I think we finish in the 5-10 range, probably about where we are now at #7. We are in on a few remaining recruits, but the 4 schools just behind us have fewer commits and may be able to take more players and gain ground in the recruiting rankings. I could see us passing 1-2 teams ahead of us but getting passed by 1-2 teams behind us.
Teddy - yours is the best most balanced post on the topic of 'flips'.
Yeah we are in on a lot of great prospects. The rankings for each player will and should change a great deal in the next two years but I'm sure the staff will evaluate and continue to reevaluate too. This staff is relentless.
Only downside is Danny Clark is dragging down our rankings. Rated ONLY a .9811 he's really pulling down the average. Meyer might have to cut him from the class.
To answer your questions. Yes! Yes! Yes! Braxton is better than Jalin, Dontre, & I assume Paris. How many breakaway touchdowns have those guys had compared to Braxton? Braxton is the most dynamic player on the team with the ball in his hands in the open field. Scratch that...Braxton is the most dynamic player in college football with the ball in space.
When Oregon wins in the toughest conference in the country this year and beats their semi-final opponent by 39, I think they really are the #2 team.
Yep Bama had 3 wins against top 25 Auburn, Miss State, & Mizzu.
Struggling to get back to reality? My advice to you sir:
DON'T! Move back with your parents and let them worry about it. Bask in the glory!
Although I think we are easily the #1 team going into next year, it's hard to use the disrespect angle when we are ranked at worst #2.
I'm probably in the minority, but I think he would be wise to come back. He should make the decision that would give him the best shot at someday becoming a multi-year starter in the NFL (where one can sign $10M+ per year contracts). The NFL does not develop players. Back-up QBs get few if any game time reps, and if a QB doesn't make a starting line-up in a couple years he is likely out of the league before long. Cardale will be a better player one yer from now. He would enter the league better equipt to become a starter as a rookie or at least 2nd year player. IMO he is the starter or at least platooning co-starter next year for the Buckeyes.
His ankle is broken
Love that Urban is enjoying the moment.
“We’re still reveling in the win and I want these players to really appreciate it because I am,” Meyer said. “It’s something I’ve learned over my journey is I’m going to enjoy this darned thing.
Actual Final AP rankings:
1 Ohio State
5 Michigan State
5 Florida State
8 Georgia Tech
11 Mississippi State
12 Arizona State
16 Boise State
17 Ole Miss
18 Kansas State
I pegged the top 10 exactly, but was a few spots off on 11-25. Final ranked teams by conference
Exactly. I don't like the 'points off turnovers' line they always mention. Turnovers in your opponents territory prevented you from scoring. Turnovers in your own territory help the other team score.
Actually all 3 of the commits today are 5 stars. The 2 2017 recruits are both top 20 nationally and there will be 32 5 star recruits per class, they just haven't handed out the stars yet. In 2 year's time lots can change, but all 3 guys are on track to be 5 star recruits!!!
Enjoyed switching between the two broadcasts. Mostly watched the 'main' broadcast, but enjoyed seeing the coaches room too.
Saban and Urban are selling 90% the same things (play for NCs, make it to the league, great tradition, etc), anybody saying Alabama pays recruits better be saying Ohio State pays it's players or you are a flat out loser. Sorry no other way to say it.
Ohio State has had the second best recruiting run during the Urban era. Not so coincidentally we have the active coach with the second most NCs. We are a bit further down the list but not on the all time NC/tradition list.
Bama has the best run of recent NCs, the most players placed in the first round in recent years, the grandest tradition, playing in the best conference, etc. I'm sure posters on other team sites are making a stronger arguement that there is no reason Ohio State should have the second best recruiting run. Those people are losers too.
Ranking defenses based on yards is worthless.
With a fast pace offense both sides will get more possessions in a game leading to more yards. Talking big early leads makes the other team throw more leading to more yards - especially against the pass.
When Oregon's defense is viewed from an efficiency standpoint - yards per rush, yards per pass, points per possession, etc. they are a good but not great defense.
Bama has churned out more backs, but they aren't developing backs better. They have recruited far more and far higher ranked backs than OSU in recent years.
Bovada and most other offshore sites are legitimate businesses to gamble for people OUTSIDE the US. As mentioned above the federal government will not attempt to prosecute you , but they make it difficult to get money in and out of these sites. I know a professional who does his banking overseas as well.
This year, without a doubt the Pac12 is the best conference. They will finish with more ranked teams than the SEC despite having 2 fewer teams in the league. Per my questimate the Pac12 will have 7 of 12 teams ranked (58% of the league) while the SEC will have 6 of 14 teams ranked (43% of the league). The B10, B12, and ACC are all pretty close. Each should get 3 teams in the final ranking. I'd give the edge to the B10 for having the better top end of the conference and better bowl record.
Interestingly enough each of the Power 5 leagues should have exactly 2 teams in the final top 10.
Not a bad point, but Brax is the only one who has graduated. Both JT and Cordale would have to sit a year - using a year of eligibility since they already redshirted.