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SEC Resumes per ESPN

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  1. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

    Ok, read this carefully and note how good LSU has been. I know some of you won't be able to rationalize this because you truely believe LSU has become a second rate program but I believe this gives us a glimpse of a great future. And more epic battles ahead.

    "Sizing up the SEC resumes

    By Chris Low | December 10, 2013 4:10:49 PM PST

    Now that we’ve had a look at the final BCS standings for the 2013 season, it’s always worth going back and seeing who truly owns the strongest resume.

    Records against ranked opponents at the time of the game provide some insight, but a better gauge is how a team fared against the top 25 in the final BCS standings, which takes into account the two human polls and the computer rankings.

    Auburn and Tre Mason went 4-1 against BCS top-25 foes, best in the SEC. In the SEC, Auburn (4-1) had the best record this season against top-25 teams in the final BCS standings. South Carolina (3-1) was second.

    In fact, the Gamecocks were the only team in the country this season with wins over three teams ranked in the top 15 of the final BCS standings.

    Of the 10 teams playing in BCS bowls this season, counting the VIZIO BCS National Championship, four failed to record wins over top-15 teams in the final BCS standings: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and UCF.

    In the last three seasons, LSU’s 10 victories over teams that finished in the top 25 of the final BCS standings are the most nationally. Alabama, South Carolina and Stanford each have nine wins over the last three seasons.

    How does that compare to some other teams nationally during that same three-year span?

    Notre Dame has seven wins, which is more than Oklahoma State (six), Clemson, Oregon and Wisconsin (five each), Florida State, Ohio State and Oklahoma (four each) and Texas (two).

    Turning back to the SEC, if you extend it out over the last five seasons, Alabama (16-6) has the best record. LSU (14-11) is right behind the Crimson Tide.

    They’re the only two SEC teams over the last five seasons with winning records against teams that finished in the top 25 of the final BCS standings.

    Les Miles, during his career at LSU, is 27-18 against top-25 teams in the final BCS standings. Alabama’s Nick Saban is 19-10.

    Here’s a look at how all 14 teams in the SEC have fared in the last five seasons against top 25 teams in the final BCS standings:

    Alabama: 16-6 (.727)

    LSU: 14-11 (.560)

    Auburn: 13-13 (.500)

    South Carolina: 10-10 (.500)

    Arkansas: 7-17 (.292)

    Missouri: 5-14 (.263)

    Georgia: 6-17 (.261)

    Florida: 6-18 (.250)

    Texas A&M: 5-17 (.227)

    Ole Miss: 3-20 (.130)

    Vanderbilt: 1-15 (.063)

    Kentucky: 1-16 (.059)

    Tennessee: 1-21 (.045)"

    Mississippi State 0-24 (.000
  2. el005639

    el005639 Veteran Member

    Great post
  3. islstl

    islstl Occupy the BCS

    If the Ole Miss game never happened, I think this season would have been viewed a lot more favorably.

    The wholloping of A&M nearly erased that horrible memory.
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  4. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

    Ask yourself this, do you think The Saints should have lost to a much inferior Rams team yesterday? My take is that our great qb threw 2 very costly interceptions early in the game and the tide turned overwhelmingly to the Rams. The same thing happened vs Ole Miss. Shit like that happens all the time on every level of football.
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  5. islstl

    islstl Occupy the BCS

    I'm not saying it can't happen, but at the same time there are repercussions of such tragedies.
  6. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    The Ole Miss loss would have been more palatable if they weren't bringing students in out of the student section to play defense.

    But I do appreciate what this staff has done for LSU
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  7. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

    Yes, but as experienced avid cfb fans we don't go overboard with our reactions.
  8. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

    A loss to Ole Miss is never close to palatable. :)

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