Congratulations gents, we're all Kings. Even though Smokey JUST barely squeezed in:)
Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee*, Texas and USC.
* Tennessee is the lone school in the group that caused any hesitation. The Vols would have been a no-brainer 10 years ago, but they have fallen off the map a bit lately. In the end, I figured those 100 fans in Montana still know "Rocky Top," the checkered end zones and that Peyton Manning went there.
yep. the kings bring the fans to the yard, although i'm not sure that UT isn't on the same level as geogia and lsu. i would push them down to baron. i would move clemson, colorado and texas a&m down from baron to knight. and i would think about moving georgia tech up from knight to baron. everybody knows about the rambling wreck, right?
I'd be inclined to agree with you about UT. Sorry Smokey. Clemson can probably stay as a baron. Colorado and Texas AM definitely should move down. I think Tech is fine where they are. They just got a 3 year boost due to Calvin Johnson. Other than that, no one really cares. People still forget that they split nat'l titles with Colorado in '90:)
what has clemson done since 81?
Nothing, but it's the whole Bowden Bowl angle. Clemson is associated with FSU, like a little brother is associated with a big brother. Remember, it's national perception as much success on the field.
You've got to be kidding. clemson has a hell of a local fan base, but most people couldn't tell you where clemson was if you handed them a map of south carolina. :-D
I think Bowden Bowl has more cache than you think.
yeah, it's got cache cause of BOBBY bowden. tommy is just his son, not a well-recognized coach. you could replace tommy with terry and get the same thing. the only reason clemson would have a chance to stay in my book is because sometime right after we were all born, they won a title. and they were supposedly good before tv's had color. but then again, so was arkansas! what about those battles with texas for the championships in the swc?
Yeah, he's swinging from the coattails. I won't argue with that. But perception is reality.
Actually, due to the insanity of their offseason maybe Arkansas needs to move up to Baron:) I bet a whole bunch of folks, who normally wouldn't give a squirt of piss, are gonna be paying attention them this year:)