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Guess What? ND's Vaunted Schedule Is Actually Easier Than Advertised
Don't let the title fool you, I think the Fighting Irish are a hell of a football team. They've taken care of business and beaten every team that's stood before them...
It took a little research and this may be over simplifying things a bit, but the won/loss records of the opponents of the top teams are as follows.....Bama: 35-29, ND:40-25,
KSU:32-31, and Oregon: 30-35. And they are going to make a fuss over ND's schedule? And the schedules of Bama, Oregon, and KSU don't even take into account the woeful pitiful early season opponents that they were matched up against. Opponents that padded the wins and national stats of these top teams. The common opponent of ND and KSU was Okla and ND by far had the better game against the Sooners. When I heard Brock Huard of ESPN downplay the win over Okla by saying that perhaps the Sooners aren't as good as anybody thought, that pretty much sealed their fate with me as "experts" and "true college football analysts". I'm done with the media.
But Alabama plays in the SEC....the only conference that has good teams in it and NFL type players yada yada yada
I get so sick of seeing SEC teams lose and stay in the top 10....that guarantees an SEC team will stay in the top 2 come BCS time...makes their SOS better because everyone they play in conference is ranked in top 10.... If you look at the SEC's record against other BCS conferences over last 15 years it's about 500....but when you can lose while ranked 4 and only drop to 7 it keeps you in the hunt....If KSU loses, boom, they will drop to 12 or so...if You lose, you'll drop the same...if Bama loses next week to LSU (who couldn't move the ball against Florida, who just got handled by Georgia) they will only fall to #6 or so...
I was watching one of the BCS shows and the panel insists that if Bama loses against LSU, they will not be in the title game because they will not have won their division. There might be an SEC backlash brewing.
I will believe that when I see it.... IF they only drop to #5, and 3 teams above them lose somewhere to finish the season, they'll be bumped right back up to top 2...
This post was edited by RoboBuckeye 18 months ago
This is unbelievable. I was watching one of the many BCS shows and they talked about the next four weeks. They ripped ND for having to play BC and Wake but said nothing about Bama playing one of the worst programs in college football (Western Carolina). They were thrilled and overjoyed at Oregon's 61 points aginst USC but said that an Irish win over USC would not have the same flair because USC is not that good this year. Oregon is 50 in total defense but the scribes feel it is good enough to beat a SEC program.They have already decreed the title game will be Ore/Bama. KSU and ND are both playing for the highly prized and more entertaining runner up bowl.
You also get a thumbs up Ween.
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