Oregon leap frogged by ND but they should be able to gain ground with a win against SC next week. The computers love KSU and ND.
The top four looks right but logically, Georgia should be 5th, Florida 6th, and LSU 7th.
I was reading an article earlier and it was talking about how playing USC and Oregon State may not help Oregon all that much since they have other games on their schedule that could be losses as well. I think Oregon State plays Stanford, Arizona State and Oregon. USC plays Oregon and Notre Dame.
It definitely didn't help that USC lost last week. The Trojans don't really have an impressive win on the season and having 2 losses makes them look like an avg opponent now. Still tough team to beat though.
Still a long way to go. It usually gets crazier towards the end, that's why we love this sport.
Can someone explain the computers to me in a way I can understand? I just looked and Florida is #4 according to the computers and Oregon is #5. So they think that Florida's schedule with 1 loss is better than Oregon's with no losses?
I understand Florida had 4 difficult games in there, but they lost one. Arizona just beat USC 39-36, we beat them 49-0. Washington just beat Oregon State and we beat them by 31.
LSU beat them 41-3 and we were up 35-7 at halftime and pulled our starters.
We have made every team that has faced us look downright awful. We have literally not had a game in doubt going into the locker room at halftime. How can an undefeated team that has looked that good be ranked below a team that lost?
And like I said before, the idea that all we've played is crap teams is complete BS. It's a revisionist argument. People only thing the teams are crap because we beat them so bad.
Arizona just knocked off USC, they didn't even score a point against us, so they must suck.
Washington beat Stanford and Oregon State, but we crushed them, so they must suck.
Arizona St. was 5-1 and our first real road test, we crushed them, so they must suck.
The theme is, whoever we beat retroactively sucks, no matter what people thought of them before the game. Imagine if we beat USC next week, the talk will be USC sucks and that we still haven't played anybody.
I guess Oregon needs to stop blowing out opponents and actually let a game be close for people to think "that team might be good".
Also, our defense is much better at getting off the field in 3rd down situations than that one. The main reason why we lost to Auburn and LSU was due to turnovers and bad field position, and our defense will help us get better field position. If Oregon doesn't let Alabama get easy turnovers, then that would be huge as well. I won't say you are wrong if you would pick Bama over Oregon, but this is definitely a more talented Oregon team...
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