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    Default Week 1 Big Ten Power Rankings Thread

    The Big Lead is first out of the gate and they only listed 12, and we weren't included:

    https://thebiglead.com/2019/09/01/bi...fter-week-one/

    Go Gophers!!


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    Bucky's 5th Quarter chimes in:

    13. Minnesota (1-0), W - 28-21 vs. South Dakota St., Next Week: at Fresno State

    Minnesota won ugly on Thursday night, beating FCS foe South Dakota St. 28-21 at home. The Golden Gophers were out-gained 367 to 308 in the game and needed a late fourth quarter touchdown run by Mohamed Ibrahim to escape with a victory. P.J. Fleck and his staff have plenty to work on as they look forward to a road game at Fresno State next week.

    https://www.buckys5thquarter.com/201...e-nebraska-msu

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    Saturday Tradition chimes in:

    12. Minnesota (W, 28-21 vs. South Dakota State)
    Last week: No. 6

    All that hype about Minnesota vanished pretty quickly after a lackluster performance against South Dakota State in the season opener. Despite having the talent and size advantage everywhere on the field, the Gophers needed a late gift from the Jackrabbits to start the year 1-0. There’s still a lot to like about this team, but good grief was that an ugly performance to kickstart P.J. Fleck’s third season.

    https://saturdaytradition.com/big-te...of-the-season/

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    These guys clearly know nothing about college football.


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    No such thing as a bad win.

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    This only matters at the end of the season.

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    News Gazette chimes in:

    11. Minnesota, 7-6
    P.J. Fleck celebrated Thursday’s win like it came against Clemson, not South Dakota State. The Gophers got lucky to avoid an upset against the FCS school.

    https://www.news-gazette.com/sports/...2248b8d32.html

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    BTN chimes in:

    12. Minnesota (1-0). Little trivia for you: The Gophers have the nation’s longest winning streak (16) vs. non-conference foes.

    https://btn.com/2019/09/02/big-ten-p...t-week-1-list/

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    about what I'd expect after a dismal performance

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    Silly to read much into this stuff right now because it will change so much in the next few weeks. That said we are definitely getting dinged in the power rankings due to the FCS label in front of SDSU's name.

    I would take the Jackrabbits in a matchup against most of these juggernauts some of the other teams in the conference played:
    Tulsa
    South Florida
    UMass
    Idaho
    Miami OH
    South Alabama
    Howard
    Akron
    Ball State
    Nevada

    I honestly believe that team we faced on Thursday would beat most if not all the teams on the list above.

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    I don't think we're as as bad as some folks think we are... but ugly win / the OL and DL getting dominated in game 1 ... hard to argue too much.

    Time to prove them wrong.

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    this is how power rankings/polls should be. Not based on hype or projection, but results. By results, we should be one of the bottom 2 or 3 teams. Ahead of Purdue obvs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGopher View Post
    The Big Lead is first out of the gate and they only listed 12, and we weren't included:

    https://thebiglead.com/2019/09/01/bi...fter-week-one/

    Go Gophers!!
    We're ranked lower than Northwestern and Purdue?

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    Northwestern played a really good ranked team and gave up only 10 points and a fumble recovery for a TD. Offensively they were not good and may really struggle but hard to judge as Stanford can be really good defensively.

    Purdue had 5 turnovers on the road and had what is probably an unlucky loss but an L is an L. I’d have no issue ranking them below the Gophers. I do think a lot of people watched the game Thursday and were not impressed however - fortunate W.

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    Fred chimes in:

    9. Minnesota Golden Gophers (1-0, 28-21 victory over South Dakota State in Week 1, at Fresno State Week 2). There isn’t a ton of differentiation in this list, numbers 10 through 7 – you could really put them in any order. I wouldn’t have been surprised if Minnesota lost to a very talented FCS team in South Dakota State at home in Week 1, and I won’t be surprised if they lose at Fresno State in Week 2. That being said, for now, based on strength of opponents so far, I’m comfortable ranking them ahead of Maryland at the present time.

    https://www.onthebanks.com/2019/9/2/...ers-penn-state

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