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Posted on: September 20, 2009 2:06 am
Edited on: September 20, 2009 2:17 am
 

NCAA Football poll Week 3

Hello, this is a poll free from outside influences, here I will explain the format.

The baseline is the final AP poll in 2008. The only way to move down the ranking is to lose. Every undefeated team will be ranked ahead of every one-loss team. When the AP poll fails to guide my rankings, I will use my judgement. The most recent team to lose retains the highest rank. Ex. Florida loses, it falls from it's undefeated #1 ranking to the highest 1 loss ranking. I know this isn't explained terribly well, but hopefully the poll will help explain itself.


1. Florida (3-0, 0-0)
2. Texas (3-0, 1-0)
3. Alabama (3-0, 0-0)
4. TCU (2-0, 0-0)
5. Penn State (3-0, 0-0)
6.  Boise State (3-0, 1-0)
7. Ole Miss (2-0, 0-0)
8. Cincinati (3-0, 1-0)
9. Missouri (3-0, 0-0)
10. Iowa (3-0, 0-0)
11. California (3-0, 0-0)
12. Pittsburgh (3-0, 0-0)
13. LSU (3-0, 1-0)
14. Kansas (3-0, 0-0)
15. Miami (FL) (2-0, 2-0)
16. North Carolina (3-0, 0-0)
17. Houston (2-0, 0-0)
18. Michigan (3-0, 0-0)
19. Auburn (3-0, 1-0)
20. South Florida (3-0, 0-0)
21. UCLA (3-0, 0-0)
22. Kentucky (2-0, 0-0)
23. Colorado State (3-0, 0-0)
24. Wisconsin (3-0, 0-0)
25. Indiana (3-0, 0-0)
26. Texas A&M (2-0, 0-0)
27. Southern Miss (3-0, 1-0)


So, some interesting picks, but keep in mind how these rankings are measured.




Posted on: March 14, 2008 11:47 pm
Edited on: March 15, 2008 6:41 pm
 

gripes with brackets

I don't think Tennessee will hold onto its 1 seed, today against South Carolina, the Vols looked very beatable. I think Tennessee is due for a fall in the SEC tournament. Georgetown or Kansas (depending on the conference tournaments) will take the Vols spot.

Drake seems to average about a 7 seed in brackets. Drake (Missouri Valley champion) is a VERY underated team. The feel- good story of the year, the Bulldogs, is slighted. Drake plays a run and gun style, like the spread offense of college football. The three ball is the great equaliser, and Drake can chew up a huge deficit in nothing flat. Drake (unlike most of the teams ranked above them) had no problem in their conference tournament, capping it with a thirty point win over Illinois State on national TV.

Speaking of Illinois State, there is no reason the Redbirds should be on the bubble. Illinois State went 24- 9 (13-5) and finished second in the regular and post season in the Valley. The Missouri Valley conference is one of the eight best conferences in the nation, and easily deserves two bids.

The Mountain West conference also deserves two bids, and UNLV should be a lock at 24-7 (12-4).

The Big West conference gives us a great surprise, the championship game will feature the 5 seeded UC Irvine Anteaters (Zot, Zot) facing the Cal State Fullerton Titans (probably, up big at half time). Go 'Eaters!!!!

 

 
 
 
 
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