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SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby danwismar » Thu May 06, 2010 4:53 pm

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1. Alabama
2. Boise St.
3. Ohio State
4. Texas
5. Iowa
6. TCU
7. Virginia Tech
8. Oregon
9. Wisconsin
10. Florida
11. Oklahoma

Three Big Ten teams in top nine? Wow.

Very skeptical about Florida being ranked that low. They are loaded, if inexperienced at QB. They also have Penn State at #14. No way are they going to be that good, IMO
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu May 06, 2010 6:51 pm

I'm ok with #3. Wisconsin that high is kind of an eye opener.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby JCoz » Thu May 06, 2010 7:05 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I'm ok with #3. Wisconsin that high is kind of an eye opener.


Not for me brother. I think they are a very legit contender to win the B10. Being that OSU is going to be as good as they will be, they should be ranked fairly high nationally.

Home game for OSU.

I think OSU is away for Iowa as well.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu May 06, 2010 7:09 pm

I just overlooked Wisco.

Iowa is away and I plan on making the trek to Iowa City.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby JCoz » Thu May 06, 2010 7:17 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I just overlooked Wisco.

Iowa is away and I plan on making the trek to Iowa City.


I think they are very, very overrated this season.

They lost three on the Oline and lived a charmed life last season.

Look for 4 losses IYAM.

I think the kid they have backing up Stanzi (who played against us) is Dynamite. Will be the best Iowa QB in some time IMO.

If Stanzi gets hurt early I think they have a better season in 2010 and through 2012.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Thu May 06, 2010 7:25 pm

fuckin les miles ::doh::
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby swerb » Thu May 06, 2010 8:05 pm

If #11 Florida and #2 Boise played week one on a neutral field, Florida would be layin 7.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu May 06, 2010 8:22 pm

swerb wrote:If #11 Florida and #2 Boise played week one on a neutral field, Florida would be layin 7.


That's actually a hell of a point.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby JCoz » Thu May 06, 2010 9:00 pm

swerb wrote:If #11 Florida and #2 Boise played week one on a neutral field, Florida would be layin 7.


Except Vegas isn't supposed to be a predictor of games, just drawing action. MOST of the time ;-) ;) :wink:

But you r point is on. That top ten has bigger holes than the titanic.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri May 07, 2010 12:02 am

Anyone else surprised that Texas is ranked 4 while trying to replace a 4 year starting QB?
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby danwismar » Fri May 07, 2010 2:23 pm

Swerb's right...and it points up the fact that these polls (in order to be proven right in December) need to pick, not the teams that are the best teams in the country, but the teams that are most likely to be 12-0 after 12 games. Big difference, as the Boise St. ranking proves. Florida plays at Alabama. That's the only reason they're not Top 5.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby JoJo White » Sat May 08, 2010 12:55 pm

Texas is vastly underrated.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat May 08, 2010 1:24 pm

Bayou Tribe wrote:fuckin les miles ::doh::


He won you a damn National Title.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby JCoz » Sat May 08, 2010 2:15 pm

JoJo White wrote:Texas is vastly underrated.


Gotaa be tongue and cheek right?

Regardless of what I think about where UT should be ranked, its tough for a #4 to be underrated, let alone vastly.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby FUDU » Sat May 08, 2010 2:58 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong but this is the highest a Boise St. has been ranked pre-season ever? Meaning if there was a year that they (and some of the talking heads) might get their wish of a Boise playing for a title it would be this year, no?
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat May 08, 2010 7:49 pm

swerb wrote:If #11 Florida and #2 Boise played week one on a neutral field, Florida would be layin 7.


And I'd go so far as to say that if Boise were at home, they'd just get the token -3 for being at home.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Sat May 08, 2010 8:12 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
Bayou Tribe wrote:fuckin les miles ::doh::


He won you a damn National Title.




That's what they said about Larry Coker also. I want it all, 1 isn't good enough.

In the last 3 seasons, we have dropped 2 to Alabama, 2 to Ole Miss, 2 to Arkansas. We are middle tier in our own division, defense and QB play have deteriorated more each year, and our head coach looks like a bumbling idiot on gameday.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby JoJo White » Sat May 08, 2010 8:19 pm

JCoz wrote:
JoJo White wrote:Texas is vastly underrated.


Gotaa be tongue and cheek right?



Me? Describing UT in hyperbolic fashion? Never....

But, seriously, I don't think there will be a huge drop-off. Max of 2 losses this season, possibly none in the regular season. My guess is a ranking between 5 and 10 sounds about right.

Gilbert will be a stud and will be a Heisman candidate in 2011 & 2012 and Aaron Williams will win the Thorpe award if Patrick Peterson doesn't. Defense will be very good as long as Muschamp is in Austin and the offensive line and running backs did some good things in the spring. Major weaknesses are WRs and Gilbert's inexperience.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby JoJo White » Sat May 08, 2010 8:21 pm

Bayou Tribe wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
Bayou Tribe wrote:fuckin les miles ::doh::


He won you a damn National Title.




That's what they said about Larry Coker also. I want it all, 1 isn't good enough.

In the last 3 seasons, we have dropped 2 to Alabama, 2 to Ole Miss, 2 to Arkansas. We are middle tier in our own division, defense and QB play have deteriorated more each year, and our head coach looks like a bumbling idiot on gameday.


Les Miles has done less with more than almost any other coach in the country the past 2 seasons. LSU had some sick talent on offense and buttload of returning offensive linemen, but the offense sputtered all season long.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby FUDU » Sun May 09, 2010 12:40 am

That's not b/c of the SEC defenses?, I'm confused.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Sun May 09, 2010 9:50 am

FUDU wrote:That's not b/c of the SEC defenses?, I'm confused.



It's just too much speed, FUDU. Too much speed. ;-) ;) :wink:

I would blame it on the fact that our coach has a Big 11 pedigree, but the guy before him did as well and his teams weren't finishing in the middle of the division.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby danwismar » Sun May 09, 2010 9:13 pm

I sympathize with you LSU guys. I thought they'd be hell on wheels when I saw Randle, Jefferson and Sheperd playing in the same offense. The team was (and still is) very young, though, from what I can see.

Not sure if Miles is as much of a numbskull as he appears to be at times. Maybe he can land at Michigan after this fall, and become their latest numbskull. It's all good then.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Sun May 09, 2010 9:55 pm

wiz1001 wrote:I sympathize with you LSU guys. I thought they'd be hell on wheels when I saw Randle, Jefferson and Sheperd playing in the same offense. The team was (and still is) very young, though, from what I can see.

Not sure if Miles is as much of a numbskull as he appears to be at times. Maybe he can land at Michigan after this fall, and become their latest numbskull. It's all good then.



The talent is only getting better. I've been following recruiting actively for about 10-12 years and the senior class this upcoming season (class of 2011) is the best recruiting crop Louisiana has ever put out. Thing is, I think Les is a good dude. Great family man, really involved in the community, I'd love to see him dominate at LSU. His teams are just sloppy, undisciplined, not well put together.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sun May 09, 2010 10:25 pm

Don't worry, LSU will be back to mediocre AND untalented soon enough.
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Re: SI Preseason Top 25

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Mon May 10, 2010 9:13 am

aoxo1 wrote:Don't worry, LSU will be back to mediocre AND untalented soon enough.



I don't know man. Even those terribly coaches mid-late 90's teams were putting pro players out consistently. As long as there are kids who want to stay close to home for college, they'll have a little gas in the tank. But it's meaningless if the coach has no direction, so it's really an argument over nothing.

Also, Oregon at #8 surprises me with Masoli out. That's going to be an interesting team to keep an eye out for. I have to believe that SC will play some ball this year. Lane is a prick, but he's a shot of swagger and his ol man will have that defense playing lights out asap.
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