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Old 09-21-2003, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default Something to ponder....

Here are the remaining schedules of the top 17 (coaches poll) teams with basic analysis of each. At the end I give you something to ponder.

1. Oklahoma (4-0)

October 4 at Iowa State
October 11 at No. 13 Texas
October 18 Missouri
October 25 at Colorado
November 1 Oklahoma State
November 8 No. 20 Texas A&M
November 15 Baylor
November 22 at Texas Tech

I expet them to lose to someone, but would not be suprised if 13-0

2. Miami (4-0)

October 2 West Virginia
October 11 at No. 9 Florida State
October 18 Temple
November 1 at No. 8 Virginia Tech
November 8 No. 12 Tennessee
November 15 Syracuse
November 22 Rutgers
November 29 at No. 11 Pittsburgh

I think they will lose at least one game to either FSU, VT, Tenn, or Pitt.

3. USC (3-0)

September 27 at California
October 4 at No. 16 Arizona State
October 11 Stanford
October 18 at No. 23 Notre Dame
October 25 at No. 21 Washington
November 1 No. 25 Washington State
November 15 at Arizona
November 22 UCLA
December 6 Oregon State

I really dont think it is possible for them to run the table with this schedule.

4. Ohio State (4-0)

September 27 Northwestern
October 11 at Wisconsin
October 18 No. 14 Iowa
October 25 at Indiana
November 1 at Penn State
November 8 Michigan State
November 15 Purdue
November 22 at No. 5 Michigan

Perhaps the most feasible undefeated out of the top 5 based on schedule, but it wont happen.

5. Virginia Tech (3-0)

September 27 Connecticut
October 4 at Rutgers
October 11 Syracuse
October 22 at West Virginia
November 1 No. 2 Miami
November 8 at No. 11 Pittsburgh
November 15 at Temple
November 22 Boston College
November 29 at Virginia

I dont see them beating both miami and pittsburgh back to back.

6. FSU (4-0)

September 27 at Duke 7:00 PM ET -
October 11 No. 2 Miami TBA -
October 18 at Virginia TBA -
October 25 Wake Forest TBA -
November 1 at No. 23 Notre Dame 2:30 PM ET -
November 8 at Clemson TBA -
November 15 N.C. State TBA -
November 29 at No. 17 Florida 3:30 PM ET -

Will have at least 2 losses out of the 4 games against Miami, ND, NC St, and Florida. Drop out of top 15

7. LSU (4-0)

September 27 at Mississippi St. 9:00 PM ET -
October 11 No. 17 Florida 8:00 PM ET -
October 18 at South Carolina TBA -
October 25 Auburn 7:45 PM ET -
November 1 Louisiana Tech 8:00 PM ET -
November 15 at Alabama TBA -
November 22 at Mississippi 2:00 PM ET -
November 28 No. 18 Arkansas 2:30 PM ET -

Good team, but will lose at least one of these and will lose to tenn in SEC champ game.

8. Tennessee (3-0)

September 27 South Carolina 7:45 PM ET -
October 4 at Auburn TBA -
October 11 No. 7 Georgia TBA -
October 25 at Alabama TBA -
November 1 Duke 4:00 PM ET -
November 8 at No. 2 Miami TBA -
November 15 Mississippi St. TBA -
November 22 Vanderbilt TBA -
November 29 at Kentucky TBA -

I think they will go (11-2) SEC champs, BCS bid.

9. Iowa (4-0)

September 27 at Michigan State 12:00 PM ET -
October 4 No. 5 Michigan 3:30 PM ET -
October 18 at No. 4 Ohio State 3:30 PM ET -
October 25 Penn State TBA -
November 1 Illinois TBA -
November 8 at Purdue TBA -
November 15 No. 24 Minnesota TBA -
November 22 at Wisconsin TBA -

Will lose 2 out of next 3 games. Finish season out of top 20.

10. Michigan (3-1)

September 27 Indiana 12:00 PM ET -
October 4 at No. 14 Iowa 3:30 PM ET -
October 11 at No. 24 Minnesota TBA -
October 18 Illinois 12:00 PM ET -
October 25 Purdue TBA -
November 1 at Michigan State TBA -
November 15 at Northwestern TBA -
November 22 No. 4 Ohio State 12:00 PM ET -

10-2 season. finish about 8-12th.

11. Nebraska (3-0)

September 25 at Southern Miss 7:30 PM ET -
October 4 Troy State TBA -
October 11 at Missouri TBA -
October 18 No. 20 Texas A&M TBA -
October 25 Iowa State TBA -
November 1 at No. 13 Texas TBA -
November 8 at Kansas TBA -
November 15 No. 6 Kansas State TBA -
November 28 at Colorado 12:00 PM ET -

Last years team will reappear when the schedule actually gets tough. Out of top 20.

12. Georgia (3-1)

October 4 Alabama TBA -
October 11 at No. 12 Tennessee TBA -
October 18 at Vanderbilt 2:00 PM ET -
October 25 UAB 1:00 PM ET -
November 1 at No. 17 Florida TBA -
November 15 Auburn TBA -
November 22 Kentucky TBA -
November 29 at Georgia Tech TBA -

Will lose at least one more, probably 2.

13. Texas (3-1)

September 27 Tulane 7:00 PM ET -
October 4 No. 6 Kansas State TBA -
October 11 No. 1 Oklahoma TBA -
October 18 at Iowa State TBA -
October 25 at Baylor 7:00 PM ET -
November 1 No. 15 Nebraska TBA -
November 8 at Oklahoma State TBA -
November 15 Texas Tech TBA -
November 28 at No. 20 Texas A&M 3:30 PM ET -

Not thier season (again). Could upset OU, but follow it up with a bad loss to Tech or A&M. End up with 3 losses.

14. Arkansas (3-0)

September 27 at Alabama 3:30 PM ET -
October 11 Auburn TBA -
October 18 No. 17 Florida TBA -
October 25 at Mississippi 2:00 PM ET -
November 1 at Kentucky TBA -
November 6 South Carolina 7:30 PM ET -
November 15 New Mexico State 2:00 PM ET -
November 22 Mississippi St. TBA -
November 28 at No. 10 LSU 2:30 PM ET -

Texas game will be highlight of thier season. 3 losses.

15. Oregon (4-0)

September 27 No. 25 Washington State 3:30 PM ET -
October 3 at Utah 10:00 PM ET -
October 11 at No. 16 Arizona State TBA -
October 25 Stanford 3:30 PM ET -
November 1 at No. 21 Washington 10:00 PM ET -
November 8 California 3:30 PM ET -
November 15 at UCLA TBA -
November 22 Oregon State 3:30 PM ET -

good team, tough schedule. Will lose a few of thier tough away games. Hard to run the table with this schedule.

16. K State (4-1)

October 4 at No. 13 Texas TBA -
October 11 at Oklahoma State TBA -
October 18 Colorado TBA -
October 25 Kansas TBA -
November 1 Baylor TBA -
November 8 at Iowa State TBA -
November 15 at No. 15 Nebraska TBA -
November 22 Missouri TBA -


not the team people thought they were. wont crack the top ten, even with a win vs. texas.

17. TCU (3-0)

September 27 at Arizona 10:00 PM ET -
October 4 Army 7:00 PM ET -
October 10 at South Florida 8:00 PM ET -
October 18 UAB 7:00 PM ET -
October 25 at Houston 8:00 PM ET -
November 5 Louisville 7:30 PM ET -
November 15 Cincinnati 3:00 PM ET -
November 20 at Southern Miss 7:30 PM ET -
November 29 at SMU 3:00 PM ET -

OK, OK. So here is the point of this, the longest message ever. TCU is currently ranked 17th. I will not argue the fact that they have a soft schedule, although it was recently released that both Texas and Texas A&M refused to schedule games against TCU this year. I think that with a bit of luck, they can run the table this year. Thier only true tests are going to be against USF, Louisville, and S. Miss. If they continue to win, and go undefeated, they will rise 1.5 places per week (2 some weeks, 1 some weeks) due to the losses of the teams currently ranked ahead of them (see analysis above). With 9 weeks left, that would put them top 5 if they run the table. We all know they wont get that much credit, but 6-8th is realistic if undefeated. When Marshall and Tulane went undefeated they were still ranked in the mid teens. If an undefeated team is ranked in the mid-top 10, in this, a year of controversy over the lack of BCS respect for the mid-majors, I think that they have a legitimate shot, and a right at a BCS bowl. Comments?

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