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Old 12-09-2013, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Southwest Arkansas
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let's see how right we are a year from now

my picks

Ohio State
vs
Oklahoma

and

Florida State
vs
Michigan State


SEC haters will like it
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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1-Alabama
vs.
4-Oregon

2-Florida St.
vs.
3-Ohio St.

BIG 12 haters will like it
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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No way to know until we know who's coming back for each team. I do think LSU will be a better defensive team next year, but I don't know if they'll be quite ready for the big time yet. Seems like last year they lost a ton of defensive players, and now this year we're going to be losing some of the best offensive skill players we've had in years. Victims of our own success in recruiting and developing.

Alabama will always be near the top five as long as they've got Nick Saban at the helm - count them as an early favorite. Auburn might have actually found a winner in Malzahn, so they might be around next year, too. Will be interesting to see if Mizzou can get a recruiting bonanza out of their success this year - would like to see them do well.

For all the smack said about the Big12, they've got some teams that could be competitive next year, and I think we're seeing a little more focus on defense now, which is what they need. Oklahoma State could be a legitimate title threat next year.

In the PAC12, Oregon and Stanford will compete. In fact, I think the PAC12 is becoming the most difficult conference to win outright. Lots of good coaches and recruiters are migrating West. It just remains to be seen if they can grab the recruits all over the country. But to be real, I think the best chances a PAC12 team has to win a national championship is to have one or two programs dominate that conference. USC, if they can pull it together, has the natural advantage in that regard. If Sark can bring back the recruiting dominance, then the Trojans will be talkin titles in another 2-3 years. Next year might be too soon, though.

I like what OSU's doin. I like what Michigan State's doing as well. Good BIG teams.

FSU, Clemson, and the U will all be competitive next year.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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1-Alabama
vs.
4-Oregon

2-Florida St.
vs.
3-Ohio St.

BIG 12 haters will like it

These are the teams.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Isn't this a little early to be making predictions for the 2014 playoffs?? Lets at least wait and find out the schedules (I know most OOC's are scheduled, however I'm talking about conference games), and see who comes back and who decides to depart early.
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:36 PM
 
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It's stupid early to pick this early, but it's fun as hell. Here goes:


FSU -- Don't get me wrong. They are the real thing. But until Clemson gets its act together, they will continue to roll untouched in an anemic ACC.

Auburn -- With the exception of the fullback and two on defense, almost the entire team comes back next year. If Tre Mason goes pro, there are plenty of running backs to take his place.

Stanford -- The PAC12's answer to Alabama.

Michigan State -- Ohio State has, once again, been exposed.



Teams that won't be in:

Oregon -- Until they solve the issue of their offensive line play, they'll get knocked off once or twice a year during the regular season.

Alabama -- Losing McCarron hurts. Potentially losing Saban hurts a helluva lot more. Because if the rumors are correct, then he'll take his entire staff with him along with lots of recruits. And what coach on the planet would want to follow in his footsteps?

Ohio State -- As stated earlier, Ohio State is going to have to prove itself in the next few years based on its failure to win the big game since the time Florida trounced them.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:10 PM
 
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I'll bet if the playoffs would have started this year, few would have pegged the correct teams either.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I'll bet if the playoffs would have started this year, few would have pegged the correct teams either.
Alabama would be 1 of those 4 teams. I'm sure most people would've correctly pegged them into one of the 4 spots.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Pixburgh
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not for sure. auburn/fsu/stanford/msu possibly, since they 'say' that winning conference will play a role...i know stanford has 2 losses but they are 4th ranked conference champ, and won the 2nd best conference.



as for next season i got to agree with TNKY for now but if saban leaves, slip auburn in their spot
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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Alabama would be 1 of those 4 teams. I'm sure most people would've correctly pegged them into one of the 4 spots.
1 for 4 is nothing to brag about whether picking the final 4, shooting free throws, or hits per at bat
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