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Posted: 1/10/2012 9:28:55 PM
Or the SEC Championship basically? lol


Can Alabama split up and play against themselves in Miami?
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Posted: 1/10/2012 9:46:34 PM
Usc might have something to say about it next year. 
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Posted: 1/10/2012 9:54:13 PM
Don't know... Either Bama or LSU again, and prob USC. 
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Posted: 1/10/2012 9:54:37 PM
Either way, it's an SEC win 7 years in a row. 
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Posted: 1/10/2012 10:04:07 PM
USC getting to the NC game 

Lane kiffin

He's not taking USC to the promise land.  
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Posted: 1/10/2012 10:29:37 PM
LSU will be pretty friggin loaded next year, they basically bring back the same team with an actual competent QB coming in to play.
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Posted: 1/10/2012 10:59:12 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rhslurve6:

USC getting to the NC game 

Lane kiffin

He's not taking USC to the promise land.  

Why not? He had a 10 win team this year and it was a pretty young squad for the most part. They should have beat Stanford this season. He went in to Oregon and won convincingly also. This USC team really improved as the season went on as well. From what I heard the team had something like 19 red shirts as well. I would be shocked if they don't win the Pac 12 next season. The non conference schedule isn't all that tough either so an undefeated season isn't out of the question. Only downside is they will be losing Matt Kalil(Left Tackle). 

And after what happened with LSU in this title game I don't think the voters are going to be to keen on putting 2 SEC teams in the title game if they have another viable option. 
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Posted: 1/10/2012 10:59:38 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Tappy:

Either way, it's an SEC win 7 years in a row. 

If it is, I hope it's Auburn. 
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Posted: 1/10/2012 11:20:21 PM
LSU VS USC.
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Posted: 1/10/2012 11:47:32 PM

If LSU can get some quality QB play out of Zach Mettenberger next season, they will be the team to beat IMO.

With the ridiculous amount of talent that Saban continues to stockpile in Tuscaloosa, they will always be a factor even though they'll be replacing most of their defense next season.  How much of that defense is still unknown at this time, but suffice to say it'll a significant chunk.

With Alabama returning the best offensive line in the college football virtually intact, if they can find a good offensive coordinator that can mesh with the significant talent Alabama already has on that side of the ball, they should be a very good offensive team.

Complicating things for Alabama is that they will have a significantly more difficult schedule next season.

Whoever wins the game between Alabama and LSU in Baton Rouge next season will most likely win the conference championship and the national championship.  Right now I lean LSU.

I still think there is a pretty significant talent disparity between Alabama and LSU versus any non-SEC team they might face in the BCS championship game, so I don't see the SEC run on national championships ending anytime soon.

Arkansas will also be a significant force to be dealt with.  IMO they still need to improve in the trenches to knock-off Alabama or LSU however.

I'm not familiar enough with the rosters of other teams outside the SEC yet to make an educated guess as to who will meet the SEC team in the championship game.  My guess right now would be the winner of the Big 12 or PAC 10.

I would think that Oregon, USC and maybe Washigton would be the top contenders in the PAC 10.

With Missouri and Texas A&M heading to the SEC, the BIG 12 Conference will be significantly weaker next season.  That should help pave the way for someone like Oklahoma to emerge from that conference undefeated.

My early uninformed opinion right now is LSU vs. Oklahoma in the national championship game, with LSU easily beating the Sooners for the national championship.

 

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Posted: 1/10/2012 11:47:38 PM
Oregon will play spoiler and have its revenge against USC, the Big 10 will massacre itself as usual, and the entire east coast will continue its irrelevance.  With the talent they have returning I could see either of the Big 12 newcomers running the table in a down year for the much computer loved conference.  To nobody's surprise they play the winner of Alabama/LSU.
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Posted: 1/10/2012 11:54:58 PM
I think LSU wins it all. Not quite sure about team #2 i lean oklahoma. I have USC vs Michigan in Rose Bowl. Oregon in the fiestabowl. I'll know for sure when i get the phil steele book and look at the schedules. But 1 thing ain't changing i think LSU wins it all
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Posted: 1/10/2012 11:56:25 PM
also and don't hold me to it but south carolina in the sugar bowl
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Posted: 1/10/2012 11:59:06 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by jimmydafreak:

If LSU can get some quality QB play out of Zach Mettenberger next season, they will be the team to beat IMO.

With the ridiculous amount of talent that Saban continues to stockpile in Tuscaloosa, they will always be a factor even though they'll be replacing most of their defense next season.  How much of that defense is still unknown at this time, but suffice to say it'll a significant chunk.

With Alabama returning the best offensive line in the college football virtually intact, if they can find a good offensive coordinator that can mesh with the significant talent Alabama already has on that side of the ball, they should be a very good offensive team.

Complicating things for Alabama is that they will have a significantly more difficult schedule next season.

Whoever wins the game between Alabama and LSU in Baton Rouge next season will most likely win the conference championship and the national championship.  Right now I lean LSU.

I still think there is a pretty significant talent disparity between Alabama and LSU versus any non-SEC team they might face in the BCS championship game, so I don't see the SEC run on national championships ending anytime soon.

Arkansas will also be a significant force to be dealt with.  IMO they still need to improve in the trenches to knock-off Alabama or LSU however.

I'm not familiar enough with the rosters of other teams outside the SEC yet to make an educated guess as to who will meet the SEC team in the championship game.  My guess right now would be the winner of the Big 12 or PAC 10.

I would think that Oregon, USC and maybe Washigton would be the top contenders in the PAC 10.

With Missouri and Texas A&M heading to the SEC, the BIG 12 Conference will be significantly weaker next season.  That should help pave the way for someone like Oklahoma to emerge from that conference undefeated.

My early uninformed opinion right now is LSU vs. Oklahoma in the national championship game, with LSU easily beating the Sooners for the national championship.

 

not being an behind freak but it's now the pac12
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Posted: 1/11/2012 12:12:27 AM
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Why not? He had a 10 win team this year and it was a pretty young squad for the most part. They should have beat Stanford this season. He went in to Oregon and won convincingly also. This USC team really improved as the season went on as well. From what I heard the team had something like 19 red shirts as well. I would be shocked if they don't win the Pac 12 next season. The non conference schedule isn't all that tough either so an undefeated season isn't out of the question. Only downside is they will be losing Matt Kalil(Left Tackle). 

And after what happened with LSU in this title game I don't think the voters are going to be to keen on putting 2 SEC teams in the title game if they have another viable option. 

USC will definitely a force to be reckoned with next season, but I think their lack of overall roster depth will hurt them.  They won't be able to endure any significant injuries.

 

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Posted: 1/11/2012 12:13:51 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Ktrain:


If it is, I hope it's Auburn. 

I would not consider Auburn a team on the rise, at least not to the extent that they can compete with the elite of the SEC.

 

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Posted: 1/11/2012 12:14:47 AM
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not being an behind freak but it's now the pac12

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Posted: 1/11/2012 12:56:18 AM
dont sleep on michigan, this coming from a penn state fan if they can somehow beat a bama team who loses a ton. (i know they reload) but mich could run the big 10 table

anyway, usc vs lsu
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Posted: 1/11/2012 1:01:04 AM
Florida will play LSU in Atlanta


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Posted: 1/11/2012 1:32:54 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by jwheels86:

Florida will play LSU in Atlanta


Wouldn't shock me, but Georgia and South Carolina will both be very good again.  Both teams lose very little.  It should be a wide open race in the East again.  I haven't seen any of the schedules yet, but that will be a huge factor.  That's what sunk Florida this season.

 

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Posted: 1/11/2012 2:12:31 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by jimmydafreak:

Wouldn't shock me, but Georgia and South Carolina will both be very good again.  Both teams lose very little.  It should be a wide open race in the East again.  I haven't seen any of the schedules yet, but that will be a huge factor.  That's what sunk Florida this season.

 



Georgia at South Carolina ...... Oct.6th

South Carolina at LSU ............Oct 13th

South Carolina at Florida.........Oct 20th
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Posted: 1/11/2012 8:11:36 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Ktrain:


Why not? He had a 10 win team this year and it was a pretty young squad for the most part. They should have beat Stanford this season. He went in to Oregon and won convincingly also. This USC team really improved as the season went on as well. From what I heard the team had something like 19 red shirts as well. I would be shocked if they don't win the Pac 12 next season. The non conference schedule isn't all that tough either so an undefeated season isn't out of the question. Only downside is they will be losing Matt Kalil(Left Tackle). 

And after what happened with LSU in this title game I don't think the voters are going to be to keen on putting 2 SEC teams in the title game if they have another viable option. 

Yes, USC got hot to end this year.  They were playing the hunter role.  Next year they will be in the hunted role.  Big difference and I don't see Lane Kiffin taking USC to even a one loss season.  I think they slip up twice next year in there new role.

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Posted: 1/11/2012 8:37:44 AM
Watch out for Georgia next year. They have a cupcake schedule and a strong recruiting class coming in. They don't play bama lsu or arky and their ooc games are buff fau Georgia southern Georgia tech. Usc should be a contender also
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Posted: 1/11/2012 9:44:37 AM
It is pretty much the same list of teams as last year in terms of talent.

The schedules will be important

Bama has to go to LSU, Arkansas, Missou, and Tenn, and play Mich in Cowboy Stadium.

LSU  has to go to Auburn, Florida, A&M, and Arkansas.

Arkansas has to go to Auburn, SC, and Miss St and has one game TBA


So, Arkansas has by far the easiest schedule in the SEC West among the top 3.


In the Pac 12,

Oregon travels to Seattle to play Wash St, ASU, USC, Cal, and Ore St

USC travels to New jersey to play Cuse, Stanford, Utah, Washington, Arizona, and UCLA

USC gets the key game with Oregon at home.

B12 schedule is not set yet, due to whether or not WV plays a B12 schedule.

Right now, I'd probably bet these teams at these odds.  I don't even know how much talent each team will lose, so...

Arkansas 15-1
Bama  11-1
LSU 7-1
Oregon 14-1
USC 10-1


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Posted: 1/11/2012 11:01:30 AM
I would be all over USC if you gave me 10-1. Experienced QB and their biggest game at home(Oregon). Problem is they will most likely draw the Ducks twice next year. After this years title game I have my doubts about them beating the Ducks twice. Bama at 11-1 would worth a shot as well.

I know odds for both teams aren't nearly that high though.

I still think USC can run the table with their schedule next year. And if they do, they will jump over any 1 loss SEC team after what happened with this years title game.
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