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

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

  1. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    jon wilner says hello.
     
  2. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    This is a week by week blatant attempt to steer the playoff conversation.

    apples to hammers
     
  3. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Most of the pollsters do not own the playoffs themselves.
     
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  4. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Who dat? What absurd vote did he cast?
     
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  5. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    no pollsters "own" the playoffs now that a committee wholly determines the berths.
     
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  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I no longer give the benefit of the doubt to their independence or objectivity.

    They leave the B1G champ out two years running and then go dual SEC on us last year then fuck the committee.

    The national championship is as mythical as ever.
     
  7. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    The pollsters were your attempted comparison to this:
    which is a very different ball of wax, and a very conflicted one.

    Yes pollsters have always been premature and inconsistent, but they didn't have money staked in the poll results (and certainly not billions)
     
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  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    and how long before they start giving their unbiased "predictor" score when a team (like oh say Ohio State) loses and they determine the playoff chances to be 0%?

    No way in hell anyone will ever convince me that you keep those committee members free from the influence of ESPN's subliminal marketing campaigns over the course of a full season.

    This new thing just raises it to a new level.
     
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  9. MililaniBuckeye

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

    They're already talking about which conference (*cough*, SEC) has the best chance to get two teams in, like it should be the new norm to have a conference get two teams in.
     
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  10. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo “Big-time players step up in big-time games.” '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    Behind three teams that lost, and two others who had to dig deep to beat App St and Utah St. :lol:
     
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  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    yep

    I saw the new playoff predictor scroll across while I was at lunch.

    Somehow after a 45 point win over a P5 team, OSU's chances dropped and they are no longer in the top 4

    EDIT:

    My guess is they start the rematch story line soon to set up the loser of Bama/UGA still getting in.
     
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  12. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    i don't begrudge the committee for last year, though. osu had more losses than bama, and bama didn't lose by 31 to a team that had 5 losses heading into the playoff berth decision. furthermore, it was the committee who bumped us up to #4 for 2014 when the ap had us at #5.

    yes, the committee put msu in the 2016 playoff over psu. are you saying that psu deserved a spot over bama, clemson, or oklahoma? i don't at all see the 2016 playoff as one where the big ten was slighted.
     
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  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I'm saying that 2 of the 4 years OSU has been fucked, the committee is even more arbitrary and opaque than the BCS computer system, that I think ESPN has undo influence over the entire thing and it sure as hell looks like they intend to pick up where they left off last year and make this all about the SEC.
     
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  14. MililaniBuckeye

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

    I agree 100%, especially your first point...we had no business getting in over Alabama when we had more losses and got ape-fucked by a mediocre Iowa team. I think Jax is saying (and to an extent, I am saying) is that ESPN is opening trying to influence how the polls should look, and subsequently how the committee should rack-and-stack teams.
     
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  15. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    If that's the case, then our 2014 National Championship is in jeopardy.
     
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