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Phil Steele gives us a big thumbs up

Ranks us #37 going into 2008…if we go by that analysis a win at Texas puts us at a shot for a top 25 ranking

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SeminOWL2006 said

Ranks us #37 going into 2008…if we go by that analysis a win at Texas puts us at a shot for a top 25 ranking

I think he actually predicts us ending up 10-2 with a #37 ranking. 

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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You're right Walty, that's not our preseason ranking in the Steele mag, it's our projected end of season ranking
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ok so the #37 is with losses to Mich St and Texas….soooo if we win either of those and win all the rest we are supposed to then top 25 is possible

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SeminOWL2006 said

ok so the #37 is with losses to Mich St and Texas….soooo if we win either of those and win all the rest we are supposed to then top 25 is possible

i think we would need to go undefeated to achieve it, but hey, stranger things have happened…
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I think if we beat either Texas or MSU, play the one that gets past us close and win out, I can see us in the top 25 at the end of the year. The question I would ask is; if the above mention scenario plays out, will they still send us to the NO bowl or will a bigger bowl game come into play? ?
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Chill Winston

If we win 10 games there's a realllly good argument to go to a better bowl but lets not get ahead of ourselves. We don't travel that well, so I don't think too many bowl organizers will be falling over themselves to invite us.

We are awful on the road against out of conference opponents, where 3 of our OOC games are this season. Two of which are against teams that are better than us on paper and one more that wants to avenge their loss from last season. We win one of those, we're laughing. Ease up on the undefeated talk
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Winning has a way of changing things. I think that if we start off winning at least 3 of the first 4, owls fans will set to flight and support this program. 11-1 sounds good to me. But I, being an ole ball player myself, realize that you have to knock em down one at a time. Hopefully the players realize this and stay focus.
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TeamBeer said

Two of which are against teams that are better than us on paper and one more that wants to avenge their loss from last season.

I personally think the minnesota wanting to avenge their loss against us is pretty overplayed.  If they had an undefeated season and we beat them than that would be the case.  But we are one of 11 teams that beat them.  I'm sure they want to avenge all of those losses but it's gonna be hard for them to put the same energy into avenging 11 games than it would in only 1 or 2 games.
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I think theyd have bigger beef with south dakota state than the Sun Belt Champs, not to mention the rest of the Big10 that beat up on them worse than usual.

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