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College Football Preseason Rankings ∙ Updated 20180717

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by mulegator, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. mulegator

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    18-1 to win the SEC... if they are correct....
     
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    mulegator Neanderthal Ninja Vigilante Moderator VIP Member

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    It's just someone's opinion, but it's something to talk about.
    Assuming Mississippi State and Florida are both 4-0 on September 29, and IF we are 5-0 on September 30 -- we'll be in the top ten.
    I will be ecstatic, and you'll see gazillions jumping back on the Gator Bandwagon.
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    Not trying to be a wet blanket, but Cowbell State has an underwhelming 4 games before us, so I do not see them being deep in the top 10 to vault us from the 20's at best in the first poll into the top 10 at 5-0. There will be a lot of teams 5-0, and if some top 10 teams drop a game, they will still be ahead of us in the rankings. We will have to demolish MSU and the others, and I don't see that happening.
     
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    mulegator Neanderthal Ninja Vigilante Moderator VIP Member

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    I feel ya Superman Killer
    But Cowbell U will be ranked in the low teens, and we'll be in the high teens
    So -- optimistically -- if the stars all align -- it will be enough to vault us into the top ten.
    And hey
    If we can't be optimistic -- with orange n blue vision
    We should turn in our Gator badges!
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    Challenger in the East?

    Florida
    The Gators are a good buy-low candidate for 2018. This program is just a year removed from winning back-to-back East Division titles and lost three of its seven games by eight points or less, including matchups against LSU and South Carolina. New coach Dan Mullen is known for his background on offense, which is good news for a group that averaged only 22.1 points a game in 2017. Mullen won't transform this offense into a high-powered attack in one season, but there should be some improvement. The Gators have a promising set of playmakers at receiver, and Jordan Scarlett's return bolsters a solid backfield. Will Feleipe Franks hold off Kyle Trask and Emory Jones at quarterback? Regardless of how the offense performs, Florida's defense should be good enough to get this team back in the postseason. The Gators own one of the SEC's top defensive backfields and lines, with David Reese poised to push for All-SEC honors at linebacker. The schedule also works in Florida's favor. The Gators won't leave the state of Florida after Oct. 13 and play just three SEC road contests: Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Mississippi State.

    SEC 2018 Unit Rankings

    SEC Football 2018 Predictions

    Complete SEC preview for the 2018 season

    https://athlonsports.com/college-football/sec-football-2018-predictions

     
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    mulegator Neanderthal Ninja Vigilante Moderator VIP Member

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    Here's another partial "consensus"

    Rank Team Total Points Athlon Street and Smith Lindy Arena Fanatic Phil Steele

    1 Clemson 147 2 2 1 1 2
    2 Alabama 144 1 1 2 6 1
    3 Ohio State 137 4 3 3 5 3
    4 Georgia 129 3 4 4 10 5
    5 Washington 124 8 7 8 4 4
    6 Wisconsin 122 9 6 5 7 6
    7 Miami-Florida 119 6 8 7 8 7
    8t Michigan 110 5 9 18 2 11
    8t Oklahoma 110 10 5 6 15 9
    10 Auburn 105 7 12 9 3 19
    11 Michigan State 97 12 11 10 12 13
    12 Penn State 94 11 10 11 17 12
    13 Notre Dame 87 15 14 12 19 8
    14 Stanford 76 18 13 13 20 15
    15 Boise State 73 19 21 14 14 14
    16 Florida State 59 13 18 16 - 18
    17 Texas 58 20 23 - 13 10
    18 Southern Cal 53 21 15 19 - 16
    19t Florida 50 17 - - 9 17
    19t Virginia Tech 50 16 16 17 25 -
    21 Mississippi State 49 14 20 20 - 21
    22 Texas Christian 48 24 - 21 11 20
    23 West Virginia 41 22 22 15 24 -
    24 Central Florida 29 - 20 23 21 -
    25 Oregon 24 23 - 22 - 24

    Others receiving votes:
    Rank Team Total Points Athlon Street and Smith Lindy Arena Fanatic Phil Steele
    26 South Carolina 23 - 24 24 22 -
    27 Arizona 15 - - - 16 -
    28 Louisiana State 14 - 17 - - -
    29 N.C. State 13 - - - 18 -
    30 Utah 9 - - - - 22
    31t Boston College 8 - - - - 23
    31t Florida Atlantic 8 - - - 23 -
    33t Arkansas State 6 - - - - 25
    33t Georgia Tech 6 - - 25 - -
    33t Kansas State 6 - 25 - - -
    33t Texas A&M 6 25 - - - -
     
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    ESPN SEC Power Poll
    1. Alabama
    2. Georgia
    3. Auburn
    4. Mississippi State
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      5. Florida
      There might not be a bigger wild card in the SEC than the Gators. The return of Dan Mullen has breathed new life into a stagnant program. There's finally hope that with Mullen's magic and the addition of Ole Miss wideout Van Jefferson, the offense might finally pull out of the ditch. But the missing link is the same it always has been: quarterback. Whether it's Feleipe Franks or Emory Jones, the position will make or break Mullen's first season back in Gainesville.
    6. South Carolina
    7. LSU
    8. Texas A&M
    9. Kentucky
    10. Missouri
    11. Ole Miss
    12. Tennessee
    13. Vanderbilt
    14. Arkansas
    SEC preseason power rankings: Bama, Georgia still 1-2