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Poll: should Tide rise above USC, LSU to No. 1?

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Short answer?  Yes, if you want to ensure marquee matchups are a part of college football’s future.

As you know have seen or heard by now, No. 2 (Associated Press, coaches) Alabama took Michigan to the whoodshed, drug the Wolverines back out by the hair, then kicked them back in for another beating, eviscerating the No. 8 team in the country to the tune of 41-14 in a score that doesn’t even begin to explain the depth of the carnage wrought by the Tide.

USC, the No. 1 team in the country according to the AP (No. 3 by the coaches), wasn’t too shabby itself, easily coming away with a 39-point win in the opener.  LSU, the No. 1 team according to the coaches’ poll, thumped their opponent in the season opener by 27 points.  The difference?  The Trojans and Tigers topped unranked Hawaii and North Texas, respectively, at home, while the Tide ripped the heart and soul of a Top 10 team on a neutral field.

CFT had Alabama at No. 3 in our preseason poll, with USC at No. 1 (Oklahoma was No. 2, although I’ll place the blame for that squarely in the lap of heavy meth use that day).  If we had a vote that mattered, the Tide would be No. 1 on the post-Week 1 ballot, with the Trojans a solid No. 2.

So, what say ye?  Should ‘Bama leapfrog USC, or is it sill early to tell?

Vote below, then, as always, sound off in the comments section below that.

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68 Responses to “Poll: should Tide rise above USC, LSU to No. 1?”
  1. pdcooper08 says: Sep 2, 2012 12:58 AM

    I’m an SC fan, but I thought what Bama did to Michigan was very impressive. I’d say they should move up to the top at this point.

    I didn’t really see any weakness today.

  2. tigersgeaux says: Sep 2, 2012 1:00 AM

    After 4 weeks or so, the cream will be coming to the top and the pre-season popularity polls (to quote southernpatriots, who are now without power and in the midst of flooding) will be a distant memory.

    Based solely on the first game, some will say that Michigan received a Notre Dame like ranking (undeserved) but they do have playmakers and the Tide have a team, a very good team. But based solely on the pre-season popularity polls and week 1 results, the Tide should be #1, USC #2, LSU #3 and so on.

  3. houndofthebaskervols says: Sep 2, 2012 1:05 AM

    Yes because I want tj to be #1 when we beat their ass in Knoxville.

  4. billmead1976 says: Sep 2, 2012 1:07 AM

    Michigan shouldn’t have been ranked that high – so a win is a win, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

    Oklahoma State hung 12 touchdowns on their cream puff.

    Oregon put up 50 at the half.

    Michigan State deserves a some recognition as well.

  5. rodge1 says: Sep 2, 2012 1:12 AM

    Not a fan of Alabama or Saban but that team is impressive. Pure discipline & tenacity. Hate to say it but the Tide will roll to a championship this season.

  6. barbeaux says: Sep 2, 2012 1:13 AM

    They shouldn’t really rank teams until they see them play a few games. Preseason rankings are so worthless.

  7. barbeaux says: Sep 2, 2012 1:16 AM

    And why no article (visible on the iPad app) about the OU/utep game?

  8. barbeaux says: Sep 2, 2012 1:27 AM

    I mean, honestly, should OU stay in the Top 25 based upon the performance thus far into the fourth against UTEP. If UTEP could make fields it would be 16-10 UTEP right now.

  9. okieviacal says: Sep 2, 2012 1:52 AM

    Man, if UTEP’s training staff could keep their players from cramping (the mustard isn’t working), OU would not be slowly pulling away.

    Landry Jones looks horrible. OU you doesn’t have a better QB prospect on campus? OU should be out of the top ten.

  10. gopokes0714 says: Sep 2, 2012 2:27 AM

    You got to give Alabama their credit after this game. I am not sold on them being there in the end. But for the here and now, they are #1

  11. jm8ch10 says: Sep 2, 2012 2:38 AM

    Hell no. Michigan was highly overrated. If they had beat a legit team by that margin I would say yes. USC should remain #1 and Bama should leapfrog LSU.

  12. pdcooper08 says: Sep 2, 2012 2:55 AM

    Maybe they are overrated right now, but for a week one match-up, other then the Clemson/Auburn game, what better match up was there. Michigan will prolly win 10 games this year and be an above average team. Bama man handeled them today big time. I got to give them that.

    Oregon and SC had coaster games and did what they needed to, but neither where challenged.

  13. jm8ch10 says: Sep 2, 2012 3:04 AM

    Michigan will not win 10 games. Denard Robinson is not a real QB and that showed. I see Michigan winning 8-9 games and being ranked 17-25 by the end of the season.

  14. iknoweverythingdk says: Sep 2, 2012 3:17 AM

    I pray BAMA plays USC for the national championship lol USC is off groundation and its time to show the sec that they still cant compete with the trojans! Bama has no QB! Thats not gonna cut it this year!

  15. pdcooper08 says: Sep 2, 2012 3:21 AM

    8 or 9 games? Isn’t that pretty close to 10. Remember who they are going to play in there league. They still get Purdue, Northwestern, Minn, U of I, Notre Dame and Penn St. If they can’t win 9 or 10 games, they are sad. I agree with their rankings at the end.

  16. hornbuckle says: Sep 2, 2012 6:50 AM

    Heavy meth use? Wow.

  17. loadofwash says: Sep 2, 2012 6:50 AM

    I thought this was week one? What a bunch of dopes. Maybe psu is the best? Who gives a crap.

  18. secalways says: Sep 2, 2012 7:57 AM

    It is a crime that Alabama wasn’t #1 to begin with coming off of a national championship. They are the best team in the nation. Alabama proved it last night crushing a top ten team. USC defeated a no ranked team. There is no compassion between USC and Alabama. Alabama would beat USC . Face it SEC is where it’s at!

  19. geo1113 says: Sep 2, 2012 8:29 AM

    jm8ch10 says:
    Sep 2, 2012 2:38 AM
    Hell no. Michigan was highly overrated. If they had beat a legit team by that margin I would say yes. USC should remain #1 and Bama should leapfrog LSU.

    Michigan will not win 10 games. Denard Robinson is not a real QB and that showed. I see Michigan winning 8-9 games and being ranked 17-25 by the end of the season.

    —————————-

    I see a Michigan team with 8 or 9 wins in the B1G as much more legit than a Hawaii team in the Mountain West who will be lucky to win half their games.

  20. omniusprime says: Sep 2, 2012 9:02 AM

    As always the sports pundits are in the tank for the SEC trash. Alabama played a pathetic Michigan team who didn’t bother to show up even if their uniforms did. USC won their game early so went on cruise control early. LSU is always vastly overrated and played a total loser school.

    Matt Barkley is the greatest college QB and will slice and dice Alabama or LSU in the national championship game. Go Barkley! Go USC #1 !!

  21. raid2055 says: Sep 2, 2012 9:26 AM

    Impressive win by Bama, but I knew there would be many cry babies from the SEC coming on here asking for the #1 spot after week one. They beat a way over-rated Michigan team that this week went through a emotional bout when they found out that their leading rusher and one of their best DE’s wouldn’t be allowed to play. Not taking nothing from Bama but let the season play out and the best team will be standing in the end. And to those that say SC didn’t play anybody. Well you are right they didn’t! So what! Just like LSU played North Texas. Everybody has the schedule set up to be successful with some easy games on lined up. Fight ON!

  22. manchestermiracle says: Sep 2, 2012 9:43 AM

    Let’s see how many of you are willing to drop Alabama a spot or two after they pummel the likes of Western Carolina (an FCS school). So much for strength of schedule components in the voting fiasco.

    And let’s not forget that SEC schools play just seven conference games, giving them even more chances to put cream puffs on the schedule. Like LSU taking on that formidable football power Towson (another FCS school).

  23. timh1955 says: Sep 2, 2012 10:09 AM

    After watching Alabama last night I am convinced they are easily the #1 team in college football. Bama is so disciplined and so deep with talent. I think they should easily win their second NC this year as no other team is close.

  24. WingT says: Sep 2, 2012 10:18 AM

    I for one do not believe in the pre-season rankings or any rankings until the mid-way point of the season. LSU and USC are loaded with talent. Let one of those teams have the #1 ranking for now. LSU and Bama have to get to Nov 3rd intact and then we will get an idea as to which one of those teams is the best.

    Roll Tide

  25. tigersgeaux says: Sep 2, 2012 10:33 AM

    Wing T:

    You sound so much like southernpatriots. I am getting that way as well. However, Alabama deserves #1 if any SEC team is going to be up there by virtue of being willing to play Michigan and dominate DOMINATE them.

    Also, a little selfish here, I don’t want my team LSU to be #1, we don’t need that attention and drama after what we have been through with Tyrann. But, really encouraged at the performance of our first game FBS QB. He will get nothing but better.

    Say a little prayer for us in south Louisiana. Southernpatriots is under water, no power, and yet cooking hot meals for all the homeless (we hope temporarily homeless) and workers. Alligatorsnapper is with his parents in southeastern LA surrounded by a huge lake of water, only travel by boat, no power, no roof, etc. This is a continuing mess.

  26. craigmaitland says: Sep 2, 2012 11:00 AM

    Big10 is so sad right now, Hawaii probably isn’t that far off from Michigan. Hawaii has a Qb that can actually throw, and the badest punter in the nation who also happens to be their punt returner.

  27. sparty0n says: Sep 2, 2012 11:07 AM

    Michigan will probably go 7-5, 8-4 at best. So, bama slapped around an average team. Does that mean they move up?

  28. dcroz says: Sep 2, 2012 11:20 AM

    So Alabama pummels Michigan…and immediately it was because Michigan was vastly overrated? Seems strange how the same people claiming that you cannot judge how good a team is this early in the season believe you can judge how bad one is.

  29. normtide says: Sep 2, 2012 11:26 AM

    Manchester, the sec plays 8 conf games. 5 teams have win a bcs title. 1 pac team has won it. Make your sched harder before asking us to. Even with an fcs, ours out ranks yours.

  30. secalways says: Sep 2, 2012 12:29 PM

    Well Said Normtide!!!! So true…. The best football teams come out of the SEC, Last year there was two SEC teams in the BCS because the conference dominates in talent, plain and simple. And again this year there will be another SEC team win the BCS championship.

  31. patall24 says: Sep 2, 2012 12:50 PM

    SEC Powerhouse!! overated, the word all the people use of Michigan. Not a Michigan fan but do your research on a team before you start blasting overated. Denard is a very dangerous, fast, never give up quarter back with good players on the line for him. The Tide just has that much talent. I vote they move to #1. I would love to see Bama USC in the bfs national championsh game. But van usc get past Oregon. I don’t think so.

  32. sparty0n says: Sep 2, 2012 1:40 PM

    jm8ch10 says:
    “Michigan winning 8-9 games and being ranked 17-25 by the end of the season.”

    NOT GONNA HAPPEN – Michigan will not be ranked after loses to Bama, ND, MSU, Neb, OHST… That’s five loses there.

    Add to that potential loses to Purdue, IL, Minn, Northwestern and Iowa. I think they will struggle in at least 2 of these 4 games.

    They are not worthy of a top 25 ranking, let alone starting the season at #8!

  33. miserynmossouri says: Sep 2, 2012 1:41 PM

    How can anyone say Bama shouldn’t be #1 this week. They beat a top ten team in week 1. USC and LSU played nobodies and beat them easily. This week Bama lands one top.

  34. Deb says: Sep 2, 2012 2:04 PM

    As a Bama fan, I was pleased with last night’s performance, but it’s far too early in the season to start talking about trophies. Yes, CFT should rethink that #3 ranking. But at this point in the process, I’m content for the Tide to remain at #2 in the national polls. It’s not about what the team deserves; it’s about keeping a lower profile for the time being … if that’s possible. When you’re #1 from day 1, the only place to go is down.

  35. tg1896 says: Sep 2, 2012 2:29 PM

    Move Bama to #1. Reward teams for playing (and dominating) these early-season matchups. That way we won’t have to wait until October to see some meaningful games. Tell the truth – did anyone living east of Pasadena really want to watch USC-Hawaii?

  36. brakengo says: Sep 2, 2012 3:44 PM

    To everyone who are transfixed that after a single game would generate a cry for an opinion poll to voice an SEC uproar to replace the current #1 team, is simply ESPNs money bought conference pushing and generating interest. Such to receive higher revenue and argumental said … such so that it caught my attention.

    Sad.

  37. trojan33sc says: Sep 2, 2012 4:30 PM

    Trojan alum here, Bama stole the offensive coordinator from Washington who’s head coach was the former offensive coordinator of USC that trained him. Transitive wise, Bama can credit the fact that they now have a true scoring offense to USC. “Fight On !!”

  38. timh1955 says: Sep 2, 2012 4:54 PM

    trojan33sc – you’ve got to be kidding me! Nussmeier was only at Washington for two years and he has been a coach at 7 different teams in the past 11 years and you think that just because he has worked under Steve Sarkisian for two years he is the reason Bama won???? Bama’s offense was good last year too. Incidentally, Sarkisian is barely a .500 coach at Washington. Does he owe that to USC?

  39. jonanthans says: Sep 2, 2012 5:11 PM

    ND is going to beat USC, as will Oregon.

  40. normtide says: Sep 2, 2012 5:17 PM

    Iirc, bama was to 25 in scoring offense last year. That, without the luxury of playing pac defenses.

  41. dmcgrann says: Sep 2, 2012 6:28 PM

    Towson will beat LSU. Makes as much sense as anything else that can be said at this time.

  42. uwachampion says: Sep 2, 2012 7:11 PM

    Hell Yes Bama should be #1. USC is overrated and have an overrated Blow hard as Coach. Bama would hand Matt Barkley his ass.

  43. tominma says: Sep 2, 2012 7:38 PM

    Alabama is the defending national champion! They were ranked #1 at the end of the season. They’re a powerful team. Until they are beaten or have to squeak thru a victory against a very inferior team, they should remain #1 until they are beaten!

  44. kozbee says: Sep 2, 2012 9:33 PM

    IMO Bama should be #1 till USC proves themselves that they are a contender.As for the Mich team even if it was Vandy they were playing they still would of lost.Rankings at this time actually mean nothing till top tier teams play several games that are meaningful then it can prove who is the best.Most teams start game 1 with weaker teams as we all know then after getting into conference play then rankings mean alot.Goodluck to everyones team this season.

  45. goodellsadouche says: Sep 2, 2012 9:45 PM

    @iknoweverythingdk says:Sep 2, 2012 3:17 AM

    “I pray BAMA plays USC for the national championship lol USC is off groundation and its time to show the sec that they still cant compete with the trojans! Bama has no QB! Thats not gonna cut it this year!”

    Whatever you’re smokin!!! Pass it this way!! It must be exceptional! If you watched football you’d know that to BE the man, you have to BEat the man! Last I checked the SEC has won the last 6. I hope you get whatever team wins the S.E.C. Championship. If you think playin U.S.C. in Pasadena strikes fear in anyone, you’re stoned outta your gourd.

  46. Deb says: Sep 2, 2012 11:11 PM

    @trojan33sc …

    When you say Bama “stole” Washington’s offensive coordinator, do you mean they sent a crew to Washington to kidnap the guy? So they hog-tied him, threw him in the back of a truck, and dragged him to Alabama against his will? And I guess that means Colorado State “stole” our previous offensive coordinator, huh?

    Geez, all these federal offenses going on and not a word on the news. Where’s Nancy Grace when you need her?

  47. jko54 says: Sep 3, 2012 2:26 AM

    @houndofthebaskervols

    I think it is AJ, and I hope you are right, I have been waiting for October the 20th for too long…Neyland will be rockin’, gotta love the Big Orange man…Just be ready for multiple choruses of “Rocky Top”…one can dream, right?

  48. 22bju says: Sep 3, 2012 2:41 AM

    Yes Alabama is better.

    They called the dogs off in the first quarter.

    You can’t run on them. No running? No wins against that team

  49. boomergh says: Sep 3, 2012 6:12 AM

    I think Michigan was over rated. Let’s wait a couple of games and then adjust.

  50. manchestermiracle says: Sep 3, 2012 11:09 AM

    Normtide: Sorry, you’re right, eight conference games. One less than the Pac12 plays. But I stand on the point that SEC teams schedule cream-puff FCS schools every year and never get penalized for it. Ole Miss has two on the schedule this year. How does that impact their strength-of-schedule ranking, which then would impact the s-o-s ranking of every other SEC team that plays them?

    One reason the BCS sucks is that they won’t release the formulas their almighty computers use to produce the rankings. And apparently strength-of-schedule is utter BS. I’m not saying that other conferences are stronger, just that there doesn’t seem to be any penalty to padding your win-loss record with second-tier teams.

  51. jko54 says: Sep 3, 2012 11:48 AM

    @manchestermiracle

    You mention Ole Miss? cream puff schedule, obviously you didn’t look past their first 2 games. The almighty high ranked trojans, have 2, yes 2 only ranked teams on their schedule, and one is Stanford at no. 21, only 1 top ten team, that is 8.3% of their schedule against top 10 teams! Ole Miss has 4 opponents in the top 10, 4! and a 5th team, Texas is 15th, that is 5 of 12 games playing teams in the top 15, that is 41.7% of their schedule is top 15 teams, 33% against top 10 and you talk about them having a weak schedule????? USC plays one, Ole Miss plays 5 and you say the SEC has a weak schedule? geez man, look at the other teams in the SEC also, same thing…there is no comparison on strength of schedule. Ole Miss plays a lot tougher schedule than the Trojans, by far.

    According to the AP, including the teams receiving votes, that is the top 44 teams, USC only plays 5 teams in the top 44 (that is only 41.7%), Ole Miss plays that many in the top 15, and in the top 44 Ole Miss plays 8! That is 8 of 12 (that btw, is 66.7%)!

    The only cream puff around is between your ears!

  52. bballdad says: Sep 3, 2012 11:59 AM

    I’m a die hard LSU fan but in all honesty the Tide should have entered the season as the #1 team in the country. They clearly laid the wood on Michigan and looked quite well doing so. Saban is a true general.

  53. blueinok says: Sep 3, 2012 1:24 PM

    Husband and son at the game. They say Alabama is that good. Congrats to them.
    P.S. want to report that my boys said the Alabama fans were great!

  54. whalerpilot says: Sep 3, 2012 3:13 PM

    USC doesn’t play anyone except a mid level Stanford until Nov when they play Oregon. Don’t expect USC to stay near the top with their schedule. Might as well drop them to number 3 or 4 until or if they beat Oregon. USC and Oregon should be tied for third place at best and West Virgina should be ahead of Oklahoma. USC beating Stanford does not make you a Number one Team. Sorry no respect until you beat Oregon.

  55. bringbacktheflex says: Sep 3, 2012 11:42 PM

    I think you have to ask, why was Michigan #8 to begin with?

    Every year a lot of teams in the Big Ten and SEC get ranked high for some reason. Then when the other teams beat them it looks so good. Why was Michigan ranked so high?

    USC always scheduled respected teams until recently when they joined the rest of the NCAA scheduling the cream-puffs. Every year USC would face ranked Ohio State and ranked Notre Dame. And every year USC would pound them into the ground.

    Bama fans act like they don’t fatten up on teams like Florida Atlantic, Western Carolina, Ole Miss, and Western Kentucky – every year.

  56. jko54 says: Sep 4, 2012 12:30 AM

    @bringbacktheflex

    try removing the fat between your ears, at least Ole Miss plays one of the toughest schedules in the NCAA, 4 of their opponents are in the top 10, 5 in the top 15…they did have a Nutcracker for a coach, but he’s gone, they aren’t the cream puff you think they are!

  57. bringbacktheflex says: Sep 4, 2012 1:12 AM

    jk054:
    “Ole Miss plays one of the toughest schedules in the NCAA”

    How does that not make them a creampuff? If you get beaten up by Mike Tyson does that make you a contender?

  58. jko54 says: Sep 4, 2012 2:23 AM

    granted the last 2 years were crappy to say the least, but the 2 years before, they beat the 2 previous BCS champs on the road, won back to back Cotton Bowls, were 9-4 each year. From 97 to 03 only Arkansas had as many consecutive bowl appearances in the SEC west division, not even mighty Ala did that! 8 of the last 15 years they went bowling, 3 cottons (beating Texas Tech, Oklahoma State) and 3 independence bowls (beating Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Nebraska), losing only to West Virginia in 2000…7 wins 1 loss.

    Were you likewise calling Alabama a “creampuff” when they went 6-7 in ’06, or 4-9 in ’03, or 3-8 in ’00, or 4-7 in ’97…?

    what about when bama went 6-6 in ’04, or only 7-6 in ’07, or only 7-5 in ’98 and ’01…all of these are within the past 14 years…during these 8 years of 14, (that’s more than half by the way), Great Alabama was 44-53 (in the same 8 years Ole Miss was 50-45), for 4 of the years they were 17-31 (Ole Miss was 29-20…and you call Ole Miss a cream puff?

    Even the Great teams have bad years, oh and granted it has been awhile but in the last 60 years only 14 teams have won or shared more national titles than Ole Miss…

    …so, if you open your mouth and show yourself as a complete illiterate fool when you talk about something you obviously know nothing about does that make you a cream puff?

    answer: yes…maybe there is time while the season is young to change your id to bringbackthecreampuff!

  59. jko54 says: Sep 4, 2012 2:38 AM

    @bringbacktheflex

    and since you used Tyson as your big name, isn’t he a Cream Puff, he got his ass handed to him when it was knocked to the canvas and he was KO’d 3 of his last 4 fights! (not counting his joke of a return from retirement when they fought wearing t-shirts and headgear)

  60. bamafan36 says: Sep 4, 2012 7:41 AM

    iknoweverythingdk says:
    Sep 2, 2012 3:17 AM
    “I pray BAMA plays USC for the national championship lol USC is off groundation and its time to show the sec that they still cant compete with the trojans! Bama has no QB! Thats not gonna cut it this year!”

    Not only do you NOT know everything….you know nothing! Bama is five and two against the University of Seized and Confiscated. Beyond that, every Heisman hopeful that we face, is no longer mentioned after we play them. So, I ask you, do you REALLY want Barkley to lose draft stock and play us? He can’t handle the punishment that an SEC defense will put on him. There’s a reason that we put more players in the NFL draft than any other conference!

    Besides the talent, you will be out coached, regardless of who you face from the SEC. Kiffin is a terrible coach, who would not even be in the game, if not for his daddy’s resume from fifty years ago!

    Also, some idiot keeps rambling about ESPN’s bias towards SEC programs. Doesn’t the University of Seized and Confiscated still have contracts in place with NBC, CBS, and FOX?

    Just for fodder, if the media outlets were honest, who (but SEC fans) would continue to watch College Football? They have to give you simpletons hope ;p

  61. bamafan36 says: Sep 4, 2012 7:57 AM

    bringbacktheflex says:
    Sep 3, 2012 11:42 PM
    “I think you have to ask, why was Michigan #8 to begin with?

    Every year a lot of teams in the Big Ten and SEC get ranked high for some reason. Then when the other teams beat them it looks so good. Why was Michigan ranked so high?

    USC always scheduled respected teams until recently when they joined the rest of the NCAA scheduling the cream-puffs. Every year USC would face ranked Ohio State and ranked Notre Dame. And every year USC would pound them into the ground.

    Bama fans act like they don’t fatten up on teams like Florida Atlantic, Western Carolina, Ole Miss, and Western Kentucky – every year.”

    They were ranked that high because they are that good. Don’t look at our dominance over them, as their being over rated!

    The reason we have five teams in the Top Ten, is because we have that level of talent and are THAT good! We finished with four in the top ten, in last years final poll. How many were did the Pouting Azz Conference have?

    When was the last time Notre Dame was mentioned in the same sentence with football greatness? (chants of Rudy, Rudy, Rudy)

    The “cream puff schools”, as you call them, get millions of dollars to play us. It’s called charity. Spreading the wealth. Not only that, they would compete with your in conference rivals! You then, play schools like San Diego State and Hawaii.

    Every time I think of the University of Seized and Confiscated, I hear another Real Men of Genius song……We salute you, Mr. Overrated, Overpaid, can’t beat the SEC, have to vacate wins and return trophies…..Mr. Insignificant!

  62. hsvrebelsfan says: Sep 4, 2012 11:08 AM

    As an Ole Miss fan I would just like to see USC play our schedule and see how they do.

  63. jko54 says: Sep 4, 2012 2:25 PM

    @hsvrebelsfan

    that is what i have been saying! cream puff idiots that think they know about football…but none of them want to read the facts about Ole Miss…USC might post a .500 season, if luck and the refs were on their side.

  64. bamafan36 says: Sep 4, 2012 8:23 PM

    Their “specialty players” (QB, RB, and WR’s) would be unable to handle the rigors of the SEC. They are not deep enough, nor talented enough to even handle the SEC East for an entire season! Much less the SEC West! They are ALWAYS overrated, overpaid, under coached, and under talented. There is a reason that we have won six BCS Titles in a row, and had a match up of two SEC West teams in last years NC. I can’t wait for their belly-aching in 2014! We will hear, then, that the playoff system needs to include 8 teams. Then, when we put four of the eight teams in, it will need to be sixteen. Before you know it, the SEC West teams will play each other three times in a season.

  65. mstiger1 says: Sep 4, 2012 11:32 PM

    I hope USC is still standing after that powder puff schedule. One of the SEC teams will crush them if they aren’t on probation again with that new crook Kiffin as coach.

  66. mstiger1 says: Sep 4, 2012 11:34 PM

    Agreed Bamafan36, how many times do you think LSU and Bama will have to play each other in the playoffs?

  67. klownboy says: Sep 5, 2012 1:02 PM

    Bama is the best team in the country. And they did not beat a cream-puff in Hawaii at home in its first game, eh USC?

  68. timh1955 says: Sep 5, 2012 2:48 PM

    All of USC’s games except one (Oregon) are cream-puff teams but then the PAC12 is a cream-puff conference.

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