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Old 09-05-2016, 08:40 AM
 
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1. Alabama. I don't see a challenge in the SEC. Georgia maybe Tenn. if they wake up???
2. Clemson. Clear advantage over FSU at the most important position QB.
3. Ohio state. I think they have a better "team" this year. Michigan doesn't have a QB this year to win a big game for them and they could struggle like they did last year against spread teams.
4. Houston. I don't see a challenge and they took care of business against one of the best in the Big 12.

I see good PAC12 teams but nothing elite. I can't see an undefeated or even a one loss team from that conference.
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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1. Alabama. I don't see a challenge in the SEC. Georgia maybe Tenn. if they wake up???
2. Clemson. Clear advantage over FSU at the most important position QB.
3. Ohio state. I think they have a better "team" this year. Michigan doesn't have a QB this year to win a big game for them and they could struggle like they did last year against spread teams.
4. Houston. I don't see a challenge and they took care of business against one of the best in the Big 12.

I see good PAC12 teams but nothing elite. I can't see an undefeated or even a one loss team from that conference.
All of your picks are understandable. However, when you say you don't see Houston having a challenge down the line...You ain't been watching Louisville's Lamar Jackson. If he keeps playing like he has been, it's gonna be a damn good game.
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I was totally wrong about LSU and Oklahoma, so here's my updated guesses:

1) Bama
2) Clemson
3) Ohio State
4) Stanford

Houston is everybody's darling right now but I don't think they win at Louisville...
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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I was totally wrong about LSU and Oklahoma, so here's my updated guesses:

1) Bama
2) Clemson
3) Ohio State
4) Stanford

Houston is everybody's darling right now but I don't think they win at Louisville...
I like your guesses. And i agree with you on Louisville. If Lamar Jackson stays healthy and keeps playing like he has been, they'll beat Houston IMO.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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(1) alabama
(2) alabama second team subs
(3) dont matter
(4) see # 3 ...
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:49 PM
 
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(1) alabama
(2) alabama second team subs
(3) dont matter
(4) see # 3 ...
I don't know I see the QB position hurting them in a game.

I can't crown them yet
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:51 PM
 
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I was totally wrong about LSU and Oklahoma, so here's my updated guesses:

1) Bama
2) Clemson
3) Ohio State
4) Stanford

Houston is everybody's darling right now but I don't think they win at Louisville...
Last two games Houston has defeated FSU and Okla. the "darling" label is pretty deserved. They have a tough scheme to matchup against and they appear more athletic than they were in their front 7 a year ago.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:07 PM
 
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Houston can run the table and still not get into the playoffs. A one loss Mich. or Georgia type team would be more deserving.

Most of it will come down to how good Oklahoma does for the rest of the season.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:30 PM
 
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Houston can run the table and still not get into the playoffs. A one loss Mich. or Georgia type team would be more deserving.

Most of it will come down to how good Oklahoma does for the rest of the season.
Houston is in if three things happen

1. Undefeated in convincing fashion in most games. 2. Oklahoma is a one or two loss team 3. Louisville is a one or two loss team.

The win this past week was impressive. Arguably the most impressive of week one.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:30 PM
 
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Michigan and Georgia get incredible advantages over UH just by virtue of being in a "Power 5" conference. Heck the big 12 pays out about 30 mil a year to each it's members whereas the AAC pays out about 3 mil. I'd bet the payout is even larger in the SEC and Big 10. Then there are the P5 bowl games that pay 10X what the G5 bowl games pay, the incredible media exposure for the P5, and then we have the restrictive rules for accessibility to the New Years Bowl games. Finally UH has to compete with 4 other conferences in addition to the AAC whereas Michigan and Georgia are pretty much guaranteed a visit to Atlanta or New Orleans or whatever as long as they are undefeated. There's more, but I'll stop there. Look what winless, hapless Baylor was able to do after years of stockpiling that BCS/P5 money. And to top it off, they were able to back up a Brinks truck to Art Briles house in 2007 and rub it in UH's face (metaphorically speaking).

So no, a one loss Michigan or Georgia is not necessarily more deserving when the cards are immensely stacked in the first place.
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