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Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
Quote:The Blazers were projected to finish last nationally in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2017 preseason college football rankings and swiftly proved us wrong with a winning season and bowl bid. It was the program’s first season back after it was briefly shuttered by the university and had to go through a lengthy process to resume play.

UAB shows no signs of slowing down and returns all but one starter on offense.

As a result, the Blazers are No. 53 in Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel preseason 2018 college football rankings.

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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
2 Bowls in last 50 years. Except for that nugget which means we have been bowl eligible since 1968. Great being noticed.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
Twice in twenty-two years is a little better, but even that does not reflect the reality of UAB Football.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
CUSA
LaTech
Marshall
North Texas
FAU
No. 53 UAB
No. 56 Middle Tennessee
No. 86 Old Dominion
No. 95 Southern Miss
No. 98 Western Kentucky
No. 103 UTSA
No. 122 FIU
No. 125 Charlotte
No. 127 Rice
No. 129 UTEP

UAB 2018 Schedule
Aug. 30 Savannah State (#10000)
Sept. 8 at Coastal Carolina(#123)
Sept. 15 Tulane(#114)
Sept. 29 Charlotte(#125)
Oct. 6 at Louisiana Tech(???)
Oct. 13 at Rice(#127)
Oct. 20 North Texas(???)
Oct. 27 at UTEP(#129)
Nov. 3 UTSA(#103)
Nov. 10 Southern Miss(#95)
Nov. 17 at Texas A&M(???)
Nov. 24 at Middle Tennessee(#56)
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
Huge grain of salt.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
Great RPI numbers if they were basketball numbers, but if we win, I can see UAB ending the season as a top 30 team.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
Short of going undefeated there is no chance we are a top 30 team this year. I think a ranking inside the top 60 is generous personally.
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but if we win, I can see UAB ending the season as a top 30 team. copied and pasted.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
With the exception of Texas A&M, UAB will have a decent shot of a win every week. Louisiana Tech and Tulane will be the other hard games.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
Schedule is a little tougher overall but we should be much improved. Rankings are like anuses.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
A&M is the only team I see us being an extreme underdog against, and they may even be ripe for an upset. I like our chances of having the best season in program history this year.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
(07-07-2018 10:37 PM)BlazintheATL Wrote:  A&M is the only team I see us being an extreme underdog against, and they may even be ripe for an upset. I like our chances of having the best season in program history this year.

That is saying we will finish ranked higher than 24, which is what we did with Hackney and White
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
So, which game could/will be the WTF loss?
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
(07-07-2018 11:30 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  So, which game could/will be the WTF loss?

Tulane is the one I would keep a watch on. They finished 2017 very strong.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
They will look like CC (option) but will be much better. A majority of their team is back.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
I think 8-4 again. Losses to Texas A&M, La Tech, MT, and either Tulane or North Texas at home. If we're able to beat Tulane and North Texas, I think that gives our best regular season win total ever at 9-3.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
A major factor in greater UAB success in 2018 will be improvement on offense. This season UAB will be a target for every opponent, particularly those who played us close games last year. This year they will "see us coming" so we can expect to get their best shot. Although I hope for a better record in 2018, another 8-4 season may actually be an even greater success than last season.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
Nine wins would tie the most wins in school history. In 1993 we went 9-2. We must not forget the great start we had under Coach Jim Hillyer.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
Where was this discussion when we had our weekly voting? I was thinking 7-5/8-4, but apparently the board, as voted on, thinks UAB finished 10-2 this season. That's absolutely a top 25 finish if that happens.
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RE: Revitalized UAB is #53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel
(07-09-2018 09:01 AM)Auburn_Blazer Wrote:  Where was this discussion when we had our weekly voting? I was thinking 7-5/8-4, but apparently the board, as voted on, thinks UAB finished 10-2 this season. That's absolutely a top 25 finish if that happens.

If we start getting close to 8-1 going into USM & TAMU, we may need to hire an armed escort for every single starter and coach for the remainder of the season.

Bad things happen to Blazers when other people think we are getting good.

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