Due to some unforeseen error, last week's Fan Confidence Scores arrived late. Here are this week's Power Rankings:
8. Colorado State
This has been a brutal season for the Rams so far. With a 1-5 record, the Rams are lacking in many areas. Outside of being the 60th ranked passing offense, the rushing game is 108th and the team averages just under two touchdowns a game. Maybe a victory will be waiting on the other side for the Rams this Saturday against the 1-5 UNLV Rebels.
Fan Confidence Score: 61
Rockies fans are slowly getting over a painful September collapse, but it still pains them to see the Giants playing in the NLCS. There isn't much to be excited for with the Rockies right now, but the team does have several issues to deal with before the free agent period opens in November: At what price will Jeff Francis return to the Rockies? Should Miguel Olivo's option be picked up? Will Jorge De La Rosa sign a new deal with the Rockies to forgo free agency? De La Rosa's move will offer a great deal of insight into where the Rockies will need to head once November comes around.
Fan Confidence Score: 32
Colorado fans are likely kicking themselves for rushing the field after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs. It was a victory over a lesser Georgia team than ones from the past. And then the Buffs followed up that victory with a dud against Missouri last weekend, losing 26-0. The Buffs face the 4-2 Baylor Bears this weekend. It will be a tough game.
Fan Confidence Score: 59
Five players are already out for this weekend's game against the New York Jets; Knowshon Moreno is likely a game-time decision; and Laurence Maroney and Correll Buckhalter still fail to do anything with the running game. Amazingly, this team is 2-3--thank you, Kyle Orton. Orton and his receiving corps have been one on the few bright spots for the team. But Orton can only do so much for the Broncos. This season is dangerously on the brink.
Fan Confidence Score: 51
Carmelo Anthony is still with the team, and preseason games have already started. Offseason acquisition Al Harrington is out for the rest of the preseason with a tear of the plantar fascia. Could be better, could be worse for the Nuggets. The season tips off on Wed., Oct. 27 against the Jazz at home.
Fan Confidence Score: 83
The Rapids have pretty much secured a playoff spot as long as don't lose the rest of their schedule and Kansas City does not win out. Yeah, it's soccer. You have a problem with that?
Fan Confidence Score: 77
The Avalanche have started off well, winning their home opener against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and defeating the Red Wings on the road in a shootout. However, this team has demonstrated some problems on the power play and on the penalty kill. It appears as though the backup goalie Peter Budaj will receive more playing time this year. The Avalanche take on the New York metro area teams this weekend.
Seriously, if there are any Air Force bloggers out there, please contact me. We need you. Anyway, theare 5-1 and ranked 23rd in both the AP and Coaches polls. Head coach Troy Calhoun is feeling proud about his team, but this is not the week for a letdown. The Falcons face San Diego State this weekend, which should be a good tuneup for the next game against TCU.