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Michigan jumps USC

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pringle, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Cal is still ahead of Tennessee.
    Petros Papadakis said last night on Fox that the Big-10 and Pac-10 were the two best conferences in the country, ahead of the SEC. I could buy that if he had used Arkansas as the example, a one-loss team that had taken a Pac-10 whipping, but in no way is Cal a better team than Tennessee.
    I think it is all some master plan to get a Michigan-Ohio State rematch in the championship game. If it is the Buckeyes they'll drop to No. 4, maybe just No. 3, and Michigan would drop to No. 5. Both would be in shouting distance of getting back, all it would take is USC to lose.
    Speaking of one-loss teams that are having some delusions. Arkansas fans are muttering how they have no shot at the BCS title game now. I guess the hardcore fans have blocked out the season-opener to USC, just like their naughty uncle.
     
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Notre Dame boards are ablaze with speculation of how the BCS will "have" to put them in the title game, if there is a logjam of 1-loss teams.

    Oh yeah, they say they want a rematch with Michigan. Yeah, I want a rematch with the kid who beat the shit out of me, stole my money, took my bike, and kissed my girlfriend back in 7th grade, too.

    :eek: :eek: :D :D
     
  3. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Have they started screeching about "anti-Catholicism" yet?
     
  4. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Notre Dame will lose to USC, so no worries there.

    The bigger game -- bigger than OSU-Michigan and Louisville-WVU -- is USC-Cal. If Cal beats USC, then we have a nightmare scenario in which the one-loss SEC champ, one-loss Big 12 champ and the Big East champ (only if its undefeated) are battling for the second spot.
     
  5. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    No nightmare there. You go with Lousivlle, WVU or Rutgers.
     
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    There's no way Rutgers will be able to climb 15 spots, even with wins over two top 10-12 BCS teams.
     
  7. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Every time I think shit can't get worse in relation to determining the college champ, a new season comes along and tops the last.
     
  8. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    If Michigan were to replicate Texas' performance against Ohio State, I would beg to differ on that point.
     
  9. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    I'll be the first to admit I haven't seen much of Michigan this year, but is it really as good as people are suggesting? Because I'm looking at who the Wolverines have played and I'm not terribly impressed.

    /admittedly unimpressed by the Big Ten as a whole, outside of Ohio State
     
  10. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    I give Ohio State much more credit for beating Texas in Austin than Michigan gets for beating the wildly overrated ND. I've got no problem with the Big Ten winner being in the BCS title game. But to say the loser deserves to be in is a little ridiculous, IMO.
     
  11. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    As has been pointed out by fellow Wolverine fans, the reason the scores aren't lopsided is because Lloyd Carr is the most conservative coach in the country by 100 miles. He will take absolutely no chances whatsoever in nine out of 10 games when he has a two touchdown lead with like 15 minutes left in the game. He'll sit on the ball and play to a stalemate. And keep in mind against two quality opponents -- Iowa and Penn State -- they were without Manningham. The Michigan defense has been flat dominant this season. It will be very interesting how the do against Ohio State.
     
  12. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Texas with a freshman quarterback starting his second game? No way. Michigan's win was more impressive, though Notre Dame has obviously shown since then that they have a few standouts surrounded by MAC players.
     
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