College Football Countdown 2019

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  1. coit

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    The Orlando Sentinel has again decided to show their college football ignorance with this season's guesses in reverse chronological.

    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/college-gridiron-365/

    They started at 130, and are down to around 90 at the moment. I'll post some notables here.

    121 - Georgia State
    114 - Navy
    112 - Kansas - Les Miles - Big 12
    110 - Rutgers - B1G
    100 - Oregon State - Pac 12

    91 - Liberty - Hugh Freeze

    87 - Georgia Tech ?

    82 - Georgia Southern (lol)
     
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    GSU is preseason ranked BELOW GSU????
     
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    Have never followed this.

    How have their predictions turned out from, say, last 2 seasons? Anyway to know?

    I assume they were quite bad based on “football ignorance” comment, unless there is a problem with how they analyzed info instead of just giving opinion.
     
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    Generally bad, with a typical overly rated bias of SEC/B1G/Pac12 and an underrating of ACC and Big 12.

    I used the lists for 2 years and compared to the post season final rankings. I'll see if I can find those threads.
     
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    Here's the 2017 results based on the Orlando Sentinel rankings. ACC most underrated, SEC most overrated.

     
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    Nice work up & analysis. Thanks.

    So, if I understand, based on the end of season poll, this outfit “overranked” 13 of the top 25 and “underranked” 9, with one ending up as predicted?

    Wonder how different those % are compared to other services? No doubt if the top 50 - 75 are analyzed the outcome would be much more dramatic.

    Fun to speculate about these things this time of year.
     
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    Yeah, that's a pretty fair way to summarize it. And another takeaway for me is that in the ACC, most of the middle to bottom teams ended up much higher than the OS projected them to be, which I think is a good measure of perceived conference strength from a top to bottom sense.
     
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    Agreed. I still expect a bowl game and a finish in at least the top 50.
     
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    Poorly researched, too. They mention Cottrell and Jarrett as our RBs even though they are both slot WRs. No mention of Mason and Howard who combined for 1100 yards last year.
     
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    I take the under 87
     
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    She recently worked for the Albany herald. Wrote racially charged articles, bias in everything whe wrote.
     
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    Did she write about the fact that UGA is a racist institution?
     
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    of that list, only two are still head coaches, I believe.
     
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