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post #316 of 628
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
My Wildcats (Northwestern) have crept up to 5-3. Suddenly a bowl game is not such a stretch!

Today in the Big 10 I am routing for

> Penn State over Indiana
> OSU over MSU
> Michigan over Illinois
> Iowa over Purdue

I hate to root for the "big 3", but I can't help it - it helps NU.

I will also be rooting for Auburn over LSU, Kentucky over Florida. And I will be happy for whatever team gets a loss in USC-ND - it's just nice to know one of the two of them will get another loss
ditto (i'm an NU alum). i'm also cheering for the teams ranked 10-17 in the BCS to lose...helps hawaii out.

OU barely squeaked out a W over iowa state. i bet they move up in the rankings next week. that's the kind of disparity i'm talking about with these "name" teams - people just look at their record and take it at face value. never mind that playing on the road in your conference is a tough proposition no matter who the opponent is! hawaii barely beats SJSU on the road (and SJSU has a better record than iowa state) in awful weather, and people put down the warriors.

all i've heard this week is how great OU is...i'm sure they'll get praised for coming through with a tough win on the road...never mind that iowa state is now 1-7
post #317 of 628
Thread Starter 
You guys never bothered to ask me, but I would of told ya OU is not a top ten team. The info is right here gentleman!

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Originally Posted by Samgotit
It's me, a bed pan, my remote in one hand
Me too buddy. My laptop is by my side as well. It's fun to cruise the boards and see which fan base is melting down. The Gamecocks are pretty interesting right now.
post #318 of 628
Cal looks like they might pull out a squeaker against UCLA...how about Vandy beating SCar?

EDIT: or not...
post #319 of 628
More big upsets! I love it! UCLA should be expecting a fruit basket from ASU.
post #320 of 628
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Originally Posted by floydenheimer View Post
More big upsets! I love it! UCLA should be expecting a fruit basket from ASU.
sadly, ASU's in a similar boat as hawaii...the tough part of the season is yet to come. and methinks both will be humbled.
post #321 of 628
I think I'm going to jump on the.... Oregon bandwagon????

ASU is not on the same boat as hawaii... if ASU wins out, they should be ranked #1.
post #322 of 628
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For three straight weeks, LSU has played with fire; only burned once. Lester must be living right.

Who knows about this wacky season anymore? I thought LSU was the best team. Talent wise, I still think so, but talent isn't everything. It's more like 1A, 1B, 1C all the way to Z.

Despite their weak schedule, I told myself that if tOSU could run the ball through State's tough D-line, I'd give them number 1; more default than anything else. BC, Kansas, ASU still have to do a little more for this camper.

My little ballot for this week:

1. tOSU 2. KU 3. ASU 4. BC 5. LSU 6. USF 7. OU 8. Mizzou 9. Oregon 10. USC

Once again, I try to give credit for winning. KU and ASU might be top ten teams, but I have serious doubts about BC, OU, and USF's staying power.
post #323 of 628
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Originally Posted by granodemostasa View Post
I think I'm going to jump on the.... Oregon bandwagon????

ASU is not on the same boat as hawaii... if ASU wins out, they should be ranked #1.
i never said they were both on the #1 boat...they both have the tough parts of their seasons coming up. ASU wins out they may indeed be ranked no.1...though i don't think the pac-10 is nearly as talented as people thought they were (or still think they are).

if hawaii wins out they deserve to go to a BCS game, no matter what kirk "i only like big conference schools" herbreit thinks.
post #324 of 628
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Originally Posted by granodemostasa View Post
#16 hawaii shouldn't even be ranked... they got taken to OT by San Jose State, a team Stanford practically raped earlier this year.
cal shouldn't be ranked...they got BEAT by ucla, a team that Notre Dame practically raped earlier this year.
post #325 of 628
I never expected or said ASU would go undefeated, still don't think so. I think an earlier post of mine said they have a chance to win the Pac if they get help. So far the help is there, they just have to take care of their end of the deal. The positive side of the brutal remaining schedule is that they have Cal and USC at home. I think Oregon is the most impressive team in the Pac so far. Cal's D is not very good, USC isn't scary this year.

The Hawaii comparison is laughable, check out the conferences. The WAC is no Pac-10, sorry.

Anyone notice that another Big 10 school got beat by a 1-AA school? My mom's alma mater! Go Bison!
post #326 of 628
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Originally Posted by floydenheimer View Post
I never expected or said ASU would go undefeated, still don't think so. I think an earlier post of mine said they have a chance to win the Pac if they get help. So far the help is there, they just have to take care of their end of the deal. The positive side of the brutal remaining schedule is that they have Cal and USC at home. I think Oregon is the most impressive team in the Pac so far. Cal's D is not very good, USC isn't scary this year.

The Hawaii comparison is laughable, check out the conferences. The WAC is no Pac-10, sorry.

Anyone notice that another Big 10 school got beat by a 1-AA school? My mom's alma mater! Go Bison!
i don't think i ever compared hawaii to ASU or to any other pac-10 team, for that matter. all i ever said was that hawaii's done exactly what they're supposed to do - win. the comparison i did make was not in regards to who's better, but that both ASU and hawaii have the tough parts of their schedules yet to come.

and i definitely agree that top to bottom, the WAC is no Pac-10. but then again, i do remember hawaii kicking ASU's arse in a bowl game last year and i'm pretty sure that hawaii could do it again this year. i've seen ASU play a lot (i work at ASU!) and while they look pretty good, they're not that good. the pac-10 as a whole is not as good as people think they are. and i do believe that oregon is the scariest team in the pac-10 right now.
post #327 of 628
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Originally Posted by floydenheimer View Post

Anyone notice that another Big 10 school got beat by a 1-AA school? My mom's alma mater! Go Bison!
Indeed. Inexcusable, but by way of excuse, ND State is the best team in Div 1-AA. And there have been other conferences who have had 1-A schools lose to 1-AA schools this year. The Big 10, much maligned as it is, is likely going to win more than 80% of it's OOC games this season, which it has only done 5 other times.

The good thing about the "what conference is better" argument is that we get the bowls to really help determine the truth of the matter.

LSU, OU look over-rated to me after yesterday, although LSU less so - Auburn is a far better ball club than ISU is.

At this point in the season:

> Team I would least want to face in a bowl: Oregon
> Good Team which has impressed me the least: LSU
> Good team that has impressed me the most: Kentucky
> Bad team that has impressed me the most: Stanford, of course
> Bad team that truly stinks: Notre Dame

Once again, nice win by Vandy yesterday. Go 'Dores!
post #328 of 628
UCLA is downright strange... they remind me of Michigan actually... stink the non conference games, but play like they are capable of during during conference play.

Oregon lost some of it's best players (sadly) so SC might end up having a chance against them.
post #329 of 628
Thread Starter 
I'm surprised you guys are all over Oregon all the sudden. Their defense worries me (64 in nation), and besides Michigan (who was floundering at the time), they lost their other big test - Cal, at home no less.

They might be pretty good, but I want to see them beat SC and ASU first. Those teams' defense aren't going to lie over like U-Dub, WSU, and Stanford.
post #330 of 628
ASU has one first-place vote in the latest AP poll, yet still is ranked #7?

LSU gets that many no. 1 votes? they didn't look very convincing in this past weekend's win.
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