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The computer formulas were BS...and they still had bias in them... human determined strength of schedule...
Walking up these hills you have no choice but to be fast!
Because it's a corrupt joke and last year just reinforced that opinion for many.
This post was edited by Rivver 21 months ago
Wag the committee would consist of las Vegas odds makers. Only worry us Vegas would pick teams that would get better betting action and take that into consideration.
I understand the difficulty with coming up with a single mathematical formula, but then just use the AP Poll. We let the AP pick the national champion for 60 years, so why not use it to pick the four playoff teams? I fail to see how fifteen conference commissioners and ADs, all with agendas and none of whom will have watched every game, is an improvement. For some of these people, huge bonuses might be on the line. For others, it might be a subconscious bias for or against certain teams or conferences. And the smaller you make the group of voters, the easier it is for someone to try to tamper with the selection. You can have back room deals and secret alliances (e.g. B10 and P12 v. SEC and B12). You also have the risk of committee members being offered large bribes to swing the vote in close calls. The first time the selection committee deviates from the top four teams in the two major polls, all hell will break loose anyway. And is it really too far fetched to think committee members are going to get death threats if certain teams are left out? IMO the selection committee idea is a disaster. Just use the AP Poll.
This post has been edited 6 times, most recently by MrWoodson 21 months ago
They decided the membership will be made of conference commissioners and ADs?
so which team do you think should have been in other than Alabama? All OSU had to do was beat Iowa St. ... Iowa fricking State!
It sounds to me like most of you would rather make sure that teams from different regions get in than to make sure that the four best teams get in
You mad, bro?
That's the talk, similar to the mbb committee. Which is perfect, because I want UM's fate decided by people like Mike Slive, Gene Smith and Mark Hollis.
Mark Hollis is fine as long as he believes in his heart and mind, if he does his chosen teams is the right ones for the playoffs.
sounds like he's right to me.... I don't care if it's teams from four different conferences or four Big East teams as long as it's the best four.... I laughed while typing "four Big East teams"
I agree and hated the fact that there was no one else to play LSU... but who else are you gonna put in that game?
I believe in Men's basketball, You don't have a say in the region your school is affiliated with or the conference your school is affiliated with, to remove some of the bias.
People who are calling for the AP must have blocked all the last few years. The AP was taken out of the BCS formula because they ASKED to be taken out. When the poll was created it was something to crown a mythical champ after the season was over. Once it became something that was used to determine who played in a game worth millions of dollars the AP wanted out. And whenever a writer brings up using the AP poll now or putting writers on the selection committee it is always to say they should not do it.
Also I don't know why anyone thinks members of the AP have a ton of time to watch all the teams. They watch who they cover, work against a deadline, and then peek at future opponents of teams they cover and a few highly ranked teams. There are also AP members with clear bias, whether it is regional or conference based.
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