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Found this while surfing the sites. Hey, a least FAU is'nt a 119.


http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/3336522
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another preseason ranking - a little better

I like his projections a lot better.. 8-)
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Thanks for that info. I bought five of the pre-season college football mags last night, but I didn't have time to post the summary of projections. I'll try to do that tonight. All five had the Owls ranked lower than 100th. I think one was 106th. One was dead last (I think that was The Sporting News, though I'm not certain.) The general theme was problems with experience and size of lines on both sides of the ball.
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I hope we pull out some upsets. I was surprised to see that Kevin Millar, the O-line kid who was huge wasn't a possible starter.

This could really effect attendance.
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Exit39 said

I hope we pull out some upsets. I was surprised to see that Kevin Millar, the O-line kid who was huge wasn't a possible starter.

This could really effect attendance.

How so?
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because south florida only shows up when team win. Look at the marlins. we struggle when doing great, I would be afraid if we were pulling a UCFin 04'…. no dis to fiu but they haven't done so well and there attendance is on par, so maybe it won't happen.
I would rather not even go there anyway.
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Kevin will get his chance to unseat a veteran. I've never seen the young man play so I can't comment on his high school days. What I can say is that he has to learn a college system. No matter how undersized the existing line may be, they do have some experience on the team. That's the main factor. If Kevin is in the rotation for the 1st game then that's a great accomplishment for him.
I'm sure he'll do OK. As for his size, he's right in the mix.

UCF's 04 accomplishment is once in a lifetime achievement for ANY Florida teams. Never to be repeated this Millineium…. ;D
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Here is a quick rundown of some of the pre-season college football magazine projections. I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't buy all of 'em. I do, and I read every page before it's over. You can find them at Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc. They run about $7 each.

The Sporting News:
FAU, No. 119 in I-A, dead last in Sun Belt.
FIU, No. 118, 7th in SB.
UCF, No. 114, last in CUSA East.
South Florida, No. 83, 6th in Big East.
FSU, No. 12, 1st in ACC Atlantic.
Florida, No. 11, 2nd in SEC East.
Miami, No. 7, 2nd in ACC Coastal.

CBS Sportsline:
FIU, No. 117, 7th in SB.
FAU, No. 112, 6th in SB.
UCF, No. 106, last in CUSA East.
South Florida, No. 97, last in Big East.
FSU, No. 14, 1st in ACC Atlantic.
Miami, No. 11, 2nd in ACC Coastal.
Florida, No. 9, 2nd in SEC East.

Athlon:
FIU, No. 119, last in SB.
UCF, No. 115, last in CUSA East.
FAU, No. 109, 6th in SB.
South Florida, No. 99, 7th in Big East.
Florida, No. 13, 2nd in SEC East.
Miami, No. 11, 2nd in ACC Coastal.
FSU, No. 5, 1st in ACC Atlantic.

Street & Smith's:
[No overall 1-119 rankings, though it has 1-25: 8. Miami; 9. Florida; 18. FSU]
FIU, last in SB.
FAU, 5th in SB.
UCF, last in CUSA East.
South Florida, 6th in Big East.
Florida, 2nd in SEC East.
Miami, 2nd in ACC Coastal.
FSU, 1st in ACC Atlantic.

The Gold Sheet:
[No overall 1-119 rankings, though it has 1-25: 4. Florida; 12. FSU; 16. Miami]
FIU, last in SB.
FAU, 6th in SB.
UCF, 5th in CUSA East.
South Florida, last in Big East.
Florida, 2nd in SEC East.
Miami, 2nd in ACC Coastal.
FSU, 1st in ACC Atlantic.

[The following was added 7-11-05]

Jim Howell runs a computer-pick program. He's the guy who does such a great job with preliminary schedules. Here are some of his computer projections for 2005:

[Ranking of the 119 IA teams]
3. Miami
7. FSU
18. Florida
78. South Florida
87. FAU
116. UCF
118. FIU (Buffalo is last)

Howell also has projections in for games in Week 1:

Kansas State over FIU by 29, Total Points 53, chances of K-State winning straight up (not against the odds), .895
South Carolina over UCF by 20, TP 47, .830
Florida by 19.5 over Wyoming, TP 53, .794
Kansas over FAU by 8.5, TP 47, .651
Penn State over South Florida by 7, TP 46, .635
FSU over Miami by 1, TP 47, .517
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Thanks Grayowl, will have to hang on to this one for the end of the season for a comparison. That would be very interesting.
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