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by FUDU » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:19 pm
by furls » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:30 pm
by Spin » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:19 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:41 am
FUDU wrote:Now it is no secret that the Gators kicked OSU’s ass, however it was last season, despite it taking place in 2007.My point is this, the people that are involved in college football, like voters and even the powers that shape the college football world at times, seem to have elongated memories, often times they allow this to shape perception, perception about an entirely different and quite present college football season.The butt kicking that OSU received has absolutely nothing to do with the 2007 college football season, and nothing to do with OSU’s 2007 team or their successes or failures. However it appears that this writer, and I am sure he is not the only, one allows that past history to shape his POV on THIS college football season.IMO that is not good.As you can gather from reading the article he seems to think that loss should, could or would have an effect that lingers in the voters minds, again not a good thing, not for OSU’s sake but for college football’s sake, b/c at some point it would work both ways (meaning a team that wins it all one year would get preferential voting treatment the following year etc...).2007’s rankings at any point in the season should be based on 2007 results only, no ifs ands or buts, no matter how unreasonable or irrational those reasons for rankings may be.IMO this is something that hurts college football but unfortunately has probably zero chance of being corrected.
by furls » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:45 pm
If it actually does end up being OSU and USF then I expect legions of LSU, Oklahoma, VT fans or whoever else feels slighted to question the legitimacy of the winner of that game. If OSU wins they'll say that USF really wasn't that good to begin with. If USF wins then they'll say the same. Both arguments would truly be bullcrap, especially if both DO go undefeated. It would be very possible that both teams would be the only undefeated team. I don't care WHO you play in college football - going undefeated throughout the season is no easy task. As the season progresses you have EVERYONE aiming for you.
by FUDU » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:04 pm
I don't care WHO you play in college football - going undefeated throughout the season is no easy task.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:07 pm
FUDU wrote:I'm saving this little nugget to cash in at a later time...I will hold you to this mac.
by Bayou Tribe » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:33 pm
I'd also favor the Bucks over BC because I do think the Big Ten is tougher than the ACC.
by neoleo » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:33 am
Bayou Tribe wrote:I'd also favor the Bucks over BC because I do think the Big Ten is tougher than the ACC.2-3 losses by BC when it is all said and done, imho. I think OSU and USF will run the table though.
by Madre Hill, Superstar » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:47 am
NEOLeo wrote:I have no idea why they were overlooked by the pollsters.
by furls » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:01 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:52 pm
by furls » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:06 pm
I'm not sure if many of the current one-loss teams will stay with only one. I see Auburn with potential to upset LSU. Oklahoma looks strong, though OK ST is always tough and the Big 12 championship game has tripped them up before. Kentucky may not make it past Florida. South Carolina has a tough road ahead. Is it possible that we could have a one-loss or undefeated Ohio State squad playing a two-loss team from another conference?
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:25 pm
by FUDU » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:34 pm
Here's what sucks for Ohio State. If they do keep winning but then lose to the Wolverines in Ann Arbor in a tight game then they'd likely be skipped over in favor of other one-loss teams.
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