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Re: AP Top 25: SMU #18

Postby SMU_Alum11 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:05 am

Terry Webster wrote:Cinci jumped to #8


If we survive Tulane, it will be an awesome back to back top 25 match up. If we win (definitely not jumping ahead) and Cincy takes care of business, it will be a top 15 with us probably be a primetime #6 vs #14. Would be awesome for the conference to keep having that.
Yikes. No TJ and especially Reggie is devastating.
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Re: AP Top 25: SMU #18

Postby ponyboy » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:43 am

Yep, we've got to take care of business in New Orleans, but we'd have a nationally-relevant matchup for our Homecoming game.
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Re: AP Top 25: SMU #18

Postby Dukie » Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:55 pm

College GameDay is still happening this year, just without crowds. And I don't see a single matchup on Sat Oct 24 that would be as compelling as undefeated Cincy at undefeated SMU. Iowa State and Okie State is the only matchup that could be close.

https://fbschedules.com/college-footbal ... r-24-2020/

But first, beat Tulane.
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Re: AP Top 25: SMU #18

Postby JasonB » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:34 pm

100% they go to the Big Ten to draw attention to the opening of the Big Ten season.
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Re: AP Top 25: SMU #18

Postby Dukie » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:31 pm

JasonB wrote:100% they go to the Big Ten to draw attention to the opening of the Big Ten season.

You're not wrong in theory, but look at the actual matchups:

* Illinois at Wisconsin – 8pm, BTN (Fri.)
* Rutgers at Michigan State – 12pm, BTN
* Nebraska at Ohio State – 12pm, FOX
* Penn State at Indiana – 3:30pm, FS1
* Iowa at Purdue – 3:30pm, BTN
* Michigan at Minnesota – 7:30pm, ABC
* Maryland at Northwestern – 7:30pm, BTN

Most of the bigger names are on the road too. Maybe Nebraska at Ohio State is a big deal in 1999, but not so much today.
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Re: AP Top 25: SMU #18

Postby Charleston Pony » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:52 pm

JasonB wrote:100% they go to the Big Ten to draw attention to the opening of the Big Ten season.



Exactly...because Big 10 is one of the flagship leagues for ESPN
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Re: AP Top 25: SMU #18

Postby JasonB » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:51 am

Dukie wrote:
JasonB wrote:100% they go to the Big Ten to draw attention to the opening of the Big Ten season.

You're not wrong in theory, but look at the actual matchups:

* Illinois at Wisconsin – 8pm, BTN (Fri.)
* Rutgers at Michigan State – 12pm, BTN
* Nebraska at Ohio State – 12pm, FOX
* Penn State at Indiana – 3:30pm, FS1
* Iowa at Purdue – 3:30pm, BTN
* Michigan at Minnesota – 7:30pm, ABC
* Maryland at Northwestern – 7:30pm, BTN

Most of the bigger names are on the road too. Maybe Nebraska at Ohio State is a big deal in 1999, but not so much today.


Seems pretty clear from that lineup which game they will be at.
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Re: AP Top 25: SMU #18

Postby Dukie » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:57 am

JasonB wrote:
Dukie wrote:
JasonB wrote:100% they go to the Big Ten to draw attention to the opening of the Big Ten season.

You're not wrong in theory, but look at the actual matchups:

* Illinois at Wisconsin – 8pm, BTN (Fri.)
* Rutgers at Michigan State – 12pm, BTN
* Nebraska at Ohio State – 12pm, FOX
* Penn State at Indiana – 3:30pm, FS1
* Iowa at Purdue – 3:30pm, BTN
* Michigan at Minnesota – 7:30pm, ABC
* Maryland at Northwestern – 7:30pm, BTN

Most of the bigger names are on the road too. Maybe Nebraska at Ohio State is a big deal in 1999, but not so much today.


Seems pretty clear from that lineup which game they will be at.


Well, maybe. But #19 at #24 > #8 at #17 just because of the Big Can't Count logo? Not necessarily. Plus, GameDay was at Minnesota less than a year ago! (And the Gophers got curb-stomped.)
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Re: AP Top 25: SMU #18

Postby JasonB » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:39 pm

Honestly, though, do you want Gameday on campus with no boulevard?
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Re: AP Top 25: SMU #18

Postby ponyboy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:04 pm

Isn’t that analogous to rejecting the advances of a beautiful woman because an even more beautiful woman isn’t currently available? If it’s Gameday, you do it.
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Re: AP Top 25: SMU #18

Postby mustangxc » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:15 pm

If there are no crowds, SMU is the ideal candidate. We get to showcase our beautiful campus, our ascension under Sonny Dykes, and our current great team. We avoid being criticized for not having a huge crowd or huge in-game attendance. I think this would be an amazing opportunity to showcase our program and further cement our comeback to the forefront of college football. It would also help with recruiting. If we are selected, I think we would still be a candidate for selection down the road once COVID-19 is no longer the threat that it is and we can have regular crowds.
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