May 27, 2015

FIFA scandal, my Blatter-must-go column and poll. Vote now!; plus NBA Finals odds, also Gordon, Stanton on ASG pace, 'Fish In the Dark', Abbot & Costello Marlins, Dolphins win May & more

GREG COTE'S RANDOM EVIDENCE BLOG: MIAMI. SPORTS. AND BEYOND.

1) It is THURSDAY, MAY 28. In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Hot Button Top 10, a salute to Memorial Day (50,000 Names), UM/MLS stadium verdict & more. 2) Follow us on Twitter @gregcote. Also on Facebook, Instagram and Vine.

Gordon, Stanton on pace to start in All-Star Game: First NL All-Star voting trends are out, with a double dose of desperately needed good news Marlins and Marlfans. Dee Gordon leads all second basemen in voting, and Giancarlo Stanton is third among outfielders -- both on pace to start.

Tap breaks on Dolphins: Fins had their first OTA (organized team activity) practice day this week and it was decorated as a symbolic start to the 2015 season, with much made in particular about how good Ndamukong Suh looked. All of which earns the following two-word commentary: "It's freakin' May!"  

THE FIFA CORRUPTION SCANDAL: Yesterday's indictment in Switzerland of 14 persons including nine 1aa1afifacurrent or former FIFA officials is the biggest story in global sports. It also is big in America, considering the U.S. is behind the lengthy investigation and is extraditing the accused for prosecution. Click on Blatter Must Go for my latest column, online and in today's inky pulp editions. I write that now is the time for a clean break. FIFA president Sepp Blatter (pictured artfully blurry at right) has presided over 17 years of sporadic but seemingly unending scandal -- including controversy over the awarding of the 2018 and '22 World Cups to Russia and Qatar. Blatter should resign or be voted out of office in Friday's election. Doubt either will happen, but we can dream. Meanwhile, weigh in on how serious you think this latest FIFA story is.

LEBRON BREEZES TO FINALS. NEXT STOP: HEARTACHE: Cleveland Cavaliers fans are delusional, in 1aa1alebonrgeneral, I think, but especially as they view this Cavs team and the upcoming NBA Finals vs. Golden State. (Warriors clinched last night). We can forgive Cavs fans naturally thinking that having LeBron James is the panacea that overcomes all. Miami and Heat fans can relate. But Clevelanders resist the reality check that LeBron and mates will be a clear underdog (see below) vs. Steph Curry and the Warriors. It will be interesting to see LeBron in that unfamiliar role. For many in Miami, it will be delicious. By the way, J.R. Smith posted on Instagram his team's hot-tub party after the Cavs swept Atlanta in the East finals ... just in case you didn't dislike LeBron quite enough. Click here to watch.

Warriors clear faves over Cavs: SportsBettingDime.com today has Golden State a 4-9 favorite to win the NBA Finals, with Cleveland at 16-7. Warriors in six games is likeliest pick at 18-7. Finals MVP odds are Steph Curry 2-3, LeBron James 2-1 and the field at 12-1.

MARLINS A MODERN-DAY ABBOT & COSTELLO ROUTINE: After turning its general manager into the manager and then raising eyebrows with a pool celebration after finally winning to end an earlier eight-game losing streak, the Marlins' sudden demotion of Brett Butler from third-base coach to outfield and base-running duties continues the notion that the ballclub is flying by the seat of its pants. ("Who's on third!") Mike Redmond got fired in part for being seen as too passive and conservative. Now replacement Dan Jennings is seen by some as over-managing -- and demoting Butler fits that perception pretty well. By the way, Marlins fired Redmond at 16-22 and are now 2-8 under Jennings. Winning cures all, of course. Fish need to make a push toward .500 as Jose Fernandez returns in a month or so.

 

'FISH IN THE DARK': A confession, first: Larry David is one of my favorite entertainers. Curb Your

1aa1adavidlEnthusiasm
was must-watch, appointment-TV every week for me, and I long for its return. So I was 1aa1afishpredisposed to love "Fish In the Dark," the (fairly) new Broadway comedy starring David. We spent the recent long holiday weekend in New York and saw it with front-row seats, because my wife (in charge of arrangements) is not nearly as cheap as me. How great were the seats? At right is a photo from the performance, taken discreetly (and against all rules) by my son. Anyway, the show was great. No unexpected ground broken; Larry David was pretty much the character we all know -- but that is exactly who the adoring audience came to see. Terrific show! Pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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March 24, 2014

Tue pm 3-25: Real concern or unneeded angst on Heat title hopes? Poll. Vote!; plus Marino, Bosh's b-day, Marlins' Samson acts & more

It's Radio Tuesday!: I'm back in-studio today with the Dan Le Batard Show, 3-7 p.m. on 790 & 104.3 The Ticket, 4-7 on ESPN Radio. As serendipity would have it, today is my 16th national appearance as sports prepares for the Sweet 16.

1) It is TUESDAY, MARCH 24. Marlins announce Dolphins legend Dan Marino will throw ceremonial first pitch on Opening Night. 2) Happy 67th birthday to someone who has played so much of my life's soundtrack, Reg Dwight. 3) Click on Random Evidence for our latest Sunday notes-column package, leading with March Madness (but not the one you're thinking of). 4) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): NCAA Tournament: Cinderell-O-Meter, my bracket, haiku winner; plus Heat rips Heat, Dolphins and Moreno, LeBron's soda & more. 5) Follow us on Twitter @gregcote and also on Instagram, Vine and Facebook.

Heat: Big win, bigger game ahead: Last night's 93-91 home win over Portland turned a valve and let some pressure escape from the team, but now it builds right back up fast as Miami visits rival Indiana Wednesday night. Click on Judge Later, Not Now for my column from the arena off last night's win.

HEAT ANGRY AND SEARCHING; IS THREE-PEAT SLIPPING AWAY?: Two straight NBA championships give a team a reservoir of faith. Confident Heat fans stand back and smirk at others as the outsiders panic 1aa1alebfruswith every Miami loss. But now it feels a bit different, doesn't it? Seven losses in the past 11 games -- before last night's 93- 1aa1aspofrus91 home win over Portland -- amounts to the most extended malaise of the Big 3 era. And now we are hearing anger and bewilderment. "We suck," said Chris Bosh. "There is no passion. There's nothing." LeBron: "Too many excuses. Everything is an excuse. It's very frustrating." Coach Erik Spoelstra: "Our lockerroom is angry." The Heat always seems to use turmoil and doubt as fuel. But when will that start to happen? Why hasn't it? Indiana is growing its lead in the East. Three teams out West have better records. Miami's run for a three-peat has become far from a foregone conclusion. I'm curious what you think. Will the three-peat happen or fall short? We had this excat poll question on Oct. 29, 2013 (just before the season started), and again on Dec. 12. Now we take a late-March pulse read, and it will be interesting to compare this with previous results. Remember, not asking if you want the Heat to win it all again, but if you honestly think they will -- if you were placing a yes-or-no bet. Vote and say why.

1aa1aboshbashON BOSH'S BIRTHDAY BASH: Give the Heat stars credit. They know how to throw birthday parties for themselves. Chris Bosh turned 30 on Monday so on Sunday he rented out Marlins Park for a circus themed bash he called Cirque du Noir. It included clowns, liquored-up snowcones, dunk tanks, carnival games, capering little people, a towering cake and entertainment by Bone Thugs 'N Harmony. A representative picture, courtesy April Belle Photos, is shown.

MARLINS' SAMSON STARRING IN LOCAL THEATER PRODUCTION: Marlins president David Samson, fresh 1aa1anotreadyfrom his quick boot off the island on TV's Survivors reality show, will 1aa1adavidsportray Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels in the upcoming theater production, Not Ready for Primetime. Miami's New Theatre will premiere the play with a Friday, March 29 opening night at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Bay. The play, running through April 19, is directed by Erik J. Rodriguez and revolves around the greatest SNL cast ever featuring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray et al. Visit the New Theatre website for more. Samson, pictured, is a movie expert, marathon runner, reality-show star and, apparently, an actor. In his free time he is a major-league baseball team president, time permitting.

MADNESS TAKES A BREATHER: 9 STILL ALIVE ON MY BRACKET: Yeah, yeah. I know. I wrote a Curmudgeonly Anti-Bracket Column last week (somewhat in jest), but I do have a bracket in an office pool. Just one. Entering the Sweet 16 round later this week I have nine teams still alive: No. 1s Florida, Arizona and Virginia; No. 2s Wisconsin and Michigan; No. 3 Iowa State; and No. 4s UCLA, Michigan State and Louisville. I think my bracket is in decent shape. I have a dog in the hunt in seven of the eight S16 pairings, and am still alive for my championship pick of Florida over Arizona. Is having 9 teams still alive good, average or poor? To put it in context, Dick Vitale and golfer Bubba Watson have 11 teams left, President Obama has 9 left like me, soccer star Hope Solo has 8 left, and TV's Jimmy Kimmel has 7 alive. In my office pool, I am tied for 16th place among 54 brackets. 

Sweet 16 national-title odds: Fresh from Bovada today, Florida Gators are the readjusted NCAA Tournament championship favorites at 7-2, followed by Michigan State 9-2, Louisville 5-1, Arizona 6-1 and Virginia 10-1. Then it's Michigan/Louisville both 16-1, Iowa State/UCLA both 18-1, Kentucky/Baylor both 20-1, Tennessee 28-1, San Diego State/UConn both 33-1, Stanford 50-1 and Dayton 100-1.

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December 10, 2013

What bowl game interests you most? Poll. Vote; plus Brady on Dolphins, 2 sports-media notes, Heat-Pacers, Book of Mormon, SOPY Top 20 & more

1) It is WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11. To the several e-mailers who are asking: I have bunch of back-loaded vacation days I need to use before end of year. That's why I have had fewer columns lately. 3)  In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Dolphins win in snowy Pittsburgh, DSM poll, WQAM tops 790 & more. 4) Follow us on Twitter (gregcote), Instagram (Upsetbird), Vine (Greg Cote) and Facebook (Greg Cote).

Two sports-media notes: One--Dolphins-Steelers game drew an 18.3 rating/39 share in Greater Miami market, about a 15 percent jump from what Dolphin games have been drawing locally. The bad news, the same game in Pittsburgh drew a 41.3 rating/66 share. Two--John Dimick has taken over as 790 and 104.3 The Ticket's interim program manager for the dismissed Tod Castleberry. Dimick is senior VP of programming operations for the parent Lincoln Financial Media Company.  

He's Lo-gone Morrison: Marlins deal 1B Logan Morrison to Mariners for reliever Carter Capps. The latter is 23, was a setup guy in Seattle who had 66 K's in 59 innings last season. Morrison was expendable, an underachiever due largely to injuries, although he did consistently lead the team in Tweets.

On Dolphins' playoff likelihood: I read the headline, 'Odds favor Dolphins making playoffs.' Um, no they don't, actually. The website I trust, makenflplayoffs.com, now has Baltimore at 55.54% for that No. 6 seed, and Miami at 37.45%.

THERE ARE 35 BOWL GAMES. THESE ONES MATTER: The college football bowl lineup is set. There are 35 bowl games. About a quarter of them have ridiculous names, such as the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. 1aa1bowlsI am protesting that my six-win, bowl-eligible FAU Owls did not get an invitation. OK that's enough protesting. I have identified five games that actually matter, from a Miami perspective. They are: Hurricanes vs. Louisville, because it's UM's first bowl games since 2010, dammit. FSU-Auburn, because (duh) it's the national championship. Michigan State-Stanford, because it's the Rose Bowl and only other top-five matchup. Clemson-Ohio State, because it's the Orange Bowl in my backyard and we get to hear Urban Meyer pretend he's happy to be here. And UCF-Baylor, because it's the Central Florida Knights in a BCS bowl c'mon! The answer here may be obvious, or maybe not. What bowl game are you most looking forward to? Vote and say why.

BRADY ON DOLPHINS' DEFENSE: Patriots QB Tom Brady, today, on the Miami  defense he'll face Sunday: "They’re really good. I mean, they were really good [when we first played them], too. We didn’t do much offensively. We made a few plays there in the second half, but they’re a good defense at all levels. They really like their linebackers, they’ve got a really deep defensive line that can rush the quarterback, and they’ve got guys in the secondary they really like, the same safeties that have been there for like three years, and then [Brent] Grimes is playing great and Nolan Carroll’s been a great player for them. I mean, they’re a really solid defense. They’ve got a really good scheme. There are really no easy plays out there. They play well at home, and [it’s] always dog fights down there in Miami, so I think we’re expecting more of the same."

HEAT-PACERS: MIAMI LOSES GAME 1 OF 11-GAME EASTERN FINALS: Feels almost like that, doesn't it? Everybody in the East stinks except the Heat and Pacers, whose eventual NBA Eastern finals playoff 1aa1heatpacerscollision seems all but certain. Meantime there are four regular-season meetings to whet appetites and set the framework, starting with last night's 90-84 Heat loss at Indiana. Other season meetings are Dec. 18 here, March 26 at Indy and April 11 here. The general consensus is that the Pacers are better even though Heat is the two-time defending champ, and last night won't change those minds. Indiana is now 19-3 to Miami's 16-6; Indiana is No. 1 in ESPN's power rankings to Miami's No. 5. And neither team will admit today how much they wanted to win last night. The result was formulaic, with Roy Hibbert scoring 24 and Indiana outrebounding Miami 43-33. It would worry me if I thought Miami was counting on the (eventual) availability of Greg Oden as its secret weapon against Hibbert and the Pacers.

NFL PIX 'N FANTASY / WEEK 14: UPSWING ON PICKS, HUMANE BULLET ON FANTASY: Let's get right 1aa1fripixto it... NFL predix: I went a solid 13-3 overall this past week and an encouraging 8-6-2 against the spread (two games were off the board when I picked them). Misfired on Miami, though. Had too much faith in Big Ben, too little in the Dolphins, or a losing combination. Fantasy: Greg's Lobos fell 142-118, though I thank Larry Fitzgerald for his 27 points. With the Lobos 2-12, our championship-round playoffs move on without me, of course. Anybody out there know of any team in any fantasy league with a record as bad as 2-12? I'm serious. That is epic awfulness.

SOPY FINAL 2013 RANKINGS: NOLES' WINSTON REIGNS: This was the second season of our blog-exclusive State Offensive Player of the Year (SOPY) rankings, a weekly updated list of the 1aa1sopy
1aa1jwinstonmost productive quarterbacks, running backs and receivers from the state's seven FBS college football teams: Miami, FSU and Florida, FIU and FAU, and South Florida and UCF. Florida State QB Jameis Winston (pictured) comfortably wins the 2013 state championship with 2,107 points. Canes QB Stephen Morris won the first 2012 crown with 1,900.5 points. Our simple formula awards a half-point for every passing yard and one point for every rushing or receiving yard, with six points for every TD scored or thrown. Standings are for 12-game regular seasons only and do not include conference championship games or bowls, so that all seven teams are on even footing. Here is the expanded final SOPY Top 20 for 2013: 

Rk   Player, Team-pos.                  SOPY Pts.

1     JAMEIS WINSTON, FSU-qb         2,107   Overall Champ / Top QB

2     Blakes Bortles, UCF-qb              1,981

3     Jacquez Johnson, FAU-qb          1,866

4     Stephen Morris, Miami-qb          1,560

5     Storm Johnson, UCF-rb              1,360   Top Running Back

6     Allen Hurns, Miami-rec               1,187   Top Receiver

7     Devonta Freeman, FSU-rb          1,165

8     Duke Johnson, Miami-rb             1,033

9     Rashad Greene, FSU-rec              977

10   Rannell Hall, UCF-rec                    918

11   Kelvin Benjamin, FSU-rec              910

12   Marcus Shaw, USF-rb                    898

13   Kenny Shaw, FSU-rec                    885

14   Breshad Perriman, UCF-rec           781

15   Karlos Williams, FSU-rb                 773

16   Dallas Crawford, Miami-rb             750

17   Andre Davis, USF-rec                   747

18   Tyler Murphy, Florida-qb              723

19   J.J. Worton, UCF-rec                    707

20   Stacy Coley, Miami-rec                 687

Note: FIU was only state FBS team without a player in final Top 20. Its leader, Lamarq Caldwell,-rb, finished 22nd with 642 points.

Cote's State of the State rankings: 1. FSU (13-0); 2. UCF (11-1); 3. Miami (9-3); 4. FAU (6-6); 5. Florida (4-8); 6. USF (2-10); 7. FIU (1-11).

1aa1bookmormonTHE BOOK OF MORMON: We saw The Book Of Mormon last night at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the touring production of the controversial hit Broadway musical comedy. It's by the creators of South Park and lampoons religion, so the controversial part is pretty much guaranteed. I am not easily offended (the opposite), but suggest those who are stay away. Put it this way. One of the opening songs is called "F--- you, God." And there's a running gag referring to "maggots in my scrotum." Theater crowds skew older, and I got the feeling walking out that many left unamused. I liked the play but did not love it. I'd say I was disappointed based on very high expectations. The main storyline -- two young guys assigned to do their Mormon service in remote Uganda -- wore a bit thin for me. Glad I saw it to see what all the talk was about, but would not count this among the best theater I have seen. (Side note: Representatives of The Chucrh of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints were handing out literature to arriving patrons, or attempting to).

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November 29, 2011

Predicting who Dolphins, Heat, Marlins will get; plus Heat title odds, Urban Meyer-as-in-liar, dead rats & more

[Thanks to all who joined our live chat today. Do it every Wednesday 1-2 p.m. Click HERE to join then or to post questions any time. Tuesday marked 10th anniversary of death of George Harrison: Gone but never forgotten. Also, join us on Twitter @gregcote]

HEAT FAVORED TO WIN NBA TITLE: From Bodog, Heat is 9-4 favorite to win NBA championship, with Lakers 5-1, Bulls 7-1, Thunder 15-2, Mavericks 17-2 and Celtics 12-1. Heat over/under on wins (with 66-game season) is 48.5. Also, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade attended Tuesday night's Duke-Ohio State game in Columbus. Click here for the tale.

OH, CRYSTAL BALL: ON DOLPHINS, HEAT, MARLINS...: The newly unlocked Heat and newly spending Marlins are shopping in free agency while the Dolphins are preparing for the draft. Each team has its realistic top targets in mind. Here is my current prediction for each team's eventual top signing:

1aa1barkleymattDOLPHINS: QB MATT BARKLEY, Southern Cal --- Conceding Stanford's Andrew Luck to the Colts, Miami -- likely to choose somewhere between 4th and 10th in the first round -- could very well have its choice between Oklahoma's Landry Jones and USC's Barkley. Dolphins catch a break because many of the teams as bad or worse already think they have their franchise QB (Rams, Panthers) or have recently spent a No. 1 pick on the position (Vikings, Jaguars). Barkley, though only 6-2 and with good-not-great arm strength, is climbing up most mock drafts (surpassing Jones in Todd McShay's latest for ESPN) and has ready-now, pro-style skills that would suit the Dolphins' needs.

1aa1barkleysamueldHEAT: C SAMUEL DALEMBERT, Sacramento Kings --- The 6-11 center, 30, would be an upgrade at the position where Pat Riley most wants improvement/solidity. Dalembert is from Haiti, lives in Palm Beach and already has said in an interview how excited he'd be to join Miami's Big 3. He'd need to accept a significant pay-cut to the $5 million mid-level exception the Heat could offer, but he seems willing to be agreeable.

1aa1barkleycjwMARLINS: P C.J. WILSON, Texas Rangers: Wilson, here being wooed this week, is what the Marlins most need: Not only a starting pitcher, but a lefty. Getting shortstop Jose Reyes might cause more excitement, but getting Wilson would patch a bigger hole. At 31 he is in his prime and coming off a 16-7 season (31-15 the past two years) with a 2.94 ERA and 206 strikeouts. Those are ace-numbers.  

1aa1urbanmeyerURBAN MEYER-AS-IN-LIAR: Urban Meyer resigns as Gators football coach because of health concerns (he says) and to spend more time with his family (he says). One year later he is the new Ohio State coach. Voila! Guess OSU offered some magic Buckeye Juice to make him all better. Also guess he spent so much consolidated quality time with his family that he grew tired of them and needed a break. Also guess maybe Urban was kidding when he called Florida his "dream job" and "the best job in America." Gator fans, y'all got played. Dear Urban: You were always the next great offer from putting football above health and family again, and everybody knew it. Coaches' lip-service might change, but their priorities rarely do.

1aa1ozziegOH THAT OZZIE!: New Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen adorns the cover of the new ESPN The Magazine, along with his dog and his dog's tongue. 

THE SHAME OF SUH: Lions DT Ndamukong Suh suspended two games without pay for his shameful Thanksgiving stomp (followed by that ludicrous lie). That seems fair as long as it comes with a warning against any further breach of sportsmanship. The NFL worries too much about silly sportsmanship issues like end-zone celebrations. What Suh did was feloniously embarrassing.

ME, PICKS: Had an OK-to-solid Week 12 on my NFL picks, going 10-6 straight-up and 8-6-2 (two games were off-board) against the spread. Details coming on this Friday's pix page.

ME, FANTASY: The reeling Greg's Lobos sank to an embarrassing 3-9 in a heartbreaker, losing 139-138. Had an 11-point lead entering Monday night's game, with Hakeem Nicks and Marques Colston both playing. Thought I was golden. My opponent? He only had Victor Cruz. The same Victor Cruz who scored 37 and danced the salsa on my defeated, supine body.

COTE'S STATE OF THE STATE: Our latest updated weekly ranking of the seven FBS teams in our state, with previous week's rank in parentheses. Entering collball Week 14:

1aa1fla1. FSU Seminoles (1) 8-4, 5-3 ACC

2. Miami Hurricanes (2) 6-6, 3-5 ACC

3. Florida Gators (3) 6-6, 3-5 SEC 

4. S. Fla. Bulls (4) 5-6, 1-5 Big East

5. FIU Panthers (5) 8-4, 5-3 Sun Belt

6. C. Fla. Knights (6) 5-7, 3-5 C-USA

7. FAU Owls (7) 1-10, 0-7 Sun Belt

1aa1lombardiLOMBARDI AT THE MOSAIC: Thanks to the good folks at the Mosaic Theatre in Plantation for having us out to watch Lombardi and then host an audience discussion afterward. Good time, great play. Those who judge actors and acting only by TV and film cheat themselves. What a performance by Ray Abruzzo as Lombardi in an intimate, 150-seat venue. Check out the Mosaic if you haven't.

1aa1ratA RAT'S LIFE: Over the long holiday weekend I detected and swiftly killed a rat in my garage with a baited trap. Do I feel guilty? Not even a little bit. Do I care what PETA might think? Even less. I wrote a haiku, less in eulogy than celebration: "Oh dirty rat, nocturnal invader. Clickety click, sniff sniff, snap!"

GOLF FOR GOOD CAUSE: The Piper High baseball program I've been involved with has its annual fundraiser golf tournament this Saturday Dec. 3 (1 p.m.) at the new Seven Bridges Springtree course in Sunrise. Only $80 per golfer, includes dinner buffet. If interested call Mike Morejon at (954) 494-8140.

INTERNET VS. SANTA: This story posits that kids' access to the Internet makes it harder for parents to grow Santa Claus-believing children. I hope Santa doesn't read this. He'll stop giving computers as gifts.

THE REAL T-30: The Real T-30 is our weekly cumulative, consensus Top 30 college football ranking based on a season-long combination of the three major polls: Associated Press, USA Today, ESPN. Points based on 30 for a No. 1 ranking, 29 for No. 2, etc. This aggregate ranking following Week 13 will be the last until the final post-bowls standings:

Rank   Team   Points   (Last week)

1   Louisiana State   1,235   (1)

2   Alabama   1,200   (2)

3   Oklahoma   1,104   (3)

4   Stanford   1,080   (4)

5   Oklahoma State   1,073   (6)

6   Boise State   1,059   (5)

7   Arkansas   979   (7)

8   Oregon   960   (8)

9   Wisconsin   889   (9)

10   Virginia Tech   797   (10)

11   South Carolina   744   (11)

12   Nebraska   726   (12)

13   Clemson   628   (13)

14   Michigan State   613   (14)

15   Michigan   486   (16)

16   Houston   459   (17)

17   Texas A&M   457   (15)

18   Kansas State   405   (20)

19   West Virginia   401   (19)

20   FLORIDA STATE   394   (18)

21   Georgia   331   (23)

22   Texas   323   (21)

23   Georgia Tech   307   (22)

24   Penn State   289   (24)

25   Texas Christian   287   (26)

26   Baylor   281   (27t)

27   FLORIDA   262   (25)

28t   Southern Cal   244   (30)

28t   Arizona State   244   (27t)

30   Auburn   209   (29)

33   SOUTH FLORIDA   144   (33)

43   MIAMI   13   (43)

48t   CENTRAL FLORIDA   7   (47t)

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