NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Ok week three gone what's your tkae?
September 19, 2010, 10:13 PM
So now we have had a chance to see the teams and where they stand. How does everyone see the season.
September 19, 2010  10:23 PM ET

Well week 3 is over and I must say there are teams out there who are shocking me. OU and TX are struggling in the south win or not they just don't look like a championship team. The Huskers though they blew out Wash I just don't think they are there yet but it's good to see them back to being a contender. tOSU they look good but still the only team that has impressed me the most has been Bama. It just looks like they have the whole package. Boise has the BCS scratching it's head ( they will rub it bald if 2 or more top five teams see a loss ). I'm excited to see where the season will end it is really shaping up to be a good one.

September 19, 2010  11:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Well week 3 is over and I must say there are teams out there who are shocking me.

OU and TX are struggling in the south win or not they just don't look like a championship team.

The Huskers though they blew out Wash I just don't think they are there yet but it's good to see them back to being a contender.

tOSU they look good

still the only team that has impressed me the most has been Bama. It just looks like they have the whole package.

Boise has the BCS scratching it's head ( they will rub it bald if 2 or more top five teams see a loss ). I'm excited to see where the season will end it is really shaping up to be a good one.

I agree. Right now, Bama is head and shoulders above everyone else, IMO. I think the AP poll has the rest of the top 6 right:
2. tOSU
3. Boise
4. TCU
5. Oregon
6. Nebraska

Although I would swap Nebraska and Oregon. Beyond that, I think there is a huge drop off based on what teams have accomplished on the field so far.

The cool part about this season is that pretty much everyone is breaking in new players at key positions, so we get to see teams progress as the season goes on. I'm guessing that UF's offense will be greatly improved by November, for example. Should be fun to watch.

September 19, 2010  11:18 PM ET

No real change thus far from the pre-season, other than the Big East and ACC look to be worse than I thought.

September 19, 2010  11:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

No real change thus far from the pre-season, other than the Big East and ACC look to be worse than I thought.

Wow do you have that right! I thought the ACC was going to be a lot better than what has turned out .

September 19, 2010  11:35 PM ET

Of course you know when conference games get into full swing all gloves are off. TX may be struggling but they have Mac Brown and he is a great leader. Going to be interesting to see how the Big 12 south to pan out.

September 20, 2010  12:46 AM ET

Still to early to tell, by game seven we will know who the best teams are, or most of them. Some teams we wont know till their bowl game, good OOC game. If the season ended today the rankings look accurate. I think that parity below the top ten gives a appearance that they are mediocre, it's deceptive.

September 20, 2010  03:43 AM ET

In week 3, I think the 'polls' are a fun topic for the fans and media, but leave a lot to be desired in terms of accuracy.

It's just too early to start 'ranking' teams - especially considering the level of competition that most teams have faced.



Right now, I see about a 5 way tie for the top spot.

I see a few 'top 10' teams that have struggled against inferior competition.

I see a few teams that have absolutley clobbered the 3 teams they've played, yet are only 'ranked' in the 10-20 range.

September 20, 2010  05:23 AM ET

I'll make a call on Bama when they play a team that's worth a ****. Right now I can't judge them based on playing San Jose State, Penn State with a freshman QB, and Duke.

The same can apply to my team with wins over UNC, Vandy, and MSU but crowning the Tide based on their previous schedule is a bit premature.

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September 20, 2010  08:05 AM ET
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I'll make a call on Bama when they play a team that's worth a ****. Right now I can't judge them based on playing San Jose State, Penn State with a freshman QB, and Duke.The same can apply to my team with wins over UNC, Vandy, and MSU but crowning the Tide based on their previous schedule is a bit premature.

I agree with your assessment of 'Bama. Mallett and the Razorbacks receivers should give their young DB's a test next week.

Oregon and Nebraska have looked impressive albeit against against extremely inferior competition.

Boise and TCU are overrrated. No way either of these teams should be ranked in the top 5.

I agree with JRM concerning TX and their 12 freshmen starters. This is our rebuilding year and no matter how good the recruits are you can't recruit experience. Our running game left town with Jamaal Charles a couple of years ago. I'll cheer for my team but I expect 2 losses along the way.

OU can kick the living **** out of TCU and Boise today, tomorrow, the next day, the one after that, and so on, and so on ... Any questions?

The week 3 rankings are from the AP poll - the one the BCS kicked out of the formula. I've always said journalists are experts on absolutely nothing and so far the AP journalists are proving me right.

September 20, 2010  09:26 AM ET

My thoughts so far.

- Bama looks like the best team, easily, but that doesn't mean I am crowning them anything just yet..they will have to earn it in the SEC and the BCS title game.

- TCU and Boise St. can play with anyone but at the end of the season they may not have accomplished enough (because of their schedule) to get into the title game. But they are excellent teams.

- The SEC is typically deep. The Big 10 is deep also, perhaps surprisingly to some. The Big 12 is strong at the top but seems to have fallen off in the mid and lower levels. The ACC is the same as the past two years. We keep hearing about how someone will emerge but no one ever does. They are not a bad conference overall, just no breakout teams. The Big East is close to horrific this year. That is too bad for a conference that has spent the past several years being underrated by about everyone. PAC10 is interesting but kind of up in the air right now with some teams impressing and some disappointing.

- My Gators are mundane. That they have improved marginally each game is the best I can say about them. Brantley is ok, has a strong arm, but doesn't have a quick release and seems to stare down receivers. He looks kind of Tebowesque without the running ability. Still no consistent running game.

- Oregon has an incredible fast break offense and seems to have a decent defense. I will need to see more of them but have been impressed so far.

- Polls don't mean much to me at this stage of the season.

September 20, 2010  11:14 AM ET
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OU can kick the living **** out of TCU and Boise today, tomorrow, the next day, the one after that, and so on, and so on ... Any questions?

Yes, just one.
Why did they almost get beat by the team that by all accounts is myabe the fourth best team in the MWC?

September 20, 2010  11:23 AM ET

...and I remember last year, people bashing TCU for beating the AFA in Colorado Springs only by seven in the middle of a freak snowstorm against the best running team in the country. The AFA might just be a little better than most suspect.

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September 20, 2010  11:38 AM ET
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If by OU, you mean Oregon, I might be inclined to agree with you. The other OU? I'll put my money on BSU and TCU.

Tnerb, I agree 100%. I think Oregon would be a much tougher opponent that OU. Although, tBSU proved last year that you can shut Oregon down also.
Not often I disagree with the Dr., but this is one time for sure.

September 20, 2010  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I agree with your assessment of 'Bama. Mallett and the Razorbacks receivers should give their young DB's a test next week.Oregon and Nebraska have looked impressive albeit against against extremely inferior competition.Boise and TCU are overrrated. No way either of these teams should be ranked in the top 5. I agree with JRM concerning TX and their 12 freshmen starters. This is our rebuilding year and no matter how good the recruits are you can't recruit experience. Our running game left town with Jamaal Charles a couple of years ago. I'll cheer for my team but I expect 2 losses along the way. OU can kick the living **** out of TCU and Boise today, tomorrow, the next day, the one after that, and so on, and so on ... Any questions?The week 3 rankings are from the AP poll - the one the BCS kicked out of the formula. I've always said journalists are experts on absolutely nothing and so far the AP journalists are proving me right.

Hmmm, OU can kick the crap out of almost anyone. They typically have not vs BSU and MWC teams though. (See BSU, BYU, and AFA this year). AFA and Utah State are not the class of the MWC and WAC and both teams gave OU all they could handle this season.

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September 20, 2010  12:18 PM ET
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Are we talkin' about Oregon or Zero U? Y'all have the old fart confused.

I think we(Dr. BFG) were actually talking about Zero U, but Tnerb brought up that Oregon would be tougher than Zero U so I'm confused too.

September 20, 2010  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Are we talkin' about Oregon or Zero U? Y'all have the old fart confused.

Both, they should play each other again-call it the "Replay Bowl II".....

 
September 20, 2010  01:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I think we(Dr. BFG) were actually talking about Zero U, but Tnerb brought up that Oregon would be tougher than Zero U so I'm confused too.

I was intentionally stirring the pot, with a little shock value (sorry Ghost) to illustrate a point. The AP rankings are pointless and the BCS agrees.

BSU and TCU have earned the right to be mentioned in the top 10 but ... not in the top 5 ... not just yet. Until they play and beat a top 5 team they shouldn't be considered top 5 material ... not with their wimpy schedules.

I get free TCU tickets every week and end up giving them away. I'm planning to attend the BYU and Air Force games but that's it. The rest of TCU's games are quite frankly a joke because TCU is a big fish in a small pond. After I watch TCU play BYU and Air Force with my own eyes (not SportsCenter highlights) I'll let you know if I think TCU can beat OU.

Now on to Oregon. Beating New Mexico, Tennessee's half-a-squad and Div. 1-AA Portland State means you leapfrog other teams into the top 5? Sorry Tnerb it's a little premature to mention the ducks as top 5 material but again ... it's the AP.

The AP poll is made up of journalists who can't get a real job due to the educational requirements.

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