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Old 12-08-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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I went back through this thread to see who everyone picked preseason...

NOT one of us picked FSU... Much less Auburn. We have to do better next year... Especially us CFB forum regulars. Lol...

I was surprised at how many Stanford picks there were. Outside of that it was mostly Bama, Oregon, Ohio State, and Georgia.
As already stated, FSU had a redshirt freshmen QB starting nobody knew how good he was going to end up being. Auburn in 2012 finished 3-9 and winless (1 loss??) in the SEC a season ago. I doubt people picked them for that very reason.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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No one looking at Auburn first of year would have predicted the improvement seen. They are perhaps most improved team especially the running attack. Bama for example builds teams that are balanced but with size; speed and great debt. They just wear a team until they dominate on both sides of the line. Auburn is greatly improved but it took two touchdowns last 34 second by miracle to beat Bama. Come BCS game and teams that were hurting form tough games are healed mostly and weeks to prepare ;so its not just a weekly game in prep.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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As I said in the first post, there were so many big changes among the perennial elite teams. Then you have teams like FSU, who had already appeared poised to make the big leap forward in the previous season but for whatever reason didn't. So in the case of an FSU, Clemson, or South Carolina, the jury was still out in my mind. FSU proved their legitimacy; SC and Clemson really didn't. I thought Alabama would end up losing, and my initial prediction was that the SEC would beat up on each other - that almost happened. But Auburn spoiled my prediction. Frankly, I think Auburn took advantage of a weakened SEC, as they did in 2010.
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