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cyptomcat
04-01-2009, 11:33 AM
Average 2009 preseason ranking: GT at #11

I saw this on bbuzzoff, it's the average of 5 or so preseason rankings already out, interesting idea:
http://www.nationalchamps.net/2009/earlybird/average_rankings.htm

FightWinDrinkGetNaked
04-01-2009, 03:20 PM
Notre Dame at #25? really?

yellajacketkid
04-01-2009, 03:25 PM
Notre Dame at #25? really?What?! It's NOTRE DAME! The best football program in the history of ever. They can lose everygame and be ranked!

beej67
04-01-2009, 03:36 PM
Wow. I can't believe ND made three of their lists.

BEEFENSE
04-01-2009, 03:49 PM
It is GREAT to see TECH getting preseason respect--now we have to justify it on the field when "toe meets leather"!

NatiJacket
04-01-2009, 03:50 PM
Some writers are even putting Jimmy Clausen on the potential Heisman Watch.....

yellajacketkid
04-01-2009, 03:52 PM
What are y'all so surprised for?! It's Notre Dame! They are blessed by our savior, Jesus Christ!

gth816f
04-01-2009, 03:54 PM
What are y'all so surprised for?! It's Notre Dame! They are blessed by our savior, Jesus Christ!

Seriously, I'm surprised they're only #25. That's an improvement over what I would have expected.

yellajacketkid
04-01-2009, 04:03 PM
Seriously, I'm surprised they're only #25. That's an improvement over what I would have expected.They deserve no lower than #3.

GTLiebs
04-01-2009, 04:14 PM
It is GREAT to see TECH getting preseason respect--now we have to justify it on the field when "toe meets leather"!

Best part about that kind of preseason ranking is even if we have a similar to last year season (e.i. losing none in a row and only once in a while) means we might stay ranked all season and could if break top 10 or top 5 with a great season.

G776T
04-01-2009, 07:26 PM
If we start anywhere near the top 10 and win our first two will be in the top ten with the USC/OSU, ALA/VT, and OklaSt/UGA within the first two weeks, hell if we start at 12 we could be top 10 after the first week

GTLiebs
04-01-2009, 09:19 PM
If we start anywhere near the top 10 and win our first two will be in the top ten with the USC/OSU, ALA/VT, and OklaSt/UGA within the first two weeks, hell if we start at 12 we could be top 10 after the first week

Not as likely given our first game is Jax St. However! If we win the first 3/4 games (Clemson Miami and perhaps UNC as well) I can see us in the top 10.

CANT WAIT FOR SEPTEMBER!!!

Enuratique
04-01-2009, 09:50 PM
Not as likely given our first game is Jax St. However! If we win the first 3/4 games (Clemson Miami and perhaps UNC as well) I can see us in the top 10.

CANT WAIT FOR SEPTEMBER!!!

I think he meant that there are a number of Top 10 faceoffs in the first two weeks so if we start 2-0 or 3-0, then it is likely some of those Top 10 teams will lose a game and possibly churn us into the Top 10 (especially if we are ranked 12th)

GTLiebs
04-01-2009, 10:51 PM
I think he meant that there are a number of Top 10 faceoffs in the first two weeks so if we start 2-0 or 3-0, then it is likely some of those Top 10 teams will lose a game and possibly churn us into the Top 10 (especially if we are ranked 12th)

I know, but it isn't so likely if all that's on our resume is a win over Jax state but yeah 2 or 3 wins later for sure.

GTWannaBee
04-02-2009, 07:47 AM
Most everyone else starts out with a cupcake game as well. If we start #11, by default, we should move up at least one spot - I don't see three teams leapfrogging us. I also don't see Clemson hanging close with us this year.

00Burdell
04-02-2009, 07:52 AM
I wonder when all the checks Weiss wrote are going to clear.

00Burdell
04-02-2009, 07:54 AM
Must be that new math. I average the rankings and get 12.

beej67
04-02-2009, 08:15 AM
I think they did it by a point system.

gth816f
04-02-2009, 09:09 AM
Yeah, that threw me for a loop too. It's not an "average preseason ranking," it's a composite preseason ranking.

gthog61
04-02-2009, 09:21 AM
What are y'all so surprised for?! It's Notre Dame! They are blessed by our savior, Jesus Christ!

Hayzeus who?

I thought our savior is Obama. They are ready to be blessed by him later in the Spring, been in all the papers.

MacDaddy2
04-02-2009, 09:27 AM
Easy on the preseason rankings guys. Remember UGA in 2008?

"from number 1 in the country to number 2 in the state"

:biggthumpup:

lonestarjacket
04-02-2009, 09:59 AM
Easy on the preseason rankings guys. Remember UGA in 2008?

"from number 1 in the country to number 2 in the state"

:biggthumpup:


Doesn't matter.

The issue isn't our expectations. The issue is that in the current system your starting position does affect your ending position assuming the same performance over the season.

MacDaddy2
04-02-2009, 08:03 PM
my concerns are:

a) the players not coming out hungry (see Peach Bowl)

b) the fans becoming too critical based on expectations that were established by pencil neck geeks.

GTWannaBee
04-02-2009, 08:52 PM
my concerns are:

a) the players not coming out hungry (see Peach Bowl)

b) the fans becoming too critical based on expectations that were established by pencil neck geeks.

At some point, to be known as a great college team, you have to have sustained success at the top of the charts.

a.) Up to the coaches to get them ready, and the players to ensure they are ready.

b.) Since when have we not been critical?

GTLiebs
04-02-2009, 09:57 PM
At some point, to be known as a great college team, you have to have sustained success at the top of the charts.

a.) Up to the coaches to get them ready, and the players to ensure they are ready.

b.) Since when have we not been critical?

Good point on b) and as for a), from everything I've heard our players didn't go into that game not hungry or motivated but seems more like they played it with less focus and technique and thought they would win by "throwing their pads on the field" as one put it. Simply put it seems we tried to be the better athletes and realized it won't win a game for ya. Overall though I agree if your team is unmotivated because they are a well respected team then you've put a ceiling on what you can achieve.

00Burdell
04-02-2009, 10:40 PM
my concerns are:
My concern is being afraid of success. We shouldn't be and getting preseason respect is part of it.