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this is a discussion within the College Community Forum; Can someone - for the love of gawd - explain / justify to me USC's #1 ranking in the AP Poll? The voters are clearly desperate for a non-SEC power school, but is this the best they can do? They ...

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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USC #1 In AP Poll

Can someone - for the love of gawd - explain / justify to me USC's #1 ranking in the AP Poll? The voters are clearly desperate for a non-SEC power school, but is this the best they can do? They weren't even the best PAC 12 team last season!

Doesn't help that USC won't play anyone of consequence until Oregon Nov. 3, which should ensure their fraudulent #1 ranking until then. However, USC often screws up and loses to teams they should crush ... I'm looking at you Oregon State & Arizona State! And of course, USC won't play an SEC team in the regular season.

I'm an unashamed Crimson Tide homer, and I'd have no problem with LSU at #1. Even Oklahoma or Oregon could make a better case than USC. As it stands, the AP voters should be ashamed of themselves. It's sad, pathetic and disgusting.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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Dude, when I see LSU is NOT #1 when the season starts, I know we have a chance of winning it all. If you're a Bama fan, you should feel the same.

How USC? Because they're overhyped and spend tons of time lobbying on ESPN and thru Jim Rome. I have no idea honestly. Recruiting, maybe, but what did they do the past few years to get #1? Zippo.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:15 PM   #3
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I have no idea honestly. Recruiting, maybe, but what did they do the past few years to get #1? Zippo.
Are people aware this team is coached by LANE KIFFIN???
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:24 PM   #4
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Are people aware this team is coached by LANE KIFFIN???
Yeah, Lane "I quit in the middle of contracts to go other teams" Kiffin.
That's him.

BTW, he didn't do squat in Tennessee. If you're a Tennessee fan, you probably don't know how to take that. Like he left the Vols for another football program that ended up on probe.

...Any departure from most respectable SEC teams for the Pac 12 is embarrassing to start with.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:30 PM   #5
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...Any departure from most respectable SEC teams for the Pac 12 is embarrassing to start with.
Oh, I totally think SOME coaches ... cough-Urban Meyer-cough ... flee the SEC because they can't hack it with the big boys. Kiffin fits the bill.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:36 AM   #6
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Oh, I totally think SOME coaches ... cough-Urban Meyer-cough ... flee the SEC because they can't hack it with the big boys. Kiffin fits the bill.
Totally. Some like Spurrier can't function anywhere else.
Coaching in the SEC requires extreme stress management skills.
That's also why some coaches were recycled like Tubberville and Houston Nutt; I don't think the many coaches can hack it.
Also, you're right, the SEC almost KILLED Urban Meyer... literally!
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Poll schmoll! Dem Tigers will still hoist that crystal football!
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:37 AM   #8
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Westcoast media and SEC bias.

That said, their schedule is a cakewalk. Andrew Luck and Nick Foles went pro. With that crap defenses and the best quarterback wide receiver combos in the nation, if they don't go unbeaten playing in the Pac-12, they should be embarassed.

It's okay. They'll choke... they always do.
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Originally Posted by mutineer10 View Post
Oh, I totally think SOME coaches ... cough-Urban Meyer-cough ... flee the SEC because they can't hack it with the big boys. Kiffin fits the bill.
Hard to say Urban couldn't handle the SEC, I mean he did win a couple National Championships...

...and this is coming from a UGA alum, so I'm saying that between tightly clenched teeth


On another note I think the press needed their fix of USC hype b/c since Pete C left they've kinda sucked the dangle. I hope they crash and burn, never been a fan of theirs
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:12 PM   #10
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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.
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