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BCS Formula to be tweaked

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by FCollinsBuckeye, May 14, 2004.

  1. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

  2. Stoops has a valid point on revealing coaches' poll selections/rankings.

    I always thought SOS was a saving grace in the comparison formula...thwarting larger programs that scheduled high per cent of puss n boots programs.
  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Computer Vs Humans = Split Nat Champs!

    will this stop split national champs? :smash:
  4. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

    I read one that said they were throwing out SOS and margin of victory. I agree that they should get rid of margin of victory, but like SanClem I would not get rid of SOS. An undefeated Tulane could never handle being in a Big Ten or SEC conference schedule.

    Why not get rid of the media polls, they are probably the most biased of any.
  5. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    As far as I recall, margin of victory was abandoned before last year (thankfully). I think some form of SOS is benificial, but hard to accurately calculate.

    Part of me thinks we really need a playoff, but I fear it would completely destroy the traditional bowl tie-ins...
  6. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    I liked the SoS component... that way programs that played tough schedules were rewarded... also I don't like how they are dropping the minus one point for losses category... I think you should get dinged for losses. Guess they had to figure out a way so the numbers would have had LSU and SC playing each other last year...?????

    Guess OSU will need to schedule two Ohio teams each year. Keep the $$ in state, and collect the W's
  7. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Yes, I believe magin of victory (MOV) has been out of the formula for 2 years now. MOV component was eliminated for the 2002 season.
  8. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President


    You are correct. MOV has been out for two years... they didn't want folks pulling a Spurier to get better BcS ratings... IMO that was a good move, promotes sportsmanship...
  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I believe a limited MOV value should be reinstated. The MOV should be capped or at least skewed above a certain number so that a 42-point win isn't worth much more than a 24-point win. Conversely, a 42-point should be worth a lot more than a 3-point win, and the 24-point win should be worth a bit more than the 3-point win. Also, the MOV "bonus" should be tied to the opponent's SOS. Thus you should be rewarded more for a 28-point pounding of a top-10 team than a 28-point win over a 2-6 team.
  10. scrueblue

    scrueblue Newbie

    I don't like MOV! We had too many wins by 3 or less!
  11. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    yup... of course, none of the coaches actually fill out their polls... they have some assistant do it... Tressel wasn't even sure who filled his out...

    IMHO, the Coaches Poll is fcuking retarded... how the hell can a coach who spends 80+ hours a week on HIS team, not to mention is COACHING on Saturday, rather than watching other teams, make a true, objective top 25 list...?

    the public Poll is probabaly more accurate than the coaches poll...
  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I don't like MOV! We had too many wins by 3 or less!

    Then I think we need to start winning a few more games by more than 3 points. Don't get me wrong...I don't want MOV to be a major factor, but I also don't think it should be a non-factor.
  13. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President


    Folks would argue that the polls take MOV into consideration... so it is kink of included... I rather there be no MOV and keep the game kind, then have coaches racking up the score just for MOV points...
  14. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    I think if the creators of the BCS got tweaked once in a while the system wouldn't be so freakin' aggravating...
  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    gbear: Thus my skewing the MOV so that it is near worthless against weak opponents while somewhat meaningful against powerhouses. When was the last time someone "ran up the score" against Miami, Oklahoma, Michigan, or us? Granted KSU blew out Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game, but they were more taking out years of frustration on Oklahoma, along with making sure that Oklahoma's explosive offense couldn't stage a rally, than they were running up the score for poll purposes. I will agree, though, that polls do take MOV into account when they vote...

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