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Pre-Season rankings are out:

 

Week 1 USA Today Poll

1. USC (60) 0-0 1,547

2. Texas (2) 0-0 1,405

3. Tennessee 0-0 1,259

4. Michigan 0-0 1,242

5. Oklahoma 0-0 1,223

6. LSU 0-0 1,109

7. Virginia Tech 0-0 1,090

8. Miami 0-0 1,080

9. Ohio State 0-0 1,033

10. Iowa 0-0 1,014

11. Florida 0-0 910

12. Florida State 0-0 879

13. Georgia 0-0 838

14. Louisville 0-0 758

15. Auburn 0-0 723

16. Purdue 0-0 616

17. Texas A&M 0-0 366

18. Arizona State 0-0 304

19. Boise State 0-0 303

20. California 0-0 293

21. Texas Tech 0-0 247

22. Boston College 0-0 237

23. Virginia 0-0 210

24. Alabama 0-0 194

25. Pittsburgh 0-0 193

 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES

Fresno State 188, Oregon 145, Utah 103, Georgia Tech 88, Wisconsin 79, NC State 69, Bowling

Green 63, Penn State 44, Colorado 40, Minnesota 34, UCLA 24, UTEP 22, Nebraska 21, Kansas

State 20, South Carolina 16, Notre Dame 13, Wyoming 12, West Virginia 12, New Mexico 9,

Clemson 9, Arizona 8, Northern Illinois 8, Southern Miss 7, Toledo 7, Washington State 7,

Michigan State 6, Iowa State 6, Memphis 5, Washington 4, Miami OH 3, Maryland 2, Kansas 1,

Duke 1, UAB 1, Navy 0.

 

DROPPED FROM RANKINGS

Utah 5, Wisconsin 18, Fresno State 22, Navy 24.

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Kansas State that high is a freaking mystery. ISU isn't a 4th place team in their own division.

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look for illinois to have a decent year, maybe even in a bowl hunt.

Next year is where it's at though. Zook's has one of the top recruiting classes already

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QUOTE(greasywheels121 @ Aug 5, 2005 -> 10:44 PM)
Pre-Season rankings are out:

 

Week 1 USA Today Poll

1. USC (60) 0-0 1,547

2. Texas (2) 0-0 1,405

3. Tennessee 0-0 1,259

4. Michigan 0-0 1,242

5. Oklahoma 0-0 1,223

6. LSU 0-0 1,109

7. Virginia Tech 0-0 1,090

8. Miami 0-0 1,080

9. Ohio State 0-0 1,033

10. Iowa 0-0 1,014

11. Florida 0-0 910

12. Florida State 0-0 879

13. Georgia 0-0 838

14. Louisville 0-0 758

15. Auburn 0-0 723

16. Purdue 0-0 616

17. Texas A&M 0-0 366

18. Arizona State 0-0 304

19. Boise State 0-0 303

20. California 0-0 293

21. Texas Tech 0-0 247

22. Boston College 0-0 237

23. Virginia 0-0 210

24. Alabama 0-0 194

25. Pittsburgh 0-0 193

 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES

Fresno State 188, Oregon 145, Utah 103, Georgia Tech 88, Wisconsin 79, NC State 69, Bowling

Green 63, Penn State 44, Colorado 40, Minnesota 34, UCLA 24, UTEP 22, Nebraska 21, Kansas

State 20, South Carolina 16, Notre Dame 13, Wyoming 12, West Virginia 12, New Mexico 9,

Clemson 9, Arizona 8, Northern Illinois 8, Southern Miss 7, Toledo 7, Washington State 7,

Michigan State 6, Iowa State 6, Memphis 5, Washington 4, Miami OH 3, Maryland 2, Kansas 1,

Duke 1, UAB 1, Navy 0.

 

DROPPED FROM RANKINGS

Utah 5, Wisconsin 18, Fresno State 22, Navy 24.

I've heard so much about Iowa, Are they really that good?

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I think #10 is a much better place for them to start than the top 5. They lost their D-line but Tate should be able to flash his skills in a real offense this year. I could see them doing well with an actual rush offense. Their first three games are Ball State, @ Iowa State and Northern Iowa. The UI-ISU game will be on ABC. I like Ferentz, but he's traditionally had trouble with ISU, except for 2003. We'll see how much they miss some of the old defense against ISU. Iowa could be anywhere from first to fourth in the Big Ten. They have five games against @ ISU, @ OSU, Michigan, @ Purdue and @Wisconsin that will be difficult. Their schedule is not set up for success as the season progresses. But then again, the Hawks have their way of doing stuff.

 

Ferentz is on ESPNEWS now.

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Irish are in at #41 :ph34r:

 

Just to list some irish opponents: #1 USC, #3 Tennesee, #4 Michigan, #16 Purdue, #25 Pittsburgh.

 

Welcome to ND, Charlie.

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QUOTE(Fotop @ Aug 6, 2005 -> 01:26 PM)
Irish are in at #41  :ph34r:

 

Just to list some irish opponents: #1 USC, #3 Tennesee, #4 Michigan, #16 Purdue, #25 Pittsburgh.

 

Welcome to ND, Charlie.

 

What kind of season do you expect them to have?

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QUOTE(BaMoFo @ Aug 6, 2005 -> 09:47 AM)
I've heard so much about Iowa, Are they really that good?

Hawkeyes :cheers :cheers

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QUOTE(Brian @ Aug 6, 2005 -> 04:42 PM)
Hart + Henne=Success

look out for purdue as a darkhouse in the big 10

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Its USC and 118 other teams. USC could probably stay within twenty points of some NFL teams (49ers and Browns) Anybody on here know of a good place to get ND tickets for the USC or Tennesse game? I already going to the game at Purdue.

 

My sleeper pick: Boston College to win the ACC

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QUOTE(Soxnbears01 @ Aug 6, 2005 -> 03:51 PM)
look out for purdue as a darkhouse in the big 10

 

With that cupcake schedule, they should be.

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QUOTE(Benson&Rexage @ Aug 6, 2005 -> 07:29 PM)
Its USC and 118 other teams. USC could probably stay within twenty points of some NFL teams (49ers and Browns) Anybody on here know of a good place to get ND tickets for the USC or Tennesse game? I already going to the game at Purdue.

 

My sleeper pick: Boston College to win the ACC

 

My vote is stubhub for the tickets. I've been able to find tickets for virtually anything (only one I can remember having trouble with is Duke/UNC tickets). As for the ACC, Va Tech will be tough if Marcus Vick remains on track.

 

As for Iowa, I think they got some monster holes. Unless they unearth a running game they'll struggle in a couple of games, and they need a D-line to develop, otherwise a pretty good secondary might have a tough time holding up, and Hodge and Greenway might have less of an impact. Frankly I think Tate is overrated too, although the receiving core is good enough to make him look good whether or not I'm right.

Edited by ZoomSlowik

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QUOTE(Brian @ Aug 6, 2005 -> 09:42 PM)
Hart + Henne=Success

 

Brian, if the game (NCAA Football 2006) is any indicator, look out for Kevin Grady in a couple of years. He turns into an absolute beast by his JR year in the game.

 

He may even push Hart as early as next year.

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I remember reading about him when the recruited him. They could play Hart and him together this year. Could be fun.

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UNC gets to play 9 of the top 31 teams in the nation, another fun schedule year. ACC is up for grabs with alot of new QB's starting for teams such as Miami, FSU, and VT. Alot of people are expecting VT to have the same success as the ACC Championship year they had last year, but I just don't see it. Losing Bryan Randall hurts more than they realize, even with another Vick starting. This could be the year that teams like Clemson and Virginia really step up, as they have the two most experienced QB's in the league. One thing is for sure, the ACC is loaded with RB's.

 

As for outside the ACC, I'm really looking forward to seeing what A) Cody Hodges can do as the QB at TTU, B) Vince Young can do at UT, C) if Ferentz can keep proving he's an elite coach, D) if ANYONE can touch USC.

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QUOTE(Soxnbears01 @ Aug 6, 2005 -> 03:51 PM)
look out for purdue as a darkhouse in the big 10

 

 

It'll be interesting.

 

Biggest question mark is QB -

Kirsch has A LOT to prove, on and off the field. Tiller's decision to throw the option into the offense should help since Kirsch has just an average arm. Carpenter may get a few snaps since he has the stronger arm and the WR core is pretty damn good.

 

On the bright side, the defense is back in full and the schedule is ridiculously easy.

 

Besides Iowa, I think they'll find a way to drop at least 2 more.

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Damn, out of the 11 regular season games, Michigan only has 4 road games. At Wisconsin, At Iowa, at MSU, all will be tough, than at Northwestern.

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the big 10 needs to add another team so we can have a title game, it sucks we miss out on an exciting game like that.

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QUOTE(Purdue129 @ Aug 7, 2005 -> 09:14 PM)
It'll be interesting.

 

Biggest question mark is QB -

Kirsch has A LOT to prove, on and off the field. Tiller's decision to throw the option into the offense should help since Kirsch has just an average arm.  Carpenter may get a few snaps since he has the stronger arm and the WR core is pretty damn good.

 

On the bright side, the defense is back in full and the schedule is ridiculously easy.

 

Besides Iowa, I think they'll find a way to drop at least 2 more.

 

Bernard! (I'll always pull for him; despite his university choices) :headbang

 

Also, is what I'm hearing about Lymon not being able to play this year now true?

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QUOTE(Soxnbears01 @ Aug 7, 2005 -> 08:17 PM)
the big 10 needs to add another team so we can have a title game, it sucks we miss out on an exciting game like that.

 

Notre Dame fears a tough schedule beginning to end.

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