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Old 01-17-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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For the first time in a long time I really do not think we have a legit top contender in any conference.

No team really stands out for next year for me.

Anyone have any team they think stands out for next season?

Sleepers?

Ohio St is loaded but for some reason I see problems with the players missing 5 games. I know they are working on getting it down to 2 games but it surely has to mess up things no matter what they are saying.

LSU seems to be very talented as well.

Florida needs to ditch the multi QB thing.

South Carolina appears to have some good talent back.

Oklahoma is going to be much better I believe.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:51 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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For the first time in a long time I really do not think we have a legit top contender in any conference.

We have top contenders EVERY year.

This past year Alabama & Florida in the SEC were top 10 preseason. Ohio State & Iowa in the Big Ten were top 10 preseason. Texas, Oklahoma, & Nebraska in the Big 12 were all top 10.

None of those teams lived up to it...

It will be Oregon, Stanford, Ohio State, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Alabama, LSU etc...
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:55 PM
 
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This past year Alabama & Florida in the SEC were top 10 preseason. Ohio State & Iowa in the Big Ten were top 10 preseason. Texas, Oklahoma, & Nebraska in the Big 12 were all top 10.

None of those teams lived up to it...
Oklahoma lived up to their preseason ranking. Preseason ranked #7, finished #6.

The AP did miss it big time with ut, uf, and auburn though.

Since the BCS MNC is back in 'Nola next year, LSU will probably be there. I'd say we have a good chance with a rematch of the 03-04 season. With a different outcome of course.

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Old 01-17-2011, 07:57 PM
 
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I disagree.

It could be the Big 12 South as it has often been in the past. (I know that they're doing away with the divisions.......but most of us football purists will still see a brotherhood among the Big 12 South teams.)

-Oklahoma State comes off its best season ever and returns its 2 best players.
-Texas will rebound...bigtime.
-A&M gets Tannehill back and moving in a positive direction.
-Tubberville's got 'em moving in the right direction at T-Tech.
-If the Sooners are half as good as everyone says they're going to be then they'll be TOUGH.

I do agree to some extent, however....if the best division in college football is not the Big 12 South, then it probably is the SEC West.
You make a strong case but the Big 12 South was thought to be on par with the SEC West in recent years in the preseason and in the end it was proven to be untrue.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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You make a strong case but the Big 12 South was thought to be on par with the SEC West in recent years in the preseason and in the end it was proven to be untrue.
Fair enough.

I think both divisions are comparable....and, right now, I will give a slight edge to the SEC West due to the way they won their bowl games. That could easily be the Big 12 South this time next year. We'll wait and see.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:53 PM
 
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Only in the kooky world of college football is so much faith put into polls BEFORE TEAMS EVEN TAKE THE FIELD.

Honestly, I never put much stock into polls until the BCS rankings come out mid-season.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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Only in the kooky world of college football is so much faith put into polls BEFORE TEAMS EVEN TAKE THE FIELD.

Honestly, I never put much stock into polls until the BCS rankings come out mid-season.

Very true... and agree 100% with you.

But unfortunately the polls affect the BCS rankings so we are forced to pay attention, even before they take the field.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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The Pac 10 learned tonight that they can not match the talent of the SEC. The SEC has now one 5 BCS championships in a row. What makes the football teams in the SEC better then all other parts of the country? Is it the weather, the football culture, harder mentality, better athletes because it's the south?

The Pac 10 team got man handled by the SEC team in this BCS Champ game.
This was ONE game played against the #1 in the PAC 10 vs the #1 in the SEC! This means the SEC has the best TEAM, not best conference.

The only way to know who the best conference would be to align the #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 seeds, etc, etc against each other and see who wins the most games.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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We have top contenders EVERY year.

This past year Alabama & Florida in the SEC were top 10 preseason. Ohio State & Iowa in the Big Ten were top 10 preseason. Texas, Oklahoma, & Nebraska in the Big 12 were all top 10.

None of those teams lived up to it...

It will be Oregon, Stanford, Ohio State, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Alabama, LSU etc...
Rutgers baby!! Threat to win the National Championship in 2012!!



(Ok, I'm joking. Just trying to make people laugh. The Big East is awful).
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Where Dance Music comes first
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It's a no-brainer. Football>Academics in most SEC schools.
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