After beating up on Noland Parry's poor PC for the past five weeks, I'm starting to feel a little bit guilty. OK, I'm over it now. Trash-talking can resume again. Not to brag, but I'm starting to think I could perhaps pick prep pigskin (say that five times fast) winners with one arm tied behind my back and still beat the computerized Power Guide. Maybe it's spending too much time plotting against us with the Y2K problems. Just in case you don't read the fine print at the bottom of this chart, my lead for mankind increased to 12 games after last week's two-game win.

Parry's Power Guide to prep football

By Noland Parry

Sixth week of the season

Favored Team Rating Diff. Rating Underdog Genessy's guess

REGION 1

CLEARFIELD 56.3 9.6 46.7 Viewmont Clearfield

DAVIS 53.4 9.9 43.5 Layton Davis

NORTHRIDGE 66.3 27.5 38.8 Cottonwood Northridge

REGION 2

Bingham 67.6 10.8 56.8 HUNTER Hunter

Granger 65.9 22.8 43.1 KEARNS Granger

WEST JORDAN 43.5 3.7 39.8 Taylorsville West Jordan

REGION 3

Alta 66.6 2.4 64.2 BRIGHTON Alta

MTN. VIEW 71.5 5.8 65.7 Hillcrest Hillcrest

OREM 74.5 11.2 63.3 Jordan Jordan

REGION 4

Bonneville 62.7 6.2 56.5 FREMONT Bonneville

BOX ELDER 55.5 11.3 44.2 Sky View Box Elder

Logan 59.1 8.2 50.9 WEBER Weber

MTN. CREST 61.7 33.7 28.0 Roy Mtn. Crest

REGION 5

East 63.8 17.4 46.4 WOODS CROSS East

Highland 77.9 36.0 41.9 CYPRUS Highland

OLYMPUS 78.4 41.4 37.0 Judge Mem. Olympus

West 58.6 7.5 51.1 MURRAY West

REGION 6

Lone Peak 50.6 5.3 45.3 PROVO Lone Peak

PLEASANT GROVE 60.9 14.8 46.1 Payson Pleasant Grove

Springville 57.0 5.0 52.0 SPANISH FORK Springville

TIMPVIEW 64.2 14.1 50.1 American ForkTimpview

REGION 7

Bear River 53.1 23.5 29.6 BEN LOMOND Bear River

Morgan 47.8 25.5 22.3 GRANITE Morgan

TOOELE 39.7 1.2 38.5 Ogden Tooele

REGION 8

Delta 47.1 27.1 20.0 RICHFIELD Delta

EMERY 43.8 24.4 19.4 Carbon Emery

REGION 9

CEDAR CITY 50.4 15.4 35.0 Pine View Cedar City

DIXIE 45.7 9.4 36.3 Canyon View Dixie

SNOW CANYON 46.9 19.2 27.7 Hurricane Snow Canyon

REGION 10

Uintah 55.3 30.7 24.6 WASATCH Uintah

Union 36.8 11.5 25.3 PARK CITY Park City

REGION 11

Beaver 11.1 3.2 7.9 ENTERPRISE Enterprise

Milford 9.8 4.6 5.2 SOUTH SEVIER Milford

Millard 43.9 9.5 34.4 KANAB Millard

Parowan 9.1 1.7 7.4 NORTH SEVIER Parowan

REGION 12

Grantsville 48.4 17.0 31.4 JUAB Grantsville

NORTH SUMMIT 27.1 1.2 25.9 Manti Manti

South Summit 27.9 6.6 21.3 GUNNISON South Summit

REGION 13

Grand 36.5 35.6 0.9 MONTICELLO Grand

Rich 25.7 4.4 21.3 ALTAMONT Altamont

SAN JUAN 52.6 47.7 4.9 Duchesne San Juan

NONREGION

*BOUNTIFUL 58.1 20.3 37.8 Timpanogos Bountiful

Lehi 40.9 4.0 36.9 NORTH SANPETELehi

Skyline 75.1 40.8 34.3 COPPER HILLS Skyline

Home team in CAPS; 1998 by Noland Parry (www.parryspowerguide.com)

*Game is on Thursday

Last week: Jody Genessy 33-11 (75 percent); Power guide 31-13 (70.5 percent)

Overall: Mankind 157-51 (75.5 percent); Power Guide 145-63 (69.7 percent)