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SI: USF could make a CFP playoff run


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More good press, although they do call us a "mid major". 

http://www.si.com/college-football/2016/03/14/college-football-mid-major-playoff-cinderella

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It’s not an accident that three teams from the American make this list. If any of these three makes the playoff, they will likely have enhanced their résumé by downing the other two (USF and Houston don’t play in the regular season but could meet in the AAC championship game). So, to an extent, each of Houston, Memphis and USF’s playoff hopes rest on the others building on their success from last year to keep the AAC’s stock climbing. For USF to finish in the top four, it’ll also have to upset Florida State on Sept. 24. That’s a tall order, considering the Seminoles are expected to contend for a playoff berth themselves, but it means a Bulls win would likely carry significant weight with the selection committee.

South Florida returns more starters (14) than either Houston or Memphis, including Quinton Flowers, who should be one of the AAC’s top passers not named Greg Ward Jr. He’ll be supported by leading rusher Marlon Mack, back after a 1,381-yard season, along with his top two targets. Seven starters also return from a defense that ranked third in the AAC in yards allowed per play. If USF can stun Florida State and jump into championship contention, it wouldn’t be the first time for the program. The Bulls ranked No. 2 in the initial BCS rankings in 2007. That didn’t end well, though; USF went on to drop its next three games and fall out of the rankings.

 

 

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45 minutes ago, BullsFanInTX said:

More good press, although they do call us a "mid major". 

http://www.si.com/college-football/2016/03/14/college-football-mid-major-playoff-cinderella

South Florida

It’s not an accident that three teams from the American make this list. If any of these three makes the playoff, they will likely have enhanced their résumé by downing the other two (USF and Houston don’t play in the regular season but could meet in the AAC championship game). So, to an extent, each of Houston, Memphis and USF’s playoff hopes rest on the others building on their success from last year to keep the AAC’s stock climbing. For USF to finish in the top four, it’ll also have to upset Florida State on Sept. 24. That’s a tall order, considering the Seminoles are expected to contend for a playoff berth themselves, but it means a Bulls win would likely carry significant weight with the selection committee.

South Florida returns more starters (14) than either Houston or Memphis, including Quinton Flowers, who should be one of the AAC’s top passers not named Greg Ward Jr. He’ll be supported by leading rusher Marlon Mack, back after a 1,381-yard season, along with his top two targets. Seven starters also return from a defense that ranked third in the AAC in yards allowed per play. If USF can stun Florida State and jump into championship contention, it wouldn’t be the first time for the program. The Bulls ranked No. 2 in the initial BCS rankings in 2007. That didn’t end well, though; USF went on to drop its next three games and fall out of the rankings.

 

 

We are a mid major once again.

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What changed about USF since we were in the Big East other than conf. affiliation.  Nothing.  So we must have been a mid major then also.

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Wow.  Memphis considered a playoff threat despite losing lynch??   

Guess i should take a look at what they got goin for em

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Yeah... I'm not sure if these people put in all the work... Temple has a much better chance imo to make the playoffs as oppose to and Lynch-less and Fuente-less Memphis team. I feel Memphis is a slighty above .500 team this year... 

 

 

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**** near impossible for an AAC team to make the playoffs in college football 

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so true

after wku beat our brains out i dont see how anyone can be so optimistic

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I think if USF could string together 2 or 3 undefeated seasons, we would have a shot at a playoff birth. That is the only way that I see a "mid-major" crashing the party.

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The system is designed to keep us out. Not happening.

If it were to happen at all, there would need to be a lot of attrition at the top of the P5.

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