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BCS Week 2 projection

Posted on: October 24, 2010 2:35 am
Edited on: October 24, 2010 10:48 am
 

It looks like it's going to be good week for Auburn in the BCS.

The way things are going, though, a week is as much the Tigers can hope for at this point. They seem to be the biggest beneficiary of Missouri's upset of BCS No. 1 Oklahoma on Saturday night. The Tigers are projected to be No. 1 in the BCS on Sunday, followed by Oregon according Jerry Palm's projected BCS standings. Auburn came into Saturday No. 4 in the BCS.

The projection was made before the coaches' and Harris polls -- the two human components of the BCS -- were released on Sunday. Palm said the ranking depends on what the voters do with Auburn after its victory over LSU. Auburn began the day No. 5 in both the Harris and coaches' polls. If the Tigers were to jump over TCU -- No. 3 in Harris, No. 4 in coaches' -- then it could be safely in the top two in the BCS.

After that impressive 60-13 win over UCLA on Thursday, Palm projects that previous No. 1 Oregon will be No. 2 in the BCS. Losses by Oklahoma, LSU and Oklahoma State mean there are seven undefeated teams remaining, only four of them (Auburn, Missouri, Oregon and Michigan State) are from BCS conferences.

Auburn can't celebrate too much. Missouri's victory marked the third consecutive week a No. 1 has gone down on the road. The Tigers travel to Ole Miss this week. For the second consecutive week the BCS and human polls seemingly will be split with Auburn No. 1 in the BCS and Oregon No. 1 in the AP and coaches' polls.

Auburn would become the 13th No. 1 team in the history of the BCS, the fifth from the SEC. The official BCS standings will be released Sunday night.

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RingoAlva
Since: Oct 18, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2010 7:41 pm
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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2010 7:24 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

Michigan State should be #1 in the BCS.  They are the only team currently ranked in the top 5 to beat a team that is currently ranked in the top 10.  If this Spartan team with the same schedule was named Ohio State they would be ranked #1, so why shouldnt the Spartans?  They have played a much tougher schedule than Boise, or TCU.  You can make a legitmate argument for Auburn and Oregon but the Spartans have won every game they have played by 8 or more pts except for 1 game against the Irish.  Granted I am biased, but if you look at the Spartans body of work vs any other team, my argument holds water.  I am not saying the Spartans are the best team in the nation, but wins against 5-2 Michigan, 5-2 Northwestern, and a double digit victory over #9 Wisconsin my question is why not the Spartans?  Sparty on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2010 7:14 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

I hate the Vols. Despise the War chickens. But they, right now should be the number one team in the BCS.  With all due respect to Oregon, they will run into a defense eventually.  If Auburn and Oregon run the table? Then I will begrudgingly root for the SEC team. Until then, I want Auburn to win every game until they come to Tuscaloosa.  Where a 1 loss SEC team will play for the National Championship.

Will throw the cards in for Auburn until then.

Roll Tide!



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2010 7:14 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

And all of that is why those computers need to be trashed or reprogrammed. SoS is only relevant in non-conference play.

Proper BCS ranks: 1. Oregon 2. Boise St. 3. Auburn 4. TCU 5. Michigan St. 6. Missouri 7. Utah


corona79
Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2010 7:09 pm
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XSGame
Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2010 7:06 pm
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Since: Jul 5, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2010 7:03 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

How is Boise 'dodging quality teams'?  Please enlighten us to the list of SEC, Big 12, and Big 10 teams that are burning up Chris Petersen's phone lines begging to schedule the Broncos.  And by the way, who the hell are 'Orgen' and 'Missoi'?  Not only is your argument idiotic, but feel free to use a spellchecker once in a while.  You come off looking like a moron.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2010 7:01 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

sumo, I see your point, but the voters only have so much control over the BCS rankings. So whether or not they should is beside the point. Problem is, if I were an Auburn fan, I'm not even sure I would want to be #1 at this point, considering the recent trend. 



Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2010 5:48 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

"Auburn would become the 13th No. 1 team in the history of the BCS"

They would be the 14th1. UCLA2. Ohio State3. Tennessee4. Florida State5. Nebraska6. Oklahoma7. Miami8. USC9. Texas10. LSU11. Missouri12. Alabama13. Florida
14. Auburn (if it occurs) 

Check your facts Dodd, come on



Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2010 5:34 pm
 

BCS Week 2 projection

Does no one understand that the BCS is a mostly computer generated system? It doesn't take into account anything other then basically strength of schedule. That is why Oklahoma miraculously was #1 in the poll, because it was the only team with two top 20 victories, it doesn't care that they almost lost to Utah State and Air force, it cares about only the teams they beat, their records, and their S.O.S. This is why a team like Oklahoma is able to jump 6 spots in the polls after one week. This is also why people project Auburn to jump Oregon even though Oregon won extremely convincingly. This is why a team like Boise State will never be in the national championship game. I don't mind the BCS, in my opinion it gets it right most of the time at the end. But, people need to realize what it is really all about.


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