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    Is Auburn overrated?

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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    Define over-rated? I think they're really good, but I don't think we really know just how good they are at this point. LSU is the team that was massively over-rated. We may not learn until they play Alabama as the SEC as a whole is way down this year vs where it's been over the past 5 years, but Alabama is still a legit excellent team (maybe the only other really good team in the conference this year).

    Cam Newton is easily the Heisman winner, but without him I think they're very average. There just isn't any truly great teams in college football this year. Hell, I truly believe Boise State can play with anyone at this point... same for TCU.
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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    same for TCU.
    Yeah, I've had my doubts about TCU this year, and they've got a big one with Utah coming next weekend that they need to get through still. That being said, the most underrated result of this college football season is TCU 45, Baylor 10. Baylor's a really good team, and TCU just walloped them.

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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    Because there are no great teams this year, and they've got as good a case as anyone to be where they're at, I voted 'no.'

    That said, I do think their defense is borderline awful, and not championship material. I think they'll lose to Alabama, if not another game or so in between.
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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    Because there are no great teams this year, and they've got as good a case as anyone to be where they're at, I voted 'no.'
    I tend to agree with this.

    They're pretty good. Fun to watch. So is Oregon. I still think the best roster, overall, belongs to Alabama.

    Quite honestly, I hope Auburn runs the table and thumps Bama.

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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    Because there are no great teams this year, and they've got as good a case as anyone to be where they're at, I voted 'no.'

    That said, I do think their defense is borderline awful, and not championship material. I think they'll lose to Alabama, if not another game or so in between.
    I think Oregon is close to being 'great.' They're the opposite in terms of ALabama from last year. Their offense is unstoppable ('Bama's D was immovable) and their D is good enough to win a NC (just as 'Bama's offense was).

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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    I think Oregon is close to being 'great.' They're the opposite in terms of ALabama from last year. Their offense is unstoppable ('Bama's D was immovable) and their D is good enough to win a NC (just as 'Bama's offense was).
    I'm no SEC apologist, but I'd wager if Oregon had Auburn's schedule to this point, we wouldn't be viewing them as unstoppable.

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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    I'm no SEC apologist, but I'd wager if Oregon had Auburn's schedule to this point, we wouldn't be viewing them as unstoppable.
    That's a fair argument. But then again, look at some of the scores in the SEC this season. Oregon's offense is the best in the nation IMO. They put up 48 at Tennessee, more than any other team this year. While Tennessee isn't a great example, it's a starting point. They had to travel 2K miles and they put 48 points on an SEC defense. I know UT has given up some points, but think about the conditions the game was played in too.

    I think Oregon is legit this year more than any other. I think they're going to the NC against whomever the voters want.

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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    I think Oregon is close to being 'great.' They're the opposite in terms of ALabama from last year. Their offense is unstoppable ('Bama's D was immovable) and their D is good enough to win a NC (just as 'Bama's offense was).
    After a week one loss to Boise St. the 2009 Oregon Ducks put up points of 38, 31, 42, 52, 24, 43, 47, 42, 44, 44, and 27. Everyone was talking about how unstoppable their offense was going into the bowl game. Lets be wary of history repeating itself when talking about Oregon's unstoppable offense.

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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    They don't have a Defense but then neither does Oregon, a title game with those 2 will have 120 points scored.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    I think they deserve to be #1 right now, but I still don't fully buy them. Every remotely tough game they've had has been at home, and they struggled to beat UK and Miss St on the road. Can't decide if they are great, or a product of simply protecting home field. So I guess...no, they aren't overrated, but I'm also not sure they are truly among the best in the country. Game at Bama may be for a spot in the national title game, assuming both win out until then.
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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    They're no more overrated than any other team out there, IMO. Given the events of the season so far, they should be #1.
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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    I've been impressed with both Auburn and Oregon. Oregon is very exciting to watch.
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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    They're ranked #1 because they're undefeated, yet they barely squeaked by in three of those wins against average opponents. The #1 ranking should go to the best team in the country, and they're not, so by definition, they're overrated.

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    Re: Is Auburn overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    They're ranked #1 because they're undefeated, yet they barely squeaked by in three of those wins against average opponents. The #1 ranking should go to the best team in the country, and they're not, so by definition, they're overrated.
    So who is the best team, and how do you possibly determine that?

    The biggest myth of the BCS is that it tries to find the best two teams. Not true, no system tries to do that. It tries to determine the two most qualified teams. Auburn has beaten LSU and South Carolina while remaining unbeaten, a better "resume" than every other team in the country. That's why they deserve to be #1 right now.
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