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I'm not happy with this at all. Montana at #11 after playing one spring game against a down PSU squad and another against a team that wasn't even in D-I. The Kitties are #8 only because a former NDSU assistant is now HC? And Sac is only ORV?!?

SDSU drops to 4, largely because their all-everything QB is likely out for the year and they are undecided between the guy who played most of the NC and a grad transfer from Samford. Other than that, the Top Ten is about what one would expect, but Jax State at 10, Monmouth at 12, UCA at 13, the Manure Pile at 17, and Austin Peay at 23 are WAY too high, and Incarnate Word shouldn't be getting votes at all....

1. JMU
2. NDSU
3. SHSU
4. SDSU
5. Delaware
6. Weber State
7. North Dakota
8. Montana State
9. SIU
10. Jax State
11. Montana
12. Monmouth
13. UCA
14. UNI
15. SELA
16. Villanova
17. UC Davis
18. VMI
19. EWU
20. UT-Chattanooga
21. Kennesaw State
22. UNH
23. Austin Peay
24. Nicholls State
25. SW Missouri State

ORV:

Albany
Florida A&M
Furman
IL State
Murray State
North Carolina A&T
Rhode Island
Sac State
Incarnate Word

https://athlonsports.com/college-footba ... op-25-2021
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10. Jax State
21. Kennesaw State

At least the charade for one is over. One day pollsters will understand what JSU really is.

And...

18. VMI

Without their QB, I'm a doubter until they prove me wrong.
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Incarnate Word did beat #15 last season, and McNeese, who was #19 at the time. They are in the upper half of the Southland.
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NDSU depth chart looks good for fall. QB Depth chart for NDSU is, and I can see Payton moving up eventually. Miller will be the experienced backup for a while.

Quincy Patterson #16 Junior 6-3 235
Cam Miller #7 Sophomore 6-1 205
Cole Payton Freshman 6-3 212

If Patterson plays like this for the Bison, I'll be really happy. Those 250 lb QB's are good to have.

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SuperHornet wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:29 pm I'm not happy with this at all. Montana at #11 after playing one spring game against a down PSU squad and another against a team that wasn't even in D-I. The Kitties are #8 only because a former NDSU assistant is now HC? And Sac is only ORV?!?

SDSU drops to 4, largely because their all-everything QB is likely out for the year and they are undecided between the guy who played most of the NC and a grad transfer from Samford. Other than that, the Top Ten is about what one would expect, but Jax State at 10, Monmouth at 12, UCA at 13, the Manure Pile at 17, and Austin Peay at 23 are WAY too high, and Incarnate Word shouldn't be getting votes at all....

1. JMU
2. NDSU
3. SHSU
4. SDSU
5. Delaware
6. Weber State
7. North Dakota
8. Montana State
9. SIU
10. Jax State
11. Montana
12. Monmouth
13. UCA
14. UNI
15. SELA
16. Villanova
17. UC Davis
18. VMI
19. EWU
20. UT-Chattanooga
21. Kennesaw State
22. UNH
23. Austin Peay
24. Nicholls State
25. SW Missouri State

ORV:

Albany
Florida A&M
Furman
IL State
Murray State
North Carolina A&T
Rhode Island
Sac State
Incarnate Word

https://athlonsports.com/college-footba ... op-25-2021
They must have meant SE Missouri State/SEMO.
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Actually, no, BDK. They used the "new" name, which I've never recognized....
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SuperHornet wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:12 am Actually, no, BDK. They used the "new" name, which I've never recognized....
You die on some of the strangest hills.
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AZGrizFan wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:03 am
SuperHornet wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:12 am Actually, no, BDK. They used the "new" name, which I've never recognized....
You die on some of the strangest hills.
This should be ban worthy. To constantly fuck up what should be factual posts.... :ohno:

Casey, just STOP.
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AZGrizFan wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:03 am
SuperHornet wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:12 am Actually, no, BDK. They used the "new" name, which I've never recognized....
You die on some of the strangest hills.
You should know by now that I've never bought off on the name changes for North Dakota, Memphis State, the Washington Redskins, etc....
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89Hen wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:05 am
AZGrizFan wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:03 am

You die on some of the strangest hills.
This should be ban worthy. To constantly fuck up what should be factual posts.... :ohno:

Casey, just STOP.
Speaking of dying on the strangest hills.

Does it really hurt you or does it just give you some weird OCD twitches? :D
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SuperHornet wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:07 am
AZGrizFan wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:03 am

You die on some of the strangest hills.
You should know by now that I've never bought off on the name changes for North Dakota, Memphis State, the Washington Redskins, etc....
Yes, we know. But its a goddamned strange hill to die on. Do you also call Tennessee the Oilers and Baltimore the Colts? How about the OK Thunder? Are they still the SuperSonics?
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SuperHornet wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:12 am Actually, no, BDK. They used the "new" name, which I've never recognized....
SEMO is in the SOUTHEAST corner of the state. :suspicious: There is nothing ‘SW‘ about it.
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89Hen wrote:10. Jax State
21. Kennesaw State

At least the charade for one is over. One day pollsters will understand what JSU really is.

And...

18. VMI

Without their QB, I'm a doubter until they prove me wrong.
The new QB is as good or better. I saw him play once in person and once on TV. He’s legit and VMI is ranked too low.

I would say that Athlon is sandbagging overall but then I see that they gave consideration to the dumpster fire that is Furmun. That invalidated their entire list in my mind.


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BDKJMU wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:13 pm
SuperHornet wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:12 am Actually, no, BDK. They used the "new" name, which I've never recognized....
SEMO is in the SOUTHEAST corner of the state. :suspicious: There is nothing ‘SW‘ about it.
:suspicious: What are you talking about. Superhorny had it "25. SW Missouri State". There was no SEMO listed unless I'm missing something. Missouri State was originally Southwest Missouri State.
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SuperHornet wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:07 am
AZGrizFan wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:03 am

You die on some of the strangest hills.
You should know by now that I've never bought off on the name changes for North Dakota, Memphis State, the Washington Redskins, etc....
The former Boston Braves, currently play in Landover, Maryland, under the name The Washington Football Team.
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AZGrizFan wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:03 am
SuperHornet wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:12 am Actually, no, BDK. They used the "new" name, which I've never recognized....
You die on some of the strangest hills.
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UNI88 wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:20 pm
89Hen wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:05 am

This should be ban worthy. To constantly fuck up what should be factual posts.... :ohno:

Casey, just STOP.
Speaking of dying on the strangest hills.

Does it really hurt you or does it just give you some weird OCD twitches? :D
To have to decipher his bullshit is just stupid. Other posters didn't know who BBQ was. It's not just me 88. If you're in the Locker Room page, have all the jokes you want. When you post legit polls, you DON'T try to get cute with the alpha post of the actual poll. Either post it right or leave it to somebody who will.
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89Hen wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:01 am
UNI88 wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:20 pm

Speaking of dying on the strangest hills.

Does it really hurt you or does it just give you some weird OCD twitches? :D
To have to decipher his bullshit is just stupid. Other posters didn't know who BBQ was. It's not just me 88. If you're in the Locker Room page, have all the jokes you want. When you post legit polls, you DON'T try to get cute with the alpha post of the actual poll. Either post it right or leave it to somebody who will.
:rule:
I find it endearing, 89fightin’blueHen.

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kalm wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:09 am
89Karen wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:01 am
To have to decipher his bullshit is just stupid. Other posters didn't know who BBQ was. It's not just me 88. If you're in the Locker Room page, have all the jokes you want. When you post legit polls, you DON'T try to get cute with the alpha post of the actual poll. Either post it right or leave it to somebody who will.
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I find it endearing, 89Karen.

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So do I.
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AZGrizFan wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:56 pm
SuperHornet wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:07 am

You should know by now that I've never bought off on the name changes for North Dakota, Memphis State, the Washington Redskins, etc....
Yes, we know. But its a goddamned strange hill to die on. Do you also call Tennessee the Oilers and Baltimore the Colts? How about the OK Thunder? Are they still the SuperSonics?
You'd be surprised about what passes through my brain, AZ. For years, I've wanted to swap the Titans with the bogus Texans (the REAL Texans are currently playing at Arrowhead) and resurrect the Oilers, and to swap the Ravens and the Colts. Not sure about that NBA team, though there IS something of a link between the names (the sound of a sonic boom can be as loud as thunder). Heck, I'm not even a fan of the Raiders being in Lost Wages....
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UNI88 wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:14 am
kalm wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:09 am

I find it endearing, 89Karen.

:mrgreen:
So do I.
You need to change your AKA to Contrarian88
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89Hen wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:41 am
UNI88 wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:14 am
So do I.
You need to change your AKA to Contrarian88
I will but only if you change yours to 89Karen. ;)
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UNI88 wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:59 pm
BDKJMU wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:13 pm
SEMO is in the SOUTHEAST corner of the state. :suspicious: There is nothing ‘SW‘ about it.
:suspicious: What are you talking about. Superhorny had it "25. SW Missouri State". There was no SEMO listed unless I'm missing something. Missouri State was originally Southwest Missouri State.
And JMU was originally the State Normal and Industrial School for Women, but I don’t see some moron listing them at #1..
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Did you notice it's only the directional school guys that find this funny? My friends think I'm Rain Man when it comes to obscure DI schools and their mascots, but even I can't remember MSU was SWMSU. These schools that can't own up to their identity are silly. Louisiana - Monroe or Lafayette now wants to be UL (like in Waterboy) and were previously the South Central Louisiana Mud Dogs.
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BDKJMU wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:18 pm
UNI88 wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:59 pm
:suspicious: What are you talking about. Superhorny had it "25. SW Missouri State". There was no SEMO listed unless I'm missing something. Missouri State was originally Southwest Missouri State.
And JMU was originally the State Normal and Industrial School for Women, but I don’t see some moron listing them at #1..
Why did you state "SEMO is in the SOUTHEAST corner of the state. :suspicious: There is nothing ‘SW‘ about it.?"
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