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post #136 of 861
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Uh, wasn't Auburn the 2010 BCS National Champ?

I'm pretty sure Bama has artificially inflated that NC list enough, there's no need to try and steal one from their in-state rivals.
post #137 of 861
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Uh, wasn't Auburn the 2010 BCS National Champ?

I'm pretty sure Bama has artificially inflated that NC list enough, there's no need to try and steal one from their in-state rivals.

Exactly! Don't you remember this, Bama fan?

post #138 of 861

2009 season but the game took place in 2010.  Whether those numbers are inflated or not is a debate for another day.  2 national championships in my 4 years of school are the only ones I care about.  With a great chance at one more while i'm taking my victory lap, aka 5th and final year.

post #139 of 861
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Exactly! Don't you remember this, Bama fan?

A fan favorite obviously

post #140 of 861
I found this very interesting. Tell me what you guys think:

CNNSI College Football Power Rankings
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Judging by e-mail and Twitter responses, quite a few of you read these rankings each week and come away thinking I'm an idiot. Allow me to posit a question. How many more of you would feel that way if my Top 25 kicked off with the following five teams this week?

1. Oregon State
2. Stanford
3. Notre Dame
4. Iowa State
5. Texas

That is the actual top five this week from the computer ranking programmed by Kenneth Massey. (In case you're wondering, he has Alabama at No. 19.) His ranking is one of the six used by the BCS to determine which teams play for the national title. It counts for far more than my piddly AP ballot, which counts for nothing. Pretty outrageous, isn't it?

Not really. This is how rankings would look if you took away preseason poll bias and the dreaded "eyeball test," two things fans frequently suggest need to be eliminated from the process. So is that better?

Let's take a look at another poll used in the BCS formula that also eliminates preseason bias and the eyeball test. Here is this week's top five in Wes Colley's computer ranking:

1. Stanford
2. Notre Dame
3. Oregon
4. Florida
5. Oregon State

Once again, on-field results trump reputation and hype. And you probably think he's a bigger moron than you think I am.

Now let's look at the top five in those polls and the top five in the AP Poll at the end of the 2011 regular season.

Massey
1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Arkansas
4. Oklahoma State
5. Kansas State

Colley
1. LSU
2. Oklahoma State
3. Alabama
4. Kansas State
5. Stanford

AP Poll
1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma State
4. Stanford
5. Oregon

The differences are minimal compared to the differences between those polls after four weeks of play. By December, the method used in the early weeks really doesn't matter that much. So relax. No matter how we vote or compute, we all pretty much arrive at the same place in December.
post #141 of 861
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I found this very interesting. Tell me what you guys think:
CNNSI College Football Power Rankings

Agreed. Very, very interesting. FSU has been one of the most overrated teams the past five years (and by some measures THE most overrated team). I'm hoping this year is different.
post #142 of 861
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I will be taking another picture like this in 3 1/2 months.  LA 3 years ago, NOLA last year, and Miami this year.  Thanks for the tour of the US Bama.  Roll Tide.

Hey I like the new guy here! RTR to you and If I had the time I would be there myself.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #143 of 861

Thanks habanos.  I have been fortunate enough to be in attendance at our last two national championship games.  Hopefully I will be in Miami this January attending my third in four years.  Roll Tide

post #144 of 861
As long as you guys are throwing out Roll Tides:




Weak slate in the SEC this week? GameDay's coming to my back yard, so there must not be much going on down there; or they just couldn't wait any longer to see Urban Meyer in person.
post #145 of 861
There have already been 3 SEC game days this season. We need a rest!
post #146 of 861
Going to be at the UW v. Stanford game tonight! Look for me on ESPN!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT5XWfIy1dU

Bow down to Washington!
post #147 of 861

Congrats on a great game RedLantern.  Just in case anyone doubts the SEC, let me provide a few facts.  Stanford beats USC, who was once the Number 1 team in the nation.  Washington beats Number 8 Stanford.  LSU beat Washington 41-3.  SEC >>>>>  RTR

post #148 of 861
^ Meh. Transative property doesn't really apply to football. Great game to be at. Defense played lights out. Vintage Huskies D. Huge win psycholgically as well, given the physical matchups.
post #149 of 861

Price played with a lot of cojones tonight.  The Stanford defense was giving it to him all night but he hung in there and made some plays when they needed to be made.  Maybe the biggest 4th down conversion in college football up to this point.

post #150 of 861
Pretty sure Oregon is going to run the table in the Pac12 this year. USC and Stanford got exposed- USC's has no oline, Stanford has no QB.
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