Nebraska would likely finish 5th or 6th in the big 12 this season.

Discussion in 'Big XII Conference' started by cysocool, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. cysocool

    cysocool Active Member

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    I find it entertaining that nebraska's the highest rated team in the big 10 but would likely finish 5th or 6th in the Big 12 this year. Watched espn yesterday and the big 10 hardly gets mentioned, all the top players are from the SEC, Big 12, ACC, and Pac 12- mostly the SEC and Big 12.

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    maybe nebraska?
     
  2. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    How the hell do you know where they'd finish?
     
  3. Win5002

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    In predictions I can see putting them behind OU, OSU & Texas A&M but not Missouri or Texas.

    I could also see predicting Neb. 2nd only to OU.
     
  4. State43

    State43 Well-Known Member

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    I would agree with this. 4th in the conf if they were still here.
     
  5. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    Put down the hatorade... They wouldnt be playing OU, so that would be a huge advantage, plus they would have aTm and Ok State at home. With the schedule they would have, their toughest game would be at Missouri or at Texas, and really they could win both of those games. If they were still in the Big 12 this season, they would be predicted to have 10+ wins.
     
  6. cysocool

    cysocool Active Member

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    I didn't know we had so many nebraska supporters in cyclone nation? Yes they could have finish 4th in the league and being in the north would've helped. Remember that texas beat them at home last year and missouri has better skilled players and more team speed.

    Playing in the old north division does allow nebraska to finish higher than say better teams from the old south. My prediction would be if you picked the best teams in the league.

    nebraska's had the easiest path to a conference championship and a BCS game the last 10 years. How many did they win?
     
  7. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    I hate Nebraska, but Im also a realist.
     
  8. cysocool

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    #8 cysocool, Sep 1, 2011
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    No, I don't like nebraska and i'm comfortable with that. I'm also a realist and think its ok to debate the real nebraska, instead of just letting them run away from a once great conference and pointing the finger at texas as the reason.
     
  9. WalkingCY

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    I would have had them 12th, losing a tough one to KU.:wink:
     
  10. Sloup

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    All I know is that Nebraska is the most talented team in the Big Ten this year. The only thing holding them back is general unfamiliarity with conference opponents.
     
  11. ShockRerun

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    Im not sure what that means? But, nebraska beat OSU and MU last year and where close against OU in the CCG. Is it realism, or spite that makes you think they would be so much worse this year than last year. Calling them names from a message board wont make it so.
     
  12. Wesley

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    The better question is where will they end up in the Big ten this year. There has been a lot of hoople, but many people are not so sure what will happen. Fans may have Wiscy flu this year.
     
  13. cysocool

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    What names did I call them? They almost lost to Iowa State but I didn't even talk about that. I didn't say they would be so much worse than last year, probably about the same IMO. Just saying talent wise and team potential they probably would be somewhere around 5 or 6 in the big 12.
     
  14. Ficklone02

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    Question would be whether Martinez is healthy all year. If so, I'd give them a shot at the CCG, if not they could go as low as 4th or 5th.
     
  15. Doctor

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    This.
     
  16. tm3308

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    I'm not completely sold on Oky State and A&M. Not that I don't think they're talented, but for whatever reason, Oky State has underachieved some when they have a lot of hype. Kind of like Iowa in that regard. A&M has just underachieved in general for the past 10 years.
     
  17. IcSyU

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    Don't agree at all here. I'd put Wisconsin above them.
     
  18. thatguy

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    and Bo Pelini/Carl Pelini killing somebody.
     
  19. rholtgraves

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    saying Nebraska would likely be 5th or 6th in the big 12 is just wrong. They are only ranked a couple of spots behind Oklahoma State and A&M in the preseason polls which would put them at 4th place in the big 12 in preseason. And a few spots in the rankings doesnt mean it is likely that they finish ahead of them. I think it would be OU the clear favorite and then NU, OKstate and A&M finishing 2-4 in no particular order.

    I also think that people are writing of Ohio State too quickly. True they lost Pryor for the year and a good running back for the first few games, but they were going to lose Pryor next year and they are still loaded with talent so the QB doesn't have to be spectacular for them to win, they just have to manage the game.
     
  20. dualthreat

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    Didn't Nebraska win @ok state last year like 52-41? I might have that reversed. But either way, if the game was in Lincoln this yr they would probably win
     

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