Friday, September 17, 2010

Auburn-Clemson Preview: Judging The Tigers' Talent Before the ACC vs SEC Showdown

The ACC and SEC clash in ESPN's feature game Saturday night when two Tigers tangle - Auburn and Clemson. The ACC needs a win badly against any BCS conference and especially the SEC.

Clemson is used to handling South Carolina having won four of the last six against the Gamecocks, but they have lost 13 straight against Auburn since 1952.

Both Auburn and Clemson are forces to be reckoned with in the recruiting world, but who has done the better job according to the major services?

......................Rivals.............................Scout
Year.....Auburn....Clemson......Auburn.....Clemson
2007........4..............16....................6...............23
2008.......19.............12...................16..............11
2009.......20............37...................18...............42
2010.......7...............19....................6................23

Auburn 4 year average ranking: 12
Clemson 4 year average ranking: 22.9

Clemson signed just 12 players in 2009. The Tigers average ranking is 17.3 if you take out 2009.
But even with that, the talent disadvantage coupled with a home field advantage for Auburn seems like it would be hard to overcome for Clemson.

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  2. It will be a good game but Auburn has better all around talent and Newton will have a huge game.

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  3. Just don't know about Clemson right now. Scores look great but they have been playing nobodies.

    Auburn as a 7 point favorite sounds about right to more though I lean towards them covering. Clemson can never seem to these games against big time opponents.

    Thanks for the comment

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