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On 6/26/2022 at 9:27 PM, EastCoastFan said:

While the two teams with the best record now go to the conference playoff, it hasn't been clear whether there still will be two divisions, or whether all 12 teams will be treated in one pool.  Does anyone know?

The schedule was already set per divisions for this year, I don't believe how scheduling going forwards will work. The 2 teams with best conference record will meet in the CCG this year. 

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I don’t know what think about this year, man. New coach, new QB. I would like to think the defense will be a little better, and the offense, while nowhere near the levels it was operating at from 2009-15, at least strives for greater balance and execution than what we’ve had to watch the last few years.

Bo Nix? Ty Thompson? The receiving group is crazy talented if one of them can spread the ball out. Both lines return most everybody, with KT the obvious exception on the DL. Sewell and Flowe are going to wake up most Saturday’s and choose violence. Our two best DBs entered the draft and promptly went undrafted.

Then there are transfers, which I know little about.

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Given my history of pumping CU up, it probably would shock some that I just can't muster some sunshine for the Buffs this season.  The expectations of CU fans are at its lowest point since the Chuck Fairbanks days and that's a level I'm not familiar with given I started back in '89.

Here's to the new UA-CU rivalry that is a race to the bottom of the PAC.

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On 6/26/2022 at 7:17 PM, Mano said:

No media ever has any clue how to rank Oregon State, preseason.  They just take what they did last year, see if they recognize the QB's name, and either take away or add a half-win.

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On 6/30/2022 at 4:20 PM, Orange said:

No media ever has any clue how to rank Oregon State, preseason.  They just take what they did last year, see if they recognize the QB's name, and either take away or add a half-win.

So, what is your take on them?

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On 6/30/2022 at 7:58 PM, Mano said:

So, what is your take on them?

lol, I honestly don't know.  I think J. Smith is the answer, and he should have the program rolling in the right direction, and could easily pick it up to 8-9 wins this year.  We've got great RBs, and they did some heavier recruiting along the line.

That said, I don't know how many countless defections to other programs we'll get as a result of USC and UCLA leaving the Pac.

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https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/acc-coach-rankings-2022-dabo-swinney-remains-on-top-mario-cristobal-makes-strong-debut-in-new-conference/

 

POTENTIAL REPEAT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
 
 
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The Crimson Tide enter 2022 as the prohibitive national title favorite out the SEC despite losing in a rematch with Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Alabama returns arguably the best offensive (Bryce Young) and defensive (Will Anderson III) players in college football, bolstering its roster with one of the most star-studded transfer classes in the nation. A battle with Georgia likely awaits once again in the SEC Championship Game, but the Bulldogs have lost a boatload of production from their historic national championship squad. The Tide are heavy favorites to win the SEC.
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The Utes shocked Oregon twice en route to their first Pac-12 title since joining the league a decade ago. Don't expect that to be a one-hit wonder. Utah hit another level after switching to Cameron Rising at quarterback, winning eight of its last nine regular-season games and giving Ohio State all it could handle at the Rose Bowl. Replacing linebacker Devin Lloyd will be the biggest question mark, but the Utes are the team to beat out west once again. All eyes will be on a season-changing Oct. 15 matchup against USC in Salt Lake City.
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With Oklahoma in a transition, the Big 12 has quietly become as competitive at the top as it has been in several years. As many as five teams could have legitimate Big 12 title shots in 2022. However, the Bears are in a great position to repeat with what should be one of the best line groups in the country on both ends. Baylor returns every member of the two deep on the defensive line and add elite Tulsa transfer Jaxon Player to the rotation. The four top offensive line starters are back, too. New starting quarterback Blake Shapen will make or break the Bears' title chances after beating out veteran Gerry Bohanon in camp. Early returns are strong.
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The Roadrunners are only starting to scratch the surface in Conference USA as former Texas high school coach Jeff Traylor enters his third season. UTSA brings back star quarterback Frank Harris, future NFL wide receiver Zakhari Franklin and a number of key contributors on the defensive end, including safety Rashad Wisdom. The pieces are in place for UTSA to capture another C-USA title in its final season in the league, so long as the Roadrunners can withstand heavy losses against Houston and Texas early in the year.
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Luke Fickell has built a behemoth in the American at Cincinnati, and his track record of recruiting and development is second-to-none. Still, losing a pair of All-American cornerbacks, an NFL quarterback and an NFL running back leaves the Bearcats a number of holes to replace. However, Fickell deserves benefit of the doubt as Cincinnati enters its final season in the Group of Five.
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Betting on anyone to string together consecutive title seasons is a fool's errand in the MAC. The last team to do it, ironically, was Jordan Lynch's Northern Illinois in 2011-12. However, the Huskies won the MAC a year ahead of schedule with a youth movement across the roster and now bring back more than 83% of their overall production. With such a competitive and balanced conference, there are no guarantees, but Thomas Hammock has figured something out in DeKalb.
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Blake Anderson was a strong fit at Utah State after years of success at Arkansas State, but no one could have predicted how quickly everything would come together in Logan during a Mountain West title run. Utah State upset Washington State in the opener, recovered quickly from a loss to Boise State and upset San Diego State in the title game. In the LA Bowl, Utah State beat Pac-12 foe Oregon State. There's plenty of reasons for excitement in 2021.
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Louisiana has built a monster over the last several seasons in the Sun Belt and opted to keep the train rolling with former Louisiana high school coach Michael Desormeaux taking over the program. Unfortunately, the Ragin' Cajuns lost a number of talented players to the transfer portal, including seven to Power Five schools. Three starS followed Billy Napier to Florida, including two offensive linemen. Louisiana has plenty in reserve, but the Sun Belt is too competitive to win at half strength.
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The Wolverines put together a magical Big Ten season behind a Heisman Trophy finalist campaign from NFL first-round pick Aidan Hutchinson and a tremendous rushing year from Hassan Haskins. Both stars are off to the NFL, along with numerous other key draft picks. Michigan should improve offensively with another year for Cade McNamara and J.J. McCarthy under their belts, but Ohio State enters 2022 as a strong favorite to earn a trip to the national championship game. Even if Michigan can tread water, it might not be enough to repeat as champions.
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The Panthers had never won an ACC championship after a long tenure as an independent, but Pat Narduzzi broke the curse behind a monster Heisman finalist season from QB Kenny Pickett. Pitt added a strong replacement for Pickett in USC transfer Kedon Slovis, but losing WR Jordan Addison to USC is a painful offensive loss. It's hard to see the Panthers replicating the model from last season, especially if Clemson and Miami solve their quarterback issues.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AP Top 25 College Football Poll

The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. The preseason poll was started in 1950. A panel of 62 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly.

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AP TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL
Released August 15
RANK   TEAM PV RANK CONFERENCE POINTS  
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Alabama (0-0) 2 SEC 1,566 (54)  
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Ohio State (0-0) 6 Big Ten 1,506 (6)  
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Georgia (0-0) 1 SEC 1,455 (3)  
 
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Clemson (0-0) 14 ACC 1,292  
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Notre Dame (0-0) 8 IA Independents 1,242  
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Texas A&M (0-0)   SEC 1,212  
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Utah (0-0) 12 Pac-12 1,209  
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Michigan (0-0) 3 Big Ten 1,203  
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Oklahoma (0-0) 10 Big 12 956  
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Baylor (0-0) 5 Big 12 884  
 
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Oregon (0-0) 22 Pac-12 831  
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Oklahoma State (0-0) 7 Big 12 814  
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North Carolina State (0-0) 20 ACC 752  
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USC (0-0)   Pac-12 711  
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Michigan State (0-0) 9 Big Ten 631  
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Miami (FL) (0-0)   ACC 476  
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Pittsburgh (0-0) 13 ACC 383  
 
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Wisconsin (0-0)   Big Ten 365  
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Arkansas (0-0) 21 SEC 348  
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Kentucky (0-0) 18 SEC 332  
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Ole Miss (0-0) 11 SEC 324  
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Wake Forest (0-0) 15 ACC 303  
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Cincinnati (0-0) 4 American Athletic 265  
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Houston (0-0) 17 American Athletic 263  
 
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BYU (0-0) 19 IA Independents 234  
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