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A panel of ESPN analysts recently put together a rubric to grade teams on how successful they should be over the next three seasons. They used factors like coaching, current talent, recruiting and schedule to determine who had a good shot to win a national championship. Notre Dame landed at No. 6 in this power ranking system. Alabama was at the top of the list and Michigan was at No. 5
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Which college football programs are most likely to compete for and win championships over the next three seasons? A panel of ESPN college football experts weighs in to determine the top 25 in the College Football Future Power Rankings.
So they put Michigan at #5 when they havent finished that high since 1999...right
Michigan is recruiting exceptionally well, which a lot of this is based on, and Hoke is a damn good coach. I wouldn't have batted an eye if he ended up in South Bend other than I don't want Michigan pedigree's at ND if I don't have to. He did a great job at ball state, and will be battling with urban for Big 10 titles for years to come. I'm happy we won't be playing them.
This isn't a math test, passion has a funny of trumping logic.
Slow down with the "Hoke is a damn good coach" stuff......the jury is absolutely still out on that one.
The top 10 overall is Alabama, Ohio State, LSU, Florida, Michigan, ND, Florida State, Texas A&M, Georgia and Stanford.
If you would have done this list even just two years ago, it would have been incredulous to omit Texas, USC and Oklahoma. But that's the "go with who's hot now" mentality.
In the link below, I can appreciate what Rod Gilmore is talking about with Notre Dame, but I find it odd that he is skeptical of Notre Dame's staying power because of how Kelly and Diaco might soon be gone to the NFL or a head coaching job, respectively, soon. That's fine, but his alma mater Stanford — which does not have a long history of staying power for head coaches — is unrivaled when it comes to being a pipeline for the NFL: John Ralston, Bill Walsh, Rod Dowhower, Dennis Green and, most recently, Jim Harbaugh. David Shaw could fit that mold too.
Heck, even Ty WIllingham used Stanford as a stepping stone for Notre Dame.
Does anyone have the full list to post? I dont want to waste money subscribing to the ESPN SEC propaganda machine.
In your opinion. In the majority of non ND fans who seem to care about michigan more than their own team, he's a damn good coach.
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