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    With 2019 in the books, USA Today Sports has come out with their very early
    Top 25 rankings for 2020. Take a look...……..

    1. Clemson...2. Alabama...3. Ohio St....4. LSU....5. Oklahoma
    6. Oregon...7. Penn State...8. Florida...9. Notre Dame...10. Iowa
    11. Georgia...12. Michigan...13. Auburn...14. Texas...15. Memphis
    16. Cincinnati...17. USC...18. Wisconsin...19. Texas AM...20. Boise
    21. Iowa St....22. Baylor...23. Cal...24. Washington...25 North Carolina

    New Coaches: Memphis, Baylor, Washington
    New QB: Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, Iowa, Georgia, Washington

    Not a bad list. I like Texas A&M, USC and Florida higher. Also, I would
    have Ohio State second and Alabama third mainly because of the QB
    returning.

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    I think Georgia will be better without Fromm at qb. Should be more potent on offense to go with a top tier defense
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    Quote Originally Posted by pathologist View Post
    I think Georgia will be better without Fromm at qb. Should be more potent on offense to go with a top tier defense
    Georgia has some rebuilding to do. Smart has recruited well but so has a number of other SEC schools.
    I though Fromm was a good quarterback...he just didn't have any receivers to work with this season.
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    LSU shouldn't be anywhere near the top 10. Only three returning starters on offense and defense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSUpete View Post
    LSU shouldn't be anywhere near the top 10. Only three returning starters on offense and defense.
    You are probably right. I wasn't aware they were losing that many starters. Of course losing that dang QB is the big one.
    Might be the best one season I have ever seen by a college quarterback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    You are probably right. I wasn't aware they were losing that many starters. Of course losing that dang QB is the big one.
    Might be the best one season I have ever seen by a college quarterback.
    True. Maybe only one closer was Cam during his championship year

    some of the runs he had ,against LSU for one and the huge comeback at Bryant Denny was something
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    I have seen a few different sites with their "way too early rankings". Always fun to look at just like mock drafts and season projections.

    Curious to see the "way too early rankings" that were posted in Jan 2019 and the actually preseason 2019 rankings and how much they differed?

    Of course the "way too early rankings" are just a gauge but always fun to look at to see where your team stands (or if they're even on there)
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieRay View Post
    True. Maybe only one closer was Cam during his championship year

    some of the runs he had ,against LSU for one and the huge comeback at Bryant Denny was something
    Auburn and LSU were the only 2 teams to win the Nat’l Championship with a D ranked outside the Top 25 in the BCS/Playoff era. Granted, Auburn only had to win one game. Definitely says something about the QB for sure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMatt View Post
    Auburn and LSU were the only 2 teams to win the Nat’l Championship with a D ranked outside the Top 25 in the BCS/Playoff era. Granted, Auburn only had to win one game. Definitely says something about the QB for sure...
    I just looked at Cam's offense weapons on the national championship team. The only players i recognize in the NFL are Michael Dyer and Cody Parkey.

    Talking about doing MORE with LESS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightrofins View Post
    I just looked at Cam's offense weapons on the national championship team. The only players i recognize in the NFL are Michael Dyer and Cody Parkey.

    Talking about doing MORE with LESS
    Cam was worth every dollar they paid for him.....in College
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSUpete View Post
    Cam was worth every dollar they paid for him.....in College
    This. Congrats to you and your Tigers. Dream season.
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    If Newman can live up to his assumed ability this will be UGAs best opportunity to win a NC under Kirby. The D is nasty and very deep. Do have to go to Bama early season.

    Florida at 8.....lol. Lost all their playmakers on both sides of the ball. Return a very average QB. Oline will still suck. MuLLLen also has about a .500 record in the SEC......

    I guess anything to build preseason hype.
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    Georgia has brought in Todd Monken as their new offensive coordinator.

    He will earn his money with a new QB, WRs and RB. I think Georgia is about right
    at No. 11 for pre-season hype. Lots of holes to fill on offense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    Georgia has brought in Todd Monken as their new offensive coordinator.

    He will earn his money with a new QB, WRs and RB. I think Georgia is about right
    at No. 11 for pre-season hype. Lots of holes to fill on offense.
    Has that guy been anywhere longer than 3 years?
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    GA and Okla should flip flop. No bigger frauds in coll football then the Sooners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    Georgia has brought in Todd Monken as their new offensive coordinator.

    He will earn his money with a new QB, WRs and RB. I think Georgia is about right
    at No. 11 for pre-season hype. Lots of holes to fill on offense.
    Not near as many holes as LSU has on O.
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    And as much as it kills me to say it......Clemson should be hands down the best team next year. Pair that with the HS schedule they play they can sleepwalk into the playoffs. Then it will be on Dabo to not screw it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albatross View Post
    Not near as many holes as LSU has on O.
    I could see how someone might think that....if they weren't familiar with the Tigers' program. LSU lost two linemen, a TE and obviously the quarterback but they have plenty of depth at O-line and they have a TE that was the Gatorade national player of the year in Gilbert. Nobody could replace Burrow, but Myles Brennan is going to surprise a lot of people with how good he is at quarterback next year.

    With the receivers and running backs LSU should be good enough on offense for a 10 win season.....but no way are they a top 5 team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albatross View Post
    And as much as it kills me to say it......Clemson should be hands down the best team next year. Pair that with the HS schedule they play they can sleepwalk into the playoffs. Then it will be on Dabo to not screw it up.
    Clemson is a lock for the playoffs. They are loaded and have the no 1 recruiting class coming in again
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    Quote Originally Posted by pathologist View Post
    Clemson is a lock for the playoffs. They are loaded and have the no 1 recruiting class coming in again
    LOADED and MOTIVATED after thumping in title game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    LOADED and MOTIVATED after thumping in title game.
    I am able to understand the motivation aspect in college football today but the "loaded" (year after year) has me baffled, maybe it is the pretty girls Clemson has on their campus or perhaps they have a better "sales force", could it possibly be the opportunity to get a better education ? Maybe it's a combination of all three.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pathologist View Post
    Clemson is a lock for the playoffs. They are loaded and have the no 1 recruiting class coming in again
    They might not end up with the top class.....but regardless a very strong group on the DL. Gotta play a little D against the better teams. TL maybe was in a sophomore slump??? Bringing back the RB is HUGE tho. That kid is something special.
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