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DelawareValleyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:50 AM
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Poll question: USC Trojans are national champs and led the AP poll
wire to wire. How do they compare with teams from the past? Vote for the best college squad ever below. The choices favor teams from the past fifteen years because that's the era I'm most familiar with. Vote other to write in a great team I've overlooked

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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DIKB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:09 AM
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1. Gotta go with my school
FLORIDA National Champions 1996
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:24 PM
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2. that '92 Bama team
never gets any respect at all.

Incredible, extraordinary defense. Not only ruined Gino Toretta, but actually took down the Miami team for a few years. It was that bad a butt kicking.
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ChairOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:48 PM
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3. Gotta go with ESPN on this one.....
http://espn.go.com/page2/s/list/colfootball/teams/best....

They beat Alabama in the Orange Bowl that year. Huskers treated Bama just like every other team unfortunate enough to cross their path that year - 38-6 - their average on both side of the ball.

2nd vote: the Husky team that split the championship with Miami. Steve Emptman was probably the scariest dlineman I've ever seen in college...
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 04:09 AM
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4. 2001 Miami was the most talented team ever
Just look at the depth in some positions, especially if you include the youngsters who would star later: Ed Reed and Sean Taylor at safety, Jeremy Shockey and Kellen Winslow Jr. at tight end, Clinton Portis and Willis McGahee at halfback, Jonathan Vilma and D.J. Williams at linebacker.

I'll always default to pure talent, not nonsense like who played the toughest schedule. That got to be a joke here a month or so ago here, with posters arguing USC shouldn't be in the championship game because the Pac 10 was weak. Yeah, OK. Let's just ignore that surreal roster. And just imagine if Mike Williams had been eligible.

Teams like Nebraska '95 and the dominant (and unmentioned) Oklahoma team of '74 were among my favorites, but the midwestern teams are at an automatic disadvantage in overall speed and ability. They can exploit the flawed second-level teams like Florida '95, but when a Miami or USC is loaded the ability gap, especially in the trenches, is too much to overcome.
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LDS Jock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 07:45 AM
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5. I'll go with Nebraska 95.. look at these scores
8/31 @ *Oklahoma State (4-8) W 64 21
9/9 @ Michigan State (6-5-1) W 50 10
9/16 vs. Arizona State (6-5) W 77 28
9/23 vs. Pacific (3-8) W 49 7
9/30 vs. Washington State (3-8) W 35 21
10/14 vs. *Missouri (3-8) W 57 0
10/21 vs. *Kansas State (10-2) W 49 25
10/28 @ *Colorado (10-2) W 44 21
11/4 vs. *Iowa State (3-8) W 73 14
11/11 @ *Kansas (10-2) W 41 3
11/24 vs. *Oklahoma (5-5-1) W 37 0
1/2 vs. Florida (12-1) W 62 24 @ Tempe, AZ Fiesta Bowl


12-0-0
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