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DaKCMan AP
08-06-2010, 09:53 AM
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="inside-copy" colspan="6">Aug. 6
2010 preseason poll

</td> </tr> <tr valign="center"> <td class="inside-copy" width="45"> Rank
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242">Team (first-place votes)</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 2009 record
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> Points
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> Final 2009 rank
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 1.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242"> Alabama (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/sec/alabama.htm) (55)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 14-0
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 1,469
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 1
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 2.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242"> Ohio State (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/osu.htm) (4)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 11-2
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 1,392
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 5
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45" height="17"> 3.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242" height="17"> Florida (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/sec/florida.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="17"> 13-1
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74" height="17"> 1,245
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="17"> 3
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 4.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242" height="15"> Texas (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/big12/texas.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="15"> 13-1
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 1,240
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 2
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45" height="15"> 5.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242"> Boise State (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/osu.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 14-0
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 1,215
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 4
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 6.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242" height="15"> Virginia Tech (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/acc/vatech.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="15"> 10-3
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74" height="15"> 1,052
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="15"> 10
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 7.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242" height="15"> TCU (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/mwest/tcu.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="15"> 12-1
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 1,051
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 6
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45" height="15"> 8.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242"> Oklahoma (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/big12/oklahoma.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 8-5
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 1,035
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> NR
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45" height="11"> 9.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242">Nebraska (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/big12/nebraska.htm)</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 10-4
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74" height="11"> 1,001
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="11"> 14
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45" height="15"> 10.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242"> Iowa (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/iowa.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 11-2
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 952
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 7
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45" height="15"> 11.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242" height="15">Oregon (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/pac10/oregon.htm)</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="15"> 10-3
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74" height="15"> 940
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="15"> 11
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 12.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242"> Wisconsin (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/footbal/bigten/wisconsin.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 10-3
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74" height="15"> 778
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="15"> 16
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 13.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242"> Miami (Fla.) (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/acc/miami.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 9-4
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 728
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 19
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 14.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242" height="15"> Penn State (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/psu.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="15"> 11-2
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 508
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 8
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 15.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242" height="11"> Pittsburgh (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigeast/pitt.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="11"> 10-3
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 492
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 15
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45" height="13"> 16.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242"> LSU (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/sec/lsu.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 9-4
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 476
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 17
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45" height="15"> 17.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242" height="17">Georgia Tech (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/acc/gatech.htm)</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="17"> 11-3
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74" height="17"> 455
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="17"> 13
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 18.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242">North Carolina (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/acc/unc.htm)</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 8-5
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 445
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> NR
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45" height="15"> 19.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242"> Arkansas (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/sec/arkansas.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 8-5
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 438
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> NR
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 20.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242" height="15"> Florida State (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/acc/fsu.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="15"> 7-6
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74" height="15"> 374
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> NR
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45" height="14"> 21.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242">Georgia (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/sec/georgia.htm)</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 8-5
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 312
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> NR
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 22.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242">Oregon State (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/pac10/osu.htm)</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 8-5
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74" height="14"> 263
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> NR
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45" height="17"> 23.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242"> Auburn (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/sec/auburn.htm)
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 8-5
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 260
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75" height="14"> NR
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 24t.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242">Utah (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/mwest/utah.htm)</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 10-3
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 169
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 18
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="45"> 24t.
</td> <td class="inside-copy" width="242">West Virginia (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigeast/wvu.htm)</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 9-4
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="74"> 169
</td> <td class="inside-copy" align="right" width="75"> 22
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" colspan="5" align="right">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" colspan="6" valign="center" height="15">Others receiving votes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="inside-copy" colspan="6"> Cincinnati (12-1) 135; Houston (10-4) 76; Brigham Young (11-2) 66; Arizona (8-5) 65; Mississippi (9-4) 48; Clemson (9-5) 44; Stanford (8-5) 41; Connecticut (8-5) 40; Notre Dame (6-6) 38; South Carolina (7-6) 38; Washington (5-7) 26; Missouri (8-5) 23; Navy (10-4) 12; Oklahoma State (9-4) 11; Boston College (8-5) 10; Michigan State (6-7) 10; Arizona State (4-8) 6; California (8-5) 6; Texas Tech (9-4) 5; South Florida (8-5) 4; Texas A&M (6-7) 3; Northwestern (8-5) 2; Temple (9-4) 2; Central Michigan (12-2) 1; Mississippi State (5-7) 1; Nevada (8-5) 1; Northern Illinois (7-6) 1; Southern Methodist (8-5) 1.</td></tr></tbody></table>

Sam Hall
08-06-2010, 09:55 AM
So much for Nebraska being irrelevant:)

Pestilence
08-06-2010, 09:55 AM
Where's Notre Dame? :D

Mile High Mania
08-06-2010, 09:58 AM
Go HOGS!

ChiTown
08-06-2010, 09:59 AM
So much for Nebraska being irrelevant:)

In all honesty, that ranking is way too high, imo. I bet they finish somewhere between 17-23. Not being a hater, just calling it based on how I see it.

Param
08-06-2010, 10:00 AM
Go Canes!

MOhillbilly
08-06-2010, 10:05 AM
VT is gonna be sick this year.

tymania
08-06-2010, 10:08 AM
In all honesty, that ranking is way too high, imo. I bet they finish somewhere between 17-23. Not being a hater, just calling it based on how I see it.

I am a hater, but in all honesty, my hatred aside, their ranking is too high..

On another note, Oklahoma???? WTF???? they have no business being in the Top 10

tymania
08-06-2010, 10:09 AM
VT is gonna be sick this year.

i bet they lose to Boise St 9/6.... just sayin

DaKCMan AP
08-06-2010, 10:09 AM
VT is gonna be sick this year.

Hopefully VT shuts up the Boise State morons early this year.

MOhillbilly
08-06-2010, 10:20 AM
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vailpass
08-06-2010, 10:23 AM
Iowa ranked too high, makes me nervous...
TCU should be fun to watch this year...
Didn't Oregon lose their QB?.....
Boise returns 21 of 22 starters, hope VT beats them early so we don't have to hear talk of their weak-ass conference and gay blue field...

Come on college football we are ready for you!!

vailpass
08-06-2010, 10:23 AM
Where's Notre Dame? :D

They got Weissed.

beer bacon
08-06-2010, 10:29 AM
No offense to Nebraska or their fans, but they suck balls.

DaKCMan AP
08-06-2010, 10:30 AM
Iowa ranked too high, makes me nervous...
TCU should be fun to watch this year...
Didn't Oregon lose their QB?.....
Boise returns 21 of 22 starters, hope VT beats them early so we don't have to hear talk of their weak-ass conference and gay blue field...

Come on college football we are ready for you!!

Masoli was taken in at Ole Miss.

BWillie
08-06-2010, 10:33 AM
Boise State kinda got screwed. I was expecting to see them 2 or 3.

vailpass
08-06-2010, 10:41 AM
Masoli was taken in at Ole Miss.

Yeah, didn't he got in on some sort of loophole where if a college offers a major your current school doesn't you don't have to sit a year? Now Masoli is something like a Park Ranger major. ROFL

That is why I wonder if Oregon isn't ranked a little too high.

Sam Hall
08-06-2010, 10:48 AM
I'm torn about Nebraska being overrated. I think Nebraska has more talent than any team on its schedule, except Texas. This will also be a season in which few teams across the country will be consistently good. I don't see why Nebraska can't be a factor for a BCS game. Not the national title game, but a BCS game.

tymania
08-06-2010, 10:52 AM
I'm torn about Nebraska being overrated. I think Nebraska has more talent than any team on its schedule, except Texas. This will also be a season in which few teams across the country will be consistently good. I don't see why Nebraska can't be a factor for a BCS game. Not the national title game, but a BCS game.

that would require them to win the Big12... dont see that happening when they lose to texas and make the big12 championship and lose to texas again..

Sam Hall
08-06-2010, 10:55 AM
that would require them to win the Big12... dont see that happening when they lost to texas and make the big12 championship and lose to texas again..

I like our chances against Texas this year. There's more than a little motivation to beat the 'Horns.

teedubya
08-06-2010, 10:56 AM
That would assish if Nebraska won the Big 12 and then left the conference. lol

tymania
08-06-2010, 10:57 AM
I like our chances against Texas this year. There's more than a little motivation to beat the 'Horns.

i have no doubt about the motivation.. i wouldnt be surprised if Nebraska beat them but i dont think Neb has enough offense to do it.. but you never know..
Cant wait for Neb to join a real conference next year!:)

ChiTown
08-06-2010, 10:59 AM
I like our chances against Texas this year. There's more than a little motivation to beat the 'Horns.

There's more than a LITTLE motivation for 10 other B12 teams to beat the crap out of NU.
:D

tymania
08-06-2010, 10:59 AM
Iowa ranked too high, makes me nervous...
TCU should be fun to watch this year...
Didn't Oregon lose their QB?.....
Boise returns 21 of 22 starters, hope VT beats them early so we don't have to hear talk of their weak-ass conference and gay blue field...

Come on college football we are ready for you!!

Iowa ranked high makes me a little nervous too.. they tend to play better as the underdog.. but i have a feeling its gonna be another big year for Iowa.. all their big games are at home.. can you smell roses!?? :)

vailpass
08-06-2010, 11:01 AM
Boise State kinda got screwed. I was expecting to see them 2 or 3.

With this schedule? Top 5 is more than generous.

Mon, Sept 6 vsVirginia Tech
Sat, Sept 18 @Wyoming
Sat, Sept 25 vsOregon State
Sat, Oct 2 @New Mexico State
Sat, Oct 9 vsToledo
Sat, Oct 16 @San Jose
Tue, Oct 26 vsLouisiana Tech
Sat, Nov 6 vsHawaii
Fri, Nov 12 @Idaho
Fri, Nov 19 vsFresno State
Fri, Nov 26 @Nevada
Sat, Dec 4 vsUtah State

Chan93lx50
08-06-2010, 11:03 AM
I can't wait for Nebraska to get a full taste of the Big Ten, its going to be fun! And of course I hope they will be on the receiving end of a few Iowa ass whoopings. Should be a great rivalry.

vailpass
08-06-2010, 11:03 AM
Iowa ranked high makes me a little nervous too.. they tend to play better as the underdog.. but i have a feeling its gonna be another big year for Iowa.. all their big games are at home.. can you smell roses!?? :)

:D Same as every year I'm happy if we have a winning season and make a decent bowl.

Param
08-06-2010, 11:03 AM
With this schedule? Top 5 is more than generous.

Mon, Sept 6 vsVirginia Tech
Sat, Sept 18 @Wyoming
Sat, Sept 25 vsOregon State
Sat, Oct 2 @New Mexico State
Sat, Oct 9 vsToledo
Sat, Oct 16 @San Jose
Tue, Oct 26 vsLouisiana Tech
Sat, Nov 6 vsHawaii
Fri, Nov 12 @Idaho
Fri, Nov 19 vsFresno State
Fri, Nov 26 @Nevada
Sat, Dec 4 vsUtah State

If they somehow beat Vtech, they're going undefeated. Now would this be enough for a title game?

vailpass
08-06-2010, 11:06 AM
I can't wait for Nebraska to get a full taste of the Big Ten, its going to be fun! And of course I hope they will be on the receiving end of a few Iowa ass whoopings. Should be a great rivalry.

IMHO the Huskers fit into the B10 very nicely. As to the Hawks whipping their ass....I've sat in Kinnick and watched Nebraska wax our ass (42-13?) in 99 or 2000 so I'm not gonna' run a lot of smack on that. I agree it should turn into a nice rivalry.

vailpass
08-06-2010, 11:07 AM
If they somehow beat Vtech, they're going undefeated. Now would this be enough for a title game?

With that travesty of a schedule? Hopefully the computers would know better than that as well as the human voters.

58-4ever
08-06-2010, 11:07 AM
i have no doubt about the motivation.. i wouldnt be surprised if Nebraska beat them but i dont think Neb has enough offense to do it.. but you never know..
Cant wait for Neb to join a real conference next year!:)

The Big 10? LMAO

blaise
08-06-2010, 11:08 AM
Les Miles is about to get his ass fired.

kstater
08-06-2010, 11:09 AM
In all honesty, that ranking is way too high, imo. I bet they finish somewhere between 17-23. Not being a hater, just calling it based on how I see it.

Haven't you heard? Losing Suh makes their defense better.

tymania
08-06-2010, 11:10 AM
The Big 10? LMAO

what you an SEC guy?? please dont tell me you think the Big12 as of right now is better than the big 10!?

Fritz88
08-06-2010, 11:12 AM
OU WTF
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DaKCMan AP
08-06-2010, 11:14 AM
Yeah, didn't he got in on some sort of loophole where if a college offers a major your current school doesn't you don't have to sit a year? Now Masoli is something like a Park Ranger major. ROFL

That is why I wonder if Oregon isn't ranked a little too high.

Yeah. I think he had to graduate from Oregon and then enroll in a graduate degree program at Ole Miss that wasn't offered at Oregon.

BWillie
08-06-2010, 11:14 AM
Nebraska is overrated, but they may not lose alot of games so I can see them being ranked that high actually. They get to play against the Big 12 North, who quite frankly, is going to be terrible this year. Kansas sucks. Iowa State sucks. Colorado sucks. K-State sucks. Missouri will probably be okay, but they have alot to work on.

Chocolate Hog
08-06-2010, 11:14 AM
Nebraska in the top 10 where they belong.

vailpass
08-06-2010, 11:16 AM
what you an SEC guy?? please dont tell me you think the Big12 as of right now is better than the big 10!?

IMHO B12 and B10 are both fine conferences. UT is the alpha, OU holds their own and the drop-off is huge from there.
OSU is the B10 alpha, Michigan is usually right there but not lately, then there is a second tier in the B10 that is much better than the B12 second tier.

SEC is top dog.

tymania
08-06-2010, 11:23 AM
IMHO B12 and B10 are both fine conferences. UT is the alpha, OU holds their own and the drop-off is huge from there.
OSU is the B10 alpha, Michigan is usually right there but not lately, then there is a second tier in the B10 that is much better than the B12 second tier.

SEC is top dog.

SEC is top dog, agreed.. but after last year i have to say Big 10 is the #2.. Big 12 outside of Texas OU and Neb there is a HUGE drop off.. Big 10 has OSU, penn st, iowa, Wisc, Michigan(if they ever turn it around) then the drop off from there is not as significant as it is in the big 12.. add Neb to the big ten and have Michigan turn things around.. big ten is the best conference in the country.. Another thing against the big12 NO DEFENSE!! except for a select few teams.. thats my opinion on that matter

BWillie
08-06-2010, 11:27 AM
IMHO the Huskers fit into the B10 very nicely. As to the Hawks whipping their ass....I've sat in Kinnick and watched Nebraska wax our ass (42-13?) in 99 or 2000 so I'm not gonna' run a lot of smack on that. I agree it should turn into a nice rivalry.

As an Iowa fan, I can't wait for Nebraska to play Iowa, but I would rather they stay in the Big 12, and they just play them in a non-conference game. Iowa has some problems recruiting as it is, but once Nebraska is in the Big 10 blueprint they could snag some recruits out of Michigan, PA, Ohio etc that Iowa is used to getting. If a kid can't go to OSU, Michigan, or Penn State...they can now go to another school w/ rich tradition and one that is in the Big 10. I don't think it helps Iowa out at all w/ Nebraska coming to the Big 10.

vailpass
08-06-2010, 11:28 AM
SEC is top dog, agreed.. but after last year i have to say Big 10 is the #2.. Big 12 outside of Texas OU and Neb there is a HUGE drop off.. Big 10 has OSU, penn st, iowa, Wisc, Michigan(if they ever turn it around) then the drop off from there is not as significant as it is in the big 12.. add Neb to the big ten and have Michigan turn things around.. big ten is the best conference in the country.. Another thing against the big12 NO DEFENSE!! except for a select few teams.. thats my opinion on that matter

Agree 100% with your assesment except IMO OU plays a pretty nice D usually and SEC is the best football conference from top to bottom.

As to Michigan: Rodriguez better win or go. I don't like how he runs his show, can see him getting UM into trouble. Michigan being a football power is good for all of the B10 IMHO.

Coogs
08-06-2010, 11:53 AM
Where's Notre Dame? :D

34th? :shrug:

vailpass
08-06-2010, 11:55 AM
As an Iowa fan, I can't wait for Nebraska to play Iowa, but I would rather they stay in the Big 12, and they just play them in a non-conference game. Iowa has some problems recruiting as it is, but once Nebraska is in the Big 10 blueprint they could snag some recruits out of Michigan, PA, Ohio etc that Iowa is used to getting. If a kid can't go to OSU, Michigan, or Penn State...they can now go to another school w/ rich tradition and one that is in the Big 10. I don't think it helps Iowa out at all w/ Nebraska coming to the Big 10.

I can see your point. Wonder where Nebraska recruits from now and if it is that different from what you describe above?

kepp
08-06-2010, 11:58 AM
So much for Nebraska being irrelevant:)

So now preseason polls = relevancy?

kepp
08-06-2010, 12:02 PM
Haven't you heard? Losing Suh makes their defense better.

From what I hear, Crick = Suh X 10!

Sam Hall
08-06-2010, 12:10 PM
Nobody is even remotely saying the Blackshirts won't miss Suh or that Crick is better. Crick is a projected first-round pick, but Suh is the most decorated Blackshirt to ever put on the uniform.

Chocolate Hog
08-06-2010, 12:12 PM
Nobody is even remotely saying the Blackshirts won't miss Suh or that Crick is better. Crick is a projected first-round pick, but Suh is the most decorated Blackshirt to ever put on the uniform.

Suh was the defense!!1!

Sam Hall
08-06-2010, 12:13 PM
So now preseason polls = relevancy?

The fact that we're discussing it means a lot.

ChiTown
08-06-2010, 12:19 PM
As an Iowa fan, I can't wait for Nebraska to play Iowa, but I would rather they stay in the Big 12, and they just play them in a non-conference game. Iowa has some problems recruiting as it is, but once Nebraska is in the Big 10 blueprint they could snag some recruits out of Michigan, PA, Ohio etc that Iowa is used to getting. If a kid can't go to OSU, Michigan, or Penn State...they can now go to another school w/ rich tradition and one that is in the Big 10. I don't think it helps Iowa out at all w/ Nebraska coming to the Big 10.

Iowa Football Fan

Kansas Basketball Fan

You bandwagon much?:evil:

BWillie
08-06-2010, 12:19 PM
Nobody is even remotely saying the Blackshirts won't miss Suh or that Crick is better. Crick is a projected first-round pick, but Suh is the most decorated Blackshirt to ever put on the uniform.

Suh was worth at least 2 games last year for the Fuskers

alanm
08-06-2010, 12:28 PM
I can see your point. Wonder where Nebraska recruits from now and if it is that different from what you describe above?They just snagged another Texan the other day.

vailpass
08-06-2010, 12:31 PM
They just snagged another Texan the other day.

Nebraska? Is Texas a new recruiting ground for them? I can't see how they would not have already been in TX.

Chocolate Hog
08-06-2010, 12:36 PM
They recruit nationally thats why it's funny when people said leaving for the Big 10 would hurt them recruiting yet they've got one of the best classes next year.

Chocolate Hog
08-06-2010, 12:43 PM
http://www.nebraskaredzone.com/images/K5701.jpg

BCD
08-06-2010, 12:44 PM
Wow. You guys are slacking. No ones crying about Ohio St.? :evil:

vailpass
08-06-2010, 12:46 PM
They recruit nationally thats why it's funny when people said leaving for the Big 10 would hurt them recruiting yet they've got one of the best classes next year.

I would certainly think that was the case. BWillie made a good comment that NU being B10 would infringe on some of Iowa's recruiting. Seems like they would both have been fighting at the same trough for years now.
OTOH there will certainly be some increased exposure for NU to kids Iowa is chasing but that will work both ways won't it?

vailpass
08-06-2010, 12:47 PM
http://www.nebraskaredzone.com/images/K5701.jpg

I don't think they got the last name on that shirt quite right.

DaKCMan AP
08-06-2010, 01:01 PM
add Neb to the big ten and have Michigan turn things around.. big ten is the best conference in the country..

SEC is, and would still be, better.

tymania
08-06-2010, 01:01 PM
Wow. You guys are slacking. No ones crying about Ohio St.? :evil:

eh they will lost their share of games... especially the Miami game at the beginning of the season

Pants
08-06-2010, 01:03 PM
I don't think they got the last name on that shirt quite right.

It's all the same to anyone not from Iowa. :)

ohiobronco2
08-06-2010, 01:34 PM
eh they will lost their share of games... especially the Miami game at the beginning of the season

If they lose to Miami I'll eat my shoe. Now, I can see them losing to Iowa, maybe Wisconsin, but that is it.

ohiobronco2
08-06-2010, 01:35 PM
SEC is, and would still be, better.

Of course they will, until the NCAA cracks down on over signing, I'd expect the SEC to continue to be the best.

mlyonsd
08-06-2010, 01:40 PM
If they lose to Miami I'll eat my shoe. Now, I can see them losing to Iowa, maybe Wisconsin, but that is it.

Iowa/OSU game is going to be huge.

tymania
08-06-2010, 02:00 PM
Iowa/OSU game is going to be huge.

i got 40yd line 3rd row seats on iowa's side for that game!! GONNA BE NUTZ!! i hope gameday is there for that game

El Jefe
08-06-2010, 02:07 PM
eh they will lost their share of games... especially the Miami game at the beginning of the season

Hahahaha I stay out of most of these threads, because my Buckeye allegiance gets me in trouble. Your post is hilarious though, Buckeye City will make a run at the title this year.

vailpass
08-06-2010, 02:08 PM
i got 40yd line 3rd row seats on iowa's side for that game!! GONNA BE NUTZ!! i hope gameday is there for that game

It's Kinnick man, EVERY side is the Iowa side :D
:IA:

El Jefe
08-06-2010, 02:08 PM
If they lose to Miami I'll eat my shoe. Now, I can see them losing to Iowa, maybe Wisconsin, but that is it.

Iowa would be a long shot, Wisconsin I don't even view as a threat. Iowa always plays us tough, anybody has a chance, but the Buckeyes are loaded this year.

vailpass
08-06-2010, 02:09 PM
It's all the same to anyone not from Iowa. :)

Undoubtedly this is true although the B12 North should be damn happy it's Iowa State:D

vailpass
08-06-2010, 02:10 PM
Iowa would be a long shot, Wisconsin I don't even view as a threat. Iowa always plays us tough, anybody has a chance, but the Buckeyes are loaded this year.

Yeah OSU looks awful good. Of course they look good every year.
Do the B10 a favor, would you? If you make it to the title game win the goddamn thing.

tymania
08-06-2010, 02:12 PM
Iowa would be a long shot, Wisconsin I don't even view as a threat. Iowa always plays us tough, anybody has a chance, but the Buckeyes are loaded this year.

it all falls on pryor's shoulders though... is he going to be the guy from the rose bowl?? or the guy from the purdue game?? or the Wisc game??(5 of 13)... i take a mix a of both.. OSU goes 9-3 this year.. sorry!:D

tymania
08-06-2010, 02:13 PM
It's Kinnick man, EVERY side is the Iowa side :D
:IA:

this is very true.. but its 10 times better sitting behind the Iowa bench.. So awesome

BWillie
08-06-2010, 02:18 PM
i got 40yd line 3rd row seats on iowa's side for that game!! GONNA BE NUTZ!! i hope gameday is there for that game

Nice! I'll be sitting in the damn OSU section as an Iowa Fan. My buddy can get me free tix (he's a buckeye alumn) or so he claims at this point

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-06-2010, 02:29 PM
No KU or MU; in the name of balance, I can live with this.

El Jefe
08-06-2010, 02:30 PM
it all falls on pryor's shoulders though... is he going to be the guy from the rose bowl?? or the guy from the purdue game?? or the Wisc game??(5 of 13)... i take a mix a of both.. OSU goes 9-3 this year.. sorry!:D

I do agree somewhat with this sentiment, but I think it falls almost equally on the O-Line, OState is a power running team. If we can dominate the LOS we have the RB's to dominate. I really hope Pryor will continue to develop and improve in the passing game, as long as he doesn't make major mistakes we will be in every game. Our defense is gonna be legit again, and this is the year our offense could rise to the level caliber of our defense. I love playing Iowa, its Big 10 football at it's finest, Iowa always has me holding my breath when we play you guys.

El Jefe
08-06-2010, 02:30 PM
Yeah OSU looks awful good. Of course they look good every year.
Do the B10 a favor, would you? If you make it to the title game win the goddamn thing.

If I see Pryor on campus I will put in a special request lol.

vailpass
08-06-2010, 02:46 PM
If I see Pryor on campus I will put in a special request lol.

All he needs to do is not screw it up and let the rest of the talent take care of things for him.

Param
08-06-2010, 03:07 PM
So now preseason polls = relevancy?

I thought this was the 1st coaches poll. Oh well.

|Zach|
08-06-2010, 03:09 PM
Is Aubern fielding that strong a team this season? I always like watching them for whatever reason.

Los Pollos Hermanos
08-24-2010, 11:25 AM
I thought this was funny and since I can't start threads this seemed like a good place.

The 2010 Haters Guide to the Top 25 (http://deadspin.com/5620076/the-2010-haters-guide-to-the-top-25)


1. Alabama: Oh hey, look who's numero uno. It's Orange Satan and his little fiefdom of tardbilly mouthbreathers. I liked the Tide much better back in the old days, when Mike DuBose was bending receptionists over his desk. I don't need the state of Alabama to have any pride whatsoever. They should never be allowed to feel good about themselves. What the fuck do you half-human mongoloid overall-wearing chimps have to be proud of? Congrats, your team finally won another title last year. That means you are now one year closer to Nick Saban bolting for Michigan and leaving you to pick up the pieces of your pathetic, awful, and empty lives, the kind of pointless existence that makes membership in the Aryan Nation all but an inevitability. And you know Bear Bryant? He's still fucking DEAD. Super dead. Forever. Alabama is America's ass hair.
2. Ohio State: Oh, sweet fucking Jesus, you people again? Haven't you people pissed away enough titles? Shouldn't you be banished to NAIA so that we don't have to see you lose the national title by 47 points to an SEC team? It's because of YOU that people from the South are actually starting to feel good about themselves again. That is crap.
I've been to Columbus. It's the kind of place no one would ever live voluntarily. You either live there because you can't afford to live anywhere else, or because the judge put a travel restriction on your DUI probation. Tear the roof off a fucking Houlihan's, expand the size of it to 50 square miles, and that's Columbus. Just one big generic pile of shit. They should have just named it "City."
3. Boise State: America's Sweethearts, my ass. I'll be damned if I'm cheering from some dipshit team from the middle of Idaho. Let me ask you something: If everyone in Idaho died tomorrow, would you care? I mean, just DIED. A virus sweeps across the state and wipes out every last man, woman, and baby. Every Idahoan, dead in a puddle of their own shit and liquefied organs. Would you really give a crap? I say no. Oh, I'd turn on the news and say, "Oh, shit! All the Idaho people are dead. That sucks." Then I'd turn off the TV and eat a box of Teddy Grahams. I'd pretend to care in my mind, so that I wouldn't feel like the really shitty person that I am. But deep down? I wouldn't care. I wouldn't even care if I had relatives living there. If they were living in Idaho, they were probably relatives of mine that were all fucking weird and creepy and lived in a compound. Or they were insufferable outdoorsy assholes. Or they were rich fuckers who skied. Either way, Idaho is pointless.

Los Pollos Hermanos
08-24-2010, 11:25 AM
4-9


4. Florida: I actually bear no ill will to you, Florida. I hope you have a fine season, until October comes around and it's the fourth quarter of a tight game and Urban Meyer's head fucking BLOWS UP all over the sideline. Just a massive explosion that shatters his whole head, sending out little globs of brain and blood all over the Dazzlers. Then the replay gets on the web and they have to interview Tebow at Denver Bronco headquarters and he's all crying and shit because Urban was like a Dad to him and he's saying it's okay because he's home with Jesus now and GAHHH HE SHOULD HAVE JUST QUIT! BUT NOW HE'S DEAD! WHAT WILL HIS KIDS DO NOW? GAHHHHHH!
So I'm looking forward to that. Also, you are pussies. (http://www.nbcdfw.com/blogs/blue-star/Emmitt-Smith-Needlessly-Apologizes-To-UF-Fans-For-Snub-100342109.html)
5. Texas: Oh, you Austinites. So goddamn pleased with yourselves. Ooh, loogit us! We have indie movies and indie music and indie food carts and indie pencils! You know what? I don't like indie things. I don't like Animal Collective. I saw Half Nelson, and it was a piece of shit. I like movies and songs that look and sound like they cost more than four dollars to make. And if they come hipster-free, then all the better. You people are the fucking Williamsburg of Texas, and that isn't a compliment. Though I do like that Sam Acho. It's like his last name is a suffix for all good Latino things: macho, nacho, muchacho, Comacho, borracho… Great name. But you are still ASS.
6. TCU: Every year, TCU plays archrival SMU in a game known as the Battle for the Iron Skillet. Oooh! Hold me back! YOU TALK ABOUT A RIVALRY! I can't wait to see which uptight Christian Texas asshole school this year gets to lay claim to a T-Fal nonstick pan. WHO WILL FRY THE FIRST EGG OF SWEET VICTORY? Count me in!
7. Oklahoma, 8. Nebraska: I don't even know why we bother to differentiate states like Oklahoma from Kansas or Nebraska. Shouldn't these all just be lumped into one giant, shitty state? We don't even have to call it a state. We can just call the US Central Territories. It could appear on maps as a giant black block. Just ignore this section, world. Mind our appearance while we renovate so that it doesn't look like the arid, man-zombie landscape it currently is. We'll replace it with a Michael Kors outlet store by 2015.
9. Iowa: Oh, look! It's the Big Ten's rapiest team! (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/23/iowa.rape.allegations/index.html) No wonder Christian Peter's alma mater wanted to join this conference so very badly. Iowa is the number one producer of corn among all American states. Many of its farmers are heavily subsidized to grow corn, turn that corn into syrup, and then rape every other foodstuff in the grocery store with that syrup so that you and your kids get fatter and fatter and fatter until you look just like everyone who lives in Iowa. Want to know why you can't resist that Mr. Pibb, tubby? FUCK FARMER BOB IS YOUR MAN. I also blame Iowa for Field of Dreams, and all the losers who tell me I don't have a heart if I don't like Field of Dreams. Well, fuck THAT. That movie was gay.


The rest are pretty good too.

Rausch
08-24-2010, 11:30 AM
Is Aubern fielding that strong a team this season? I always like watching them for whatever reason.

One day Bo Jackson will climb out of an Iranian well and lead them back to greatness...

MOhillbilly
08-24-2010, 11:43 AM
Va Tech is gonna roll Boise.

You heard it here 1st.

Chocolate Hog
08-24-2010, 11:50 AM
Va Tech is gonna roll Boise.

You heard it here 1st.

Lets hope so. Boises schedule alone should disqualify them from being in the top 10.

DaKCMan AP
08-24-2010, 11:50 AM
Va Tech is gonna roll Boise.

You heard it here 1st.

That's what I'm hoping for.

vailpass
08-24-2010, 11:59 AM
Va Tech is gonna roll Boise.

You heard it here 1st.

It would certainly be nice to have the Smurf Turfers silenced early. Then again it would be nice to see them make it to the BCS Championship and get absolutely annihilated by a real team like Bama or Florida.

vailpass
08-24-2010, 12:01 PM
Lets hope so. Boises schedule alone should disqualify them from being in the top 10.

I mean seriously...

VA Tech
Wyoming
Oregon State
New Mexico State *
Toledo
San Jose State *
Louisiana Tech *
Hawai'i *
Idaho *
Fresno State *
Nevada *
Utah State *

58-4ever
08-24-2010, 12:11 PM
I mean seriously...

VA Tech
Wyoming
Oregon State
New Mexico State *
Toledo
San Jose State *
Louisiana Tech *
Hawai'i *
Idaho *
Fresno State *
Nevada *
Utah State *

The only thing that I will say in their defense is that elite teams are not exactly jumping at the chance to play them.

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-24-2010, 12:35 PM
2. Ohio State: Oh, sweet fucking Jesus, you people again? Haven't you people pissed away enough titles? Shouldn't you be banished to NAIA so that we don't have to see you lose the national title by 47 points to an SEC team? It's because of YOU that people from the South are actually starting to feel good about themselves again. That is crap.
I've been to Columbus. It's the kind of place no one would ever live voluntarily. You either live there because you can't afford to live anywhere else, or because the judge put a travel restriction on your DUI probation. Tear the roof off a fucking Houlihan's, expand the size of it to 50 square miles, and that's Columbus. Just one big generic pile of shit. They should have just named it "City."


ROFL:clap:

I like this guy. A lot.

DaKCMan AP
08-24-2010, 12:37 PM
The only thing that I will say in their defense is that elite teams are not exactly jumping at the chance to play them.

That's just what the BSU PR team wants you to believe. The truth is that Boise State is demanding much higher payouts than the typical cupcakes that BCS teams schedule and sometimes requiring a home-and-home series. They can't complain about teams not wanting to schedule them while at the same time making demands that those teams are not willing to meet. I heard that Nebraska has/had offered a 3-year series (2 in Lincoln, 1 in Boise) starting in 2015 but the little smurfs haven't accepted.

BWillie
08-24-2010, 02:48 PM
All I know is if nobody goes undefeated except Boise State and TCU, and they play for the National Title. I will laugh my ass off. It will be great hilarious fun shoved up the BCS's asses. Unless Iowa only has one loss, then I will be upset.

vailpass
08-24-2010, 02:49 PM
All I know is if nobody goes undefeated except Boise State and TCU, and they play for the National Title. I will laugh my ass off. It will be great hilarious fun shoved up the BCS's asses. Unless Iowa only has one loss, then I will be upset.

Yes that would surely spell the end of the BCS. No way those two get into the title game, someone would pull some strings or fix something or have someone offed.

Reerun_KC
08-24-2010, 06:40 PM
That's what I'm hoping for.

I think everyone is hoping for that. Boise St destroys the integrity of the BCS system and there isnt one BCS school that wants anything to do with Boise St...

DaKCMan AP
08-24-2010, 07:31 PM
I think everyone is hoping for that. Boise St destroys the integrity of the BCS system and there isnt one BCS school that wants anything to do with Boise St...

Boise State does nothing but serve as a rallying cry for non-power teams who want to play a garbage schedule and waltz to a championship game.

Saul Good
08-24-2010, 08:06 PM
That's just what the BSU PR team wants you to believe. The truth is that Boise State is demanding much higher payouts than the typical cupcakes that BCS teams schedule and sometimes requiring a home-and-home series. They can't complain about teams not wanting to schedule them while at the same time making demands that those teams are not willing to meet. I heard that Nebraska has/had offered a 3-year series (2 in Lincoln, 1 in Boise) starting in 2015 but the little smurfs haven't accepted.

Boise State isn't a typical cupcake team. Why wouldn't they get more? Nebraska should play 2 in Boise.

DaKCMan AP
08-24-2010, 08:19 PM
Boise State isn't a typical cupcake team. Why wouldn't they get more? Nebraska should play 2 in Boise.

Because cupcakes get more $$ to travel than non-cupcakes. When BCS teams play out of conference games they get less $$ than a cupcake gets. Teams pay cupcakes more $$ because it's like buying a win. Boise State can't have it both ways. They can't claim to be one of the 'big boy's' and demand the pay of a 'cupcake'.

Dylan
08-24-2010, 08:27 PM
Where's the NFL coaches pole? http://planetsmilies.net/not-tagged-smiley-3587.gif

Saul Good
08-24-2010, 08:29 PM
Because cupcakes get more $$ to travel than non-cupcakes. When BCS teams play out of conference games they get less $$ than a cupcake gets. Teams pay cupcakes more $$ because it's like buying a win. Boise State can't have it both ways. They can't claim to be one of the 'big boy's' and demand the pay of a 'cupcake'.

They get more to travel because they don't get a home game in return. Boise should either get equal home games or more $$$.

DaKCMan AP
08-24-2010, 08:34 PM
They get more to travel because they don't get a home game in return. Boise should either get equal home games or more $$$.

Big boy teams don't get as much money as cupcakes. For example, in 2008 Virginia Tech traveled to Nebraska. Nebraska paid VT $300,000. San Jose State and Western Michigan also traveled to Nebraska, but each of them got $800,000.

I can give you countless examples of how big boy teams don't get the same $$ as cupcakes.

Boise State can't ask for more money and then claim to be a big boy.

Bambi
08-24-2010, 09:03 PM
Kinda hard to say who's going to be great this year. With all the QB turnover it's kind of a toss up. I think the AP got #1 and #2 right but after that who knows.

There's always a good 5-6 loss team or two in the top ten to start every year. Wonder who it's going to be this season.