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College Football 2011

Postposted on Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:05 pm

Associated Press final 2010 post-season rankings wrote: 1 Auburn (56) 14-0
2 Texas Christian (3) 13-0
3 Oregon 12-1
4 Stanford 12-1
5 Ohio State 12-1
6 Oklahoma 12-2
7 Wisconsin 11-2
8 Louisiana State 11-2
9 Boise State 12-1
10 Alabama 10-3
11 Nevada 13-1
12 Arkansas 10-3
13 Oklahoma State 11-2
14 Michigan State 11-2
15 Mississippi State 9-4
16 Virginia Tech 11-3
17 Florida State 10-4
18 Missouri 10-3
19 Texas A&M 9-4
20 Nebraska 10-4
21 Central Florida 11-3
22 South Carolina 9-5
23 Maryland 9-4
24 Tulsa 10-3
25 North Carolina State 9-4
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:07 pm

Associated Press 2011 Pre-Season Top 25 wrote: 1. Oklahoma (36)
2. Alabama (17)
3. Oregon (4)
4. Louisiana State (1)
5. Boise State (2)
6. Florida State
7. Stanford
8. Texas A&M
9. Oklahoma State
10. Nebraska
11. Wisconsin
12. South Carolina
13. Virginia Tech
14. Texas Christian
15. Arkansas
16. Notre Dame
17. Michigan State
18. Ohio State
19. Georgia
20. Mississippi State
21. Missouri
22. Florida
23. Auburn
24. West Virginia
25. Southern California
Others receiving votes: Texas, Penn State, Arizona State, Miami (FL), Utah, Southern Miss, Iowa, Brigham Young, North Carolina State, Air Force, Houston, Pittsburgh, Michigan, Tennessee, Central Florida, Northern Illinois, Hawaii, Tulsa, Arizona, Maryland, Nevada, Northwestern, Washington
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:50 pm

It's going to be an exciting season. Especially, for us Nebraska fans in a new conference.
Nebraskas offense looked very rusty. Defense looked good.

Wisconsin looked good but defense had some holes. Michigan St. looked terrible. Overrated.
Ohio St looked good. Underrated. Penn St. looked good.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:00 pm

I'd say LSU had the most impressive win over the weekend.

Bama and Florida St rolled, but they didn't really play anybody. They'll both be tested soon. "Bama has Penn St next week, and FSU will see Oklahoma in a couple of weeks. Should be good.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:26 pm

I just don't understand all the Notre Dame love. They haven't been very good for several years now, yet there they are ranked #16. Then USF comes through....oops
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:07 pm

Associated Press wrote: 1. Oklahoma (32)
2. Louisiana State (17)
3. Alabama (9)
4. Boise State (2)
5. Florida State
6. Stanford
7. Texas A&M
8. Wisconsin
9. Oklahoma State
10. Nebraska
11. Virginia Tech
12. South Carolina
13. Oregon {0-1}
14. Arkansas
15. Ohio State
16. Mississippi State
17. Michigan State
18. Florida
19. West Virginia
20. Baylor +
21. Missouri
22. South Florida +
23. Penn State +
24. Texas +
25. Texas Christian {0-1}
From last week:
16. Notre Dame {embarrassing loss to an unranked opponent}
19. Georgia {loss to a higher-ranked opponent}
23. Auburn {ugly win against an unranked opponent}
25. Southern California {ugly win against an unranked opponent}
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:18 pm

Hey, my alma mater is 1-0, although the victory was against the SUNY University of Albany.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:21 pm

A thrilling 37-34 overtime victory, at that:
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:25 pm

The speed at which you Googled that is somewhat disconcerting. 8)

That said, our schedule is clearly biased toward academic athletes rather than the converse.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:27 pm

That was after an unsuccessful search for the Las Vegas odds on the next Colgate game. Apparently, there's no line. :lol:
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:37 pm

Never understood how a toothpaste could support a college, much less field a football team.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:41 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:That was after an unsuccessful search for the Las Vegas odds on the next Colgate game. Apparently, there's no line. :lol:

More like a complete and total lack of interest.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:44 pm

UberGerbil wrote:Never understood how a toothpaste could support a college, much less field a football team.

Here's the really scary part. Until 1890 it was known as Madison University (it's in Madison County, NY). In 1890 they renamed the place after one James Colby Colgate, who'd given them so much money. Said James Colby Colgate was one of the founders of Colgate-Palmolive, so all of the toothpaste jokes are based in fact. I was last there in '08 or so and the bookstore still only sold Colgate toothpaste and ancillary products.

EDIT: Our high point was 1932. Undefeated, untied, unscored upon, uninvited. 9-0, no points scored against us, and no bowl invite. My mother's father was on campus that year and the stories I've heard in transmission (he died when I was 3) make it clear that the student body at the time was decidedly less than happy. Since it was 1932, I'm also pretty sure that my Granddad was one of the more accomplished rum-runners on campus.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:48 pm

Iowa State Cyclones beat Iowa Hawkeyes 44-41 in 3rd overtime. I love football!
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:28 pm

Associated Press wrote:1 Oklahoma (32) 1-0
2 Alabama (9) 2-0
3 Louisiana State (17) 2-0
4 Boise State (2) 1-0
5 Florida State 2-0
6 Stanford 2-0
7 Wisconsin 2-0
8 Oklahoma State 2-0
9 Texas A&M 1-0
10 Nebraska 2-0
11 South Carolina 2-0
12 Oregon 1-1
13 Virginia Tech 2-0
14 Arkansas 2-0
15 Michigan State 2-0
16 Florida 2-0
17 Ohio State 2-0
18 West Virginia 2-0
19 Baylor 1-0
20 South Florida 2-0
21+ Auburn 2-0
22+ Arizona State 2-0
23 Texas Christian 1-1
24 Texas 2-0
25 Mississippi State 1-1
Dropped from rankings: Missouri 21, Penn State 23
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:45 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
UberGerbil wrote:Never understood how a toothpaste could support a college, much less field a football team.
Here's the really scary part. Until 1890 it was known as Madison University (it's in Madison County, NY). In 1890 they renamed the place after one James Colby Colgate, who'd given them so much money. Said James Colby Colgate was one of the founders of Colgate-Palmolive, so all of the toothpaste jokes are based in fact. I was last there in '08 or so and the bookstore still only sold Colgate toothpaste and ancillary products.
This is amusingly bizarre, though it's nothing compared to Vanderbilt. I can still remember my astonishment when I learned that Vanderbilt was located in Nashville, Tennessee -- and not some WASPy, croquet-playing, Ralph Lauren-wearing corner of Connecticut. The cognitive dissonance still blows my mind. Seriously, the Vanderbilt Commodores play in the same city as Hee Haw and the Grand Ole Opry?
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:47 pm

I'm suprised we didn't drop further after our 27-22 versus Toledo.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:03 am

Associated Press wrote:1 Oklahoma (37) 2-0
2 Louisiana State (14) 3-0
3 Alabama (7) 3-0
4 Boise State (2) 2-0
5 Stanford 3-0
6 Wisconsin 3-0
7 Oklahoma State 3-0
8 Texas A&M 2-0
9 Nebraska 3-0
10 Oregon 2-1
11 Florida State 2-1
12 South Carolina 3-0
13 Virginia Tech 3-0
14 Arkansas 3-0
15 Florida 3-0
16 West Virginia 3-0
17 Baylor 2-0
18 South Florida 3-0
19 Texas 3-0
20 Texas Christian 2-1
21+ Clemson 3-0
22+ Michigan 3-0
23+ Southern California 3-0
24+ Illinois 3-0
25+ Georgia Tech 3-0
Dropped from rankings: Michigan State 15, Ohio State 17, Auburn 21, Arizona State 22, Mississippi State 25
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:04 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Associated Press wrote:24+ Illinois 3-0


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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:17 am

I met Ron Zook when he was special teams coach at UF. He has amazing energy. I'm not surprised that he's such a good recruiter and motivator. However, he's not a good game-day coach.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:36 pm

The movement towards 16 team mega conferences is disconcerting.So much for traditional and regional rivalries. College football is more concerned about the almighty buck rather than the athletes. The Big East and Big 12 will more than likely be in shambles in short order.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:51 pm

So the imminent Pac-16 has six ranked entries, three from the current members and three from the about-to-join (plus ASU that just fell out).
rogue426 wrote:The movement towards 16 team mega conferences is disconcerting.So much for traditional and regional rivalries. College football is more concerned about the almighty buck rather than the athletes. The Big East and Big 12 will more than likely be in shambles in short order.
Actually, from the sounds of it, the Pac-16 at least will actually sustain and even elevate regional rivalries -- assuming the "pod" plan goes ahead (in fact, in the years the NW and Cal pods are aligned, we'll be back to the tradition of the Pac-8, which about as traditional as it gets). I guess it's all a matter of perspective -- I remember the grousing a few years ago about how USC was "always" at the top of the rankings and threatening to play in the BCS game... which was amusing to those of us who could remember the 80s and 90s when they never sniffed the top of the Pac-10 and weren't even the best football school in LA.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:13 pm

Ah yes, USC's dark ages between Jim McKay and Pete Carrill. Then again, at least USC competes now with Lane Kiffin. UCLA, on the other hand, may not matter at all.

Also, why isn't Miami (FL) close to the top 25 yet? They beat up Ohio State Saturday.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:08 pm

riviera74 wrote:Also, why isn't Miami (FL) close to the top 25 yet? They beat up Ohio State Saturday.

The same Ohio State that destroyed Toledo by a 5-point margin the week before, still lacking five players?
I mean, yes, they did win, but it's not that big of a deal.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:20 pm

rogue426 wrote:The movement towards 16 team mega conferences is disconcerting.So much for traditional and regional rivalries. College football is more concerned about the almighty buck rather than the athletes. The Big East and Big 12 will more than likely be in shambles in short order.


Fans have cared more for rivalries than the actual schools for decades. And its not just college football. You think MLB wouldn't move the Cubs and the Cardinals out of the same division if there was money to be made? Or the Red Sox and Yankees? Think the Bears and Packers or Steelers and Browns wouldn't be in opposite conferences if they thought it would turn a buck?
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:54 pm

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rogue426 wrote:The movement towards 16 team mega conferences is disconcerting.So much for traditional and regional rivalries. College football is more concerned about the almighty buck rather than the athletes. The Big East and Big 12 will more than likely be in shambles in short order.


Fans have cared more for rivalries than the actual schools for decades. And its not just college football. You think MLB wouldn't move the Cubs and the Cardinals out of the same division if there was money to be made? Or the Red Sox and Yankees? Think the Bears and Packers or Steelers and Browns wouldn't be in opposite conferences if they thought it would turn a buck?


You have just described the Seattle Seahawks for the last 30 years or so.
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:29 am

Associated Press wrote:1 Louisiana State (42) 4-0
2 Oklahoma (12) 3-0
3 Alabama (5) 4-0
4 Boise State (1) 3-0
5 Oklahoma State 4-0
6 Stanford 3-0
7 Wisconsin 4-0
8 Nebraska 4-0
9 Oregon 3-1
10 South Carolina 4-0
11 Virginia Tech 4-0
12 Florida 4-0
13 Clemson 4-0
14 Texas A&M 2-1
15 Baylor 3-0
16 South Florida 4-0
17 Texas 3-0
18 Arkansas 3-1
19 Michigan 4-0
20 Texas Christian 3-1
21 Georgia Tech 4-0
22 West Virginia 3-1
23 Florida State 2-2
24 Illinois 4-0
25+ Arizona State 3-1

Dropped from rankings: Southern California 23
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:53 am

I didn't think the OSU would jump from 7 to 5 after beating A&M, but that's pretty cool.

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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:07 pm

Nebraska does not deserve their ranking.
I've come to the conclusion that even the AP votes don't do anything besides look at the previous ranking and the score.

That said, this week will spell it all out. GO HUSKERS!!
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Re: College Football 2011

Postposted on Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:06 pm

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/conte ... ID=1271829
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- Kentucky defensive coordinator Rick Minter, after last week's game with Florida
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