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I keep hearing analysts and talking heads bashing the computers and I think
TAMU beats Bama at Bama and they are still ranked below them
Stanford Beats Oregon at Oregon and they are still ranked below them
I realize there are other factors that punish the Stanford and TAMU by losing earlier, but it seems the team ranked higher does not pay as big of a penalty.
The AP and Coaches poll are ranking the teams this way....
Are there other non-playoff sports where you prove you beat an opponent yet you are ranked below them?? I assume Golf is one and maybe Boxing?
Not sure if serious
Agree college football is stupid
Because one game alone doesn't determine which team is better.
Really - it works that way in the Championship?
Baylor should be ranked ahead of K State imo
Works better than an opinion poll IYAM
Yep. Think I'll spend a few more hours in the day looking stuff up about it.
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It's true. That's because the two teams in the championship are supposed to be relatively equivalent in terms of the big picture.
Just because that's how it's done doesn't mean it's 100%. There's a million examples of teams beating other teams that are better. It's almost always due to the better team losing the turnover battle.
And no, I'm not saying that losing the turnover battle automatically makes you a better team. But look at Alabama - they lost the game by a measly 5 points with a -3 turnover margin. If things were even (0 turnover margin), who do you think would win? I'd say Alabama.
For the most part, I'd agree. Especially if the opinions are relatively ignorant.
Yep. You have a point. TAMU beat BAMA so they should be ranked ahead of BAMA. LSU beat TAMU so LSU should be ahead of TAMU. BAMA beat LSU so BAMA should be ahead of LSU.....uh wait a minute....this isn't making sense.
This post was edited by BabyrayS2k 17 months ago
Should NC State be ranked above FSU? They did beat them... but, you know, they also have like 5 losses compared to FSU's 1.
Reading comprehension - I said right after.
Not 2-3 weeks later.
It debunks the whole - if you are going to lose - lose early theory...
How can you tell anyone that k-State is a better football team than Baylor???
Yet they are ranked higher?
k-state is a better football team than Baylor.
Just like that.
A&M had 2 losses when they beat us. I'm not saying we shouldn't have fallen further or that they shouldn't have risen more, but do you rank a 2 loss team over a 1 loss team?
This is the only appropriate response IYAM. OP's team is #1 in the country for the first time in 20 years and these are the thoughts filling his head?
This post was edited by ksred 17 months ago
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Serious? Maybe because Stanford and aTm have 2 losses versus only 1?
Good point, but should you fall further for losing to a two loss team...at home? Honest question, no rivalry mess. Personally I think the entire ranking system is bunk and would love a true play off system. JMHO
I remember thatvyear we beat Kentucky in Basketball but they stayed ranked higher and went in to win the NCAA tourney.
A better question would be how far would Alabama have fell after losing to a 2 loss team that wasn't in the SEC? My guess is a little further than 4.
We fell from 1 to 4 and Oregon fell from 2 to 5... Sooo, probably the same distance if that 2 loss team was Stanford, amirite?
We could also bring up our best win vs Oregon's, but that would bring too much logic to this thread.
You can't be this dumb.
So teams cannot get better or worse during the season?
TAMU may not have beat Bama at the beginning of the year - Johnny Football was throwing Int's early on...they learned and became a better football team from thier mistakes
Here is the pre-season AP top 25
1 USC (25)
2 Alabama (17)
3 LSU (16)
4 Oklahoma (1)
7 Florida State
8 Michigan (1)
9 South Carolina
11 West Virginia
13 Michigan State
16 Virginia Tech
18 Ohio State
19 Oklahoma State
22 Kansas State
24 Boise State
Here it is today:
1 Notre Dame
6 Kansas State
9 Texas A&M
10 Florida State
12 South Carolina
15 Oregon State
21 Oklahoma State
22 Boise State
23 Kent State
They have gotten better, but don't we always stress that every game matters? You want to apply that rule to us losing to A&M but not to A&M losing twice before.
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