Athlon's top 10 for 2013

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    OU Logo Athlon's top 10 for 2013

    Here they are, pretty much the usual suspects:

    1. Bama
    2. Ohio St.
    3. Oregon
    4. LSU
    5. Georgia
    6. Florida
    7. A&M
    8. Notre Dame
    9. Sooners
    10. Stanford

    http://www.athlonsports.com/college-...ll-top-25-2013

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    What, no OsU? But they have 3 QBs!!!
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    Suprised they don't have Texas @ #3, but they aren't ESPN are they?
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    A little surprised we are ranked that high.
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    Texas A&M will be a trendy team picked to win the SEC West next year.

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    Since when is A&M a "usual suspect?" There nothing usual about them being anywhere near the top 10 pre-season in the past decade or so.
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    Setting up real nice for the SEC to have 6 teams with 1 loss or less next year. I have not done the research to confirm this but have all the confidence in the world the schedule makers in the SEC have it figured out.
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    shocking.. 5 SEC schools in top 5

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    Originally Posted by BAMFSooner View Post
    Since when is A&M a "usual suspect?" There nothing usual about them being anywhere near the top 10 pre-season in the past decade or so.
    I said "pretty much", fool.
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    Preseason polls need to end. Until games are played no one should be ranked jack crap.
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    Originally Posted by TideatMilehigh View Post
    Texas A&M will be a trendy team picked to win the SEC West next year.
    They might be picked to win the SECwest, but I doubt that they can defeat Bama and LSU in the same year....despite having Johnny Football. Bama opens conference play at the Aggies....and I would be willing to bet that Satan will have a game plan for that young man!

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    Originally Posted by AllSooner View Post
    They might be picked to win the SECwest, but I doubt that they can defeat Bama and LSU in the same year....despite having Johnny Football. Bama opens conference play at the Aggies....and I would be willing to bet that Satan will have a game plan for that young man!

    They could lose at LSU next year, but next year they have Alabama at home. Saban's defense sucks dick against those no huddle offenses, and Alabama's offenisve line will probably have to replace 3 starters next year. I hate to admit it, but I could see those pissants being Saban's kryptonite at Alabama.

    I will say this about Johney Manziel. That kid has the athletic ability of Scam Newton but not the physical stature. One day that kid could be running out in the open field and some safety comparable to Eric Berry or Laron Landry knocks his ass out for few weeks.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerSteve1 View Post
    shocking.. 5 SEC schools in top 5
    No, it only feels like it.

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    It's not a preseason poll if Florida State isn't in the top 10. And on what basis is OU #9? We will have a new QB. We lose a great CB and maybe Jefferson besides Harris and Harris. Justin Brown will be gone and maybe Stills. We lose 5 from the DL, and we lose our starting LT. We may be great next season, but that would be a risky prediction.

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    tOSU will be playing for a NC next year. Mark it down. Check this out:

    http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa-13/b...l-schedule.php

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    Athlon's top 10 for 2013

    Originally Posted by Straz1999 View Post
    A little surprised we are ranked that high.
    OU should be 13-17

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    Originally Posted by OKIRISHFAN View Post
    tOSU will be playing for a NC next year. Mark it down. Check this out:

    http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa-13/b...l-schedule.php
    That schedule is such a joke. 12-0 is only way they get in. They will be on the outside looking in if we have three undefeated teams.

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    Originally Posted by Beltdancer View Post
    That schedule is such a joke. 12-0 is only way they get in. They will be on the outside looking in if we have three undefeated teams.
    Yea, but when was the last time there were 3 undefeated teams?

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    Bogus poll. No N Illinois, no Wisconson, no Louisville? C'mon. These are BCS contenders, remember?

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    AthlonSILindysESPNUSAtodayBullShitPreview

    1.A&M
    2.Bama
    3.Florida
    4.Vandy
    5.LSU
    6.Arkansas
    7.MissSt
    8.UL-Monroe
    9.Auburn
    10.Tennessee
    11.Mizzou
    12.Kentucky
    13.SouthCarolina
    14.WesternCarolina
    15.Memphis
    16.Pensacola
    17.GeorgiaTech
    18.OleMiss
    19.AlcornState
    20.EastCarolina
    21.Tulane
    22.Millsaps
    23.LaTech(butwon'tgobowling)
    24.SCstate
    25.Grambling

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    aTm is losing 3 o lineman and thers best wr and d player. The fighting catholics are losing there best players too.

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    Originally Posted by BraveSooner View Post
    AthlonSILindysESPNUSAtodayBullShitPreview

    1.A&M
    2.Bama
    3.Florida
    4.Vandy
    5.LSU
    6.Arkansas
    7.MissSt
    8.UL-Monroe
    9.Auburn
    10.Tennessee
    11.Mizzou
    12.Kentucky
    13.SouthCarolina
    14.WesternCarolina
    15.Memphis
    16.Pensacola
    17.GeorgiaTech
    18.OleMiss
    19.AlcornState
    20.EastCarolina
    21.Tulane
    22.Millsaps
    23.LaTech(butwon'tgobowling)
    24.SCstate
    25.Grambling
    ole miss too low but otherwise looks good

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    Originally Posted by TideatMilehigh View Post
    Texas A&M will be a trendy team picked to win the SEC West next year.
    if they lose both starting OT's ..(both jr's that would be 1st round picks) they will finish with 4 L's

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    Originally Posted by BoulderSooner View Post
    if they lose both starting OT's ..(both jr's that would be 1st round picks) they will finish with 4 L's
    This ain't your grandpappys A&M team boy! A&M just reloads nowadays!
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    Originally Posted by williemayshayes View Post
    This ain't your grandpappys A&M team boy! A&M just reloads nowadays!
    Haha yeah since they're in the SEC now! lol

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    Originally Posted by SoonerSteve1 View Post
    shocking.. 5 SEC schools in top 5
    what??? OSU and Oregon aren't in the SEC...

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    Originally Posted by BAMFSooner View Post
    Since when is A&M a "usual suspect?" There nothing usual about them being anywhere near the top 10 pre-season in the past decade or so.
    Moving to the SEC is automagically worth more pre-season poll votes by default.

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    Originally Posted by Beltdancer View Post
    That schedule is such a joke. 12-0 is only way they get in. They will be on the outside looking in if we have three undefeated teams.
    Alabama has a good shot at going unbeaten, but starts out tough. Two DI-AA teams in the non-con, though

    Alabama (SEC)

    8/31 Sat vs. Virginia Tech @ Atlanta, GA
    9/14 Sat @ *Texas A&M
    9/28 Sat vs. *Mississippi
    10/5 Sat vs. Georgia State
    10/12 Sat @ *Kentucky
    10/19 Sat vs. *Arkansas
    10/26 Sat vs. *Tennessee
    11/9 Sat vs. *Louisiana State
    11/16 Sat @ *Mississippi State
    11/23 Sat vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga
    11/30 Sat @ *Auburn

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    Originally Posted by El Cid View Post
    Alabama has a good shot at going unbeaten, but starts out tough. Two DI-AA teams in the non-con, though

    Alabama (SEC)

    8/31 Sat vs. Virginia Tech @ Atlanta, GA
    9/14 Sat @ *Texas A&M
    9/28 Sat vs. *Mississippi
    10/5 Sat vs. Georgia State
    10/12 Sat @ *Kentucky
    10/19 Sat vs. *Arkansas
    10/26 Sat vs. *Tennessee
    11/9 Sat vs. *Louisiana State
    11/16 Sat @ *Mississippi State
    11/23 Sat vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga
    11/30 Sat @ *Auburn
    Isn't Georgia State moving to IA next year?

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    Originally Posted by Houston Sooner View Post
    aTm is losing 3 o lineman and thers best wr and d player. The fighting catholics are losing there best players too.
    Next man in. ND lost one of the best WR's in the nation last year and they seemed to do okay. Although you can't always go by recruiting, BK has been doing a great job. The LB that will be replacing Te'o, Jaylon Smith, is supposed to be even better, if that's possible. Just signed the 2nd best RB in the nation. A freshman QB that has nowhere to go but up. Young WR's with T.J. Jones getting better and better. A not so difficult looking season next year. The future is bright.

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    Originally Posted by El Cid View Post
    Alabama has a good shot at going unbeaten, but starts out tough. Two DI-AA teams in the non-con, though

    Alabama (SEC)

    8/31 Sat vs. Virginia Tech @ Atlanta, GA
    9/14 Sat @ *Texas A&M
    9/28 Sat vs. *Mississippi
    10/5 Sat vs. Georgia State
    10/12 Sat @ *Kentucky
    10/19 Sat vs. *Arkansas
    10/26 Sat vs. *Tennessee
    11/9 Sat vs. *Louisiana State
    11/16 Sat @ *Mississippi State
    11/23 Sat vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga
    11/30 Sat @ *Auburn
    god knows virginia tech will be ranked somewhere in the top 15 preseason too for no reason whatsoever

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    Don't know if this has been posted here, but its purty interstin

    Tuberville thinks A&M have tougher time next season,

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/col...-sec-debut.ece

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    Originally Posted by BoulderSooner View Post
    if they lose both starting OT's ..(both jr's that would be 1st round picks) they will finish with 4 L's
    Look at their schedule. Very hard to find 4 losses.

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    Originally Posted by OKIRISHFAN View Post
    Yea, but when was the last time there were 3 undefeated teams?
    2010: Auburn, Oregon, TCU
    2009: Cincinnati, TCU, Alabama, Texas, Boise State.

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    Originally Posted by silverwheels View Post
    2010: Auburn, Oregon, TCU
    2009: Cincinnati, TCU, Alabama, Texas, Boise State.
    I stand corrected.

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    Originally Posted by ozz View Post
    Look at their schedule. Very hard to find 4 losses.
    A&M has a beautiful schedule for next year. 8 home games. Vandy and Mizzou from the East. Bama at home after 2 tune up games with Rice and Sam Houston. LSU is in BR but A&M gets them after they play Bama, UGA, and UF so they may be out of the race by then (I would actually expect them to be). If A&M beats Bama they have an easy ride to the SECCG as even if they lose to LSU it may not matter with 2 LSU losses. If they win the SECCG they are in the NCG almost certainly. Not saying it will happen at all but A&M has as good of a shot as anyone, esp if we can keep at least one of the big OL. Joekel and Moore are almost certainly gone though, both are locks for Top 10 in the draft and may both go Top 5.

    It is a little bit funny though to hear Sooner fans complain about the SEC getting gentle treatment in preseason polls. OU seems to be on auto pilot as a pick to win the Big 12 and be Top 10 every year. You had several folks pick you as NC this year in spite of your shaky ending to last season. You may well win it all but on paper it's hard to see.

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    Originally Posted by DIB View Post
    Isn't Georgia State moving to IA next year?
    Thought that was Georgia Southern

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    Originally Posted by Fraxis View Post
    Thought that was Georgia Southern
    Nope, Georgia State is moving to FBS next season. Georgia Southern is still in the Southern Conference.

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    Originally Posted by aggressor View Post
    A&M has a beautiful schedule for next year. 8 home games. Vandy and Mizzou from the East. Bama at home after 2 tune up games with Rice and Sam Houston. LSU is in BR but A&M gets them after they play Bama, UGA, and UF so they may be out of the race by then (I would actually expect them to be). If A&M beats Bama they have an easy ride to the SECCG as even if they lose to LSU it may not matter with 2 LSU losses. If they win the SECCG they are in the NCG almost certainly. Not saying it will happen at all but A&M has as good of a shot as anyone, esp if we can keep at least one of the big OL. Joekel and Moore are almost certainly gone though, both are locks for Top 10 in the draft and may both go Top 5.

    It is a little bit funny though to hear Sooner fans complain about the SEC getting gentle treatment in preseason polls. OU seems to be on auto pilot as a pick to win the Big 12 and be Top 10 every year. You had several folks pick you as NC this year in spite of your shaky ending to last season. You may well win it all but on paper it's hard to see.
    I'm an OSU fan but your last point "may" be the dumbest yet. OU actually DOES win the Big 12... a lot. Of course they would be given the benefit of the doubt every year. You just admitted above to having an easy schedule, as does most of the SEC each year but the polls keep putting 5 of the top 7 as SEC. You don't see anything to complain about with that?

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    Re: Athlon's top 10 for 2013

    Originally Posted by TideatMilehigh View Post
    They could lose at LSU next year, but next year they have Alabama at home. Saban's defense sucks dick against those no huddle offenses, and Alabama's offenisve line will probably have to replace 3 starters next year. I hate to admit it, but I could see those pissants being Saban's kryptonite at Alabama.

    I will say this about Johney Manziel. That kid has the athletic ability of Scam Newton but not the physical stature. One day that kid could be running out in the open field and some safety comparable to Eric Berry or Laron Landry knocks his ass out for few weeks.
    The Big 3 in the SEC West could go 1-1 against eachother like this year, and given a favorable East schedule, win the tiebreaker and head to Atlanta. A&M's east opponents are Vandy and Mizzou. Beat Bama, and you have the inside track on the division, and much like the last 7 years, if you win the SEC, you most likely also have the inside track on playing for it all.



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    Re: Athlon's top 10 for 2013

    Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
    Don't know if this has been posted here, but its purty interstin

    Tuberville thinks A&M have tougher time next season,

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/col...-sec-debut.ece
    Tuberville is a pretty smart guy. Not gonna doubt a guy that has won the SEC (harder than winning the BCS).

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