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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.


Since: Oct 10, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 3:33 pm

BCS Week 2 projection

But Newton running for 217 yards against a top ranked defense is worthy of a Heisman Trophy.  Auburn is the real deal they must keep winning and let us see how good they are.

Since: Sep 28, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2010 3:31 pm

BCS Week 2 projection

What BSU did to Oregon the last two years has absolutely nothing to do with this year.  Why do people like you keep bringing that stupid argument up.  Oregon is 2 times better than last year.  I guess when all BSU has is that they beat Oregon last year and the year before they have to use it.  Get some quality games in and play a tough conf schedule then talk.  Untill then you will get no respect.

Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2010 3:28 pm

BCS Week 2 projection

@egantwerk: i agree with you about the bowl games being 'playoff games'...the sweet thing is that instead of just getting a trophy for winning a bowl game, you get to go on to another game, another trophy, & maybe eventually a national championship. what the hell is wrong with that & why would it affect the attendance of the bowl games? it would just make the games more meaningful; therefore even more popular...

obviously this sport needs a playoff...seems that 99% of the country is for it...what's with that?

Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2010 3:24 pm

BCS Week 2 projection

You aren't very bright.  Boise schedules Virginia Tech and Oregon State for their non-schedule opponents and you think they are "dodging quality teams"?  They don't have control over their conference schedule and most BCS schools won't play them.

And they did beat Oregon each of the last two years, so you apparently you should be impressed but just aren't due to your own ingorance of their schedule and oppotunities.

Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2010 3:21 pm

BCS Week 2 projection

They may be the best team in the country, but how could you possible tell with that schedule. Until the schedule improves they have no business in the NC discussion

Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2010 3:16 pm

BCS Week 2 projection

When you rush for 400+ yards why would you throw the ball? He had 300 total yards and 2 td's. Sounds Heisman worthy to me.

Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2010 2:55 pm

BCS Week 2 projection

Nop matter how you word it Bosie doesn't play enough top 50 or 25 teams. I respect Nebraska, IOWA, TEXAS,Even USC would play some teams that on paper where decent enough to get a RIng. Boise has been around to long to contiue dodgeing quality teams Hawiia is there big deal this year. And VT of course before teams get cruiseing and hurt. At the end of the year they will be less banged up so even a win over say Orgen or Missoi would not impress me as they might be more injured and if you ever played once a week for a feww months you really are hurt years end If you play cupcakes and rest starters you are primed. Is that gona win them Americas vote  and heart no. If if they win it all they'ld have the burden to step it up.

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 2:38 pm

BCS Week 2 projection

I stick with my comments.Year in and year out who do you guys play outside of conference who is ant good.Check your schedules.You dont .I will give Tennessee some credit for playing UCLA and Washington not top teams but least they cross the Mississippi.

Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2010 2:08 pm

BCS Week 2 projection

LSU didn't stop him and neither would the kindergarten defenses of Oregon or Boise St.

If Boise State and Oregon both have kindergarten defenses, then what would you call Alabama's defense when they played Arkansas and South Carolina??

Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2010 1:49 pm

BCS Week 2 projection

i can think of 4 very big out of conference games the sec won over the last 5 years,,,,,,,with 3 different teams

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