Big Rival Game Scores

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  1. Proud Tiger

    Proud Tiger Founding Member

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    Posters on several boards have commented on the closeness of the Auburn-bama score and suggested it will cost Auburn in the BCS ratings. I did a little bit but consider these rival games for thought:

    Auburn 21---bama 13

    Oklahoma 38--OK State 35 (with OSU missing a last second field goal that would have forced OT)

    USC 23--Cal 17

    LSU 27--Miss. 24

    Tenn. 38--Vandy 33

    So at least in these, Auburn had the biggest margin. So why should it cost Auburn more than Oklahoma?
     
  2. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    Because of Tubby :D :D
     
  3. Seabriscut

    Seabriscut Founding Member

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    Cal is much higher ranking than Alabama. :lsup: and Tenn. aren't going for Nat'l Champs, so they're not under such a microscope. The Oklahoma thing is kind of odd though.
     
  4. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

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  5. fanatic

    fanatic Habitual Line Stepper

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    Plus, Iron Bowl was a national telecast and is the most recent game in the minds of the voters. None of those other games were national and voters have pretty much forgotten about them.
     
  6. uscpuke

    uscpuke Founding Member

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    I watched the OU/OSU game here in Phoenix. I think it was nationally televised.
     
  7. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    You can't just look at one set of games like that and justify your place in the polls.

    What I would focus more on is that Auburn thoroughly dominated Bama, and it was in a hostile environment against a really good defense. I would be more disappointed in the fact that Auburn did not gain in the polls and become #2 in both polls this past week.

    If Auburn finishes #3 in both polls, I am afraid that the "controversy" factor will be minized and the BCS will skate. That's why I was hoping you guys would finish #2 in both polls, so that even if you didn't overtake OU in the BCS, it would definitely add more fuel to the fire for the 4+1 playoff system.
     
  8. Soap

    Soap Founding Member

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    I think auburn did pretty much what we did against ole miss last year. We completely dominiated Eli and the Ole Miss offense, but our offense kept them in the game.
     
  9. Mr. Peabody

    Mr. Peabody Founding Member

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    OSU was and is still a Top 25 ranked team. Alabama wasn't.
     
  10. SpringTiger

    SpringTiger Founding Member

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    That's because Alabama is in the toughest conference and has to face, besides Auburn, the likes of LSU, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee... I'd like Bama's chances against OSU pretty well.
     

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