Funny that the SEC is the most prominent conference wanting a playoff or + 1.
It is likely to happen soon(a +1) and when the SEC teams dominate that too, it will be interesting to see what new excuses are brought up.
OSU could beat Bama or LSU
I bet "CardiacCat" also thought that USC was without question the best team in the country in 2004. Yea AU says wassup
I think I've already established my stance that it's impossible to say who was best between two teams that never played. I will say this though....based on what USC did to Auburn, @ Auburn the season before, I think most would bet the farm on USC....The Trojans completely dominated Auburn, holding Cadilac and Ronnie Brown to a combined 68 yards on 20 carries....yes the '04 Auburn team was better defensively and Campbell was a better player. But the game against Auburn was also before Reggie Bush and Lendale White started dominating college football. Not having Mike Williams in '04 would have made things a little harder on Leinart, but it's not like the other Steve Smith and Dwayne Jarrett were scrubs at USC.
I think it definitely would have been much more competitive then the game against Oklahoma, but in the end I like USC's offense to make the necessary plays. Of course, like I said there's no way to know for sure who would have won the game, but I think a lot of SEC fans underestimate the difference an elite QB can make, which is why they believe teams like Stanford, USC, OSU etc. could actually give teams like LSU a great game and perhaps win. I fully expect you to tell me I underestimate the difference a great defense can make, but you couldn't be more wrong. Whether or not anyone knows it, USC's 2008 defense was just as good as Alabama's this year, allowing 7.8 ppg and 206 ypg compared to Bama's 8.2 ppg and 184 ypg. The '08 USC teams defense is just forgotten, because of the team getting left out of the title game against Florida. So yea, I understand a little about defense as well....
But like I said, you talking trash about Auburn being the best team is pretty pointless because the two teams never played, and the '04 squads never will play (outside of the NCAA Football game), so there's absolutely no way to know.....
Edited by C42[)14C C47, 11 January 2012 - 07:07 PM.