Mythbusters!

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Myth: Pollsters can be counted on to produce an accurate ranking of college football teams.

Evidence:

  • Colorado 27 – #3 Oklahoma 24
  • Auburn 20 – #4 Florida 17
  • #18 USF 21 – #5 West Virginia
  • Kansas State 41 – #7 Texas 21
  • Maryland 34 – #10 Rutgers 24
  • Georgia Tech 13 – #13 Clemson 3
  • Illinois 27 – #21 Penn State 20
  • FSU 21 – #22 Alabama

Status:

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Myth: Tim Tebow can win games by sheer force of will.

Evidence:

Florida at 4:33 4th Quarter

1st and 10 at FLA 42: Tebow pass complete to Harvin, loss of 6 yards

2nd and 16 at FLA 36: Tebow option pitch to Moore, no gain

3rd and 15 FLA: Tebow pass incomplete, broken up by Jerraud Powers

Status:

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Myth: Urban Meyer is truly concerned about the number of carries Tim Tebow gets and will rely on running backs to spread the load around.

Evidence:

Florida Rushing

Tebow: 19 carries

Harvin: 4 carries

Moore: 3 carries

Fayson: 2 carries

Status:

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Myth: USC is the best team in the country.

Evidence: USC 27 – Washington 24

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Myth: LSU is the best team in the country.

Evidence:

  • LSU 45 – Mississippi State 0
  • LSU 48 – Virginia Tech 7
  • LSU 44 – MTSU 0
  • LSU 28 – South Carolina 16
  • LSU 38 – Tulane 9

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Myth: The Gators’ season is over, woe is us, we have nothing left to play for since our hero didn’t deliver and we are no longer undefeated.

Evidence:

  • October 6: Florida @ LSU
  • October 20: Florida @ Kentucky
  • October 27: Florida vs Georgia (Jacksonville)
  • November 3: Vanderbilt @ Florida (Homecoming)
  • November 10: Florida @ South Carolina
  • November 17: FAU @ Florida
  • November 24: FSU @ Florida

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