OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 27 - PRE-SEASON/WEEK 1

Where did summer go so fast? For me this is the summer that never was. I had an operation in May and haven't left the house much since. I'm going to my first baseball game of the season Monday!

The regular season has started out east, and the CW starts net weekend. That means the first, and VERY preliminary, ranking is due out ....... right NOW!

The first major announcement is, as always, the source of inspiration for the most authoritative ranking in university football. And this year it is my future bride: EUGENIE BOUCHARD! Mark my words. When she sees the opportunity to have advance knowledge of the weekly rankings she will come to her senses and finally overlook that age difference thing.



PRIOR OHT27s:
2009 thread
2010 thread
2011 thread
2012 thread
2013 thread
2014 thread
2015 thread
2016 thread
2017 thread

STEP 1: RESULTS

EXHIBITION GAMES

Fri Aug 17
York 17 Concordia 23
Sherbrooke 42 Bishop's 0
Laurier 33 McGill 9

Sat Aug 18
Acadia 15 St. F.X. 4
Mount Allison 10 Saint Mary's 17
Waterloo 11 Queen's 42
Montreal 24 Carleton 11
Guelph 3 Laval 46

Wed Aug 22
Manitoba 27 Regina 32
Alberta 38 Calgary 50

REGULAR SEASON

Fri Aug 24
St. F.X. 13 Saint Mary's 20
McGill 0 Montreal 33
Laval 14 Sherbrooke 1

Sat Aug 25
Bishop's 22 Mount Allison 36

Sun Aug 26
W. Ontario 26 Carleton 23 - OT
Ottawa 21 Laurier 39
Queen's 42 York 21
Guelph 15 McMaster 16
Windsor 37 Waterloo 53

STEP 2: REGIONAL RANKINGS

The rankings show each team's conference record followed by their overall record. The games marked # are non-conference games. The games marked * are games against a jabroni.



CANADA WEST

1 Calgary (0-0, 1-0) beat Alta#
2 Regina (0-0, 1-0) beat Man#
3 Manitoba (0-0, 0-1) lost Reg#
4 Alberta (0-0, 0-1) lost Cal#
n/r Saskatchewan (0-0, 0-0)
n/r UBC (0-0, 0-0)

The fact that all of the eastern conferences have an odd number of teams means that they all get a jump on things with pre-Labour Day weekend match-ups. Still, I'm ready to make the call that Calgary will finish ahead of Alberta this year.



ONTARIO

1 W. Ontario (1-0, 1-0) beat Carl
2 Laurier (1-0, 2-0) beat McG# Ott
3 McMaster (1-0, 1-0) beat Gue
4 Queen's (1-0, 2-0) beat Wat# York
5 Waterloo (1-0, 1-1) beat Wind lost Que#
6 Ottawa (0-1, 0-1) lost Laur
7 Carleton (0-1, 0-2) lost Mtl# UWO
8 Guelph (0-1, 0-2) lost Lav# McM
9 Windsor (0-1, 0-1) lost Wat
10 York (0-1, 0-2) lost Con# Que
n/r Toronto (0-0, 0-0)

Funny that Toronto had the bye and no exhibition game either. I guess they'll reach jabroni status later than usual this year. Also funny that only one team (Waterloo) has a split of exhibition and regular season games.



QUEBEC

1 Laval (1-0, 2-0) beat Gue# Sher
2 Montreal (1-0, 2-0) beat Carl# McG
3 Sherbrooke (0-1, 1-1) beat Bish# lost Lav
4 Concordia (0-0, 1-0) beat York#
5 McGill (0-1, 0-2) lost Laur# Mtl

Really hard to gauge Concordia and McGill right now. I suspect the usual 2-team conference in Quebec.



ATLANTIC

1 Saint Mary's (1-0, 2-0) beat MtA# SFX
2 Acadia (0-0, 1-0) beat SFX#
3 Mount Allison (1-0, 1-1) beat Bish lost SMU#
4 St. FX (0-1, 0-2) lost Aca# SMU
5 Bishop's (0-1, 0-2) lost Sher# MtA

Were any of the results appealed to the courts? If so, did the court toss them out on grounds of jabroniism? Somebody needs to step up out here.

STEP 3: THE BLEND

"POTENTIAL CONTENDERS"
1 Laval (1-0, 2-0) beat Gue# Sher
2 Calgary (0-0, 1-0) beat Alta#

"COULD GO EITHER WAY"
3 W. Ontario (1-0, 1-0) beat Carl
4 Montreal (1-0, 2-0) beat Carl# McG
5 Sherbrooke (0-1, 1-1) beat Bish# lost Lav
6 Regina (0-0, 1-0) beat Man#
7 Laurier (1-0, 2-0) beat McG# Ott
8 McMaster (1-0, 1-0) beat Gue
9 Queen's (1-0, 2-0) beat Wat# York
10 Waterloo (1-0, 1-1) beat Wind lost Que#
11 Ottawa (0-1, 0-1) lost Laur
12 Manitoba (0-0, 0-1) lost Reg#
13 Carleton (0-1, 0-2) lost Mtl# UWO
14 Alberta (0-0, 0-1) lost Cal#
15 Guelph (0-1, 0-2) lost Lav# McM
16 Concordia (0-0, 1-0) beat York#
17 Saint Mary's (1-0, 2-0) beat MtA# SFX
18 McGill (0-1, 0-2) lost Laur# Mtl

"JABRONIS-IN-WAITING"
19 Acadia (0-0, 1-0) beat SFX#
20 Windsor (0-1, 0-1) lost Wat
21 York (0-1, 0-2) lost Con# Que
22 Mount Allison (1-0, 1-1) beat Bish lost SMU#
23 St. FX (0-1, 0-2) lost Aca# SMU
24 Bishop's (0-1, 0-2) lost Sher# MtA

"THE UNRANKED"
n/r Saskatchewan (0-0, 0-0)
n/r UBC (0-0, 0-0)
n/r Toronto (0-0, 0-0)

NEXT UP

Fri Aug 31
Acadia at St. F.X.
Calgary at Regina
Alberta at Saskatchewan

Sat Sep 1
Sherbrooke at McGill
Saint Mary's at Bishop's
Waterloo at Toronto
Concordia at Laval
Manitoba at UBC

Sun Sep 2
McMaster at Ottawa
Laurier at Queen's

Mon Sep 3
York at Guelph
Carleton at Windsor

So unless things move quicker than I anticipate between Genie and I, we'll see you all next week.