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2013 Preseason College Football Projected Records

Well, here are the projected records I promised. One thing to keep in mind while looking at these is that the projected winner of each game is the team with the higher rating (once home/road has been accounted for). This means that, while a team may be projected at 12-0 (e.g. Cincinnati) they may be small favorites in many games, although favored to win every game (Cincy is a very small favorite over Louisvile and Houston, for example). Thus, their most likely finish is probably about 9-3. This is why so many teams have records of 10-2 and better. 
West Alabama 12-0 (8-0) SEC Champion Mississippi 10-2 (7-1) LSU 8-4 (5-3) Texas A&M 9-3 (5-3) Arkansas 5-7 (2-6) Auburn 5-7 (1-7) Mississippi State 4-8 (1-7)
East Georgia 12-0 (8-0) SEC Championship Game Loser South Carolina 11-1 (7-1) Florida 6-6 (4-4) Missouri 6-6 (3-5) Tennessee 6-6 (3-5) Vanderbilt 6-6 (2-6) Kentucky 3-9 (0-8)
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2013 Preseason College Football Power Ratings

Well guys, as I promised, I'm putting up my power ratings for each college football team. These were made the same way they were last year, with the primary component being the amount of wins last year the team had, and the other components being things that can cause them to become better or worse (returning starters, whether their schedule is tougher or easier, etc.) First, I'll give you the top 25, and then I'll give every team's rating by conference.
Top 25
1. Alabama
2. Texas
3. Oklahoma State
4. Georgia
5. Wisconsin
6. Oregon
7. Michigan State
8. Texas A&M
9. Florida State
10. Miami (FL)
11. Mississippi
12. South Carolina
13. TCU
14. Ohio State
15. Stanford
16. Oregon State
17. Washington
18. Nebraska
19. LSU
20. Notre Dame
21. Georgia Tech
22. Clemson
23. Oklahoma
24. USC
25. Northwestern

1. Alabama 130.09
2. Georgia 108.7
3. Texas A&M 101.27
4. Mississippi 95.56
5. South Carolina 94.86
6. LSU 89.99
7. Florida 74.05
8. Missouri 64.81
9. Mississippi S…

MLB Picks: July

MLB 2013: -$115.50 (-1.155 units)

Orioles @ Yankees
Tillman is pitching considerably better than Pettitte, and even though this game is in the Bronx, that doesn't account for the O's getting this much juice.
Orioles +114 (1 unit) -$100

Mets @ Brewers
These two teams are rather even as far as hitting goes, and Marcum has been far better than his 1-9 record indicates. Gallarado, meanwhile has been so hot-and-cold that it's worth betting against him when he's this big of a favorite.
Mets +125 (1 unit) -$100

7/4 Yankees @ Twins I hate the Yankees just as much as the next guy, but Phelps has been O.K. so far this year with a few awful starts mixed in. I'll take the better team getting money against an unproven pitcher. Yankees +108 (1 unit) +$108