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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    I agree that Notre Dame has the most impressive resume so far, and will by the end of the year. If they survive that gauntlet, they deserve a national title shot. However, most SEC teams are just now getting to their bulk, so in a couple weeks there's no telling. I would love for Mississippi State to somehow go undefeated. Otherwise, Bama's schedule is fairly weak. It's LSU and MSU. Plus whoever wins the East.
    There's no way Sate goes undefeated. They've scraped by in games against sub-par teams. They won't beat Bama and they won't beat LSU. TAMU will be a good game. Arky is looking better (granted it's been against Auburn and KY). The game against Ole Miss is in Oxford and it's gonna be a tough one. Miss. State is not undefeated good, they're not even 7-0 good. Their scheduler should get MVP of the season.

    I think TAMU is better than Miss. State and will be a tougher game for Bama.

    On the Stanford/ND game - I also don't really care about either team, but it looked like Stanford got robbed to me. On the 4th down the guy with the ball didn't look like he ever touched the ground. Maybe they wouldn't have won still, but they deserved another go round to try.

    I'm kind of lackadaisical about most of the teams in the running for the National Title. No one has a truly trying schedule. Still, just from watching all the top dogs roll over their competition, Bama looks the most impressive. They've beaten all but one team by 20 points or more, and all but two by 30 points or more. They're just flat out dominating. Oregon has some similar win margins, but they're allowing a much higher average number of points. Oregon/USC will be a fun one and a decision maker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lylyth View Post
    There's no way Sate goes undefeated. They've scraped by in games against sub-par teams. They won't beat Bama and they won't beat LSU. TAMU will be a good game. Arky is looking better (granted it's been against Auburn and KY). The game against Ole Miss is in Oxford and it's gonna be a tough one. Miss. State is not undefeated good, they're not even 7-0 good. Their scheduler should get MVP of the season.
    Arkansas has Tyler Wilson back, so you can't call them completely washed up. I don't really think Miss. State will go undefeated, I just thought it'd be interesting to see. Imagine sticking them in the national title game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    The first BCS rankings are out, and as I've said time and time again, Florida is ranked too high. As is Mississippi State. The only thing the have going for them is three in-conference wins, but it's all bottom-tier teams. This week they play Middle Tennessee State, and after that we'll see what they can really do. I'm also very surprised to see Iowa State so high. Ohio an Louisiana Tech deserve a top 25 spot as much, if not more than they do.
    I'm just not sure how Oregon can be 3rd right now. Sure, we've had a pretty lackadaisical schedule so far, but our wins have been solid, every time, without question. No one in the top 5 has really had any tough schedule, at least no one with an undefeated schedule (THAT's another conversation). We started our second fiddle to USC hype, and we've come out kicking everyone's ass. Alabama has had the same relatively easy schedule so far - iirc they come up against

    The PAC-12 tears itself up every year, without a doubt, so these wins/loses that are odd (USC losing to Stanford, Stanford then losing to UW) are just the same run-of-the-mill shenanigans that happen every year. Same thing with the SEC - they are tearing themselves up as well. Alabama has one more tough game against LSU, and frankly, that won't be tough at all.

    Oregon still has Stanford, USC and OR St. (who is creeping up the polls frighteningly fast). I know that the polls can change, so I guess I'm just bitching atm.

    (btw - for those of you familiar with the history of the Civil War - it's going to be an insane game)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    I'm just not sure how Oregon can be 3rd right now. Sure, we've had a pretty lackadaisical schedule so far, but our wins have been solid, every time, without question. No one in the top 5 has really had any tough schedule, at least no one with an undefeated schedule (THAT's another conversation). We started our second fiddle to USC hype, and we've come out kicking everyone's ass. Alabama has had the same relatively easy schedule so far - iirc they come up against
    Solid wins make exactly zero difference compared to shaky wins you win by one point in the final minute. The bulk of the BCS poll sources don't take into account margin or quality of victory. The only portion of the poll that actually pays attention to it is the AP. The coach's poll is complete nonsense always based on team name since the coaches can't actually watch every game. Soon enough these polls can all go burn in hell and we can have a four team playoff which will be followed very shortly by an 8 or 16 team format and NCAA football can be fixed. I absolutely hope the Ducks go undefeated and get a shot. Hell if they are a one loss team I hope they get in over a one loss SEC team. And ya, the Civil War game is going to be nuts. The Beavers are a massively improved team. Still think Oregon stomps them though.

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    Well, a good start for Florida, but some terrible refereeing early on. Florida isn't letting Connor Shaw do anything. And now a personal fould on a defender for not even fucking touching the sliding quarterback. Really....

    Heard a good one earlier. Color commentator said that a no-call on a defensive pass interference was a good call, because the receiver ran the wrong route, which was completely unrelated to the interference (the ball was still thrown accurately). The defender grabbed the receiver's arm and holds it. Later on, a defender on the other team had his hand in front of the receiver, which was preventing him from moving it up to catch (but he wasn't grabbing it). The commentator called the pass interference a "good call". Seriously, why do people need to go to college and get degrees on a job that apparently a casual fan can do better?
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    congratulations michigan.
    the refs ignore all teh offensive holding you do al l game long (key in on the 44 yard run adn the field goal setting up pass).
    you have home field advantage.
    and you still come within a hair of losing to a team with no offense.
    oh and that team put up more touchdowns then my dog or michigan did.

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    Michigan's 900th win: ugly but delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayl View Post
    Michigan's 900th win: ugly but delicious.
    must be nice to have the refs in your pocket. i swear michigan gets away with more holding then ANYONE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Seriously, why do people need to go to college and get degrees on a job that apparently a casual fan can do better?
    At this point I'm fairly convinced that 50% of the TV analysts are truly clueless, while the other 50% are encouraged by the production staff to be deliberately contentious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcelos11 View Post
    must be nice to have the refs in your pocket. i swear michigan gets away with more holding then ANYONE.
    I'm sure I'd be bitter if we'd lost, but I wouldn't be blaming it on a conspiracy.



    Meanwhile, Nebraska has staged a pretty spiffy comeback in Evanston.

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    Ya know, I fully expected La. Tech to unload on Idaho after last week's narrow loss to TAMU. What I didn't expect was for Tech to have 49 with over 9 minutes left in the 2nd quarter. That's just ridonkulous.

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    WV is in dire need of a defense. Kansas State is making them look silly.
    Nothing surprising about Oklahoma against KU or USC against Colorado.

    Georgia on upset watch right now, ooooh.

    Tennessee is trying to hang in there with the tide.






    Texas is about to be unranked after tonight and for good reason.

    Except for the fumble at the beginning, I liked the Ducks against ASU on Thursday. A couple of friends complained that we didn't score any in the 2nd half but why risk it when our "hard" games are yet to come with USC in LA, Stanford at home and the civil war?

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    Georgia upset would be awesome. because they'd have two losses, and even with a win next week over Florida, Florida would have the lead in the SEC east, assuming they won out after that.

    Tennessee's hanging on only in the loosest sense of the word. Alabama is dominating without scoring a lot.

    This commentator just compared Alabama to Kansas State. I'm not sure whether to laugh, cry(from laughing), or apply for a position at ESPN.

    ---------- Post added 2012-10-20 at 10:09 PM ----------

    Ok, I still don't get it. People are still mentioning AJ McCarron on a Heisman list. I will admit that he's a very efficient quarterback, but his stats are not nearly as high as they should be to be close to the outlandish numbers we see elsewhere. He does have the Alabama record for most consecutive completions without an interception though.

    His stats tonight: 17/26, 306 yards, 4 touchdowns. That's his best game of his career I do believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    or apply for a position at ESPN.
    Don't put yourself down to their level.


    Unless you get in a sportscenter commercial. Those are pretty good.

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    K State is legit, I hope they get to play Alabama.


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    K State hasn't play a defense esp a SEC type defense. Did you watch the cotton bowl last year when Arkansas beat them I mean I wouldn't be calling for Alabama or any top 4 SEC team really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muto View Post
    K State is legit, I hope they get to play Alabama.
    I hope Oregon gets to rough up that Alabama defense in the title game. The SEC is a bit overrated this year. FL 2nd place hopefully won't last past the next couple of weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    I hope Oregon gets to rough up that Alabama defense in the title game. The SEC is a bit overrated this year. FL 2nd place hopefully won't last past the next couple of weeks.

    Which conference doesn't have overrated teams this year. Everybody thought USC was going to be undefeated and the best team then it was F.State,then WV and ND. Really who has Oregon played that is or was in the top 10 yet so far they are just a varsity team beating up on J. varsity teams atm. Now when they beat the Trojans and O.State then they will have earned the respect till then they gotta play second fiddle to the SEC who beats them when they play them (Auburn,LSU)

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    Quote Originally Posted by skarsguard View Post
    Which conference doesn't have overrated teams this year. Everybody thought USC was going to be undefeated and the best team then it was F.State,then WV and ND. Really who has Oregon played that is or was in the top 10 yet so far they are just a varsity team beating up on J. varsity teams atm. Now when they beat the Trojans and O.State then they will have earned the respect till then they gotta play second fiddle to the SEC who beats them when they play them (Auburn,LSU)
    I agree that Oregon hasn't had the roughest schedule yet, but the SEC is just playing themselves, and beating themselves. Same as the Pac-12.
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    Yesterday was the first Michigan/Michigan St game I haven't watch in at least 13 years. Watching the highlights, ya not upset I missed that abortion.

    Also, LOL at Overrated State University nearly blowing another game to another Big Ten bottom dweller. They nearly lost and gave up 49 to Indiana (INDIANA!) and nearly lost again this week. In what universe is OSU the 7th ranked team? They have one quality win against a mediocre Nebraska team (and one against an MSU team that can't score). I will be surprised if they come out of PSU next week still undefeated.
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    WEEK 9 RANKINGS

    BCS
    1 Alabama
    2 Florida
    3 Kansas State
    4 Oregon
    5 Notre Dame
    6 LSU
    7 Oregon State
    8 Oklahoma
    9 USC
    10 Georgia
    11 Mississippi State
    12 Florida State
    13 South Carolina
    14 Texas Tech
    15 Rutgers
    16 Louisville
    17 Stanford
    18 Clemson
    19 West Virginia
    20 Texas A&M
    21 Boise State
    22 Michigan
    23 Texas
    24 Ohio
    25 Wisconsin

    AP
    1 Alabama
    2 Oregon
    3 Florida
    4 Kansas State
    5 Notre Dame
    6 LSU
    7 Oregon State
    8 Oklahoma
    9 Ohio State
    10 USC
    11 Florida State
    12 Georgia
    13 Mississippi State
    14 Clemson
    15 Texas Tech
    16 Louisville
    17 South Carolina
    18 Rutgers
    19 Stanford
    20 Michigan
    21 Boise State
    22 Texas A&M
    23 Ohio
    24 Louisiana Tech
    25 West Virginia

    USA Today
    1 Alabama
    2 Oregon
    3 Florida
    4 Kansas State
    5 Notre Dame
    6 LSU
    7 Oklahoma
    8 USC
    9 Oregon State
    10 Florida State
    11 Georgia
    12 Mississippi State
    13 Clemson
    14 Louisville
    15 Rutgers
    16 South Carolina
    17 Texas Tech
    18 Boise State
    19 Stanford
    20 Michigan
    21 Texas A&M
    22 West Virginia
    23 Ohio
    24 Texas
    25 Wisconsin

    Harris
    1 Alabama
    2 Oregon
    3 Florida
    4 Kansas State
    5 Notre Dame
    6 LSU
    7 Oklahoma
    8 Oregon State
    9 USC
    10 Florida State
    11 Georgia
    12 Mississippi State
    13 Clemson
    14 Louisville
    15 Rutgers
    16 South Carolina
    17 Texas Tech
    18 Stanford
    19 Boise State
    20 Michigan
    21 Texas A&M
    22 West Virginia
    23 Ohio
    24 Texas
    25 TCU
    Last edited by Finangus; 2012-10-22 at 01:00 AM.

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