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The Polls (AP, Coaches, & CFP, etc.)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by ScriptOhio, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Jake

    Jake #YNWA ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    These days that's as valuable as being ranked in a poll done on a message board.

    The humans on the committee are as flawed as everyone else, subject to perception biases based on the name of the school.

    Texas > Indiana
    Alabama > Everyone

    All things being perceived as equal, the big names will get the benefit of the doubt (see: "eye test").
  2. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    I would submit that polls done on a message board are MORE valuable. r/CFB and the MaxDiff poll are both better than any official poll.
    brodybuck21 and Cratylus like this.
  3. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    This makes me think I'd rather handle LSU in Atlanta or Arizona.
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  4. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    The Boner for Texas is hilarious

    I guess I can see Bama seeing very recent past success (even though that shouldnt matter)

    But whens the last time Texas was actually legit? Them being so high has to be on name alone, with some of the SEC style ranking based on who theyve lost to and not who theyve beat (Though their loss besides LSU/OU is to a 4-5 TCU team). Them being seen as a top 20 team by the committee is puzzling.
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Paul Finebaum Predicts Winner Of Ohio State-LSU Game

    As for Ohio State, the Big Ten powerhouse continues to steamroll past opponents – even without superstar defender Chase Young on the field.

    Finebaum has taken notice of the Buckeyes’ dominance, and that’s exactly why he thinks they’d beat the Tigers in a potential matchup.

    He was on ESPN’s First Take to talk about the top teams in the country. During his segment, Finebaum discussed why LSU might not be as unbeatable as people think.

    “If you look at LSU, as great as that win was the other day, they’ve got a couple of narrow wins. They beat Auburn by three at home, they had a heavyweight fight against Florida, and they had a narrow win against Texas – which isn’t a great team. Ohio State has shredded teams.”

    You can check out the full discussion here:

    Entire article:
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  6. Jake

    Jake #YNWA ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Eye Test: "It drives me nuts when I hear that." Urban F. Meyer, today on Fox.

  7. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    They said it during the Florida vs MIZZOU game about Bama scoring 14 so quickly.
  8. Jake

    Jake #YNWA ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

  9. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    So....about Bama

    0 quality wins
    1 quality loss
    0 Tua
    0 Conference championships

    CFP's love affair is going to be put to the test here (if Auburn doesn't make it easy for everyone and hang another quality loss on them)
  10. Ryan36_1

    Ryan36_1 Senior

    Do you even SEC bro? If they beat Auburn, that's quite the quality win. Ignore the fact that Auburn will be 8-4 and losers of their last 2, 3 of their last 4, and 4 of their last 6 games against FBS opponents.
    scarletmike likes this.
  11. Buck I in Mich

    Buck I in Mich I'm gonna need another drink

  12. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

  13. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    I hate to type this. But the Mutts should beat LSU in Atlanta. LSU is like a high scoring Big 12 team. Their D sucks. Gata offense sucks, and we led them in the second half. I see no chance for an LSU National Championship. True, if the Leg Humpers put in a South Carolina type effort - or even a cocktail Party effort, LSU will be SEC Champ, only to get stoned when it plays the Buckeyes.

    Could be wrong. It is hard to compare teams with the schedules being so very different. And it is hard to tell if Clemson is good or bad. We just don't know. They could be like FSU back in the late 90s, playing a bullshit soft ACC sched, but still a frickin' Monster who shows up for a few tough games a year with a totally healthy roster. I tend to write Clemson off, but I have to proof that they are not great. Just no proof that they are great.
  14. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    2009 was their last year of being nationally relevant. They've been mediocre or worse for a solid 10 years now.

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