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2. Texas A&M
4. Ohio State
9. Notre Dame
10. South Carolina
Now that the deadline for underclassmen going into the NFL Draft and Signing Day have both passed, time to venture into the too-early Top 10 for 2013.
This post was edited by Charles Power 17 months ago
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I see a lot of over-rated teams on that list, and several that will have to prove they can handle a top 5-10 ranking...there are quite a few there that have proven recently they cannot, and a few others that haven't been in that position before.
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Despite losing tons of juniors, weird not seeing lsu in the top 10.
Yeah I thought so as well, but they lost a ton...that opener at Cowboys Stadium vs. TCU is going to be tough IMO with the Horned Frogs being one of the NCAA's younger teams last year and Casey Pachall poised to return.
Don't think A&M should be ranked that high. Putting too much team stock in talents of one player.
A&M will not be a top-5 team. Teams (us included) will work more on containing JM by bringing 4 or 5 and shut down the key element of their offense.
not a bad list IMO. i think clemson will lose a game or two they shouldnt, as will louisville.
aTm wont be as good, even wtih manziel. i think they should be top 5, no doubt, but i just dont expect them to stay there (especially after week 3)
^^ This. It will be interesting to see how JM responds, but I think that in his later years he may refer to 2013 as "The Awakening".
I say this every time. A team that had perilously little talented depth isn't going to get *better* losing 10 of 22 starters.
It really reminds me of Arky going into last year. Lose all the defensive stars, all the uber-talented wide outs, but there's a focus on the QB coming back, a good runner, one young receiver to "step up", and a general assumption that the defense won't get worse.
I don't think ND has the same luck in 2013. My too early prediction for the title game is UA and Stanford.
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A&M's ranking also has a lot to do with how they finished the season imo. One of the hottest teams by far. & we know who a team loses. Hardly ever factors into these preseason rankings either. It should but it never seems to work that way.
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this is probably a decent guess...i never hop on the fsu train, but their D should be nasty again. also, tOSU has an easy path to the title game
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I understand that logic, but don't think the Irish's schedule has a ton of road bumps (although they made some of their own last year). Besides losing a few on OL and Eifert, you could argue ND will be more talented across the board and should be more athletic in the front 7 (where they got exposed by UA). Just don't see USC and Oklahoma being all as tough as they were last year. Michigan may be a little better and going to Stanford will be a tough one.
That's not to say they should be higher or lower on this as I think they're about right at 9, but I would probably put their over/under of regular season on losses at 1.5.
I agree with this. Alabama can make lots of teams look really bad. When they play the way they did against ND. ND should only get better on offense. Still have a pretty easy schedule. & the defense returns a good bit also. & that defense was good enough to shut down most teams not named Alabama.
Ohio State coming off an undefeated season playing in a mediocre conference should be higher. Michigan is their only real contest from a preseason schedule standpoint.
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Yeah, I tend to agree. While they aren't a better team than A&M or Stanford (probably what Feldman is primarily basing this list off of) might be the safest bet to go undefeated due to the weak schedule.
Most overrated = Clemson. Ohio St will be there due to schedule alone. Michigan should be there in top 10. Oregon will not falter that much.
And I hope people don't rank teams based on chances of going undefeated because schedules vary greatly.Ranking someone high based on weak schedule is ass backwards and goves us Bama 42 ND 14 for the title game haha
A&M deserves to be #2 as much as anyone else. Who is better besides Alabama?
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