Season Four Home Stretch

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  1. Brogowicz

    Brogowicz Walk On

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    We're heading into the end of season four (eclipsing the shocking pace of season three), so it's time to take a look at where we are and what each team has on the line for these last few games.

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    Bama has struggled this season - this time due to technical difficulties. They seemed to get things back on track, but another glitch cost them a win over Tennessee and put them out of title contention. With Michigan State and Auburn left to play, a lot could happen for the Tide.

    H2H: 0-0 (MSU week 13, Auburn week 14)
    Progression: Bama has 3 or 4 opportunities left to shine or sink. At 13, sinking could cost them a star.

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    Year in and year out, Auburn is the most inconsistent team in the nation. One week they beat LSU, another week they give up 62 and lose by 35. They continue to hover near the bottom of the top 25 and threaten to climb the ladder, but then the other half reappears.

    H2H: 0-3 (Alabama week 14)
    Progression: Auburn would need to win out to climb up to 15 to earn back star 5.

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    Florida continues to improve as a program, but came up short against Oregon and lost a heart-breaker to rival Miami. They've clinched the SEC East, however, and have a shot a winning their first SEC title of 2013.

    H2H: 1-2
    Progression: Looks promising if they can finish strong. At #10 with several big opportunities left on the schedule, the Gators will have to work for it, but a strong finish will put them back on top.

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    You know expectations are high when 8-2 feels like a bad season. After losing to USC early, UGA kinda lost to UF in week 10 and squeaked past Auburn in week 12. They have one more monster game left with #3 Notre Dame in week 13 - in South Bend. A win puts them right in the mix with a back-door to a BCS game. A loss ensures a disappointing year.

    H2H: 1-2 (@Notre Dame week 13)
    Progression: Once again, winning out should be enough to get UGA their 6th star and a seat at the big-boy table.

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    Another rough start put ailing Miami at 1-2 (after losses to Alabama and USC) and a week 8 loss to rival FSU left Miami with a lot of questions at 4-3. Coach reportedly challenged his players and they responded with a huge win over Florida followed by three quality conference wins. If they can get past UNC, Miami will earn a rematch against FSU for the ACC crown.

    H2H: 1-2
    Progression: Miami is in a great spot to climb the rankings if they can keep winning. They'll need help to get to 5 and to earn that 6th star, but we think it's within reach.

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    Michigan is quietly having a strong season. Losses to Notre Dame and MSU slowed down the Wolverines, but wins over everyone else has Big Blue sitting at 9-2 heading into "the Game". A win over OSU should give Michigan a backdoor into a BCS game.

    H2H: 1-2
    Progression: Michigan has great shot to finish in the top 5, but I'm not sure if they're a 5-star school (no offense Sean).

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    MSU lost a step when they laid an egg at Nebraska and may not get to field a team against Bama (continued technical difficulties), but the Spartans did get past Auburn, Notre Dame and Michigan. They are set to return to Indianapolis to face Wisconsin for a chance to represent the B10 in the Rose Bowl.

    H2H: 3-0
    Progression: MSU would need to lose out to jeopardize their elite positioning.

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    Notre Dame is 10-1 with their only loss at MSU with coach Bits subbing. This team is loaded with talent and poised to return to the show. They have one challenge left with UGA visiting in week 13 where a win should punch their ticket.

    H2H: 1-0 (UGA week 13)
    Progression: Notre Dame is a lock to hold onto their 6th star.

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    Maybe this was a rebuilding year? An unprecedented 2 losses in the P12 has put Oregon not only out of the P12 title race, but also out of the national title race. The hot-off-the-press loss to UW (holy shit Batman) could send the Ducks out of the top 10. With just Oregon State left to play, these Ducks could be heading to the (gasp) Holiday Bowl.

    H2H: 2-2
    Progression: If by some act of God Oregon should lose their bowl game, coach Russ might explode and Oregon might lose a star. Don't count on it.

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    Stanford was sitting pretty at #1 as the team to beat - until USC did just that. Now Stanford should get to play USC again when they make their first appearance in the P12 title game. A win over USC could vault the Trees into the Show, but they'll need some luck.

    H2H: 3-1
    Progression: Stanford has little to worry about and should remain one of the few elite teams heading into season 5.

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    Southern Cal is back! After sucking for two seasons, the Trojans have returned to the season one form and are poised to contend for both the P12 title and the national title. Wins over Miami, Washington and Stanford (with a close loss against Oregon) have coach Mike heading back to the P12 title game.

    H2H: 3-1
    Progression: USC is a lock to get back their 5th star.

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    Washington was dying at 5-5 and getting their ass kicked 35-14 by Oregon, but the team didn't quit. They fought like crazy and pulled out a thriller (down 14 with less than 20 second to play!) and might have saved a star for their team. After losing three user games by a combined 8 points, the Huskies needed this one - and got it.

    H2H: 1-3
    Progression: If they win out, they just might save that 4th star - and no one wants to be a 3-star program.
     
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  2. Paytonno1son

    Paytonno1son Walk On

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    Offense taken. At least we are a clean program.
     
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  3. GSUtiger

    GSUtiger GEAUX TIGERS!!

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    Great stuff hippie man
     
  4. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    hahahahahahaha

    Smokin' Aces Marky Mark

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