Harris Poll Out

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  1. #1tiger

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  2. DarkHornet

    DarkHornet Louisiana Sports Fan

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    Why bother with the Harris poll? They don't do anything other than read the AP Top 10 and parrot that.
     
  3. DRC

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    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.
     
  4. TigerKid05

    TigerKid05 Say Whaa!?!?

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    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.
     
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  5. #1tiger

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    But at the same time, USC's win over nebraska doesnt look as good since Nebraska almost lost to ball state at home.
     
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  6. TejasTiger

    TejasTiger Founding Member

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    Strange, indeed.

    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.

    Strange, indeed.
     
  7. DRC

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    Which leads me to believe that LSU was not number 2 on a large number of ballots. hmmmmm...
     
  8. DarkHornet

    DarkHornet Louisiana Sports Fan

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    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
     
  9. tigerpub

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    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: :confused:
     
  10. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    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.
     

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