Good to see us jumping about as much as I thought we would... 19th
Coaches Poll is out..
We're number 19 in the coaches poll
No. OBVIOUSLY, he's trying to say that of the coaches polled, our average ranking was #19. Sheesh! Get with the program, man!
It makes me happy not seeing Southern Cal on the list
I'll be happier when Southern Cal is absent from the list because they aren't good enough to be there rather than because they aren't allowed to be there.
Love the 2 votes for Virginia Tech. Do they not pay attention? How could anyone rank VT in the top 25.... so they're saying VT with two losses, one to a IAA team, is better than a bunch of one loss and no loss teams. The coaches make me sick how much they don't pay attention or have favorites.
Alos, Wooo Big Ten and Northwestern getting some votes. Also, we jumped Penn State after they were too close for comfort against Temple.
Not so many years ago, we were also 2-2 having lost a game to a 1-AA team.
And in this same week, we had 17 votes...
And we shouldn't have gotten those votes, thus emphasizing the point made by Rob.
Point is that one loss, even to a 1-aa team doesn't have to cripple your season. Both teams lost their opening 2 games, to a 1-aa team and a much stronger team, came back and won their next 2 games (in our case against a top 10 ranked Penn State).
Should we have been ranked in the top 25? Maybe, probably not. But it's not that unfathomable that a few coaches saw either team as being worthy of a 24th or 25th place vote.
...after beating a Penn State team that was ranked in the top 10. What top 10 team did Va Tech beat, again?
EDIT: I see that you addressed this above. I still don't think 17 votes after beating #10 is crazy, though
Those two votes must have been East Carolina and BC's coaches.
The Sooners stayed in the top ten. They look like shit and that deserves reward.
19 Sounds about right for how our season has gone. I still think texas is ranked too high (17) and stanford too low (13).
I never enjoyed watching post game commentary so much (excepting the Earle Bruce years, of course) as Mack Brown discussing the UCLA loss.
As for Stanford...I hope we get them in a bowl.
I agree on Texas, but I'm reserving judgment on Stanford until their meeting with Oregon. I think given the fact that they beat a now seemingly poor ND team, 13 is about right. I would be ok with them as high as 11 but no lower than 15.
In addition to beating ND, they also walloped UCLA, to whom Texas just lost. I could see Stanford being a little higher too. Either that, or just drop Texas entirely.
Kansas State beat UCLA and is 4-0 too. But KSU isn't a top 10 team. I'm not saying that Stanford doesn't have a top 10 team when all is said and done, nor am I saying that their wins haven't been impressive. I'm just saying that for "right now" I see them as an 11-15 ranked team. Now, if they beat Oregon next week, I would see them as a top 5 team. I'm just reserving judgment until later.
I would also consider Texas to be vastly overrated.
If they beat Oregon next week, they have a case to be #1, at least among the resume rankers. No team would have nearly the resume they would, with wins at Oregon, at UCLA, and at ND. That Oregon-Stanford game will be very interesting, two completely different styles of power football.
their 3 losses are all ranked teams with a combined 12-0 record
Notre Dame isn't a bad team, but the first part of their schedule is rough, whereas most teams start out pretty weak.
If you play badly on a routine basis, you are a bad team. They won't have a winning record this season.
both Florida and OU (and possibly TCU and Nebraska) right now. They've won by 35, 35, 44, and 17. Two of those games on the road (blanked UCLA 35-0 in the Rose Bowl) and just made ND look like a MAC school in South Bend--that was a beat down. They've outscored their opponents by 131 points in 4 games. Granted one was Sac St., but the other three represent BSC conferences and/or = ND.Other than Oregon and OSU, I don't know another team that's looked more impressive to date.
Pretty cool that 4 teams from the Big ten are ranked in consecutive order from 18-21. Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, MSU.
is pretty good, huh? With those four, plus OSU and Wisky up high, and NW also receiving votes (hey Indiana is 4-0 too), the conference looks pretty damn tough this year.
and their opponent's record is a combined 1-11.
I knew Indiana was unbeaten, and I wrongly assumed they were 4-0. Yeah, I realize their schedule has been weak thus far, but I was just talking up our conference a bit.
6 B10 and 6 SEC teams. No BE and only 1 ACC.
ugh, I really want SU to abandon ship from the Big East. It's a sinking ship and we're going down by the bow.
Pitt sucks, UConn sucks, Rutgers is descending from mediocrity back to their rightful place at total fail, USF looked terrible against Western Kentucky, and Louisville is just awful. But hey, West Virginia came back and barely beat Marshall and played LSU tight. And Cincinnati is 0-3. SU is 3-1, see everyone in Pasadena...
After MSU loses to Wiscy and Michigan in consecutive weeks, that will be five BT teams in the poll.