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BCS Standings: Week 8
BCS Guru ^ | Oct 24, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 10/25/2010 8:36:51 AM PDT by C19fan

Top 10:

1: Auburn

2: Oregon

3: BSU

4: TCU

5: Michigan State

6: Mizzou

7: 'Bama

8: Utah

9: OU

10: Wisconsin

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: bcs; college; football
Auburn although only #3 in the human polls blows away the Ducks and Smurfs in the computer polls to take #1.
1 posted on 10/25/2010 8:36:58 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

OMG. BSU screwed again by the BCS. After Auburn loses to ‘Bama, I wonder which 1-loss team will get the spot Boise State has earned over and over...


2 posted on 10/25/2010 8:38:35 AM PDT by nysuperdoodle
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To: C19fan

perhaps—but Mizzou is rising....


3 posted on 10/25/2010 8:38:49 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: C19fan

First let me say “War Eagle” so you know my prejudice.

Now ...

There’s no way Auburn and Alabama should be separated by 7 spots.

I love my team but they lack a determined defense. Sure they stop critical drives late in the game, but REAL teams have run up BIG numbers against Auburn. It’s just that Auburn has the ball last, and manages to win. (in addition to those critical stops in the 4th qtr.)


4 posted on 10/25/2010 8:40:50 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: nysuperdoodle

Boise State beat undefeated LSU?


5 posted on 10/25/2010 8:42:49 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: nysuperdoodle

Once again the BCS is setting itself up as the B.S.C becuase this poll is just bull sh*t.


6 posted on 10/25/2010 8:43:34 AM PDT by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: C19fan
The NCAA should just get over it and admit what some of us have known for years:

The SEC Championship Game is the REAL national title game!

7 posted on 10/25/2010 8:43:43 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Alberta's Child

This year its not the SEC Championship game but the Iron Bowl, hee hee. THE SEC LEast is pathetic.


8 posted on 10/25/2010 8:45:04 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: pgkdan

Agreed. It’s time for a playoff. I don’t know why we can’t use December for a 3 or four round tournament, instead of wasting the whole month waiting for bowl games that matter


9 posted on 10/25/2010 8:45:17 AM PDT by nysuperdoodle
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To: Blueflag

I thought Oregon should be number one followed by Auburn, for the reasons you mention. I can’t buy Boise State because of their puff schedule. They play two above average teams and a bunch of squids and want to take the prom queen home.


10 posted on 10/25/2010 8:45:43 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: nysuperdoodle

You could say the same about Oregon. They massacre everyone in sight and can’t get to number one. At least Auburn beat somebody to earn it. Give them Boise’s schedule and they would look like 1971 Nebraska.


11 posted on 10/25/2010 8:47:59 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: nysuperdoodle
Boise State has earned over and over

Oh please! Their schedule strength is in the bottom quarter of all teams. That is NOT earning anything.

12 posted on 10/25/2010 8:47:59 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: C19fan

OMG. I’m a long time Auburn fan. I know strength of schedule has a lot to do with this, but this is premature. The defense is not good enough to run the SEC gauntlet. Somebody is gonna figure out how to stop Cam, also.

But I’ll hope for the best and enjoy it if it happens.


13 posted on 10/25/2010 8:47:59 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: RatRipper

Auburn has surprised me. They looked like garbage early in the year. They can beat Bama, who is full of head cases this year. It’s the games in between that they may struggle in. Three straight number one teams have gone down in three weeks.


14 posted on 10/25/2010 8:50:39 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Blueflag

The real weakness of the computers in the BCS is that margin of victory is not taken into consideration.

Neither Auburn nor LSU have a defense that can cope with the Oregon offense. Alabama’s defense would probably do even worse against against Oregon than LSU or Auburn.


15 posted on 10/25/2010 8:50:57 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: C19fan

LOL. Well, there’s no arguing with the fact that SEC teams have won the last four national titles — and that the SEC has dominated the national championship race ever since the independent schools lost their advantage in the national title chase when the automatic bids for major bowls were revised.


16 posted on 10/25/2010 8:51:04 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Luke21

BSU plays an admittedly weak schedule, but the issue, as I see it, is - how have you performed against top tems when you get the opportunity? BSU has consistently won the big games. Besides, how can BSU strengthen their schedule when all the BIG BOYS (like Florida, Alabama, West Virginia, Texas, Nebraska, Ohio State, etc, etc) refuse to play them? Should they be perpetually excluded from the elite opponents just because the elite opponents refuse to schedule them? God knows Boise State has tried to get in the club. I’m hoping they crash the party this year. No matter what the mint julep swizzling alumni association crowd thinks, they’ve earned it.


17 posted on 10/25/2010 8:51:58 AM PDT by nysuperdoodle
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To: SeaHawkFan

Margin of victory SHOULD NOT be used in the computer polls, because MOV is meaningless. Boise has large margins of victory over creampuff teams. It tells us nothing, nada, zip, about how good they really are. If they would man up and play a real schedule, THAT would tell us how good they are.


18 posted on 10/25/2010 8:57:15 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Luke21
It may be a puff schedule, but that is because 3 Big-10 and 5 Big-12 teams have refused to schedule BSU, even when BSU offers to play Away games. Too many schools are scared to take them on.

Face it, VA-Tech's title hopes ended this year on Day 1, same as Oregon's first game loss last year. No one else wants the same fate.
19 posted on 10/25/2010 9:03:24 AM PDT by jps098
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To: C19fan

The screaming for a playoff will get very loud this year when Boise St and TCU finish unbeaten yet are denied by the BCS formulas from playing in the title game which will favor a SEC team(as it should) and one of the weaker conferences like the big has been.


20 posted on 10/25/2010 9:07:10 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Onelifetogive

Undefeated so far, and they beat 6-2 VT, who probably will earn a bowl.

Good enough for me.


21 posted on 10/25/2010 9:07:53 AM PDT by BenKenobi
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To: Luke21

Surprised me, too. Newton is an unbelieveable player, but he took 3 or 4 or the toughest hits he has had to take all year against LSU. I think they would still be pretty good without him (Malzahn is great, too), but he creates problems for defenses that nobody else does. He is Tebow with real speed.

Put our current defense with some of Tubby’s three-and-out offenses and we would only be batting 500 this year. Right now, I am just hoping Newton doesn’t get hurt. Saban is a defensive guru. You know Newton will take a lot of punishment in that game.


22 posted on 10/25/2010 9:09:20 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: nysuperdoodle

This is why it’s time to cheer that Awbrun will go down, to make it 5 successive number 1 teams who have lost the spot the following week.

So BCS undefeateds:

Mizzou, MSU, Awbrun and Oregon. 3 more need to go down to give Boise a shot at the national championship.


23 posted on 10/25/2010 9:09:33 AM PDT by BenKenobi
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To: BenKenobi

You might get your way. Boise gets a bye every week. Maybe they can play TCU in another bowl game so we can see how powerful they are again. They are making a mockery of college football.


24 posted on 10/25/2010 9:11:33 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: DesScorp

I said margin of victory should be taken into consideration, not that I think it should be a major factor.

On the other hand, when a team is winning several games by a small margin, that should be factored in as well.

Five of Auburn’s wins have been by a TD or less; three of them by only three points. The only one of those teams that might have been within 20-30 points of Oregon is LSU.


25 posted on 10/25/2010 9:13:12 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: BenKenobi

“Undefeated so far, and they beat 6-2 VT, who probably will earn a bowl.

Good enough for me.”

Yeah, that superpower Virginia Tech. Missouri beat Oklahoma. Auburn beat LSU. Your team beat that superpower Virginia Tech, who lost to James Madison.

Arguing with the BS crowd is like arguing with liberals. They want a high school team as champs and that is it.


26 posted on 10/25/2010 9:13:58 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: SeaHawkFan

I’m with you. I think Oregon is the best there is. They beat a good Stanford team who got them down early.


27 posted on 10/25/2010 9:16:50 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

Fine, who was the last BCS team to beat Boise?


28 posted on 10/25/2010 9:18:38 AM PDT by BenKenobi
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To: Luke21

Two ranked BCS teams went down. If the BCS wants to be considered stronger than Boise, then perhaps they need to actually beat Boise.

As it is, Boise just keeps on beating them. Just a thought here. Boise, I’m sure, would be thrilled to play whomever the BCS number one is every week, since we’ve had some really all-time winner squads.


29 posted on 10/25/2010 9:21:43 AM PDT by BenKenobi
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To: C19fan

Looks like TCU will probably end up with a better case than Boise if they beat Utah.


30 posted on 10/25/2010 9:28:29 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: nysuperdoodle
OMG. BSU screwed again by the BCS. After Auburn loses to ‘Bama, I wonder which 1-loss team will get the spot Boise State has earned over and over...

I hope all the tier one teams suffer at least one loss and BSU & TCU run the tables. I want to see the BCS' weaknesses shown in full light.

31 posted on 10/25/2010 9:31:58 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: C19fan

Just goes to show the hidden bias in the BCS numbers without regard to actual records. Just more reason to scrap the polls at playoff time. Polls are about as meaningless as Obummer.


32 posted on 10/25/2010 9:32:44 AM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: C19fan
the smurfs Pictures, Images and Photos

Boise actually beat the daughters of those cookie makers that live in the tree. They're vicious.

33 posted on 10/25/2010 9:32:55 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: C19fan

Go Ducks!

Who cares if we are 1 or 2 in College Fantasy FB until the last week of the season. We have SC this week and that will get the respect we need.

We need a Tourny of Champions. Take the top 6 leagues and add 2 at large to have a playoff.

Bring on SC


34 posted on 10/25/2010 9:38:28 AM PDT by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: al_c

If BSU and TCU were ranked 1 and 2 (or reversed—doesn’t matter) based on their records, maybe the pansies that complain they are weak teams in weak leagues would be willing to play them and see who is better. I doubt they will risk it.


35 posted on 10/25/2010 9:41:26 AM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: RatRipper
Right now, I am just hoping Newton doesn’t get hurt. Saban is a defensive guru. You know Newton will take a lot of punishment in that game.

The Bama defense is not pressuring the QB's as they should be. I think the focus is on the weak secondary to improve. We ain't what we were last year and the offense is spotty. It's like Ingram is hurt or depressed or something. I'm not seeing those 4-6 yards after first contact. Maybe everyone is just zeroed in on him when he's in the game.

36 posted on 10/25/2010 9:53:15 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: BenKenobi

Actually, it’s easy to see a scenario whereby both Boise State and TCU are the ONLY unbeaten teams left standing..

I can see Auburn losing to Bama ( though I’d like to see Auburn run the table) and then see Bama lose in the SEC title game...Mizzou loses to Nebraska, USC beats the ducs..and Michigan State loses to the Hawkeyes..so now we have two NON auto BCS qualifers as the only perfect teams...there’d be hell to pay..


37 posted on 10/25/2010 9:55:31 AM PDT by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: Onelifetogive

I’d take that criticism with more weight if they weren’t shut out of playing any of the highly ranked teams.

It seems rather unfair to refuse to allow a team to play any great teams, and then fault them for not playing those great teams.

The fact that so many “great” teams are scared to play Boise State should weigh in their favor.

It is just unfortunate for them that this years “sacrificial lamb” Virginia Tech was so dejected by their loss that they lost their second game as well.

Note that last year, even when Boise State was given a BCS bowl game, the powers refused to allow them to play any of the “named” teams, instead putting them with the other non-contender team so a win wouldn’t prove they could “beat the big guys”.


38 posted on 10/25/2010 11:41:27 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Luke21
They want a high school team as champs and that is it.

Well, that would never happen right? Because even if Boise State got to play in the championship,they'd still have to win against the other team ranked in the top in the country.

And if they could beat that team, wouldn't that strengthen the case that they deserved to be there?

That's why last year, when the BCS HAD to let Boise State play in their bowl games, they stuck them against TCU rather than one of the ranked conference teams, so nobody could see if BS could trash one of those conference teams.

39 posted on 10/25/2010 11:47:16 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I’d take that criticism with more weight if they weren’t shut out of playing any of the highly ranked teams.

Playoffs...

40 posted on 10/25/2010 12:17:11 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“It seems rather unfair to refuse to allow a team to play any great teams, and then fault them for not playing those great teams.”

You have to EARN the right to play the ranked teams...and playing nobodys all year just won’t get them there...they are going to have to schedule the big boys for their non-conference games.

BUT, having tough schedules can also knock a team out of the running. Bama plays 6 top twenty teams this year and ONE loss is likely to cost them a shot.

PLAYOFFS...PLAYOFFS..PLAYOFFS...that is the ONLY way to be fair to those who play tough and easy schedules.


41 posted on 10/25/2010 12:24:41 PM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: ken5050

your lips to God’s ears.


42 posted on 10/25/2010 4:43:09 PM PDT by BenKenobi
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