The “SEC Law of the Conservation of Rank”
Objects in motion, stay in motion. Objects at rest, stay at rest. Right? Well, kind of. Yes, if you are a member of the B1G, ACC, Big 12 or PAC 12. Not, however, if you are an SEC member. If Sir Isaac Newton were alive today, his 4th Law of Motion would be;
“The SEC Law of the Conservation of Rank”
and would apply to SEC schools only! This Law states that the pre-game combined rankings of any two ranked SEC teams playing each other will always be equal to or higher than their combined post game rankings. Just watch, it happens. One SEC team kills another, well, the beaten team was not that bad, but, the winner was actually way better than we thought. The underdog wins? Simple, the two either swap rankings or the underdog gains way more rank than the loser loses. How is this possible? Does this make sense? No, not more than Hawaii having an interstate. I mean, why don’t school busses have seat belts but we make sky jumpers wear helmets? Why is the letter “W” not pronounced “double V?” None of this makes sense, no more than, oh, gee, I don’t know, if a tree falls in the forrest, err, I mean, if App. State beats A&M and Bama nearly loses to a bad Texas team and they are still ranked #17 and #2 respectively. Bad games by SEC teams simply do not matter, just ask undefeated #21 Minnesota.
For everybody else, go ahead and stop at “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” For example, say, pretty much anybody ranked that Ohio State smacks, said team will drop dramatically or even out of the top 25. If it is a close game, that only proves that the Buckeyes were not as good as their ranking. Watch the games today, watch the cumulative rankings come out after. Watch what happens when #7 Kentucky (an equally funny joke of a ranking as the team that is proud of “not losing to Ohio State in over 1,000 days — mainly due to chickening out two years ago — being ranked #4) plays #14 Mississippi today. Pre-game combined ranking if 21, post- game, combined ranking will be 21 or less! Then watch what happens when any other conference feeds upon itself with two ranked teams going head to head. For example, When #3 Ohio state pummels #4 TTUN, the Bucks stay #3 and the arrogant ugly helmets drop to around #10. This is Science people. A new immutable Law.