Jim AlexanderThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA)
About: Jim Alexander is an Inland Empire native who started with his hometown newspaper, The Press-Enterprise, longer ago than he cares to admit. He's been a sports columnist off and on since 1992, and a full-time columnist since 2010. Yes, he's opinionated, but no, that's not the only club in his bag. He's covered every major league and major sports beat in Southern California over the years, so not much surprises him any more. (And he and Justin Turner have this in common: Both attended Cal State Fullerton. Jim has no plans to replicate Turner's beard.)

Biased Towards

Army West Point Black KnightsArmy West PointRanked 11 spots ABOVE average over 6 weeks.
North Carolina State WolfpackNorth Carolina StateRanked 7 spots ABOVE average over 8 weeks.
Cincinnati BearcatsCincinnatiRanked 6 spots ABOVE average over 11 weeks.
South Florida BullsSouth FloridaRanked 5 spots ABOVE average over 6 weeks.
UAB BlazersUABRanked 5 spots ABOVE average over 6 weeks.
Boise State BroncosBoise StateRanked 4 spots ABOVE average over 9 weeks.
Utah State AggiesUtah StateRanked 4 spots ABOVE average over 7 weeks.

Biased Against

Washington HuskiesWashingtonRanked 7 spots BELOW average over 15 weeks.
Texas A&M AggiesTexas A&MRanked 6 spots BELOW average over 8 weeks.
Utah UtesUtahRanked 5 spots BELOW average over 6 weeks.
Texas LonghornsTexasRanked 4 spots BELOW average over 13 weeks.
Syracuse OrangeSyracuseRanked 4 spots BELOW average over 7 weeks.

Neutral/Not Enough Info

Colorado BuffaloesColoradoRanked 8 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
TCU Horned FrogsTCURanked 5 spots ABOVE average over 4 weeks.
Buffalo BullsBuffaloRanked 5 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
San Diego State AztecsSan Diego StateRanked 4 spots ABOVE average over 4 weeks.
Fresno State BulldogsFresno StateRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 7 weeks.
Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas TechRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
Oregon DucksOregonRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 9 weeks.
Michigan State SpartansMichigan StateRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 8 weeks.
South Carolina GamecocksSouth CarolinaRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 5 weeks.
Appalachian State MountaineersAppalachian StateRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 4 weeks.
Houston CougarsHoustonRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
Georgia Southern EaglesGeorgia SouthernRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
Miami (FL) HurricanesMiami (FL)Ranked 1 spots ABOVE average over 7 weeks.
Troy TrojansTroyRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 4 weeks.
Florida State SeminolesFlorida StateRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
Hawai'i WarriorsHawai'iRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
Alabama Crimson TideAlabamaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 16 weeks.
Clemson TigersClemsonRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 16 weeks.
Ohio State BuckeyesOhio StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 16 weeks.
Oklahoma SoonersOklahomaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 16 weeks.
Virginia Tech HokiesVirginia TechRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 6 weeks.
Boston College EaglesBoston CollegeRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 4 weeks.
USC TrojansUSCRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
Duke Blue DevilsDukeRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
LSU TigersLSURanked 1 spots BELOW average over 16 weeks.
Michigan WolverinesMichiganRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 16 weeks.
Georgia BulldogsGeorgiaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 16 weeks.
Notre Dame Fighting IrishNotre DameRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 16 weeks.
Washington State CougarsWashington StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 9 weeks.
Iowa HawkeyesIowaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 5 weeks.
Oklahoma State CowboysOklahoma StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 3 weeks.
Virginia CavaliersVirginiaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 1 weeks.
West Virginia MountaineersWest VirginiaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 16 weeks.
UCF KnightsUCFRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 16 weeks.
Kentucky WildcatsKentuckyRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 12 weeks.
Florida GatorsFloridaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 12 weeks.
Wisconsin BadgersWisconsinRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 9 weeks.
Stanford CardinalStanfordRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 7 weeks.
Missouri TigersMissouriRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 1 weeks.
Pittsburgh PanthersPittsburghRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 1 weeks.
California Golden BearsCaliforniaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 1 weeks.
Penn State Nittany LionsPenn StateRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 16 weeks.
Mississippi State BulldogsMississippi StateRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 13 weeks.
Auburn TigersAuburnRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 7 weeks.
Iowa State CyclonesIowa StateRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 5 weeks.
Arizona State Sun DevilsArizona StateRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 1 weeks.
BYU CougarsBYURanked 4 spots BELOW average over 2 weeks.
Northwestern WildcatsNorthwesternRanked 5 spots BELOW average over 4 weeks.