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ESPN top 150 teams of all time

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by Heisenberg, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Heisenberg

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    Anybody else see this? Sorry I can’t link it, but our three championship teams are WAY down the list. If someone wants to be a lamb and link it here, you would be helping an old man out. Our 96 team is FAR too low IMO. Spoiler alert: the 95 Huskers were ranked 4th on the list.
    Discuss...if you want. Or don’t. Whatever. :)
     
  2. antny1

    antny1 All American

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    I won't even look. No sense in the aggravation
     
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  3. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator Ever Vigilant Psycho Mod Moderator VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Agreed....
    If it's only gonna be something you really don't want to see.....
    We probably don't need to see it in the first place.
     
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  4. gtj31

    gtj31 GC Hall of Fame

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    The list has to be better than the top 150 coaches. Urban is behind Frank Beamer. At that point the list is just a waste of ink...
     
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  5. gatorpower

    gatorpower GC Hall of Fame

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    They're not awarding money to any of the teams, so the list is entirely entertainment and a click generator.

    In that sense, it pays them to put a lot of controversy
     
  6. gatorcloud

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    Miami's '01 is the greatest team hands down
     
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  7. sierragator

    sierragator GC Hall of Fame

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    lemme guess... a lot of notre dame, Michigan, ohio state, Nebraska, usc, bama and a Princeton, army or a Minnesota thrown in just for the hell of it
     
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  8. RD_gator

    RD_gator GC Hall of Fame

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    Almost all of the undefeated teams go to the head of the line. The 150 greatest teams in college football's 150-year history
    That's the problem.

    There is no adequate research done on any of the one-loss teams: i.e, The 1996 Florida team (rank 74) lead the nation in scoring, 46.6 ppg, and avenged their only loss with a blowout of said team; a 52-20 win over #1 FSU.

    Despite the loss to Ole Miss by one point, the 2008 Florida team (rank 67) had defeated two #1's in back to back games. One of those teams would win the national title in the following year. That 2009 Alabama team is regarded as Nick Saban's best team and was #10 overall.

    The 2006 Florida team (rank 84) defeated #1 Ohio St 41-14 and defeated six ranked opponents.

    So, all three of Florida's NC teams ended up defeating not only #1 teams but in routs of two different #1 teams (by 32; 27; 11/10). Research anybody?
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    More blatant media bias: The 1994 Penn St team was ranked #16 when in fact it was not awarded any title that year.

    Similarly, Oklahoma 1971 was ranked #31 yet lost "the game of the century" to Nebraska (ranked #1 here) <-- Why exactly that? 1971 must be a weak year of football!

    There were more teams ranked that did not actually win any national titles:
    USC 2005, Nebraska 1983, Penn St 1969, Oklahoma 1972, Oklahoma 1954, Oklahoma 1973, Penn St 1973; Miami 1988, 1966 Michigan St, Arkansas 1964, Miami 2002, Penn St 1968, Penn St 1978, Pittsburgh 1980, Miami 1986

    ^ Talk about Media darlings (Oklahoma - mentioned 4x, Penn St - 5x, Miami - 3x)
    ^ None of these teams had even won a national title, yet this ESPN panel votes those teams above Urban Meyer's 2014 Ohio St team (rank 118) which had upset 1 Alabama & 2 Oregon in the first CFP's.

    Ok, How do you feel about 2009 Florida being ranked #124?
    There was no mentioning of Florida 1995 nor Florida 1984/85.
    I guess, Florida does not have as much media pull as some others.

    Continuing: Boise St 2006 (ranked #138), BYU 1984 (ranked 146),
     
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  9. RD_gator

    RD_gator GC Hall of Fame

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    ^#7

    1 Nebraska 1971
    2 Southern Cal 2004
    3 Southern Cal 1972
    4 Nebraska 1995 <--------- UF connection
    5 Clemson (15-0) 2018
    6 Texas 2005
    7 Miami 2001
    8 Alabama 1979
    9 Oklahoma 1956
    10 Alabama (14-0) 2009 <-- UF Connection

    11. Miami 1987
    12 Florida St 1999
    13 Ohio St 1968
    14 Oklahoma 1974
    15 Nebraska 1994
    16 Penn St 1994 <-- ???? Eastern Media bias!PSU didn't win title that year!
    17 Texas 1969 <-- Longhorns Coached by Darryl Royal.
    18 Notre Dame 1988 <-- This Irish team was considered their greatest?
    19 Oklahoma 1955 <-- Sooners coached by Budd Wilkinson.
    20 Miami 1991 <--Split title with Washington
    21 Alabama 1992 <-- Demolished Miami!
    22 Pittsburgh 1976
    23 Washington 1991 <-- Split with Miami
    24 Nebraska 1997 <-- Split with Michigan
    25 Oklahoma 2000 <-- Sooner's last title w/ Bob Stoops
    26 Penn St 1986 <-- Upset of Miami in Fiesta Bowl.
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    33 Georgia 1980 <-- Herschel Walker (RB)
    34 Ohio St 2002
    35 Tennessee 1998
    36 Nebraska 1983

    40 Clemson 1981
    41 Auburn 2010 <--- Cam Newton (QB)
    42 Alabama (14-1) 2015 <-- One loss teams bein to show up rankings!
    43 Michigan <-- Split with Nebraska (20 pts lower in rank here!)

    51 Alabama (12-1) 2011 <-- Avenged loss to LSU but did not win SEC title that year!
    52 USC 2005 (12-1) <-- Did not win title; lost to Texas (ranked 45 spots ahead).
    53 Miami 1983 (11-1) <-- 1983 UF won 28-3.

    57 Auburn (13-0) 2004 <-- USC beat OU for BCS title.

    63 Clemson (14-1) 2016
    64 Miami (11-1) 1989
    65 Alabama (14-1) 2016 <-- Lost title to Clemson
    66 LSU (11-0) 1958 <-- Everybody's Al-American, Billy Cannon.
    67 Florida (13-1) 2008 <-- Tim Tebow (QB)

    73 Florida State (12-1) 1993 <-- Probably fsu's best NC team!
    74 Florida (12-1) 1996 <-- Danny Wuerffel (QB)
    75 Alabama (13-1) 2012

    79 Penn St (11-1) 1982
    80 Notre Dame 1977 <-- Joe Montana (QB)

    84 Florida (13-1) 2006 <--- Chris Leak (QB)
     
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  10. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    All that matters is where you ranked THAT season. We all get the same sized trophy.
     
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  11. ShortBusGator

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    I see no problem with the placements, ff Florida wanted to be higher on this list, they shouldn't have lost games in the NC seasons. How can you expect to be one of the best teams of all times and lose to Ole' Miss (for example).
     
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  12. Gatorrick22

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    Yep, that's the 'short bus' answer of it... Lol... just kidding. There are many metrics to consider...
     
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  13. cincinnatigator

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    And '95 Nebraska would still beat them by 3 touchdowns.
     
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  14. Distant Gator

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    I've watched most of the ESPN 150 specials.
    While I enjoy the history, and have learned a lot, the discussions are so biased toward the traditional powers to be almost ridiculous.

    So keep that in mind when you see any list from the ESPN 150.

    As far as ranking our 1 loss NC team- its simpleminded and lazy to automatically push all 1 loss teams below undefeated teams.

    In college basketball the committee considers the body of work. That's what should be considered here.
    But that would require knowledge and context, and you know, effort.

    So it's not happening.
     
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  15. Spurffelbow833

    Spurffelbow833 GC Hall of Fame

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    Where's 2017 UCF?
     
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  16. Claygator

    Claygator GC Hall of Fame

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    I agree. That Nebraska team was sick.
     
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