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Boise State projected as BCS No. 1
ESPN ^ | 10/11/10

Posted on 10/11/2010 11:45:55 AM PDT by rhema

Six weeks into the college football season and one week before the first Bowl Championship Series standings are released, there are 13 unbeaten teams in all three polls.

So who'd be the BCS' No. 1 if the standings came out today? Would it be consensus No. 1 Ohio State, the top team in The Associated Press, USA Today and Harris polls? Or maybe fellow unbeaten Oregon, ranked No. 2 and earning first-place votes in all three polls?

According to the projection of ESPN's Brad Edwards, it's consensus No. 3 Boise State.

According to the projections, the No. 1 Buckeyes would place fifth in the BCS standings, percentage points behind Oklahoma.

1. Boise State .913
2. Oregon .863
3. TCU .854
4. Oklahoma .8425
5. Ohio State .8421
6. LSU .782
7. Nebraska .777
8. Auburn .744
9. Michigan State .642
10. Alabama .634

Edwards projects the unbeaten Broncos, the highest-ranked team from a non-automatic qualifying conference, as the top team in the standings by a comfortable margin, followed by Oregon.

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KEYWORDS: bcs; boisestate; collegefootball; ncaa
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1 posted on 10/11/2010 11:45:58 AM PDT by rhema
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To: rhema

Should be called BS instead of BCS. Ohio State is #1.


2 posted on 10/11/2010 11:47:18 AM PDT by library user
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To: library user

This thread is about as meaningfull as a 2012 Presidential poll. It is intresting, but there are still a ton of things to sort out. it will even out. im an Ohio St fan.


3 posted on 10/11/2010 11:49:47 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: rhema

(eyes rolling)

Buckeye’s are #1.


4 posted on 10/11/2010 11:51:25 AM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: rhema

(eyes rolling)

Buckeye’s are #1.


5 posted on 10/11/2010 11:51:33 AM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: rhema

Their....schedule?

Mon, Sep 6 at (10) Virginia Tech W 33-30 —
Sat, Sep 18 at Wyoming W 51-6 —
Sat, Sep 25 (24) Oregon State W 37-24 —
Sat, Oct 2 at New Mexico State W 59-0 —
Sat, Oct 9 Toledo W 57-14 —
Sat, Oct 16 at San Jose State 8:00 pm —
Tue, Oct 26 Louisiana Tech 8:00 pm —
Sat, Nov 6 Hawaii 2:00 pm —
Fri, Nov 12 at Idaho 9:00 pm —
Fri, Nov 19 Fresno State 9:30 pm —
Fri, Nov 26 at (21) Nevada 10:15 pm —
Sat, Dec 4 Utah State 3:00 pm —


6 posted on 10/11/2010 11:51:38 AM PDT by ryan71 (Let's Roll!)
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To: library user

As a big Buckeye fan, I’m fine with this early season projection. Buckeyes need to take of business and things will work out as they should.


7 posted on 10/11/2010 11:53:07 AM PDT by A message
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To: ryan71

Over—rated. (chant with me).


8 posted on 10/11/2010 11:56:22 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: library user
***Ohio State is #1.***

Yeah. Right up until Nov. 20th.

We're waiting for you!

9 posted on 10/11/2010 11:58:57 AM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: All

Perhaps one thing going for THE Ohio State University is the BCS Championship Game is in Glendale AZ. Glendale, AZ is technically north of the I-10, hee hee.


10 posted on 10/11/2010 12:02:52 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: rhema

That whole list will get re-shuffled in the next 4 weeks.


11 posted on 10/11/2010 12:06:33 PM PDT by lurk
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To: MountainDad

Were you “waiting” for us the last 6 years? (8 of the last 9 years)?


12 posted on 10/11/2010 12:07:49 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: MountainDad

Both Wisconsin and Iowa will be tough, no argument from me there. And Iowa will be tougher than Wisconsin. But even when Ohio State should beat Wisconsin, they usually find a way to lose the game.


13 posted on 10/11/2010 12:09:30 PM PDT by library user
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To: Badeye

(eyes rolling)

There is no apostrophe in “Buckeyes.”


14 posted on 10/11/2010 12:11:07 PM PDT by Chunga (The Democratic Party Is A Criminal Enterprise)
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To: Badeye

(eyes rolling)

There is no apostrophe in “Buckeyes.”


15 posted on 10/11/2010 12:11:50 PM PDT by Chunga (The Democratic Party Is A Criminal Enterprise)
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To: MountainDad
Q: Why should the University of Michigan change its name to the “Opossums”?
A: Because they play dead at home and get killed on the road.
16 posted on 10/11/2010 12:15:21 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: rhema
I don't like the BCS. Boise? They would be a fifth place team in a real conference like the Big Ten if they had to face power team after power team. The Big Ten is a man's league. The WAC is a better version of the MAC.
17 posted on 10/11/2010 12:15:22 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Tim Walberg, a true conservative republican for Congress - http://www.walbergforcongress.com)
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To: MountainDad

Yep. Just don’t be “waiting” like for Arizona.


18 posted on 10/11/2010 12:17:38 PM PDT by chimera
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To: chimera

Yeah, I know. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!


19 posted on 10/11/2010 12:21:54 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: rhema

Isn’t their strength of schedule probably at the best it will be as their remaining schedule plays out and isn’t that a BCS computer factor?

Some of these teams have a point, but BCS conferences were decided by the beatings they take game after game.

I almost feel sorry for Alabama (I said almost) playing teams for the next X weeks that had byes before playing them.


20 posted on 10/11/2010 12:24:39 PM PDT by IOWAfan (Iowa Hawkeye Football Fanatic)
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To: tang-soo

Yes.


21 posted on 10/11/2010 12:27:05 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: MountainDad
Well, IA and WI will be tough road games. We'll see if the Bucks are for real if they can win those. MI is at home this year so that might be a bit easier (but still no gimme).
22 posted on 10/11/2010 12:28:08 PM PDT by chimera
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To: rhema

All the whining about Boise State surprises me. If the heavyweights at schools like Ohio State, Texas, Florida, etc. weren’t refusing to schedule Boise State, maybe those who make the “Boise State’s schedule is so weak” argument might sound a little less like a bunch of whiny girls. Obviously, if Ohio State thought they could beat Boise so easily, they’d schedule them. Everyone knows Boise State has offered to play anyone, anywhere. Go Broncos! I hope they blow the lid off the BCS good old boys’ club.


23 posted on 10/11/2010 12:30:16 PM PDT by nysuperdoodle
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To: rhema
I'm not an Ohio State fan, but it would be absurd to say that they aren't #1.
24 posted on 10/11/2010 12:32:58 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Darren McCarty

Boise would be 2nd in the Big 10, but I’d like to see them play some good teams instead of the palookas on their schedule.


25 posted on 10/11/2010 12:33:20 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: rhema

After seeing that news why do I suddenly have the urge to go out and eat some cupcakes?


26 posted on 10/11/2010 12:37:28 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: muleskinner

if they played the entire B10 schedule I don’t think they would be 2nd.

Even if it’s required that BCS schools play BS - that still doesn’t make a season.

let them join a conference - someone should have to take them.


27 posted on 10/11/2010 12:38:42 PM PDT by IOWAfan (Iowa Hawkeye Football Fanatic)
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To: Darren McCarty

That is what the big conference cry babies say all the time. What does Boise St do about it? Just win. Look at their bowl game record.

The real reason the BCF conferences dont want a true tournament is they can lock out the Boise St’s and TCU’s of the world, keep all the money and prestige for themselves. But, if, by some miracle because the big boys will do everything they can do to lock them out, Boise St does win the mythical national championship the outcry for a tourney (from the big school that gets locked out) may get to be too much and we may get a real national championship.

I will take Boise St and the points in the mythical national championship.


28 posted on 10/11/2010 12:45:25 PM PDT by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!)
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To: nysuperdoodle

OSU, Nebraska, Texas, et al would gladly schedule Boise State, except Boise insists on a “home and away” two-fer. Sorry, big schools aren’t going to fly their team out to play on smurf field in front of 143 people. Not going to happen.


29 posted on 10/11/2010 12:45:51 PM PDT by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Boise would own the little ten this year.


30 posted on 10/11/2010 12:47:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: rhema

I think TCU has been more impressive than Boise State.

I also think Nebraska, should they go unbeaten, should be in the BCS title game. You don’t go into Manhattan and put a licking on Kansas State like that, unless you’re damn good.


31 posted on 10/11/2010 12:49:27 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: tang-soo
What do you think of when you see 8 - 1?
33 posted on 10/11/2010 12:50:37 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: library user

Why should Ohio State play the big time teams every week, when these little schools play high school schedules and then claim they should have the title? What a farce.


34 posted on 10/11/2010 12:51:20 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: ryan71

I don’t know if Boise State beats Nevada.


35 posted on 10/11/2010 12:51:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: Illuminatas
That is what the big conference cry babies say all the time.

Yup, all the time. And they always schedule division 2 cupcakes in the beginning and refuse to schedule teams like Boise St. And when they do, they will not travel to be a visitor in no uncertain terms.

36 posted on 10/11/2010 12:51:54 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: MountainDad

Mountain Dad, put down that Mountain Dew. It’s affecting your thought processes. Go Bucks!!!!


37 posted on 10/11/2010 12:52:23 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: rhema
I respect Auburn but dang, look at their record this year. Out of their six wins 4 were against good teams. Their victory margin in 3 of those was only by a field goal ( one in OT ) and the other was by 8 points. Plenty of teams are talked about how only a couple of plays separate them from greatness but by the same token Auburn is just a couple of plays from suckage in most of their games. I don't think we'll see them in the BCS in a few weeks.
38 posted on 10/11/2010 12:53:45 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: nysuperdoodle

The schedules are made three, four and sometimes five years in advance.

Unless, and until, Boise can get routinely onto the schedule of top twenty teams, they are S.O.L. As for this season, they have to sit and eat their cupcake schedule and hope against hope that Virginia Tech and Oregon State do not lose any more games (both have two losses already).

Boise State will fade from the top based on their schedule. They’ll have to content themselves with another BCS game, but no ticket to THE game.


39 posted on 10/11/2010 12:56:57 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Gold Pants: Beat Michigan. Six in a row and counting.
(Yes, webmaster is snoozing.)
40 posted on 10/11/2010 12:56:57 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: guerito1

Hmmm, why didn’t you mention U of Miami, who was a powerhouse when Ohio State scheduled them about 5 years ago?

LOL


41 posted on 10/11/2010 12:57:13 PM PDT by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: Red Steel

If you want the “Big Boys” to come play in your house, build a stadium big enough to at least pay for the trip.(and while you’re at it, get green turf, nobody wants to play on that blue turf either)


42 posted on 10/11/2010 12:59:21 PM PDT by orlop9
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To: ryan71
While....I think Boise is a very fine, well coached team. And they whipped the Sooners in an exciting bowl game...

They need to play in a better conference. And I think they know that.

Same with the Horned Frogs.....

I'd love to see...TCU, and Boise State play in the Big 12.

43 posted on 10/11/2010 12:59:59 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Yup. Come November 20 Michigan is our Bitch Again!


44 posted on 10/11/2010 1:00:18 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: rhema

In my husbands never ending quest to leave the socialist republic of WASHINGTON, he has been offered a position in Boise/Kuna area. We are going to be visiting the area soon. What is it like, It has been about 20 years since we have been to Boise. Pros/Cons of living there, how is the gang situation??


45 posted on 10/11/2010 1:01:56 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: rhema

This just in....Florida just ran another dive play.

46 posted on 10/11/2010 1:02:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: rhema

Boise State? Yeah...they’ve played some real POWERHOUSES so far. Toledo, New Mexico State, San Jose State...a killer schedule. The Buckeyes play Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State through the rest of the season, just a little more of a test than Wyoming or the Virginia Tech team Boise beat 33-30. Sorry BCS, but nonsense won’t sell.


47 posted on 10/11/2010 1:03:34 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: guerito1

Boise State?

(laughing)

We’ll see at the end of the season. Enjoy.


48 posted on 10/11/2010 1:03:40 PM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: dfwgator

Oregon State would have beaten TCU if TCU hadn’t decided to have the roof of Cowboys Stadium opened on a miserably hot day. Pretty chicken-shit if you ask me.

Had I been Mike Reilly, I would have told TCU that the game would not start until the roof was closed and the A/C turned on.


49 posted on 10/11/2010 1:04:44 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, we’d all have a Merry Christmas.


50 posted on 10/11/2010 1:07:09 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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