Monday, November 26, 2007

Blogtpoll ballot

This sport needs a playoff. Look at the official top ten or even my top ten below. Any of those teams could beat any of the others. I am still going with resume rankings and trying not to jinx BC. I still strongly favor the ACC and finally gave Hawaii their due.

Games I watched
BC-Miami 100%
Arizona State-USC 25%
Hawaii-Boise State 25%
LSU-Arkansas 50%
Mizzou-Kansas 50%
Georgia-Georgia Tech 50%

1 Missouri 2
2 Ohio State 3
3 Kansas 2
4 West Virginia 2
5 Hawaii 5
6 Georgia 3
7 Southern Cal 7
8 LSU 6
9 Oklahoma 3
10 Boston College 1
11 Arizona State 7
12 Virginia Tech 5
13 Brigham Young 9
14 Florida 6
15 Illinois 3
16 Tennessee 7
17 Clemson 4
18 Texas 3
19 Virginia 11
20 Auburn 6
21 Wisconsin 2
22 Oregon 9
23 Cincinnati 1
24 Wake Forest 2
25 Air Force --

Dropped Out: Boise State (#16), Connecticut (#17).



At 10:12 AM, Blogger Brian said...

ACCCG storyline that won't be talked about: the two best teams in the ACC this year weren't even in the conference 4 years ago.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Brian said...

Ga Tech to fire Gailey. Not sure if they would pursue Logan, but not good news.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Brian said...

"This sport needs a playoff." Couldn't agree more. If Oklahoma knocks off Mizzou, we will have a National Championship game with two teams who didn't have to play a conference championship game. WVU-Ohio State. Lame. Lame. Lame.

Also, looks like ESPN gameday going to Big XII championship game over ours.

At 1:41 PM, Blogger ToTheHeights said...

Even though I am all for a playoff, for all intents and purposes both WVU and Ohio State played the equivalent of a conference championship game with their last games being against division leading foes UConn and Michigan respectively, albeit a home game (and ignoring the Pitt game for WVU).

At 2:11 PM, Blogger Brian said...

WVU and Ohio State playing the equivalent of conference championships for the final game of the season is ONLY a byproduct of their schedule this year. To reward two teams with a shot at the national title that didn't have to play a conference championship seems a little crazy to me.

I don't think its far-fetched to think that an Illinois/Michigan couldn't beat Ohio State on a neutral field to win the Big 10 in a championship game. The Big East is another matter, since I think the conference is pretty weak this year and WVU is clearly the best team.

To put this in perspective, VTech would have already won the ACC w/o an ACC CG even though we finished second and we beat them.

Every conference needs a championship game to level the playing field in my opinion. Then take the 6 BCS conference winners and 2 at-larges and have an 8 game playoff.

At 2:53 PM, Blogger ebj said...

how does VT move down 5 spots after a convincing win over a ranked uva team? weird.

How many teams would have the exact same record as ohio state or wvu if they played the exact same schedule. My guess at least a half dozen.

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Brian said...

I actually agree with Bill re: VTech. I think we are the better team going into this game. Hence BC at 10 and VTech at 12. Granted, I am biased and no one in the media seems to think the same as I do.

I think Kansas is a little high at 3 though. The only team they have played with a >.500 winning pct and they lose.

At 4:00 PM, Blogger Joel B said...

Brian: "Every conference needs a championship game to level the playing field in my opinion. Then take the 6 BCS conference winners and 2 at-larges and have an 8 game playoff."

Except then, out of conference schedules mean absolutely nothing...

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Brian said...

"Except then, out of conference schedules mean absolutely nothing..."

I disagree. At a minimum, out of conference records would count towards:

1) determining the 2 at-large births from the BCS standings (combination of record, SOS, and polls/rankings) and

2) seeding the 8 tournament teams

Plus, there will always be additional bowls for the rest of the ~64 other teams that are postseason eligible. So overall resume would count then as well.

This isn't so far off from how it is today.


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