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Phil Steele ranks CU's schedule as the toughest in the country.

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  1. JRK1212

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    http://www.philsteele.com/Blogs/2011/Jul11/DBJuly18.html


    National rankings amongst the Pac-12:

    1. Colorado
    4. Oregon St.
    7. USC
    8. Washington
    16. Arizona
    28. UCLA
    33. Utah
    39. Oregon
    40. Arizona St.
    43. California
    46. Washington St.
    49. Stanford
     
  2. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    5 Pac teams before you get to the first Big Ten team (UM).

    also, interesting that we're #1 without playing #4 Oregon State.
     
  3. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    He also rips on Nebraska's schedule.
     
  4. zbuff

    zbuff Juiceful and useful. Club Member

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    ? They are #4 in SOS, not team strength...
     
  5. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    That's like taking candy from a baby.
     
  6. 4DemBuffs

    4DemBuffs Most admired poster Club Member

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    who the hell is usc playing this year oc?
     
  7. NW Buff

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    Minnesota
    Syracuse
    ND
     
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    4DemBuffs Most admired poster Club Member

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    well, color me :confused: then.
     
  9. Tatanka™

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    And CSU is #103. I'm sure they'll pack 'em into their high school stadium for that! Their non-conference schedule includes mighty Utah State, Northern Colorado, San Jose State, and UTEP. I hope UNC beats them!
     
  10. NW Buff

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    I think it's hard to put a lot of stock in lists like this because they are based on pre-season polls for who the best teams are. I know you can say that Directional Michigan is not going to be a strong school but for teams who play a reasonable schedule, I just don't buy the rankings. Will Cal do their normal swan dive? Will a team like CU step up and break into the top 25? It's all meaningless at this point.

    Honestly, I wish polls would be outlawed until 4 or 5 games into the season. Too much weight on who is ranked higher at the beginning of the season and not enough weight on actual season performance.
     
  11. Buffs@5345'

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    Win one for the "Tad'er", Bears!
     
  12. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I'm seeing at least 3 losses in that bunch. Could be a bleak year in goat-ville.
     
  13. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    I think everyone here has pretty much known all along that we had at least 1st, 2nd, or third toughest schedule before eee s pee in announced it.
     
  14. ladyblaise

    ladyblaise Club Member Club Member

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    In other breaking news, the sun will rise int he east.

    Buffs tend to play tough schedules.
     
  15. 77buff

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    How in the hell does Steele rate Boise's schedule as tougher than South Carolina, Georgia, Penn State, Kentucky, Michigan ST, and Iowa? I'd like to hear that explanation from Phil.
     
  16. CarolinaBuff

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    USC also draws Oregon and Stanford in conference.
     
  17. buffedup

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    Of course this is all based on records from last year's teams meaning its accuracy can be taken with a grain of salt.
     
  18. zbuff

    zbuff Juiceful and useful. Club Member

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    Did you read the Steele page? He's comparing the NCAA list, which is based on W-L records, against his power rankings weighted by the number of road games. So yeah, it's his opinion of "power" (but not a poll), but he does that to take out the obvious flaw of FCS W-L records skewing rankings.

    BTW, I mostly agree with your point re: polls, it just doesn't apply to this analysis.
     

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