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revefsreleets
11-11-2008, 07:19 PM
This is it. A few weeks. A handful of meaningful games. This week is pretty tame, but it heats up quickly in the following weeks.

BYU-Utah in the battle of undefeated non-BCS teams that would get killed in a NC game. Still, the winner gets an at-large, so...

Texas Tech-Oklahoma very good match-up...TT winning has the fast track to the NCG if they can get past Missouri in the conference championship game. OU has a harder path.

Florida-SC I'm including this because of the Spurrier factor, but how long can the C ocks get traction out of that? Florida is in the Swamp, too.

Oklahoma-Oklahoma State just a brutal schedule for the Sooners. If they can win out they are the most deserving representative for the big game. Tall task though.

Bama-Auburn Yeah, yeah, Auburn sucks, but this is a rivalry, and Auburn has talent. Alabama is not explosive and the Tigers still play D. Think Auburn wouldn't sell their souls to knock Bama out of the title hunt in the Iron Bowl?

Conference Champs of the SEC and Big 12 will almost certainly be the two teams in the big game. USC is still there, of course, but I don't see that happening.

revefsreleets
11-12-2008, 06:36 PM
This thread seems to be generating about as much excitement as a diet on a fat farm.

Predictions?

Utah over BYU
TT over Oklahoma State
Oklahoma over TT
UF over SC
Upset Special- Bama chokes against Auburn (I only pick this because out of the remaining contenders, the only teams I WANT to see in the NCG are TT and Bama...figure if I pick against them both I have a real chance of maybe seeing that game)

Steeler in Carolina
11-14-2008, 07:50 PM
Utah wins, but BYU is not undefeated. They have 1 loss.

If Oklahoma beats TT, what happens in the Big 12? Somebody gets screwed.

Also, if Florida beats Bama in the SEC title game, a lot of 1 loss teams will be left out.

Steelcitygal87
11-15-2008, 07:36 AM
This thread seems to be generating about as much excitement as a diet on a fat farm.

Predictions?

Utah over BYU
TT over Oklahoma State
Oklahoma over TT
UF over SC
Upset Special- Bama chokes against Auburn (I only pick this because out of the remaining contenders, the only teams I WANT to see in the NCG are TT and Bama...figure if I pick against them both I have a real chance of maybe seeing that game)

My Predictions:

TT over Oklahoma St.
TT over Oklahoma
UF over SC-although SC does have the #3 or 4 ranked defense. The old ball coach is 0-11 in Gainsville.
Bama over Auburn

I don't foresee any teams getting upset. If there was one game I think has the biggest potential for that happening it would be Auburn over Bama. Not only is that such a huge rivalry but the Tigers having a chance to knock off the #1 team...they have got to be chomping at the bit to make that happen! Auburn is going to be so fired up for this game and so intense and I think very focused. And we saw what happened in the Penn State/Iowa game...so anything is possible..

I am not sure who I want to see play in the NCG. TT vs Bama probably would be the best match up. I remember watching ESPN one morning( Mike and Mike) and they had Kirk Herbstreit( sorry if I misspelled that) on and he mentioned he felt the two best teams were Florida and Oklahoma. I am pretty sure it was OK. I know one of them was Florida. I was a little shocked at that. Those are both great teams and very exciting to watch, but I wouldn't put them ahead of TT or Bama or even Texas.

I do know I am going to have fun just sitting back and watching what unfolds :popcorn:...I LOVE college football!


Dawn

Godfather
11-15-2008, 06:23 PM
I hope the gumps and Benenick Arnold lose. I also don't want to see Southern Cal in Miami because I'm sick of the media overrating them.

revefsreleets
11-16-2008, 03:44 PM
Florida is going to destroy Alabama. The Gators are going to be one of the two teams in the NCG. They are playing phenomenal football and at the right time.

I think i have it as Oklahoma and Florida. TT is so powerful offensively though...I don't know...

SteelCityMan786
11-16-2008, 03:58 PM
Florida is going to destroy Alabama. The Gators are going to be one of the two teams in the NCG. They are playing phenomenal football and at the right time.

I think i have it as Oklahoma and Florida. TT is so powerful offensively though...I don't know...

I won't be surprised in any manner what so ever if this were the game.

revefsreleets
11-16-2008, 04:08 PM
TT Florida would be entertaining as well. Texas Florida also.

SteelCityMan786
11-16-2008, 04:11 PM
TT Florida would be entertaining as well. Texas Florida also.

You wanting a shootout or something??? :sofunny:

revefsreleets
11-16-2008, 04:46 PM
I want a good game.

Steelcitygal87
11-17-2008, 06:49 AM
TT Florida would be entertaining as well. Texas Florida also.

TT vs Florida would be very entertaining. Alabama is not a powerhouse team. They manage to win their games yes, but they aren't as explosive as Texas, TT or Florida. Florida is just sooo dominating! They have no weaknesses that I can see. Every phase of their game is soild. SC came in with the # 3 rated defense and they were just shredded.

I just want to see a good, exciting, quality match up for the NCG!


Dawn

revefsreleets
11-17-2008, 10:50 AM
I just cannot envision any scenario in which Bama can even hang with Florida. Trust me, i hate the Gators and want them to lose, want them OUT of the NCG, but I can't see it happening.

Just hope they lose the big game. OU and TT both have the firepower to hang with the Gators for sure.

Steelcitygal87
11-17-2008, 11:20 AM
I just cannot envision any scenario in which Bama can even hang with Florida. Trust me, i hate the Gators and want them to lose, want them OUT of the NCG, but I can't see it happening.

Just hope they lose the big game. OU and TT both have the firepower to hang with the Gators for sure.

Oh I agree with you 100% about Bama vs. Florida..that wouldn't be much of a contest at all. And I also HATE the Gators( come to think of it, I can't stand any teams from the state of Florida), but have to give credit were it's due...they are a heck of a team, very fun to watch and very solid in all phases. They don't just 'hang around' in games..they dominate. Where as to me, Bama 'hangs around' and does just enough to win.

There are many match ups I wouldn't mind seeing for the NCG:popcorn:

OU vs Florida
TT vs Florida
Texas vs OU

As long as Bama isn't one of the teams I would be satisfied.

revefsreleets
11-17-2008, 12:10 PM
Oh, I'd love to see Bama win it all. But it just ain't happenin'

Steelcitygal87
11-17-2008, 12:32 PM
Oh, I'd love to see Bama win it all. But it just ain't happenin'

I guess I just don't see it being much of a game if Bama is one of the teams. I have nothing against Bama personally, just feel there are other teams( ones I mentioned in my previous posts) that would provide for a more exciting atmosphere and more compeling game to watch.

revefsreleets
11-17-2008, 01:14 PM
I'm basing this soely on who I'd like to see play. Personally TT v Bama is best case based on teams I hate the least. Oklahoma has won lately. Florida I don't care for. I can live with TT or Bama as NC.