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#1 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 01:15 AM

Here's a sample of some Week 1 matchups next season if you need motivation:

 

Auburn vs Washington (Atlanta)

Miami vs LSU (Arlington)

Michigan at Notre Dame

Alabama vs Louisville (Orlando)


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:46 AM

Here's a sample of some Week 1 matchups next season if you need motivation:

 

Auburn vs Washington (Atlanta)

Miami vs LSU (Arlington)

Michigan at Notre Dame

Alabama vs Louisville (Orlando)

 

How come 3 of those 4 games are in the wrong place?   They'd have bigger crowds if they had them in the right place, wouldn't they?


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:23 AM

How come 3 of those 4 games are in the wrong place?   They'd have bigger crowds if they had them in the right place, wouldn't they?

Not necessarily. Plus this way it doesn't count as a home game. So the winner gets more credit than winning at home and the loser doesn't risk a home loss. 



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:59 AM

1) Alabama
2-12). Who cares
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:44 PM

Not necessarily. Plus this way it doesn't count as a home game. So the winner gets more credit than winning at home and the loser doesn't risk a home loss. 

 

A stadium that holds 70-some thousand in the wrong place can't accommodate the 100+ thousand that would show up in the right place...


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:22 PM

CBS Sports: College Football Power Rankings: The way-too-early top 25 teams ahead of 2018
https://www.cbssport...-ahead-of-2018/

 

SI: Who Will Be the Class of College Football Next Fall?

 


 



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:41 PM

ESPN: Alabama wins CFP title and is No. 1 in Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2018

 

CBSSports.com: College Football Power Rankings: The way-too-early top 25 teams ahead of 2018

 

SI: 2018's Way-Too-Early Top 25: Who Will Be the Class of College Football Next Fall?

 

USA Today: Projecting the top 25 college football teams for 2018

 

Yahoo Sports: Dr. Saturday's absurdly early 2018 Top 25

 

Athlon: Way-Too-Early College Football Top 25 for 2018



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:41 PM

Odds at Westgate Las Vegas:

 

  • Alabama: 5/2
  • Clemson: 6/1
  • Georgia, Ohio State: 8/1
  • Michigan: 10/1
  • Penn State: 12/1
  • Oklahoma: 18/1
  • Auburn, Miami, Michigan State, Texas, Wisconsin: 25/1
  • LSU, Washington: 30/1
  • Florida State, Notre Dame, Stanford, USC, Virginia Tech, West Virginia: 40/1
  • Texas A&M: 50/1
  • Florida, Oregon, TCU: 60/1
  • Arizona, Boise State, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Oklahoma State, UCLA, Utah, Wake Forest: 100/1
  • Iowa, Iowa State, Louisville, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, South Carolina, UCF, Washington State: 200/1
  • Colorado, Memphis, Syracuse: 300/1
  • Arkansas, Arizona State, Baylor, Boston College, BYU, Cal, Colorado State, Duke, FAU, Georgia Tech, Houston, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Pitt, San Diego State, Tennessee, Texas Tech, USF, Vanderbilt, Virginia: 500/1
  • Fresno State, Kansas, Illinois, Oregon State, Rutgers: 1000/1
  • Appalachian State, Nevada, UNLV: 9999/1


#9 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:59 PM

Forget the Big 10 East, those teams will beat up on each other again.  Michigan at 10/1 is laughable.  It will be Alabama vs Clemson I think.  


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:00 AM

USC at 40/1 and Washington at 30/1 aren't bad bets.  The PAC 12 was bad this year, but I think one of those teams will win the conference and if they can get into the playoff, at that point you can hedge.


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#11 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:14 AM

Forget the Big 10 East, those teams will beat up on each other again.  Michigan at 10/1 is laughable.  It will be Alabama vs Clemson I think.  

 

Michigan has road games next season at Notre Dame, plus at MSU and OSU, who have both owned them in recent years. Then they face Wisconsin, at Northwestern and Nebraska in the West Division. Oh, and PSU will still be tough. No way they get through all that with one loss or less. But that doesn't stop the Harbaugh Hype train from rolling right along.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:27 AM

Yeah that's brutal. They need to beat Ohio St at least or said hype train is going to derail.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:56 PM

ESPN: Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski found dead in apparent suicide

 

He started the bowl game in place of Luke Falk, who was injured, and was expected to be the starter in 2018.



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:11 PM

ESPN updated their Way-Too-Early rankings following the early declaration deadline for the NFL Draft. Clemson replaced Alabama as #1, with the Tide dropping to 2nd. Stanford moved up from #18 to #12, presumably just because Bryce Love is staying.



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:36 AM

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:48 AM

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:46 AM

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ESPN: Why West Virginia could have college football's top offense in 2018
http://www.espn.com/...offense-in-2018

 

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CBS Sports: CFB: Odds, analysis and early picks for next season's playoff field
https://www.sportsli...-and-early-pick

 

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:26 PM

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:02 PM

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