AP Poll Gators Move Down To #12

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  1. Jaggator
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    Just win and it'll all sort itself out.
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    This is a crock. I can't recall us ever winning and then dropping in the polls....
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    LSU and FSU probably deserve to jump us. LSU played a quality opponent and FSU looked pretty good on the road in conference even though Pitt is awful. We have our bigger games coming up.
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    A 1-loss Georgia team is still ranked ahead of us.

    You'd think an 18 point win would keep you in the top 10.

    Perception is everything when it comes to sportswriters voting.

    Most of them vote and only see the final score and base their decision on what the talking heads say on ESPN.
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    Below Georgia. why? They are a one loss team.
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    doesn't matter win and everything will take care of itself
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    yep - we don't need to jockey for position - really ever.

    We win, we're in good shape.
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    This is bull, we weren't impressive and I expected to drop below FSU (more impressive given it was a road conference win with a larger margin than our home win vs. a MAC team) and LSU ("neutral"- win over top 20 team) but I expected us to jump the Dawgs- sorry but they were closer to being blown out than they were to winning (they scored on prevent- so impressed).
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    Typical... we win and we drop. Nothing new here.
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    It was said wish we had 31 points (knee on 2 yd game ending)
    AZ said only if you were betting!
    Here is why Pollsters look at strength!
    31 could have kept us at #10?
    Game has changed score points not a tribute of sportsmanship!
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    I believe it happened in 2010 after starting at #4.
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    Why didn't tOSU drop out of the top 5? They got pushed around by Buffalo. In the longterm this is a good thing. It will give us more to talk about in December when we are #2 playing for the SEC Title.
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    Doesn't matter. 1 week in. Who cares. If we win, it fixes itself.
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    but what does being #10 or 12 mean on 9/3/2013 mean? When you still have to play the #26 #11 #10 #6 team before the year is over?
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    No sense fretting over it. It's just Week One...
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    Another reason to attack the endzone for 60 minutes and run up the score. Not only does it give the players confidence that they can pile up points each week, it impresses the pollsters.
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    It doesn't mean anything, but its just annoying.

    If we win every game, including the SECCG we will go to the National championship, no questions asked its not even debatable. Again, its just annoying as all hell that we don't get respect.

    Bulletin board material.
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    I never liked doing the RUTS thing, but it does build confidence, get backups valuable playing time, and has an undeniable effect on the pollsters, no question about it.
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    the players have confidence and what do the polls matter right now? Stop with the BS

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