2019-20 NCAA Football Thread

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  1. mccoyrj

    mccoyrj SatelliteGuys Master

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    Week 3 Polls

    AP Top 25
    1. Clemson 2-0 (56)
    2. Alabama 2-0 (6)
    3. Georgia 2-0
    4. LSU 2-0
    5. Oklahoma 2-0
    6. Ohio State 2-0
    7. Notre Dame 1-0
    8. Auburn 2-0
    9. Florida 2-0
    10. Michigan 2-0
    11. Utah 2-0
    12. Texas 1-1
    13. Penn State 2-0
    14. Wisconsin 2-0
    15. Oregon 1-1
    16. Texas A&M 1-1
    17. UCF 2-0
    18. Michigan State 2-0
    19. Iowa 2-0
    20. Washington State 2-0
    21. Maryland 2-0
    22. Boise State 2-0
    23. Washington 1-1
    24. USC 2-0
    25. Virginia 2-0

    Others receiving votes: Iowa State 96, California 95, Mississippi State 73, TCU 66, North Carolina 48, Army 42, Colorado 21, Oklahoma State 20, Memphis 12, Arizona State 4, Appalachian State 2, Syracuse 2, Kentucky 2, Boston College 2, Minnesota 1

    Dropped from rankings: Syracuse 21, Stanford 23, Iowa State 25, Nebraska 25

    Coaches Poll
    1. Clemson 2-0 (60)
    2. Alabama 2-0 (3)
    3. Georgia 2-0
    4. Oklahoma 2-0
    5. LSU 2-0
    6. Ohio State 2-0
    7. Notre Dame 1-0
    8. Florida 2-0
    9. Auburn 2-0
    10. Michigan 2-0
    11. Penn State 2-0
    12. Utah 2-0
    13. Texas 1-1
    14. Wisconsin 2-0
    15. Texas A&M 1-1
    16. UCF 2-0
    17. Oregon 1-1
    18. Iowa 2-0
    19. Michigan State 2-0
    20. Washington State 2-0
    21. Washington 1-1
    22. Boise State 2-0
    23. Mississippi State 2-0
    24. USC 2-0
    25. Maryland 2-0

    Others receiving votes: Virginia 64, Kentucky 62, California 51, Iowa State 48, Memphis 46, Oklahoma State 45, North Carolina 42, Army 31, Boston College 31, NC State 28, TCU 28, Colorado 16, Stanford 8, Hawai'i 7, Appalachian State 6, Minnesota 5, Wyoming 3, Troy 2, Arizona State 2, Wake Forest 2, Nebraska 1, Navy 1, Tulane 1

    Dropped from rankings: Syracuse 22, Stanford 23, Nebraska 25
     
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  2. Jimbo

    Jimbo SatelliteGuys Master Lifetime Supporter

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    Not sure how you can play your best game in quite some time ... WIN and drop in the polls.

    Its a good thing polls don't mean anything at this point.
     
  3. msmith198025

    msmith198025 Member of the Year Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Because LSU beat, at what’s considered at this time, a top ranked team, on the road. Only logical that they would jump folks.
     
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    mccoyrj SatelliteGuys Master

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    These polls are just to create banter while teams jockey for a position in the CFP poll later. Seems to work. ;)
     
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    I can't believe that Saban is bitching about the heat .....
    Coach, um, it's ALWAYS Hot down there this time of year.

    Don't worry, your team won't play anyone difficult till later in the season.

    Middle of October and beginning of Nov, thats it, you should be fine.

    You would think that they would have Have to Play teams from the other side of the division, like maybe play someone, say Georgia every year .....

    The Big Ten has it set up so you have to still play your Rivals even if your in the other division.
    When TTUN was in the other side, the Buckeyes still played them ...
     
  6. msmith198025

    msmith198025 Member of the Year Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    What are you talking about? Where was he bitching about the heat?



    They do play teams from the other division every year. I am not sure how the Big 10 rotates cross divisional teams, but in the SEC, every school has one permanent cross division team that they play every year, and the others rotate through the schedule year to year.

    So for Bama, the permanent team is their biggest rival, Tennessee. It was set up that way to preserve that game. The Vols have sucked for a decade (and a couple of years), so many dont remember how big of a game that was when they went to a two division format.


    Edit: never mind, i looked up how the Big 10 does it so that I would have some idea of what I was talking about, and it doesnt seem that how you stated the Big 10 has it set up is entirely accurate as of 2016 (if wikipedia is to be believed)

     
  7. Derwin0

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    Simple, someone else played better, and the first polls of the season are nothing more than guesses, therefore there should be volatility as teams show they're better (or worse) that the pollster guesses.
     
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    Georgia & Alabama aren't considered rivals in the SEC. Georgia's rivals would be Aubarn followed by Florida and Alabama's would be Aubarn followed by Tennessee.

    Back in the 10 team days, Georgia & Alabama hardly ever played. They've just never been considered rivals.
    The only permanent cross division match that the Big Ten has is Perdue & Indiana, because they're in the same State. The SEC (as did the ACC) meanwhile gave everyone a permanent cross division opponent to preserve several of the old SEC rivalries (Georgia/Aubarn, Alabama/Tennessee, Florida/LSU).

    I do wish the SEC (as well as the ACC) would go to a 9 game schedule though in order to better cycle the other non-divisional games. The expansions to 14 teams have killed the frequency of those games.
     
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    He may be talking about the University President making a statement about how since 2014 Alabama has played more daytime home games in september than any other conference school. Again, that was the President, although Saban did mention how he wished some of the games were at different times. The broadcasters set those times however.

    The only other thing I can think of is Saban has for years harped on the students leaving the games early when its a blowout against a OOC team, which it usually is. He walked that back a little this week saying he knew it was hot at the games and that may present a hardship for some fans.

    For the life of me I cant see how either of those situations equate to Saban "bitching about the heat".
     
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    And of course it's the "first" they heard of it. :rolleyes:



    As if their people don't go in and clean up the locker room after the games. It was petty and they know it, makes me glad that LSU beat them.
     
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    Anybody still wonder why OU doesn't play Texas in Austin?
     
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    Between this, and putting the LSU band in the nosebleeds, should make it interesting when Texas goes down to Baton Rouge next year.
     
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    Alabama not happy with start time due to heat

     
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    Yeah that’s what I referenced earlier.

    hardly what I would call him bitching about it. He acknowledged the heat and difficulties for the fans, also stated a desire for different game times, but never bitched about it as to it impacting games and on the field performance, which is what I got out of Jimbos post.
     
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    I would rather play at 11am when its just starting to warm up instead of at 6 or 7pm when its already hot and takes a while to cool down once the sun sets.
     
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    Same here. The humidity really sets in around 3-4. With an 11am game you're not starting in the worst of it, and instead ending before it gets really bad. The 3:00 games are the worst to be out in.
     
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    Just for temp, I agree. However the last one I went to, it was absolutely unbearable in the direct sunlight, when the sun finally got behind the other side upper deck, while the temp was the same if not hotter, it felt much more comfortable.
     
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    LSU did not play better than Ohio State this week, they just played a team that is a bit better than OSU did.

    Fwiw, Cincinnati, is very good and will have a very good season .... they will more than likely end up in the top 25.

    That said, your right, (and I mentioned that as well) the polls mean nothing at this point.
     

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