2009 CFB Preview: Stanford

Stanford has a tough non-conference schedule, traveling to Wake and getting the 10-win Fighting Irish at home. Otherwise, they are a mediocre Pac 10 team, that the books aren't respecting quite yet.

Trying to get a handle on Wake and Stanford is tough, because there aren't a lot of common opponents to work with. I eventually came up with -2 assuming that Stanford was close to NC State. That, I think, is as good of an assumption as going Stanford +1 > Oregon State -6 > Cincy +3 > USF +7 > Miami (FL) -10.5 > Wake Forest, which comes close anyway.

I don't have a win total for Stanford, but 150-1 is a terrible value for them to win the national title. Things should get more interesting tomorrow when I look at Oregon (and UCLA).


Anonymous said...

i'm 1-0 watching stanford play at the coliseum and am making the trip down again but i don't think they are going to be a 17 pt favorite in the best case scenario.