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    Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    Oklahoma will start at No. 1 in USA TODAY preseason poll - USATODAY.com

    USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll - Aug. 4, 2011
    1. Oklahoma (42)
    2. Alabama (13)
    3. Oregon (2)
    4. LSU (2)
    5. Florida State
    6. Stanford
    7. Boise State
    8. Oklahoma State
    9. Texas A&M

    10. Wisconsin
    11. Nebraska
    12. South Carolina
    13. Virginia Tech
    14. Arkansas
    15. Texas Christian
    16. Ohio State
    17. Michigan State
    18. Notre Dame
    19. Auburn
    20. Mississippi State
    21. Missouri
    22. Georgia
    23. Florida
    24. Texas
    25. Penn State

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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    Looks Like Iowa is just outside the top 25. So there are 6 top 30 teams on the schedule.



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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    I know it's tough to not rank the defending champion but I don't see Auburn winning more than 7 games so I think #19 is to high



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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrollCyclone View Post
    Oklahoma will start at No. 1 in USA TODAY preseason poll - USATODAY.com

    USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll - Aug. 4, 2011
    1. Oklahoma (42)
    2. Alabama (13)
    3. Oregon (2)
    4. LSU (2)
    5. Florida State
    6. Stanford
    7. Boise State
    8. Oklahoma State
    9. Texas A&M

    10. Wisconsin
    11. Nebraska
    12. South Carolina
    13. Virginia Tech
    14. Arkansas
    15. Texas Christian
    16. Ohio State
    17. Michigan State
    18. Notre Dame
    19. Auburn
    20. Mississippi State
    21. Missouri
    22. Georgia
    23. Florida
    24. Texas
    25. Penn State

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    I still believe 6 wins+ is going to happen.



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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    I still believe 6 wins+ is going to happen.
    Me, too. I refuse to doubt Paul Rhoads.


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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Me, too. I refuse to doubt Paul Rhoads.

    Agreed. I also hope the sqawks come to Ames ranked after week one and CPR finally puts it to them with a good game plan and a win.

    I believe this defense will have us in a lot of games. Here's to hoping that Steele is our "breath of fresh air" @ QB and makes us a very competitive team this year that SHOULD go bowling.



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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    Surprised that UT is in the top 25, but then again I am not sure that they can have as much went wrong last year to go wrong this year... Too much talent there. Will be interesting to see if it really was the coaching.

    Not sure that the Big 12 deserves 3 teams in the top 10 and I expect both A&M and OSU to finish outside the top 15.

    Interesting that #3 and #4 meet in the Will Lyles bowl to open their season..

    I expect both tOSU and TCU to drop out of the top 25 at some point and make a late run to finish in the 20's

    I think Auburn has a hard time getting over .500

    Anyone want to make their own outlandish predictions? Something that could happen that would shock the CFB world...

    I say that Michigan State wins the Big 10 and a 3 loss team will represent the Pac-12 in the Rose Bowl.



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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    Quote Originally Posted by laxtonto View Post
    Surprised that UT is in the top 25, but then again I am not sure that they can have as much went wrong last year to go wrong this year... Too much talent there. Will be interesting to see if it really was the coaching.

    Not sure that the Big 12 deserves 3 teams in the top 10 and I expect both A&M and OSU to finish outside the top 15.

    Interesting that #3 and #4 meet in the Will Lyles bowl to open their season..

    I expect both tOSU and TCU to drop out of the top 25 at some point and make a late run to finish in the 20's

    I think Auburn has a hard time getting over .500

    Anyone want to make their own outlandish predictions? Something that could happen that would shock the CFB world...

    I say that Michigan State wins the Big 10 and a 3 loss team will represent the Pac-12 in the Rose Bowl.
    I think OU goes to the NCG and aTm finishes second in the B12 (finishing inside the top ten). Don't know about the Pokes...


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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    Quote Originally Posted by laxtonto View Post
    Surprised that UT is in the top 25, but then again I am not sure that they can have as much went wrong last year to go wrong this year... Too much talent there. Will be interesting to see if it really was the coaching.

    Not sure that the Big 12 deserves 3 teams in the top 10 and I expect both A&M and OSU to finish outside the top 15.

    Interesting that #3 and #4 meet in the Will Lyles bowl to open their season..

    I expect both tOSU and TCU to drop out of the top 25 at some point and make a late run to finish in the 20's

    I think Auburn has a hard time getting over .500

    Anyone want to make their own outlandish predictions? Something that could happen that would shock the CFB world...

    I say that Michigan State wins the Big 10 and a 3 loss team will represent the Pac-12 in the Rose Bowl.
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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    If we win 6 regular season games, I don't see any way we could lose our bowl game



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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    OSU>A&M



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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    Quote Originally Posted by laxtonto View Post
    Surprised that UT is in the top 25, but then again I am not sure that they can have as much went wrong last year to go wrong this year... Too much talent there. Will be interesting to see if it really was the coaching.

    Not sure that the Big 12 deserves 3 teams in the top 10 and I expect both A&M and OSU to finish outside the top 15.

    Interesting that #3 and #4 meet in the Will Lyles bowl to open their season..

    I expect both tOSU and TCU to drop out of the top 25 at some point and make a late run to finish in the 20's

    I think Auburn has a hard time getting over .500

    Anyone want to make their own outlandish predictions? Something that could happen that would shock the CFB world...

    I say that Michigan State wins the Big 10 and a 3 loss team will represent the Pac-12 in the Rose Bowl.
    Not that this would be a huge shocker, but I think this is one of those years with no undefeated teams and something like 3 or 4 1-loss teams, so everyone complains about who is in the NC game....



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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    Interesting.....

    Big 12 = three teams in the top 10 (ZERO from the mighty Big 10) and 5 in the top 25. Yet somehow we are to believe (by the dumb ***** on local sports radio) that if TX goes independent the confrence will fold. Yea, the new Big 12 is made up of just the Mighty Texas and the 9 dwarfs.


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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrollCyclone View Post
    Oklahoma will start at No. 1 in USA TODAY preseason poll - USATODAY.com

    USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll - Aug. 4, 2011
    1. Oklahoma (42)
    2. Alabama (13)
    3. Oregon (2)
    4. LSU (2)
    5. Florida State
    6. Stanford
    7. Boise State
    8. Oklahoma State
    9. Texas A&M

    10. Wisconsin
    11. Nebraska
    12. South Carolina
    13. Virginia Tech
    14. Arkansas
    15. Texas Christian
    16. Ohio State
    17. Michigan State
    18. Notre Dame
    19. Auburn
    20. Mississippi State
    21. Missouri
    22. Georgia
    23. Florida
    24. Texas
    25. Penn State

    Others Receiving Votes
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    I am pleasantly surprised at Mizzou's ranking. Many pundits have virtually written them off this year because Gabbert went pro.

    James Franklin's effectiveness is a huge question mark, but the rest of the team is by far the best of Pinkel's career.



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    Re: Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll Released

    Nebraska at 11 and Notre Dame at 18. I feel queasy.

    I get that Martinez is faster than *&^%, but he throws like *&^% too.



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