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2009 Spring Preview - Ranking The Leagues

-> Scout.com: 2009 Spring Preview - Ranking The Leagues

By Pete Fiutak
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Mar 24, 2009

With spring ball underway, here are the 20 Big Questions to start off the offseason.

11. Sun Belt

But itís not a slam dunk. The league is far, far better than it was a few years ago and it could instantly move up the charts if Western Kentucky turns out to be decent in its first year as a fully-fledged FBS team. Troy should be loaded if the secondary can come through, Middle Tennessee is the best itís been in the Rick Stockstill era, Florida Atlantic, led by QB Rusty Smith, is solid again, and even the bottom teams like North Texas and UL Monroe should be good enough to come up with a surprise Sun Belt win or two. There will be some non-conference upsets (watch out Clemson for the Blue Raiders on September 5th), and while there will be some major blowouts (FIU at Alabama and UL Lafayette at LSU), the league will represent itself well overall.

The best team should be … Troy† :P

Could be a breakout year for the Sunbelt. I hope Rusty and the guys are ready to rock and roll. They have tough competition to try and take the SunBelt crown and go back to a bowl.

I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick @$$ and I'm out of bubble gum.

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owlfamily said

there will be some major blowouts (FIU at Alabama and UL Lafayette at LSU)

I guess they see FAU vs. Nebraska and FAU vs. South Carolina as decent games, since they are not listed under the"blowout" portion of this article.

"FAU is on a collision course with the national championship. The only variable is time."
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Unfortunately I'm going to have to agree with him. Best team SHOULD be Troy. Not saying we won't win the conference but Troy is definitely the team to beat. In order to be the best you gotta beat the best and right now that's Troy

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Troy should win the belt, their depth chart is the strongest in the conference.† My sleeper pick would have to be FIU.† I'm keeping my expectations tame for this years FAU team, i just want to see them get into another bowl!
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The said

Troy should win the belt, their depth chart is the strongest in the conference.† My sleeper pick would have to be FIU.† I'm keeping my expectations tame for this years FAU team, i just want to see them get into another bowl!

Anything less than a bowl appearance would be a disappointment. The team has the talent and if Rusty stays healthy and Harmon gets back to form this could be a big year.

GO OWLS!!!

You can run kitties, but you can't hide!!!
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owlfan1 said

The said

Troy should win the belt, their depth chart is the strongest in the conference.† My sleeper pick would have to be FIU.† I'm keeping my expectations tame for this years FAU team, i just want to see them get into another bowl!

Anything less than a bowl appearance would be a disappointment. The team has the talent and if Rusty stays healthy and Harmon gets back to form this could be a big year.

GO OWLS!!!

I'm not as worried about the offense, I think there we have plenty of weapons, I think it's how the defense comes together will be the deciding factor of this being a "big year".
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NCowl said

owlfan1 said

The said

Troy should win the belt, their depth chart is the strongest in the conference.† My sleeper pick would have to be FIU.† I'm keeping my expectations tame for this years FAU team, i just want to see them get into another bowl!

Anything less than a bowl appearance would be a disappointment. The team has the talent and if Rusty stays healthy and Harmon gets back to form this could be a big year.

GO OWLS!!!

I'm not as worried about the offense, I think there we have plenty of weapons, I think it's how the defense comes together will be the deciding factor of this being a "big year".

You are definitely right. Defense is a big question mark. Hopefully they can answer the call. If not the offense will just have to outscore our opponents.

GO OWLS!!!

You can run kitties, but you can't hide!!!
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SEC is #1. Sun Belt is #11. Same thing every year.

He calls the WAC a "lousy conference" yet they're 9th and we're 11th?


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The said

Troy should win the belt, their depth chart is the strongest in the conference.† My sleeper pick would have to be FIU.† I'm keeping my expectations tame for this years FAU team, i just want to see them get into another bowl!

If they can continue to build on what they accomplished last year, FIU should be bowl eligible this year. And as long as they don't take our spot in a bowl game, I'm all for it.

I hope North Texas can turn things around… only for the integrity of our conference.

Also, I hope WKU's football team doesn't get as good as their basketball team…

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I'd move the Big 10 up a spot over the Pac-1 but otherwise that is pretty spot on.
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