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Billingsley Top 200 Teams of All Time - 2010 Auburn

  • As of right now, the 2010 Auburn team has a Billingsley rating of 338.42. If we had no more games, that would be good for #28 all-time, just ahead of recent teams such as 1993 Florida State, 2000 Oklahoma, 2008 Florida, well ahead of 1996 Florida, 2005 USC, and way, way ahead of teams like 2006 Florida, 1980 Georgia, and 2003 LSU.

    I'm really curious to know what kind of jump we'll get if we beat Oregon. Of course, how the SEC does in bowl games will play a big part in our rating as well.

    Right now, the highest rated Auburn team ever is the 2004 team at 341.209 at #25. My guess is that if we win, the 2010 team might surpass them as the highest rated AU team according to Billingsley.

    Others...

    #61 - 1972
    #110 - 1983
    #118 - 1957
    #145 - 1958
    #167 - 1989
    #188 - 1993

    PS. While I find some of the ratings to be interesting, I've always had a respect for his ratings because they name the 1983 Auburn team as the #1 team that year. His 1983 final: Auburn, Georgia, Texas, Miami, Nebraska....all in the top 159 teams of all time.

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  • That team in 83 got screwed worse than the 04 team! The only common opp for Miami and Aub that year was Fla, finals for those games, Aub 28-14 I think, Fla-28 Miami 3! Pitifull!

  • I was at nearly every game that year and Bo had two long TD runs to beat Fla!

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  • jadennis said... (original post)

    As of right now, the 2010 Auburn team has a Billingsley rating of 338.42. If we had no more games, that would be good for #28 all-time, just ahead of recent teams such as 1993 Florida State, 2000 Oklahoma, 2008 Florida, well ahead of 1996 Florida, 2005 USC, and way, way ahead of teams like 2006 Florida, 1980 Georgia, and 2003 LSU.

    I'm really curious to know what kind of jump we'll get if we beat Oregon. Of course, how the SEC does in bowl games will play a big part in our rating as well.

    Right now, the highest rated Auburn team ever is the 2004 team at 341.209 at #25. My guess is that if we win, the 2010 team might surpass them as the highest rated AU team according to Billingsley.

    Others...

    #61 - 1972 #110 - 1983 #118 - 1957 #145 - 1958 #167 - 1989 #188 - 1993

    PS. While I find some of the ratings to be interesting, I've always had a respect for his ratings because they name the 1983 Auburn team as the #1 team that year. His 1983 final: Auburn, Georgia, Texas, Miami, Nebraska....all in the top 159 teams of all time.

    The 57 team was completely and totally dominant and probably one of the top 7 SEC teams of all time. Rating them #118 and rating the 2004 team #25 seems really, really dumb. 2004 would not rank in my top 7 SEC teams of all time. Top 15 but not top 7.

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  • He goes back to 1869 with his ratings, and he has Auburn as the 1913 champs. The 1914 team probably would have been champs if they hadn't tied that one game against Georgia.

    Billingsley has 8-0 Texas as his champs for 1914. They weren't far behind AU in the defensive category that year. They had 5 shutouts in 8 games and gave up only 7 points in each of the other three games (2.6 pts per game). All while scoring 358 points (44.75 per game). Auburn's '14 team, while giving up no points, only scored 24 per game.

    My guess on why the older teams don't show up on his Top 200 rankings is that they simply didn't play enough games to garner enough points? Today's teams play 13 and sometimes 14 games. There are only two teams on the list that played fewer than 9 games, the 1935 and 1941 Minnesota teams (interesting note, Minnesota had gone undefeated in 1934 and 1940 as well....both of the teams in the Top 200 were in their second consecutive year of going undefeated).

    Oregon's current point total is 330.61, which would put them #46 on the list.

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  • I got an email back from Billingsley saying that he thinks an Auburn win would net about 14 to 16 more points (more than I expected).

    14 points would put us at 352.420, which would be good for #9 on the all-time list (right behind 1991 Miami and 1992 Alabama, right in front of 1999 Florida St and 1972 Oklahoma).

    With 16 points we would be at 354.420, which would be good for #6 all-time, right behind 1994 Nebraska and 2005 Texas, and right in front of 1995 Nebraska and 1991 Miami.

    Not that this means much in the world of college football, but for me, it would validate what we've all watched.

    Auburn is a team that played in and won perhaps the toughest conference division in history (albeit a short history), which contained 25% of the nations top 21 teams.

    Auburn is a team that will have played and beaten 7 teams in the Top 25 of the BCS rankings (#2, #8, #11, #16, #20, #20, and #21).

    Auburn is a team with perhaps the best player of the last 25 years? As well as a team with a Top 10 NFL defensive tackle.

    If we can pull this off on the 10th, Auburn will be very deserving of their "Top 10 of all-time" rating by Mr. Billingsley.

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  • Looks like Billingsley's guess in his email to me was correct.

    The final number from his ratings are out and Auburn finished the year with a rating of 354.62.

    That's good for #6 on the Top 200 all-time teams list, just behind 1994 Nebraska, and just in front of 1995 Nebraska, 1991 Miami, 1992 Alabama, 1999 Florida State, and 1974 Oklahoma.

    Wow.

    Our opponents and their ranking in the final Billingsley ratings:

    7. LSU
    9. Alabama
    13. Arkansas
    19. Mississippi St
    22. S. Carolina
    63. Georgia
    64. Clemson
    68. Kentucky
    71. Ole Miss
    102. Arkansas St
    108. La-Monroe

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