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TedSlimmJr
08-08-2010, 05:13 PM
In the last year of college football as we know it before realignment begins next year, curious to see who everyone predicts as their conference winners...


ACC: Miami over Florida St.

Big-12(-2): Nebraska over Oklahoma (I would love to see this rivalry game one last time...for all the Big-12 marbles)

Big East: Pittsburgh

Big-10(+1): Ohio St.

SEC: Alabama over Florida

MWC: TCU

MAC: Temple over Northern Illinois (that's right... Bernard Pierce and Adrian Robinson are legitimate NFL talents)

C-USA: Southern Miss over Houston

Pac-10(+2..or 3...or whatever): Oregon St.

WAC: Boise St.

Sun Belt: Troy

BobDole
08-08-2010, 05:50 PM
i can play this game

acc: va tech over clemson

big 12: texas over nebraska

big east: wow this one is tough. cincy, louisville, pitt, USF, and WV all have a decent shot to be good. i'm gonna give the nod to cincy b/c of the huge chip left on their shoulder by brian kelly.

big 10: ohio st. duh.

SEC: florida over alabama. shut up.

mwc: TCU. another duh.

mac: who cares. temple over northern illinois is the obvious choice. i'll be different and say kent st. over western michigan.

c-usa: houston over southern miss

pac 10: oregon st. nice knowin ya USC.

wac: boise st. duh again.

sun belt: mtsu

where the hell is the most important prediction of all? :lol:

florida over ohio st.

chrisbaucom
08-10-2010, 08:47 AM
ACC : Miami over FSU

Big 12 : Oklahoma over Nebraska

Big East: WVU (Wanny can find a way to screw it up with the best team in the conference)

Big 10: Ohio State (Is there anybody else?)

SEC: Alabama over Georgia (Think Georgia is going to surprise some folks this year. After a down year, Richt always seems to turn it around quick.)

MWC: TCU

MAC: Temple (Just looks weird typing Temple)

C-USA : Memphis

Pac-10 : Oregon St. (Darkhorse: Arizona)

WAC: Boise State (Nevada may give them a run for their money)

Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee State


Don't know about the NC game yet.

X-Pacolypse
08-10-2010, 06:04 PM
ACC: Miami Hurricanes

Big 12: Texas Longhorns

Big East: Cinncinati Bearcats

Big 10: Ohio State Buckeyes

SEC: Florida Gators

MWC: TCU Horned Frogs

C-USA: Houston Cougars

Pac 10: USC Trojans (Yes, I said it)

WAC: Boise State Broncos

Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee State

MAC: Temple Owls

Namor
08-10-2010, 07:27 PM
Bama goes back to back...don't care about the other sub-titles.

TedSlimmJr
08-11-2010, 07:56 AM
ACC: Miami Hurricanes

Big 12: Texas Longhorns

Big East: Cinncinati Bearcats

Big 10: Ohio State Buckeyes

SEC: Florida Gators

MWC: TCU Horned Frogs

C-USA: Houston Cougars

Pac 10: USC Trojans (Yes, I said it)

WAC: Boise State Broncos

Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee State




MAC prediction?

TedSlimmJr
08-11-2010, 07:59 AM
Bama goes back to back...don't care about the other sub-titles.


Who is Bama going to play in the title game?




I'm saving my title game prediction for a few more weeks....

Namor
08-11-2010, 08:58 AM
Who is Bama going to play in the title game?




I'm saving my title game prediction for a few more weeks....

If Boise St beats VT,it will be them.
IF VT wins, Ohio St.
Bama pimp slaps either one.

JCane
08-11-2010, 09:37 AM
ACC: Virginia Tech Hokies

Big 12: Nebraska Cornhuskers

Big East: Pittsburgh Panthers

Big 10: Ohio State Buckeyes

SEC: Albama Crimson Tide

MWC: TCU Horned Frogs

MAC: Temple Owls

C-USA: Houston Cougars

Pac 10: USC Trojans

WAC: Boise State Broncos

Sun Belt: Florida International

JCane
08-11-2010, 09:47 AM
Unfortunately I think Alabama's schedule is too tough to overcome. I can see them easily dropping two games when you consider that they play so many teams coming off a bye week. I think Alabama is better than every team on the schedule, but you begin factoring in those bye weeks, the brutality of the SEC, the giant bullseye painted on their backs...I just think it's too much.

I think the two teams with the easiest road to the title game are Boise State and Ohio State. I think Boise State whacks Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is a better team with better athletes, but you put Boise State in a one big game like this with so much to prove, they're going to put all of their eggs in one basket and take it to the Hokies. The only potential loss I see for the Buckeyes are to the Hurricanes...and how likely is that when we're going to the Shoe with Rarry Shoker calling the shots. Ol' sweater vest will coach circles around that baboon. It'll be tough for the Hurricanes to pull this one out but it wouldn't surprise me seeing as how Randy typically has these kids ready to play BIG early in the season. We took down Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Oklahoma last season and gave Florida all they could handle in 2008.

TedSlimmJr
08-11-2010, 10:07 AM
That's pretty much it in a nutshell right there... Bama is better than every team on their schedule but it's likely they slip up somewhere this season, especially since losing so many key pieces on the defensive side of the ball. The brutality of the SEC schedule combined with so many teams having 2 weeks to prepare and be fresh for Bama is a recipe for a 1-2 loss season...

Miami is going to be the more talented team when they take on Ohio St. in the Shoe, and it's not even really that close IMO... The problem is like you said, the head coach has to be able to match wits with the Vest... Saban would take that Miami team into Columbus and win by 10 points...

The only thing I may differ on is Boise marching over VT.... Peterson is a great coach, but he's not going to out coach ol' leatherface on the other sideline... and Bud Foster is the best coach in the country who doesn't have a head coaching job (him or Muschamp)...

I don't think Boise can hold up to VT's almost SEC style downhill rushing attack featuring 2 legitimate NFL running backs and a physical offensive line....

This is the game that Boise St. can finally make a believer out of me... If they can beat VT in D.C., they'll cruise to the title game... but they'll be largely untested the rest of the way as usual...

Durango_95
08-11-2010, 02:39 PM
Unfortunately I think Alabama's schedule is too tough to overcome. I can see them easily dropping two games when you consider that they play so many teams coming off a bye week. I think Alabama is better than every team on the schedule, but you begin factoring in those bye weeks, the brutality of the SEC, the giant bullseye painted on their backs...I just think it's too much.

I think the two teams with the easiest road to the title game are Boise State and Ohio State. I think Boise State whacks Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is a better team with better athletes, but you put Boise State in a one big game like this with so much to prove, they're going to put all of their eggs in one basket and take it to the Hokies. The only potential loss I see for the Buckeyes are to the Hurricanes...and how likely is that when we're going to the Shoe with Rarry Shoker calling the shots. Ol' sweater vest will coach circles around that baboon. It'll be tough for the Hurricanes to pull this one out but it wouldn't surprise me seeing as how Randy typically has these kids ready to play BIG early in the season. We took down Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Oklahoma last season and gave Florida all they could handle in 2008.

Explain that last part to me considering the final score was 26-3 in favor of the Gators.

BobDole
08-11-2010, 02:47 PM
Explain that last part to me considering the final score was 26-3 in favor of the Gators.

already had this discussion with a few canes on this board. you're gonna get the classic 'the game was closer than the final score indicated' argument. which is kinda true b/c we had to put up 17 points in the 4th to make it look that lopsided - but miami's offense couldn't do anything that day. 79 passing yards and 61 rushing yards is all they could muster. it will always come back to that.

X-Pacolypse
08-11-2010, 02:56 PM
MAC prediction?

They play football? I'll go with Temple.

chrisbaucom
08-11-2010, 03:48 PM
Explain that last part to me considering the final score was 26-3 in favor of the Gators.


It was 9-3 at the beginning of the 4th. Not saying Miami would've won, but the game changed completely on that Louis Murphy "catch". It was a terrible call.

Miami was terrible on offense, I will admit that. But they played Florida tough for a little over 3 quarters.

Oh yeah, and Urban kicked a field goal to make it 26-3 with about 30 seconds left in the game..........had to cover that spread.

JCane
08-11-2010, 04:23 PM
Explain that last part to me considering the final score was 26-3 in favor of the Gators.

9 - 3 going into the 4th. Can't tell you how many times I've watch the film. Enough to make me sick. Think about it. 9 - 3 going into the fourth, on the road, in the Swamp, against the mighty Tebow, against SEC refs, and we stuck a Freshman QB into that environment...yeah, we gave them all they could handle up until that POOR call on the Louis Murphy "catch."

After that the momentum turned and our kids just gave up. You could see it on their faces and in their body language. The game was absolutely closer than the score indicated and and Gator fan with half a brain (rare I know) could tell you that. Those dudes were worried. The game plan for the Hurricanes going into that game was to control the football. Don't make any mistakes and shut down the crowd by lulling them to sleep with boring football. The 'Canes were set to attack downfield in the fourth in hopes of squeezing it out but that absolutely was a TERRIBLE call on that Murphy catch. After that it was over for us.

BobDole
08-11-2010, 07:11 PM
:bobdole:

Namor
08-11-2010, 08:22 PM
Guys..play nice.it's a new year coming up...

JCane
08-11-2010, 08:59 PM
:bobdole:

:rickybrow

BobDole
08-11-2010, 09:47 PM
:rickybrow

:titanic:

JCane
08-11-2010, 10:05 PM
:titanic:
:bobdole:

BobDole
08-11-2010, 10:23 PM
:bobdole:

:gator:

TedSlimmJr
08-12-2010, 06:30 AM
They play football? I'll go with Temple.


Not very good to be honest.... but they seem to play football at least as good as the Pac-10 in bowl games...

The MAC sent 5 teams to bowl games last year and won 1... the Pact-10 sent 7 teams to bowl games and only won 2..

CedarPhin
08-12-2010, 05:11 PM
ACC: Miami

Big-12: Nebraska

Big East: Pittsburgh

Big-10: Wisconsin

SEC: Alabama

MWC: TCU

MAC: Temple

C-USA: Houston

Pac-10: Oregon St.

WAC: Boise St.

Sun Belt: FAU

misterx
08-15-2010, 12:30 PM
ACC: Boston College Golden Eagles

Big 12: Nebraska Cornhuskers

Big East: Pittsburgh Panthers

Big 10: Wisconsin Badgers

SEC: Albama Crimson Tide

MWC: TCU Horned Frogs

MAC: Temple Owls

C-USA: Houston Cougars

Pac 10: Arizona Wildcats

WAC: Boise State Broncos

Sun Belt: Florida International

Joe from WY
08-15-2010, 01:32 PM
eyn eeezee wun...lol...MWC...Wyoming Cowpokes!...lol

TedSlimmJr
12-06-2010, 12:10 AM
2010 Conference Winners:



ACC: VT over FSU

Big-12: Oklahoma over Nebraska

Big-East: West Virginia

Big-Ten: Wisconsin / Ohio St. / Michigan St. (split 3 ways)

C-USA: UCF

MAC: Miami (OH)

MWC: TCU

Pac-10: Oregon

SEC: Auburn over South Carolina

Sun Belt: FIU / Troy (split title)

WAC: Nevada






Grade yourselves....:lol:

JCane
12-06-2010, 12:18 AM
I failed.

Although I did nail Virginia Tech. No brainer IMO.

Nebraska almost helped me. Ohio State kinda counts. Did not see Oregon and Auburn doing what they're doing.

And UCONN won the Big East, correct?

TedSlimmJr
12-06-2010, 12:42 AM
UCONN had to beat Pitt to win the Big-East... got beat...

Miami was the most talented team in the ACC this year... Hell I knew that, they should've been playing in the ACC CG, but that loss to Virginia sent everything down the drain..

That's why Randy was fired... lot of talent on that team that either isn't seeing the field/isn't seeing the field enough/or isn't developing due to flat out poor, poor coaching.

COphinphan89
12-06-2010, 12:46 AM
Glad I passed on this thread. I would have failed very hard.

And I know that the discussion was four months ago, but the "catch" in that '08 UM-UF game was made by Carl Moore, not Murphy. In fact, I remember Murphy was mostly a non-factor in that game until the 4th quarter. But whatever. Feels like that was ages ago.

X-Pacolypse
12-06-2010, 03:23 PM
ACC: Miami Hurricanes

Big 12: Texas Longhorns

Big East: Cinncinati Bearcats

Big 10: Ohio State Buckeyes

SEC: Florida Gators

MWC: TCU Horned Frogs

C-USA: Houston Cougars

Pac 10: USC Trojans (Yes, I said it)

WAC: Boise State Broncos

Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee State

MAC: Temple Owls

I got TCU right. Yeah, I pretty much failed.