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this is a discussion within the College Community Forum; Originally Posted by Mardigras9 The #1 seed is a kiss of death for USC anyway. Are they even eligible to win it all this year? I thought their suspensions were still in place. Unless I'm mistaken, this is their first ...

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #11
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The #1 seed is a kiss of death for USC anyway. Are they even eligible to win it all this year? I thought their suspensions were still in place.
Unless I'm mistaken, this is their first season back to postseason eligibility. I think they still have a few scholarship restrictions, but that's about it.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:01 PM   #12
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Can someone - for the love of gawd - explain / justify to me USC's #1 ranking in the AP Poll?
I think the problem with these polls is that they don't vote based on who they think the strongest team is, they vote based on who they think will end up going undefeated.

No one in their right mind would think that USC is better than Alabama or LSU, but USC may end up undefeated (in the regular season) and LSU/Alabama have a greater likelyhood of losing 1 game along the way.

Listen to these guys explain their reasonings and you'll hear how they don't think Team A can win it all because of their tough schedule. Thats not how teams should be ranked at all.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:36 PM   #13
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Hey where's UConn ?
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Does the new playoff format start this year?.
4 teams really wasn't enough,should have been 8/16 or the same as the NFL playoffs with the wild cards decided by the rankings.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:35 AM   #15
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USC was number #6 last year, and returned Barkley, two 1000 yard receivers and two 1000 yard rushers, so I can see why they were voted #1

After watching both games last night, Bama is clearly better
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Bama showed who the REAL #1 team in the land is last night.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:45 PM   #17
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Bama showed who the REAL #1 team in the land is last night.
I didn't like the playcalling in the 2nd half. If you're gaining 6 to 8 yards every time you run the ball, why throw 3 straight incompletions to kill a drive just out of FG range.

McCarron looks good at times, but he often disappears late in games. I seldom see him turn it back on after a couple bad series.

But all in all, I think they'd beat the hell out of USC. The only real comp I see is LSU, or an upset if we play our C-game, which can happen to any team.
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