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  1. williston_gator

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    @GatorDave_SEC:
    FINAL 2018 COACHES POLL
    1. Clemson
    2. Bama
    3. Ohio St
    4. Oklahoma
    5. Notre Dame
    6. Florida
    7. LSU
    8. UGA
    9. Texas
    10. Washington St

    Heck of a turnaround season for Mullen and the Gators!
     
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      Won't be long before UCF fanatics begin to point out that #11 is two #1s back to back. :confused:
       
      • Musclepug

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        They did beat the reigning national champions, duh
         
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          Scott Strickland to Danny White:

          “Danny, congrats on a great season. Tough loss against the corndogs, maybe next time. Regarding our offer of a 2 for 1, I noticed that your football program is no longer top 10. So we’re going to have to modify our terms. How does a game in Gainesville, say maybe in 2028 sound to you guys? I think we can fit you in that year as our end of season cupcake while we get ready for Free Shoes U. Take care.”
           
          • jdh5484

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            Don't like being that close to the leghumpers.
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            • Slevin

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              The best part though is that we will be shown in front of them too, since it’s alphabetical order when listing the tying teams
               
              • Theologator

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                2-2. We beat LSU & Michigan, lost to UGA & KY.

                Bowls are so unevenly approached by teams and key players that I think the ranking at the end of the regular season is more reflective of that body of work.

                By that measure we were 3-3.

                That’s also better than the “when we played them” stat since the season was incomplete.

                Our ranking seems about right to me. We are in the bucket of teams 6-17 that can play with anyone and win big games and lose to anyone if not playing well or without key players. Given our strong finish, we belong at the top of that bucket.

                Top 10 seemed very unlikely to me at the start of the season. What a good start to the Mullen era.

                But we’re 0-0 now and in the weight room laying the foundation for 2019. I hope they are hungry!
                 
                #12 Theologator, Jan 8, 2019
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                  How many threads can I put this on?!?

                   
                  • GatorJB

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                    I was curious so I looked at Clemson's ranking by star average for the last 4 years: 11, 7, 4, and 3 (6.25 avg). The year they were 11th by star average, they were 4th overall by Rivals and had 3 five stars.

                    Our star average rankings the last 4 years are 19, 17, 9, and 7 (13 avg). Bama's is 3, 1, 2, and 5 (2.75 avg). UGA's is 6, 5, 7, and 2 (5 avg). Michigan's is 18, 4, 8, and 19 (12.25). I decided to stop there.

                    We definitely overachieved this year based off of recruiting rankings. Hopefully instead of making more with less, Mullen will be able to improve the talent further and make more with more like what Dabo is doing with Clemson.
                     
                    • heversle

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                      Why is LSU ranked ahead of us?
                       
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                        Tied at 7 with the dwags, you don’t see ties often. Dwags must be pissed, I can’t wait to mess with one at work today.
                         
                        • Swamp Donkey

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                          1 Clemson(61) 15-0 1525 1
                          2 Alabama 14-1 1462 1
                          3 Ohio State 13-1 1364 2
                          4 Oklahoma 12-2 1356 —
                          5 Notre Dame 12-1 1286 2
                          6 LSU 10-3 1119 5
                          7 Florida 10-3 1103 3
                          Georgia 11-3 1103 1
                          9 Texas 10-4 1076 5
                          10 Washington State 11-2 959 2
                          11 UCF 12-1 898 4
                          12 Kentucky 10-3 820 4
                          13 Washington 10-4 806 4
                          14 Michigan 10-3 745 6
                          15 Syracuse 10-3 683 2
                          16 Texas A&M 9-4 552 5
                          17 Penn State 9-4 492 4
                          18 Fresno State 12-2 466 1
                          19 Army 11-2 418 3
                          20 West Virginia 8-4 296 5
                          21 Northwestern 9-5 284 NR
                          22 Utah State 11-2 188 NR
                          23 Boise State 10-3 184 —
                          24 Cincinnati 11-2 171 NR
                          25 Iowa 9-4 120 NR

                          Dropped from rankings: Mississippi State 18, Utah 20, Missouri 24, Iowa State 25

                          Others receiving votes: Appalachian State 96, Stanford 52, Mississippi State 45, Utah 43, UAB 32, Iowa State 26, Auburn 15, Oregon 11, Missouri 10, Troy 6, Georgia Southern 6, Oklahoma State 3, NC State 2, Wisconsin 2
                          2018 College Football Rankings for Final Rankings | ESPN


                          And we are also #7 in the "Way Too Early 2019 rankings"

                          The 2019 Way-Too-Early Top 25

                          Outlook: The Gators improved dramatically in Year 1 under Dan Mullen, which was capped off by a 41-15 rout of Michigan in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Florida's six-victory improvement from 2017 was among the best in the FBS, and Mullen's 10 victories were one more than what Meyer and Steve Spurrier won in their first seasons at Florida.

                          Even more impressive, Mullen did it while squeezing everything possible out of quarterback Feleipe Franks, who ranked 10th in the SEC in passing. How much will a second season under Mullen help him?

                          The Gators are going to have to rebuild their offensive line, with four starters departing. Taylor, a potential first-round pick, has already announced he's leaving.

                          Polite, who was third in the SEC with 11 sacks, and Gardner-Johnson have already announced they're turning pro. But defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will have the bulk of his unit back, after the Gators ranked sixth in the SEC in scoring defense and third against the pass in 2018.

                          Florida opens the 2019 season against Miami in Orlando, Florida, and will leave the Sunshine State only four times for road games at Kentucky, LSU, South Carolina and Missouri.
                           
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                            Or send him a tweet saying “since you’re no longer National Champs, how about a 3 for 1?”
                             
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                              Really should take the offer off the table.
                               
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                                So did everyone else.
                                 
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                                  Quote from Bulldog Junkyard forum...

                                  "Difference is Mullen is ordering a banner to hang for that ranking and we are pissed. We will own this guy for years to come."

                                  Yeah, we've gotten under their skin with our improvement this year.

                                  Another nugget I got from their site; 7, 16, 11, 9....... Clemson's recruiting classes the last 4 years. I believe they are beginning to realize they have a good recruiter for a coach, but not a good coach.
                                   
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                                    That was my first thought. You know they're pissed about the way their season fell apart at the end, and finishing in a tie with a rapidly rising Gator team must really be hard to swallow. Other than Clemson, and maybe one or two others, few can lay claim to a steeper climb in fortune this year than the Gators. There has been an electrifying "sea change" at UF with the job turned in by DM, his staff and the kids who made this happen on the field. The fun and excitement has returned to Florida FB, and with the way UGA and the Bammers shytt the bed to end the season, I think the sky may truly be the limit for this program. And I do mean in the very near future. Go Gators!
                                     
                                    #19 lizardbreath, Jan 8, 2019
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                                      That bothered me too, but we are also ahead of Kentucky.
                                       
                                      • MJMGator

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                                        They’re trying to line up some media but so far just ‘78 with his Polaroid has confirmed.
                                         
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                                          This is Mullen's first year with mostly Butter MacSharks PBJ Superstars.

                                          Can we let him get to year 3 before we get too critical?

                                          FSU will be in shambles, The U will still be the U, and without Frost the NC UCF will be an afterthought.
                                           

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