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nunusguy
01-09-2009, 07:50 AM
1. Florida 13-1 1,606
2. Utah 13-0 1,519
3. USC 12-1 1,481
4. Texas 12-1 1,478
5. Oklahoma 12-2 1,391
6. Alabama 12-2 1,264
7. TCU 11-2 1,193
8. Penn State 11-2 1,153
9. Ohio State 10-3 1,013
10. Oregon 10-3 997
11. Boise State 12-1 938
12. Texas Tech 11-2 916
13. Georgia 10-3 903
14. Mississippi 9-4 857
15. Virginia Tech 10-4 712
16. Oklahoma State 9-4 534
17. Cincinnati 11-3 506
18. Oregon State 9-4 467
19. Missouri 10-4 435
20. Iowa 9-4 317
21. Florida State 9-4 246
22. Georgia Tech 9-4 223
23. West Virginia 9-4 144
24. Michigan State 9-4 138
25. BYU 10-3 137
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3820715
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If you saw the Cotton Bowl, you saw Ole Miss stomp the dog-dung out of Tech. Right ? So I dunno how Tech can be ranked ahead of Ole Miss just a few days after the football-world witnessed that azz-stompin ?
Frankely I can't stand USC and the special treatment they receive by everybody from the NCAA to ESPN, but they were the most impressive team I saw during the bowl season and I would rank them #1 but they got the top 3 right IMO whatever their order.
And the Big 12 really stunk it up. They are definitely not one of the top 2 conferences in the county. I dunno, are they even the third best ?

Goatcheese
01-09-2009, 08:06 AM
Should Ole Miss be #1 since they beat Florida?

BigBull17
01-09-2009, 08:16 AM
I dont think Oklahoma should fall so far. They were in a close game with a great freakin team in the 4th quarter. I just dont think they should fall to 5th.

ESAD2-14
01-09-2009, 08:34 AM
I dont think Oklahoma should fall so far. They were in a close game with a great freakin team in the 4th quarter. I just dont think they should fall to 5th.

There is no reason they should be ranked in front of any of the teams that are in front of them though. They lost to Fla and UT, Utah is undefeated, and USC only has one loss and a boatload of media favoritism support.

gtexan02
01-09-2009, 08:42 AM
They have more losses than the 4 teams in front of them. Seems fair to me

HoustonFrog
01-09-2009, 10:03 AM
Frogs at 7...yes!

BigBull17
01-09-2009, 10:31 AM
There is no reason they should be ranked in front of any of the teams that are in front of them though. They lost to Fla and UT, Utah is undefeated, and USC only has one loss and a boatload of media favoritism support.

I agree on Utah, but they were number 2 in the nation, and traded blow for blow. Sorry, but they should have finished 3rd. USC is always gonna be ranked ahead of where it should, and UT really didnt impress me in there bowl game.

TexansLucky13
01-09-2009, 10:34 AM
The BCS system is complete garbage, for obvious reasons.

BigBull17
01-09-2009, 10:36 AM
The BCS system is complete garbage, for obvious reasons.

Amen. The only way it changes is if the Pete Carrols and MMack Browns of the world turn down BCS bids when they feel they have a gripe. When your money makers wont play in your game, then they will do something.

Wolf
01-09-2009, 10:44 AM
BCS is garbage. but has the right acronym Bunch of Chicken Sh*T

It was a great season for UT when they weren't supposed to be there. so to finish within the top 5 is awesome

on a side note I should have guessed that no matter what UT did, they would drop based on their opponent at #10 and the other BCS games the we had #7 versus #4 and number #5 versus #6

Oh well, until the old blood leaves and new blood comes in, the system will not change
with that said
no matter what, the only thing that matters is who is the nat champ .. great season Florida, you beat some quality teams this year and deserve it!!

Mr teX
01-09-2009, 10:47 AM
Figures that the rankings would be correct when there aren't any more games to play...the BCS needs to go the way of the do-do bird.

gwallaia
01-09-2009, 10:53 AM
Frogs at 7...yes!

Great season for TCU.

Ole Miss Texan
01-09-2009, 10:54 AM
I don't really have too many problems with those rankings, I love seeing us up to #14!!

Then again I think if Ole Miss played Texas Tech's schedule, we'd be 11-2 as well.

DiapHer
01-09-2009, 11:32 AM
1. Florida 13-1 1,606
2. Utah 13-0 1,519
3. USC 12-1 1,481
4. Texas 12-1 1,478
5. Oklahoma 12-2 1,391
6. Alabama 12-2 1,264
7. TCU 11-2 1,193
8. Penn State 11-2 1,153
9. Ohio State 10-3 1,013
10. Oregon 10-3 997
11. Boise State 12-1 938
12. Texas Tech 11-2 916
13. Georgia 10-3 903
14. Mississippi 9-4 857
15. Virginia Tech 10-4 712
16. Oklahoma State 9-4 534
17. Cincinnati 11-3 506
18. Oregon State 9-4 467
19. Missouri 10-4 435
20. Iowa 9-4 317
21. Florida State 9-4 246
22. Georgia Tech 9-4 223
23. West Virginia 9-4 144
24. Michigan State 9-4 138
25. BYU 10-3 137
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3820715
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If you saw the Cotton Bowl, you saw Ole Miss stomp the dog-dung out of Tech. Right ? So I dunno how Tech can be ranked ahead of Ole Miss just a few days after the football-world witnessed that azz-stompin ?
Frankely I can't stand USC and the special treatment they receive by everybody from the NCAA to ESPN, but they were the most impressive team I saw during the bowl season and I would rank them #1 but they got the top 3 right IMO whatever their order.
And the Big 12 really stunk it up. They are definitely not one of the top 2 conferences in the county. I dunno, are they even the third best ?


The BIG XII NORTH went 3-0 :shades: and scored more and allowed less than they did in conference play.

bah007
01-09-2009, 12:21 PM
I agree on Utah, but they were number 2 in the nation, and traded blow for blow. Sorry, but they should have finished 3rd. USC is always gonna be ranked ahead of where it should, and UT really didnt impress me in there bowl game.

You don't seriously think that Oklahoma should be ranked higher than Texas do you? That would be outrageous.

nunusguy
01-09-2009, 12:24 PM
The BIG XII NORTH went 3-0 :shades: and scored more and allowed less than they did in conference play.
Big 12 North didn't really play anybody. I mean who are NW & Minn ?
I dunno for sure, but usually when people say Big 12 they really mean Big 12South and the core of the South is TX, T-T, OK, & OK-State of which all but Texas got beat pretty handily and TX was fortunate to win in the last few seconds against an OSU team that was manned by dubious talent.

BigBull17
01-09-2009, 12:28 PM
You don't seriously think that Oklahoma should be ranked higher than Texas do you? That would be outrageous.

Texas didnt really look all that impressive vs an average at best OSU. OU was in a dog fight with a really good Florida team. Sure, rank em higher. If it helps, I think USC should be 5th, behind Fla, Utah, OU,and UT.

bah007
01-09-2009, 12:34 PM
Texas didnt really look all that impressive vs an average at best OSU. OU was in a dog fight with a really good Florida team. Sure, rank em higher. If it helps, I think USC should be 5th, behind Fla, Utah, OU,and UT.

So OU wins the Big XII tiebreaker because their entire body of work is better and that overrides UT's head-to-head win. So we concentrate on the whole body of work.

Now UT's body of work is better, plus the head-to-head win, but you only want to concentrate on the bowl games?

No sir. Texas beat OU and finished with less losses. They took care of business in their bowl game against the #10 team in the country. An ugly win is still a win. OU didn't take care of business.

BigBull17
01-09-2009, 12:37 PM
So OU wins the Big XII tiebreaker because their entire body of work is better and that overrides UT's head-to-head win. So we concentrate on the whole body of work.

Now UT's body of work is better, plus the head-to-head win, but you only want to concentrate on the bowl games?

No sir. Texas beat OU and finished with less losses. They took care of business in their bowl game against the #10 team in the country. An ugly win is still a win. OU didn't take care of business.

Fine, put them in any order you want. OSU should have been up 21-0 in the 1st quarter but thats cool. ANd ranmking OSU # 10 was a very kind ranking. That isnt a good team.

bah007
01-09-2009, 12:45 PM
Fine, put them in any order you want. OSU should have been up 21-0 in the 1st quarter but thats cool. ANd ranmking OSU # 10 was a very kind ranking. That isnt a good team.

OU should have been up big on Florida at halftime too. I didn't know the rankings were done on the woulda, coulda, shouldas. I thought they were based on the results on the field.

OSU's only losses were to teams that played in BCS bowls. They are a top 10 defense. Their offense is run by an 18 year old and their future NFL RB that they based that offense around was injured for a big portion of the year.

You don't think they are the 10th best team in the country? That's fine. There is evidence you could probably find to support that.

But how are they not even a good team?

Blake
01-09-2009, 01:10 PM
Texas didnt really look all that impressive vs an average at best OSU. OU was in a dog fight with a really good Florida team. Sure, rank em higher. If it helps, I think USC should be 5th, behind Fla, Utah, OU,and UT.

I love how you call Florida and OU a dog fight, but Texas and OSU which was basically the same type of game, except closer, is somehow not a dog fight.

Bottom line is that Texas went 12-1, won their bowl game, and beat OU on the field. But yeah, OU is way better on paper which is what you seem to focus on.

gwallaia
01-09-2009, 01:31 PM
The very fact that these type of conversations exist is proof that the BCS is a stupid sinking pile of crap. Until there is a playoff system, the "National Champion of College Football" is just a make believe Fairy Tale.

DiapHer
01-09-2009, 01:33 PM
Big 12 North didn't really play anybody. I mean who are NW & Minn ?
I dunno for sure, but usually when people say Big 12 they really mean Big 12South and the core of the South is TX, T-T, OK, & OK-State of which all but Texas got beat pretty handily and TX was fortunate to win in the last few seconds against an OSU team that was manned by dubious talent.

Really and you're serious here???? :spit:oh that's right I am on a Texas board so what else should us invisible Big XII meaningless teams from the north that played meaningless teams expect?:gun:

bah007
01-09-2009, 02:26 PM
Really and you're serious here???? :spit:oh that's right I am on a Texas board so what else should us invisible Big XII meaningless teams from the north that played meaningless teams expect?:gun:

I certainly don't feel that way, and I think most people on this board recognize me as a big time UT fan.

Didn't Nebraska take Texas Tech to OT this year?

DiapHer
01-09-2009, 03:10 PM
Big 12 North didn't really play anybody. I mean who are NW & Minn ?
I dunno for sure, but usually when people say Big 12 they really mean Big 12South and the core of the South is TX, T-T, OK, & OK-State of which all but Texas got beat pretty handily and TX was fortunate to win in the last few seconds against an OSU team that was manned by dubious talent.


So then in your eyes probably the SEC is only Florida, LSU and Georgia and all others are nothing.....or the Pac 10 is USC.....and.....uh.....that's it!!!!

nunusguy
01-09-2009, 03:42 PM
Really and you're serious here???? :spit:oh that's right I am on a Texas board so what else should us invisible Big XII meaningless teams from the north that played meaningless teams expect?:gun:

Even though I live in Houston, I'm a native Missourian and Mizzou for example is making a comeback with its football program. Last year they finished very high in the rankings and many thought that they might contend for the national tilte and Daniels for the heisman. And historicaly one would probably find the Cornhuskers on the list of top half dozen programs. Ever !
But lately the South division of the Big 12 has dominated, however I'd be thrilled if the North were to get parity with South.

JCTexan
01-10-2009, 02:26 AM
BCS is garbage. but has the right acronym Bunch of Chicken Sh*T

It was a great season for UT when they weren't supposed to be there. so to finish within the top 5 is awesome

on a side note I should have guessed that no matter what UT did, they would drop based on their opponent at #10 and the other BCS games the we had #7 versus #4 and number #5 versus #6

Oh well, until the old blood leaves and new blood comes in, the system will not change
with that said
no matter what, the only thing that matters is who is the nat champ .. great season Florida, you beat some quality teams this year and deserve it!!

With the way the BCS is Florida did deserve it, but if you did it fairly did they really deserve it over Texas, Utah or USC? Texas' only loss this year came against the #12 Red Raiders while Florida's loss came against #14 Mississippi (who beat TTU). Utah went undefeated but didn't exactly have Florida's or Texas' schedule. USC lost early in the year against Oregon State by 6, but should that have kept them out of the title picture when they had the same record as Florida? The bottom line is all 4 teams finished with one loss (besides Utah), so I don't think any team deserved it over any of the others. I am big on a play-off in college football & this year would have been perfect for one. Imagine a Florida vs Utah & a Texas vs USC match-up and the winners play for the actual national championship. That would be the best thing to happen to college football imo.