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post #331 of 628
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You know thinking about it and removing my own built in prejudices, I still see no good reason that LSU shouldn't be number one. I wonder how many teams could play South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, and Auburn within five weeks and come through with a 3-1 record? Maybe they're just lucky. But there comes a point where you have to credit a team for the W and quit pooh poohing how they came across it.

Week 2 BCS rankings:
(number of BCS top 20 opponents played)(record against said opponents)

1. tOSU (0)
2. BC (0)
3. LSU (4)(3-1)
4. ASU (0)
5. UO (1)(1-0)
6. OU (2)(2-0)
7. WVU (1)(0-1)
8. VT (1)(0-1)
9. KU (0)
10. USF (1)(1-0)

Personally, I think the human polls have too much power in the BCS. Humans are too wishy washy, what have you done for me lately and ignore the entire body of work. I would like to see the BCS go back to fifty percent computer poll, fifty percent human poll.
post #332 of 628
Sorry, I misunderstood you on the Hawaii-ASU thing. Also, ASU's defense is completely different from last year. Erickson has brought a completely different philosophy as well and I think an ASU-Hawaii matchup would play out much differently from last year. I've also seen ASU play a lot, I've had season tickets my entire life! (28 years, of course I can't remember much from my younger years)

I like Oregon because they have so many weapons. Cal barely beat them due to a silly fumble into the endzone. Dixon is just scary.

Speaking of scary mobile QBs, did anyone catch that Nevada game on ESPN? The Nevada QB, Colin Kaepernick, looks like the real deal.
post #333 of 628
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Can't disagree about Dixon. OU played those guys last year. The thing is UO doesn't play D and hasn't played a D. Call me old school, but I like those D's. They might not fill up Sportscenter or win Heisman's but when it comes to conference titles...I just wouldn't crown Oregon anything but pretty just yet. They've gotten fat on Pac Ten bottom feeders. Let's see what they're really about. If it's positive, I'll sing their praises to the high heavens.

I haven't seen Nevada, but Indiana has a nice looking dual threat sophmore by the name of Kellen Lewis. It was fun watching him Saturday morning. Another exciting, but still needs to be a better passer dual threat is Viginia's Marques Hagans. Speaking of good defenses, Virginia might be most un-talked about one loss team in the country after their come back against Maryland.
post #334 of 628
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Originally Posted by virometal View Post
1. tOSU (0)
2. BC (0)
3. LSU (4)(3-1)
4. ASU (0)
5. UO (1)(1-0)
6. OU (2)(2-0)
7. WVU (1)(0-1)
8. VT (1)(0-1)
9. KU (0)
10. USF (1)(1-0)
i like that little "t" in front of OSU...but shouldn't it be "Tosu"? "the" is always emphasized way more than the "osu" part...

i think you make a good point about LSU...that's some tough schedule they play...and from all that i've heard/read about the LSU/Kentucky game a couple weeks ago, both teams were really banged up. looks like kentucky couldn't deal with it as well as LSU did.
post #335 of 628
The game I wanted Texas to win was a disappointment...and now the best they can do is the generic brand/whatever/who-cares bowl.
post #336 of 628
Random Monday morning thoughts after catching up on this thread from the weekend:

I need to give the Pac10 more credit. I tend to dismiss and overlook these teams every year, and every year they do well in the bowls. I promise to stop dissing them and pay more attention to teams like Oregon and ASU. There, that should do it. Now that I have recognized them and said they are good, they are bound to lose soon.

LSU-Auburn was a great finish. Miles took a big chance throwing the ball in the end zone with a chipshot FG staring him in the face. He must have zero confidence in his kicker. I still think LSU is the best team in the country.

Florida-Kentucky was another classic battle. Somebody voted Oregon as the team people least want to face in their bowl game; I vote Kentucky for this honor. They will be battle-tested by the time they get there. They should get one of the 3 SEC New Year's Day spots, against either a Big Ten or Big 12 team that will be facing a whooping.

I can't forget about my Aggies. All it takes to get healthy in the Big 12 these days is a trip to Nebraska. Now this week, they will host the #9 Kansas Jayhawks. No, not #9 in the Big 12... no, it's not basketball... these Jayhawks are undefeated. HOWEVER, just look at that schedule! Their quality win is Kansas State? I predict the Aggies will get the upset here, although KU is only favored by 2 so it won't be much of one. I just hope we don't need our QB to run 35 times in this one! The poor kid is not built like Tebow.

Tom Brady is freaking unbelievable! Oops, sorry, wrong thread.

Is Hawaii really that good? Yeah, I know they have a nice passing game, but it takes more than that to compete with the big boys... just ask Texas Tech. CBS has Hawaii projected for a BCS bowl against Florida. If so, I'm going out on a limb and taking the Gators in that one.

I think the Red Sox will roll over the Rockies (they are WS noobs). Oops, there goes my ADD again. Never mind...

I am anxious to see BC-VaTech on Thursday. That should complete the reset and then we will see the "who's #1" sparks start to fly when (not if) Ohio State loses against one of these remaining four tough Big Ten opponents.

Back to where I started... ASU #1? It could happen... but first they have to survive Cal this week, then at Oregon, followed by at UCLA, and finally USC at home. Whew... they will deserve their #1 ranking if they win all of those.

I think it is more likely that we will be arguing over which 1-loss teams (yes, I mean plural) deserve to be in the championship game. I love this time of year!
post #337 of 628
Sorry about the double post... lag monster got me.
post #338 of 628
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^ Rack him. *shuffles paper* Solid *shuffle*

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Prozakk, I wouldn't give up on a BCS game just yet. I'm sure you're aware the RRR loser has won the South twice - 02 and 06. This OU edition has demonstrated the frustrating, for me at least, ability to play to the level of competition.
post #339 of 628
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^ Rack him. *shuffles paper* Solid *shuffle*

ROTFL! Orcin from H-town... Late.


By the way, your 2007 Sooners get a good chance to show that ability to "stoop" (get it?) to the competition's level in two weeks. In order to completely accomplish this, you will have to blow the dust off that Bud Wilkinson playbook and tie Bradford's throwing arm behind his back.
post #340 of 628
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Heh, awesome. I was hoping someone would catch my Rome reference!

Heck, maybe OU should go back to this split T. Our hog eaters can pass protect, but could use some more practice exploding off the blocks. You shake your head a little bit when you watch a 6' 8" 350 LT whiff on an WLB during a reverse....How about 6' 6" TE' chop blocking blitzing safeties? Makes you wonder. This team needs to pull its head out of its arse. Talent wise, I'd line 'em up with anyone in the country. Execution wise, I wonder if they're top twenty.

The good news for Texas A&M is OU's health situation. One rotating DT, Steve Coleman, has missed three games. One starting DT, Gerald McCoy, has a broken hand. The other starting DT, Demarcus Granger, missed several possessions against ISU. OU's best run stopper weakside backer - Ryan Reynolds missed the last game with a shoulder injury. They rotated in Lewis Baker (more of a nickel back in V's zone/blitz scheme) and Freshman Brandon Crow who's as green as a springtime corn field.

If the Sooner interior injury bug continues, surely even Fran can look up from his notepad (assuming it's safe for opposing fans to bash Fran?) and know to attack the middle with the J-Train.

This concludes my homer post for the week. Late.
post #341 of 628
Page 3? Unacceptable! Time for a post.

Hi viro, thanks for the vine.

I appreciate all the encouragement regarding the OU game, but we are still worried about getting by the earlier part of the alphabet (KU). We have a few injuries of our own in the secondary. We already pulled the redshirt off a key recruit just to have a warm body. I guess he is the 12th man LOL.

P.S. Feel free to bash our coach. We won't even be able to hear you over the din of our own whining.

I am looking forward to the BC-VaTech game. VT will be playing their original starting QB due to injury to Taylor. BC has the best rushing defense in the country, only allowing 46ypg. That's stingy. VT has a 13-2 record on Thursday night games; however, both losses were to BC.

War dog mascots, I am OUT...
post #342 of 628
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...and now the best they can do is the generic brand/whatever/who-cares bowl.
Well I thought it was funny.
post #343 of 628
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Originally Posted by Orcin View Post
I am looking forward to the BC-VaTech game. VT will be playing their original starting QB due to injury to Taylor. BC has the best rushing defense in the country, only allowing 46ypg. That's stingy. VT has a 13-2 record on Thursday night games; however, both losses were to BC.
Should indeed be a great game, which I am unfortunately going to miss, as I will be in the UK for a couple days. But if BC can win, then it will shore up the enthusiasm for their #2 ranking.
post #344 of 628
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Have a take, don't suck. It's a big weekend for the Pac Ten, I'm sure our left coast friends will liven up this thread after Condoms/Quacks and Ericksons/Tree Huggers.

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Originally Posted by Orcin View Post
but we are still worried about getting by the earlier part of the alphabet (KU).
If KU can win in Aggieland this weekend, time has come to award them legitimate contender status. Against CU, their D was physical. They have a secondary that flys to the ball and lays a hat on you. Offensively, same old spread Mangino has run for years. If they're as heady, tough as they looked against KSU and the Buffs, the Jayhawks will earn their stripes. Next week they get the Callahan's in Lawrence then a tough road trip Booneville. Win those, and a humdinger is set-up with 'zou for the North in neutral Arrowhead.

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Good info about BC/VT. I didn't know Taylor was dinged. It's that time of year ain't it? Every warm body has a band aid somewhere. That's not good news for the Hokies. Their original, I can't remember his name, he was so bad starter couldn't hit the ocean from an island slingin' the rock. I haven't peeped BC yet this year other than channel surfing and look forward to watching this Matt Ryan fellar. Last time I checked the Hokies, they were using Beamer ball to destroy Clemson in Death Valley lite. It should be interesting. Love the big Thursday collisions this year.

War Hokies, War obese coaches, War Dr. Tom taking the high road, War don't forget The Cocktail Pparty Saturday, War don't forget about SC, War why the ACC BC and VT poll love, but no UV?

OUT
post #345 of 628
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War obese coaches


I am still laughing over this one...
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