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    Phil Steele

    For those of you who look forward to this as much as I do, it hit the shelves Friday. Along with Athlon, Sporting News, and Lindy's.



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    Re: Phil Steele

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONEing around View Post
    For those of you who look forward to this as much as I do, it hit the shelves Friday. Along with Athlon, Sporting News, and Lindy's.
    What!? I thought it was sometime in June! I've wasted a whole weekend's worth of bathroom trips reading The Atlantic!



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    Re: Phil Steele

    Wagh! Must, get, Phil Steele...

    His magazine is probably the most accurate one out there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    Wagh! Must, get, Phil Steele...

    His magazine is probably the most accurate one out there.
    I thought/think he has Notre Dame at #7....if so he lost his street cred for this year.



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    Re: Phil Steele

    Quote Originally Posted by maintain242001 View Post
    I thought/think he has Notre Dame at #7....if so he lost his street cred for this year.
    And Illinois in the top 20. And Texas Tech at #41.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    And Illinois in the top 20. And Texas Tech at #41.
    here it is

    40- Arizona
    39- Tennessee
    38- Wisconsin
    37- West Virginia
    36- Oregon St.
    35- Nevada
    34- Florida St.
    33- Arkansas
    32- NC State
    31- Troy
    30- N Carolina
    29- Michigan St.
    28- Georgia Tech
    27- Southern Miss
    26- USF
    25- Clemson
    24- UCLA
    23- Pitt
    22- Nebraska
    21- Miami
    20- Iowa
    19- Illinois
    18- TCU
    17- LSU
    16- Rutgers
    15- BYU
    14- Oklahoma St.
    13- Georgia
    12- Boise St.
    11- Virginia Tech
    10- Ohio St
    9- Cal
    8- Alabama
    7- Notre Dame
    6- Ole Miss
    5- Penn St.
    4- Oklahoma
    3- USC
    2- Texas
    1- Florida



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    Re: Phil Steele

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    What!? I thought it was sometime in June! I've wasted a whole weekend's worth of bathroom trips reading The Atlantic!
    I've always thought they came out in June every year as well. I'm wondering how he has Illinois ranked at all after they went 5-7. Notre Dame might actually have a good squad this year, as much as I hate to say it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    I've always thought they came out in June every year as well. I'm wondering how he has Illinois ranked at all after they went 5-7. Notre Dame might actually have a good squad this year, as much as I hate to say it.
    maybe but the Irish have done nothing to deserve that spot w/o earning it...we'll see I guess



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    Quote Originally Posted by maintain242001 View Post
    maybe but the Irish have done nothing to deserve that spot w/o earning it...we'll see I guess
    The Irish don't have to "do" anything to deserve a high ranking, they just have to be average. They actually have a shot to beat USC this year.



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    Re: Phil Steele

    Notre Dame plays a very weak schedule this year, and 8 of their games are at home. Even if they are not very good they have a great chance to win 10 games, which will undoubtedly keep them in the Top 10 (justified, or not).



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    Re: Phil Steele

    So we play no top 10 teams, 3 top 25, and no other top 40?



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    Re: Phil Steele

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONEing around View Post
    For those of you who look forward to this as much as I do, it hit the shelves Friday. Along with Athlon, Sporting News, and Lindy's.
    Did you actually see Steele's magazine in stores? It says on his website that it hits the shelves June 9th...I'd be surprised if it were already out (and would go out and pick up a copy too).

    Phil Steele



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    Re: Phil Steele

    I always thought Steele's top 40 are how he views that team's chance to end the season in the top 40, not necessarily who he believes are the top 40 teams going in.


    Last edited by swarthmoreCY; 05-31-2009 at 02:48 PM.

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    Re: Phil Steele

    I hate to even guess what these mags will say about the Clones. It is sure to be brutal.



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    Re: Phil Steele

    Quote Originally Posted by maintain242001 View Post
    here it is

    40- Arizona
    39- Tennessee
    38- Wisconsin
    37- West Virginia
    36- Oregon St.
    35- Nevada
    34- Florida St.
    33- Arkansas
    32- NC State
    31- Troy
    30- N Carolina
    29- Michigan St.
    28- Georgia Tech
    27- Southern Miss
    26- USF
    25- Clemson
    24- UCLA
    23- Pitt
    22- Nebraska
    21- Miami
    20- Iowa 20
    19- Illinois
    18- TCU 7
    17- LSU
    16- Rutgers
    15- BYU 25
    14- Oklahoma St. 16
    13- Georgia 13
    12- Boise St. 11
    11- Virginia Tech 15
    10- Ohio St 9
    9- Cal
    8- Alabama 6
    7- Notre Dame
    6- Ole Miss 14
    5- Penn St. 8
    4- Oklahoma 5
    3- USC 3
    2- Texas 4
    1- Florida 1
    The numbers on the right are the final AP rankings from last year. For most teams, Phil predicts little or no change. This must be a coincidence because I think Phil does a lot of objective numbers crunching to get his rankings.


    Last edited by hoosman; 05-31-2009 at 02:17 PM.

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