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College Football - 2014 Season

Posted Sep 22, '13 at 9:06pm

Maverick4

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ND should be low 20s, if they're even ranked. I feel like the media just sticks them up there because they get wet dreams thinking about the glory days in 1988 with Thou Tholtz blaggity gabbity glaub.

Polls don't get real exiting till week 6 or so anyways, once most teams have a loss or two and you have actual stats to go off of.

 

Posted Sep 26, '13 at 7:02pm

Maverick4

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Ole Miss - Alabama is looking like it might could be a pontential upset for the Crimson tide. If Alabama's offense from week one shows up with their week two defense...

It'll come down to how well Bama's OL plays. If they allow Ole Miss to fill the gaps and get pressure in the pocket, it could be enough to slow them down long enough for Ole Miss to grab the lead.

Or Nock Saban is fed the rebels and grinds them into a blue and red pulp.

 

Posted Sep 27, '13 at 11:42am

Nurvana

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Ole Miss - Alabama is looking like it might could be a pontential upset for the Crimson tide

Agreed. Been thinking that myself this week.

I think LSU might really pound Georgia too. Can't wait either way; it's a huge game as far as seeing how things will shake out nationally.

Meanwhile my Wolverines are off so I might crack a Dew and actually enjoy a saturday of college football for once.

 

Posted Sep 27, '13 at 3:48pm

Maverick4

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If Nkemdiche is in at MLB, I think Ole Miss will have a good shot at beating them. If he's still out, then they won't have a real central player to rally around on D, not to mention he's one of the best LBs on the field, IMO.

Ideally, UGAy beats LSUck, LSUck beats Alabama, UF@g beats UGAy, USuCk beats UF@g, and USuCk beats LSUck in the SEC championship. But Clemson beats USuCk during rivalry week, so all the SEC teams have atleast 2 losses, and it's Clemson and the PAC-12 winner in the NC. :D

Carolina has to play UCF, which may turn out to be a good game, if their defense plays like it has been. Clemson hosts Wake Forest, which wills either mean Clemson kicks a fieldgoal as time expires to win 3-2, or wins 264-176.

Pahahahahaha. This just in: Michigan's first team offense loses to the scout team, forfeits ranking in the polls. ND is then made No 1, and Bama drops to 25.

 

Posted Sep 28, '13 at 8:09am

Maverick4

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Gameday Pick (4-1):

UGA over LSU

The Les Miles factor makes any logical discussion pointless. RE: The last LSU drive in the Chick-Fil-Et Bowl last year.

Picks:

SCAR (12) over UCF
Clemson (3) over Wake Forest
Ole Miss (21) over Alabama (1)
Wisconsin (23) over OSU (4)
Oklahoma (14) over Notre Dame (22)

Because if I pick two upsets, one of them is bound to happen, right?

 

Posted Sep 29, '13 at 12:08am

Nurvana

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In a shocking twist of fate I'm just gonna post my opinions the night of, considering I have the Stanford game on right now and I don't think that's gonna change anything.

Wisky killed me. They managed the clock poorly, lost the battle of field position, and just never really got the running game going. Which isn't good, considering they're WISCONSIN. Not to mention the fact that they got burned deep at least three times.

The mighty SEC flexed its muscles with USC's three point win against UCF, and Tennessee's touchdown victory over South Alabama. Really rooting for USA, a couple of my buddies go there and they kinda get the brunt of the we-are-still-adjusting-to-big-boy-football student shock. Oh, and as an aside, LSU and Georgia showed the power of a vaunted SEC defense in a 44-41 knock-down drag-out defensive battle, and Ole Miss proved that the SEC is TOTALLY deep by proving their #21 ranking with a big "Ole" goose egg against Alabama.

Other than that, Oklahoma had a good win against Notre Dame, but Oklahoma State lost to WVU and kind of validated my suspicion that the Big 12 just kinda sucks in general. Minnesota got themselves steamrolled by a very average Iowa team in the battle for the Floyd of Rosedales, and Purdue got run off the field by NIU. Just another day in the B1G. Also, aforementioned, Michigan did not play and subsequently did not lose.

Go Blue.

 

Posted Sep 29, '13 at 12:04pm

Maverick4

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THIS JUST IN: The AP Poll has experienced a computer matrix glitch, meaning that the top five will now forever stay the same. Forever. The bottom 15 can change however, and ASU and Maryland have broken in, with ND (THERE IS A GOD!) and Wisconsin dropping out following losses.

I concur, though I think that anyone who thinks that the SEC is deep is either a comedian or a Kentucky fan. The Pac-12 is the only conference that can make a claim for depth - with 126 teams, the FBS clearly isn't concerned about mediocrity. But the SEC is starting to look mortal for once; I don't think anyone expected so many top-ten teams to get losses so quickly (UGA, UF, A&M, USC, LSU). Which makes me very, very happy.

Alabama got their act together in the 2nd half, SCAR lost to UCF, and Clemson finally played like the No. 3 team in the nation. And Lane Kiffin was fired after going 4-7 in the last 11 games.

 

Posted Sep 29, '13 at 3:56pm

daleks

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ASU

Boo. I have friends at Arizona. I have to hate ASU.

SCAR lost to UCF

SCAR won...

 

Posted Sep 29, '13 at 8:24pm

Maverick4

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They were losing 10-0 at halftime to an oxvermatched opponent, got up 28-10, then barely held them off to finish 28-25. And thus they were punished in the polls accordingly.

 

Posted Sep 29, '13 at 8:34pm

daleks

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Going down in the polls is not the same as losing though.

 
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