Wednesday, June 04, 2008

NCAA 09 Rankings and The Nittany Lion's Future!

I am a sucker for the NCAA football franchise. I love it not only for the game play but they also have their take on how good each team will be. The rankings are out....but first an awesome screen shot from NCAA 09!
NCAA 09 ranks the lions as an overall 91 (88 in offense and a 94 in Defense). Not too shabby. PSU was an overall B+ in '08 and I guess the Lions have upgraded to an A- (91 = A-?). But now, how do PSU's opponents stack up?

Coastal Carolina..................NOT RANKED!
Oregon State...........................77 Overall (80 off., 75 Def.)
Syracuse...........................72 Overall (73 Off., 80 Def.)
Temple.............................69 Overall (73 Off., 78 Def.)
Illinois..............................81 Overall (81 Off., 85 Def.)
Purdue.............................84 Overall (86 Off., 82 Def.)
Wisconsin.........................89 Overall (92 Off., 89 Def.)
Michigan..........................84 Overall (81 Off., 89 Def.)
Ohio State............99 Overall (99 Off., 99 Def. UGA is the only other 99 Overall in the game)
Iowa ...............................74 Overall (79 Off., 73 Def.)
Indiana............................79 Overall (81 Off., 82 Def.)
Michigan State.......................79 Overall (83 Off., 78 Def.)

If you go strictly by the numbers and always assume that the team with the higher overall rating will win, PSU will go 11-1 only losing to one of the best teams in the country on the road. This would lead one to believe that PSU is a BCS caliber team with an outside shot of playing for the National Title! This is opposed to a more sober, and commonly held, belief that the Lions will lose 3-4 games this year.

I don't know how realistic it is but it sure is fun to think of the possibilities.

GO (virtual) STATE!

The photo and stats were all found on the NCAA 09 website.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

JB,
Interesting. I wonder if the game facors in +/- for home/away? If true, Wisky might be a challenge. So, if you do go 11-1, does that mean you are a leading candidate to replace the old fart on the sidelines now? Clearly, too much time on our hands this morning.
Ken

JB said...

I completely agree. From playing previous NCAA incarnations it seems as though home field advantage will certainly count for something. Which certainly could lead PSU to drop the wisconsin game (in this virtual version of reality). Which would put PSU at 10-2 and still a possibility for a BCS bowl game!

Unreal.

Happy Hour Valley said...

Please tell me you have an XBox360, JB...

Carlo said...

Good Job! :)