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I personally like Steele's work and he usually is pretty accurate with this stuff. In the link below you'll see he has five B1G teams in his Top 26, including the Buckeyes at #2.
This post was edited by Alex Gleitman 12 months ago
I'm happy with that. No one will over throw Bama until they get beat by a non sec team.
Bama should be there they are the best . I hate the sec as much as the next guy but Bama is a team that's hard to find much of a weakness with . Go Bucks. Go Lou. Tonight beat scum.
VT not ranked hurts. Especially since they are our big out of conference game come 2014. Sounds like Bama will roll (no pun intended) when they meet up in Atlanta.
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Agree Steele is a pretty straight shooter.
Reading this,,, I think the home opener with Whisky will be tougher than we think/thought.
I believe the new coach won't miss a beat and is a net upgrade, and they return some key players not the least of which is QB (Stavre) who we missed since he was injured. I look for the offense to become much more dynamic with the new coach and the personnel this season.
We also missed Borland who was injured as well.
If we don't get the LB situation sorted out this could be much too close for comfort.
I'll be glad when the playoffs come and we can discard such archaic contraptions like "pre-season polls" which hand out inherent advantages to certain teams before a single game has been played. Thank God for a selection committee.
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Dude a 4 team playoff will not reduce the impact of the polls.
My biggest fear is we go undefeated and let's say so does Texas am and Alabama only loses that one game early in the season and rolls the rest of the way. I really believe they will jump us in the polls if that is the case.
I disagree. The current way national titles are chosen is directly due to poll position in a formula used by the BCS. The heaviest weight in this formula is the poll position between different polls.
Selection committee, just like in basketball, are not required to use the polls as a tool in selection nor are they required to use a formula. They just pick the teams based on who is the most deserving and not based on some inherently biased poll. This completely eliminates the polls as part of the process thus rendering their impact to zero. They aren't going to just go down the line and pick the top 4 ranked teams in the polls. The broken poll system is exactly why the new system is being implemented.
This post was edited by Gobucks187TTUN 12 months ago
Unless the polls go away entirely, I'll be stunned if a group of 14-20 "purists" simply select whoever they want.
And if so based on what.....many of the same folks who vote on the AP will likely be on the "committee". So they'll use their super human judgement.
Selecting 66 is a hell of a lot different than 4, and even with BB there is a ton of controversy. Esp when the $$ is so much bigger.
On a different tack I think if you use the final BCS regular season poll over the past 10 years, the top 4 teams are about as right as you're gonna get.
You are of course welcome to your opinion. I don't think we are ever going to see eye to eye about it but that is cool.
The selection committee will choose whoever they want. They aren't restricted by any formula. I suppose that they will make choices on the actual results of games played. That is the way its traditionally done. I mean this isn't something new. They basically copied and pasted the basketball tournament template over it.
I disagree about the results of the polls too. We've had threads about how people voted because so many are morons and just use outright regional bias in their selection. Voter transparency has shown that to be true.
haha..TTUN at #19, (wish it was #30)
I think ND is ranked too high.... They luckily escaped 3 losses last year, showed they are still slow against Bama, and lost quite a bit for this year. I don't think they are a top 10 team, way too much credit given...
Actually its too early to tell because they haven't even selected how many people will be on the committee let alone who will be on it, or what process they will use.
And if your opinion is that the committee for the tourney works.... well....hmmm ... ok ... and they have a far easier task. BTW For folks who followed the sport before 1985 when they expanded the field to 64 can recall how contentious it was. The controversy over the period from the early 70's when the field varied from 22-25 teams and was incrementally expanded to 64 was palpable as big conference schools were snubbed for mid-majors and so on.
If ya think it's gonna be easy to select 4 teams...... guess again... and current contract is for 12 years so the field won't expand for some time so we can get used to it.
What do you think the outcome would have been for a 4 team NCAA BB "Bracket"??...... Well it'd most likely be the top 4 seeds if the same folks used the same logic they did to create the brackets.
Louisville, Kansas, Gonzaga and Indiana are your preordained final 4..... only one of those teams made it out of the sweet 16... and the howling from the major conference 2 seed and even 3 seed worthy teams about the Zags making it in would be deafening... and rightly so. They were over rated by the polls AND the committee, and any sane NCAA MBB fan knew it c'mon.
In the current format of a 64+ team the Tourney the over rated get knocked off early and everyone is happy.
In a 4 Team Tourney it'll be one nasty mess. Interestingly Kansas was the outlier and figuring out how the committee came to their decision to give them a 1 seed is really puzzling.....
The Jayhawks were ranked 7th in the AP and 6th in the USAtoday, the ESPN power ranking had them at 6th, and their RPI was 5thas was their BPI..... so they got in and Duke, Miami and New Mexico who had better RPI along with Duke and Georgetown who were ranked higher in the human polls would have been out.
Can you imagine if this happened to the Buckeyes = be ranked in the top 4 of every possible poll, power ranking or impartial W/L strength of schedule indicator and get left out!!!!! Might have happened last year in fact!!!!! If the composition of the committee is that same as Men's BB = evenly split btwn major and mid-major conferences you have no idea what biases will be brought to the table.
I don't like the current system but the committee approach to select 4 is gonna be like the College of Cardinals... we'll be looking for white smoke out of the chimney with Mark May reporting from the Vatican... err Chicago.
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