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

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

  1. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    My take from his poll is that he knows the PAC sucks, but he's decided the Big should suck more. Everyone knows at least 1 conference has to be left out of the Playoff.
    Before every single Big school is a PAC school ... though generally I think his rankings of other Big schools isn't too far off.
  2. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I see the coaches poll has decided to keep Miami around to make Clemson look like they played at least 1 ranked team at one point in the season.
  3. UrbanBuckeye

    UrbanBuckeye Senior '18 Upset Picks Winner

    Love how ESPN does bowl projections starting week 1. To make it look "unbiased" they let two dudes make their picks.

    Wanna guess which teams they have playing in the Championship? Here's a thought.... Just schedule Bama & Clemson DURING THE REGULAR FUCKING SEASON! Tards.
  4. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  5. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Only thing I didn't like about that were the two piles of shit flanking him
    kujirakira likes this.
  6. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    I disagree. The AP poll brings history and context to the sport. I love the rankings on how many weeks a team was ranked, ranked #1 or all time top 5 finishes. Besides since we're number one in only two of the three categories, I'd like to nab the last one before they shut it down.
  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    They aren't shutting any polls down nor wil they change anything about the way they are run.

    It's an important catalyst for monetizing the market's passion toward CFB.
    Systems_id likes this.
  8. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    If you look at the AP poll week-to-week, ballot-by-ballot, then you are going to find a whole lot of stupidity.

    If you look at the AP poll over the totality of its 82 years in existence, you are going to find that the voters picked the "right" national champion far more often then not.

    I like the AP poll. I like the history of it. The poll has been fair, even generous, to Ohio State. I say keep it around even if it is a bit anachronistic at this point.
  9. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    At the very least it should go away until November.

    Voters have proven to be too ego driven to consider their preseason ranking was way off (and realistically most top25s will be trash bc everyone is guessing).

    Throw in cheerleading for local teams/conference, intentional pot stirring for clickbait... and the polls' refusal to do any self policing of bad actors... it's junk.

    Half the pollsters make Adalaide Byrd appear reasonable and informed - i mean at least she watched the matches even if she is blind as fuck.
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    The issue with the polls (and media in general) is wondering how much influence they have on the CFP committee.

    It's like going to trial for murder after having the jury listen to the media calling you a murderer for 6 months. Sure they are supposed to go behind closed doors and only deliberate on the facts of the case but they are human so it's hard to feel like you are getting a fair shake.
  11. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    I got bored watching this abortion against Syracuse...
    It was Chris Solari with the Detroit Free Press. Go fuckin figure.

    He's got MSU and Michigan way over-rated...Sparty beat writer.
    He also has TCU conveniently at 22 so he can drop them fast :nod:
    The whole State of Michigan
    LovelandBuckeye likes this.
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    SEC math:

    winning team goes up +7
    losing team only goes down -4

    ESPN and the SEC are net +3 out of the deal

    Double Bonus SEC/Clemson math:
    Texas A&M jumps up 4 spots for beating LA-Monroe (sun belt FBS) 48-10
    Before the loss to Clemson they had 84 votes
    After the loss they received 87 votes
    This week after beating LA-Monroe they jump up 4 spots to #22
    Their resume now includes wins over NW State of the FCS, LA-Monroe and a loss to Clemson
  14. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Gonna have to explain to me how OSU is behind Clemson. Georgia I can see if I squint hard enough due to their dominant win over SCe. Clemson doesn't have one better win than OSU and has looked worse to boot.
    brodybuck21, buckeyboy and Jaxbuck like this.
  15. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    because they beat OSU two years ago

    SEC/Clemson wins are forever, losses are just a bad game

    do you even eye test bro?

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