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Old 08-12-2009, 01:43 PM
 
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True, but UF has no choice on their conference shedule. Your OOC schedule shows if you truly take on all comers, and I don't see that in UF.
SEC haters are the only people who think OOC schedules are more important than overall schedules.

Mid-major, Pac Ten, and Big East fans are basically the only people who are capable of maintaining the delusion that tough OOC scheduling alone means something important. ACC and Big Ten homers often have an axe to grind with the SEC, so their fans will also jump on that gravy train.

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Plus they don't play everyone in their conference!
I guess in your fantasy world, they should be playing 1 OOC game every year?

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They maybe play one or two conf. teams that can truly beat UF. Maybe that's a tribute to how good UF is. But I still would like to see them play a good OOC team.
Since 2005, Florida has lost to LSU, Auburn, South Carolina, Georgia, Ole Miss, and Alabama.

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USC for instance, has only 3 OOC games. In those 3 games, they play two tradtional powers, Ohio State and Notre Dame. I know ND isn't any good anymore, but that's another discussion for another day.

I would love to see UF play a OOC schedule like that.
Last year Florida played two traditional OOC powers, Miami and Florida State.

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Old 08-12-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: WNC
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I hate to take up for Alabama (BIG LSU Fan here), but they did play Clemson to start the season (which at the time was a top 10 team) and are opening against Va Tech this year. They also are scheduled to play Penn St. in 2010.

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Their conference schedule is rather weak too.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: NW AR
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I agree with TXboomerang, polls come out way too early. I would even submit the polls not coming out until after all the creampuff games have been played and teams get into the meat of their conference schedules.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Check out Florida International!! Now they play a great OOC schedule!! They play Alabama, Rutgers, Toledo and Florida. This might be the best OOC schedule of any team in the nation.
What was this guy smoking that made out this schedule ?
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: WNC
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Last year Florida played two traditional OOC powers, Miami and Florida State.

traditional powers. The trend for those programs is traditional. However, they have been out of that trend for the last few years. Dont talk as if playing those teams last year were really tough tests.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:17 AM
 
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traditional powers. The trend for those programs is traditional. However, they have been out of that trend for the last few years. Dont talk as if playing those teams last year were really tough tests.
I called them traditional powers, regarding a previous posters' comments. I didn't say they were tough tests. I mean hell, they were being compared to Notre Dame.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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traditional powers. The trend for those programs is traditional. However, they have been out of that trend for the last few years. Dont talk as if playing those teams last year were really tough tests.
Exactly!!
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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I think OU at number 3 is too high. It's like everyone is forgetting that they lost 80%(!) of their offensive line.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:07 AM
 
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I think OU at number 3 is too high. It's like everyone is forgetting that they lost 80%(!) of their offensive line.
Same could could be said about USC, they lost 8 out of 11 defensive starters and their QB. A much bigger deal IMO.

Everyone knows that the great teams reload.

Barring injury, OU will be quite a bit better than last years team that ended #5, went 12-2, and made it to the BCS CG.

We'll see ya in Pasadena!
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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FIU
North Texas
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Their conference schedule is rather weak too.
There's no such thing as a weak SEC schedule. Sorry haters.
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