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Because the southern teams are to chicken---- to play against teams that might actually beat them. If you think that I am wrong look at OOC games for the SEC next year then compare it to say the PAC 10.
 

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Rangenerd":1ucynkdp said:
Because the southern teams are to chicken---- to play against teams that might actually beat them. If you think that I am wrong look at OOC games for the SEC next year then compare it to say the PAC 10.

What ever? The SEC is the toughest conference in football anybody can beat anyone and everyone is a rival of sorts.

Lets face it every school and conference plays a fairly safe Out of Conferece Schedule. That is because home games bring in more money. If you play a bigger school or one used to TV converage they want to play at their place every other year. Where a smaller school or unknown school is content to play for a small piece of the pie and to get exposure. For them it is a way to increase athletic funding and get cheap adviertisement especially if they look good.
 

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Rangenerd":10ok9ca6 said:
Because the southern teams are to chicken---- to play against teams that might actually beat them. If you think that I am wrong look at OOC games for the SEC next year then compare it to say the PAC 10.

BS. Look at this "Strength of Schedule Rankings" for 2007 and tell me how many Pac 10 teams are in it, and how many SEC teams are in it:

1 Mississippi 4.92007 2 South Carolina 5.06995 3 Oklahoma State 5.07576 4 Texas A&M 5.11753 5 Alabama 5.12509 6 Kentucky 5.14357 7 Nebraska 5.14757 8 Washington 5.15153 9 N.C. State 5.19085 10 Minnesota 5.21267 11 Pittsburgh 5.21360 12 Florida 5.21842 13 Auburn 5.23991 14 Arizona 5.26673 15 Iowa State 5.27928 16 Missouri 5.28459 17 Virginia Tech 5.28680 18 Duke 5.29067 19 Louisville 5.30215 20 Vanderbilt 5.31120 21 Georgia 5.31574 22 Maryland 5.31653 23 Syracuse 5.32569 24 Notre Dame 5.32834 25 South Florida 5.32877

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8 -SEC
2 -Pac 10

:roll: :lol: :p :roll: :lol:
 
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Rangenerd":2jd43zha said:
Because the southern teams are to chicken---- to play against teams that might actually beat them. If you think that I am wrong look at OOC games for the SEC next year then compare it to say the PAC 10.
I would bet on the SEC over the PAC 10 anyday. The only advantage the northern teams have is the media is on their side and the SEC beats up on themselves all season.
 

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It seems to me that the NCAA is missing a sure bet.
The Bowl system is as exciting as paint drying.
I watch the basketball tournament and I watch the NFL, even when I don't cheer for the teams involved. Win or go home is the key. That's drama.
The NCAA should reserve 3 or 4 football games for a playoff. Most major teams play that many games against sure-win teams. The wise coach schedules enough patsies to be sure of 6 wins and a bowl. Ho-hum.
I think the $ to be reaped from a playoff would dwarf the current bowl revenue.
And there wouldn't be any arguement if a Boise St won. Win or go home produces a clear champion.
 

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Rangenerd":1avclpg5 said:
Because the southern teams are to chicken---- to play against teams that might actually beat them. If you think that I am wrong look at OOC games for the SEC next year then compare it to say the PAC 10.

You're from California? Still fuming over that loss?
 

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MikeC":1n59l99e said:
Rangenerd":1n59l99e said:
Because the southern teams are to chicken---- to play against teams that might actually beat them. If you think that I am wrong look at OOC games for the SEC next year then compare it to say the PAC 10.

BS. Look at this "Strength of Schedule Rankings" for 2007 and tell me how many Pac 10 teams are in it, and how many SEC teams are in it:

1 Mississippi 4.92007 2 South Carolina 5.06995 3 Oklahoma State 5.07576 4 Texas A&M 5.11753 5 Alabama 5.12509 6 Kentucky 5.14357 7 Nebraska 5.14757 8 Washington 5.15153 9 N.C. State 5.19085 10 Minnesota 5.21267 11 Pittsburgh 5.21360 12 Florida 5.21842 13 Auburn 5.23991 14 Arizona 5.26673 15 Iowa State 5.27928 16 Missouri 5.28459 17 Virginia Tech 5.28680 18 Duke 5.29067 19 Louisville 5.30215 20 Vanderbilt 5.31120 21 Georgia 5.31574 22 Maryland 5.31653 23 Syracuse 5.32569 24 Notre Dame 5.32834 25 South Florida 5.32877

Answer:

8 -SEC
2 -Pac 10

:roll: :lol: :p :roll: :lol:
How LSU missed this list is a wonderment.
 

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Yeah, those are some tough guys out there at the neverland ranch. Could'a had any team they wanted to play So-Cal in the Rose Bowl. Chose Illinois.
 

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Your not the only non LSU fan alive on here.

War Eagle Nation here.


Horticattleman":1q91x988 said:
Even though I am from Louisiana and seem like the only NON LSU fan alive here, I was kinda wondering the same thing!
 

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Just as a point of clarification, I'm not an LSU hater. If someone had asked me who had the toughest schedule this year, I would have guessed LSU. Beat Va.Tech, So. Carolina, Florida, Auburn, Arkansas, Tennessee, lost a close one to Ky. That's all I'm saying. Hoping they beat the socks off OSU.
 

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You got it right, nothing wrong with LSU. In fact I thought long and hard about going to school there. So I am not a hater. Just hate them when they play Auburn.

ga. prime":14f7v8us said:
Just as a point of clarification, I'm not an LSU hater. If someone had asked me who had the toughest schedule this year, I would have guessed LSU. Beat Va.Tech, So. Carolina, Florida, Auburn, Arkansas, Tennessee, lost a close one to Ky. That's all I'm saying. Hoping they beat the socks off OSU.
 

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Yeah, those are some tough guys out there at the neverland ranch. Could'a had any team they wanted to play So-Cal in the Rose Bowl. Chose Illinois.

First of all, they couldn't have had any team they wanted. A team has to be BCS eligible and not contractually tied to another bowl. Second, they wanted a Big Ten team and Illinois was the only one eligible besides Ohio State.
 

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VanC":z6bhqy9u said:
ga. prime":z6bhqy9u said:
Yeah, those are some tough guys out there at the neverland ranch. Could'a had any team they wanted to play So-Cal in the Rose Bowl. Chose Illinois.

First of all, they couldn't have had any team they wanted. A team has to be BCS eligible and not contractually tied to another bowl. Second, they wanted a Big Ten team and Illinois was the only one eligible besides Ohio State.
Good point! And Illinois(not a BCS top ten team) was picked because Missouri, which was a BCS(all BCS teams are supposed to play in BCS bowls) team would have been the third team(along with Oklahoma and Kansas) from their conference to be in a BCS bowl and that is outlawed by the BCS people because of I don't know why.
 

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And.. the BSC didnt want the matchup in the Orange Bowl of #3 vs #4.. (Oklahoma vs Virginia Tech). Because if LSU wins, and Oklahoma or Vtech wins.. that would create even more controversy over a national champ.
NCAA / BCS stinks... money grabber bowls rule.
 
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john250":3a2b5fr9 said:
It seems to me that the NCAA is missing a sure bet.
The Bowl system is as exciting as paint drying.
I watch the basketball tournament and I watch the NFL, even when I don't cheer for the teams involved. Win or go home is the key. That's drama.
The NCAA should reserve 3 or 4 football games for a playoff. Most major teams play that many games against sure-win teams. The wise coach schedules enough patsies to be sure of 6 wins and a bowl. Ho-hum.
I think the $ to be reaped from a playoff would dwarf the current bowl revenue.
And there wouldn't be any arguement if a Boise St won. Win or go home produces a clear champion.
I agree, and use the bowl games as play off games.
 

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