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Pre-Bowl Coaches Poll

Position Mvmt     Team         Votes Conference Notes
1     --     Alabama Crimson Tide (9)     249    SEC
2     --     Michigan Wolverines (1)        239    B1G
3     +3     Miami (FL) Hurricanes        228    ACC
4     --     Ohio State Buckeyes        217    B1G
5     --     Auburn Tigers         209    SEC
6     -3     Boston College Eagles        198    ACC
7     +5     Houston Cougars         185    AAC
8     --     Iowa State Cyclones        162    B12
9     +1     Florida State Seminoles        152    ACC
10     -3     Minnesota Golden Gophers     144    B1G
11     --     Texas Tech Red Raiders        138    B12
12     +1     Purdue Boilermakers        137    B1G
13     -4     TCU Horned Frogs         125    B12
14     --     Wisconsin Badgers        120    B1G
15     +1     Texas Longhorns         103    B12
16     +1     Maryland Terrapins        102    B1G
17     -2     Tennessee Volunteers        90    SEC
18     --     UCLA Bruins         72    PAC
19     +1     Vanderbilt Commodores        59    SEC
20     +1     Baylor Bears         58    B12
21     +1     Texas A&M Aggies         49    SEC
22     +1     Clemson Tigers         39    ACC
23     N/A     Kansas Jayhawks         28    B12
24     --     Nebraska Cornhuskers        25    B1G
25     N/A     USC Trojans         24    PAC

Also Receiving Votes: Nevada (23), Rutgers (17), New Mexico (12), Rice (11),
Boise State (9), Pittsburgh (7), Temple (5), Navy (4),
Utah (3), Florida (3), Marshall (3), East Carolina (1)

 

Bowl Schedule

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

  • New Mexico Bowl - Arizona State vs Central Michigan
  • Bahamas Bowl - Ohio vs Marshall
  • Bourbon Bowl - UCF vs Eastern Michigan

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

  • Peach Bowl - Michigan vs Boston College
  • Rose Bowl - Miami (FL) vs Auburn
  • New Orleans Bowl - Western Kentucky vs Hawaii

Monday, May 9th, 2016

  • Hawai'i Bowl - Boise State vs SMU
  • Boca Raton Bowl - Buffalo vs Penn State
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Miami (OH) vs Fresno State

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

  • Sugar Bowl - Alabama vs Iowa State
  • Fiesta Bowl - Houston vs Ohio State
  • Poinsettia Bowl - Air Force vs Toledo

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

  • Pinstripe Bowl - Georgia State vs Iowa
  • Heart of Dallas Bowl - Washington State vs Rice
  • Mile High Bowl - BYU vs Stanford

Friday, May 13th, 2016

  • Military Bowl - Navy vs Georgia Tech
  • Peony Bowl - Colorado vs Rutgers
  • Independence Bowl - Virginia vs Connecticut

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

  • Orange Bowl
  • Cotton Bowl

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

  • Russell Athletic Bowl - Texas vs Pittsburgh
  • Armed Forces Bowl - Arizona vs New Mexico
  • Land of 10,000 Lakes Bowl - Maryland vs Northern Illinois

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

  • Frozen Bowl - Missouri vs ECU
  • Texas Bowl - Mississippi State vs Baylor
  • Arizona Bowl - Nevada vs Temple

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

  • Holiday Bowl - Nebraska vs Utah
  • Music City Bowl - Clemson vs LSU
  • Weis Bowl - Georgia vs Florida State

Friday, May 20th, 2016

  • Cactus Bowl - Kansas vs UCLA
  • Liberty Bowl - Vanderbilt vs Texas Tech
  • Gator Bowl - Texas A&M vs Purdue

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

  • Citrus Bowl - Minnesota vs Tennessee
  • Outback Bowl - Florida vs Wisconsin
  • Alamo Bowl - TCU vs USC

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

  • 2018 CFBHC National Championship Game

 

 

Heisman Memorial Trophy:

Jaz Durant, RB, Auburn Tigers

  1. Jaz Durant - 74
  2. Alex Leshoure - 73
  3. Asante Sowell - 67
  4. Matty Swift - 64
  5. Joel King - 37
  6. Brett Fisher - 27
  7. Raheem Robinson - 7

Davey O'Brien Award: Alex Leshoure, QB, Boston College Eagles

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award: Alex Leshoure, QB, Boston College Eagles

Walter Camp Man of the Year Award: Matty Swift, QB, Texas A&M Aggies

Outland Trophy: Quinn Burr, OT, Iowa State Cyclones

John Mackey Award: Steven Maloney, TE, Texas Longhorns

Doak Walker Award: Jaz Durant, RB, Auburn Tigers

Fred Biletnikoff Award: Jeremy Scarborough, WR, Colorado State Rams

Chuck Bednarik Award: David Pennington, SS, Vanderbilt Commodores

Rotary Lombardi Award: Early Davis, DE, Georgia Bulldogs

Dick Butkus Award: Akeel Morris, ILB, Nevada Wolf Pack

Jim Thorpe Award: Troy Marshall, CB, Texas Longhorns

Lou Groza Award: Alejandro Aguirre, K, Oklahoma Sooners

Ray Guy Award: Mason Singleton, P, Pittsburgh Panthers

Home Depot Coach of the Year: Artenger, Auburn Tigers

Soluna's Admin Award: ImposterCauster

Disney Spirit Award: New Mexico Lobos

 

North Reese's Senior Bowl Coach: fever_ful

South Reese's Senior Bowl Coach: Artenger

 

Your 2018 All-Americans

 

Quarterback: Alex Leshoure, QB, Boston College Eagles

Running Back: Asante Sowell, RB, Wisconsin Badgers

Fullback: David Campbell, FB, Boston College Eagles

Wide Receiver: Jeremy Scarborough, WR, Colorado State Rams

Wide Receiver: Tyrus Wilson, WR, Michigan Wolverines

Tight End: Steven Maloney, TE, Texas Longhorns

Offensive Tackle: James Poindexter, OT, Nebraska Cornhuskers

Offensive Tackle: Mike Woods, OT, Michigan State Spartans

Offensive Guard: Henry Brown, OG, Louisville Cardinals

Offensive Guard: P.B. Holmes, OG, Purdue Boilermakers

Center: Martin Terry, C, Nebraska Cornhuskers

 

Defensive End: Tyler Jones, DE, Mississippi State Bulldogs

Defensive End: Early Davis, DE, Georgia Bulldogs

Defensive Tackle: Michael Carroll, DT, Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Outside Linebacker: Lukas Forman, OLB, Connecticut Huskies

Outside Linebacker: Shane Easley, OLB, Penn State Nittany Lions

Inside Linebacker: Akeel Morris, ILB, Nevada Wolf Pack

Inside Linebacker: Ray Taylor, ILB, Syracuse Orange

Defensive Back: Troy Marshall, CB, Texas Longhorns

Defensive Back: Ian Garner, CB, Minnesota Golden Gophers

Defensive Back: Nathaniel Woodworth, CB, Miami Hurricanes

Defensive Back: David Pennington, SS, Vanderbilt Commodores

 

Kicker: Alejandro Aguirre, K, Oklahoma Sooners

Punter: Mason Singleton, P, Pittsburgh Panthers

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I'll play devil's advocate. Sowell had a season comparable to Leonard Fournette. Durant had a season comparable to Derrick Henry (exclude his 2 playoff game stats). The guy on a 11-1 playoff team is going to get more recognition than the guy on a 9-3 team. Who cares about Sowell's extra 100 yards when Durant has two more wins and is in the playoffs? I would say that is more valuable than 100 yards. Only one RB has won the Heisman in the past 30 years on a team with >3 losses: Ricky Williams. He definitely had a bigger impact than Sowell.

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I'll play devil's advocate. Sowell had a season comparable to Leonard Fournette. Durant had a season comparable to Derrick Henry (exclude his 2 playoff game stats). The guy on a 11-1 playoff team is going to get more recognition than the guy on a 9-3 team. Who cares about Sowell's extra 100 yards when Durant has two more wins and is in the playoffs? I would say that is more valuable than 100 yards. Only one RB has won the Heisman in the past 30 years on a team with >3 losses: Ricky Williams. He definitely had a bigger impact than Sowell.

I would argue Sowell was more Derrick Henry than Fornette, he was over 50% of my offense and I had to run him every game, people knew he was getting the ball and they still couldn't stop him, he was way more valuable than Durant is and just going by record is a shit argument if I'm being blunt. Plus Sowell was more consistent the entire year than Jaz was

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just going by record is a shit argument if I'm being blunt

Team performance is a big factor in the Heisman. If you don't think it should be, then that's your opinion but we probably all agree that it is a big part of the real life Heisman.

 

And let's go with Sowell being like Derrick Henry. I don't think Derrick Henry would have won the Heisman this year if he's on a 9-3 team that doesn't make the playoff.

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Team performance is a big factor in the Heisman. If you don't think it should be, then that's your opinion but we probably all agree that it is a big part of the real life Heisman.

 

And let's go with Sowell being like Derrick Henry. I don't think Derrick Henry would have won the Heisman this year if he's on a 9-3 team that doesn't make the playoff.

There are circumstances where record becomes unimportant, like when a player has an historic season, which Sowell did

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You've been saying that, but Sowell didn't have the best season ever by a running back, so what exactly is historic about it?

If you don't count 2013, it's the highest rushing total in sim history, and even if you do it's the second highest total and the second 2,000 yard season in 2 less games than the highest total, so it is historic

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If you don't count 2013, it's the highest rushing total in sim history, and even if you do it's the second highest total and the second 2,000 yard season in 2 less games than the highest total, so it is historic

What do you mean if you don't count 2013? 2013 happened. You can't discount it. He has the second highest total, not the first. He had the second 2,000 yard season, not the first. There's nothing historic about this except in maybe in the Big Ten, and for sure in Wisconsin history. 

 

Same could be said for Durant: maybe it was historic in the SEC, and for sure it was in Auburn history.

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What do you mean if you don't count 2013? 2013 happened. You can't discount it. He has the second highest total, not the first. He had the second 2,000 yard season, not the first. There's nothing historic about this except in maybe in the Big Ten, and for sure in Wisconsin history. 

 

Same could be said for Durant: maybe it was historic in the SEC, and for sure it was in Auburn history.

If something has only been done 2 times in history the second is still historic

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Not complaining and I don't want anything to change but I'm confused and hopefully someone can explain.

 

Wisconsin went to the Outback Bowl instead of Purdue. But Purdue and Wisconsin have the same conference record, Purdue beat Wisconsin this season, and Purdue was higher ranked in the Week 16 poll.

 

So shouldn't Purdue have gone to the Outback Bowl?

 

I think Wisconsin just pulled a Jaz Durant on me.

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Not complaining and I don't want anything to change but I'm confused and hopefully someone can explain.

 

Wisconsin went to the Outback Bowl instead of Purdue. But Purdue and Wisconsin have the same conference record, Purdue beat Wisconsin this season, and Purdue was higher ranked in the Week 16 poll.

 

So shouldn't Purdue have gone to the Outback Bowl?

 

I think Wisconsin just pulled a Jaz Durant on me.

 

The B1G League Office is filing a formal request to have Wisconsin removed...not only from the Conference, but from space and time altogether. The state is awful and, along with stealing bowl bids, simply produces some of the worst people the planet has known: Joseph McCarthy, Jeffrey Dahmer, SCOTT WALKER!!  It's likely this will be unsuccessful...people wouldn't like going down to 49 states, and I'm not sure that Minnesota and Michigan and Illinois can handle that much cheese by ourselves, but we're working on it.

 

Oh...and sorry about the Outback...

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Not complaining and I don't want anything to change but I'm confused and hopefully someone can explain.

 

Wisconsin went to the Outback Bowl instead of Purdue. But Purdue and Wisconsin have the same conference record, Purdue beat Wisconsin this season, and Purdue was higher ranked in the Week 16 poll.

 

So shouldn't Purdue have gone to the Outback Bowl?

 

I think Wisconsin just pulled a Jaz Durant on me.

 

Sounds to me like you just don't want to play Texas A&M

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I don't want anything to change

Sounds to me like you just don't want to play Texas A&M

 

Fuck, its times like these when you meet someone that can't read that you really appreciate all you have in life. We're all cheering Texas A&M on in their battle to overcome their illiteracy, hopefully one day they win.

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Fuck, its times like these when you meet someone that can't read that you really appreciate all you have in life. We're all cheering Texas A&M on in their battle to overcome their illiteracy, hopefully one day they win.

 

Unfortunately he's coaching WVU next year, it's all downhill from here literacy-wise

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Fuck, its times like these when you meet someone that can't read that you really appreciate all you have in life. We're all cheering Texas A&M on in their battle to overcome their illiteracy, hopefully one day they win.

 

Sorry - I was too busy sending all my "Matty for Heisman" failure t-shirts, to places in need.  Though with those new t-shirts they'll be able to join you in appreciating what they have in life.  

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The B1G League Office is filing a formal request to have Wisconsin removed...not only from the Conference, but from space and time altogether. The state is awful and, along with stealing bowl bids, simply produces some of the worst people the planet has known: Joseph McCarthy, Jeffrey Dahmer, SCOTT WALKER!!  It's likely this will be unsuccessful...people wouldn't like going down to 49 states, and I'm not sure that Minnesota and Michigan and Illinois can handle that much cheese by ourselves, but we're working on it.

 

Oh...and sorry about the Outback...

As a resident Wisconsinite... You're not too far off about any of this :(

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