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Ranking the 50 greatest football programs of all time. Is CU in the mix?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Eggon, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Eggon

    Eggon Club Member Club Member

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    That is nice and all. But the dynamics have changed SO much in just the last 10 years. On the one hand, we are seeing many more of the smaller programs compete at a national level, but on the other, everything is getting skewed to favor the big schools. The smaller schools with, maybe, the easier schedules can build impressive records. But the P5 schools are gaining a clear prestige advantage which should attract the better players.
     
  3. Eggon

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    In the criteria used to compile this list, small schools got no shot. CSU for example, is very unlikely to win a National Championship or a Heisman. Even the category of consensus All-Americans is a long shot. Some of the criteria like bowl success, conference titles, and total wins are less biased to the the P5.

    Worth noting how many schools in this top 50 list of all time are Pac 12 teams.

    As we often see in advertising, "past success does not guarantee future results", but the accomplishment of being a top 20 team of all time will play a role in our recovery. My take on it anyway.
     
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    What bothers me is that with the advent of the 12-game schedule, CCGs, and more bowl games, we're dropping like a ****ing stone on the all-time wins list because we can't manage more than 4 goddamn wins a season.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Which also means we will climb right back up in a few years
     
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    not if we are going 3-9 every season
     
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    Me too. We need some sparks to fly in the Boulder Kitchen real soon.

    Rick George returning to Boulder has boosted my confidence that good things are in our future. Sure would love to get in the win column with the top team on this list.
     
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    Obviously, I was just making the point that it is a two way street and we are not going to keep winning 2-4 games.
     
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    we have not won more than 5 games (per season) the last 7 seasons...

    big difference between dreaming and reality.
     
  10. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    We also don't have an incompetent head coach.
     
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    We will? I love MM almost as you do, but when we're the only team in the South that's not ranked, it makes me think that 'a few years' might be a lot longer than you think.
     
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    I'm calling BS on adding points to drive up ND. They can win conference championships, they just need to join a conference.
     
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    Also, DBT is right, a ranking should be by era. For example, Duke was ranked fairly often from 1936 to 1962 and once since then (last year).
     
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    Ok? College football goes in cycles. Stanford was dog**** 7 years ago. Cal was dog**** a decade ago, had a decent run, and went back to dog****. Texas was at the top of the college football world just 5 years ago, they are garbage now. Baylor was garbage six years ago, look where they are now. We're not going to stay where we are, it's not day dreaming by stating that we will climb back up.

    Since we have no chance of climbing back up and I'm just day dreaming should we go ahead a cancel the facilities, fire MacIntyre and RG so we don't have to pay their salaries and drop the football program while we are at it?
     
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    This is cool were such a good program, but I'm kinda sick of being Al Bundy reliving the glory years :huh:
     
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    **** off, troll
     
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    That's a funny post in the context of this thread. Why are you so sensitive? Lighten up Francis.
     
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    **** off, troll
     
  20. Uncle Ken

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    I'm assuming you saw that the list only ranked P-5 schools.

    I'd say Utah got a pretty big boost here, too. They've played in less competitive conferences for decades and voila! Their conference championships count.
     

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