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Tulsa @ SMU
(10-06-2019 10:37 PM)Herff Tiger Wrote:  There's the problem with putting too much stock in these opinions which are billed as team ability rankings. SMU moved up to #21 after getting lucky. Sure they "showed heart", "refused to quit", "believed in themselves", "kept fighting", et cetera, et cetera, but Tulsa missed at least 2 and maybe 3 FG's that would have won the game. There's no way that means SMU is 3 spots better than they were last week, or that it gives the voters more evidence and justifies a higher ranking. His foot meeting the ball a fraction of an inch differently would have beaten them.

I mean, I'm glad one of our conference mates is ranked that high, it will give us a chance to knock 'em off and enhance our standing, and should draw out more attendees for our home game against them, but I'm not buying that they are the 21st best team.

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10-07-2019 07:46 AM
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RE: Tulsa @ SMU
(10-06-2019 10:37 PM)Herff Tiger Wrote:  There's the problem with putting too much stock in these opinions which are billed as team ability rankings. SMU moved up to #21 after getting lucky. Sure they "showed heart", "refused to quit", "believed in themselves", "kept fighting", et cetera, et cetera, but Tulsa missed at least 2 and maybe 3 FG's that would have won the game. There's no way that means SMU is 3 spots better than they were last week, or that it gives the voters more evidence and justifies a higher ranking. His foot meeting the ball a fraction of an inch differently would have beaten them.

I mean, I'm glad one of our conference mates is ranked that high, it will give us a chance to knock 'em off and enhance our standing, and should draw out more attendees for our home game against them, but I'm not buying that they are the 21st best team.

Problem is, you can play the "what if" game with every team other than a handful. Try to name a better top 25, and we can find fault with it.
10-08-2019 12:12 PM
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