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  1. 01 Aug '08 12:24
    Preseason poll

    Rank Team (first-place votes) Record Points Final 2007 rankings
    1. Georgia (22) 11-2 1,438 3
    2. Southern California (14) 11-2 1,430 2
    3. Ohio State (14) 11-2 1,392 4
    4. Oklahoma (3) 11-3 1,329 8
    5. Florida (5) 9-4 1,293 16
    6. LSU (3) 12-2 1,163 1
    7. Missouri 12-2 1,143 5
    8. West Virginia 11-2 1,008 6
    9. Clemson 9-4 999 22
    10. Texas 10-3 979 10
    11. Auburn 9-4 888 14t
    12. Wisconsin 9-4 747 21
    13. Kansas 12-1 714 7
    14. Texas Tech 9-4 644 23
    15. Virginia Tech 11-3 568 9
    16. Arizona State 10-3 560 13
    17. Brigham Young 11-2 547 14t
    18. Tennessee 10-4 506 12
    19. Illinois 9-4 422 18
    20. Oregon 9-4 399 24
    21. South Florida 9-4 350 NR
    22. Penn State 9-4 313 25
    23. Wake Forest 9-4 203 NR
    24. Michigan 9-4 112 19
    25. Fresno State 9-4 91 NR

    Others receiving votes

    Alabama (7-6) 83; South Carolina (6-6) 64; Utah (9-4) 60; Florida State (7-6) 53; Rutgers (8-5) 53; Boston College (11-3) 47; California (7-6) 41; Pittsburgh (5-7) 34; Boise State (10-3) 25; Oregon State (9-4) 23; Nebraska (5-7) 17; Cincinnati (10-3) 13; Virginia (9-4) 12; Connecticut (9-4) 9; Michigan State (7-6) 9; Mississippi State (8-5) 6; Kentucky (8-5) 5; Notre Dame (3-9) 5; TCU (8-5) 5; Maryland (6-7) 4; North Carolina (4-8) 3; Texas A&M (7-6) 3; UCLA (6-7) 3; Central Florida (10-4) 2; Georgia Tech (7-6) 2; Louisville (6-6) 2; Arizona (5-7) 1; Colorado (6-7) 1; Oklahoma State (7-6) 1; Tulsa (10-4) 1.
  2. 01 Aug '08 12:53
    As much as I like college football it is tough for me to look at a poll and feel it deserves any importance when nothing that counts has occurred yet.
  3. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    01 Aug '08 17:27
    Originally posted by myteamtrulystinks
    As much as I like college football it is tough for me to look at a poll and feel it deserves any importance when nothing that counts has occurred yet.
    That is why they call it a "pre-season" poll. It is what prognosticators refer to as taking a look inside the crystal ball, extrapolating the season, and coming up with their best guess at how they will end up.

    In the same vein, are you insinuating that once games have been played, that the pols mysteriously become correct? Do you even think they are ever correct? It is all a popularity contest in the AP. I tend to give a bit more creedence to the coaches poll though. Geez, they quite often botch it AFTER all the games have been completed.
  4. 01 Aug '08 18:28
    Coaches are actually coaching while other teams are playing so I cannot see how they could possibly know what is going on elsewhere. At least writers can watch games.

    But, yeah I do think polls mean more when games are already played. You might disagree with someone's choice, but at least after games are played, a voter might have an on the field reason for why they think a team is better.
  5. 03 Aug '08 00:18
    Pre-season polls are very important. Teams don't move down unless they lose. If a team wants to play for the MNC, then the best case scenerio is to be a pre-season #1 or #2 and have a very easy schedule.
  6. Standard member PocketKings
    Banned from edits
    03 Aug '08 01:18
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Pre-season polls are very important. Teams don't move down unless they lose. If a team wants to play for the MNC, then the best case scenerio is to be a pre-season #1 or #2 and have a very easy schedule.
    Its just a little barometer, only important if your in the top 5. But expect every team to finish in a different spot.
  7. 03 Aug '08 12:19
    If the top 5 teams didn't play each other and they all went undefeated, the positions would not change throughout the season.

    If they did, it would have to be because one team had a clearly more difficult schedule and more clearly dominated its opponents. The higher ranked teams at the beginning of the season have a clear advantage over the teams that are not.

    If three teams went undefeated this year: Georgia, OU and Arizona which team would be left out of the picture?
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    03 Aug '08 18:28
    Originally posted by vacostner
    Preseason poll

    Rank Team (first-place votes) Record Points Final 2007 rankings
    1. Georgia (22) 11-2 1,438 3
    2. Southern California (14) 11-2 1,430 2
    3. Ohio State (14) 11-2 1,392 4
    4. Oklahoma (3) 11-3 1,329 8
    5. Florida (5) 9-4 1,293 16
    6. LSU (3) 12-2 1,163 1
    7. Missouri 12-2 1,143 5
    8. West Virginia 11-2 1,008 6
    9. Clemson 9- ...[text shortened]... ; Louisville (6-6) 2; Arizona (5-7) 1; Colorado (6-7) 1; Oklahoma State (7-6) 1; Tulsa (10-4) 1.
    So, Georgia's favored over the Trojans, eh?

    Man, being on the USC football team must be nice.
  9. 04 Aug '08 03:56
    Five Big 10 schools in the top 25. That's what I like to see. Respect to the one conference that really matters.
  10. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    04 Aug '08 03:59
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Five Big 10 schools in the top 25. That's what I like to see. Respect to the one conference that really matters.
    LMAO!! How many years in a row does this conference have to get mashed in the bowls before you Corn and Rust Belt boys understand that your glory days were 50 years ago?
  11. 04 Aug '08 13:01
    How many years? About the same as the number of years Keith Jackson can keep pumping the conference from the booth.

    But hey, I'm hoping that tOSU is able to dominate the conference for a couple of more years. tOSU is OU's only chance of winning a MNC.

    Boomer Sooner
  12. 05 Aug '08 19:51
    Georgia's schedule is brutal this year- even by SEC standards. They are (after all and for a first) travelling past the Missippi for a non-conference road game.

    Also, Mark Richt gave players extra days off from summer practice, and they celebrate by fighting in a bar. Not sure what to make of that.
    Is or is it not a good sign that your team is violent?
  13. 05 Aug '08 20:34
    Having a violent/aggressive team is a definite plus in football. Football is a violent/aggressive game.
  14. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    05 Aug '08 22:14
    Originally posted by Eladar
    How many years? About the same as the number of years Keith Jackson can keep pumping the conference from the booth.

    But hey, I'm hoping that tOSU is able to dominate the conference for a couple of more years. tOSU is OU's only chance of winning a MNC.

    Boomer Sooner
    Aaaah yes, the Sooners...."the best Texans money can buy." The only reason the entire state of Texas doesn't float off into the Gulf of Mexico is because oklahoma sucks!!
  15. Subscriber SmookieP
    Lead, Follow, or..
    06 Aug '08 04:36
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Five Big 10 schools in the top 25. That's what I like to see. Respect to the one conference that really matters.
    I hope you're being sarcastic!