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    Is Florida State the best of the ACC this year and a National Championship contender?

    We shall definitely get a good indication on Saturday evening, when Florida State plays at Alabama.

    If Florida State can defeat the Crimson Tide at home, they would become a heavy favorite to win the National Championship.

    If Florida State loses, I think they still are the class of the ACC and can still make it into the playoffs.

    Meanwhile, while FSU is in Alabama, Clemson will be playing that perennial powerhouse, Kent State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMindTrick View Post
    I'm actually shocked that they did put Georgia as #1 citing the win over Notre Dame as the reason. I really didn't think they would given the history of bias in the polling. Though I wonder if Georgia wasn't also an SEC team if it would have happened.

    No bigger proof of the SEC bias in polling has ever existed than years ago when in the opening game of the season Boise State, who was ranked somewhere around 20, went to Atlanta to play Georgia, who was ranked above them, and beat Georgia. Some pollsters with SEC bias DROPPED Boise State in their rankings over this. Boise State did rise in the overall poll because not all pollsters are biased but some actually did drop them.
    In the AP poll - Boise State was #5 going into that game and moved up to #4 in Week 2 - 2011. Georgia dropped out after starting #19. The coaches' poll started them at #7 and moved them to #5 after the win, while Georgia went from #18 to out.

    They did drop after week 6 - Wisconsin jumped them after embarrassing Nebraska 48-17. They dropped again after losing to TCU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Funkenstein View Post
    In the AP poll - Boise State was #5 going into that game and moved up to #4 in Week 2 - 2011. Georgia dropped out after starting #19. The coaches' poll started them at #7 and moved them to #5 after the win, while Georgia went from #18 to out.

    They did drop after week 6 - Wisconsin jumped them after embarrassing Nebraska 48-17. They dropped again after losing to TCU.
    Guess I mixed up the rankings, I was thinking it Georgia that was higher. Otherwise though my point still stands. Some pollsters voted Boise lower after beating Georgia. Andy Staples for one as he writes for Sports Illustrated and is a voter. He was doing the college football power rankings for SI at the time and his rankings were also the ballot he turned in for his voting and he dropped Boise State. He took a lot of flak from readers over it as did a few others.

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    Well, looks like Delaware State got the brunt of the Seminoles rage over this season.

    They called for mercy in the second half and cut 5 minutes off each quarter.

    Delaware State probably wishes they had scheduled that game in September.

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    Any predictions on the Iron Bowl?

    Auburn plays lights out at home but I think Hurts will be the difference an carry us over the top. Auburn has a good qb but he is not Jalen Hurts with his feet. If Bama can stop Johnson it will be a blowout, If not the game will go to the 4th quarter and maybe the last play.

    Roll Tide.............Yall know I am not a hateful man but i hate Auburn this one week of every year.

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    As always I'll be rooting against O'Sabanbinlyingagain.

    I don't really have a favorite NCAA team so my rooting order goes:

    1. Root against O'Sabanbinlyingagain.
    2. Root against Alabama
    3. Root against the SEC unless they are a lesser SEC team and playing Notre Dame. Otherwise any team > SEC
    4. Root against Notre Dame (once upon a time they were my #1 root against but its been a while since they've won a championship so they've dropped).
    5. Root against Ohio State.
    6. Root against any school from Texas, Oklahoma, or Nebraska.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwil59 View Post
    Any predictions on the Iron Bowl?

    Auburn plays lights out at home but I think Hurts will be the difference an carry us over the top. Auburn has a good qb but he is not Jalen Hurts with his feet. If Bama can stop Johnson it will be a blowout, If not the game will go to the 4th quarter and maybe the last play.

    Roll Tide.............Yall know I am not a hateful man but i hate Auburn this one week of every year.

    I hope you are right but I am worried about the game. The Tide being banged up at the LB positions is troublesome.

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    It looks like Florida State is going to limp into the post season, ahead of Florida 38 to 16 with about 4 minutes left. They still have to win a pansy game next week to make it official.

    The Gators are officially eliminated with this loss.

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    Early 4th Quarter and the Tide is getting "rolled."

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    Looks like the Tide "rolled" over and died.

    No SEC Championship.

    No National Championship.

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    In local news Arizona State took out rival University of Arizona last night, will now likely go to the oh-so prestigious AutoNation Cure Bowl or some such.
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    The Iron Bowl was a great game. Congrats to all my Auburn friends
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    Quote Originally Posted by Safiel View Post
    Looks like the Tide "rolled" over and died.

    No SEC Championship.

    No National Championship.
    I think we got whipped worse than the scored showed. The injuries on defense really hurt us bad Saturday, much worse than any of us expected. Not to take anything away from Auburn though, they whipped us.

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    Anybody wants to be the head football coach of the Tennessee Volunteers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Safiel View Post
    Looks like the Tide "rolled" over and died.

    No SEC Championship.

    No National Championship.
    They're still getting in the playoff. I can feel it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newyorkjetsfan View Post
    Anybody wants to be the head football coach of the Tennessee Volunteers?
    I thought about applying
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