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Sorry, but that is a bad analogy..

when you talk about WVU going from a P5 program to a non-P5 program. WVA has a long history of success in both the BCS and P5 and is often ranked. ECU has never sniffed a BCS or P5 conference chance and our history of finishing in the top 25 includes the following:
* #20 in 1 poll (when they were top 20, not 25), not ranked in the other poll. That was 1983 - 39 years ago.
*#9 in both polls, our greatest season ever and the only time we have won 11 games in our history, 31 years ago
*#24 in one poll, 17 years ago.

The Sunbelt that you mentioned, has had several teams finished ranked in the last few years. Again, ECU hasn't been ranked in 17 years. By the way, the last 2 times we have played Sunbelt teams we have lost to them decisively, including last year.

I don't doubt ECU will continue to try to move up but every time we have, it's been to something that ended up being watered down. We were able to be quite successful in CUSA. We have done nothing in our great "move up" to the AAC to make anyone think we were a strong addition. For most all of our time in the AAC, we have been a bottom feeder. We all hope that changes, but at some point most everyone would agree it's better to be a winner in a lesser conference than it is to be a loser in a better conference. Because, in the end, it's better to be a winner than a loser.
[Post edited by Kolchak at 05/06/2022 6:38PM]

(In response to this post by Mr Juan)

Posted: 05/06/2022 at 1:58PM


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