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    Last week's ranks, with this week's records and results

    1] USC (10) 118, 8-0, beat Washington State 55-13
    2] Texas (2) 110, 8-0, beat Oklahoma State 47-28
    3] Virginia Tech 89, 8-0, beat Boston College 30-10
    4] Alabama 69, 8-0, beat Utah State 35-3
    5] Georgia 63, 7-1, lost to Florida 14-10
    6] Miami (Fla) 58, 6-1, beat North Carolina 34-16
    7] LSU 48, 6-1, beat North Texas 56-3
    8] Notre Dame 39, 5-2, was idle
    9] Florida State 30, 7-1, beat Maryland 35-27
    10] Penn State 12, 8-1, beat Purdue 33-15

    Others receiving votes: Ohio State 9; UCLA 8; Oregon 6; Wisconsin 3; West Virginia 1

    Deadline for votes is Tuesday, 1 November at Noon CST.

  • #2
    #1: USC
    #2: Texas (if USC is allowed to make second half comebacks, why not the Horns?)
    #3: Va. Tech
    #4: Alabama
    #5: UCLA
    #6: Miami(Fla)
    #7: Notre Dame
    #8: LSU
    #9: Penn St.
    #10: Fla St.
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    • #3
      Southern Cal
      Texas
      Virginia Tech
      Alabama
      Miami (Fla)
      LSU
      Florida State
      Notre Dame
      UCLA
      Florida

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      • #4
        QUOTE(The Kev @ Oct 30 2005, 08:43 AM) Quoted post

        #2: Texas (if USC is allowed to make second half comebacks, why not the Horns?)
        [/b][/quote]

        ++

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        • #5
          1. Southern Cal
          2. Texas
          3. VPI
          4. Miami
          5. Notre Dame
          6. Penn State
          7. Ohio State
          8. LSU
          9. UCLA
          10. Michigan
          June 9, 1973 - The day athletic perfection was defined.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Kva...eature=related

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          • #6
            My random thoughts:

            while realizing that I forgot to set my clocks back an hour.

            - Much ado will be made of Texas' poor showing against Okie State last night. Indeed, if Okie State had won, I think I would have called it the greatest upset in the history of the game because Okie State is terrible. But that game serves to remind us of how difficult it is to get a team to play its A game for twelve consecutive weeks. If I were a Longhorn watching film of the Cowboys this week, I doubt I would have considered the possibility of losing, and would have focused my attention on the incredibly large population of attractive coeds in Austin. Fortunately for the Horns, Vince Young remains a focused individual and lead them back with little resistance. It's a blip in the Longhorn run to the Rose Bowl, nothing more.

            - Okay, can we now all agree that the SEC isn't that good? Yesterday's alleged clash of the titans between Georgia and Florida was a snoozefest that confirmed that Georgia was vastly overrated (even when Shockley is their qb) and that Urban Meyer's offense isn't taking hold at Florida. Chris Leak simply cannot/will not run the option, and if Gator fans are tickled with 100 yards of passing a game, they will be tickled with making the Poulan Weed Eater Bowl (or whatever variation exists of that Bowl these days) in Shreveport each year.

            - While I'm on the SEC, can we also now agree that Tennessee is, at best, an average football team, and that it is no longer reasonable to use victories over Tennessee as some sort of monumental achievement? Yeah, I'm talking about you Alabama. It took South Carolina, a team that is woefully short of talent compared to you, a quarter or so to do what you couldn't do in an entire game in Tuscaloosa, and that's score a touchdown on Tennessee. But I suppose asking that genius of a head coach you've got to call a Spurrier like game is a bit much. Mark this down. The best two teams in the SEC this year are LSU and Auburn (if you don't believe that second choice, compare Bama's and Auburn's Ole Miss games). Bama's third, a healthy Georiga's fourth, and then the rest of them you can stir in a pot and randomly pick out for their ranking, and you'd be right.

            - If you're going to apply the rankings I gave above in the SEC to your top 10 list, make sure that you don't start with LSU above Penn State or Ohio State, because the Tigers are too inconsistent at this point to be considered better than either of them. For that matter, I don't consider the Tigers better than Michigan. Now there's one battle tested football team.

            - Does anyone in their right mind think that Wisconsin will beat Penn State this week in Happy Valley? If so, please refer to each team's recent game against Illinois.

            - Hoo boy, why was television not all over that nail biter in Lexington last night? For those of you who missed it, the Mildcats took out the Bullpups of Mississippi State 13-7 in front of 24,000 who had wandered over from a basketball practice to watch. I'm guessing that there's an awful lot of Bullpup fans who are no longer looking at the hiring of Sylvester Crooms as the positive, pioneer moment that it was.

            - I don't know how good they are compared to the rest of the teams in the country, but UCLA is certainly giving their fans their money's worth this year. Most cinderella teams have one, maybe two, games a year with a remarkable comeback win. UCLA has already erased four or five double digit fourth quarter deficits this year. How long before someone hangs some moniker on the Bruins that references cardiology?

            - I guess kudos are in order for Walt Harris at Stanford. He's been able to keep his team focused and improving despite losing to a I-AA school earlier this year that made the Cardinal the laughingstock of college football. You Pitt fans may scoff at that, but it's no small achievement.

            - Sean McDonnough is the best college football announcer working outside of my favorite, Ron Franklin. CBS needs to move him back into SEC games in place of Vern Lundquist, who always sounds to me as if he's getting ready to belch up five scotches he downed before air time when he talks.

            - Big mistake to make about a game played this weekend: Miami's not very good because it trailed UNC for a while and couldn't cover. Miami hadn't played a real football game in three weeks, due to hurricane Wilma and a farce of a football team named Temple. Miami played the first half in a manner that reflected that they hadn't played football in a while, but came out and owned the second half, particularly on defense, against a UNC team that's not half bad. I'm curious to see whether the oddsmakers give Miami a few more points against Va. Tech because of that.

            - I'm going to drop FSU out of my top ten, but not because the Terps of Maryland played them close yesterday. Ralph Friedgen always outcoaches Bowden (or Bowden's OC if you go back to Friedgen's Ga. Tech days) so a close score doesn't surprise me. What does concern me about the Noles is that their defense suddenly can't stop anyone. Many people missed that they allowed Duke 5 yards a carry rushing last week, and they weren't any better against Maryland.

            - If you're looking for a Vince Young type of qb for your team, I would suggest that your recruiting coordinator contact Xavier Lee at FSU. He's not going to beat out Drew Weatherford for starting position at FSU and can only take over that job if Weatherford is injured. Lee has more skill than Weatherford and could start at almost any other school in the country right now, and my guess is that he's transferring after this season.

            - Just how much would you pay to have Dennis Franchione coach your team right now? He and Fat Phil are the two leading contenders for Coaches-of-the-Year-with-the-most-talent-who-achieved-less-with-it-than-if-there-had-been-no-coach.

            - I quit paying attention long ago, so can someone tell me if any of the Big Twelve North games are remotely interesting?
            June 9, 1973 - The day athletic perfection was defined.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Kva...eature=related

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            • #7
              QUOTE(tallahassee blues fan @ Oct 30 2005, 09:19 AM) Quoted post

              1. Southern Cal
              2. Texas
              3. VPI
              4. Miami
              5. Notre Dame
              6. Penn State
              7. Ohio State
              8. LSU
              9. UCLA
              10. Michigan
              [/b][/quote]

              What did Alabama and Floridia State do for you to drop them out of your top 10?

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              • #8
                QUOTE(210 @ Oct 30 2005, 09:24 AM) Quoted post

                QUOTE(tallahassee blues fan @ Oct 30 2005, 09:19 AM) Quoted post

                1. Southern Cal
                2. Texas
                3. VPI
                4. Miami
                5. Notre Dame
                6. Penn State
                7. Ohio State
                8. LSU
                9. UCLA
                10. Michigan
                [/b][/quote]

                What did Alabama and Floridia State do for you to drop them out of your top 10?
                [/b][/quote]

                Ahhh, already answered [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(210 @ Oct 30 2005, 08:24 AM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(tallahassee blues fan @ Oct 30 2005, 09:19 AM) Quoted post

                  1. Southern Cal
                  2. Texas
                  3. VPI
                  4. Miami
                  5. Notre Dame
                  6. Penn State
                  7. Ohio State
                  8. LSU
                  9. UCLA
                  10. Michigan
                  [/b][/quote]

                  What did Alabama and Floridia State do for you to drop them out of your top 10?
                  [/b][/quote]

                  Alabama wasn't in my top ten last week, I don't think. FSU's game yesterday confirmed that there are serious issues on defense. My rationale for my rankings is that I think any of the teams I've ranked would be favorites against FSU or Alabama on a neutral field. Seriously, who has Alabama beaten? Florida? Please. Tennesee? Even more please. They've had close games with Ole Miss (a game that they should have lost) and Arkansas. They lost their best player and Croyle hadn't thrown a touchdown pass since his injury until yesterday against Sister Mary of the Poor. If they beat LSU, I'll give them their due.
                  June 9, 1973 - The day athletic perfection was defined.

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Kva...eature=related

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(tallahassee blues fan @ Oct 30 2005, 09:28 AM) Quoted post

                    Alabama wasn't in my top ten last week, I don't think. [/b][/quote]

                    They weren't, my bad. I tag your votes as "TBF" and looked at the vote that TarHeelBlues (THB) cast.

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                    • #11
                      I'm frequently confused with THB. I think it's because of the relative closeness of our ages. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]
                      June 9, 1973 - The day athletic perfection was defined.

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Kva...eature=related

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                      • #12
                        1.) USC
                        2.) Texas
                        3.) Virginia Tech
                        4.) Miami
                        5.) Alabama
                        6.) Penn St.
                        7.) Notre Dame
                        8.) Ohio St.
                        9.) Georgia (if Shockley is healthy, and I think they can be higher)
                        10.) LSU

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                        • #13
                          QUOTE(tallahassee blues fan @ Oct 30 2005, 10:39 AM) Quoted post

                          I'm frequently confused with THB. I think it's because of the relative closeness of our ages. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]
                          [/b][/quote]

                          We're both from Florida, the ladies dig us, and we're just so damn cool. 2 peas in a pod, really. (Except that I believe Alabama deserves its due. 8-0 is tough to achieve, regardless of the schedule. Also, they've allowed 7 touchdowns all year. SEVEN! That's best in the nation.)

                          Southern Cal
                          Texas
                          Virginia Tech
                          Alabama
                          LSU
                          Penn State
                          Notre Dame
                          UCLA
                          Florida State
                          Miami
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                          • #14
                            QUOTE
                            - I don't know how good they are compared to the rest of the teams in the country, but UCLA is certainly giving their fans their money's worth this year. Most cinderella teams have one, maybe two, games a year with a remarkable comeback win. UCLA has already erased four or five double digit fourth quarter deficits this year. How long before someone hangs some moniker on the Bruins that references cardiology? [/b][/quote]

                            Last night. The Fox Sports studio crew said something along the lines of "How about those cardiac kids of UCLA?" just before they went back to the field for OT.
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                            • #15
                              Oops. I'm offering dated thoughts (note to self: don't toss softballs like this to this group).
                              June 9, 1973 - The day athletic perfection was defined.

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Kva...eature=related

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