USA today's Myerberg's CFB ranks kicks off with #125:GSU

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I've been toying with the idea of not even making this post, because someone will likely take offense to it and ignore the point, but here goes:

Be honest with yourself as a Georgia Tech fan, and consider the likelihood that GT ever makes the playoff. What percentage would you assign to that over the first five years of it being implemented?

Again, I am not trying to be facetious, I am simply making a point.

As for costing more money and there being no payoff, Southern has to add 44 scholarships. Let's assume a cost of $20,000 per year for those, which is high for Southern and is just a conservative number. The Sun Belt conference payout of $1.5 million per year covers that $880,000 with over $620,000 remaining for increased travel costs. Not to mention the doubled payout for BCS games, such as the $350,000 increase we're getting from Georgia Tech, and the $400,000+ increase we're getting from LSU.

So let's assume one money game per year, at $750,000 (a low estimate) in FBS vs $450,000 in FCS. Then adding in the $1.5 million payout and you're looking at clearing an additional million dollars to cover the increased travel costs after the scholarships are already fully funded. Then add in at least $2 million from the student fee increase (which still leaves it at a competitive level), and you're looking at a pretty decent opportunity to cover increased coaching salaries. This is also ignoring any other increase in revenue.

Of players from Georgia, 165 signed FBS offers in 2012. Only ~50 of those can go to Georgia Tech and UGA. That leaves 100 players that are leaving the state to play FBS football. Highly unlikely that all of those are going to SEC schools.

Georgia is a relatively talent rich state (fourth highest total signees, second highest ratio [source]) and Georgia Southern has a good history of winning. They'll be just fine over the long run.
Actually Georgia Southern has to add just 22 scholarships. Paintballer you should know that. They're already at 63. They'll be able to recruit more three star athletes, even though they're aready signing a half dozen or so three stars each class now. They won't get the four or five star kids, but there are lots of legit two and three star recruits that will go there. They will be competitive because there is a tradition of winning that the players are exposed to from day one. In addition they are upgrading facilities to compete at the higher level.
 

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...lege-football-countdown-2013-preview/2363587/

#108: New Mehico meng



Could be a little digging. I guess I'm just going to ride this USM train until it stops.
It was Colorado State.

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— Who is No. 106? This university pitched a shutout in its first home game at its current stadium, beating a school which shuttered its football program in 1949.
It's Army. Beat St. Louis 17-0 to open the stadium.
 

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Actually Georgia Southern has to add just 22 scholarships. Paintballer you should know that. They're already at 63. They'll be able to recruit more three star athletes, even though they're aready signing a half dozen or so three stars each class now. They won't get the four or five star kids, but there are lots of legit two and three star recruits that will go there. They will be competitive because there is a tradition of winning that the players are exposed to from day one. In addition they are upgrading facilities to compete at the higher level.
They also have to add 22 scholarships to women to even out the numbers. PJAlltheway you should know that.
 

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Kansas? Finally? Isn't Ashton Kytcher or Will Farrell from Kansas or something? They sound like people that would take time off to teach.

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I don't think it's Kansas and I was thinking of Paul Rudd as the famous alumni, but I don't think he's the most famous KU grad.
 

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Texas State is #104.

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— Who is No. 103? The director of this university's marching band holds degrees from three FBS institutions which went a combined 28-10 in 2012.

With 38 games, that's at most two bowl teams (at least 13 each, leaving 12 games behind).
 

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Texas State is #104.

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— Who is No. 103? The director of this university's marching band holds degrees from three FBS institutions which went a combined 28-10 in 2012.

With 38 games, that's at most two bowl teams (at least 13 each, leaving 12 games behind).
 

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— Who is No. 103? The director of this university's marching band holds degrees from three FBS institutions which went a combined 28-10 in 2012.
Closest I can come to that is Wyoming. But if I did the math right it would be 27-10...

Iowa 4-8
Kansas St. 11-2
Ohio St. 12-0
 

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Closest I can come to that is Wyoming. But if I did the math right it would be 27-10...

Iowa 4-8
Kansas St. 11-2
Ohio St. 12-0
I ran a script and apparently there is over 1000 unique combinations of 3 teams with cumulative record of 28-10.
 

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I ran a script and apparently there is over 1000 unique combinations of 3 teams with cumulative record of 28-10.
Yes, but there are only about a dozen band directors' teams eligible for the next spot. Most of them (öööö near all of them) do not have three degrees from FBS schools.
 

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Miami (Ohio)

Cincinatti (10-3), Northwestern (10-3), and UNC (8-4)
 

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Yes, but there are only about a dozen band directors' teams eligible for the next spot. Most of them (öööö near all of them) do not have three degrees from FBS schools.
And I have no interest in reading about their band directors.
 

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please keep the personals in the other place - i have no interest in reading about your interests
I have no interest in reading about you having no interest. The other two should get a room.
 
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