The SEC bias is real and anyone doubting that is being naive.
SEC teams make up 30% of the top 20. 30%.
Outside a very few quality OOC opponents (LSU usually not scared) they play worse than no one because they have to play so many "highly ranked" teams in conference. They are highly ranked because of the bias and it self perpetuates.
There is very little data to use as a metric for gauging whether or not those inflated ranking are deserved vs anyone outside the SEC until we get to the bowl games where there's also matchup manipulation. Then they $#@! the bed collectively yet are given a pass for the most part because "a let down was inevitable when SEC team xx really should have been playing in a higher bowl but got screwed."
The only one getting screwed are 114 teams not in the SEC.
Would be a ratings bonanza for CFB and we would have a ton of great games every week.
Alabama's opponents are 31-29 in non-FCS games. Their opponent's opponents are 107-146. Giving them an aggregate SOS of 0.485, as I stated earlier, their schedule this year is $#@!.
Y'all do know that the top 4 is always and always will be...
1) biggest name in the best conference with the best record
T2) biggest name in the best conference
T2) biggest name with the best record
4) biggest name
Does anybody think this committee is an improvement over the polls or the bcs? The problem with those was the lack of a tournament. I would rather they just kept the damn bcs and taken the top 4.
Seriously, the best they have is a very mediocre Virginia Tech and a Penn St. team with only 2 losses than nobody thinks if worth a top 25 spot. Yet they use the eyeball test to keep Iowa down. Whole thing is a joke. Only good thing that can be said about it is that we would be in good shape when we get good again. They seem to be voting based on the name on the jersey.
My favorite line of the night was Pollack saying "Alabama wins a national championship in recruiting every year" to justify them in the top four.
Alabama should logically be ranked lower than Florida. If you are basing this in any way on "resumes", I'm not sure what you'd have to smoke to rank Bama five spots ahead of Florida. Bama lost to Ole Miss and their best "quality win" was crushing a clearly overrated Georgia team. Florida beat Ole Miss, beat Georgia by a similar margin, and their only loss is on the road in Baton Rouge by 7.
Alabama is currently the 3rd best team in the SEC West but is rated 4th in the country. I used to hate the idea of a playoff, but am now a fan of opening it up to 16 just so these retards in the media can't manipulate the results anymore.
The conspiracy theories in here are hilarious, but I seriously doubt the committee cares about any of this $#@!. They are honestly trying to pick the best teams. But they are flawed because they are human. So yes, Baylor and TCU are underrated and Alabama and ND are overrated in these rankings. But come on, do you really think the committee members are in there thinking of ways to screw the Big 12? Really?
That being said, based on that criteria I would have TCU #1
Last edited by loco; 11-04-2015 at 06:52 AM.
I remember when Texas use to be in the polls, those were good days...
The only real argument at this point is having a 1 loss team in the top 4 over ANY undefeated power 5 conf team. No way to justify that. Arguing undefeateds is arguable though
None of this matters. Next week, we'll be arguing about one or two more teams being thrown in the mix.
This seems to prove: WINS AND LOSSES are less important than the obviously corruptible, EYE TEST.
You throw away the only real objective criteria you have 'who won the game on the field'....and use subjective, personal opinion instead.
Would love for the committee to put an asterisk next to Baylor, and explain that regardless of their record, the highest they will be ranked is #5 until Baylor either wins a major bowl game, or schedules a better OOC schedule.
TCU is the team really getting boned here. Undefeated and a win over Minnesota. Should be 4 or 5.
Anyone who thought this would be legitimate from the day it was proposed is a moron. You had everyone in ESPN saying they are against a playoff UNLESS the media is in charge of selecting the teams. Well they went one further and gave people affiliated with conferences the power.
So guess what... The most outspoken and powerful conferences have the best representation and brand names get the votes. It's utterly ridiculous to think this wouldn't be just as corrupt as the NCAA itself. Sepp Blatter couldn't formulate a better illusion.
The test of time will be if they give the same excuses at the end of the year. Last year tcu was dropped multiple spots because each week is independent of the week before. So theoretically if anyone has a bad week but wins they are going to drop out of the rankings. Can't wait to see it happen.
Bcs formula should be used and the top 4 should be in. I might even just use sagarin or pomeroy though so you have no bias from any pollster. Humans have too much interest in money and prestige to make an unbiased decision on who gets in.
Ranking Reaction: Playoff committee shows SEC reverence
Yup. It's so $#@!ing blatantly obvious that only a $#@!tard wouldn't admit to it. If TCU wins out and isn't the #1 or #2 team, blow the $#@!ing thing up.
And later, more on why the "well it's completely meaningless the first week, and only the last one has any relevance" is equally $#@!tarded and completely misses the point why they've chosen to release these rankings weekly starting now. If you don't "get" that, you don't "get" the entire thing.
Last edited by phdhorn; 11-04-2015 at 09:24 AM.
quite an uneasy feeling if Baylor is 5th the last weekend of the year.. Briles will go for 100
I've actually seen numerous threads on Tigerdroppings of SEC fans saying they should go to a 9 conference game schedule, but I know powers that be in the SEC will never make that change unless they are forced to. The deck is stacked in their favor for the end of season rankings (for the BCS and now the CFP).
Last edited by LonghornSean; 11-04-2015 at 09:45 AM.
Yup. I hate to say it but the only B12 team that has a chance to get in the playoff is OU. They lost early to a brand name. If they win out they're in.
Committee will use the Eye Test and no CCG to keep Baylor, TCU or Oklahoma State out even at 12-0.
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