Originally Posted by dabvu2498
Mwm - I must say this. Using your logic in this and other cfb threads I've come to the conclusion that there are no good teams in the country this year. Except maybe Utah.
A little hyperbole there, ya' think? It was a clever zinger, but not really true of my opinion at all. I'm not sure what I said to make you think that. Is it that I think the SEC is really two deep this year? My logic is that I don't judge individual teams as much as others based on what conference they play in or by the result of other bowl games by two completely different teams. That's it. I think there's a tendency to put too much emphasis on it. You can go in circles all day long trying to look at individual gams to draw conculsions on conferences based on games like Ole Miss and Texas Tech. If you want to go that route, then how about Ole miss beating Florida in Florida.Ole Miss then beats Texas Tech who was destroyed by Oklahoma. So if we're using the logic of who played who, then why is every picking Florida to win? I know I'mpicking them because I think they're just a better team, both in talent and in coaching. But it has nothing to do with Ole Miss beating Texas Tech.
I don't think there are many great teams this year, but a lot of good ones. I've said very clearly that I think Florida is a really good team. I think USC is an excellent team, and the best team in the country. Alabama is good, but I never thought they were a great team. Yes, Utah is good. Texas is pretty good, but I think Oklahoma is better even with the head to head result. I think Penn State is a really good team, but was just overmatched against USC with that much time to prepare playing at home.
But aside from that, I don't see all that much in the way of really good teams. Not even I thought Ohio State was worthy of a BCS bowl and thought it a travesty they got one.
But I think there is some merit to the idea that an increase in parity has led to fewer really good teams. I see a small handful of really good teams and then a bunch of above average ones.
I'm not sure what you want me to say. We're talking college football and I've expressed an opinion. Disagree if you like, but I don't see the need for the snarkiness. I have no problem if people see it differently thatn I do, but I was just offering a different viewpoint. Who do you think are the good teams that I don't?