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    Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    After reading some of the discussions on the most powerful conference thread, while also seeing top teams getting "upset" over the last two weeks, while also facing the possibilty that OSU could be #1 in football, lets get the ball rolling.....

    WHO DO YOU THINK SHOULD BE #1?

    As an OSU fan I don't deny for a second, and have been stating so all season, that OSU's strength of schedule (with three teams like Akron, Youngstown State, and Kent State on it), as well as the apparent "weakness of the Big Ten (which OSU can't do anything about), that good arguments could be made that OSU shouldn't be #1 after the polls come out on Sunday night.

    Some "experts" say they should. Others say it should be S. Florida because they have more quality wins then OSU with wins over then #17 Auburn, and then #5 W. Virginia.

    Lou Holtz believes OSU should be #1. His defense is - "Who would you be wary of facing as an opponent right now? OSU or S. Florida?

    Personally - I can't believe we are even discussing the possibility of a S. Florida being #1?

    I personally think OSU will be #1. It may be a split poll with one giving it to S. Florida.

    And as an avid OSU fan, like any fan, I'll be excited if OSU is #1. That's what being a fan is all about.

    But this is also one wary fan. OSU is a good team, and yes, they are undefeated: but I don't think they have really been tested. And looking at their remaining games, I see the only possible test coming in the last game at Ann Arbor. I though the Illini might test them; but after watching what Iowa did to them yesterday, the Illini are too one dimemsional.
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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    I think it will be OSU by default. South Florida's win over Central Florida is no more impressive than OSU's win over Kent.

    It's been a weird year in college football.
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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    It's been a weird year in college football.
    That is an understatement if there ever was one.

    I told a buddy the other day that California is a good team, but there is no way they are going to go undefeated looking at who is left on their schedule. And I predicted they'd lose yesterday because of the two week lay-off. Plus they still have to play some tough PAC-10 rivals yet.

    The LSU loss surprised me though.

    OSU is in control of their own destiny, and I don't see them losing any games the rest of the year. Of course there is always the threat of a let-down, but I don't think Tressell will allow that.

    Yeah, the last game will be a contest. Never under-estimate Henne, Hart, and Manningham. But I still see OSU pulling that one out.
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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    The University of Kentucky
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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    As a PAC-10 fan, OSU is #1 by default. No way around it. Will they be number 1 after the Bowl Games? doubt it.

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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    I donít know, I just think that there are teams out there that can beat Ohio State if they played them. So does number one or the top ten poll really mean anything as far as determining the very best teams anymore, did it ever?

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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    OSU is number 1 in the new poll. Arizona State is 7-0 and only ranked #12 despite playing as tough a schedule if not tougher schedule than OSU. ASU needs to be ranked in the top five. Not number one, but top five.

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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    Can they just not have a #1? I think the top ranked team should be at #3. There really isn't a true #1 this year, not a single dominant team out there.
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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    Here are the latest polls:

    AP Top 25
    1. Ohio State (50) 7-0 1,599
    2. South Florida (11) 6-0 1,503
    3. Boston College (1) 7-0 1,448
    4. Oklahoma (1) 6-1 1,399
    5. LSU (1) 6-1 1,331
    6. South Carolina 6-1 1,247
    7. Oregon 5-1 1,177
    8. Kentucky 6-1 1,098
    9. West Virginia 5-1 1,090
    10. California 5-1 1,065
    11. Virginia Tech 6-1 951
    12. Arizona State (1) 7-0 948
    13. USC 5-1 932
    14. Florida 4-2 865
    15. Kansas 6-0 664
    15. Missouri 5-1 664
    17. Hawaii 7-0 551
    18. Auburn 5-2 488
    19. Texas 5-2 348
    20. Tennessee 4-2 339
    21. Georgia 5-2 279
    22. Texas Tech 6-1 241
    23. Cincinnati 6-1 194
    24. Michigan 5-2 189
    25. Kansas State 4-2 107
    Others Receiving Votes
    Penn State 95, Virginia 85, Illinois 75, Boise State 37, Alabama 27, Wake Forest 18, Wisconsin 18, Rutgers 18, Clemson 9, Connecticut 7, Florida State 6, Maryland 6, Air Force 4, Brigham Young 2, TROY 1.
    Dropped From Rankings
    Illinois 18, Wisconsin 19, Florida State 21.
    Complete Rankings

    USA Today Poll
    1. Ohio State (56) 7-0 1,495
    2. Boston College (1) 7-0 1,383
    3. South Florida (3) 6-0 1,320
    4. Oklahoma 6-1 1,288
    5. LSU 6-1 1,173
    6. Oregon 5-1 1,077
    7. West Virginia 5-1 1,007
    8. South Carolina 6-1 997
    9. California 5-1 983
    9. USC 5-1 983
    11. Virginia Tech 6-1 982
    12. Arizona State 7-0 936
    13. Kentucky 6-1 874
    14. Florida 4-2 726
    15. Kansas 6-0 705
    16. Hawaii 7-0 558
    17. Missouri 5-1 519
    18. Texas 5-2 396
    19. Auburn 5-2 372
    20. Georgia 5-2 282
    21. Texas Tech 6-1 232
    22. Tennessee 4-2 193
    23. Cincinnati 6-1 192
    24. Virginia 6-1 184
    25. Penn State 5-2 128
    Others Receiving Votes
    Michigan 127, Wisconsin 82, Boise State 61, Illinois 59, Kansas State 42, Rutgers 25, Purdue 19, Florida State 16, Maryland 15, Alabama 13, Wake Forest 12, Louisville 9, Clemson 9, Brigham Young 8, Michigan State 8, Connecticut 7, Fresno State 2, Wyoming 1.
    Dropped From Rankings
    Wisconsin 15, Illinois 19, Florida State 21, Purdue 24.
    Complete Rankings

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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    South Florida is the BCS ringer that was Boise State last year. Time for Congressional hearings, I tell ya.

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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    USF and Boise State are VERY different cases. Ohio State's schedule this year is closer to Boise State's from last year.

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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    I am not an OSU fan, but they should be first.
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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds33 View Post
    I am not an OSU fan, but they should be first.
    I'm an OSU fan and they shouldn't be first.

    Too early.
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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    South Florida is the BCS ringer that was Boise State last year. Time for Congressional hearings, I tell ya.
    South Florida as the current #2 team in the country controls its own destiny now. If they remain undefeated there is no way they don't play for a national title.
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    Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    South Florida is the BCS ringer that was Boise State last year. Time for Congressional hearings, I tell ya.
    Except South Florida plays in a BCS conference..... so its not even a close comparison.


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