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Coaches rank Ohio State No. 1 and Texas No. 2

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chuck~Taylor, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member


    And don't forget, YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE SCHE-GULE GUYS! They both meet in week 2. [/woody paige]
  2. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    After looking at that poll, I think people are overlooking West Virginia again.
  3. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Yeah, they're definitley a top 5 team. I also think that Notre Dame should've been ranked higher than USC.
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    What day is the AP poll to be released?
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    What does the future schedule have to do with where teams are ranked right now?
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    No way in hell Texas is the second-best team in the nation. Not without a QB who hasn't taken one snap and Ramonce Taylor smoking out somewhere. Nor is USC the third-best, unless Booty reincarnates into Carson Palmer.

    Notre Dame is probably about right, as is Ohio State. (Interestingly, the Domers end the regular season at USC on the Saturday after Turkey Day.)

    OU was probably rated a little high before Bomar was booted, but now they certainly are. My prediction: Thompson will last the first game against UAB, and the first half of the Washington game before he gets pulled.

    I can't really quibble with the rest, but I think Texas Tech is a sleeper. TCU vs. Tech is gonna be a treat.
  7. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Inky, you've just hit on the crux of a wonderful debate. Is the preseason poll a measure of where the teams are now? If so, on what is that based? How spring practice went?

    Or are the polls projections of how they will finish?

    I know writers who say it's a prediction, and I know other writers who say it's a measure of where they are now.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Aug. 19
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Of course this was the coaches' poll, which really becomes the SIDs' poll because coaches tend to be busy this time of year. ;)
  10. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    When I've done basketball polls in the past, I've always voted based on how I think teams will finish. Isn't that also the point of preseason All-American teams?
  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Gotta parrot Colin Cowherd here: Iowa's schedule is cake; they'll finish in the Top 5.
  12. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Good point. Besides, I lost what little respect I had for the coaches' poll when said coaches gave Tom Osborne a retirement present that was worth so much more than just a gold watch in 1997.
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