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Old 11-02-2012, 08:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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What's the farthest an SEC team has traveled for a non-conference game?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What's the farthest an SEC team has traveled for a non-conference game?
This season or ever? I remember Bama went to Hawaii back to back years in 2002-2003.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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What's the farthest an SEC team has traveled for a non-conference game?
I know LSU traveled up to WV...which is probably the furthest any SEC team has traveled recently.

A more important question is when was the last time an SEC team traveled a long distance to play a top tier program?

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Old 11-02-2012, 10:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I know LSU traveled up to WV...which is probably the furthest any SEC team has traveled recently.

A more important question is when was the last time an SEC team traveled a long distance to play a top tier program?
I believ it was auburn in 2001 visiting USC or Lau visiting Oregon st (hardly top tier) in 2002?
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:04 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I believ it was auburn in 2001 visiting USC or Lau visiting Oregon st (hardly top tier) in 2002?
LSU went to ASU some years back.
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LSU went to ASU some years back.
oh right, same year as katrina.

too bad its really hard... REALLY hard trying to actually figure out when the SEC leave their region for a top tier game.

so i looked it up, it the correct answer is Arkansas in 2005.
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I love college football forums because of comments likes these.
Yes the sec is 2-0... But aren't they supposed to be?
Isn't LSU supposed to beat Washington? (which touting Washington beating Oregon st isn't that big of a deal. Washington is 4-4 and go creamed equally by Oregon and Arizona)
This is just another example of SEC fans trying to take credit with things they supposed to do.

Sure arizona st lost against Missouri (both have close win/loss records).
But if we give the home team a 3point advantage... Wow, sure looks like more EXPECTED results.

So before trying to make statements sound like they actually have meaning, spare me the BS. The truth is, LSU, regarded as a top team beat up the (currently) #8 pac12 team.

Congrats for taking credit for that... I'm sure with the piece of out-of-conference crap the SEC rolls through on a yearly visit, the #8 pac12 team might just be 1 of their top OOC victories
Like I've said for the last ten years, I like the developing parity in CFB!...

Since this thread topic is SOS and some posts on OOCs, I'll announce something new for the Sooners. OU and NU have reached an attentative agreement to play a Home @ Home series beginning in 2021 season. That would be the 50th Anniversary of the 1971 "Game of the Century!"...
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:56 PM   #18 (permalink)
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There is a lot of talk about LSU here. I will put LSUs schedule (past or present)up against any other teams. This Season LSU is currently #7. they have played #4Alabama, #6 Florida, #8Texas AM and #9 South Carolina and #25 Washington haahaha. Can any other team say this??????? NOPE! No decent team (much less a top tier team) has come close to the Schedule LSU has played the last 2 year. Go ahead and say it like you do every year... those teams are overrated. Ok who should go ahead of those teams then??

As for OOC road games(because the SEC isnt already hard enough)lets go back 10years. 2002 @ Virginia Tech, 2003 @ Arizona, 2005 @ Arizona St, 2009 @ Washington, 2010 in Atlanta North Carolina, 2011 in Dallas Oregon, 2011 @ West Virginia. In the last 10 years LSU has traveled to 5 major teams Stadiums and played 2 other in a nutural venue. (the other 5 years those teams came to play at LSU.) Go ahead agian and say it.... Those teams suck! well they didnt until LSU crushed them, also the games are planned ahead of time so its hard to tell if they will be good or not years in advance. the Fact is LSU has played big programs on the road. In the future LSU has scheduled TCU, again @ Arizona St, @N.C. St and @ Oklahoma.


BTW anyone is welcome to show how their top Tier School has done more.

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:22 AM   #19 (permalink)
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say what you will, but here are some facts. SEC plays a harder Schedule overall and thats the bottom line. No matter OOC or In conf. looking at it all the SEC plays harder games. This includes bowls, while SEC teams dont play until new year eve, Pac 12 and Big 12 are playing Pre Christmas bowls vs non bcs teams. So answer me this all you Pac12 and Big 12 fans.. WHY arnt your top teams playing more and better road games?
Top PAC 12 USC/Oregon, Big 12 Oklahoma/Texas, SEC Too many but LSU/Alabama
Since 2008(did 08 because for some reason ESPN didnt show rankings of teams on Schedules before for some reason) Ranked Teams played/Top 10 played/ Ranked OOC teams played/ Ranked away from home OOC (true road, bowls and neutral).

USC- 16 ranked teams (9-7)- top 10, 8(4-4)/ 4 top 25 ooc (4-0)-3 away
Oregon- 20 ranked teams (15-5)- top 10, 9 (5-4)/ 7 top 25 ooc(3-4)-7 away
Oklahoma- 26 ranked teams (16-10)- top 10, 9 (4-5)/ 7 top 25 ooc (3-4)-5 away
Texas-21 ranked teams (9-12)/ top 10- 11 (4-7)/ 2 ooc top 25(2bowls) (1-1)-2 away
Alabama- 29 ranked teams (22-7)/ Top 10- 17 (12-5)/ 8 ooc top 25 (7-1)- 7 away
LSU-29ranked teams (18-11)/top 10- 14 (6-8)/7 top 25 ooc (6-1)-6 away

Now lets take away Bowl games and Look at top 25 ooc games.
Alabama 5 games 5-0 vs. ranked OOC. 3 neutral, 1 road, 1 home
LSU 4 games 4-0 vs. ranked OOC. 2 neutral, 1 road, 1 home
USC 3 games 3-0 vs. ranked OOC. 1 home, 2 road
ORegon 3 games 1-2 vs. ranked OOC. 1 home, 1 road, 1 neutral
Oklahoma 6 games 3-3 vs. ranked OOC. 3 home, 2 away, 1 neutral
Texas 0 games. 0-0 vs. ranked OOC. O home, 0 away, 0 neutral

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm...............
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On paper, you're probably right. In reality, probably not. The only good team LSU has played is Florida, and they lost. LSU's best win so far is probably Texas A&M and you have to wonder how good the Aggies really are considering they barely beat LaTech and Mississippi (a team that got blown out at home by Texas). Georgia's best win other than Florida came against a South Carolina team that barely beat bottom-feeder Tennessee.

I'm sure a lot of you will take issue with this, but the reality is- The SEC just isn't all that great this season. Other than Alabama, you've got maybe 3 teams that are pretty decent (Florida, LSU, Georgia), 3 that are fairly mediocre (Mississippi State, South Carolina & Texas A&M), and 5 teams that probably couldn't compete in Conference USA.

Top to bottom, I'd put the SEC behind both the PAC & the Big 12 this year
Oklahoma lost to Notre Dame (Badly), who almost lost to Pitt and BYU.
BYU lost to a bottom-feeder Utah and
Pitt lost to Youngstown St! Therefore the Whole Big 12 couldnt compete against Youngstown St. Wiat..... WHAT??????????????????? Maybe we should rethink our logic!
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