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  1. e_blazer

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    Other than Georgia, I’m not sure I see any of the rest of the contenders as “one of the 4 best”. They all have their weaknesses.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Georgia is trash.
     
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    Heard of Bartoo but never read his stuff ... will search him out. Why does it seem like they change their narrative from season to season then?
     
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    The quiet reality is the Big10 doesn't look that good this season, and I think Michigan is a fraud but Ohio State doesn't look much better. That said it's going to be tough for both of them to be out of the top 4. If it were my rankings right now I'd actually have both Tenneessee and (as painful as it is) oregon in there because I don't think much of TCU either. Vegas is rarely wrong and them having Texas -7 this Saturday is pretty telling.
     
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    Georgia really is amazing at how they just have that roster stacked with so much talent, especially on defense. To lose the guys they did to the NFL and then drop one of their top LBs and STILL shut down one of the top offenses in the country is damn impressive. More and more the 'narrow' wins in the middle of the season look like a team that was bored more than anything else.
     
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    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    True enough. I'm going to be rooting hard for the Longhorns tomorrow.
     
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    Well, Clemson had a cupcake non conference schedule and their one loss has them much further down the rankings then the Ducks.

    When they scheduled Georgia they didn’t realize that Oregon would have a whole new staff and Georgia would be coming off a National championship
     
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    Another big recruiting weekend is here with the UW game bringing in dozens of recruits. Many of those coming are current Duck class of 2023 verbals coming in on their OVs and there are also many from future classes, but the jewel of the uncommitted 2023 recruits attending is DE David Hicks of Texas. Dude is a game wrecker. He's stated that as a kid Oregon was his dream school, but he's also said he wants to play in a big city. Nonetheless, fingers crossed.



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    I tend to agree...however...Oregon's win at Ohio State last year propelled them into the playoff mix. It's also worth pointing out that the Ducks were paid over 3.5M for that trip to Atlanta. That's a solid chunk of change

    but it's true that if Oregon was 9-0 with OOC wins against Fresno State, EWU, and BYU, they'd be ahead of TCU right now, in 4th position. They'd still be in the same position though and have to win the next 4 games and that's not likely

    there is a giant fork in the road coming up though. If Oregon/Washington go to the Big-10, then, for their OOC schedules it would be idiotic to have every-year-home-&-home games against Beavs/Cougs. Those would become annual trap games for each school where there would be no payoff, at all, for winning, and a huge cost to losing. And for the Beavs/Cougs those games would be their in-season bowl games.

    but if Oregon/Washington don't go to the Big-10, the Pac-12 becomes a glorified version of the Mountain West Conference and it very well could be the Ducks have to schedule a Big-10/SEC team every year, and win, to pad their resume enough to get into the playoffs. Although a 12 team playoff might just earmark the Pac-12 champion for an automatic bid (but I'd bet that a 2-loss conference 'lesser' champion would not get in), it's very likely that would be the only team from the conference in the playoffs. meanwhile, the Big-10/SEC would likely each have 4 teams in, every year, and that would just widen the gulf in revenue between the two 'haves' super-conferences and all the 'have-not' conferences like the Pac-12.
     
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    The CFP committee would LOVE for USC to run the table and be one of the Final-4.
     
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    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Sad thing is that UCLA running the table would have a better resume than USC would, yet they'd likely be on the outside looking in without some help from teams ahead of them.
     
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    Why would the CFP committee care? I think the media would love it. (i.e Colin Cowherd) but I doubt anyone else but Trojan fans would.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    C'mon. That never happens.
     
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    Please keep getting hung up on one phrase! I get that you didn't like that phrase, it offended your duck fandom ... so let me change it to probably likely in my opinion ... can we move on now?
     
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    It didn't offend my fandom whatsoever silly, it offended my sense of honest journalism.

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    Luckily I'm not a journalist in here ... just a fan like everyone else ... funny but we do get to turn that part of our brains off from time to time
     
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    They’ll have to do without Travis Dye. He just had a gruesome leg injury.
     
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