2012 Pre-Season Power Rankings

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  1. dnf913

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    1. USC- Record 0-0 Last Ranking N/A

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    The Trojans start off the dynasty as clearly the most talented team of the bunch. They have an explosive passing offense lead by Matt Barkley who has top end receiving talent to help him out. They will have a tough non-conference matchup with Arkansas, but they get them at home which should help out.

    2. Arkansas- Record 0-0 Last Ranking N/A

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    Arkansas, like the #1 ranked USC Trojans, have an explosive passing offense, while they may lack the top end receiver talend of the Trojans the Hog offense has the added dimension of Knile Davis, arguable one of the top 2 RBs in the entire nation and future 1st round pick. The Hogs play in the toughest conference around and their non-conference schedule isn’t any easier as they travel to L.A. to play the Trojans.

    3. Michigan- Record 0-0 Last Ranking N/A

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    While the first two teams on this list feature explosive passing attacks, the #3 Wolverines feature the terrifying Denard Robinson at QB as the head of the dominate option rushing attack. The team will be moving back to the Rich-Rod offense as Brady Hoke was given the boot in the off season. The rushing game will have to produce as word out of Ann Arbor is that the Defense might be a liability this season.

    4. Wisconsin- Record 0-0 Last Ranking N/A

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    Like Michigan, the Badgers feature a tough rushing attack, although their feature runner is Heisman finalist Montee Ball, who runs behind the best offensive line in the land. Transfer QB Danny Obrien is the wildcard, if he shows up and plays consistently the Badgers have a real shot to with the Big Ten and a chance at a National Title in year one.

    5. South Carolina- Record 0-0 Last Ranking N/A

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    It was really had to rank the Gamecocks this low, as I could easily see them playing for the national championship this year if things go their way. South Carolina features one of the best if not the best RB in the nation in Marcus Lattimore. I think everyone expects Lattimore to lead the nation in rushing the Cocks look to feature run heavy play calling.

    6. Missouri- Record 0-0 Last Ranking N/A

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    Missouri begins the Dynasty in a new conference, the mighty SEC. The Tigers have some interesting offensive pieces and time will tell if they are able to bring them together. Everyone’s pre-season freshman of the year is DGB, Beckham spurned the Hogs on signing day and stayed in state. He is expected to play right away. However, Missouri has another dangerous receiving talent in TJ Moe, who I expect to have a good season as well.

    7. Stanford- Record 0-0 Last Ranking N/A

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    Stanford is in a very interesting position, you could say the team is pretty loaded with only one question mark. Unfortunately that question mark is at QB. While no one can replace Andrew Luck, Stanford will have to hope they can at least find a replacement that can be a game manager that let their talented skill position players make plays.

    8. Oregon- Record 0-0 Last Ranking N/A

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    The Oregon offense was defistated in the offseason with the departures of Thomas and James, but Oregon simply reloads at this point and I expect the Ducks offense to remain explosive. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ducks moved to a slightly more conventional offense this season.

    9. Ohio State- Record 0-0 Last Ranking N/A

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    Ohio State is a huge question mark, they just have the talent to compete with Michigan and Wisconsin, but it will all be on the shoulders of Braxton Miller who is at a crossroads in his young career, big things are expected from him and if he doesn’t produce the Buckeye faithful might start to panic.

    10. Texas A&M- Record 0-0 Last Ranking N/A

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    The Aggies, like Missouri, have joined the tough SEC this season. The Aggies offense will feature a very good running game. They will need to produce on the ground as there are questions around college station as to whether Showers is the answer at QB, only time will tell.

    11. California- Record 0-0 Last Ranking N/A

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    California is in a really tough spot, the team just isn’t that talented right now, especially on the defensive side of the ball where the run defense is very suspect. I think it might take some time to build up the Golden Bears into a legitimate contender.

    12. Illinois- Record 0-0 Last Ranking N/A

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    Illinois is also in a tough spot, playing with what seems to be less talent in a very tough conference. However, they may have what it takes to surprise some people this season. This low ranking was mainly due to the lack of knowledge of this new coach that just came into town.
     
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  3. sonn

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    Bitch ass SEC snobs.
     
  4. dnf913

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    Well USC showed why they are ranked #1, took down the Hogs in OT.
     
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    Here in the SEC, we're better than you... and we know it.

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