Friday, August 04, 2006

Auburn Ranked 6th in Coaches Poll... Does It Mean Anything?

As expected, Auburn is the highest rated SEC team in the pre-season USA Today Coaches Poll released today. The Tigers come in ranked number 6. What does this mean? Absolutely nothing. I think we all learned that lesson in 2003.

To prove my point further, the coaches have Ohio State the preseason number one. Nevermind that the Buckeyes have to replace nine of their 11 starters on defense. As for the rest of the SEC, Florida comes in at number eight and LSU rounds out the SEC top ten at number nine.

The football writers will not release their first poll until the fourth week of the season. Seems sensible to me. But it doesn't matter; remember the AP poll no longer counts in the BCS. My how times have changed...

I'm glad to be back blogging regularly with you. I knew this week was going to be tough to post. I'm glad it's over. I'll be with you every day from here on...

If you have little one's who are very patient, Auburn is holding its annual fan day tomorrow from 3-5 CST at Beard-Eaves Coliseum. I made the mistake of taking my kids over two years ago and because of the crowd we got nowhere close to any of the football players. However, we did get some quality time and autographs from the women's soccer and softball teams. You've been warned...

Auburn's game at Mississippi State on September 9th has been picked up by the network formerly known as Jefferson Pilot (I have no clue who's sponsoring this year). Kickoff is set for 11:30 am CST. That's fine with me because I've never known anyone who spent a weekend in Starkville and said they had a lot to do. With a little luck, I can be back in East Alabama by 9:00 p.m...

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2 comments:

greg6363 said...

The former Jefferson-Pilot is now known as Lincoln Financial Sports. The same outfit that has the naming rights to Eagles' stadium in Philly.

bax23 said...

And we will apparently still have the pleasure of listening to the Dave's.