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Steele's 2017 Toughest Schedule Rankings - ESPN Insidera

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  1. 4down20

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    So you speak for USC and you happen to know what goes on in the AD personally? Because it sounds to me like you are just making up shit.

    On the other hand, Saban and those in the AD have said exactly. We had a home and home scheduled with Michigan St. We dropped the game because we were offered a neutral site game, which ended up being the games against USC last year and Florida St this year.

    So yes, when Alabama is offered the sites, they take it. And when they aren't offered, we'll schedule home and homes. And I'm sure this is the case because...they have said so directly.

    And contrary to what you seem to believe, watching on TV IS actually seeing them play. And not only is it actually seeing them play - it's a better experience for free(usually). But by all means, keep going to those games, paying that money to sit around a bunch of other people while you watch the jumbotron to see what happened if it makes you feel better. I'll sit at home, comfortable as fuck, get a little pussy during halftime if I want, smoke a big fatty while I watch rather than paying $10 for a draft beer, use the bathroom that I don't have to wait in a long ass line to use only to have it assault my nose, and eat some smoked ribs(usually) that I didn't pay 5 times too much for. At best I'm missing out on some stadium nachos, but I have a Sams Club membership, I can make that happen.
     



  2. socaljim242

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    I don't speak for USC .I happen to be a 12 year member of the Trojan Club of OC and they ( USC AD) would have a fight on their hands with all the clubs if they stopped scheduling home and homes.
    You have three other spots to schedule at least one home and home you dunce, and Alabama in every season after playing at Penn state six years ago has yet to schedule even one road OCC game . USC has a game every year with Notre Dame and still manages to schedule home and homes (this year with Texas).
    I bet you watch pron instead of getting laid too huh. You'd have to get your fat ass out of that chair you seem to be stuck in. And your poor cat.
     
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    You PAC people can't get over two simple points: #1) SEC teams DO NOT HAVE to travel across the country to play good teams. #2) when they do travel the SEC don't play shit teams just so they can claim to travel like the PAC teams.

    The AP has had rankings for the past 81 seasons (1936-2016). To Illustrate point #1, I pose this question to all teams," Over that span, how many OOC AP year-ranked teams has "your" traveled LESS than 1000 miles to play in AWAY games? Answers for all P5 teams below. I've high-lighted the 10 long-time PAC teams.













    1 Notre Dame.........85 times in 257 games
    2 Pittsburgh...........74 times in 233 games
    3 Florida St............68 times in 220 games
    4 Syracuse.............58 times in 235 games
    4 South Carolina.....58 times in 174 games
    6 Georgia Tech.......56 times in 144 games
    7 Penn St..............55 times in 237 games
    8 Clemson.............48 times in 158 games
    9 West Virginia......45 times in 233 games
    10 Miami (FL)........40 times in 134 games
    10 Maryland..........40 times in 147 games
    12 North Carolina...39 times in 120 games
    13 Texas A&M........35 times in 92 games
    14 Virginia Tech.....33 times in 194 games
    14 Oklahoma St.....33 times in 160 games
    16 Louisville..........32 times in 257 games
    17 TCU.................31 times in 123 games
    18 Michigan St......30 times in 96 games
    18 Duke...............30 times in 142 games
    20 Missouri...........29 times in 108 games
    20 Florida.............29 times in 89 games
    20 Boston College..29 times in 200 games
    20 Virginia............29 times in 146 games
    20 Rutgers............29 times in 256 games
    25 Purdue.............27 times in 63 games
    26 N.C. State........26 times in 112 games
    27 Nebraska.........24 times in 72 games
    27 Wake Forest.....24 times in 150 games
    29 Utah...............23 times in 122 games
    30 Georgia...........20 times in 110 games
    30 Baylor.............20 times in 90 games
    30 Texas Tech.......20 times in 138 games
    30 Kansas St........20 times in 116 games
    34 LSU.................19 times in 72 games
    35 Kentucky.........18 times in 99 games
    35 Iowa...............18 times in 55 games
    35 Vanderbilt.......18 times in 125 games
    38 Northwestern...17 times in 64 games
    38 Indiana...........17 times in 84 games
    38 Kansas............17 times in 98 games
    41 Minnesota........16 times in 40 games
    42 Colorado..........15 times in 77 games
    42 Illinois.............15 times in 33 games
    44 Tennessee........14 times in 60 games
    44 Alabama..........14 times in 52 games
    44 Michigan..........14 times in 37 games
    44 Auburn............14 times in 56 games
    48 Arkansas.........11 times in 47 games
    48 Mississippi.......11 times in 109 games
    50 Oklahoma........10 times in 51 games
    51 Iowa St.............9 times in 105 games
    52 Ohio St..............8 times in 26 games
    52 Wisconsin..........8 times in 25 games
    54 Washington St....7 times in 61 games
    54 Mississippi St.....7 times in 88 games
    54 Arizona.............7 times in 63 games
    54 Oregon St.........7 times in 56 games

    58 Texas...............6 times in 32 games
    59 Oregon.............5 times in 49 games
    59 Arizona St.........5 times in 69 games
    59 California..........5 times in 20 games
    62 UCLA................4 times in 32 games
    63 Washington.......2 times in 10 games
    63 Stanford...........2 times in 19 games
    65 USC.................1 time in 8 games
     
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    Yeah, I remember the uproar over USC playing Alabama last year.

    Why should Alabama play a schedule that's even tougher than it already is? Last year it was a top5 schedule in terms of difficulty, and now according to you - Alabama should make it even tougher? All because some idiot on the internet can't grasp that a season is made up of 12 games rather than just 1?

    :lol: If you only knew.
     
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    Yes, I remember that list you gave of programs near you that were decent. And then I did a little reasearch and found that Florida played most of them only a few times in the last 50 years and rarely at their house. But you and Bama sure play the fuck out of Chattanooga and Western Kentucky type teams.
     
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    If I only knew?LOL. I know you can't afford to go to games. I know you eat crap and lay on your couch all day watching TV because you've told us. Yeah I'm sure you're banging some hot chick who likes guys who might go to a game against Mercer ( if they ever go) because the price might be better. I'm sure you've got a hottie loving that. lol
    Face it . Alabama football is what defines you. That's all you got, thats why you defend that shitty scheduling and couldn't care less how many Mercers they play.
     
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    Looks like the ACC plays good teams, especially since good football is only played in the south?
     
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    :lol: @ having to make shit up.

    You so fucking mad and it'll never change that 52-6 scoreboard.
     
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    Bama played the top 2 Pac schools and won 80-13. I imagine Mercer will definitely put up better numbers.
     
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    In before the SEC is trash after Bama like it matters.
     
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    Alabama fans seem to be getting full of themselves...

     
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    Interesting. A lot of good info.
     
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    Nice story, but mostly untrue. Alabama already had a black guy on the team before the game.
     
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    It's funny that he calls the differences enormous when in fact they wouldn't have any effect on who got into the playoffs(which he goes so far as to call a farce with the current system). He's trying to push a narrative sadly, highlighted by him using the maximum numbers possible and never even considering the other possibilities.

    And it's based on using the worst(although I will say most commonly used) SoS method out there. Most people in the statistical know of college football rely on more advanced stats that don't see all 10-2 teams as being equal.

    But at any rate - if it's such a shitty schedule, and if you Pac12 folks think it's bad for your conference - then fucking change it. Stop asking everyone else to make your same fuck up. It doesn't lead to better football, it certainly doesn't lead to better statistics and information(it regionalizes the game more which sucks and is stupid, need more national OOC games).

    Your conference made this choice.

    Or keep using it as your scapegoat as to why your conference got killed by Alabama last year I guess.
     
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    LOL. Mostly untrue? Yeah it was a day at Disney for blacks in Alabama back then. What a dumb shit. lol
     
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    Oklahoma was Integrated in it's 1956 NC.
     
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    Yes, you do "a little [sic]research"..... very little research. This discussion is about OOC AWAY games over the past 81 seasons where "your" team travels less than 1000 miles to play. YOUR team has played exactly 8 away games over the past 81 seasons that were within 1000 miles of LA (mainly because there are few good teams that are within 1000 miles of LA that aren't IN the PAC).
    Colorado 2 times and they were ranked 1 time
    San Diego Navy 2 times
    San Francisco 1 time
    Texas Tech 1 time
    San Diego St. 1 time
    BYU 1 time

    Total 8 games and the opponent was ranked 1 time.

    UF has played
    Miami (FL) 28 times and they were ranked 5 times
    Florida St. 27 times and they were ranked 17 times
    Rice 5 times and they were ranked 3 times
    Tampa 3 times
    N.C. State 3 times and they were ranked 1 time
    Maryland 3 times
    Tulane 2 times
    Georgia Tech 2 times
    Villanova 2 times
    South Carolina 2 times
    North Carolina 2 times and they were ranked 1 time
    Memphis 1 time
    Furman 1 time
    Tulsa 1 time
    Northwestern 1 time
    Jacksonville NAS 1 time
    Houston 1 time and they were ranked 1 time
    U.S. Amphibians 1 time
    Texas 1 time
    Temple 1 time
    Syracuse 1 time and they were ranked 1 time

    Total 89 games and the opponent was ranked 29 times.
     
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    So the Pac schedules home and home. SEC doesn't travel and schedules more FCS teams. Got it.
     
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    First of all , fuck the past 81 seasons. You do that to dilute the truth. You gave me your list some time back and I found you haven't played any of those teams at their house in the past three decades. So now you bring out "in the past 81 seasons. lol. So i'm supposed to be imressed with what Florida did in 1944? lol.
    The truth is while Ive been a fan USC ( since Robinsons first year) has gone to many tough OCC houses to play. If we just go back to 2000 till now USC has gone to many P5 teams for home and homes. Florida? Nothing that resembles having any balls. Its home OCC games against LA tech and Charleston southern type teams and lately a neutral game . You take away Notre dame from USC schedule and Florida State because they always play them they still schedule other P5 programs in home and homes like Texas this year and next.
    Florida? Well if it wan't for playing Miami (wow you went so far.lol) once around 2007 and another time around 2003 , Florida since 2002 has NO OTHER away games against any other team not in the SEC. None , nada. No wonder you want skip anything from 2000 till now and go back to 1945. lol
     
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