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State of the North

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by stampy, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. stampy

    stampy Well-Known Member

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    Who at this point would be considered the favorite to win the division? Who is the worst team in the division? It doesn't seem to me to be much more than a touchdown's difference from the top to the bottom.

    Kansas may be the best overall team, but they have by far the hardest schedule, playing OU, UT, and Tech this year, so with a loss they seem to be out.

    ISU may be the worst team, but they have the best schedule, they may actually get 2 wins out of the south with a W already over Baylor and aTm still to play.

    KSU seemed to be the worst team prior to Sat, and they still have a certain loss at OU.

    Mizzou and NU seem about the same schedule-wise, as they have another certain loss to the south on the books, although I think a win at KU is unlikely for NU.

    CU certainly has the best remaining schedule next to ISU, with the only likely loss being at OSU. Also, we seem to be coming together right now, I actually think we can win this thing. However, I am an enormous homer, so perhaps someone can tell me why I'm wrong.
     
  2. Chilly

    Chilly Well-Known Member

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    I hate to say it but KNU is still the favorite to win the North.
     
  3. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    there is certainly a shot for the Buffs. one game at a time... first up, garner a win on the road, which is something this staff has been woefully inadequate at in their tenure.

    beat kjuco state!

    :thumbsup:
     
  4. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I would say anybody right now, any of the 6.

    order of most likely IMO

    1. NU
    2. winner of CU/KSU
    3. KU
    4. loser of CU/KSU
    5. ISU
    6. Mizzou
     
  5. SkiTownUSA

    SkiTownUSA Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    Mizzou at the bottom? :wow:
     
  6. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    :lol:

    You just don't give up, do you?

    The defending North Champs are behind KSU and ISU? I like you, but you're crazy.
     
  7. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    They already have 2 conf losses, with 2 likely losses in UT and KU coming up. They also have to play at Colorado and at Kansas st. They are gonna lose a lot of conf games. It's pretty logical really.
     
  8. stampy

    stampy Well-Known Member

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    KU may actually finish last, which would be ironic because the may have the best team. With games still against TT, OU, and UT, they are almost certain to have 4 losses, and that would require them to run the table in the North from here on out.
     
  9. LaserDeathHawk

    LaserDeathHawk Club Member Club Member

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EzFYnWauxM"]YouTube - Old School - You're Crazy Man[/ame]
     
  10. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Chances are pretty good that they'll beat both ISU and KSU. I still think they could come in here and wipe up the field with us. I'd move them up two to three spots in your rankings.
     
  11. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    fair, I put ISU high because of their schedule though.
     
  12. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    I still think Mizzou can turn it around. Nebraska will lose to Oklahoma and 1-2 other teams as well (CU and/or Kansas). Kansas probably has the best overall team but their schedule vs. the South will kill their hopes.
     
  13. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Yea, the best case scenario for misery is 4-4 in conference. It doesn't matter if they're the defending North champs, that was last year and newsflash - Daniel, Maclin, and Coffman are gone.
     
  14. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i wouldn't be surprised if KU beats OU.

    that said, i like having the head to head tiebreak against KU...if the clusterF tiebreak scenario i think may occur actually happens.
     
  15. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I think OU might be done losing
     
  16. 66BUFF

    66BUFF FTW Club Member

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    more fusker love from UH :lol:
     
  17. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    One thing to look at is who the teams already have behind them...

    KU might be the best team, at least offensively. They've played ISU (H) and CU (A) but still have OU (H), UT (A), UNL (H). TT (A) and rivalry games against Mizzou (N) and KjSU (A) ahead of them. It only gets tougher from here for them.... I put their odds at winning the north pretty low...

    UNL has played Mizzou (A) and TT (H). A couple of their tougher conference games, and they're 1-1 (but easily could have been 0-2). They still have to travel to CU and KU, and OU comes to Lincoln. But they also get ISU and KjSU at home and a broken Baylor team on the road. Probably still have to be the favorites... :puke:

    We all know about CU. KU and UT are probably the toughest combo anybody in the north has played yet. Still have Mizzou and UNL coming to Boulder, along with a crappy aTm team. One very tough road game @ OSU. If we can pick up the road games at KjSU and ISU, and if the improvement continues, it looks doable for CU.

    Mizzou. UNL @ home and OSU on the road is the only combo of Big XII games even close to CU's so far. They do get Baylor and ISU at home, which should be 2 sure wins. But other than that they have to come to Boulder and go to Manhattan, and have KU at a neutral site. Not to mention Texass @ home. Might have too many tough games left to overcome the 0-2 start...

    KjSU - They've won the two most winnable games on their conference sched. already - ISU (A) and aTm (H). They've also gotten killed by TT (A). They get CU, Mizzou and KU in Manhattan, which is a break for them. But since they also have to travel to OU and UNL, they probably better sweep the remaining home games if they want to win the North.

    ISU - They beat what's left of Baylor (H). KU (A) and KjSU (H) beat them. Their best bet from here out is the trip to aTm. They do get CU and Okie Lite @ home, but still have to travel to UNL and Mizzou. They aren't at all likely to come out of the 1-2 hole and win the north. Shock there... Their alums have been known to team with Buff fans to make some damn cute kids, though.... :smile2:

    I think it's gonna be a tight race. Probably breaks down the best for UNL, but if CU can learn how to win on the road they aren't in a bad position for a run at the north either...
     
  18. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    Who knows. That KU offense is hard as hell to shut down. They'll put up points.
     
  19. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    I agree with Junc. However, right now, I predict Texas will lose a game they overlook and OU is not a shoe-in to win out either. Someone could knock one of these off and that would improve their chances immensely.
     
  20. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Entirely possible on both counts. Neither UT or OU is unbeatable at all. But I would much rather be playing aTm or Baylor.... :cool:
     
  21. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't it be sad if the north winner doesn't qualify for a bowl, then somehow upsets in the CCG and gets an automatic BCS bid.:lol:
     
  22. Hugegroove

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    Seams like a reasonable prediction to me.
     
  23. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    That would be the MWC and WAC's wet dream right there. Just add more fuel to their fire against the BCS system.
     
  24. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    It would be pathetic. Luckily the only way it could happen would be if CU won the north @ 4-4. Or, I guess if one of the other teams has a win they can't count. Because everybody else in the north would be at .500 or better if they went at least 4-4 in conference. (I'm assuming nobody is going to win the north with a conference record below .500...)
     
  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    KSU's got to get to 7 wins to be bowl eligible since only 1 win against a 1AA team can count toward your total. (Ringo screwed that up in his article this morning when he said they only needed 2 more wins.) So KSU at 4-4 wouldn't be bowl eligible without a championship game win.
     

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