2021 official hollywood top 27

OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 27 - POLL 1

Welcome to 2021!

This is a peculiar season. Not only because 2020 passed into an historical black hole, but because the various conferences have widely different schedules this year. Quebec will be about half-way done their season before Canada West gets going. Therefore, rather than calling the rankings Week 1, Week 2, etc., I am just calling them Poll 1, Poll 2, etc.

Due to the Covid situation, the theme this year is a Salute to Nurses! Hopefully they can provide insights and inspiration.

STEP 1: RESULTS

EXHIBITION GAMES

Fri. Sept 10
Acadia 14 St. FX 23
Mount Allison 6 Saint Mary's 26

Sun. Sept. 12
Regina 34 Alberta 25

REGULAR SEASON

RSEQ
Sat. Aug. 28
Montreal 26 Sherbrooke 9

Sun. Aug. 29
McGill 11 Laval 17

Sat. Sept. 4
Sherbrooke 18 McGill 21
Laval 33 Concordia 7

Fri. Sept. 10
Concordia 31 Montreal 28

Sat. Sept. 11
Laval 17 Sherbrooke 23

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 Regina (0-0, 1-0) beat Alberta
2 Alberta (0-0, 0-1) lost Regina
n/r Calgary (0-0, 0-0)
n/r Manitoba (0-0, 0-0)
n/r Saskatchewan (0-0, 0-0)
n/r UBC (0-0, 0-0)

The CW has one exhibition game this weekend and one more next week. Regina thus leads the two team ranking.

ONTARIO

West
n/r Guelph (0-0)
n/r Laurier (0-0)
n/r McMaster (0-0)
n/r Waterloo (0-0)
n/r W. Ontario (0-0)
n/r Windsor (0-0)

East
n/r Carleton (0-0)
n/r Ottawa (0-0)
n/r Queen's (0-0)
n/r Toronto (0-0)
n/r York (0-0)

No OUA exhibitions this year, and the season starts Sept. 18th. The conference has been split for this season.

QUEBEC

1 Laval (2-1) beat McG Conc lost Sher
2 Montreal (1-1) beat Sher lost Conc
3 McGill (1-1) beat Sher lost Lav
4 Sherbrooke (1-2) beat Lav lost McG Mtl
5 Concordia (1-1) beat Mtl lost Lav

Quebec has gone nuts this year. Every team already has a win and a loss, that is usually just a CW thing. There are many ?loops? in the rankings, which allows that an argument could be made that each team is 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th. I went with Laval and Montreal up top due to margin of victories, and Sherbrooke and Concordia at the bottom due to margins of defeat. McGill then snuggles into the middle.

ATLANTIC

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

There is a strong likelihood that the AUS exhibition results will be reversed soon. But we at least have this for now.

STEP 3: THE BLEND

"POTENTIAL CONTENDERS"
none

"COULD GO EITHER WAY"
1 Laval (2-1) beat McG Conc lost Sher
2 Montreal (1-1) beat Sher lost Conc
3 Regina (0-0, 1-0) beat Alberta
4 McGill (1-1) beat Sher lost Lav
5 Alberta (0-0, 0-1) lost Regina
6 Sherbrooke (1-2) beat Lav lost McG Mtl
7 Concordia (1-1) beat Mtl lost Lav
8 Saint Mary's (0-0, 1-0) beat MtA#
9 St. FX (0-0, 1-0) beat Aca#
10 Acadia (0-0, 0-1) lost SFX#
11 Mount Allison (0-0, 0-1) lost SMU#

"JABRONIS-IN-WAITING"
none (yet!)

"THE UNRANKED"
n/r Calgary (0-0, 0-0)
n/r Manitoba (0-0, 0-0)
n/r Saskatchewan (0-0, 0-0)
n/r UBC (0-0, 0-0)
n/r Guelph (0-0)
n/r Laurier (0-0)
n/r McMaster (0-0)
n/r Waterloo (0-0)
n/r W. Ontario (0-0)
n/r Windsor (0-0)
n/r Carleton (0-0)
n/r Ottawa (0-0)
n/r Queen's (0-0)
n/r Toronto (0-0)
n/r York (0-0)
n/r Bishop's (0-0, 0-0)

Quebec is a sploge, so in the mix I put them ahead of the AUS teams, and jammed Regina and Alberta on either side of McGill. The degree of confidence in this early rankings is clearly very low.

NEXT UP

Fri. Sept. 17
St. FX Saint Mary's
Concordia McGill

Sat. Sept. 18
Manitoba Saskatchewan ex
Acadia Mount Allison
Ottawa Toronto
York Laurier
McMaster Western Ontario
Queen's Carleton
Windsor Waterloo
Montreal Laval

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Glad to see university football back, and glad to have these rankings back!

That start to the RSEQ season is certainly eyebrow-raising. Has the field finally caught up to Laval (and Montreal)?

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I hope so. The regular season start out there caught me by surprise, so I have not tried to find a way to watch. Frankly, the RSEQ was a 2-team league and the other teams were not interesting to watch.

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Isn't that why Guelph gave up and moved East.
Having to deal with the "semi-pro" Laval and Montreal teams was too much.

You mean Bishops .

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I'd kind of like to see Carleton, U of Ottawa, and Queens join the RSEQ for football. That would make for a more consistently competitive division.

I see this year that the OUA is divided into East and West divisions. I believe that's a new thing. Anyone know how it's going to work in respect to playoffs?

Top 4 make it in each, each division has separate playoffs, East winner v West winner in final.

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Then I like the chances a local Ottawa team will be in the OUA finals. :+1:

yes that is exactly what I meant. lol

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"The OUA tv streaming service is free to view, but requires an account to watch. Before creating an account, please ensure you can play the test video here. It is recommended that you review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to understand how the service works."

Ottawa at Toronto 9/18/2021 1pm EDT
https://oua.yaretv.com/watch/torontovsottawa-football-m-20210918

York at Laurier 9/18/2021 1pm EDT
https://oua.yaretv.com/watch/lauriervsyork-football-m-20210918

McMaster at Western 9/18/2021 1pm EDT
https://oua.yaretv.com/watch/westernvsmcmaster-football-m-20210918

Queens at Carleton 9/18/2021 3pm EDT
https://oua.yaretv.com/watch/carletonvsqueens-football-m-20210918

Windsor at Waterloo 9/18/2021 6pm EDT
https://oua.yaretv.com/watch/waterloovswindsor-football-m-20210918

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Same goes for AUS: Free to watch, but you need an account.

CW is behind a paywall

RSEQ.tv appears to be down, and I don't know enough French to search around for how the RSEQ is streamed.

I don't like those chances so much anymore.
:angry:

I see Montreal pulled off a late victory vs Laval last night, in what would normally be a clash of the titans.

OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 27 - POLL 2

It took some quality nursing to get through this week’s poll. I wanted to get this out on Sunday night, but I was getting myself ready for the hockey season.

STEP 1: RESULTS

EXHIBITION GAMES

Manitoba 14 Saskatchewan 31

REGULAR SEASON

AUS
StFX 33 Saint Mary's 23
Acadia 9 Mount Allison 10

RSEQ
Concordia 36 McGill 33 (ot)
Montreal 18 Laval 17

OUA
Ottawa 10 Toronto 11
York 6 Laurier 37
McMaster 13 Western Ontario 41
Queen's 18 Carleton 6
Windsor 14 Waterloo 42

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. Neither Ontario nor Quebec had exhibition games this year.

CANADA WEST

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

Only two exhibition games for the CW, so not much can be said. As the only conference with an even number of teams, they don’t have the bye problems facing the others.

ONTARIO

West
1 W. Ontario (1-0) beat McM
2 Laurier (1-0) beat York
3 Waterloo (1-0) beat Wind
4 McMaster (0-1) lost UWO
5 Windsor (0-1) lost Wat
n/r Guelph (0-0)

East
1 Queen's (1-0) beat Carl
2 Toronto (1-0) beat Ott
3 Carleton (0-1) lost Que
4 Ottawa (0-1) lost Tor
5 York (0-1) lost Laur

This is very preliminary data so expect big changes after more results come in.

QUEBEC

1 Concordia (2-1) beat Mtl McG lost Lav
2 Montreal (2-1) beat Sher Lav lost Conc
3 Laval (2-2) beat McG Conc lost Sher Mtl
4 McGill (1-2) beat Sher lost Lav Conc
5 Sherbrooke (1-2) beat Lav lost McG Mtl

If McGill and Sherbrooke both win, the entire Q will be 2-2 after the first round-robin. That would be delightful.

ATLANTIC

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

This ranking was pretty easy. Let’s see what happens when Bishop’s gets going.


Some nurses are very serious about The Vaxx!

STEP 3: THE BLEND

"POTENTIAL CONTENDERS"
none (yet!)

"COULD GO EITHER WAY"
1 W. Ontario (1-0) beat McM
2 Saskatchewan (0-0, 1-0) beat Manitoba#
3 Concordia (2-1) beat Mtl McG lost Lav
4 Queen's (1-0) beat Carl
5 Montreal (2-1) beat Sher Lav lost Conc
6 Regina (0-0, 1-0) beat Alberta#
7 Laurier (1-0) beat York
8 Laval (2-2) beat McG Conc lost Sher Mtl
9 Waterloo (1-0) beat Wind
10 McGill (1-2) beat Sher lost Lav Conc
11 Toronto (1-0) beat Ott
12 Sherbrooke (1-2) beat Lav lost McG Mtl
13 Manitoba (0-0, 0-1) lost Sask#
14 Alberta (0-0, 0-1) lost Regina#
15 Ottawa (0-1) lost Tor
16 McMaster (0-1) lost UWO
17 Windsor (0-1) lost Wat
18 Carleton (0-1) lost Que
19 St. FX (1-0, 1-0) beat Aca# SMU
20 York (0-1) lost Laur
21 Saint Mary's (0-1, 1-0) beat MtA# SFX
22 Mount Allison (1-0, 0-1) beat Aca lost SMU#
23 Acadia (0-1, 0-1) lost SFX# MtA

"JABRONIS-IN-WAITING"
none (yet!)

"THE UNRANKED"
n/r Calgary (0-0, 0-0)
n/r UBC (0-0, 0-0)
n/r Guelph (0-0)
n/r Bishop's (0-0, 0-0)

Please note that these results can shift significantly. Added to the weirdness this year is that the Q will be at the mid-point after this coming Saturday, and four teams will be playing their first games.

NEXT UP

Sat. 25
Regina Manitoba
UBC Alberta
Saskatchewan Calgary
Saint Mary's Acadia
Mount Allison Bishop's
Sherbrooke Concordia
McGill Montreal
Waterloo Laurier
Ottawa Queen's
Carleton York
Western Ontario Guelph


Having a nurse handy during Saturday’s broadcasts could save your life.

OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 27 -POLL 3

It was nice that all games were on Saturday this weekend. I could get an early start at this week’s poll with the helpful assistance of my dedicated staff.

PRIOR OHT27s:
2019 thread
Poll 1
Poll 2

STEP 1: RESULTS

Canada West
Regina 17 Manitoba 21
UBC 19 Alberta 44
Saskatchewan 20 Calgary 34

Atlantic
Saint Mary's 10 Acadia 33
Mount Allison 10 Bishop's 7

Quebec
Sherbrooke 39 Concordia 42 (ot)
McGill 7 Montreal 31

Ontario
Waterloo 36 Laurier 12
Ottawa 7 Queen's 30
Carleton 30 York 17
Western Ontario 21 Guelph 23

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. Neither Ontario nor Quebec had exhibition games this year.

CANADA WEST

1 Calgary (1-0, 1-0) beat Sask
2 Saskatchewan (0-1, 1-1) beat Man# lost Cal
3 Manitoba (1-0, 1-1) beat Reg lost Sask#
4 Regina (0-1, 1-1) beat Alta# lost Man
5 Alberta (1-0, 1-1) beat UBC lost Regina#
6 UBC (0-1, 0-1) lost Alta

Easy peasy CW rankings (for now). Calgary beat Sask who beat Manitoba who beat Regina who beat Alberta who beat UBC. I am sure that somebody will screw up this period of rankings perfection.

ONTARIO

West
1 Guelph (1-0) beat UWO
2 Waterloo (2-0) beat Wind Laur
3 W. Ontario (1-1) beat McM lost Gue
4 Laurier (1-1) beat York lost Wat
5 McMaster (0-1) lost UWO
6 Windsor (0-1) lost Wat

East
1 Queen's (2-0) beat Carl Ott
2 Toronto (1-0) beat Ott
3 Carleton (1-1) beat York lost Que
4 Ottawa (0-2) lost Tor Que
5 York (0-2) lost Laur Carl

My confidence level in the OUA rankings is lower than those of the other conferences. It wouldn’t take much to turn these rankings inside out and upside down.

QUEBEC

1 Montreal (3-1) beat Sher Lav McG lost Conc
2 Concordia (3-1) beat Mtl McG Sher lost Lav
3 Laval (2-2) beat McG Conc lost Sher Mtl
4 McGill (1-3) beat Sher lost Lav Conc Mtl
5 Sherbrooke (1-3) beat Lav lost McG Mtl Conc

I get the impression that Concordia is making a lot of use of their point scoring. They lead the Q with 116 PF, and in PA with 133. Montreal is 2nd in PF, with 103. Sherbrooke is 2nd in PA, with 106. That 27 point difference after 4 games is quite enormous. Especially considering that Laval has surrendered just 59.

ATLANTIC

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

We have our first Atlantic loop. Mount Allison beat Acadia who beat SMU who beat Mount Allison. SMU gets pushed to the bottom because their win in that loop was an exhibition game, and Mount Allison rises to the top of the loop beacuse their loss was an exhibition game.


A good solid injection of nurse’s wisdom was need to blend the conferences.

STEP 3: THE BLEND

"POTENTIAL CONTENDERS"
1 Calgary (1-0, 1-0) beat Sask
2 Guelph (1-0) beat UWO

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

"LEANING HAM’N’EGGER"
19 UBC (0-1, 0-1) lost Alta
20 Windsor (0-1) lost Wat
21 St. FX (1-0, 2-0) beat Aca# SMU
22 Ottawa (0-2) lost Tor Que
23 Mount Allison (2-0, 2-1) beat Aca Bish lost SMU#
24 Acadia (1-1, 1-2) beat SMU lost SFX# MtA
25 Saint Mary's (0-2, 1-2) beat MtA# lost SFX Aca
26 Bishop's (0-1, 0-1) lost MtA

"JABRONIS-IN-WAITING"
27 York (0-2) lost Laur Carl

Doesn’t this list look odd? There are some basic problems. Laval being 2-2, the Q being half-way through their schedule whilst everybody else has just played a game or two, and no interlocking exhibition games. Is Waterloo deserving?

NEXT UP

October
Fri. 1
Manitoba Alberta
Saskatchewan UBC

Sat. 2
Ottawa Carleton
Acadia Saint Mary's
Waterloo McMaster
Laurier Western
Laval McGill
Bishop's StFX
Guelph Windsor
Sherbrooke Montreal
Queen's Toronto
Calgary Regina


It’s nice to staff working hard to get ready for next week already.