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.

OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 27 - POLL 4

This week saw some confusion in the CW, a lot of confusion in the OUAW, and some surprising clarity in the Q and A and OUAE. But in a season where nobody can put together back-to-back solid performances, the national rankings could be just two large blobs at the end of the year.


The nurses take their job very seriously. There was some serious note-taking this weekend.

STEP 1: RESULTS

Canada West
Manitoba 31 Alberta 17
Saskatchewan 43 UBC 15
Calgary 21 Regina 34

Atlantic
Acadia 14 Saint Mary's 7
Bishop's 29 StFX 32

Quebec
Laval 55 McGill 2
Sherbrooke 7 Montreal 43

Ontario
Ottawa 19 Carleton 17
Waterloo 13 McMaster 34
Laurier 16 Western Ontario 36
Guelph 12 Windsor 14
Queen's 35 Toronto 11

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. The games marked ^ were later reversed.

CANADA WEST

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

Well Regina messed it up, didn’t they? We now have this:
Man > Reg > Cal > Sask > UBC
Man > Reg > Alta > UBC

The only game which doesn’t fit the mould is Sask > Man in exhibition.

ONTARIO

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

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

The East is easy to rank:
Que > Tor > Ott > Carl > York

The West is not:
Wat >> Wind > Gue > UWO >> McM > Wat >> Laur > York
Wat >> Wind > Gue > UWO >> Laur > York
So which result can we “ignore” for ranking purposes? It seems that the one with the least aftershocks throughout the rankings would be McMaster over Waterloo. Take that one out, and it all fits. Of course, this can change dramatically in future weeks when even more loops might exist.

QUEBEC

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

This week was the start of the 2nd round-robin in the Q, and the results were the same as in the 1st round. This is disappointing for those wanting mayhem.

ATLANTIC

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

No changes here. The OHT applies results on the field, not the backrooms. Therefore Acadia still has that win over SMU.


The nurse will need to monitor some hearts this week. Get ready for it!

STEP 3: THE BLEND

"POTENTIAL CONTENDERS"
Ha!

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

"LEANING HAM’N’EGGER"
15 Toronto (1-1) beat Ott lost Que
16 McGill (1-4) beat Sher lost Lav Conc Mtl Lav
17 Sherbrooke (1-4) beat Lav lost McG Mtl Conc Mtl
18 Laurier (1-2) beat York lost Wat UWO
19 Ottawa (1-2) beat Carl lost Tor Que
20 St. FX (2-0, 3-0) beat Aca# SMU Bish
21 Carleton (1-2) beat York lost Que Ott
22 Mount Allison (2-0, 2-1) beat Aca Bish lost SMU#
23 UBC (0-2, 0-2) lost Alta Sask
24 Acadia (2-1, 2-2) beat SMU^ SMU lost SFX# MtA
25 Saint Mary's (0-3, 1-3) beat MtA# lost SFX Aca^ Aca
26 Bishop's (0-2, 0-2) lost MtA SFX

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

Queen’s is the only team at 3-0. Manitoba, St. FX, and Mount Allison are the only teams at 2-0. Manitoba and Mount Allison have exhibition losses. Queen’s and St. FX have played very weak opponents thus far. No team in Usports looks like a juggernaut. The top 14 could easily move significantly a week from now. A week ago, Calgary and Guelph looked ready to roll. Neither could follow up.

IMO, it would be no surprise if any of the top 14 defeated another of the top 14, with the possible exception of Windsor.

NEXT UP

October
Fri. 8
Toronto Carleton
StFX Mount Allison
Guelph Queen's
Saint Mary's Bishop's

Sat. 9
McMaster Windsor
McGill Sherbrooke
York Ottawa

Sun. 10
Concordia Laval

It’s a common bye week for the whole CW.


Be good everybody. Our crack staff of nurses will monitor your behaviour.

OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 27 - POLL 5

Happy Thanksgiving! It certainly does not seem like it is late in the football season. Most CW teams have only played one game at home! Good thing the nurses are here to steer us through the covid problem with this football season.


The staff is very happy about this week’s effort.

STEP 1: RESULTS

Canada West - bye week

Atlantic
StFX 21 Mount Allison 19
Saint Mary's 13 Bishop's 14

Quebec
McGill 13 Sherbrooke 21
Concordia 10 Laval 36

Ontario
Toronto 24 Carleton 27
Guelph 8 Queen's 14
McMaster 24 Windsor 27 (ot)
York 17 Ottawa 20

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. The games marked ^ were later reversed.

CANADA WEST

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

No games, no changes.

ONTARIO

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

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

The West’s results fell within the parameters of the last ranking, hence no change. The top five are in a rankings blob with many loops. Is there any result amongst those teams which would surprise?

The Queen’s win over Guelph solidifies their position atop the west division blob.

Carleton’s win over Toronto creates a rankings loop in the East:
Tor > Ott > Carl > Tor ....

Also, the maxim point difference in the three games amongst those teams is 3. Using their +/- vs Queen’s it is Carl/Ott/Tor.

QUEBEC

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

This week had a 2-3 matchup and a 4-5 matchup. 3 and 5 won so we had two games of leap-frog. So Montreal and Laval are now 1 and 2 in the Q for a change.

ATLANTIC

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

St. FX won the 1-2 matchup to maintain their position. However, Bishop’s win over SMU made for a leapfrog situation.


The rankings needed an injection of brilliance to blend these rankings.

STEP 3: THE BLEND

"POTENTIAL CONTENDERS"
1 Queen's (4-0) beat Carl Ott Tor Gue
2 Montreal (4-1) beat Sher Lav McG Sher lost Conc

"COULD GO EITHER WAY"
3 Manitoba (2-0, 2-1) beat Reg Alta lost Sask#
4 Regina (1-1, 2-1) beat Alta# Cal lost Man
5 Laval (4-2) beat McG Conc McG Conc lost Sher Mtl
6 Calgary (1-1, 1-1) beat Sask lost Reg

"THE BLOB"
7 Waterloo (2-1) beat Wind Laur lost McM
8 Concordia (3-2) beat Mtl McG Sher lost Lav Lav
9 Windsor (2-1) beat Gue McM lost Wat
10 Guelph (1-2) beat UWO lost Wind Que
11 Saskatchewan (1-1, 2-1) beat Man# UBC lost Cal
12 W. Ontario (2-1) beat McM Laur lost Gue
13 McMaster (1-2) beat Wat lost UWO Wind
14 Alberta (1-1, 1-2) beat UBC lost Reg# Man

"HAM’N’EGGERS"
15 Sherbrooke (2-4) beat Lav McG lost McG Mtl Conc Mtl
16 Laurier (1-2) beat York lost Wat UWO
17 Carleton (2-2) beat York Tor lost Que Ott
18 Ottawa (2-2) beat Carl York lost Tor Que
19 Toronto (1-2) beat Ott lost Que Carl
20 McGill (1-5) beat Sher lost Lav Conc Mtl Lav Sher
21 St. FX (3-0, 4-0) beat Aca# SMU Bish MtA
22 Mount Allison (2-1, 2-2) beat Aca Bish lost SMU# SFX
23 UBC (0-2, 0-2) lost Alta Sask
24 Acadia (2-1, 2-2) beat SMU^ SMU lost SFX# MtA
25 Bishop's (1-2, 1-2) beat SMU lost MtA SFX

"JABRONIS-IN-WAITING"
26 Saint Mary's (0-4, 1-4) beat MtA# lost SFX Aca^ Aca Bish
27 York (0-3) lost Laur Carl Ott

The Blend is very difficult when the GP column varies significantly from conference to conference. It is hard to be committal in the CW after two games. However the die is cast for Q teams with 6 GPs.

No team is a certain contender. There are only three unbeaten teams in the entire country. Queen’s hasn’t had a lot of the OUA contenders, St. FX has narrowly beaten AUS teams, and Manitoba has played just twice. It is not hard to envision none of those getting a bowl game.

Queen’s and Montreal are deep enough into the season to be called “potential contenders”. Laval and the top 3 in the CW could still go either way. For the CW teams, it is the GP problem. For Laval, they have two losses and their only remaining games are against the teams who beat them once already.

The Blob has a lot of OUA West teams because the top 5 are full of rankings loops and belong together. Concordia, Sask, and Alberta (all mid-conference teams) seem to belong with them.

Similarly, the OUA East has a rankings blob and they seem like Ham’n’Eggers to me. They’ve had their troubles with York, who were demolished by Laurier. Ranking Sherbrooke and McGill amongst those teams is not easy. UBC and the AUS teams could all jump up once they get more GPs and some solid reuslts.

NEXT UP

October
Sat. 16
Calgary Manitoba
UBC Regina
Alberta Saskatchewan
Windsor Western
Laurier McMaster
York Toronto
Carleton Queen's
Waterloo Guelph
Montreal Concordia
Mount Allison Saint Mary's
Bishop's Acadia

Sun. 17
Sherbrooke Laval


The nurses wish you well with your turkey dinners and remind you to check in next week.

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OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 27 - POLL 6

This week the CW developed its first loops and the OUA West committed itself to becoming a dog’s breakfast.


The nurses started flexing some muscle with this week’s rankings.

STEP 1: RESULTS

CANADA WEST
Calgary 20 Manitoba 28
UBC 31 Regina 30
Alberta 27 Saskatchewan 54

ONTARIO
Windsor 4 Western Ontario 54
Laurier 22 McMaster 0
York 2 Toronto 25
Carleton 0 Queen's 45
Waterloo 10 Guelph 27

QUEBEC
Montreal 31 Concordia 19
Sherbrooke 2 Laval 45

ATLANTIC
Mount Allison 24 Saint Mary's 14
Bishop's 15 Acadia 14

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. The games marked ^ were later reversed.

CANADA WEST

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

Finally, the CW has loops. I guess 3 weeks is long enough. Here we go:
Sask > UBC > Reg > Cal > Sask > Alta > UBC

After Manitoba, there is no clear ranking for #2 to #6. Sask has two wins, so they go 2nd. Calgary, Regina, and Alberta have just one loss against the tied teams, so that leaves UBC in 6th. Regina has a win over Calgary and an exhibition win over Alberta, so that provides a slim basis for #3 to #5.

ONTARIO

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

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

The OUA East maintains consistency with Queen’s on top, York on bottom, and a 3-way loop in the middle.

The OUA West is a mess. From last week, #6 beat #5, #4 beat #2, and #3 beat #1. This new ranking has two “off” results, i.e. one where somebody lost to a lower ranked team. I believe that any other ranking would have at least three “off” results. I was going to go with UWO at #1 and Guelph at #2, but that would have added Guelph over UWO to the “off” result list. The only “off” results from this ranking are Windsor over Guelph and McMaster over Waterloo.

Overall, the OUA rankings are:

  • Queen’s
  • West blob
  • East blob
  • York

QUEBEC

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

Montreal avenged their loss to Concordia. Laval avenged their loss to Sherbrooke. Those early losses created the rankings mayhem in the Q. All is now back to normal. Yawn.

ATLANTIC

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

Bishop’s leapfrogs Acadia. No biggy. Why does SMU get two byes in the last three weeks?


The regional rankings were hard enough. The nurses demanded a huge injection for the blended rankings.

STEP 3: THE BLEND

"CONTENDERS"
1 Manitoba (3-0, 3-1) beat Reg Alta Cal lost Sask#
2 Queen's (5-0) beat Carl Ott Tor Gue Carl
3 Montreal (5-1) beat Sher Lav McG Sher Conc lost Conc
4 Laval (5-2) beat McG Conc McG Conc Sher lost Sher Mtl

"THE BLOB"
5 Saskatchewan (2-1, 3-1) beat Man# UBC Alta lost Cal
6 Guelph (2-2) beat UWO Wat lost Wind Que
7 Regina (1-2, 2-2) beat Alta# Cal lost Man UBC
8 W. Ontario (3-1) beat McM Laur Wind lost Gue
9 Calgary (1-2, 1-2) beat Sask lost Reg Man
10 Waterloo (2-2) beat Wind Laur lost McM Gue
11 Windsor (2-2) beat Gue McM lost Wat UWO
12 Alberta (1-2, 1-3) beat UBC lost Reg# Man Sask
13 UBC (1-2, 1-2) beat Reg lost Alta Sask
14 Concordia (3-3) beat Mtl McG Sher lost Lav Lav Mtl
15 Laurier (2-2) beat York McM lost Wat UWO
16 McMaster (1-3) beat Wat lost UWO Wind Laur

"HAM’N’EGGERS"
17 Sherbrooke (2-5) beat Lav McG lost McG Mtl Conc Mtl Lav
18 Carleton (2-3) beat York Tor lost Que Ott Que
19 Ottawa (2-2) beat Carl York lost Tor Que
20 Toronto (2-2) beat Ott York lost Que Carl
21 St. FX (3-0, 4-0) beat Aca# SMU Bish MtA
22 McGill (1-5) beat Sher lost Lav Conc Mtl Lav Sher
23 Mount Allison (3-1, 3-2) beat Aca Bish SMU lost SMU# SFX
24 Bishop's (2-2, 2-2) beat SMU Aca lost MtA SFX
25 Acadia (2-2, 2-3) beat SMU^ SMU lost SFX# MtA Bish

"JABRONIS"
26 Saint Mary's (0-5, 1-5) beat MtA# lost SFX Aca^ Aca Bish MtA
27 York (0-4) lost Laur Carl Ott Tor

I have a high confidence level in the categories right now. However, within each category I would not argue to stringently against some changes. The Blob is almost all CW and OUA West teams and, as explained in those regional rankings, there are numerous loops. Merging those teams into one ranking across conferences is exceptionally difficult.

NEXT UP

October
Thu. 21
Queen's Ottawa

Sat. 23
Regina Saskatchewan
Manitoba UBC
StFX Bishop's
McGill Concordia
Western Waterloo
McMaster York
Toronto Guelph
Windsor Laurier

Sun. 24
Laval Montreal
Alberta Calgary

Why play on a Thursday at this stage of the season?


We have nurses standing by to listen to your heart and lungs, check your blood pressure, and monitor your vital signs through the home stretch.

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OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 27 - POLL 7

Just when things start to make sense, something goes wrong. Look who’s ranked #6 in the CW!


It took fresh-faced optimistic nurses to get us on track.

PRIOR OHT27s:
2019 thread
Poll 1
Poll 2
Poll 3
Poll 4
Poll 5
Poll 6

STEP 1: RESULTS

CANADA WEST
Regina 17 Saskatchewan 28
Manitoba 24 UBC 26
Alberta 36 Calgary 30

ONTARIO
Queen's 30 Ottawa 12
W. Ontario 48 Waterloo 13
McMaster 48 York 0
Toronto 0 Guelph 48
Windsor 8 Laurier 33

QUEBEC
McGill 3 Concordia 31
Laval 14 Montreal 35

ATLANTIC
StFX 48 Bishop's 21

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. The games marked ^ were later reversed.

CANADA WEST

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

The CW now has several loops. This ranking has only two results outside the picture: Calgary over Sask and UBC over Manitoba. Sask’s exhibition win gives them 1st by a hair. Both semi-finals should be toss-ups.

ONTARIO

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

East
1 Queen's (6-0) beat Carl Ott Tor Gue Carl Ott
2 Carleton (2-3) beat York Tor lost Que Ott Que
3 Ottawa (2-3) beat Carl York lost Tor Que Que
4 Toronto (2-3) beat Ott York lost Que Carl Gue
5 York (0-5) lost Laur Carl Ott Tor McM

This week the OUA had traditional hidings. The one-sided scores make everything look more “normal” with playoffs pending.

Laurier’s win over Windsor has a leapfrog there, and just two results are “off” from the rankings, other than the Carleton-Ottawa-Toronto loop: Windsor over Guelph and McMaster over Waterloo.

QUEBEC

1 Montreal (6-1) beat Sher Lav McG Sher Conc Lav lost Conc
2 Laval (5-3) beat McG Conc McG Conc Sher lost Sher Mtl Mtl
3 Concordia (4-3) beat Mtl McG Sher McG lost Lav Lav Mtl
4 Sherbrooke (2-5) beat Lav McG lost McG Mtl Conc Mtl Lav
5 McGill (1-6) beat Sher lost Lav Conc Mtl Lav Sher Conc

Yup. The Q is back to normal. Only with Laval looking very bland.

ATLANTIC

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

Kinda kooky to have three byes at this time of year. No changes here. For the first time, SFX won by more than a touchdown.


Only the CW had major internal changes. However we needed a strong dose of input from the stern nurses to do the blend.

STEP 3: THE BLEND

"CONTENDERS"
1 Montreal (6-1) beat Sher Lav McG Sher Conc Lav lost Conc
2 Saskatchewan (3-1, 4-1) beat Man# UBC Alta Reg lost Cal
3 Queen's (6-0) beat Carl Ott Tor Gue Carl Ott
4 Manitoba (3-1, 3-2) beat Reg Alta Cal lost Sask# UBC
5 Guelph (3-2) beat UWO Wat Tor lost Wind Que
6 W. Ontario (4-1) beat McM Laur Wind Wat lost Gue
7 Laval (5-3) beat McG Conc McG Conc Sher lost Sher Mtl Mtl

"THE BLOB"
8 Alberta (2-2, 2-3) beat UBC Cal lost Reg# Man Sask
9 UBC (2-2, 2-2) beat Reg Man lost Alta Sask
10 Waterloo (2-3) beat Wind Laur lost McM Gue UWO
11 Regina (1-3, 2-3) beat Alta# Cal lost Man UBC Sask
12 Laurier (3-2) beat York McM Wind lost Wat UWO
13 Calgary (1-3, 1-3) beat Sask lost Reg Man Alta
14 Concordia (4-3) beat Mtl McG Sher McG lost Lav Lav Mtl
15 Windsor (2-3) beat Gue McM lost Wat UWO Laur
16 McMaster (2-3) beat Wat York lost UWO Wind Laur

"HAM’N’EGGERS"
17 Sherbrooke (2-5) beat Lav McG lost McG Mtl Conc Mtl Lav
18 St. FX (4-0, 5-0) beat Aca# SMU Bish MtA Bish
19 Carleton (2-3) beat York Tor lost Que Ott Que
20 Ottawa (2-3) beat Carl York lost Tor Que Que
21 Toronto (2-3) beat Ott York lost Que Carl Gue
22 Mount Allison (3-1, 3-2) beat Aca Bish SMU lost SMU# SFX
23 McGill (1-6) beat Sher lost Lav Conc Mtl Lav Sher Conc
24 Bishop's (2-3, 2-3) beat SMU Aca lost MtA SFX SFX
25 Acadia (2-2, 2-3) beat SMU^ SMU lost SFX# MtA Bish

"JABRONIS"
26 Saint Mary's (0-5, 1-5) beat MtA# lost SFX Aca^ Aca Bish MtA
27 York (0-5) lost Laur Carl Ott Tor McM

A few things were accentuated this past weekend.

In the OUA, the two 48-0 interlocking games really underscore the gap between the West and East.

In the CW, the rankings come down to wins and losses. However, there is little to choose between the six teams. Regina and Calgary are tied for last, but either could be playing for the Hardy Cup.

In the Q, it is down to the usual two with a bigger than usual gap between them.

In the A, St. FX finally won a game by more than a touchdown. This gives them some hope of escaping the Ham’n’Egger designation.

At the end, the list of Contenders was expanded on the basis that any of them could win bowl games. Laval barely hangs on to this designation.

NEXT UP

October
Thu. 28
Carleton Ottawa

Fri. 29
Montreal McGill

Sat. 30
Saskatchewan Manitoba
Regina Alberta
UBC Calgary
Saint Mary's StFX
Mount Allison Acadia
Concordia Sherbrooke
Toronto York
Laurier Waterloo
Guelph McMaster
W. Ontario Windsor


After all that, a pleasant healing nurse is ready to give the attentiveness we need these next two weeks.