straight wins including beating OSU’s Michigan St and Florida St, always one of the favorites in the ACC. His defense has been suspect, allowing over 20 pts a game, but as long as the offense keeps scoring, it shouldn’t matter much. #6 Texas A&M Aggies (Helli) Ranking – UNR / Record 2-1 A costly pick in the 3rd OT vs. Hot Rod cost Helli a top 2 spot in the ranking. Take away that 1 play, and the Aggies are an undefeated top 20 team. He lucks out and gets to play an unmanned TCU team, a game that should be a win that boosts them back into the top 25. The real question with this team will be how long will they have their coach at the helm, as dirty diapers and 3 am feedings seem to be in the cards very shortly. #7 Michigan St Spartans (OSU) Ranking – UNR / Record 2-1 Another surprise pick, OSU wanted the Spartans even though he knew it would mean a move to the Big 12. The Spartans are 1 ridiculous last second play away from being undefeated and in the top 5 on the poll, but nonetheless, a loss is a loss. A tough game on the road vs Miss St awaits them and could go a long way to determining if Sparty is a legit team this year. #8 Georgia Bulldogs (Pac12) Ranking – UNR / Record 2-1 After opening the season by knocking off TCU and then putting up 70+ on the helpless Vanderbilt Commodores, the Bulldogs of Georgia lost a surprising game to those of Miss St. Pac12 might be missing his running offense, or maybe it was just an off day. He is still a top player though, and I’d expect Georgia to creep back up the standings very quickly. #9 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Mo) Ranking - #9 / Record 2-1 A surprising pick by Mo considering how good of a passer he is, there might be a bit of a learning curve needed to run the option. They knocked off a tough Texas team to begin the season, but then lost to the Heels, only producing 10 pts. A win over NC State doesn’t count. Tough test coming up, on the road vs. Vtech. Will be a good measuring stick. #10 TCU Horned Frogs (unmanned) Ranking - #10 / Record 2-1 I’m not writing about a team without a coach….but expect them to fall further and further unless we get a coach in here ASAP #11 South Carolina Gamecocks (Blaza) Ranking – UNR / Record 2-2 South Carolina’s schedule this year is redonkulus. Blaza has done well to be .500 at this point. That might be where they are at the end of the season, which would keep them low in the polls, but wouldn’t be so bad when you look as who they have to play. He hasn’t won a user game in about a month, needs to get off the snide and fast #12 Tennessee Vols (JMS) Ranking – UNR / Record 2-2 JMS, I love you man, but god that was bad last night. That 1 game alone earned you the #12 ranking. Tennessee has some talent, but they will struggle this year and possibly next as their skill positions aren’t up to par with the rest of the SEC.