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2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby Homer J » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:31 pm

Not a bad start.

http://cfn.scout.com/2/1261947.html


1. Bama
2. Oregon
3. Florida
It’s lost in the storylines now, but last year at this time there were question marks about whether or not Will Muschamp could actually coach and the team was seen as a bit of an underachiever considering all the talent that Urban Meyer had amassed. The 11-1 season with dominant wins over South Carolina and Florida State on a run that came really, really close to finishing with a trip to the BCS championship came from out of left field, but all anyone will remember this offseason will be the Sugar Bowl clunker to Louisville.
There wasn’t a massive loss of talent early to the next level, but a lot of work needs to be done for a passing game that finished dead last in the SEC thanks to a line that couldn’t keep Jeff Driskel upright. Three starters are back up front, but battering ram running back Mike Gillislee is gone and Driskel has to be far better with almost all the key targets returning.

The defense that finished second in the nation in pass efficiency D and fifth overall in yards allowed and scoring gets seven starters back, hoping for everyone to stay healthy to fill in the gaps up front. The linebacking corps will be fast and athletic, but the bulk is gone with the graduation of Jonathan Bostic, and while losing All-America safety Matt Elam will be a problem, Loucheiz Purifoy will be one of the nation’s top corners and several options ready to step into the safety roles. Punter Kyle Christy will be in the All-America mix, but kicker Caleb Sturgis is gone.

4. LSU
5. Texas A&M
6. Texas ????
7. UGA
8. USCe
9. Louisville
10. pOSU
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby FunnGun » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:34 pm

6 of the top 8 are SEC. :cool:


Texas at 6? Dafaq?
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby Sasquatch Gator » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:35 pm

Something's wrong. FSU and Notre Dame aren't on there.
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby FunnGun » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:37 pm

:lol: FSU not in the top 10? Myth busted!
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby Sasquatch Gator » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:42 pm

Speaking of FSU, how in the Wild World of Sports did Christian Ponder land Samantha Steele?

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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby BMF » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:43 pm

We return 7 on Defense? We lost Hunter, McCray, Bostic, Jenkins, Elam, Floyd, Evans??

I like being 3rd, but when the polls that matter come out we'll probably be closer to 8-15. They are right about the loss to Louisville as the primary thing most people will remember...and that's a shame.

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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby MJMGator » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:53 pm

Sasquatch Gator wrote:Speaking of FSU, how in the Wild World of Sports did Christian Ponder land Samantha Steele?

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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby BSJGator » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:26 pm

Sasquatch Gator wrote:Something's wrong. FSU and Notre Dame aren't on there.



Maybe, just maybe, the stars have aligned and all is right in the world today... :lol:
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby Coach9 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:35 pm

Little surprised Oregon at #2 with Kelly leaving.
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby Gator-DNA » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:57 pm

Coach9 wrote:Little surprised Oregon at #2 with Kelly leaving.


Just setting them up for the dramatic fall...
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby Coach9 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:12 am

Kind of like Stanford to take the Pacwhatever next year.
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby mrgator » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:30 am

I think we are ranked too high. The middle of the field defensively is going to be suspect with our starting tackles, 2/3 starting linebackers and both starting safeties gone. I think our replacements will do fine but will it be enough to go to the SEC or national title game?
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby NCG8r » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:39 am

BMF wrote:We return 7 on Defense? We lost Hunter, McCray, Bostic, Jenkins, Elam, Floyd, Evans??

I like being 3rd, but when the polls that matter come out we'll probably be closer to 8-15. They are right about the loss to Louisville as the primary thing most people will remember...and that's a shame.

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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby Gouryella » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:10 am

Homer J wrote:Not a bad start.

http://cfn.scout.com/2/1261947.html


1. Bama
2. Oregon
3. Florida
It’s lost in the storylines now, but last year at this time there were question marks about whether or not Will Muschamp could actually coach and the team was seen as a bit of an underachiever considering all the talent that Urban Meyer had amassed. The 11-1 season with dominant wins over South Carolina and Florida State on a run that came really, really close to finishing with a trip to the BCS championship came from out of left field, but all anyone will remember this offseason will be the Sugar Bowl clunker to Louisville.
There wasn’t a massive loss of talent early to the next level, but a lot of work needs to be done for a passing game that finished dead last in the SEC thanks to a line that couldn’t keep Jeff Driskel upright. Three starters are back up front, but battering ram running back Mike Gillislee is gone and Driskel has to be far better with almost all the key targets returning.

The defense that finished second in the nation in pass efficiency D and fifth overall in yards allowed and scoring gets seven starters back, hoping for everyone to stay healthy to fill in the gaps up front. The linebacking corps will be fast and athletic, but the bulk is gone with the graduation of Jonathan Bostic, and while losing All-America safety Matt Elam will be a problem, Loucheiz Purifoy will be one of the nation’s top corners and several options ready to step into the safety roles. Punter Kyle Christy will be in the All-America mix, but kicker Caleb Sturgis is gone.

4. LSU
5. Texas A&M
6. Texas ????
7. UGA
8. USCe
9. Louisville
10. pOSU


We lost a whole bunch on defense. I don't think these guys have a clue. Their credibility is gone when they don't even know what happens to a team's defensive starters.

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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby SavannahGator » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:58 am

Regardless of what poll you're looking at, there are gonna be 5 to 6 SEC teams in the Top 10. This one has 6. That's gonna make for a whole lot of SEC teams "eating their own," or cannibalization of the league. Even Bama in the West has to contend with, in addition to LSU, aTm. It'll be interesting to see if the SEC can once again produce a team in what will be the final BCS Championship game to go for 8 in a row.
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby Slevin » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:25 am

Sasquatch Gator wrote:Something's wrong. FSU and Notre Dame aren't on there.


Who let the crap back in :scratchchin:

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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby kcgator » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:38 am

Slevin wrote:
Sasquatch Gator wrote:Something's wrong. FSU and Notre Dame aren't on there.


Who let the crap back in :scratchchin:

;)


I thought you were dead...
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby Sasquatch Gator » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:09 pm

Slevin wrote:
Sasquatch Gator wrote:Something's wrong. FSU and Notre Dame aren't on there.


Who let the crap back in :scratchchin:

;)

Well the poster whose name I can't mention anymore but rhymes with Hell Pee Bikes isn't back yet, so not all the crap has returned. :lol:
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby Homer J » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:52 pm

Well, at least the writer covered his butt and has all of the major conferences in the top 10.

6 SEC
1 ACC
1 Big 12 - conference with 10 teams
1 Big 10 - conference with 12 teams
1 PAC 12
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Re: 2013 CFN Pre-Preseason Rankings

Postby WernerIsTentative » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:07 pm

Trust me, ohio state and notre dame will be ranked pretty high once the real polls come out. People can't help but vote those way too high every year. We probably shouldn't be as high as 3 seeing as how our offense has been a travesty for 3 years straight and I don't see any reason to believe it is going to show mass improvement next year. Please please please prove me wrong gators.
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