Final AP college Football rankings for the 2008 season

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  1. nunusguy

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    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
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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 ?
     
  2. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    Should Ole Miss be #1 since they beat Florida?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    They have more losses than the 4 teams in front of them. Seems fair to me
     
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    Frogs at 7...yes!
     
  7. BigBull17

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    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.
     
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    The BCS system is complete garbage, for obvious reasons.
     


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    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.
     
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    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!!
     
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    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.
     
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    Great season for TCU.
     
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    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.
     
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    DiapHer GO BIG RED!!!

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    The BIG XII NORTH went 3-0 :shades: and scored more and allowed less than they did in conference play.
     
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    You don't seriously think that Oklahoma should be ranked higher than Texas do you? That would be outrageous.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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