Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by #1tiger, Sep 23, 2007.
Why bother with the Harris poll? They don't do anything other than read the AP Top 10 and parrot that.
Did you look over some of the people on that Harris poll list? What a diverse bunch.
A few notables:
- bank executive who used to play at Princeton
- Womens Volleyball writer
- high school football coach
- a dentist
- a golf writer
What a strange combination of people voting in a college football poll. It should be noted however that a bunch of reputable people vote in the poll.
Remember this, we didn't look sharp at all yesterday in my opinion. It wasn't as flashy as our other games. I still think we're the best, but I understand why we might not have appeared so great to others.
But at the same time, USC's win over nebraska doesnt look as good since Nebraska almost lost to ball state at home.
Also, it's interesting to note that USC clearly "secured" the #1 spot by getting about 80 more votes total and a 4.5 to 1 ratio of more first-place votes than LSU.
Alternately, an LSU who had 180 or so more total votes and had a first place vote ratio of 19 to 1 over Oklahoma merely "edged" out OU for #2.
Which leads me to believe that LSU was not number 2 on a large number of ballots. hmmmmm...
For what it's worth, I have the Harris and Coaches poll into the mock-up BCS Standings. You can read the full standings in the link in my sig, but with two computers in:
1. USC 0.9724
2. LSU 0.9669
3. Florida 0.8895
If it had been USC winning by a small margin against Ball State, USC would retain #1. Someone please explain to me how LSU dismantled #9, and for practical purposes did the same to #12 and we still sit at #2 with Ok closing in. It would seem that there is simply NO way to jump to #1 unless USC loses to a team ranked 60 or below and have them just barely drop to #2. There is very little intellectual honesty in the sports media about this. What am I missing? I've given up trying to understand it.:dis:
I agree. Iposted in another thread that the answer seems to be that the voters are basing it on who has the best chance to run the table.