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College Football 2017: Week 3 & General Talk


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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:40 AM

Saturday, 9/16
Air Force @ Michigan
Oklahoma State @ Pittsburgh
Notre Dame @ Boston College
UCLA @ Memphis
Northern Illinois @ Nebraska
UConn @ Virginia
Baylor @ Duke
Clemson @ Louisville
Wisconsin @ BYU
Virginia Tech @ East Carolina
Tennessee @ Florida
SMU @ TCU
Army @ Ohio State
Oregon State @ Washington State
Colorado State @ Alabama
LSU @ Mississippi State
Oregon @ Wyoming
Kansas State @ Vanderbilt
Texas @ USC
Fresno State @ Washington
Stanford @ San Diego State
Ole Miss @ California



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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:42 AM

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:47 AM

SI: Week 2's Top 10: Who Moves Up as Ohio State Drops Out?



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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:10 PM

Week 3 AP Top 10
1. Alabama
2. Oklahoma
3. Clemson
4. USC
5. Penn St
6. Washington
7. Michigan
8. Ohio St
9. Oklahoma St
10. Wisconsin



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:34 AM

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:50 PM

CBS Sports: CBS Sports 130 college football rankings: USC surges back after Stanford win
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:34 PM

Remember when Florida/Tenn was one of the most anticipated games of the year?

 

Tennessee is like Nebraska to me...will they ever be a sustained national powerhouse again?


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:35 PM

Lamar Jackson has a shot at 2 straight Heismans.  A big game this week really puts him in good shape early on.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:37 PM

Remember when Florida/Tenn was one of the most anticipated games of the year?

Tennessee is like Nebraska to me...will they ever be a sustained national powerhouse again?


These things are a bit cyclical. It wasn't long ago that the SEC East was the better division in that conference. Then Bama hired Saban.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:11 PM

Agree with Pedro about it being cyclical. And I think Tennessee has more recruits in a 200 mile radius than Nebraska does.  Nebraska not a horrible comparison though. Both have fanbases that care. That's a huge start.

Right coach, right commitment... could take off again. Hell, Bama was down for years.

Recruiting has been up recently for Tennessee. 

Feels like Florida should always be the favorite in the East, but Georgia and Tennessee plenty capable as programs as well. If one of those teams can grab control over the East over the next few years... they could help to start bring some balance back to the Conference as a whole.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:18 PM

I'm curious to see if South Carolina will be a factor in the SEC East. They had a nice win over what is supposed to be a pretty good NC State team in Week 1. They had a slow start against Missouri Saturday, but ultimately laid it on them pretty good.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:11 AM

Noticed Maryland sitting at #24 in the CBS ranking, and getting votes in both the AP and coaches poll.  If they win BOTH of their next two games, home vs. Central Florida and at Minnesota, they might stay around the top 25 most of the season.  Assuming they won't beat Wisconsin, Penn State, Ohio State, or Michigan, the next two games are the type they will have to win consistently to get into a bowl and keep sniffing the Top 25.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:14 PM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:43 AM

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:42 PM

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:47 PM

SI: What Needs to Happen for the College Football Playoff to Expand



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:48 PM

What I find amazing about the idea of expanding the playoffs is that the NCAA will make more money and since that's all they care about, I just can't believe it hasn't been done.
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:22 PM

What I find amazing about the idea of expanding the playoffs is that the NCAA will make more money and since that's all they care about, I just can't believe it hasn't been done.

Spot on....with one problem. The powers that be (the P5) know that its only a matter of time before they are forced to include the G5 in their money grab and they don't want to do that. Expanding without a honest mechanism for the  G5s to get in will get them slapped with yet another lawsuit. So far they have been able to appease the G5 enough to get them to back away. Sooner or later somebody will follow through. So they have three options

 

1. Leave the system the way it is (which just about guarantees that no G5 will get in so they don't lose a share of the pie).

2. Expand to 8 and either open up the process to be more amenable to the G5s (no self serving P5 conference chairs or presidents on the selection committee) or keep it tight and risk more law suits.

3. Expand to 16 with the 11 conference winners getting auto bids then a selection committee picking the other 5 best teams.  You know. How all the other divisions in college football do it.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:40 PM

What grounds could the G5 possibly sue the NCAA on?

 

Expanding the playoffs and guaranteeing a spot for a G5 team is colossally stupid.

 

If they're expanded, and a G5 team looks good enough, they'll get in. 

 

And a big fat NO to putting all conference winners in.  The Sunbelt winner shouldn't sniff a playoff if it means leaving a P5 team out.

 

This is just an NCAA tourney debate writ small. 


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:41 PM

The slate isn't great this weekend but there are still some fun games to watch.  Florida Georgia is always fun and there are a few good prime time games -- Clemson with a big road test, LSU with a decent road test and USC coming off a big win facing Texas.


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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