J3C College Football Top 25 (after week twelve)

 Not a good week for college football if you’re dieting, ’cause it’s Cupcake Week.

The top two had obvious desserts and handled them accordingly … Oklahoma had a less obvious one but roughly the same calorie count … Miami added empty calories for a half before getting back to the plan … Wisconsin did likewise before getting back to their bland diet … Notre Dame and Mississippi State gave themselves heartburn but ended up largely unscathed … Oklahoma State, West Virginia, and NC State overdid it and spent the night going through the medicine cabinet trying to find relief … Georgia Tech had one of those all-too-familiar days and hopefully are at least embarrassed about it … Tennessee did about what you could expect at this point … Ole Miss gave yet another lesson in why they need an actual head coach instead of the current substitute … All in all, a rather bland week, more like TV dinner than holiday spectacular, but that’s what the next couple of weeks are for anyway.

So before we gather for the feat, here’s the latest JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.     (last week’s J3C ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Miami (3)
  4. Oklahoma (4)
  5. Wisconsin (5)
  6. Auburn (6)
  7. Georgia (7)
  8. Ohio State (8)
  9. Penn State (9)
  10. Notre Dame (10)
  11. USC (11)
  12. UCF (12)
  13. TCU (13)
  14. Washington (15)
  15. Washington State (16)
  16. Memphis (17)
  17. Mississippi State (18)
  18. South Florida (19)
  19. Stanford (22)
  20. Oklahoma State (14)
  21. Michigan State (24)
  22. Boise State (Un)
  23. LSU (Un)
  24. Michigan (20)
  25. Virginia Tech (25)

Dropped: West Virginia (21), NC State (23)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

The latest from two format staples and a third equally worthy track make their debut in my weekly Top 40 on Spotify.   Like always, you’ll find the best of today’s rock hits with all the non-rockin’, pseudo-rock alternacrap removed, replaced with more deserving songs.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
Born For Greatness – Papa Roach, Spit Out The Bone – Metallica, Invictus – Within Reason

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Steambreather – Mastodon, My Name Is Thunder – Bloody Beetroots, Through The Fire – Wayland

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen new songs, including the aforementioned Papa Roach and Metallica, new Seventh Day Slumber, an album cut from Black Country Communion, and more.    You can find it at this link 

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week eleven)

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!

College football managed to avoid going full-Ghostbusters over the weekend, but it certainly came close.

Alabama had to come up big in the end to avoid complete CFB chaos but it definitely cutting things closer than any team would like … Georgia, not so lucky.   Thoroughly manhandled by Auburn for the vast majority of the game, that there’s more work to be done would have been difficult to make any clearer … Notre Dame managed to give a far worse accounting for themselves against Miami though, and suddenly that “best loss” doesn’t matter a whole lot … Miami, conversely, raised their stock by dominating a supposedly upper echelon team … Wisconsin, uh, well they beat perhaps the most perplexing team in college football.  Talk about one week to the next, sheesh … Then again, maybe Michigan State is the more perplexing team among the cast of Big Ten.  At least with Iowa we knew the offensive outburst was probably a fluke.  Not sure anyone saw Sparty getting completely embarrassed by a seemingly dead and buried tOSU … Someday we’ll look back on 2017 and think “wait, so there was a point where Washington was considered an actual contender? Srsly? ” … Georgia Tech couldn’t quite manage to Tech themselves against the other Tech and kept their bowl hopes alive … Tennessee played dead in the second half and that finally appears to have been the final straw for ol’ Butch … Ole Miss overwhelmed an overmatched opponent, which might be the worst possible outcome since it gives non-football types a chance to promote the even more overmatched nice guy that has the interim coach tag

And there’s still three weekends of mayhem to go, but for now, let’s take another crack at revising my JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.     (last week’s J3C ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Clemson (4)
  3. Miami (8)
  4. Oklahoma (7)
  5. Wisconsin (5)
  6. Auburn (12)
  7. Georgia (2)
  8. Ohio State (13)
  9. Penn State (16)
  10. Notre Dame (3)
  11. USC (10)
  12. UCF (11)
  13. TCU (7)
  14. Oklahoma State (14)
  15. Washington (9)
  16. Washington State (17)
  17. Memphis (20)
  18. Mississippi State (19)
  19. South Florida (22)
  20. Michigan (Un)
  21. West Virginia (21)
  22. Stanford (Un)
  23. NC State (23)
  24. Michigan State (15)
  25. Virginia Tech (18)

Dropped: Iowa State (23), Iowa (24)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)


Ch-ch-ch-changes this week as five new songs debut in my weekly Top 40 on Spotify. Like always, you’ll find the best of today’s rock hits with all the non-rockin’, pseudo-rock alternacrap removed, replaced with more deserving songs.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
Waking Lions – Pop Evil, Lifelines – I Prevail, Sid Vicious In A Dress – Powerman 5000, Light Me Up – Kobra & The Lotus (re-entry), Secret Weapon – Disciple, Roots – In This Moment

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Black Is The Soul – Korn, California Dreaming – Hollywood Undead, Exist – Separations, Living Free – The Wild, Let Go – Set For The Fall, Beneath The Riverbed – Sons of Texas

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen new songs, including the aforementioned In This Moment, new Escape The Fate, Outlaws & Moonshine, Another Lost Year, and more.    You can find it at this link 

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week ten)

Will everyone who doesn’t want to get embarrassed in the final four playoff please take a giant step backwards?  Okay, thanks.

Some of you others still in line may want to think about doing the same, we’ll give you another opportunity soon.

It was that kind of weekend for college football pretenders.  Let’s be honest though, you might have gotten better odds on Iowa not scoring 55 points in their remaining games than on them hanging that number on tOSU … Penn State was already in the 2nd row, they decided to step back even farther … Here’s a curiosity to consider:  Georgia and Alabama both won by identical scores, and in similar fashion.  Bama played the presumably better of the two opponents, so why do I feel like UGA narrowed the gap between the two teams instead of having it grow? … Similarly, Clemson & Wisconsin both did what they needed to do, yet I feel a little better about Clemson and a little worse about Wisky … Bedlam was certainly exciting, so why do I think there’s an extremely good chance TCU knocks off OU next weekend? … Georgia Tech did Georgia Tech things … Tennessee did something or other … Ole Miss earned an exciting, if honestly meaningless win, at least they won’t be winless for the conference season.

And, with that, time to give you a look at the latest JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.     (last week’s J3C ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Georgia (2)
  3. Notre Dame (4)
  4. Clemson (6)
  5. Wisconsin (5)
  6. Oklahoma (8)
  7. TCU (9)
  8. Miami (11)
  9. Washington (12)
  10. USC (16)
  11. UCF (15)
  12. Auburn (18)
  13. Ohio State (3)
  14. Oklahoma State (10)
  15. Michigan State (23)
  16. Penn State (7)
  17. Washington State (24)
  18. Virginia Tech (13)
  19. Mississippi State (19)
  20. Memphis (21)
  21. West Virginia (Un)
  22. South Florida (25)
  23. Iowa (Un)
  24. Iowa State (14)
  25. NC State (20)

Dropped: Stanford (17), Arizona (23)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Two new songs debut in the latest update of my weekly Top 40 on Spotify. Like always, you’ll find the best of today’s rock hits with all the non-rockin’, pseudo-rock alternacrap removed, replaced with more deserving songs.

Missing songs this week:
Sound of the Saints – Chaotic Resemblance

New to the Spotify list this week:
Trouble – Five Finger Death Punch, Asleep – Wolves At The Gate

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Tell Me – As We Ascend, Nocturnal – Vyces

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen new songs, including the aforementioned 5FDP, new Pop Evil, Lansdowne, I Prevail, Deadset Society, and more.    You can find it at this link 

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week nine)

A different kind of week for me, did I miss anything good?

Instead of my usual routine with TVs and too many browser tabs open, I was at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford for Ole Miss – Arkansas.

That turned out to be … less than satisfying.   The event itself was fine enough, the outcome was some pretty sorry stuff.

Then again, that was kind of the theme for my day as rooting interests go.   Clemson made GT look silly, Tennesee was just basically (what’s left of) Tennessee.   Come to think of it, that’s not all that different from a number of other weekends this year.   I’m aware of everything else that transpired, so a bit road-weary, I’ll just cut the the chase & give you my updated  JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.     (last week’s J3C ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Georgia (3)
  3. Ohio State (6)
  4. Notre Dame (9)
  5. Wisconsin (5)
  6. Clemson (7)
  7. Penn State (2)
  8. Oklahoma (8)
  9. TCU (4)
  10. Oklahoma State (10)
  11. Miami (11)
  12. Washington (12)
  13. Virginia Tech (15)
  14. Iowa State (24)
  15. UCF (17)
  16. USC (22)
  17. Stanford (19)
  18. Auburn (21)
  19. Mississippi State (25)
  20. NC State (14)
  21. Memphis (23)
  22. Arizona (Un)
  23. Michigan State (18)
  24. Washington State (16)
  25. South Florida (13)

Dropped: West Virginia (20)

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