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Hilarious.

 

I love that every analyst talks about it being a trap game. The ND might be looking ahead or looking behind.

 

Then, when it happens, but ND guts out a tough win, they get punished in the polls for it.

They didn't look like the #5 team in the country yesterday so they lost votes. Doesn't matter if its a "trap" game or not, media and coaches aren't taking that into account because at the end of the day, ND still had to gut out a win against an unranked BYU squad.

 

Just keep winning and the polls will take care of themselves. Still too much football to be played to be poll watching already.

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They didn't look like the #5 team in the country yesterday so they lost votes. Doesn't matter if its a "trap" game or not, media and coaches aren't taking that into account because at the end of the day, ND still had to gut out a win against an unranked BYU squad.

 

Just keep winning and the polls will take care of themselves. Still too much football to be played to be poll watching already.

 

Agreed. The fact that they dropped vote is no surprise -- they struggled against an unranked teams, and like it or not, style matters in college football.

 

ND just needs to keep winning, and the rest will work itself out. Not only at the polls, but with the team as well -- the offense will get humming, the defense will continue to play well, and things will keep improving.

 

I really won't look at the polls until after the USC game.

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Well said on both counts. My best description of this team is schizophrenic. I fully believe if the offense played to its potential and the defense just showed up like they always do, we can go toe to toe with any team in the country. With that said, it just hasn't happened yet against a quality opponent - Miami, Navy, and BYU do not count, and really neither does Purdue or MSU.

 

I'm not saying the above games are cupcakes, please don't take it that way. But watch how Bama and Oregon handle teams like above and it's clear we're not quite there yet. But holy shit, we're 7-0 and most of us would have been OK with 6-1 or even 5-2 at this point when the season started so I think we're playing above our pay grade right now. We're playing with house money, might as well open it all up against OU, what do we really have to lose?

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We all have our opinions of what the offensive potential is of this team but I fully believe we can run for 200 and pass for 200 with the weapons we have. Golson can make good from bad if he just settles down and stops trying to do to much. Think less, react faster. If we can get a balanced 400 yards out of the O with no or maybe one turnover, I don't think there is a team we *can't* beat if our D just plays like they have all year.

 

Feel free to shred it now.

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Today's poll will be nothing but a fleeting afterthought in seven days. If we win, we probably move up over the next four weeks (assuming we continue to win against teams like BC and Pitt). If we lose, we drop, and that drop will be determined by how we lose.

 

When I run ultra marathons (some as long as 100 miles), I oftentimes repeat the mantra, "one at a time, one hundred in a row, ___ down and ___ to go."

 

So, it's "One at a time, twelve in a row, seven down, and five to go."

 

Rejoice that we are 7-0.

 

Was our schedule easier than anticipated? Or did it look and become easier because, with each of our victories, we broke the spirit of the team we beat? I do not know the answer, but I do know that we beat quality FBS competition -- teams who are undoubtedly in the top 40 in the nation and a couple who are arguably in the top 20.

 

Are we overrated? Probably not anymore than the SEC.

 

Did we get lucky? You manufacture your own luck with hard work and composure.

 

Do we stand a chance against a very good Oklahoma team? You bet your ass we do.

 

Will we win? We will soon see.

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Today's poll will be nothing but a fleeting afterthought in seven days. If we win, we probably move up over the next four weeks (assuming we continue to win against teams like BC and Pitt). If we lose, we drop, and that drop will be determined by how we lose.

 

When I run ultra marathons (some as long as 100 miles), I oftentimes repeat the mantra, "one at a time, one hundred in a row, ___ down and ___ to go."

 

So, it's "One at a time, twelve in a row, seven down, and five to go."

 

Rejoice that we are 7-0.

 

Was our schedule easier than anticipated? Or did it look and become easier because, with each of our victories, we broke the spirit of the team we beat? I do not know the answer, but I do know that we beat quality FBS competition -- teams who are undoubtedly in the top 40 in the nation and a couple who are arguably in the top 20.

 

Are we overrated? Probably not anymore than the SEC.

Did we get lucky? You manufacture your own luck with hard work and composure.

 

Do we stand a chance against a very good Oklahoma team? You bet your ass we do.

 

Will we win? We will soon see.

 

I do disagree with this strongly as the SEC has proven their dominance in college football. Now, this year they are all over the place but the top teams are still taking care of business. Look at what Alabama did to Michigan and look what we did to them. I think Alabama or Oregon would beat us like a drum right now but we have a chance against the rest of the top 10 depending on how we show up.

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No surprise. The #5 team in the nation should be putting up 30-40 points against an unranked 4-3 team. I'm actually surprised we didn't drop a spot. I don't think it was a "trap" game. We just didn't have the offense that a top-5 or even a top-10 team should exhibit on a consistent basis.

 

I'm glad we're 7-0, and I know we find a way to win, but I really don't think we can win next weekend playing the way we did yesterday.

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I do disagree with this strongly as the SEC has proven their dominance in college football. Now, this year they are all over the place but the top teams are still taking care of business. Look at what Alabama did to Michigan and look what we did to them. I think Alabama or Oregon would beat us like a drum right now but we have a chance against the rest of the top 10 depending on how we show up.

 

alabama is one of the best teams in the country. florida and lsu are also very good teams. other than that, the sec isnt phenomenal. south carolina has been exposed 2 weeks in a row. georgia lost to south carolina and struggled with kentucky. texas a&m were beat by lsu and struggled against louisiana tech. mississippi state has taken care of business, but tell me how good they are after playing alabama next. auburn, mississippi, kentucky, vandy, and missouri are in the sec. they arent generally very good at all. lsu will lose again. i think florida loses to either georgia or fsu.

 

dont get me wrong, the sec has provided top teams for about 7 years or so, but that doesnt mean that they are great top to bottom. so yes they have been dominant with bcs championships, but those have been won by a couple of teams: alabama, lsu, florida, and an outlier auburn. i think nd can play with any team in the sec. that doesnt mean they will beat every team on any given saturday.

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I do disagree with this strongly as the SEC has proven their dominance in college football. Now, this year they are all over the place but the top teams are still taking care of business. Look at what Alabama did to Michigan and look what we did to them. I think Alabama or Oregon would beat us like a drum right now but we have a chance against the rest of the top 10 depending on how we show up.

 

bold - by beating FCS teams and each other? Nice... very dominant indeed

 

italics - you mean us giving up only 6 points and Alabama giving up 14 points to Michigan. The only difference I see is that Alabama has a consistent offense while our QB was starting his 3rd game.

 

underline - Oregon is about the only team that I am sure we would lose to. Alabama would have a hard time scoring on us, but our offense would have a hard time scoring on them.

 

Simply put, if Alabama gets credit for beating 2-3 glorified high schools teams, I think ND with its schedule deserves a close game with BYU without being bumped back.

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Frankly, if you have to beat SC, Florida, and LSU to get to the national title game, I feel like you've earned it, even if you played nobody's the other 9 weeks. That's just my opinion though.

 

South Carolina may not be top ten team, but they are no pushover, that's why i threw them in the above list.

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