AP pre-season poll

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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Baylor's highest pre-season ranking since 1957.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings

    RKTEAMRECORDPTS
    1Florida State (57)0-01496
    2Alabama (1)0-01361
    3Oregon (1)0-01334
    4Oklahoma (1)0-01324
    5Ohio State0-01207
    6Auburn0-01198
    7UCLA0-01106
    8Michigan State0-01080
    9South Carolina0-01015
    10Baylor0-0966
    11Stanford0-0885
    12Georgia0-0843
    13LSU0-0776
    14Wisconsin0-0637
    15USC0-0626
    16Clemson0-0536
    17Notre Dame0-0445
    18Ole Miss0-0424
    19Arizona State0-0357
    20Kansas State0-0242
    21Texas A&M0-0238
    22Nebraska0-0226
    23North Carolina0-0194
    24Missouri0-0134
    25Washington0-0130
  2. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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  3. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    OU, UCLA, SCar all look overrated to me.
  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Notre Dame is the only school in the top 25 not from a power 5 conference.
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I have to agree. I guess that's why they play em.
  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, since they have an affiliation with the ACC, you can almost say that they are associated with a Power Conference for Football.
  7. Aikbach

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    It differs quite a bit from the coaches poll, which is interesting.

    As the OP noted this is the first time Baylor has been a pre-season top ten since they beat #2 Tennessee in the 1957 Sugar Bowl.
  8. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    doesn't matter, she'll decide.
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  9. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    Not sure what Carolina will do this year. They changed the D to a 3-4 because the DC said they didn't have the personnel to run it. The QB throws a great long ball but doesn't have the speed Shaw did. Good RBs, WRs, and DBs. OL should be good, too. Three SEC teams in the top 10, three more 10-20 and 2 20-25.
  10. jterrell

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    I don't see a dominant SEC team this year. Might pick Auburn if I had to take an early favorite with Ole Miss right behind.
    Lots of those teams will be good but I don't see the experience in key positions to be great.
    The team that gets the best QB play probably wins it because there will be 10 good defenses at least.

    Bama has a ton of 4 star guys but not sure what they'll get at QB and the CBs aren't as good as they have been traditionally.
    By end of the year they may be really good but Florida and Ole Miss early will be a test.
    Good lord Bama plays a joke of a schedule though... rofl.
    Avoid Both Georgia and SCar and play 3 terrible non-conf opponents and a preseason 8th place Big 12 team in WVU.
    If they do lose a game early no idea how they climb back up the rankings.

    SCar lost a lot with a very experienced QB and Clowney.
    I know they played a lot without Shaw the past couple seasons but not always with great success.
    I think they are a year away from being consistent.
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  11. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    Who knows which one but at least one or two will be in the hunt for the whole thing is my guess. I'll still say 5-8 will go to the postseason easily with more in the lower tier games.
  12. jterrell

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    No doubt there. The overrating of the SEC will drive 1 or 2 more than should be in but this isn't a season where lots of SEC teams are elite.
    More a season where many of them will be good.

    Very glad there is a playoff at the end and that it has a strength of schedule component the committee will factor in.
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  13. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    OU announced today that Joe Mixon will be suspended for the entire 2014 Season.
  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Without Braxton Miller (who I saw in HS) I don't see The Ohio State being a top 5 team.
  15. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    I'm starting to think you and one of my sons are related in some psychic manner. He knows all the teams and lots of their personnel as well. I don't know how you do it.
  16. Aikbach

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    I predict the Big 10 will be the Power 5 conference not to have a playoff team in the inaugural tournament.

    Oregon/ Stanford, Florida State, OU/ Baylor, Alabama/ Auburn are my pool of who will be the de facto final four.
  17. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Take it easy on my Mountaineers on August 30th.

    Could get ugly, .. early.
  18. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I have a red phone hotline right to Coach Saban.

    I'll tell him. :p
  19. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    He is a West Virginia boy, .. he'll understand.
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  20. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    If not, let's pelt him with coal just to jog his memory. <evil grin>
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