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2007 Pre-Preseason Consensus

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:D National Top 25

Rank, Team, Total Points

Athlon, Lindy, Sure fire Sc'tg, TSN, Phil Steele, Street & Smith, CBS SL

 

1 Southern Cal 210 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

2 Louisiana State 200 3 2 2 2 2 4 2

3 West Virginia 191 5 4 3 4 4 2 4

4 Michigan 186 8 3 4 3 5 5 3

5 Texas 177 2 5 5 6 6 8 8

6 Florida 161 6 11 9 5 14 6 5

7 Virginia Tech 159 9 8 6 7 9 9 10

8 Wisconsin 157 4 6 17 8 16 3 6

9 Louisville 155 13 9 7 9 7 10 7

10 Oklahoma 137 7 10 - 13 3 7 9

11 Ohio State 116 12 13 14 17 15 15 15

12 UCLA 109 15 22 11 10 21 17 12

13 California 106 11 12 20 12 - 11 14

14 Penn State 97 17 - 12 15 10 13 22

15 Tennessee 95 20 7 15 18 25 21 16

16 Georgia 92 16 17 - 14 11 16 20

17 Texas Christian 86 25 15 8 20 23 23 17

18 Auburn 78 21 23 23 16 - 14 11

19 Nebraska 75 18 25 10 23 22 20 24

20 Rutgers 73 10 16 - 19 - 19 18

21 Hawaii 62 19 19 18 - 12 - 25

22 Florida State 60 - 21 24 11 8 - -

23 Arkansas 54 - 14 - - - 12 13

24 Texas A&M 51 23 18 22 - 20 - 21

25 Boise State 37 - - 21 22 - 25 19

 

Others receiving votes:

26 Oregon 28 - - 16 - 18 - -

27 Alabama 26 - - 19 - 17 - -

28t Miami-Florida 25 24 - 13 - - - -

28t Missouri 25 - - - - 19 18 -

30 South Carolina 18 - - - - 13 - -

31t Georgia Tech 17 14 - - - - - -

31t South Florida 17 - - - 21 24 - -

33 Oregon State 16 22 - - - - 24 -

34 Boston College 15 - 24 - - - - 23

35 Wake Forest 11 - 20 - - - - -

36 Clemson 9 - - - - - 22 -

37 Southern Miss 7 - - - 24 - - -

38t Brigham Young 6 - - - 25 - - -

38t Oklahoma State 6 - - 25 - - -

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According to this list...(and my quick look at the schedules)...

Teams in this list with most top 10 games (2):

LSU

Ohio St

Penn St

Auburn

Nebraska

Rutgers

Florida St

Texas A&M

Oregon

Miami

South Carolina

South Florida

 

Teams in this list with most top 25 games:

Alabama (6)

Florida (5)

South Carolina (5)

Oklahoma St (5)

LSU (4)

Texas (4)

Tennessee (4)

Auburn (4)

Oregon (4)

Miami (4)

South Florida (4)

 

Teams in this list with most top 38 games:

Georgia (7)

Florida St (7)

LSU (6)

Florida (6)

Virginia Tech (6)

Tennessee (6)

Auburn (6)

Nebraska (6)

Texas A&M (6)

Alabama (6)

Miami (6)

South Carolina (6)

Boston College (6)

Clemson (6)

 

Teams in this list with the least top 10 games (0):

USC

Hawaii

Boise St

Wake Forest

Southern Miss.

BYU

 

Teams in this list with the least top 25 games (1):

TCU

Hawaii

Boise St

 

Teams in this list with the least top 38 games:

TCU (1)

Hawaii (1)

Boise St (2)

Southern Miss (2)

BYU (2)

West Virginia (3)

Wisconsin (3)

Louisville (3)

Ohio St (3)

Penn St (3)

Rutgers (3)

Missouri (3)

 

Edit: To qualify that I only looked at schedules from the 38 teams listed...

Edited by myhousekey

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:D Don't ya just love these useless preseason lists and analysis? These guys need to justify their existence/paychecks somehow, but IMHO lists should not be done until at least week 4 or 5 of the season. Oh well, I say the same thing every year, so you guys can yawn now too....

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According to this list...(and my quick look at the schedules)...

Teams with most top 10 games (2):

LSU

Ohio St

Penn St

Auburn

Nebraska

Rutgers

Florida St

Texas A&M

Oregon

Miami

South Carolina

South Florida

 

Teams with most top 25 games:

Alabama (6)

Florida (5)

South Carolina (5)

Oklahoma St (5)

LSU (4)

Texas (4)

Tennessee (4)

Auburn (4)

Oregon (4)

Miami (4)

South Florida (4)

 

Teams with most top 38 games:

Georgia (7)

Florida St (7)

LSU (6)

Florida (6)

Virginia Tech (6)

Tennessee (6)

Auburn (6)

Nebraska (6)

Texas A&M (6)

Alabama (6)

Miami (6)

South Carolina (6)

Boston College (6)

Clemson (6)

 

Teams with the least top 10 games (0):

USC

Hawaii

Boise St

Wake Forest

Southern Miss.

BYU

 

Teams with the least top 25 games (1):

TCU

Hawaii

Boise St

 

Teams with the least top 38 games:

TCU (1)

Hawaii (1)

Boise St (2)

Southern Miss (2)

BYU (2)

West Virginia (3)

Wisconsin (3)

Louisville (3)

Ohio St (3)

Penn St (3)

Rutgers (3)

Missouri (3)

 

Team with the toughest schedule in the country ......... My University Of Washington Huskies :D

Edited by theprofessor

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Team with the toughest schedule in the country ......... My University Of Washington Huskies :D

 

0 games with the top 10

0 games with the top 25

0 games with the top 38

 

Not trying to be a moran here, but how do they wind up with the country's toughest schedule when they don't play any of the country's top teams?

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0 games with the top 10

0 games with the top 25

0 games with the top 38

 

Not trying to be a moran here, but how do they wind up with the country's toughest schedule when they don't play any of the country's top teams?

 

Aug. 31 at Syracuse W

Sept. 8 BOISE STATE W

Sept. 15 OHIO STATE L

Sept. 22 at UCLA L

Sept. 29 USC L

Oct. 13 at Arizona State W

Oct. 20 OREGON L

Oct. 27 ARIZONA W

Nov. 3 at Stanford L

Nov. 10 at Oregon State L

Nov. 17 CALIFORNIA L

Nov. 24 Washington State W

Dec. 1 at Hawaii L

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0 games with the top 10

0 games with the top 25

0 games with the top 38

 

Not trying to be a moran here, but how do they wind up with the country's toughest schedule when they don't play any of the country's top teams?

 

I believe the non-sensical schedule comparer was taking into account the teams listed on the polling info, and considering the Huskies aren't ranked in that top 38, their schdule wasn't listed.

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0 games with the top 10

0 games with the top 25

0 games with the top 38

 

Not trying to be a moran here, but how do they wind up with the country's toughest schedule when they don't play any of the country's top teams?

 

Check out their website, Per ESPN, The Washington Huskies have the toughest schedule in the country. Your information is flawed ...

 

The Huskies play 8 teams in the Top 33 - #1 USC, #11 Ohio St (they'll finish in the Top 7), #12 UCLA, #13 Cal, #21 Hawaii, #25 Boise St., #26 Oregon (they'll finish Top 20) and #33 Oregon St. :D

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I believe the non-sensical schedule comparer was taking into account the teams listed on the polling info, and considering the Huskies aren't ranked in that top 38, their schdule wasn't listed.

 

Correct.

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Ok let's see who the real experts have as their preseason top 10. Keep in mind, these guys are willing to put their money where their mouth is.

 

:D

Odds to win the BCS Championship

 

1. USC 5/2

2. Michigan 7/1

3. Texas 8/1

Florida 8/1

5 West Virginia 9/1

6 LSU 10/1

7 Louisville 18/1

8 Notre Dame 20/1

Ohio State 20/1

Oklahoma 20/1

 

http://www.bodog.com/sports-betting/football-futures.jsp

Edited by Rockerbraves

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Ok let's see who the real experts have as their preseason top 10. Keep in mind, these guys are willing to put their money where their mouth is.

 

:D

Odds to win the BCS Championship

 

1. USC 5/2

2. Michigan 7/1

3. Texas 8/1

Florida 8/1

5 West Virginia 9/1

6 LSU 10/1

7 Louisville 18/1

8 Notre Dame 20/1

Ohio State 20/1

Oklahoma 20/1

 

http://www.bodog.com/sports-betting/football-futures.jsp

 

Notre Dame #8? :D What a joke. They are ALWAYS the most overrated team in college football.

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Notre Dame #8? :D What a joke. They are ALWAYS the most overrated team in college football.

 

Ummm, you do realize that these are the betting lines? It has nothing to do with ND being over or under rated, it all comes down to where the $$$ is going.

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Ummm, you do realize that these are the betting lines? It has nothing to do with ND being over or under rated, it all comes down to where the $$$ is going.

 

To some degree you're right, however these are pretty much opening lines so they don't reflect the $$$ that much yet. Notre Dame just might be better than most people think. They have finally started getting some top notch recruiting classes again.

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To some degree you're right, however these are pretty much opening lines so they don't reflect the $$$ that much yet. Notre Dame just might be better than most people think. They have finally started getting some top notch recruiting classes again.

 

I think it's more the $$$, or at least the expectations of the $$$. There is no way these odds are based on the merits of the ND team.

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Check out their website, Per ESPN, The Washington Huskies have the toughest schedule in the country. Your information is flawed ...

 

The Huskies play 8 teams in the Top 33 - #1 USC, #11 Ohio St (they'll finish in the Top 7), #12 UCLA, #13 Cal, #21 Hawaii, #25 Boise St., #26 Oregon (they'll finish Top 20) and #33 Oregon St. :D

 

Not my info Prof...check out myhousekey's post (#2). That's where I got it from.

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To some degree you're right, however these are pretty much opening lines so they don't reflect the $$$ that much yet. Notre Dame just might be better than most people think. They have finally started getting some top notch recruiting classes again.

 

 

I think it's more the $$$, or at least the expectations of the $$$. There is no way these odds are based on the merits of the ND team.

 

I'm an ND fan and think they have NO shot this year. They have started to get some of the best recruits again(and their 2008 class is already looking phenominal), but this team will likely be WAY too young this year. New QB, new starting WRs, new starting RB, switch to a new defensive scheme. I'm rooting for them to surprise, but the cards might be stacked a little too much against them this year.

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I'm an ND fan and think they have NO shot this year. They have started to get some of the best recruits again(and their 2008 class is already looking phenominal), but this team will likely be WAY too young this year. New QB, new starting WRs, new starting RB, switch to a new defensive scheme. I'm rooting for them to surprise, but the cards might be stacked a little too much against them this year.

 

One part of the equation the odds makers probably took into consideration is that if the final participant of the BCS NC game comes down to two or three teams and one of them is the Irish chances are Notre Dame will get the spot over the other two teams. In short, the Irish win all tie-breakers.

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