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Old 05-28-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Sporting News 2014 Top 25

South Carolina makes the top 10 (barely) in Sporting News Pre-Season. I know it's early but I'd rather start out there than have to work our way in.

Interesting Observances:
1. Is Oklahoma really that good? I know they handled Alabama in the bowl pretty convincingly but I don't think Alabama's heart was really in that game.

2. What has North Carolina done to be considered in the Top 25?

3. Not sure we should be ahead of LSU with all our question marks, but I'll take it.

4. Dabo will blow a gasket when he sees this.

here is the link: http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/201...season-top-25/
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:32 PM   #2
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Oklahoma is good. But not that good. Fsu will be #1 until someone beats them.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: Sporting News 2014 Top 25

I think this ranking is suspect.
  1. I don't think Oklahoma is #1 good, but probably good enough to be in the pre-season top 10. Soundly beating an Alabama team that was one play away from (likely) going to the natinoal championship game is noteworthy.
  2. No. Car. finished their season strong, has some decent depth this year, and will probably be a contender for the ACC championship this year.
  3. Agreed
  4. I'm very surprised Clemson isn't in this list, which is why I think it's suspect. They deserve to be in the top 15-20. I expect them to drop off from last year, but not that much.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: Sporting News 2014 Top 25

Heels got some firepower this year. Fedora has a done a really good job recruiting there.
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Default Re: Sporting News 2014 Top 25

I don't get Notre Dame, So Cal or Washington being in the top 25. So Cal maybe, they at least won 10 games last year.

Oklahoma is a head-scratcher being number 1 too. They are consistently overrated anyway so whatever. They'll lose 2 games this year like they normally do (Baylor and either Texas Tech or OK State) IMO.
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I also think Arizona State is going to be the surprise team of College Football this year.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:13 PM   #7
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UNC seems to have talent. Look at recruiting and the draft.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:28 PM   #8
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Florida being ranked is the biggest crock.
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Default Re: Sporting News 2014 Top 25

I think Baylor will be in the mix come the end of the year.

Seems like the past few years there are about four teams that come very close to having special years but just have that one WTF game (Stanford, Mich State, Baylor and South Carolina).
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:17 PM   #10
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Default Re: Sporting News 2014 Top 25

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I think this ranking is suspect.
  1. I don't think Oklahoma is #1 good, but probably good enough to be in the pre-season top 10. Soundly beating an Alabama team that was one play away from (likely) going to the natinoal championship game is noteworthy.
  2. No. Car. finished their season strong, has some decent depth this year, and will probably be a contender for the ACC championship this year.
  3. Agreed
  4. I'm very surprised Clemson isn't in this list, which is why I think it's suspect. They deserve to be in the top 15-20. I expect them to drop off from last year, but not that much.
I agree with all 3 points.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:39 PM   #11
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UNC seems to have talent. Look at recruiting and the draft.
Lotta media guys in Charlotte. This may account for NC's overoptimistic ranking we see every year.

Clemson not raked in top 25? They had a ton of players drafted. That leaves holes to fill.

These rankings are bs. Florida was a decent team last year until they lost their QB and had no backup. Then they folded. Georgia was at their peak when they played us but a few days later they were over run with injuries and struggling. Then they got some injured players back and were a force late in the season.
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Default Re: Sporting News 2014 Top 25

Is brand new across the board from what I know they do not deserve to be ranked the only reason they will win 9 games this year if they do is because of the LAmeCC. I also think that atm will take a step back this year but will be scary next year.
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The thing that surprises me is....did you ever think we would be a top 10 preseason and the comments at the bottom not talk about us being overrated ? Not one person questioned our rating....unreal....never thought I would see it.
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