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by consigliere » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:42 pm
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by swerb » Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:36 am
I think Florida will get the nod. But I also think the Wolverines are a better overall team than the Gators. It will probably come down to the human polls that make up the BCS. Will enough voters jump UF from #4 to #2? I think they will. Most of the country doesn't want a UM - OSU rematch.
I heard something out of Vegas that if Florida and Michigan played on a neutral field ... Florida would be 6 point favorites. That's the true indicator of the better overall team.
by furls » Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:09 pm
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by Big Lu » Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:25 pm
So here are the cold, hard facts when comparing the Gators and Wolverines:1. Florida beat nine teams that are projected to play in bowl games. Michigan beat six. 2. Michigan beat five teams that finished the season with losing records. Florida beat two teams with sub-.500 records.3. Florida's 12 Division I-A opponents had a combined record of 89-57. Michigan's 12 opponents had a combined record of 84-61.4. Michigan's best win is considered a 27-13 victory over Wisconsin on Sept. 23. The Badgers are 11-1 and have climbed to No. 7 in the AP Top 25 poll, despite having played only one ranked opponent -- the Wolverines -- the entire season.5. The 12 teams Florida defeated finished the season with 11 combined wins against opponents which were ranked in the AP Top 25 poll at the time the game was played. The opponents Michigan defeated claim just three wins against ranked teams (Notre Dame beat Penn State. Indiana beat Iowa. Vanderbilt beat Georgia. The Nittany Lions, Hawkeyes and Bulldogs, it should be noted, haven't been ranked in seven weeks).6. The Gators went 3-1 against ranked opponents, beating then-No. 13 Tennessee, No. 9 LSU and No. 8 Arkansas and losing at No. 11 Auburn. The Wolverines went 1-1 against ranked opponents, beating a highly overrated No. 2 Notre Dame team (that lost to Michigan and USC by a combined total of 46 points) and losing at No. 1 Ohio State 42-39 on Nov. 18.7. The Gators' average margin of victory against Division I-A teams was 13.5 points. They won seven games by 14 points or fewer, six by less than 10. The Wolverines' average margin of victory was 17.3 points. They won six games by 14 points or fewer, two by less than 10.8. The Gators played Western Carolina, a Division I-AA team, and won by 62 points. The Wolverines played Ball State, which should be a I-AA team, and won by eight.9. Since the Wolverines last played and lost at Ohio State, the Gators won at Florida State (The Seminoles are 6-6, but rivalry games are tough to win. Just ask USC coach Pete Carroll) and then beat the No. 8 Razorbacks, who defeated then-No. 2 Auburn and No. 13 Tennessee by 17 points each.10. Michigan didn't win the Big Ten; Florida won the SEC. Winning your conference should be a prerequisite for playing in the national championship. Arkansas coach Houston Nutt said the Gators should get the chance to play Ohio State."This is the toughest conference in America," Nutt said. "I really wish everybody had the opportunity to go to Auburn, to go to Florida, to go to Arkansas, to go to LSU or let us come to their place. You do that and play that schedule. It's a hard schedule, really hard. It's hard to get to this game. I just feel like it's absolutely one of the most difficult things to do, to have one loss in this league."
by furls » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:39 pm
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by GreatGoo » Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:03 pm
by consigliere » Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:30 pm
greatgoo wrote:I'm sure I'll be hated by a few people around here after this. In my opinion there is only one team in the country that can beat the bucks and that's Michigan. Florida will absolutely get killed by the bucks. Their field goal kicker is something like 4/14 in FG attempts. And their offense is nothing special.
by furls » Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:50 pm
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by furls » Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:11 pm
but that OSU Michigan game was a playoff game. Loser is eliminated.
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