Gators Finish #6 in final AP Poll

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  1. Ancient Reptile

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    My wife says that I am not good in math. Thanks. Also, five actually makes me feel better.
     
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      About right for us. Way too much love for the G5 schools from 17 - 24.
       
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        Baylor let us all down.
         
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          I agree with your comments, but thought I would point out that Etienne was ranked by Rivals as a 3-star coming out of high school. 24/7 had him ranked as a 4-star.
           
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            Good point. Swinneys staff found a good one! I think scouting for fit is key. Star ratings trigger some folks, but it’s just a probability rating with exceptions at both ends. You gotta have a handful of 5 stars at any given time though because not all of them work. Most great teams also have a diamond in the rough or two that out-perform their recruiting rating.

            Great coaches get the most of their top end talent, not just at individual performance, but within the team concept. I think Mullen has better potential at that than Smart. So, we don’t necessarily have to match Georgia’s recruiting in some kind of 5-star dick check, but there is a critical mass of 5-star performers required.
             
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              When is the last time we finished ahead of Bama in the poll, '08 probably?
               
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                  Agreed.

                  I'm guessing some voters didn't want 3 SEC teams and 0 PAC 12 teams in the top 5 so they jumped Oregon over us for no damn good reason.

                  We didn't win an SEC or national title...we didn't even win the SEC East...but there is some cachet in claiming a "top 5" national finish and we don't get it because of some PAC 12 butthurt.

                  Honestly, I don't even know if we beat Oregon on a neutral field, but we damn sure earned a higher final ranking than the Ducks.



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                    Absolutely, Alex. They lost to Auburn, too. We didn't.
                     
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                      Sagarin has us @ 10.#34 SOS. Oregon is #6 #29 SOS. We're behind Bama, OU, PSU,and Wisconsin. Where we fell off was O wins vs top 10 and 1 vs top 30. The rest at worst had 3 top 30 wins. Oregon had 4. That could explain why they're ahead according to some
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                          Fvvk the pac 12 and their inflated rankings. If we had Oregon's schedule we'd be in the playoffs.
                           

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