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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:28 pm

danny e. wrote:pretty much any team in the Big 12 south would crush Penn St.


I'm not going to go that far. As much as Penn State is playing a bunch of cupcakes, they play a mean defense. The Big 12 doesn't play a whole lot of D themselves, the offenses there don't get much of a test. Penn State would easily beat Baylor and A&M. They can play with Texas Tech and OK State.

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AP rankings, week 10 wrote: 1. Alabama (46) 9-0
2. Texas Tech (12) 9-0
3. Penn State (6) 9-0
4. Florida (1) 7-1
5. Texas 8-1
6. Oklahoma 8-1
7. Southern California 7-1
8. Oklahoma State 8-1
9. Boise State 8-0
10. Utah 9-0
11. Texas Christian 9-1
12. Ohio State 7-2
13. Missouri 7-2
14. Georgia 7-2
15. Louisiana State 6-2
16. Ball State 8-0 :)
17. Brigham Young 8-1
18. Michigan State 8-2
19. North Carolina 6-2
20. West Virginia 6-2
21. California 6-2
22. Georgia Tech 7-2
23. Maryland 6-2
24. Florida State 6-2
25. Pittsburgh 6-2


LOL thanks for the :) this week next to Ball State. I like Alabama at #1, but I could stand to see anyone of Penn State, Florida, Oklahoma or Texas ahead of Texas Tech. Sorry, I'm just not ready to annoint them BCS title game eligible yet. Yesterday helped, though. And holy crap is that OL of theirs a dead ringer for the guy in that movie "The Program" or what?
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:19 pm

my prediction is that Texas Tech goes down to OK state & also OK.

I think Texas is a better team than Texas Tech & just had a bad game.
Its hard to beat 4 great teams in a row.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:21 pm

Ball State crushing Boise State in the BCS championship game for the first non BCS conference championship winner.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:23 pm

PSU is gonna win out and be #2 and face Alabama in the championship game.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:37 am

Winner of SEC championship game vs Texas/PSU.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:50 pm

I'm not going to say that Texas is out, but they've got an uphill climb to make it. If Texas Tech and Texas end up tied in the Big 12 south, Texas Tech goes to the Big 12 championship game by virtue of their head-to-head win. If they end up in a 3-way or 4-way tie, then Oklahoma is likely to be ranked higher in the BCS, and therefore will go to the Big 12 championship game.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:44 pm

Corrado wrote:PSU is gonna win out and be #2 and face Alabama in the championship game.

hahahahaha

actually i kinda would have liked Penn St to win out and get totally demolished..
kinda sucks that Texas got beat by Texas Tech.. cuz i still think Texas just had a bad day and Texas Tech had a good one.

I wont be suprised if Texas Tech gets beat tonight.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:02 pm

idchafee wrote:
danny e. wrote:pretty much any team in the Big 12 south would crush Penn St.


I'm not going to go that far. As much as Penn State is playing a bunch of cupcakes, they play a mean defense. The Big 12 doesn't play a whole lot of D themselves, the offenses there don't get much of a test. Penn State would easily beat Baylor and A&M. They can play with Texas Tech and OK State.

what? OK State and Texas Tech would both stomp Penn St into mush.
the only teams Penn St would have a chance against in the Big 12 south would be possibly Baylor & Texas A&M
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:30 pm

It's funny because PSU just got beat by unranked Iowa.


God that makes us look bad.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:39 pm

hmm It's starting to look like it will be Texas vs Florida in the championship.
Alabama wont make it past Florida in the SEC championship game. Texas Tech will lose to OK State or Oklahoma. maybe both

if Oklahoma actually had any defense at all, they'd be a superb team.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:49 pm

UberGerbil wrote:I kind of wish there was a bottom 25.
The Bottom 10 comes out each Wednesday.
David Duffey wrote: ESPN.com's Bottom 10, week 9:
1. North Texas 0-8 "It's A Long Way To The Top": Unless you are the Mean Green, who share the nation's longest active losing streak at nine games.
2. Washington 0-7 "This House Is On Fire": Like North Texas, the Huskies have lost nine straight games and are winless in '08. Unlike the Mean Green, U-Dub also is looking for a new coach.
3. Washington State 1-7 "Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution": But listening to the Cougars might be. Since Wazzu was off this past week, earplugs weren't needed.
4. Southern Methodist 1-8 "Walk All Over You": Navy didn't even need to attempt a pass to walk to a 34-7 win over the Mustangs.
5. Michigan 2-6 "Black Ice": Changing lanes with Rich Rodriguez didn't figure to be smooth, but the Wolverines never saw this kind of slide coming.
6. San Diego State 1-7 "Hells Bells": Playing "Hells Bells" as entrance music for closer Trevor Hoffman seemed to work for the Padres. Maybe they can loan the sheet music to the Aztecs.
7. Syracuse 1-6 "Back In Black": After a bye week, the Orange's 2008 funeral march continues Saturday with a home game against Louisville.
8. Utah State 1-7 "Shot Down In Flames": Kicked down in flames is more like it. The Aggies were thisclose to a win, but Fresno State's 58-yard field goal as time expired kept Utah State in the Bottom 10.
9. Miami (Ohio) 2-6 "You Shook Me All Night Long": Week 8 No. 9 Kent State shook the RedHawks all night long Saturday, so it's only fair that Miami replaces the Golden Flashes in the Bottom 10.
10. Wyoming 2-6 "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)": The Bottom 10 is firing off its cannon at the return of the Cowboys to our band.

ESPN.com's Bottom 10, week 10:
1. Washington 0-8 "How the West Was Won": The winless Huskies need to discover how a team from the West can win at least one.
2. Washington State 1-8 "Code of the West": In the 2008 season, the code is losing -- and the Cougars are definitely following that code.
3. San Diego State 1-8 "Lure of the West": The beaches, climate, Gaslamp District and zoo are draws in San Diego, but the Bottom 10 is the only one attracted to the Aztecs.
4. Southern Methodist 1-8 "Passage West": SMU is only a short drive from Fort Worth, which is where the West begins. Most of the Ponies' drives are short. They rank No. 115 in time of possession.
5. Arizona State 2-6 "Romance of the West": Dennis Erickson's first season with the Sun Devils was a honeymoon. A relationship counselor might be required after Year 2.
6. Western Kentucky 2-7 "Into the West": WKU probably should be ranked higher in the Bottom 10's Western edition after losing to former No. 1 North Texas.
7. Alabama-Birmingham 2-7 "Go West, Young Man": The Blazers belong on the Western trail after their 70-14 loss to Southern Mississippi.
8. Idaho 2-8 "Law of the West": It's not surprising that the Vandals would run into trouble with the law. They also run into trouble on defense, where they give up 41.9 points a game.
9. Eastern Michigan 2-8 "East Meets West": The Eagles lost 31-10 at Western Michigan, falling to last place in the MAC West.
10. Michigan 2-7 "The Gun That Won the West": The Wolverines brought in a new sheriff, but he certainly hasn't transformed them into the champions of the West.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:51 pm

CampinCarl wrote:It's funny because PSU just got beat by unranked Iowa.


God that makes us look bad.


Jesus Humprey Mortimer Christ. When did the Big Ten get so ****?
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:36 pm

danny e. wrote:hmm It's starting to look like it will be Texas vs Florida in the championship.
Alabama wont make it past Florida in the SEC championship game. Texas Tech will lose to OK State or Oklahoma. maybe both

if Oklahoma actually had any defense at all, they'd be a superb team.

Texas Tech looked much better against OK State then I expected... we'll see how they do against OK.
OK doesnt have a defense though.. so I dont know how they will ever stop Texas Tech.. probably be even more high scoring.
It'll be interesting if Texas Tech D can slow OK down.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:48 pm

The super high powered offensives in college make it incredibly unpredictable really. Kind of interesting, but then again as a huge defense fan kinda not. :wink:
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:18 pm

Texas Tech looks real, will see what happens when they play the Sooners.Bama and Florida ought to be a test for both teams,in the end I think Florida will win.Personally i think Texas Tech deserves the number 1 ranking after the last 2 weeks,they blew out Oak State last night.It's mid November and lets see who loses next.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:42 pm

idchafee wrote:Jesus Humprey Mortimer Christ. When did the Big Ten get so ****?
About the same time the Pac-10 did (barring USC). All the more reason to go back to the old system where the Rose Bowl pits the "best" of those two conferences together and ignores everything else. (Given that the two conferences control the Rose Bowl, and this isn't a year when it hosts the "championship" game, they're going to do something close to that anyway).
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:58 pm

idchafee wrote:Jesus Humprey Mortimer Christ. When did the Big Ten get so ****?


Well, you could also argue that we only step up to play during league play...so we end up beating up on each other so no one emerges victorious overall in the national picture.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:09 pm

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idchafee wrote:Jesus Humprey Mortimer Christ. When did the Big Ten get so ****?


Well, you could also argue that we only step up to play during league play...so we end up beating up on each other so no one emerges victorious overall in the national picture.


Top to bottom, the Big Ten is probably the weakest of the BCS conferences. Maybe the Pac-10 is there too
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:36 pm

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idchafee wrote:Jesus Humprey Mortimer Christ. When did the Big Ten get so ****?
About the same time the Pac-10 did (barring USC). All the more reason to go back to the old system where the Rose Bowl pits the "best" of those two conferences together and ignores everything else. (Given that the two conferences control the Rose Bowl, and this isn't a year when it hosts the "championship" game, they're going to do something close to that anyway).

Yeah that's the way I see it. I miss the old Rose Bowl. The BCS solved nothing as people still complain about the rankings. If anything its just made college football feel more like Pro Football, which sucks.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:49 pm

idchafee wrote:Top to bottom, the Big Ten is probably the weakest of the BCS conferences. Maybe the Pac-10 is there too
Aren't you forgetting about the Big LEast?
AP Rankings, week 11 wrote:1. Alabama (44) 10-0
2. Texas Tech (21) 10-0
3. Florida 8-1
4. Texas 9-1
5. Oklahoma 9-1
6. Southern California 8-1
7. Penn State 9-1
8. Utah 10-0
9. Boise State 9-0
10. Ohio State 8-2
11. Oklahoma State 8-2
12. Missouri 8-2
13. Georgia 8-2
14. Ball State 9-0 8)
15. Texas Christian 9-2
16. Brigham Young 9-1
17. North Carolina 7-2
18. Michigan State 9-2
19. Louisiana State 6-3
20. Florida State 7-2
21. Pittsburgh 7-2
22. Cincinnati 7-2
23. Oregon State 6-3
24. South Carolina 7-3
25. Tulsa 8-1
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:00 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Aren't you forgetting about the Big LEast?


Big East Standings
Pittsburgh 3-1 7-2
Cincinnati 3-1 7-2
West Virginia 3-1 6-3
Rutgers 3-2 4-5
Connecticut 2-2 6-3
South Florida 1-3 6-3
Louisville 1-3 5-4
Syracuse 1-4 2-7

Big Ten Standings
Michigan State 6-1 9-2
Penn State 5-1 9-1
Ohio State 5-1 8-2
Minnesota 3-3 7-3
Northwestern 3-3 7-3
Iowa 3-3 6-4
Illinois 3-3 5-5
Michigan 2-4 3-7
Wisconsin 2-5 5-5
Indiana 1-5 3-7
Purdue 1-5 3-7

Thats a bit ol' **** sammich right there, but I think the Big East is marginally better.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:48 pm

Yeah but who called Michigan blowing so hard this year?

(Okay, aside from every Buckeye)
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:19 pm

http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootba ... 1115_NW@MI

I've never been a big Michigan fan, at least not any more than any other Big Ten team. But crap have they fallen off a table
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:55 pm

idchafee wrote:http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20081115_NW@MI

I've never been a big Michigan fan, at least not any more than any other Big Ten team. But crap have they fallen off a table


I froze my ass off watching that game. :evil:

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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:36 pm

AP ranking, week 12 wrote: 1. Alabama (42) 11-0
2. Texas Tech (21) 10-0
3. Florida (2) 9-1
4. Texas 10-1
5. Oklahoma 9-1
6. Southern California 9-1
7. Penn State 10-1
8. Utah 11-0
9. Boise State 10-0
10. Ohio State 9-2
11. Oklahoma State 9-2
12. Missouri 9-2
13. Georgia 9-2
14. Ball State 10-0 8)
15. Texas Christian 9-2
16. Brigham Young 10-1
17. Michigan State 9-2
18. Louisiana State 7-3
19. Cincinnati 8-2
20. Pittsburgh 7-2
21. Oregon State 7-3
22. Maryland 7-3
23. Miami (FL) 7-3
24. Oregon 8-3
25. North Carolina 7-3
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:04 pm

when was the last time the Hurricanes were in the Top 25?
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:21 pm

September 10, 2006.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:34 am

idchafee wrote:when was the last time the Hurricanes were in the Top 25?


Way to long,once they get out of puberty they will will team to be reckoned with, but then again I'm biased.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:16 am

idchafee wrote:when was the last time the Hurricanes were in the Top 25?

It was a short bout ;-)

Oklahoma - Texas Tech will be a good game.
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Re: College football or bust!

Postposted on Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:51 am

UberGerbil wrote:I kind of wish there was a bottom 25.
The Bottom 10 comes out each Wednesday.
David Duffey wrote: ESPN.com's Bottom 10, week 12:

1. Washington 0-10
Nobody Does It Better:
"Nobody does it half as good as you. Baby, you're the best."
Who can argue against the only winless FBS team?

2. Washington State 1-10
The World Is Not Enough:
"The world is not enough. But it is such a perfect place to start, my love."
The Bottom 10 will love the Cougars even more if they lose to the Huskies.

3. San Diego State 1-10
Another Way To Die:
"Another tricky little gun giving solace to the one that will never see the sunshine."
Actually, a little sunshine is about the only solace the Aztecs get.

4. Southern Methodist 1-10
The Living Daylights:
"Comes the morning and the headlights fade in rain. Hundred thousand changes ... everything's the same."
A-ha! Changing coaches doesn't ensure a quick fix.

5. Michigan 3-8
A View To A Kill:
"Dance into the fire, to fatal sounds of broken dreams."
The Wolverines' worst season ever still has Ohio State looming. Duran Duran should have included "no mas, no mas" in the lyrics.

6. North Texas 1-9
Die Another Day:
"I'm gonna break the cycle. I'm gonna shake up the system."
The Mean Green did shake things up by getting their one win, but they're still in the Bottom 10 cycle.

7. Western Kentucky 2-9
You Only Live Twice:
"This dream is for you, so pay the price. Make one dream come true, you only live twice."
If the Hilltoppers don't beat FIU on Dec. 6, they'll only win twice.

8. Tulane 2-8
For Your Eyes Only:
"For your eyes only, can see me through the night. For your eyes only, I never need to hide."
Well, the Green Wave can't hide from the Bottom 10 after losing to UAB.

9. Idaho 2-9
Thunderball:
"His fight goes on and on and on. But he thinks that the fight is worth it all. So he strikes like Thunderball."
Unless the Vandals strike like a thunderball at Hawaii on Saturday, their Bottom 10 fight will go on and on.

10. Syracuse 2-8
Live And Let Die:
"But if this ever-changing world in which we live in makes you give in and cry, Say live and let die!"
The Orange gave in after years of crying and let Greg Robinson go on Sunday. Will a new coach give them new life in '09?
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