Top 5 College Football Programs

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  1. PastorSBC1303

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    What are the top 5 college football programs right now? I am not asking what are the top 5 teams right now by the polls, etc. I am talking about the top 5 overall programs in the country.
     
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    1. USC
    2. Texas
    3. Ohio State
    4. Notre Dame
    5. Oklahoma
     
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    Texas A&M
    USC
    Texas
    ND
    Wild card.

    ;)
     
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    No way A&M is in the top 5 programs in the country.
     
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    Pretty good list I think. The only other team I had considered up close to there might be Florida right now.
     
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    Top five right now? Today? Or this season? Last five years?
    Hard to discount history, etc. I guess I need some clarification.
     
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    I'm sure most would be speaking of this in an hysterical - 'er I mean historical - manner. :rolleyes:

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    I based my picks on who, if I was a top notch Division I prospect and discounting any team loyalties due to location, I would want to play for.
     
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    As of this day right now, what the top 5 programs? I agree with Ken's thinking, if you were a top recruit in the nation what schools are your unbiased top 5? (IOW, Tenn shouldn't be on your list :tongue3: )
     
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    I wasn't looking for a reason to put the Vols in a list. But, if you're talking future NFL stock, given that Tenn is tied for most players on an NFL roster right now, you'd have to consider them if you were a blue chip prospect. However, Tenn is not a top-five program right now.

    Today, my top five programs are:

    USC, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Florida, Texas.

    I base this on their current and most recent successes, coaching stability, etc. I think USC is a mile above the rest.

    If you're asking me the best five teams this year, I'd have to have another list :)
     
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    The choice is simple for a recruit...if you can play for USC, play for USC.
     
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    I know, I was just teasing.

    True. If you are coming from the perspective of the top 5 programs for professional players/talent then Tenn would be higher. However, having NFL talent on your roster doesn't equal being a top 5 program. A good example would be NC State last year. Didn't they have 3 first round draft picks off of their defense?

    I would probabaly put Texas highter than ND and Florida at the moment, but overall a good list.

    I agree.

    As would I. However, the top 5 teams this year does not equate with the top 5 programs at the current time.
     
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    1. Ohio State
    2. Michigan
    3. USC
    4. Oklahoma
    5. LSU
     
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    Little question! USC is #1. I'd also rank Ohio State as #2, a bit above a pick- 'em list of some six or eight for the next three spots, although I, too think Texas might be a shade better than some of the others. Sorry, at the present time, I agree with SBC Pastor that there is no way that Texas A&M is in the top five and I would be hard pressed today to get them in the Top Ten.

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    I wouldn't have Texas A&M in the top 30 or 40. Who mentioned them?
     
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    Here ya go.
     
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    I'd like to hear justification for A&M or Oklahoma being a top five. Sooners might make a list if this were done 3 years ago, but not today.
     
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    OK

    USC
    Michigan
    UF
    Tenn
    OSU

    These teams have great traditions, large stadiums, great facilities, and put tons of high impact players in the NFL.

    Add-ons would be UGA, Texas, LSU, OU, Clemson, and FSU when they get their act together.
     
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    I guess I didn't add GA and FSU because of their down year this year. Clemson is an also-ran.
     
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    BTW, ND isn't on the list because they are too much a "tradition" and too little reality. They don't deserve to even sniff a BCS bowl game this year. They played two credible teams and were blown out by both of them.

    Kinda looking forward to them struggling through a Clausen... probably cost Weis his job like the two brothers more than likely did a few UT coaches.

    What do you count as their best victory of the year? Navy? GT? MSU?
     

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