• In a nod to a friend, a die-hard State fan and absolute eternal optimist, there is a very small minority of fans and media members who are talking in hushed tones about national championship aspirations. ?? As I said before, I really, really hope to see that, but I don???t expect it. ?? Just for grins, I looked at the teams who won the eventual title from 1980-2012 and charted the total number of