Marquee Non-Conference Games: Who Will Win?
Today I will take a break from the best case/worst case scenarios. I released the non-conference polls the other day and hundreds of you have already voted on who you think will win each game.
Here is a look at how the early voting has gone for all of the marquee non-conference games.
1. Georgia (34%) vs Boise St (66%) Georgia Dome. Like last year’s Virginia Tech game, national title hopes are on the line for the Broncos and this could be the only game all season that UGA is an underdog. Right now 66% of you have the Broncos picking up the huge win on opening weekend.
2. LSU (47%) vs Oregon (53%) Cowboys Stadium. This game will feature two Preseason AP Top 5 teams and just may be the biggest non-conference game this season. As of now the voting is tight and 53% of you have the Ducks coming out on top but keep in mind LSU has won 17 straight September games. Read more…
The Week One Poll is available right now!
You can vote on who will win this week’s games by clicking the above link. This poll is separate from the conference and non-conference poll contest that you have been voting on all summer long. The tie breaker will be whoever correctly picks the biggest upset to occur. For example if two players are tied at the top, the person who correctly predicted a 17 pt underdog to win will get the nod over someone who did not pick any upsets.
Every week I will announce the winners of the weekly poll along with the prizes. This first week the prizes are as follows:
1st Place. Complete Set of Phil Steele magazines and Polo Shirt
2nd Place. Your choice of two magazines and Polo or T shirt
3rd Place. Phil Steele.com T Shirt
4th Place. Phil Steele.com T Shirt
5th Place. Phil Steele.com T Shirt
Make sure you get in on the week one vote I will keep a running talley of the leaders during the year in two categories A) Total Wins B) Winning Percentage. I will update this weekly as well. Best of all the contest is FREE!!! Read more…
The non-conference polls are shaping up and if you have not voted already you have until Monday August 30th to vote on who you think will win each non-conference game played this year! First Let’s Look at Some of the Key Non-Conference Matchups So Far
71% of the voters feel Florida will beat Florida St on the road.
60% of the voters feel Georgia will beat Georgia Tech at home.
54% of the voters feel South Carolina will beat Clemson on the road.
80% of the voters feel Oregon will beat Tennessee on the road.
83% of the voters feel Alabama will beat Penn St at home.
85% of the voters feel Auburn will beat Clemson at home.
64% of the voters feel Arkansas will beat Texas A&M in Arlington.
56% of the voters feel LSU will beat North Carolina in Atlanta.
76% of the voters feel Ohio St will beat Miami, Fl at home.
64% of the voters feel Iowa will beat Arizona on the road.
75% of the voters feel Notre Dame will beat Michigan at home.
69% of the voters feel Nebraska will beat Washington on the road.
78% of the voters feel Oklahoma will beat Florida St at home.
51% of the voters feel Boise St will beat Virginia Tech in Landover.
56% of the voters feel Miami, Fl will beat Pittsburgh on the road.
64% of the voters feel USC will beat Notre Dame at home.
62% of the voters feel TCU will beat Oregon St in Arlington. Read more…
With non-conference games winding down, it’s no surprise to see that the SEC continued it’s domination of non-conference foes taking the top spot every week of the poll. The ACC became just the second team to project a winning record vs non-conference BCS teams. The Big Ten continued to hold the second place spot in the overall projected record and the record vs non-conference FBS teams. The MAC continues to sit in the basement in 2 of 3 categories.
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