Monthly Archives: October 2015

Polls Shouldn’t Be Such a Joke

This video is pretty funny : It is funny to watch. It is funny to think about. Worse it is both a sad and pragmatic commentary on college football and the polls. The Alabama fan Joe Borden trying to explain … Continue reading

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Why I don’t like polls 22

It happened again. I wondered if maybe Week 9 it was too late in the season to have unranked teams beating top 25 teams. I was wondering if there is still fight left in all the teams taking the field. … Continue reading

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Why I don’t like polls 21

Ole Miss is ranked wrong yet another time this season. Once again they are able to beat a higher ranked opponent. I will admit that it is tough to nail down The Rebels true value. Ole Miss is not being … Continue reading

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Why I don’t like polls 20

This is a big shoe dropping. This is tides turning in directions that can’t be accurately predicted. I reference back to the pivot points nature of Week 8. Utah was in rare air and riding high on it. Not since … Continue reading

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Why I don’t like polls 19

Florida State was the first and last BCS championship game, losing the first and winning the last. In fact they were in the first three games. The Seminoles were also in the first playoff but lost their first game much … Continue reading

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Why I don’t like polls 18

Week 8 opened up with another example of polls inadequacy. Though this instance is not as egregious as many have been. But it does demonstrate the need for an accountable system. UCLA scored 40 points to (#20) California 24 points. … Continue reading

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West Ham United 2 – Chelsea 1

Mauro Zarate got things started in this one. 17 minutes on; West Ham got a corner that led to the long scoring chance. The goalie was out of position and had a few players blocking his view. This helped Zarate … Continue reading

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Why I don’t like polls 17

I am salivating over this one. SEC, why do I dislike you so much? I delight in your exposition so much. A non-conference loss? To an unranked team? REALLY?!? Memphis scored 37 points on (#13) Ole Miss who only got … Continue reading

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A pass for the polls 2

Week 7 had a slew of matchups within the top 25. (#17) Iowa 40 points beat (#20) Northwestern 10 points. These are solid teams. They are both going have good seasons. They will also both be overlooked by the committee. … Continue reading

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Why I don’t like polls 16

Boise State at number 21 lost a game that I predict would make my system much much more interesting. Mostly because it would not automatically take them out of the championship hunt. But I think that this week 7 lost … Continue reading

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