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JRTPlaya21
08-02-2012, 11:54 AM
1 LSU (18) 0-0 1403
2 Alabama (20) 0-0 1399
3 USC (19) 0-0 1388
4 Oklahoma 0-0 1276
5 Oregon 0-0 1258
6 Georgia 0-0 1061
7 Florida State 0-0 1055
8 Michigan 0-0 1023
9 South Carolina 0-0 981
10 Arkansas 0-0 948
11 West Virginia 0-0 833
12 Wisconsin 0-0 743
13 Michigan State 0-0 717
14 Clemson 0-0 598
15 Texas 0-0 549
16 Nebraska 0-0 501
17 TCU 0-0 499
18 Stanford 0-0 497
19 Oklahoma State 0-0 476
20 Virginia Tech 0-0 461
21 Kansas State 0-0 398
22 Boise State 0-0 271
23 Florida 0-0 250
24 Notre Dame 0-0 166
25 Auburn 0-0 66

Others receiving votes: Washington 64, Louisville 46, Georgia Tech 35, Cincinnati 32, Texas A&M 28, Baylor 23, Utah 22, Mississippi State 21, USF 12, NC State 11, Louisiana Tech 10, Brigham Young 10, Virginia 9, Houston 7, Southern Miss 6, Rutgers 5, UCF 5, Tennessee 3, Missouri 3, Fla Intl 3, Northern Illinois 2, Texas Tech 1

JoeJoeBrown
08-02-2012, 12:11 PM
LOL @ no mention of Ohio state. They are for sure going to be a top 30 team.

I'm going to be a big USC fan this year.

jrdrylie
08-02-2012, 12:39 PM
Ohio State didn't get ANY votes and a team like UCF got five? I'm a UCF fan but I can admit that the Buckeyes are a better team and will win when they play each other in a few weeks.

If I was voting I think I would put USC at one and Georgia at two.

JHL6719
08-02-2012, 12:48 PM
I'm going to be a big USC fan this year.



Me too.

I hope they can get to the national championship game so I can watch Bama put an epic beatdown on 'em.

jrdrylie
08-02-2012, 12:56 PM
Me too.

I hope they can get to the national championship game so I can watch Bama put an epic beatdown on 'em.

With all the losses on defense, losing Trent Richardson, and playing Michigan, Arkansas, Tennessee, and LSU on the road, I can't see them getting back to the National Championship game.

JHL6719
08-02-2012, 01:08 PM
With all the losses on defense, losing Trent Richardson, and playing Michigan, Arkansas, Tennessee, and LSU on the road, I can't see them getting back to the National Championship game.


Alabama will steamroll Michigan, Arkansas, and Tennessee. I'd be surprised if any of the three aren't double digit victories.

It's the matchup in Baton Rouge against LSU where it gets a little hairy. Although a USC butt whoopin' at the hands of LSU would suffice.

Only problem is I don't have confidence in USC to get there.

Giantsfan1080
08-02-2012, 01:16 PM
Rutgers behind USF and Cincy is a joke. I hate that these polls come out before the season begins.

TACKLE
08-02-2012, 01:39 PM
I hate that these polls come out before the season begins.

Probably my biggest pet peeve about the BCS - preseason rankings having affecting where teams get ranked during the season.

ATLDirtyBirds
08-02-2012, 01:45 PM
LOL @ no mention of Ohio state. They are for sure going to be a top 30 team.

I'm going to be a big USC fan this year.

Ohio State didn't get ANY votes and a team like UCF got five? I'm a UCF fan but I can admit that the Buckeyes are a better team and will win when they play each other in a few weeks.

If I was voting I think I would put USC at one and Georgia at two.


AFCA policy bars schools under major NCAA or conference sanctions from receiving votes. Schools affected this season are North Carolina, Ohio State and Penn State.

Bert Macklin
08-02-2012, 05:18 PM
Me too.

I hope they can get to the national championship game so I can watch Bama put an epic beatdown on 'em.

Sigh they won't get past LSU

Bama is replacing their entire defense and LSU is replacing their worst player with a major upgrade.

JHL6719
08-02-2012, 05:32 PM
Sigh they won't get past LSU

Bama is replacing their entire defense and LSU is replacing their worst player with a major upgrade.


LSU is replacing their worst player with a question mark. Rest assured, Bama's defense will baptize his ass. A lot of the players coming back on defense received plenty of quality experience and playing time in the SEC... and they were all playmakers last year, not just bodies.

Besides, judging from last year Bama can afford to lose a few players to the NFL and still beat LSU. Saban and Kirby Smart are still here.

jrdrylie
08-02-2012, 06:03 PM
LSU is replacing their worst player with a question mark. Rest assured, Bama's defense will baptize his ass. A lot of the players coming back on defense received plenty of quality experience and playing time in the SEC... and they were all playmakers last year, not just bodies.

Besides, judging from last year Bama can afford to lose a few players to the NFL and still beat LSU. Saban and Kirby Smart are still here.

A question mark is better than an abortion and that is what Jordan Jefferson was.

JHL6719
08-02-2012, 06:24 PM
A question mark is better than an abortion and that is what Jordan Jefferson was.


No doubt about that, but lets cease this talk of LSU just replaced Jordan Jefferson with Peyton Manning. Mettenberger hasn't done a damn thing, and Bama's defense has a track record of getting the best of the most proven QB's college football has to offer... again and again.

Bama could easily lose this game. LSU is a great football team.

However, Mettenberger will have to live up to the hype for LSU to win. They will not run the football on Alabama's defense. It. Wont. Happen.

Bama will run the football on LSU if they choose to.

SickwithIt1010
08-02-2012, 06:43 PM
No doubt about that, but lets cease this talk of LSU just replaced Jordan Jefferson with Peyton Manning. Mettenberger hasn't done a damn thing, and Bama's defense has a track record of getting the best of the most proven QB's college football has to offer... again and again.


Like who? lol. The SEC is a power conference but they havent been popping out QB's recently.

Smooth Criminal
08-02-2012, 06:50 PM
LOL @ no mention of Ohio state. They are for sure going to be a top 30 team.

I'm going to be a big USC fan this year.

I was just about to ask if OSU wasnt allowed to get votes or something but I didn't think that was true. Not getting even a vote is ridiculous, but it's not the preseason ranking that matters. Well in this case the post season ranking doesn't matter either haha.

JRTPlaya21
08-02-2012, 07:54 PM
Like who? lol. The SEC is a power conference but they havent been popping out QB's recently.

I think he means since like 2008. Bama's defense has handled Tyrod, Stafford, Tebow, McCoy, Mallett, Cousins & Wilson. He didn't say the SEC was producing stud after stud. This year is probably the first season there have been so many quality starters across the conference though.

JHL6719
08-02-2012, 09:53 PM
Like who? lol. The SEC is a power conference but they havent been popping out QB's recently.


See JRT's post right above this.... throw in Cam Newton for at least a half anyway until Mark Barron left the game with a torn pec, forcing a walk-on by the name of Will Lowery to come in and take his place.

The depth is better now than it was then. Saban won't have to worry about a walk-on having to come in now if one of the starting safeties goes out with an injury... there's two 5-star recruits back there waiting to jump in now.

descendency
08-02-2012, 11:12 PM
LOL @ no mention of Ohio state. They are for sure going to be a top 30 team.

:facepalm:

I'm really surprised no one else pointed this out, yet.

The list is a top 25, not top 30.

Besides, who cares about teams that have no hope of playing in even a pity bowl game.

MassNole
08-03-2012, 08:05 AM
Is Ohio State even eligible for this poll? I didn't think UCF was either, but I am really sure tOSU wasn't, like USC last year.

6 of 8 Florida schools received votes, who EVER would have guessed Miami would have been 1 of the 2 who didn't?

Smooth Criminal
08-03-2012, 09:53 AM
They're not eligible for the BCS poll, I thought they were still in the coaches and AP polls though. Not sure at all

SickwithIt1010
08-03-2012, 12:52 PM
USC wasnt in the coaches poll. The only poll USC was in was the AP.

jrdrylie
08-03-2012, 01:36 PM
Is Ohio State even eligible for this poll? I didn't think UCF was either, but I am really sure tOSU wasn't, like USC last year.

6 of 8 Florida schools received votes, who EVER would have guessed Miami would have been 1 of the 2 who didn't?

These votes were probably taken before UCF got put on sanctions. It only happened a few days ago. Sucks too since I thought they had a very good chance at winning the conference with their new QB.

JoeJoeBrown
08-03-2012, 01:46 PM
:facepalm:

I'm really surprised no one else pointed this out, yet.

The list is a top 25, not top 30.

Besides, who cares about teams that have no hope of playing in even a pity bowl game.

You obviously didn't get the "other's receiving votes" part. There were way more than five, but I wasn't counting. OSU would have easily been in there if they were considered a top 30 team. I think everyone else got that, hence no mention of it

You fail at trolling.

:facepalm:

soybean
08-03-2012, 02:27 PM
See JRT's post right above this.... throw in Cam Newton for at least a half anyway until Mark Barron left the game with a torn pec, forcing a walk-on by the name of Will Lowery to come in and take his place.

The depth is better now than it was then. Saban won't have to worry about a walk-on having to come in now if one of the starting safeties goes out with an injury... there's two 5-star recruits back there waiting to jump in now.

You're so right. That Brian Johnson is just lighting it up in the NFL right now.

JHL6719
09-15-2012, 10:28 PM
With all the losses on defense, losing Trent Richardson, and playing Michigan, Arkansas, Tennessee, and LSU on the road, I can't see them getting back to the National Championship game.


Like I said, Alabama steamrolled Michigan and Arkansas, and they'll steamroll Tennessee in Knoxville. It's the matchup against LSU in Baton Rouge that's going to decide it. These are the two best teams in the country just like they were last year.

Secondly, as I said, I was hoping USC would make it to the title game so Bama could put an epic beatdown on 'em... except I didn't have any confidence in 'em to get there.

Roll Tide...

MassNole
09-16-2012, 09:12 AM
Like I said, Alabama steamrolled Michigan and Arkansas, and they'll steamroll Tennessee in Knoxville. It's the matchup against LSU in Baton Rouge that's going to decide it. These are the two best teams in the country just like they were last year.

Secondly, as I said, I was hoping USC would make it to the title game so Bama could put an epic beatdown on 'em... except I didn't have any confidence in 'em to get there.

Roll Tide...

No they aren't :facepalm:

JHL6719
09-16-2012, 11:36 PM
No they aren't :facepalm:


Exactly who is it that you think is a better team than Bama or LSU?

There's never a shortage of good laughs around here...

tjsunstein
09-17-2012, 12:00 AM
Obviously he thinks FSU is in that tier, I have no doubt Bama would temper Oregon's offense, outlast FSU's defense, and expose USC twice as much as Stanford. I want to think WVU is a serious contender for the Nat'l Champ but its going to take Bama and LSU possibly two loses for them to drop from the top two (someone has to lose Nov. 3).

CashmoneyDrew
09-17-2012, 12:00 AM
Exactly who is it that you think is a better team than Bama or LSU?


You probably don't need two guesses.