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USA Today ranks Teams 1-130
UC comes in at #108. Woof.

How the teams on our schedule rank:

27. UCF
42. UCLA
43. USF
54. Navy
57. Temple
79. Ohio
87. SMU
90. Tulane
101. Miami University
117. UConn
120. East Carolina

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nc...586148002/
 
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It seems like forever since UC was good in football.
 
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(05-08-2018 09:51 AM)bearcatfan Wrote:  It seems like forever since UC was good in football.

Depending on your definition of "good", it was the 2014 season were we finished 9-4 and won a share of the American (pre CCG). Others will say that was not a good team (and will also dismiss the 2013 team that finished 9-4) taking us back to the 2012 Belk Bowl team who went 10-3.

The 2015 really should have been much better than their stated record of 7-6. That was the team that had a pre-issue Gunner, Mike Boone/Tion Green and all those wide receivers. Coaching really doomed that team IMHO. They beat a ranked Miami Hurricanes team here at Nippert, but things went down hill drastically after Tubs quit at BYU. After that happened the team packed it in as well, and we started getting schlacked by teams as we have done the past couple years.
 
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(05-08-2018 10:06 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(05-08-2018 09:51 AM)bearcatfan Wrote:  It seems like forever since UC was good in football.

Depending on your definition of "good", it was the 2014 season were we finished 9-4 and won a share of the American (pre CCG). Others will say that was not a good team (and will also dismiss the 2013 team that finished 9-4) taking us back to the 2012 Belk Bowl team who went 10-3.

The 2015 really should have been much better than their stated record of 7-6. That was the team that had a pre-issue Gunner, Mike Boone/Tion Green and all those wide receivers. Coaching really doomed that team IMHO. They beat a ranked Miami Hurricanes team here at Nippert, but things went down hill drastically after Tubs quit at BYU. After that happened the team packed it in as well, and we started getting schlacked by teams as we have done the past couple years.

Great analysis of the decline and fall. That night @ Nippert against the Hurricanes was pretty special. And that collapse @ BYU demonstrated just how loose the wheels were on Tub's machine. And of course it only got worse after that.

Is #108 realistic or just the lack of visibility of the program in recent years creating enough apathy and ignorance nationally that the "experts" neither care or know? Perhaps the latter.

I expect this team to perform above that ranking and contend for a bowl bid.
 
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(05-08-2018 10:06 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(05-08-2018 09:51 AM)bearcatfan Wrote:  It seems like forever since UC was good in football.

Depending on your definition of "good", it was the 2014 season were we finished 9-4 and won a share of the American (pre CCG). Others will say that was not a good team (and will also dismiss the 2013 team that finished 9-4) taking us back to the 2012 Belk Bowl team who went 10-3.

The 2015 really should have been much better than their stated record of 7-6. That was the team that had a pre-issue Gunner, Mike Boone/Tion Green and all those wide receivers. Coaching really doomed that team IMHO. They beat a ranked Miami Hurricanes team here at Nippert, but things went down hill drastically after Tubs quit at BYU. After that happened the team packed it in as well, and we started getting schlacked by teams as we have done the past couple years.

I should have emphasized "it seems".

I agree with your analysis. I think my vision is clouded by some of the beat downs I have witnessed the last few seasons.
 
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Pre season rankings... Pfffffffft.

Last year Florida St. was what, preseason top five? QB gets injured in the first game. Season went south on them real quick.

Quiz time! Who was our QB against that ranked Miami team in 2015? There is hope.
 
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If this team doesn't exceed that #108 ranking, the fanbase is going to get pretty frustrated with Fickell, right or wrong.

They'll need to play well to beat OU and Miami this year, as those guys are going to give UC their best.
 
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(05-08-2018 10:41 AM)Def Berkkat Wrote:  Pre season rankings... Pfffffffft.

Last year Florida St. was what, preseason top five? QB gets injured in the first game. Season went south on them real quick.

Quiz time! Who was our QB against that ranked Miami team in 2015? There is hope.

love'em when UC is top 10, hate'em when their not, can't have it both ways.
 
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(05-08-2018 11:58 AM)CincyBro Wrote:  
(05-08-2018 10:41 AM)Def Berkkat Wrote:  Pre season rankings... Pfffffffft.

Last year Florida St. was what, preseason top five? QB gets injured in the first game. Season went south on them real quick.

Quiz time! Who was our QB against that ranked Miami team in 2015? There is hope.

love'em when UC is top 10, hate'em when their not, can't have it both ways.
Well, the point actually was that pre season rankings are not always accurate and that it's OK to be optimistic about our season.

But thank you sir for dutifully showing up and busting my chops for it anyway.
 
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So based on the ranking I see 4-8 or 7-5 (considering home field advantage)
 
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(05-08-2018 12:31 PM)doss2 Wrote:  So based on the ranking I see 4-8 or 7-5 (considering home field advantage)

I think that's the range.
 
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(05-08-2018 09:45 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  UC comes in at #108. Woof.

How the teams on our schedule rank:

27. UCF
42. UCLA
43. USF
54. Navy
57. Temple
79. Ohio
87. Temple
90. Tulane
101. Miami University
117. UConn
120. East Carolina

Again, the Pirates. SMDH. So much for their big stadium of screaming fans. For our Cats - no pressure and low expectations. We got 'em right where we want 'em!
 
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(05-08-2018 08:48 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  
(05-08-2018 09:45 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  UC comes in at #108. Woof.

How the teams on our schedule rank:

27. UCF
42. UCLA
43. USF
54. Navy
57. Temple
79. Ohio
87. Temple
90. Tulane
101. Miami University
117. UConn
120. East Carolina

Again, the Pirates. SMDH. So much for their big stadium of screaming fans. For our Cats - no pressure and low expectations. We got 'em right where we want 'em!

From a talent standpoint, we are closer to Navy/Temple than UConn.
 
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Why is Temple ranked twice?
 
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(05-09-2018 07:44 PM)Ring of Black Wrote:  Why is Temple ranked twice?

They're just that unpredictable.
 
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(05-09-2018 10:42 PM)TubaCat Wrote:  
(05-09-2018 07:44 PM)Ring of Black Wrote:  Why is Temple ranked twice?

They're just that unpredictable.

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@ UCLA #42 - L
@ MU #101 - W
AAMU - W
OU # 79 - W
@ UConn #117 - W
TULN #90 - W
@ Temple #57 - L
@ SMU #87 - L
NAVY #54 - W
USF #43 - L
@ UCF #27 - L
ECU #120 - W

7-5 at first glance (5-1 at home)...high prediction is 8-4, low side is 5-7 IMHO.
 
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(05-09-2018 10:42 PM)TubaCat Wrote:  
(05-09-2018 07:44 PM)Ring of Black Wrote:  Why is Temple ranked twice?

They're just that unpredictable.

True. Maybe they will be like Temple basketball this year where they looked like an NCAA Tournament lock in the non-conference then completely collapsed in league play.
 
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(05-08-2018 10:06 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(05-08-2018 09:51 AM)bearcatfan Wrote:  It seems like forever since UC was good in football.

Depending on your definition of "good", it was the 2014 season were we finished 9-4 and won a share of the American (pre CCG). Others will say that was not a good team (and will also dismiss the 2013 team that finished 9-4) taking us back to the 2012 Belk Bowl team who went 10-3.

The 2015 really should have been much better than their stated record of 7-6. That was the team that had a pre-issue Gunner, Mike Boone/Tion Green and all those wide receivers. Coaching really doomed that team IMHO. They beat a ranked Miami Hurricanes team here at Nippert, but things went down hill drastically after Tubs quit at BYU. After that happened the team packed it in as well, and we started getting schlacked by teams as we have done the past couple years.

The BYU game really was the beginning of the end. Had a great trip. Provo and Salt Lake City offer beautiful views. The drive down from Park City was exhilarating. And Tubs did quit. And the players and the fans knew it. Never been the same since.

As for predictions, I'll stick with a couple coaches who have expressed privately that 6-6 and a bowl game would be an outstanding year. ugh
 
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(05-09-2018 10:42 PM)TubaCat Wrote:  
(05-09-2018 07:44 PM)Ring of Black Wrote:  Why is Temple ranked twice?

They're just that unpredictable.

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