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How Meyer lost out on $100,000 during bowl season

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07:59 AM ET 01.10 | Urban Meyer now has 100,000 reasons to hold a grudge against Oregon. [Meyer] contract stipulates that he earns a $250,000 bonus for finishing in the top two of the AP poll. With the two top-ranked teams -- Notre Dame and Alabama -- playing each other for the championship, the Buckeyes would have had a chance to do that. Alabama's 42-14 blowout victory did drop Notre Dame behind Ohio State, the only undefeated team in the Football Bowl Subdivision. But Oregon's impressive 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl was enough for the 60 AP media voters to push the previously fifth-ranked Ducks comfortably ahead of the Buckeyes. ... Still, Meyer will collect $150,000 for finishing in the top 10 of the final rankings.

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January 10, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Like he cares......chump change to him.

January 10, 2013  08:20 AM ET

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Alabama (59) 13-1 1475
2 Oregon 12-1 1358
3 Ohio State 12-0 1302
4 Notre Dame 12-1 1288
5 Georgia

Off ESPN WEB-SITE finally AP Rankings?

January 10, 2013  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Alabama (59) 13-1 1475 2 Oregon 12-1 1358 3 Ohio State 12-0 1302 4 Notre Dame 12-1 1288 5 Georgia Off ESPN WEB-SITE finally AP Rankings?

And ND Still ranked higher then they deserve...........

January 10, 2013  08:24 AM ET

Legends Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS PREV TRENDING
1 Alabama (17)13-1
425
1--
2 Oregon12-1
400
31
3 Georgia12-2
385
52
4 Texas A&M11-2
378
95
5 Stanford12-2
348
83
6 South Carolina11-2
323
104
7 Notre Dame12-1
310
25
8 Clemson11-2
305
135
9 Florida State12-2
276
123
10 LSU10-3
272
73
11 Louisville11-2
259
154
12 Kansas State11-2
252
66

Only poll to get it right.......

January 10, 2013  08:42 AM ET

The only undefeated team is number 1! All others are only pretenders.

January 10, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Urban isn't stupid, he knows that his team would have gotten handled by a couple teams in the top 5. To many (including myself) this year was a good thing, Meyer got to see what his team is capable of doing without a ton of scrutiny hanging over his head. Once his recruits start making their way to the field this is going to be on hell of a team!!!

January 10, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Roll Tide! We're #1!

January 10, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Legends Poll RK TEAM RECORD PTS PREV TRENDING 1 Alabama (17)13-14251-- 2 Oregon12-140031 3 Georgia12-238552 4 Texas A&M11-237895 5 Stanford12-234883 6 South Carolina11-2323104 7 Notre Dame12-131025 8 Clemson11-2305135 9 Florida State12-2276123 10 LSU10-327273 11 Louisville11-2259154 12 Kansas State11-225266 Only poll to get it right.......

UF has beaten four teams on that poll.

January 10, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

UF has beaten four teams on that poll.

..and lost to two of them...but that is still a +2

January 10, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

..and lost to two of them...but that is still a +2

Played 6 out of the top 15. No team on that list is even close. It might have been a dumpster fire of a bowl game but UF had a heck of a run this season.

January 10, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

..and lost to two of them...but that is still a +2

UGA, TAMU, LSU, and USC played 3 top 12 teams. Lost twice.

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January 10, 2013  10:15 AM ET

Good giggley wiggley, must every thread be poluted with the never-ending ND-Bama blather?

Comment #14 has been removed
January 10, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Only in Alabama. Congratulations on your upteenth MNC. Stay Classy.

Toilet Paper Laundry Detergent Toilet Paper.

January 10, 2013  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Played 6 out of the top 15. No team on that list is even close. It might have been a dumpster fire of a bowl game but UF had a heck of a run this season.

Agree...UF played a tough schedule...Bama, not so much. Only two 'til the CCG and NCG.

If you look at the SEC schedules closely, UF, LSU and aTm all had tougher SEC scheds than Bama. Not even close.

Royal screw job IMHO.

January 10, 2013  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Good giggley wiggley, must every thread be poluted with the never-ending ND-Bama blather?

They're both real good.

January 10, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Toilet Paper Laundry Detergent Toilet Paper.

The new chant TP-LD-TP

January 10, 2013  10:30 AM ET

Quad

 
January 10, 2013  10:34 AM ET

Guess the kids are going to have to have their cereal without milk because of those Ducks.

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