1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

New AP Poll Out - Texas new #1

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by King of 40 Acres, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. King of 40 Acres

    King of 40 Acres Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Messages:
    3,645
    Likes Received:
    225
    AP Poll

    AP Top 25
    1. Texas (39) 6-0 1,599
    2. Alabama (26) 6-0 1,582
    3. Penn State 7-0 1,492
    4. Oklahoma 5-1 1,306
    5. Florida 5-1 1,284
    6. USC 4-1 1,247
    7. Texas Tech 6-0 1,210
    8. Oklahoma State 6-0 1,184
    9. Brigham Young 6-0 1,131
    10. Georgia 5-1 1,081
    11. Missouri 5-1 984
    12. Ohio State 6-1 908
    13. LSU 4-1 893
    14. Utah 7-0 834
    15. Boise State 5-0 714
    16. Kansas 5-1 620
    17. Virginia Tech 5-1 540
    18. North Carolina 5-1 416
    19. South Florida 5-1 397
    20. Michigan State 6-1 371
    21. Wake Forest 4-1 330
    22. Vanderbilt 5-1 258
    23. Pittsburgh 4-1 182
    24. Ball State 7-0 166
    25. California 4-1 115
    Others Receiving Votes
    Tulsa 84, TCU 61, Minnesota 48, Florida State 38, Georgia Tech 25, South Carolina 9, Kentucky 7, Oregon 4, Northwestern 3, Notre Dame 1, Cincinnati 1.
    Dropped From Rankings
    Auburn 20.
     
  2. TexasFight

    TexasFight Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,813
    Likes Received:
    83
    I am scared that I am having one of the best dreams of my life and I'm about to hear the alarm clock wake me up and it will be Saturday morning - before the RRS kickoff...
     
  3. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2002
    Messages:
    43,426
    Likes Received:
    25,471
    Big 12 is a beast so far this year.
     
  4. Kam

    Kam Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2002
    Messages:
    30,454
    Likes Received:
    1,279
    GO BALL STATE GO!!!



    Make your MOST FAMOUS alumni proud.





    picture too big.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. RocketsPimp

    RocketsPimp Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 1999
    Messages:
    13,808
    Likes Received:
    192
    And Penn State at #3! I must be dreaming.
     
  6. ima_drummer2k

    ima_drummer2k Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Messages:
    34,523
    Likes Received:
    5,042
    Big 12 with half of it's teams in the Top 20. :eek:
     
  7. The Cat

    The Cat Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2000
    Messages:
    20,687
    Likes Received:
    4,575
    Ah, the power of media bias.

    USC loses (and generally was blown out) against a mediocre Oregon State squad, and they're No. 6. Florida loses to a bad Ole Miss team at home, and they're No. 5. We lose to the No. 8 team in the country... and we're No. 11. Words can't describe the lack of logic there. Not that I didn't expect it, but it's still bull****.
     
  8. rodrick_98

    rodrick_98 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2000
    Messages:
    4,362
    Likes Received:
    6

    won't strength of schedule will help when the BCS rankings come out.
     
  9. The Cat

    The Cat Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2000
    Messages:
    20,687
    Likes Received:
    4,575
    Right, but it only accounts for 33 percent... human voters (biased) make up the other 2/3. Even if we win this week, I wouldn't be surprised if we're still behind Texas. Hope I'm wrong.
     
  10. jasonemilio

    jasonemilio Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    4,404
    Likes Received:
    48
    We're #8 baby!!! We're bonafide men now :cool:


    (Okay no more "The rant" references from me now, and nor should anyone else)
     
  11. Major

    Major Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 1999
    Messages:
    36,966
    Likes Received:
    7,552
    It's not just about losses. USC and Florida also have big wins against Ohio State and LSU - Missouri does not have a win of that quality. The closest is Illinois, who's now 3-3.

    Missouri was #2/3 in the country last week, higher than all the other undefeated teams except OU. It's not media bias that hurt them - it's the fact they haven't beaten anyone.
     
  12. Ziggy

    Ziggy 99ers STAND BY
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    32,716
    Likes Received:
    8,131
    Big 12... As a whole... Has completely forgotten how to play defense. The SEC is gonna teach them what happens to a shotgun set when they meet in a bowl game. And Colt McCoy will get to experience what a real late hit feels like.
     
  13. Major

    Major Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 1999
    Messages:
    36,966
    Likes Received:
    7,552
    LSU just gave up 50 pts to Florida. Georgia gave up 30+ in a half to Alabama. Those SEC defenses are benefitting from facing inconsistent offenses. When the offices play well, they've been getting shredded too.
     
  14. DaDakota

    DaDakota Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 1999
    Messages:
    108,757
    Likes Received:
    12,443

    The SEC is overated.

    DD
     
  15. The Cat

    The Cat Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2000
    Messages:
    20,687
    Likes Received:
    4,575
    I'd be willing to bet anyone on this board any amount they want (tip jar bet, anyone?) that if Missouri wins this week, they won't jump either USC or Florida. Even though in that scenario, Mizzou would have the most impressive win period -- on the road at #1.

    The only reason Missouri was 2/3 was because everyone had lost except for teams like Alabama and LSU, who most people know aren't serious contenders. In the preseason, as well as now, people have Florida and USC ahead because of the names on the front of the jerseys. And when we win in six days, they'll still be ahead.
     
  16. DaDakota

    DaDakota Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 1999
    Messages:
    108,757
    Likes Received:
    12,443
    Mizzou? Mizzou?

    Are you kidding me?

    You should be happy that football even matters for Mizzou these days.....

    They have not proven anything......if they beat Texas, then we shall talk, but they just got punked by an average OSU team.

    Mizzou......the show me team......

    Come on Cat....they deserve to be where they are.......they were overated at number 3......

    DD
     
  17. The Cat

    The Cat Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2000
    Messages:
    20,687
    Likes Received:
    4,575
    I'll agree -- all my talk is based on my expectation that we'll beat Texas in six days. If we don't, it's irrelevant. But based on how polls usually move, I don't think we'll be in the same class as USC/Florida, even if we take care of business.
     
  18. Ziggy

    Ziggy 99ers STAND BY
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    32,716
    Likes Received:
    8,131
    Big 12 is overrated. Offenses are blinding everyone. They have the top QBs in college football. Few of which are getting NFL scouts excited. The best one is Freeman from KSU and nobody even mentions him. Because those style offenses can't get it done against real competition. Does anyone realize Chase Coffman lines up in the slot every down? How is that a tight end?

    Sadly the league is gonna get exposed. See TT vs Alabama in the Cotton Bowl for reference. Kentucky would hold Tech under 17. And Stoops blows bowl games like its his job.
     
  19. The Cat

    The Cat Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2000
    Messages:
    20,687
    Likes Received:
    4,575
    Why are you going back three seasons? It would seem that to judge the current crop of teams, last season would be more relevant. See Missouri vs. Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl for reference.
     
  20. jasonemilio

    jasonemilio Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    4,404
    Likes Received:
    48

    Dude Mizzou would give you guys your run for the money, don't discredit them just because they lost a very underrated and GOOD OSU team. Did you even watch the game last night DD? Mind you, Zac, Kendall, Dez, and that 6-5 stud at receiver, Damian Davis, are all only SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS (Zac is a junior). Even if you refuse to acknowledge that we're a good team, your coach Mac Brown thinks we're the most underrated team in the Big 12.

    Zac is every bit as good as Colt McCoy and likely a better athlete too (he played receiver in HS).

    Kendall Hunter alone has more than 2/3 of your total combined rushing yards. By himself.

    Dez Bryant, ignored by all the stupid media, is greatly appreciated by insiders and coaches who all say that he is one of the most dangerous receivers in the Big 12-and the nation. And he's only a sophomore.

    Texas is a great team thats very well coach, but don't forget that you guys struggled against us last year. So stop trying to downplay our accomplishments, 'cause you'll see just how good our offense is in two weeks. (But first we gotta take care of Baylor)

    Should be a good game. And don't even try to deny that DD.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now