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Week 6 Power Poll: Who's No. 1? Ask Florida

Posted on: October 9, 2011 12:10 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2011 12:18 pm
 

Didn't you used to be Florida?

In consecutive weeks, the mighty Gators have been beaten by Alabama and LSU by a combined 79-21. The Tigers did the honors 44-11 Saturday in Death Valley. If nothing else, Florida can be hired as consultants on how to play the Tide and Tigers. First piece of advice: Have a quarterback. The Gators don't, through injury and inexperience.

Elsewhere at the top of the Power Poll, Alabama shut out Vandy. Oklahoma physically intimidated Texas. It's a tough choice but we're going to stick with LSU at No. 1. The Tigers have posted six consecutive double-digit wins and have trailed for only 6½ minutes all season.

1. LSU -- If you want to nitpick, punter Brad Wing did cost his team points by celebrating on his way to the end zone against Florida. If you want to nitpick.

2. Alabama -- Defense could win Vezina Trophy. Second shutout lowers points per game average to seven.

3. Oklahoma -- OU offense 34, OU defense 21. Texas, multiple sins.

4. Wisconsin -- Russell Wilson is a sponge out of the film room too. Soaking up praise during off week.

5. Oklahoma State -- Backup quarterback Clint Chelf threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns against Kansas. Just what Mack Brown needs to get encouraged for this week.

6. Stanford -- Anyone notice Cardinal's D? Giving up barely 10 points per game. That isn't Luck. 

7. Boise State -- By the time Fresno State crossed midfield Friday, it was down by 30 points.

8. Clemson -- No Virginia Tech hangover in easy win over BC is a positive. X-rays on Tajh Boyd's left leg were negative.

9. Oregon -- Key to this week's Arizona State game: Dislocation, dislocation, dislocation -- of LaMichael James' elbow.

10. Michigan -- Halfway through the season, it's time to go all-in on 6-0 Wolverines.

11. Georgia Tech -- Is this Nebraska 1995 or Yellow Jackets, 2011? Tech averaging 46.5 points per game and is fourth nationally in rushing.

12. Kansas State -- If these Wildcats were insects, they'd be gnats be biting your ankles. Fighting Snyders just won't go away.

13. Michigan State -- Spartans and Wolverines meet undefeated for the first time since last year.

14. Illinois -- Time to give Ron Zook his props. Illini are more than a dark horse to win Big Ten.

15. Virginia Tech -- Logan Thomas breaks out, 23 of 25, 310 yards, five touchdowns and game-winning TD run.

16. Nebraska -- Biggest comeback ever? Depends on if that was a smile you saw on Bo Pelini's face after coming from 21 down to beat Ohio State.

17. South Carolina -- Spur Dog may have a quarterback (Connor Shaw). It has only taken seven years.

18. Baylor -- Bears spring steel trap on Steele Jantz.

19. Arkansas -- Tyler Wilson completes 19 in a row against Auburn, third-longest streak in SEC history.

20. West Virginia -- The class of the Big East -- as long the Big East is around. 

21. Arizona State -- What's the opposite of hot seat? Dennis Erickson has established Sun Devils as the clear favorite in the Pac-12 South.

22. Texas -- Can't wait for Saturday's highlight on the Longhorn Network.

23. Auburn -- At least they're consistent. Third time Tigers have given up 38 points this season.

24. Washington -- Almost lost to Eastern Washington in season opener. Now a factor in the Pac-12 North, at least until Oct. 22 trip to Stanford.

25. Houston -- Cougars finally showed some defense to go along with Case Keenum's magic arm. D gets four interceptions and nine sacks vs. East Carolina. 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Aug 20, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Week 6 Power Poll: Who's No. 1? Ask Florida

LSU or Bama is #1.  They will play each other Nov 5th, with the winner having the best shot at winning SEC and going to NC game.

On Oct 29th LSU and Bama will play the same team---themselves on a BYE week.

Then the game in Tuscaloosa.  Edge to Bama for a home game, but edge to LSU for The Hat's luck.  Wow.




Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:02 am
 

Week 6 Power Poll: Who's No. 1? Ask Florida

The Florida staff is too busy being micromanaged by the Brantley family to worry about which team gave them the better butt-whipping.  If it wasn't for Florida, Michigan would be the worst example of alumni interference in the last fifty years.  As a lifelong Michigan fan, I am thankful.  As a Florida transplant and Gator fan, I am disgusted.



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 8:27 am
 

Week 6 Power Poll: Who's No. 1? Ask Florida

No doubt about it!  The Gators were trampled and spit-on by both teams.  Biotch slapped and gang-banged by both teams.  UF will not win another game this season...unless it's a 1-AA team.Tongue out



Since: Sep 23, 2007
Posted on: October 10, 2011 10:37 pm
 

Week 6 Power Poll: Who's No. 1? Ask Florida

TigersRoar : As a life-long Alabama fan, I applaud you on your post. Well thought-out, and well-written. November 5th should be a bloodbath. Good luck, and best wishes for an 11-1 regular season ! RTR.



Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: October 10, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Week 6 Power Poll: Who's No. 1? Ask Florida

Talk about ignorance, good freaking lord. Alabama plays one legit top fifteen team this year, LSU. LSU plays two, Alabma and Oregon and the Oregon game was a lot closer than the score.
You can badmouth Arkansas all you want, but they are a legitimate top 10 team that would beat the sh!t out of Michigan, Illinois, Penn State, Michigan State, or Nebraska.

Look, the SEC is over-rated, period. There is no depth to speak of in that conference and never has so stop with the "they play somebody every week" BS. Nebraska is the best team any top six team has beaten and by year's end, Wisconsin, should they remain undefeated, will have played the toughest schedule of any top team in the country because they play in the toughest league.
Hahahahaha NEBRASKA!?! Is that a joke? They struggled mightily with Fresno State at home, and then the worst team in the SEC went all the way to California to prove Fresno is a joke. They had to come from behind to beat Ohio State? Sweet, glad they survived Akron, but I can't say the same for that joke of a game at 2-3 Miami. FOUR completed passes. And they hung how many points on Nebraska? Quit living in the past, Nebraska's "blackshirt" defense is a joke.

The reason the SEC keeps getting teams into the title game is because they play one tough game all season, period.
And then they win the title game. Thoughts?



Since: Jul 24, 2010
Posted on: October 10, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Week 6 Power Poll: Who's No. 1? Ask Florida

KJ, that is hands-down, THE most ignorant post I've ever read. And if it truly reflects your opinion, you are one of the supidest people on earth. You must have your mother typing for you. Five in a row beeeatch...and counting. Yeah, THAT's overrated. 
 



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: October 10, 2011 7:39 am
 

Week 6 Power Poll: Who's No. 1? Ask Florida

kj, I wrote a rather long post to in response to Sportster 75's post, because it was necessary to fully address what he was bringing up.  In your case, well, never mind.....Cry



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: October 10, 2011 7:35 am
 

Week 6 Power Poll: Who's No. 1? Ask Florida

Look, Sportster 75, I know you can't wait for November 5th.  I can't either.  It's gonna be a lot of fun, and the whole country will get to enjoy college football at its very highest level.  But, work with me on this - it is absolutely meaningless where either Oklahoma, Alabama, and/or LSU are currently rated in the polls or why.  Put it another way, do you honestly really care where Bama is rated at the end of, let's say..... this week's poll?  Or next week's poll?  Or whatever week's poll?  All that matters is that you win your games and thereby punch your ticket for New Orleans on January 9, 2012.  If you win, the polls over time will take care of themselves.  So just relax and enjoy the season.  It is truly a great season for both Alabama and LSU.  I am a lifelong, north of 50 Tiger fan.  I am not sure I have ever felt better about my team.  It is absolutely excellent in every way!  (Note to other Tigers: how's Les looking to you now?)  But, at the same time, I don't know if I can point to a better Tide team through the years.  Nick has fielded a monster!  Alabama is unquestionably one of the very few teams that passes the "eyeball" test with an A+ as a candidate for best in the country.  LSU looks good to me and I am formally submitting them for consideration in that competition (these last few statements are as close as I'm going to get at being a homer in this post).  Honestly, Oklahoma is a load for any team as well.  The rest of the pack, I'm not so sure.

But, just to be a little bit sinister, here's the favor we did for you: by LSU beating Oregon with its world-class offense (no sarcasm intended; look at how they have dismantled every other team they've played since the LSU game), LSU might well have prevented Oregon from being the current No. 1 over Alabama, Oklahoma, etc.  If that would have happened, would that have meant that Oregon is better than Alabama or Oklahoma?  I doubt you would agree with that.  That is why these current "beauty contests" are just good copy, and a way for CBS, ESPN, Fox, et al. to decide who they will televise next week.  You get the idea.

What a great season we have unfolding!  I, and every other Tiger, are ready for Nov. 5th.  I know you are ready, too.  Oklahoma is also ready for Nov. 5th to see who their competition is going to be in the Dome.  I love my Tigers with a great passion (to give you some idea about my passion, I have well-sculpted box hedges in my front yard that are lighted and automatically watered that read "LSU"; I have an LSU flag flying just below the American flag in my front yard; and the walls of my home office are painted purple and gold.  I'm a Tiger through and through).

My main point is, let's quit all this idiotic carping at each other and sing the other's praises.  We are both very praiseworthy!!!

GEAUX TIGERS!!

PS - Sportster, I invite your reply.





Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: October 10, 2011 7:02 am
 

Week 6 Power Poll: Who's No. 1? Ask Florida

Talk about ignorance, good freaking lord. Alabama plays one legit top fifteen team this year, LSU. LSU plays two, Alabma and Oregon and the Oregon game was a lot closer than the score. Look, the SEC is over-rated, period. There is no depth to speak of in that conference and never has so stop with the "they play somebody every week" BS. Nebraska is the best team any top six team has beaten and by year's end, Wisconsin, should they remain undefeated, will have played the toughest schedule of any top team in the country because they play in the toughest league. The reason the SEC keeps getting teams into the title game is because they play one tough game all season, period.


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