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Where will this LSU team rank in the history of college football?

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I know I'm a homer, but c'mon. 15-0. Seven wins against top 10 teams. Heisman. 

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not even top 10.. maybe 99 

 
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footballfan1984-

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Best offense ever easy

 
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It has to be up there...

 

Quality of their wins, records broken, Heisman winner. Their defense got healthy at the right time and showed the true potential of LSU. The team that played in the national championship would have beaten Bama and Auburn worse than what they did. Dropping 37 and 42 on UGA and Clemson respectively is insane.

 
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The offense alone puts them in the top 10.  That was probably the best team we've seen in a very long time.  That was the best offense we've EVER seen, no doubt about it.  
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It's really tough to compare college, because teams vary so much year to year due to graduation.  How do you know if LSU is that good, or that the rest of the SEC is terrible this year?

Probably have to wait and see how much NFL talent is on the team...
 
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I think evaluating college teams based upon how they do in the pros is a terrible way to look at it. Tim Tebow was one of the greatest qb’s in college ever and he didn’t even pan out to be a back up. 
I don’t think it’s hard to compare college teams when they break records, beat 4-5 top 10 teams and win a national championship. Not many teams on that list... just saying 
 
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Quote Originally Posted by firesox:

Best offense ever easy


What ????
 
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They're Great 

But #12 all time is the highest I could put them ....

My friends and I debate this every year 
 
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What ????

Curious as to why you think that's so improbable?? 
 
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Definitely top 10 if not top 5...Many consider that Miami 2001 team to be the best...history will tell us...

 

 
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Quote Originally Posted by DestroyThePitch:

I think evaluating college teams based upon how they do in the pros is a terrible way to look at it. Tim Tebow was one of the greatest qb’s in college ever and he didn’t even pan out to be a back up. I don’t think it’s hard to compare college teams when they break records, beat 4-5 top 10 teams and win a national championship. Not many teams on that list... just saying

 

Vince Young was the best college football QB, ever...case closed...because he was a degenerate, he did not pan out in the NFL...

 
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I know 1) we live in the moment and 2) we see Jameis Winston stinking it up in the NFL so we forget how great he was, but, in my opinion, the 2013 Florida State Seminoles were better than the 2019 LSU Tigers. The Seminoles covered the spread in almost 80% of the games, while the Tigers covered the spread in just over 50% of it's games. According to FEI, the Seminoles were #1 in offense and #1 in defense, compared to the Tigers 2nd and 15th. It took a 42-point extra game to pass the Seminoles record of points scored in a season by 3 points (Seminoles 723 points in 14 games, LSU 726 in 15 games). Teams averaged 12 points against FSU; it's average score was 52-12. Besides the title game, they beat every team by at least two touchdowns.

Special Teams - huge edge Seminoles. Aguayo had college football records in most points in a season (more than all their opponents scored combined), most extra points made, most extra points made without a miss, highest xp percentage.

Defense: huge edge Seminoles. Not much to say here, they were better in almost every way and had playmakers all over the field. Like the offense, every player went to the NFL.

Offense: wash to slight lean Seminoles. More balanced offense (42 passing tds, 42 rushing tds) More points per game, better 3rd and 4th down conversions, better red zone efficiency and redzone touchdown percentage. Burrow had .5 yards more an attempt and of course was more efficient and had more TDs. Winston barely played I'm the 4th quarter, sometimes even didn't play the 3rd quarter. Even in a conference game, they went to backups in the 1st half. Winston's numbers would have been off the charts if the games actually needed him to stay in. They went into Clemson and beat the 51-14 and it was only that close bc Jimbo took the foot off the gas and Clemson scoree a 2nd td with seconds left on the clock.


 
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Quote Originally Posted by thorpe:

It's really tough to compare college, because teams vary so much year to year due to graduation.  How do you know if LSU is that good, or that the rest of the SEC is terrible this year?Probably have to wait and see how much NFL talent is on the team...

 

Was the SEC really down this year though? 9-2 in bowls...

 
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Quote Originally Posted by GamblinDAWG:

Quote Originally Posted by thorpe:

It's really tough to compare college, because teams vary so much year to year due to graduation.  How do you know if LSU is that good, or that the rest of the SEC is terrible this year?Probably have to wait and see how much NFL talent is on the team...
  Was the SEC really down this year though? 9-2 in bowls...

Idk honestly. If you like at a rankings that lists all FBS teams like the Sagarin rankings, not just the top 25 , every SEC team played a lesser ranked opponent in the rankings.

 

 
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The 1995 Nebraska squad is the greatest college football team of all time in my opinion ....
This coming from a guy who loved The ol ball coach's Gators ...They thrashed the undefeated Gators 62-24 ...

The Cornhuskers scored 638 points (53.2 per game) while only allowing 174 (14.5 per game). Their average margin of victory was 38.6 points, and their lowest margin of victory, against Washington State, was 14 points
 
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Quote Originally Posted by HostileTakeover:

I know 1) we live in the moment and 2) we see Jameis Winston stinking it up in the NFL so we forget how great he was, but, in my opinion, the 2013 Florida State Seminoles were better than the 2019 LSU Tigers. The Seminoles covered the spread in almost 80% of the games, while the Tigers covered the spread in just over 50% of it's games. According to FEI, the Seminoles were #1 in offense and #1 in defense, compared to the Tigers 2nd and 15th. It took a 42-point extra game to pass the Seminoles record of points scored in a season by 3 points (Seminoles 723 points in 14 games, LSU 726 in 15 games). Teams averaged 12 points against FSU; it's average score was 52-12. Besides the title game, they beat every team by at least two touchdowns. Special Teams - huge edge Seminoles. Aguayo had college football records in most points in a season (more than all their opponents scored combined), most extra points made, most extra points made without a miss, highest xp percentage. Defense: huge edge Seminoles. Not much to say here, they were better in almost every way and had playmakers all over the field. Like the offense, every player went to the NFL. Offense: wash to slight lean Seminoles. More balanced offense (42 passing tds, 42 rushing tds) More points per game, better 3rd and 4th down conversions, better red zone efficiency and redzone touchdown percentage. Burrow had .5 yards more an attempt and of course was more efficient and had more TDs. Winston barely played I'm the 4th quarter, sometimes even didn't play the 3rd quarter. Even in a conference game, they went to backups in the 1st half. Winston's numbers would have been off the charts if the games actually needed him to stay in. They went into Clemson and beat the 51-14 and it was only that close bc Jimbo took the foot off the gas and Clemson scoree a 2nd td with seconds left on the clock.

 

There were several seminole teams that exceeded this years LSU's team, but I would put LSU in the top 5 in recent/modern era of NCAAF!

 
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Depends how you want to compare teams. If you compare how dominant they were in their time, then double has good point about 95 huskers who I’ll never forget. But not as much parity then and very hard for any team to dominate like that in this day and age. If you could magically create a game where they played each other, it’s pretty clear to me it would be no contest. Game evolves. Just like in a significant chunk of time, say 20 years, the teams will be bigger, faster, stronger and simply better than today. That just how every craft improves with effort over time. 

But this was one of the most unstoppable offense I’ve ever seen, right at or near the top

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