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darnik44two
01-05-2008, 10:59 AM
Note: If Ohio State beats LSU, switch the 2 teams positions, everything else stays the same. Also note this is my projection, not my opinion.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/lsu.jpg

AP Poll Projected Top 25

1. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/lsu.jpg (12-2)

2. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/west-virginia-mountaineers.jpg (10-2)

3. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/usc.jpg (11-2)

4. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/georgia.jpg (11-2)

5. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/missouri-tigers.jpg (12-2)

6. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/KANSAS-JAYHAWKS.jpg (12-1)

7. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/OHIO-STATE.jpg (11-2)

8. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/OKLAHOMA-SOONERS.jpg (11-3)

9. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/Boston-College-Eagles.jpg (11-3)

10. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/virginia-tech.jpg (11-3)

11. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/treennessee.jpg (10-4)

12. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/texas-longhorns.jpg (10-3)

13. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/michigan-wolverines.jpg (9-4)

14. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/byu.jpg (11-2)

15. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/florida.jpg (9-4)

16. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/illinois2.jpg (9-4)

17. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/hawaii-bar.jpg (12-1)

18. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/AUBURN-TIGERS.jpg (9-4)

19. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/Cincinnati-BEArcats.jpg (10-3)

20. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/oregon-ducks-2.jpg (9-4)

21. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/arizona-state-sundevils.jpg (10-3)

22. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/08beavers.jpg (9-4)

23. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/texas-tech.jpg (9-4)

24. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/wisconsin.jpg (9-4)

25. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/penn-state.jpg (9-4)

Just Missed:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/kentucky-wildcats.jpg (8-5)

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/clemson.jpg (9-4)

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/virginia.jpg (9-4)

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/wake-forest.jpg (9-4)

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/darnik522/college%20teams/miss-st.jpg (8-5)

This should be pretty close. It's hard to say what the voters will do at the very top. I expect WVU to leap frog a few teams because of their impressive victory over a strong opponent (Oklahoma). You have to throw a little common sense into this, and also realize the voter generally rank them based on how they are right now. USC is much healthier than they were most of the season, and looked pretty dominant. The game I would have loved to see is LSU/USC. Also the voters will remember; if Pat White doesn't get hurt early in the Pitt game, they would be in the National Championship game (and I bet they would have won).

Xiomera
01-05-2008, 11:03 AM
Michigan went 9-4 . . . not 10-4 . . . just so you know

Michigan
01-05-2008, 11:36 AM
wow. don't think i've ever seen this many 4 loss teams in a final top 25. just shows you how crazy this year was.

BamaFalcon59
01-05-2008, 11:56 AM
I would put Virginia Tech. over Boston College due to the ACC Championship game.

iowatreat54
01-05-2008, 12:01 PM
yea, the loser of the NC will be #4 at worst

how does WV go from 9 to 2? especially with USC and UGA winning big

here's my top 10
1. OSU
2. Georgia
3. USC
4. LSU
5. Kansas
6. WV
7. Mizzou
8. Oklahoma
9. VT
10. BC

darnik44two
01-05-2008, 12:10 PM
yea, the loser of the NC will be #4 at worst

how does WV go from 9 to 2? especially with USC and UGA winning big

here's my top 10
1. OSU
2. Georgia
3. USC
4. LSU
5. Kansas
6. WV
7. Mizzou
8. Oklahoma
9. VT
10. BC

Read my footnote

iowatreat54
01-05-2008, 12:22 PM
Read my footnote

oh I understand, but the #9 team beating the #3 team, even by 20, still doesn't warrant them jumping 7 spots, especially when theres 5 teams ahead of them that all won, some more convincingly than WV did...I can see them jumping a couple spots, but not to #2...and I still can't see LSU dropping past #4 if they lose, or OSU even dropping past #3 if they lose

eazyb81
01-05-2008, 05:39 PM
yea, the loser of the NC will be #4 at worst

how does WV go from 9 to 2? especially with USC and UGA winning big

here's my top 10
1. OSU
2. Georgia
3. USC
4. LSU
5. Kansas
6. WV
7. Mizzou
8. Oklahoma
9. VT
10. BC

How does Kansas leapfrog Mizzou after they lost to them in the last game of the regular season?

That seems kind of silly.

BrownsTown
01-05-2008, 05:50 PM
How does Kansas leapfrog Mizzou after they lost to them in the last game of the regular season?

That seems kind of silly.

Because they beat VT who was ranked what? #5?

eazyb81
01-05-2008, 05:55 PM
Because they beat VT who was ranked what? #5?

But wasn't it kind of obvious that VT was highly overrated? ACC was crap all year and in the bowls.

Plus, shouldn't head to head clear up any doubt?

eazyb81
01-05-2008, 05:57 PM
Anywho, here's my Top 10 (assuming OSU wins which I think they will):

1. OSU
2. USC
3. WVU
4. Georgia
5. Mizzou
6. Kansas
7. LSU
8. OU
9. VT
10. Texas

BrownsTown
01-05-2008, 05:59 PM
But wasn't it kind of obvious that VT was highly overrated? ACC was crap all year and in the bowls.

Plus, shouldn't head to head clear up any doubt?

In certain instances yes, it does clear it up, if it's convincing win. I mean, someone would be hard pressed to argue Kansas deserved to get in over Missouri, but they did and beat VT, overrated or not. And keep in mind Kansas did finish the season with only 1 loss where Missouri had 2.

eazyb81
01-05-2008, 06:03 PM
In certain instances yes, it does clear it up, if it's convincing win. I mean, someone would be hard pressed to argue Kansas deserved to get in over Missouri, but they did and beat VT, overrated or not. And keep in mind Kansas did finish the season with only 1 loss where Missouri had 2.

Right, but if we're going that route then Hawaii should still be up there because they only have one loss. Strength of schedule should obviously be factored in.

darnik44two
01-05-2008, 06:13 PM
Alot of things get factored in, but what you have to remember there are a bunch of voters with their own set way of voting. So really you just have to recognize trends in their voting. I project this thing every week, and I'm never very far off. Almost every week I've been 25/25 getting the right teams in, and my order is generally almost exact. So I'm pretty certain I'm just about right on with this. I will say this one was the hardest to figure of the year.

eazyb81
01-05-2008, 06:15 PM
Alot of things get factored in, but what you have to remember there are a bunch of voters with their own set way of voting. So really you just have to recognize trends in their voting. I project this thing every week, and I'm never very far off. Almost every week I've been 25/25 getting the right teams in, and my order is generally almost exact. So I'm pretty certain I'm just about right on with this. I will say this one was the hardest to figure of the year.

It's just absurd that we even have to do this. If there's ever been a perfect year for a playoff, this is it.

darnik44two
01-05-2008, 06:20 PM
It's just absurd that we even have to do this. If there's ever been a perfect year for a playoff, this is it.

Your right about that.

darnik44two
01-05-2008, 06:25 PM
A little footnote to my projections, I have Hawaii 17th, some would say that too low, others would say that's too high. The one's that say that's too low are the ones who simply feel they "deserve" to be in the top 25 based on their record. The ones who say that too high are the ones who consider their schedule and their thrashing by Georgia. Me personally, I have a hard time believing they could beat a single team in the top 25. If I was doing a power ranking based on my own opinion I wouldn't have them in the top 30.

iowatreat54
01-05-2008, 10:56 PM
How does Kansas leapfrog Mizzou after they lost to them in the last game of the regular season?

That seems kind of silly.

yea I was really debating between the two...it's not how I would rank them, but how I feel they will be ranked by voters...even though Mizzou is the #2 Big 12 team technically and got screwed out of a BCS game, Kansas still went and won, which I think will make voters put them ahead of Mizzou

YAYareaRB
01-07-2008, 01:19 AM
Nice to see BYU getting some love..

Michigan
01-07-2008, 04:13 PM
my top 10: (flipped a coin, OSU won)

1. OSU
2. Georgia
3. USC
4. WVU
5. LSU
6. Missouri
7. Kansas
8. Oklahoma
9. Virginia Tech
10. Texas