SEC v. Pac 10.....just for fun

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    SEC v. Pac 10.....just for fun

    From the other thread, there was a discussion of which Conference was stronger top to bottom. Here is my 2 cents, using current rankings as the basis for the match-ups. All game are held at neutral sites equi-distant from both schools.

    1. USC v. LSU -- Honestly, I give the edge to LSU.

    2. Florida v. Cal -- Florida is untested and Cal isn't, but I still think Florida wins.

    3. UCLA v. South Carolina -- UCLA wins. Maybe by 14+.

    4. Arkansas v. Oregon -- The Oregon team I watched on Saturday was really good. They win.

    5. Auburn v. Washington -- We'll know more on Saturday, but meeting in Nebraska, I think Auburn wins this game.

    6. Georgia v. Arizona St. -- Wow, I can't imagine it'd be close. Even coming off a home loss.

    7. Tennessee v. Oregon St. -- Umm, gets ugly and quickly.

    8. Alabama v. Arizona -- Again, this one probably wouldn't be close.

    9. Kentucky v. Washington St. -- Wow, it is apparent the Pac 10 drops off a LOT faster than the SEC.

    10. Vandy v. Stanford -- Both teams are better in the classroom than on the field, but I'd have to give the edge to the 'Dores.


    That comes to 8-2 for the SEC. Even if you were inclined to go with USC in the first game, it is clear that the depth in the SEC is far superior to the boys from the Pac 10.

    That being said, I REALLY enjoy watching those top 4 Pac 10 teams play -- lot of fun.
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    Oregon is one of the most under achieving teams every year. They always have good talent but choke in games they should win, i.e. Indiana last year.

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    I would agree with your assessment above, also.

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    Looks about right to me. I do think games 2-5 could go either way.

    Also, do we think Ole Miss or MSU would beat Stanford/Wash St?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobaar
    Also, do we think Ole Miss or MSU would beat Stanford/Wash St?
    Not sure but that is a fair point. With 10 teams in one and 12 in the other I just worked down.

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    Loks pretty good, I might pick South Carolina and Spurrier in an upset over UCLA - if it came down to coaching, the ol' ball coach would win it.

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    Washington may beat Auburn, but LSU could beat USC, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h.s.sportsrbest
    From the other thread, there was a discussion of which Conference was stronger top to bottom. Here is my 2 cents, using current rankings as the basis for the match-ups. All game are held at neutral sites equi-distant from both schools.

    1. USC v. LSU -- Honestly, I give the edge to LSU.

    2. Florida v. Cal -- Florida is untested and Cal isn't, but I still think Florida wins.

    3. UCLA v. South Carolina -- UCLA wins. Maybe by 14+.

    4. Arkansas v. Oregon -- The Oregon team I watched on Saturday was really good. They win.

    5. Auburn v. Washington -- We'll know more on Saturday, but meeting in Nebraska, I think Auburn wins this game.

    6. Georgia v. Arizona St. -- Wow, I can't imagine it'd be close. Even coming off a home loss.

    7. Tennessee v. Oregon St. -- Umm, gets ugly and quickly.

    8. Alabama v. Arizona -- Again, this one probably wouldn't be close.

    9. Kentucky v. Washington St. -- Wow, it is apparent the Pac 10 drops off a LOT faster than the SEC.

    10. Vandy v. Stanford -- Both teams are better in the classroom than on the field, but I'd have to give the edge to the 'Dores.


    That comes to 8-2 for the SEC. Even if you were inclined to go with USC in the first game, it is clear that the depth in the SEC is far superior to the boys from the Pac 10.

    That being said, I REALLY enjoy watching those top 4 Pac 10 teams play -- lot of fun.
    I'll just take your matchups and give my guesses...

    Southern Cal vs. LSU - I'll take the Trojans. Just can't get past Pete Carroll and Les Miles...

    California vs. Florida - I'll take the Golden Bears, but it's a tough pick. I'd like to see Florida play someone.

    UCLA vs. South Carolina - I think the Gamecocks are better than people give them credit for, especially defensively, and they have one of the best coaches in the business. They should have beat Florida last year. When will people quit doubting them and start giving them their due? That win against Georgia wasn't an upset.

    Oregon vs. Arkansas - Oregon's offense is really good and explosive. After the RB's, I'm just not impressed with Arkansas. I think they overachieved last year and I think they'll fall back to the pack this year.

    Washington vs. Auburn - Brandon Cox kills Auburn. If they had a QB, they'd be a serious threat in the SEC, but as it is, he'll hold them back. I've been impressed with Washington and their freshman QB.

    Arizona State vs. Georgia - I'll take Georgia. I think they're a good team and I think this is where the Pac-10 starts to drop a little sharper than the SEC.

    Oregon State vs. Tennessee - I'll take Tennessee, although I don't think Oregon State is quite as bad as they looked against UC.

    Arizona vs. Alabama - Roll Tide...they should handle 'Zona.

    Washington State vs. Kentucky - I'll take UK with a great offense and improved? defense...

    Stanford vs. Vandy - Stanford ain't much, so I'll take Vandy.


    6-4 SEC, but 1-4 against the top 5 from each conference...with your matchups. Personally, I'd switch Georgia and Auburn and then I'd consequently pick the SEC to win both those matchups, but that's just me. It's all in fun anyway.

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    I agree, really no contest as to who is the better conference.

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    The top three could easily be argued either way. I think Oregon and Washington would both win, but then the SEC would sweep the rest.

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    I think looking at it at this point as far as the top 5 goes the Pac 10 stacks up pretty close to the SEC. There are great arguments from both sides. 6-10 is where I believe the SEC seperates from the Pac 10. But who knows, in 2 weeks most opinions could change on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Log Mountain Boy
    I think looking at it at this point as far as the top 5 goes the Pac 10 stacks up pretty close to the SEC. There are great arguments from both sides. 6-10 is where I believe the SEC seperates from the Pac 10. But who knows, in 2 weeks most opinions could change on that.


    It's a little early yet. I still think the SEC is the strongest from top to bottom...maybe I should say they're the deepest. However, just looking at the top teams in each conference, you can easily argue that the Pac-10, Big 12, and Big East can hold their own with the SEC...the ACC is terrible and who knows about the Big Ten. We know Michigan flopped, but Penn State has looked solid...the questions are Ohio State, Iowa and Wisconsin in my book.

    I think the SEC was better last year.

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    I think that Washington could certainly beat Auburn at home, not likely vice versa.....also I do think that CAL is flat nasty and on a neutral field could beat Florida.

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    My only disagreement would be having Oregon ranked lower than UCLA, but switching them wouldn't affect the outcomes of either game. Pac 10 would likely still win both.

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