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@JamesKeith the final total at the end of phase 2 will be just north of 80,000.
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@Bocktean @USCTraveler Also that ASU/MIZZ game was won in overtime against a first year quarterback's first game against a BCS foe.
1 year ago on Push Begins For Regular-Season Big 12-SEC Games, But SEC-ACC Games May Make More Sense
@USCTraveler Yes, last year. But one year does not a reputation make.
Also, I too agree that the SEC should do something similar to what the Big 10 and Pac 12 are doing. I tried to illustrate that but my post was deleted. I wanted to show whose idea it was, but apparently linking is a no-no here.
This cross conference game would be great for college football ,I agree.
But like I said, just because the SEC plays 1 less game conference game doesn't necessarily mean its against a non BCS conference foe. Because many do play BCS foes out of conference already. Aside from that, every school should be able to schedule how they like because it gives schools a chance to play new games against new teams, brush up for the season, get into new recruiting territories and hopefully get a win before the grind of the season. really it all comes out in the end. if you play a weak schedule, people who play better schedules will be ranked above you generally
Also, I disagree on the bottom feeders being interchangeable. Just because two teams finish at the bottom of their respective leagues doesn't mean they are equal. Would you take either osu/wsu over uk/ole miss?
@USCTraveler USC is the exception to the rule. those "weak" ooc schedules you're referring to from the big 10 and sec is because the competition is much stiffer in both leagues especially concerning the SEC. Don't believe it? check the strength of schedule. check the rankings every year. Pac 10 teams have a hard time getting more than 3 teams in the top 25. Don't talk down on the schedule of these other leagues when you're league is pulling up the rear on the field with the big 4 conferences.
Alright. this is a pet peeve of my mine. If you are going to reference US News and World report you need t take a good look at their methodology . Frankly, its crap. To attempt to measure the scope and merits of a university by irrelevant numbers such as ACT/SAT test scores (which happen before college!) class size of students over 20, and acceptance rate is rediculous. What about real measures of a schools ability like job placement rates. University graduates perception in the marketplace. # of successful alumni, statewide economic impact, etc., These are no where to be found.
Note well: AAU status is by invitation only and represents many of the national Universities that recieve the most in federal research funding. Emphasis on research at research universities with an implied focus on graduate programs.
Apples and Oranges. Please do not equate U.S. News and World report which makes slight adjustments in their algorithims each year to sell issues, to the AAU.
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