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Football Power Rankings: Week 12

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These rankings just lost all credibility when they dropped Damascus at #8 in

3a when they lost to #1.

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Oldtime: In the playoffs, teams fall when they lose. However, at the end of the season--the final ranking--I look at the body of work from the whole season. I'll tell you right now, Damascus has a great body of work. But for now, they have to drop behind teams that are still playing. Would it be fair to rank Damascus ahead of Hereford if Hereford defeats QO to win a state title?

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Oldtime: In the playoffs, teams fall when they lose. However, at the end of the season--the final ranking--I look at the body of work from the whole season. I'll tell you right now, Damascus has a great body of work. But for now, they have to drop behind teams that are still playing. Would it be fair to rank Damascus ahead of Hereford if Hereford defeats QO to win a state title?

 

Quince Orchard and Hereford will have to go through Linganore first. A very daunting task for either team. I have seen Linganore play and they are very, very good.

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Quince Orchard and Hereford will have to go through Linganore first. A very daunting task for either team. I have seen Linganore play and they are very, very good.

 

And Linganore will have to demonstrate its very very goodness when it boils down to win or go home. QC and Hereford are not going to just lay down like sheep. What you call daunting is but another day to some beasts of the jungle. Games are not won or lost on reps alone. Linganore will have to step up and beat evveryone in its path, EVERYONE, a daunting task also. :eek:

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Oldtime: In the playoffs, teams fall when they lose. However, at the end of the season--the final ranking--I look at the body of work from the whole season. I'll tell you right now, Damascus has a great body of work. But for now, they have to drop behind teams that are still playing. Would it be fair to rank Damascus ahead of Hereford if Hereford defeats QO to win a state title?

 

So deeper in the rankings you would have had Bennett ahead of a team like Clarksburg? Your logic just doesn't make sense.

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Oldtime: If J.M. Bennett would have won the Class 3A title, then yes, the Clippers would be ahead of Clarksburg....That logic makes perfect sense...

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With Gilman and No. 4 and McDonogh at No. 6---right now? Please.....And North Point ranked ahead of Old Mill, which just beat North Point 24-0? Wow. That's funny....Hey, it's like they say, everyone has an opinion.....

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Lobstaman: Thanks for showing me that poll, it made me laugh, and I needed to laugh today....

Polls are only good for entertainment purposes. Most are a joke and are only published to generate some form of discussion.

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The point I am trying to make is yes there are other sites that offer rankings other than the ONE YOU WORK FOR and if you read the rankings they were for last week not this week. You seem to be pushing your site on this forum. Why not use your own forum to push your beliefs. You do have a forum on your site and to me that seems like the perfect place to advertize your site not here. Last time I looked this was the Baltimore Sun site NOT coachesaid site.

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Lobstaman: Thanks for showing me that poll, it made me laugh, and I needed to laugh today....
Funny thing is that the Massey poll isn't based on an "opinion". The poll is similar to the Sagarin or RPI, both polls being determined by strength of schedule, wins against common opponents, margin of victory, etc. By the end of the year, the Massey poll has a very high degree of predictive value. USA today uses the Massey poll to determine its national and regional ratings. Massey tosses the local bias out of the equation. You should link to it on coaches said.

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I know it would be hard to do but, maybe ranking teams by what they really are could be of help. My suggestion would be to rank by three classification as follows:

1. Private schools- the gilmans and Calvert halls

2. Public schools- the Arundels and the Wise's

3. pseudo public- the Dunbars and the River Hills

 

With all of the advantages the privates and Tech. schools have with the ability to recruit, this type of ranking could be better.

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I know it would be hard to do but, maybe ranking teams by what they really are could be of help. My suggestion would be to rank by three classification as follows:

1. Private schools- the gilmans and Calvert halls

2. Public schools- the Arundels and the Wise's

3. pseudo public- the Dunbars and the River Hills

 

With all of the advantages the privates and Tech. schools have with the ability to recruit, this type of ranking could be better.

 

Again another misconception. Yes Privates recruit but because of their academic standards can not just take anybody. I can only speak about Gilman(I am sure its the same in a lot of the privates), they are at a HUGE misadvantage! There are only a few spots in each class each year, you just can't take that many students. Much easier for a public to get students at their school than a Gilman. Now schools like Dematha and Good Counsel have more leeway but the Gilman's, Georgetown Prep's of the state can not!

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Again another misconception. Yes Privates recruit but because of their academic standards can not just take anybody. I can only speak about Gilman(I am sure its the same in a lot of the privates), they are at a HUGE misadvantage! There are only a few spots in each class each year, you just can't take that many students. Much easier for a public to get students at their school than a Gilman. Now schools like Dematha and Good Counsel have more leeway but the Gilman's, Georgetown Prep's of the state can not!

 

But! not all privates operate the same. the real issue that gives me heartburn is the schools that are public, openly recruit and, toot their own horn about "doing things the right way".

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Quince Orchard and Hereford will have to go through Linganore first. A very daunting task for either team. I have seen Linganore play and they are very, very good.

 

I will tell you that Linganore did not look very very good Friday night against Damascus. Way too many turnovers, way too many penalties, pretty much just too many boneheaded plays in general. There is one big aspect of our game that is gonna have to be fixed before this Friday or we might be in for a long night. I really think a lot of people consider us the underdog based on how we played last week and having to play at Quince Orchard. I think its a pretty safe to bet to say that a lot of the Linganore fans are pretty nervous about this one, I know I certainly am!

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I will tell you that Linganore did not look very very good Friday night against Damascus. Way too many turnovers, way too many penalties, pretty much just too many boneheaded plays in general. There is one big aspect of our game that is gonna have to be fixed before this Friday or we might be in for a long night. I really think a lot of people consider us the underdog based on how we played last week and having to play at Quince Orchard. I think its a pretty safe to bet to say that a lot of the Linganore fans are pretty nervous about this one, I know I certainly am!

 

Animals of the jungle can sense shakey nerves. You display fear and you will be the game meal...

 

It's the Law of the Jungle. Get it together or its rump roast!

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Animals of the jungle can sense shakey nerves. You display fear and you will be the game meal...

 

It's the Law of the Jungle. Get it together or its rump roast!

 

LOL Trip. Im allowed to be nervous, Im only sitting in the stands!! I think im more nervous during the games than all of the players, coaches, and parents combined....and I dont have anyone playing on the team. I dont think the players are nervous, and they are the only ones that really matter. I'm sure they are excited to have the chance to go into QO and play this game and I have faith that Coach Connor will have them ready. I think that thumping from Sherwood last year taught them a lot and they shouldnt be shocked by the speed or physicality that QO will show. And if they have been reading what the people on mocofootball.com have been saying, im sure they are going to be plenty motivated too!!!

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LOL Trip. Im allowed to be nervous, Im only sitting in the stands!!

 

LancerFan - For what it's worth, I've thought all year long you guys have the best public school team in the state. We might be right behind you, but still behind you.

 

Would've loved to see a rematch this season - our defense has improved greatly - but you guys still have horses! Best of luck on the way in!

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I will tell you that Linganore did not look very very good Friday night against Damascus. Way too many turnovers, way too many penalties, pretty much just too many boneheaded plays in general. There is one big aspect of our game that is gonna have to be fixed before this Friday or we might be in for a long night. I really think a lot of people consider us the underdog based on how we played last week and having to play at Quince Orchard. I think its a pretty safe to bet to say that a lot of the Linganore fans are pretty nervous about this one, I know I certainly am!

 

 

 

Yeah Linganore seems to have had a few bad games at the end of the year. Its the wrong time of the year for them to be playing this way!

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LancerFan - For what it's worth, I've thought all year long you guys have the best public school team in the state. We might be right behind you, but still behind you.

 

Would've loved to see a rematch this season - our defense has improved greatly - but you guys still have horses! Best of luck on the way in!

 

Thanks Arundel!! I've heard a lot of people from Linganore talk about Arundel and how they hope you guys take it this year. Actually got the chance to meet Billy Cosh at the Linganore-Urbana game this year and I have to say, one of the nicest guys I have ever met. That game last year was probably the most entertaining high school game I have ever seen. And trust me, we are happy not to have to play you guys :) Not that we are any more thrilled about having to go to QO. I think we will be well prepared Friday night, Im just always nervous. I would be nervous if we were playing an 0-10 team, lol. If we dont turn the ball over and we dont give up big passing plays, which were the issues Friday night, then I think we will be ok. Good Luck against Old Mill, I know i'll be pulling for you and Im sure the rest of the Linganore fans are too.

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