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    There was a shake-up in the top 10 rankings, this week as Oregon got throttled by Utah (I've long felt the Pac-10 was over-rated) and Michigan St, was pounded by Ohio St.

    Of course, my team is Notre Dame. I was there, my Freshman year, when our 3rd string QB, Joe Montana led us to a big Cotton Bowl victory over the Earl Campbell led Longhorns for the 1977 NCAA Championship. One ranking has ND number 5, but my guess is the "committee" will come out with these rankings, tomorrow night- with one week to go...

    1. Georga 11-0
    2. Ohio St 10-1
    3. Alabama 10-1
    4. Cincinatti 11-0
    5. Michigan 10-1
    6. Notre Dame 10-1
    7. OK St 10-1
    8. Ole Miss 9-2
    9. Oklahoma 10-1
    10. Baylor 9-2/Oregon 9-2

    Here is how I see it shaking out:
    1. Georgia beats GA Tech and ends up #1 seeded at 12-0.
    2. Ohio St beats Michigan to end up #2 at 11-1.
    3. Alabama almost lost to Arkansas and has a tough game at Auburn. I put this as a toss-up.
    4. Cincy should win at E Carolina on Friday.
    5. Michigan loses to OSU.
    6. Notre Dame wins at Stanford and passes the Michigan-OSU loser who will have 2 loses.
    7. OK St hosts Oklahoma, and the winner might have an outside chance at squeaking in.

    Let's say all this comes true, the rankings before conference championship games might look like this:
    1. Georgia
    2. Ohio St
    3. Alabama
    4. Cincinatti
    5. Notra Dame
    6. OK St.
    7. Ole Miss/Baylor/Oregon/ Mich St.

    The Conference Championship games are not set, but this could be the most likely match-ups:

    SEC Georgia v Alabama
    -If AL loses, they have 2 losses and should be out.
    -If Georgia loses, maybe bot team are in the top 4.

    Big Ten
    The winner of OSU & Mich will play Iowa or Wisconsin
    -I'm assuming OSU or Mich wins and is top 4.

    AAC
    Cincy should play #19 Houston.
    -If Cincy wins, they will be in.
    -If Cincy loses, ND should be in.

    Pac 10
    Oregon will likely get a rematch with Utah
    -If Utah wins, they may sneak in, if there are some upsets.
    -If Oregon wins, no Pac-10 team has a chance.

    Big 12
    OK & OK St are 7-1 in the conference but one will lose, next week. Baylor is 6-2.
    -I'm not sure any Big 12 team makes the top 4, unless some upsets happen.

    I'm hopeful ND makes it. Take care of business at Stanford, and not having a conference championship game should help, as others knock each other off.







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    As usual, the Coaches Poll varies from the AP Poll by a little.

    Both have ND 5th, but I think the College Playoff Committee will put Michigan 5th and ND 6th.

    Both have the to 8 the same, except the Coaches has AL 2nd and Ohio St 3rd. The AP flips them.

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    The new rankings are out, and OK St passed ND to the #5 slot.

    1. GA (plays #3 AL)
    2. MI (plays #13 IA)
    3. AL (plays #1 GA)
    4. CIN (plays #21 Hou)
    5. OK St (plays #9 Baylor)
    6. Notre Dame (no game)

    Notre Dame needs 2 losses by one of 4 teams (#2 to #5 teams) to make the top 4.
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    Seems like nobody else cares about NCAA Football, but me.

    Here's my final rankings for the season:

    1. Alabama 12-1 (Beat #1 GA 45-21, today)
    2. Michigan 12-1 (Beat #13 Iowa 42-3, today)
    3. Georgia 12-1 (Lost to #3 A: 45-21)
    4. Cincinatti 13-0 (Beat #21 Houston 35-20 to go undefeated.)
    5. Notre Dame 11-1 (Needed 2 teams ahead of them to lose, but only #5 OKL St lost)
    6. Ohio State 10-2 (Idle)
    7. Ole Miss 10-2
    8. Baylor 11-2 (Beat #5 OK St.)
    9. Ok St. 11-2 (Lost to #9Baylor)
    10. Mich St 10-2
    11. BYU 10-2
    12. OK 10-2
    13. Utah 10-3
    14. Pitt 10-2
    15. Wake Forset 10-2
    16. Oregon 10-3
    17. Iowa 10-3
    18. NC St 9-3
    19. SD St 11-1
    20. Clemson 9-3

    The FBS might go...
    1. Alabama
    2. Georgia
    3. Michigan
    4. Cincinatti
    5. Notre Dame





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    I used to be interested in US college football, but I finally had my fill of all the corruption. Even if it wasn't for that I think it gets a little boring when it's always dominated by Alabama and the other regulars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    I used to be interested in US college football, but I finally had my fill of all the corruption. Even if it wasn't for that I think it gets a little boring when it's always dominated by Alabama and the other regulars.
    That is annoying.

    The girding of recruits is a messed up system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    That is annoying.

    The girding of recruits is a messed up system.
    At least Clemson, and Ohio State arenít in the top 4 this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    There was a shake-up in the top 10 rankings, this week as Oregon got throttled by Utah (I've long felt the Pac-10 was over-rated) and Michigan St, was pounded by Ohio St.

    Of course, my team is Notre Dame. I was there, my Freshman year, when our 3rd string QB, Joe Montana led us to a big Cotton Bowl victory over the Earl Campbell led Longhorns for the 1977 NCAA Championship. One ranking has ND number 5, but my guess is the "committee" will come out with these rankings, tomorrow night- with one week to go...

    1. Georga 11-0
    2. Ohio St 10-1
    3. Alabama 10-1
    4. Cincinatti 11-0
    5. Michigan 10-1
    6. Notre Dame 10-1
    7. OK St 10-1
    8. Ole Miss 9-2
    9. Oklahoma 10-1
    10. Baylor 9-2/Oregon 9-2

    Here is how I see it shaking out:
    1. Georgia beats GA Tech and ends up #1 seeded at 12-0.
    2. Ohio St beats Michigan to end up #2 at 11-1.
    3. Alabama almost lost to Arkansas and has a tough game at Auburn. I put this as a toss-up.
    4. Cincy should win at E Carolina on Friday.
    5. Michigan loses to OSU.
    6. Notre Dame wins at Stanford and passes the Michigan-OSU loser who will have 2 loses.
    7. OK St hosts Oklahoma, and the winner might have an outside chance at squeaking in.

    Let's say all this comes true, the rankings before conference championship games might look like this:
    1. Georgia
    2. Ohio St
    3. Alabama
    4. Cincinatti
    5. Notra Dame
    6. OK St.
    7. Ole Miss/Baylor/Oregon/ Mich St.

    The Conference Championship games are not set, but this could be the most likely match-ups:

    SEC Georgia v Alabama
    -If AL loses, they have 2 losses and should be out.
    -If Georgia loses, maybe bot team are in the top 4.

    Big Ten
    The winner of OSU & Mich will play Iowa or Wisconsin
    -I'm assuming OSU or Mich wins and is top 4.

    AAC
    Cincy should play #19 Houston.
    -If Cincy wins, they will be in.
    -If Cincy loses, ND should be in.

    Pac 10
    Oregon will likely get a rematch with Utah
    -If Utah wins, they may sneak in, if there are some upsets.
    -If Oregon wins, no Pac-10 team has a chance.

    Big 12
    OK & OK St are 7-1 in the conference but one will lose, next week. Baylor is 6-2.
    -I'm not sure any Big 12 team makes the top 4, unless some upsets happen.

    I'm hopeful ND makes it. Take care of business at Stanford, and not having a conference championship game should help, as others knock each other off.







    ND did not make it, and even though they finished at 11-1 i donít think they were as good as their record indicated. If they would have played the same schedule in previous years as they did this year it would have been a tougher schedule, but a number of the teams were down this year like Wisconsin., and even though they got better as the season went along after they got their O Line straightened out, and better QB play I donít think would have been able to match up with Bama, Georgia, or even the Ohio States of the world. Now they have a new coach who is young, and with no HC experience, which to me is a recipe for disaster. Administration was afraid ND would lose players, and coaches, so they jumped to quick. Next year they have a real tough schedule opening up at Ohio State, so even if Kelly would have stayed I donít think they would have as good a record as in years past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Red View Post
    ND did not make it, and even though they finished at 11-1 i donít think they were as good as their record indicated. If they would have played the same schedule in previous years as they did this year it would have been a tougher schedule, but a number of the teams were down this year like Wisconsin., and even though they got better as the season went along after they got their O Line straightened out, and better QB play I donít think would have been able to match up with Bama, Georgia, or even the Ohio States of the world. Now they have a new coach who is young, and with no HC experience, which to me is a recipe for disaster. Administration was afraid ND would lose players, and coaches, so they jumped to quick. Next year they have a real tough schedule opening up at Ohio State, so even if Kelly would have stayed I donít think they would have as good a record as in years past.
    Agreed.

    We would have been throttled by Alabama in the first round.

    At least, we make a big bowl.

    Fiesta Bowl:
    5 ND vs 9 Okl St

    Rose Bowl
    7 Ohio St vs 10 Utah

    Sugar Bowl
    6 Baylor vs 8 Ole Miss

    Cotton Bowl
    1 AL vs 4 Cin

    Orange Bowl
    2 MI vs 3 GA


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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Agreed.

    We would have been throttled by Alabama in the first round.

    At least, we make a big bowl.

    Fiesta Bowl:
    5 ND vs 9 Okl St

    Rose Bowl
    7 Ohio St vs 10 Utah

    Sugar Bowl
    6 Baylor vs 8 Ole Miss

    Cotton Bowl
    1 AL vs 4 Cin

    Orange Bowl
    2 MI vs 3 GA


    I would have liked to have seen a rematch with Cincinnati though, because I think ND is better now then when the ist time they played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Red View Post
    I would have liked to have seen a rematch with Cincinnati though, because I think ND is better now then when the ist time they played.
    That was our easiest schedule I can remember in a long time.

    Yes, had we played Cincy at the end, we might have been undefeated.

    Opening against Ohio ST, next year under a new coach is going to be super tough.

    We also play Clemson, BYU & Stanford at home and NC and USC away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    That was our easiest schedule I can remember in a long time.

    Yes, had we played Cincy at the end, we might have been undefeated.

    Opening against Ohio ST, next year under a new coach is going to be super tough.

    We also play Clemson, BYU & Stanford at home and NC and USC away.

    A tough schedule with a new HC, a new starting QB, probably a new starting RB, and another revamped O Line is quite a big challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Red View Post
    A tough schedule with a new HC, a new starting QB, probably a new starting RB, and another revamped O Line is quite a big challenge.
    Hamilton, and Williams not playing in Bowl game. Not surprised especially Hamilton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Red View Post
    Hamilton, and Williams not playing in Bowl game. Not surprised especially Hamilton.
    It seems to be the trend, now in the NCAA.

    Sad, but true.
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    Final Rankings for 2021

    ESPN & AP
    1. Georgia
    2. Alabama
    3. Michigan
    4. Cincinatti
    5. Baylor
    6. Ohio St.
    7. OK St.
    8. Notre Dame
    9. Mich. St.
    10 Oklahoma

    USA/Coaches Poll is pending
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