The Arena's College Football Rankings [2008]

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  1. Arena_Power_Rankings Jedi Knight

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    Okay, DarthIntegral has given me the okay to run a College Football Rankings game where you guess the rankings of the Top 25 in College Football each week.

    A weekly deadline (Tuesday 11 P.M. board time) will be set to have everyone who wants to participate. PM you their weekly ballots to Arena_Power_Rankings that I have set up for this game. When I get all the ballots, I'll assign points to every team that gets a vote. 25 points for a team that gets a first place ranking, 24 for a second place ranking, and so on until 1 point for a 25th place ranking, and zero points for unranked.

    Then, I'll add up the total points for all schools that get a vote. I'll give the school with the highest overall points the #1 ranking, and go on down the list until you've got the 25 top ranking schools.

    Here is the current preseason AP Top 25.


    USA Today Coach's Poll

    1. Georgia (22) (0-0) 1438 NR
    2. USC (14) (0-0) 1430 NR
    3. Ohio State (14) (0-0) 1392 NR
    4. Oklahoma (3) (0-0) 1329 NR
    5. Florida (5) (0-0) 1293 NR
    6. LSU (3) (0-0) 1163 NR
    7. Missouri (0-0) 1143 NR
    8. West Virginia (0-0) 1008 NR
    9. Clemson (0-0) 999 NR
    10. Texas (0-0) 979 NR
    11. Auburn (0-0) 888 NR
    12. Wisconsin (0-0) 747 NR
    13. Kansas (0-0) 714 NR
    14. Texas Tech (0-0) 644 NR
    15. Virginia Tech (0-0) 568 NR
    16. Arizona State (0-0) 560 NR
    17. Brigham Young (0-0) 547 NR
    18. Tennessee (0-0) 506 NR
    19. Illinois (0-0) 422 NR
    20. Oregon (0-0) 399 NR
    21. South Florida (0-0) 350 NR
    22. Penn State (0-0) 313 NR
    23. Wake Forest (0-0) 203 NR
    24. Michigan (0-0) 112 NR
    25. Fresno State (0-0) 91 NR


    Others Receiving Votes:

    Alabama 83, South Carolina 64, Utah 60, Rutgers 53, Florida State 53, Boston College 47, California 41, Pittsburgh 34, Boise State 25, Oregon State 23, Nebraska 17, Cincinnati 13, Virginia 12, Connecticut 9, Michigan State 9, Mississippi State 6, Notre Dame 5, TCU 5, Kentucky 5, Maryland 4, North Carolina 3, UCLA 3, Texas A&M 3, Georgia Tech 2, UCF 2, Louisville 2, Colorado 1, Tulsa 1, Oklahoma State 1, Arizona 1.


    So, start sending in your preseason rankings no later than Tuesday, August 12th and we'll see who everyone else thinks should be the Top 25 teams going into this 2008 College Football Season./>/>/>
  2. Arena_Power_Rankings Jedi Knight

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    Well, I received three of your rankings. I will list each of them in the order that I received them and will also list the AP Poll since that has been released.


    AP Poll

    AP Top 25 Ranking

    Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
    1. Georgia (22) (10-2) 1528 2
    2. Ohio St. (21) (11-1) 1506 5
    3. USC (12) (10-2) 1490 3
    4. Oklahoma (4) (11-2) 1444 8
    5. Florida (6) (9-3) 1415 13
    6. Missouri (11-2) 1266 4
    7. LSU (11-2) 1135 1
    8. West Virginia (10-2) 1116 6
    9. Clemson (9-3) 1105 21
    10. Auburn (8-4) 968 15
    11. Texas (9-3) 966 10
    12. Texas Tech (8-4) 786 22
    13. Wisconsin (9-3) 771 24
    14. Kansas (11-1) 707 7
    15. Arizona St. (10-2) 631 16
    16. BYU (10-2) 590 14
    17. Virginia Tech (11-2) 578 9
    18. Tennessee (9-4) 509 12
    19. South Florida (9-3) 496 NR
    20. Illinois (9-3) 483 20
    21. Oregon (8-4) 366 23
    22. Penn St. (8-4) 293 NR
    23. Wake Forest (8-4) 227 NR
    24. Alabama (6-6) 89 NR
    25. Pittsburgh (5-7) 85 NR

    Others Receiving Votes:

    South Carolina 84, Fresno St. 83, California 59, Utah 53, Cincinnati 44, Florida St. 41, Michigan 36, Rutgers 32, Boston Coll. 32, Michigan St. 21, Boise St. 17, North Carolina 14, Arkansas 14, Connecticut 10, Tulsa 7, UCLA 6, Oregon St. 5, Virginia 4, Mississippi St. 4, Arizona 3, Notre Dame 2, Nebraska 2, Washington 1, Hawaii 1.


    First Poll

    1. USC
    2. Georgia
    3. Oklahoma
    4. Ohio State
    5. LSU
    6. Missouri
    7. Florida
    8. Clemson
    9. West Virginia
    10. Auburn
    11. Texas
    12. Kansas
    13. Wisconsin
    14. Arizona State
    15. Texas Tech
    16. Virginia Tech
    17. Tennessee
    18. BYU
    19. Oregon
    20. Penn State
    21. Illinois
    22. Fresno State
    23. South Florida
    24. Michigan
    25. California


    Second Poll

    1. LSU
    2. Georgia
    3. Florida
    4. USC
    5. Oklahoma
    6. Missouri
    7. Ohio State
    8. Clemson
    9. Texas
    10. WVA
    12. Wisconsin
    13. Kansas
    14. Texas Tech
    15. Va. Tech
    16. Auburn
    17. ASU
    18. BYU
    19. Tennessee
    20. Illinois
    21. Oregon
    22. Wake Forest
    23. Alabama
    24. Penn St.
    25. USF


    Third Poll

    1. Georgia
    2. USC
    3. Ohio State
    4. Florida
    5. Oklahoma
    6. Missouri
    7. West Virginia
    8. LSU
    9. Wisconsin
    10. Clemson
    11. Texas
    12. Arizona State
    13. Texas Tech
    14. BYU
    15. Virginia Tech
    16. Penn State
    17. Kansas
    18. Auburn
    19. South Florida
    20. Cincinnati
    21. Oregon
    22. Fresno State
    23. Utah
    24. Wake Forest
    25. Alabama


    The College Football Season starts this Thursday, August 28th. I will be posting the AP Rankings when they are released (there are two Monday Night games so the AP Poll should be out on Tuesday).

    You can PM me your rankings after the Monday games. Please do so no later than Midnight board time on Wednesday, September 3rd and I will post the results no later than Thursday morning since there are Thursday games again in Week 2.


    The games for the Top 25 teams during Week 1 are the following:

    Ohio State vs. Youngstown St.

    Wisconsin vs. Akron

    Penn St. vs. Coastal Carolina

    Virginia Tech vs. Eastern Carolina

    Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green

    Georgia vs. Georgia Southern

    West Virginia vs. Villanova

    BYU vs. Northern Iowa

    USC vs. Virginia

    LSU vs. Appalachian State (who beat Michigan last season)

    Clemson vs. Alabama

    Missouri vs. Illinois

    Florida vs. Hawaii

    Oregon vs. Washington

    Kansas vs. Florida Intl.

    Oklahoma vs. Chattanooga

    Auburn vs. LA Monroe

    Texas vs. Florida Atlantic

    South Florida vs. Tenn-Martin

    Arizona State vs. Northern Arizona

    Tennessee vs. UCLA (Monday Night Game)


    If anyone wants to pick the winners from above, we can always have a running Top 25 Competition as well.

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  3. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    yeah that sounds fun!

    Ohio State vs. Youngstown St.

    Wisconsin vs. Akron

    Penn St. vs. Coastal Carolina (Chanticleers stepping up big time)

    Virginia Tech vs. Eastern Carolina
    Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green

    Georgia vs. Georgia Southern

    West Virginia vs. Villanova

    BYU vs. Northern Iowa

    USC vs. Virginia

    LSU vs. Appalachian State (who beat Michigan last season)

    Clemson vs. Alabama

    Missouri vs. Illinois

    Florida vs. Hawaii

    Oregon vs. Washington

    Kansas vs. Florida Intl.

    Oklahoma vs. Chattanooga

    Auburn vs. LA Monroe

    Texas vs. Florida Atlantic

    South Florida vs. Tenn-Martin

    Arizona State vs. Northern Arizona

    Tennessee vs. UCLA (Monday Night Game)
  4. Onoto Jedi Grand Master

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    Why Illinois and ECU?
  5. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    well, if i knew jack didly about college football i might do this.

    :snoopy
  6. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey Jedi Master

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    I'd like to participate in this pickem thing! If we could do a running competition throughout the season, that would be great.

    Ohio State vs. Youngstown St.

    Wisconsin vs. Akron

    Penn St. vs. Coastal Carolina

    Virginia Tech vs. Eastern Carolina

    Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green

    Georgia vs. Georgia Southern

    West Virginia vs. Villanova

    BYU vs. Northern Iowa

    USC vs. Virginia

    LSU vs. Appalachian State (who beat Michigan last season)

    Clemson vs. Alabama

    Missouri vs. Illinois

    Florida vs. Hawaii

    Oregon vs. Washington

    Kansas vs. Florida Intl.

    Oklahoma vs. Chattanooga

    Auburn vs. LA Monroe

    Texas vs. Florida Atlantic

    South Florida vs. Tenn-Martin

    Arizona State vs. Northern Arizona

    Tennessee vs. UCLA (Monday Night Game)

  7. Rohniss Jedi Master

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    Ohio State vs. Youngstown St.

    Wisconsin vs. Akron

    Penn St. vs. Coastal Carolina

    Virginia Tech vs. Eastern Carolina

    Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green

    Georgia vs. Georgia Southern

    West Virginia vs. Villanova

    BYU vs. Northern Iowa

    USC vs. Virginia

    LSU vs. Appalachian State (who beat Michigan last season)

    Clemson vs. Alabama

    Missouri vs. Illinois

    Florida vs. Hawaii

    Oregon vs. Washington

    Kansas vs. Florida Intl.

    Oklahoma vs. Chattanooga

    Auburn vs. LA Monroe

    Texas vs. Florida Atlantic

    South Florida vs. Tenn-Martin

    Arizona State vs. Northern Arizona

    Tennessee
    vs. UCLA (Monday Night Game)
  8. DRHJ9 Force Ghost

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    Cant wait...but I dont really care for the opening games. All the power conferences and schools schedule cupcakes. Like when App. St. scheduled MICH :p

    Ohio State vs. Youngstown St.

    Wisconsin vs. Akron

    Penn St. vs. Coastal Carolina

    Virginia Tech vs. Eastern Carolina

    Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green

    Georgia vs. Georgia Southern

    West Virginia vs. Villanova

    BYU vs. Northern Iowa

    USC vs. Virginia

    LSU vs. Appalachian State (who beat Michigan last season)

    Clemson vs. Alabama

    Missouri vs. Illinois

    Florida vs. Hawaii

    Oregon vs. Washington

    Kansas vs. Florida Intl.

    Oklahoma vs. Chattanooga

    Auburn vs. LA Monroe

    Texas vs. Florida Atlantic

    South Florida vs. Tenn-Martin

    Arizona State vs. Northern Arizona

    Tennessee vs. UCLA (Monday Night Game)
  9. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    All the power conferences and schools schedule cupcakes. Like when App. St. scheduled MICH

    Translation: App State = power school, Michigan = cupcake?
  10. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    star 7
  11. Onoto Jedi Grand Master

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    OU's first five games are Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Washington, TCU, and Baylor. Yeah, that's getting your team ready for tough games.[face_plain]
  12. DRHJ9 Force Ghost

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    Is it clear now? At least from the Michigan part of the equation? :p
  13. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    From Michigan's side, sure, but App State didn't do anything to hold up being considered a power school :p
  14. DRHJ9 Force Ghost

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    LOL...no they didn't.
  15. Arena_Power_Rankings Jedi Knight

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    Here is this week's AP Top 25 Poll:

    AP TOP 25 POLL

    1. USC (21) (1-0) 1539 3
    2. Georgia (20) (1-0) 1506 1
    3. Ohio St. (15) (1-0) 1497 2
    4. Oklahoma (2) (1-0) 1432 4
    5. Florida (5) (1-0) 1415 5
    6. Missouri (1) (1-0) 1301 6
    7. LSU (1) (1-0) 1207 7
    8. West Virginia (1-0) 1108 8
    9. Auburn (1-0) 1033 10
    10. Texas (1-0) 1028 11
    11. Wisconsin (1-0) 849 13
    12. Texas Tech (1-0) 842 12
    13. Alabama (1-0) 834 24
    14. Kansas (1-0) 748 14
    15. BYU (1-0) 672 16
    15. Arizona St. (1-0) 672 15
    17. South Florida (1-0) 588 19
    18. Oregon (1-0) 508 21
    19. Penn St. (1-0) 467 22
    20. Wake Forest (1-0) 414 23
    21. Fresno St. (1-0) 242 NR
    22. Utah (1-0) 214 NR
    23. UCLA (1-0) 151 NR
    24. South Carolina (1-0) 147 NR
    24. Illinois (0-1) 147 20

    Others Receiving Votes:

    Clemson 143, East Carolina 108, California 91, Florida St. 36, Boston Coll. 36, Cincinnati 35, Tennessee 30, Boise St. 19, Bowling Green 17, Virginia Tech 14, Connecticut 9, Rutgers 6, Kentucky 5, Nebraska 4, Oklahoma St. 3, TCU 2, Arizona 2, Miami (FL) 1, Notre Dame 1, North Carolina 1, Tulsa 1.
  16. Arena_Power_Rankings Jedi Knight

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    Here are this week's results from the running Top 25 Pick'Em:

    TOP 25 PICK'EM

    redchedelphar: 17 - 4

    Obese_1_Ka-Blooey: 17 - 4

    Rohniss: 18 - 3

    DRHJ9: 19 - 2



  17. Arena_Power_Rankings Jedi Knight

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    Well, I only received one poll following this first week of the season. So, I will just post it by itself. I am sure that following the third week of games, that we'll have more polls based on the Ohio State/USC game.

    Top 25 Poll

    1. USC
    2. Oklahoma
    3. Georgia
    4. Florida
    5. Ohio State
    6. LSU
    7. Texas
    8. Missouri
    9. West Virginia
    10. Auburn
    11. Wisconsin
    12. Alabama
    13. Kansas
    14. Texas Tech
    15. Oregon
    16. Arizona State
    17. BYU
    18. USF
    19. Clemson
    20. Penn State
    21. Wake Forest
    22. UCLA
    23. Oklahoma State
    24. South Carolina
    25. Fresno State


    Here are this week's Top 25 games. Again just highlight, color, or pick whatever team you think will win.

    TOP 25 Games, Week 2

    Thursday September 4, 2008

    (24) South Carolina
    Vanderbilt

    Saturday September 6, 2008

    Ohio
    (3) Ohio St.

    Marshall
    (11) Wisconsin

    Eastern Illinois
    (24) Illinois

    Southern Miss
    (9) Auburn

    (15) BYU
    Washington

    Oregon St.
    (19) Penn St.

    Utah St.
    (18) Oregon

    Mississippi
    (20) Wake Forest

    Cincinnati
    (4) Oklahoma

    Cent. Michigan
    (2) Georgia

    (8) West Virginia
    East Carolina

    (17) South Florida
    UCF

    SE Missouri St.
    (6) Missouri

    Louisiana Tech
    (14) Kansas

    Tulane
    (13) Alabama

    UNLV
    (22) Utah

    Miami (FL)
    (5) Florida

    (12) Texas Tech
    Nevada

    Stanford
    (15) Arizona St.

    (10) Texas
    UTEP


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  18. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    24) South Carolina
    Vanderbilt

    Saturday September 6, 2008

    Ohio
    (3) Ohio St.

    Marshall
    (11) Wisconsin

    Eastern Illinois
    (24) Illinois

    Southern Miss
    (9) Auburn

    (15) BYU
    Washington

    Oregon St.
    (19) Penn St.

    Utah St.
    (18) Oregon

    Mississippi
    (20) Wake Forest

    Cincinnati
    (4) Oklahoma

    Cent. Michigan
    (2) Georgia

    (8) West Virginia East Carolina

    (17) South Florida
    UCF

    SE Missouri St.
    (6) Missouri

    Louisiana Tech
    (14) Kansas

    Tulane
    (13) Alabama

    UNLV
    (22) Utah

    Miami (FL)
    (5) Florida

    (12) Texas Tech
    Nevada

    Stanford
    (15) Arizona St.

    (10) Texas
    UTEP
  19. Onoto Jedi Grand Master

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    TOP 25 Games, Week 2

    Thursday September 4, 2008

    (24) South Carolina
    Vanderbilt

    Saturday September 6, 2008

    Ohio
    (3) Ohio St.

    Marshall
    (11) Wisconsin

    Eastern Illinois
    (24) Illinois

    Southern Miss
    (9) Auburn

    (15) BYU
    Washington

    Oregon St.
    (19) Penn St.

    Utah St.
    (18) Oregon

    Mississippi
    (20) Wake Forest

    Cincinnati
    (4) Oklahoma

    Cent. Michigan
    (2) Georgia

    (8) West Virginia
    East Carolina

    (17) South Florida
    UCF

    SE Missouri St.
    (6) Missouri

    Louisiana Tech
    (14) Kansas

    Tulane
    (13) Alabama

    UNLV
    (22) Utah

    Miami (FL)
    (5) Florida

    (12) Texas Tech
    Nevada

    Stanford
    (15) Arizona St.

    (10) Texas
    UTEP
  20. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey Jedi Master

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    TOP 25 Games, Week 2

    Thursday September 4, 2008

    (24) South Carolina
    Vanderbilt ---Heheh, we can just leave this one out of mine if that's alright. i hope that doesn't affect my other picks

    Saturday September 6, 2008

    Ohio
    (3) Ohio St.

    Marshall
    (11) Wisconsin

    Eastern Illinois
    (24) Illinois

    Southern Miss
    (9) Auburn

    (15) BYU
    Washington

    Oregon St.
    (19) Penn St.

    Utah St.
    (18) Oregon

    Mississippi
    (20) Wake Forest

    Cincinnati
    (4) Oklahoma

    Cent. Michigan
    (2) Georgia

    (8) West Virginia
    East Carolina

    (17) South Florida
    UCF

    SE Missouri St.
    (6) Missouri

    Louisiana Tech
    (14) Kansas

    Tulane
    (13) Alabama

    UNLV
    (22) Utah

    Miami (FL)
    (5) Florida

    (12) Texas Tech
    Nevada

    Stanford
    (15) Arizona St.

    (10) Texas
    UTEP


    eh, these choices still are no-brainers, but it'll get interesting in the next few weeks. :)
  21. Arena_Power_Rankings Jedi Knight

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    AP Top 25 Rankings, Week 2

    1. USC (33) (1-0) 1577
    2. Georgia (23) (2-0) 1525
    3. Oklahoma (2) (2-0) 1458
    4. Florida (4) (2-0) 1438
    5. Ohio St. (1) (2-0) 1347
    6. Missouri (6) (2-0) 1336
    7. LSU (1) (1-0) 1231
    8. Texas (2-0) 1100
    9. Auburn (2-0) 1067
    10. Wisconsin (2-0) 910
    11. Alabama (2-0) 865
    12. Texas Tech (2-0) 845
    13. Kansas (2-0) 825
    14. East Carolina (2-0) 762
    15. Arizona St. (2-0) 744
    16. Oregon (2-0) 616
    17. Penn St. (2-0) 607
    18. BYU (2-0) 537
    19. South Florida (2-0) 493
    20. Wake Forest (2-0) 404
    21. Fresno St. (1-0) 290
    22. Utah (2-0) 258
    23. California (2-0) 195
    24. Illinois (1-1) 164
    25. West Virginia (1-1) 163

    Others Receiving Votes:

    UCLA 150, Clemson 73, Florida St. 50, Boise St. 22, Tennessee 15, Georgia Tech 14, Oklahoma St. 11, Vanderbilt 7, Kentucky 6, TCU 6, Virginia Tech 4, Tulsa 3, South Carolina 2, Arizona 2, Rice 1, Connecticut 1, North Carolina 1
  22. Arena_Power_Rankings Jedi Knight

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    Here are this week's results from the running Top 25 Pick'Em:

    TOP 25 PICK'EM

    redchedelphar: 19, 2, 17 - 4 = 36 - 6

    Obese_1_Ka-Blooey: 20 - 1, 17 - 4 = 37 -5

    Rohniss: 19 - 2, 18 - 3 = 37 -5

    DRHJ9: Did not pick, 19 - 2 = 19 - 2


    So, still very close. I'm thinking that this will most definitely go down to the wire./>
  23. Onoto Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 7, 2004
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    Hey! Don't forget about me!
  24. Arena_Power_Rankings Jedi Knight

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    Oh, sorry.

    Onoto: 19 - 2


    Top 25 Games, Week 3

    Friday September 12, 2008

    (13) Kansas

    (19) South Florida



    Saturday September 13, 2008

    LA Lafayette

    (24) Illinois


    Nevada

    (6) Missouri


    UCLA

    (18) BYU


    (16) Oregon

    Purdue


    (17) Penn St.

    Syracuse


    Arkansas

    (8) Texas


    (2) Georgia

    South Carolina


    West. Kentucky

    (11) Alabama


    (9) Auburn

    Mississippi St.


    SMU

    (12) Texas Tech


    (3) Oklahoma

    Washington


    North Texas

    (7) LSU


    (5) Ohio St.

    (1) USC


    (22) Utah

    Utah St.


    UNLV

    (15) Arizona St.


    (10) Wisconsin

    (21) Fresno St.


    Please get all picks in within one hour of kickoff on Friday night./>/>/>
  25. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    *cough*South Carolina's not ranked anymore*cough*

    I know, I shouldn't be saying it and reminding everyone...

    EDIT: and I just realized that its too late for you to edit anyways, so I took care of it :p
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