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Preseason and Regular Season Polls (2016)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by ScriptOhio, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Sorry Buckeye and Spartan Fans, But It's Over For You Now

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    Sure, they were here this past year and lost to every Big Ten team with merit that they played, but when it truly mattered — like in the Citrus Bowl — they handled a Florida team without a quarterback with the kind of punishing hand normally reserved for a 1970’s school principal.

    And now they are bringing that kind of buttoned-down short-sleeved discipline to the rest of the college football world, and a nation has taken notice.

    Following Monday night’s national championship game, various media outlets are already releasing their “Way Too Early” rankings for 2016, and basically the rest of the Big Ten is going to have to start asking Michigan’s permission to even use the bathroom around here.

    ESPN has Michigan at No. 4, behind only Clemson, Alabama and Baylor, which makes you think that those three teams are gonna be pretty damn good next year if they are ahead of the Wolverines.

    Ohio State and Michigan State, meanwhile, are at Nos. 12 and 14, respectively. You guys had a hell of a run. You will always have the memories, provided you don’t replace them with images of Jim Harbaugh hoisting trophy after shimmering trophy right in your faces.

    FOX also has Michigan at No. 4, behind Clemson, Florida State and Alabama. Michigan State and Ohio State find themselves at No. 13 and No. 14, respectively.

    How do you guys feel about December bowl games, because you’re gonna have to get used to them. But at least your Januaries will be free to watch and see just how it’s done.

    The USA Today went one better on Michigan, however, by putting them at No. 3, behind only Clemson and Alabama. Clearly, and rightfully, any perceived concerns about a new quarterback, or a lack of a consistent running game, or an inability to defend a talented spread offense did not deter the paper from giving the Wolverines as much credit as they truly deserve.

    Entire article: http://theozone.net/Ohio-State/Football/2015/News/Sorry-Buckeye-and-Spartan-Fans-But-Its-Over-For-You-Now
     
  2. alexhortdog95

    alexhortdog95 Melvin Gordon has stolen our souls...

    Only good use for a USA Today paper...

     
  3. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    I'll take this. Disrespect the hell out of this team more please, media. Especially behind scUM.
     
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Urban Meyer: "I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach."

    Yeah, we want the 2016 Buckeyes to be an "angry team" with a huge chip on their shoulder; (needless to say) that's not what we had in 2015.
     
  5. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!!

    Oh yea "its over" because of some ESPN rankings 7 months before the season.
     
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Here's what the AP says:

    AP Top 25 Preseason College Football Rankings Projection, 2016

    1. Clemson
    2. Oklahoma
    3. LSU
    4. Tennessee
    5. Baylor
    6. Ohio State
    7. Alabama
    8. Houston
    9. Florida State
    10. Michigan
    11. Stanford
    12. Michigan State
    13. Iowa
    14. TCU
    15. Oklahoma State
    16. Notre Dame
    17. Florida
    18. Oregon
    19. USC
    20. Arkansas
    21. UCLA
    22. Wisconsin
    23. Ole Miss
    24. Georgia
    25. Nebraska

    http://campusinsiders.com/news/ap-top-25-preseason-college-football-rankings-prediction-2016-01-11-2016
     
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  7. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    So Bama's even more disrespected than we are.

    Can't say I like that very much.
     
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    I have to think Ohio State and Alabama will be #1 and #2 in most players leaving early for the NFL 2016 draft, school with most 2016 NFL 1st round draft picks, and school with most total NFL 2016 draft picks.
     
  9. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    Tennessee again? I mean, I remember when Tennessee was good, but I was a much younger man when that was true.
     
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The real joke is that these pre season polls come out before anybody really knows for sure who all the players are that are going to be on the 2016 teams. The players have until January 18 to declare for the draft and the 2016 national letter of intent day isn't until February 3.
     
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Interesting comments from an AP writer in Arizona:

    1. MICHIGAN'S NEXT MOVE

    Year one of the Jim Harbaugh era at Michigan was a raging success. The Wolverines went 10-3 under Twitter's favorite football coach. The rebuild that seemed like it might take a couple of years is way ahead of schedule. Michigan has no ceiling and it seems perfectly reasonable to think the Wolverines could be playing for a national title in Harbaugh's second season. Especially considering the massive talent drain at Ohio State. Don't underestimate Urban Meyer's Buckeyes. Where they go from here will be fascinating, too. But Harbaugh's team is the most interesting in the Big Ten.

    2. HEISMAN RACE

    Throw in Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett, who was fourth in the voting in 2013, and you have one eye-popping list of Heisman hopefuls.

    3. NOTRE DAME QBs

    Remember when we could not stop talking about Ohio State's three-man quarterback competition?

    Well, Notre Dame might be heading for a similar situation. DeShone Kizer was terrific stepping in for the injured Malik Zaire (leg) early in this season.

    Zaire should be back and Kizer isn't going anywhere. Also, Brandon Wimbush, who sat out his freshman season, is waiting in the wings and might be the most talented of the bunch.

    All eyes will be on the competition in South Bend this offseason and ultimately it seems like a good problem to have - which is exactly what Ohio State fans thought until the season started.

    4. EXTRA POINT

    Way too early playoff picks: Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, Baylor.

    Entire article: http://www.newson6.com/story/30941338/what-to-watch-for-in-2016-rising-michigan-texas-hot-seats
     
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Early college football championship odds for 2017 tab Clemson, Alabama the favorites
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    [​IMG]ESPN Stats & Info

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    .@AlabamaFTBL is the very early favorite to repeat next year according to @Westgate_LV:
    5:05 PM - 12 Jan 2016

    Another sports book from William Hill in Nevada has also released its early championship odds. Clemson is the favorite there at 6/1, followed by Alabama at 7/1.
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    Entire article:http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/01/12/early-college-football-championship-odds-for-2017-tab-clemson-alabama-the-favorites/
     
  13. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    LOL, can't wait for Thanksgiving next year. It will be grand.
     
  14. LostLassie

    LostLassie Scarlet, Gray, and Gold

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  15. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Well, here's to all of the TSUN supporters, we'll see ...

     

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