FarEastBull

2016 vs. 2007, which is the better football year?

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With the final rankings and the too-early rankings for next season in, including a new coaching staff almost completed, how do you compare it?

Just football team, football success. It's not fair to consider conference affiliation, as the teams had/have no control over that.

Date Opponent# Rank# Result Attendance
September 1 Elon*   W 28–13   33,639
September 8 at No. 17 Auburn*   W 26–23 OT  82,617
September 22 North Carolina* No. 23 W 37–10   37,693
September 28 No. 5 West Virginia No. 18 W 21–13   67,012
October 6 at Florida Atlantic* No. 6 W 35–23   21,106
October 13 UCF* No. 5 W 64–12   65,948
October 18 at Rutgers No. 2 L 27–30   44,267
October 27 at UConn No. 11 L 15–22   40,000
November 3 Cincinnatidagger No. 20 L 33–38   57,379
November 10 at Syracuse   W 41–10   38,039
November 17 Louisville   W 55–17   57,288
November 24 at Pittsburgh   W 48–37   31,123[3]
December 31 vs. Oregon* No. 21 L 21–56   49,867

 

Date Opponent# Rank# Result Attendance
September 3 No. 24 (FCS) Towson*   W 56–20   35,976
September 10 Northern Illinois*   W 48–17   36,557
September 17 at Syracuse*   W 45–20   32,288
September 24 No. 13 Florida State*   L 35–55   61,665
October 1 at Cincinnati   W 45–20   35,108
October 8 East Carolinadagger   W 38–22   30,397
October 15 Connecticut   W 42–27   30,297
October 21 at Temple   L 30–46   25,950
October 28 No. 22 Navy   W 52–45   31,824
November 12 at Memphis   W 49–42   37,218
November 19 at SMU   W 35–27   18,417
November 26 UCF   W 48–31   36,056
December 29 vs. South Carolina* No. 25 W 46–39 OT  31,229
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07... I have a feeling that 17 might blow 07 out of the water.

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2007 for all the reasons listed above PLUS getting to #2 in the country when were discussed all the time in the media.

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One team finished ranked #19 and one did not finished ranked at all...I'll take 2016 team all day long. 

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07 had a few great wins but also had 3 losses to unranked conference teams.  I'd vote this past one the greatest season, especially considering taking out an SEC team in a bowl game and Top 20 final ranking.

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If they played in the first half of the season, the 07 team would have won - play the game in the second half of the season, or in a bowl game, the 16 team would have won.

Overall, the 16 team was better. Finished ranked with a P5 bowl victory

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2007 team.. Think this team would have had more than four losses in 2007.

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53 minutes ago, brybull1970 said:

2007 for all the reasons listed above PLUS getting to #2 in the country when were discussed all the time in the media.

Ya. Without a Conference Championship I'll take the #2 ranking, the big wins over ranked teams over one extra win, end of season ranking and the bowl win.

2007 was electric. For some reason, maybe the competition, the loss to FSU this season just didn't have the feeling.

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