I think that’s part of the problem, though, Linga. People are so convinced of their own opinions that they aren’t willing to open their ears, close their mouths and listen to another viewpoint. Not saying that’s necessarily you, but it is many others.
If you haven't tuned in for SVP, you've actually missed some good sports commentary. He had some of the best takes last year on the Zach Smith story.
I doubt any D1 ADs have time for it either. From what I've read, it's some poor staffer on the coaching staff who gets stuck with it each week. Someone who's probably overworked and underpaid.
Earthoid- for comparison, I checked the Fox Sports website. No mention of OSU in their lead, CFB stories either. It’s 7:35 pm eastern on Sunday. Arizona and Oregon have their own stories. Boise State has a story. Even UC Davis besting Lehigh got its own story.
You’re absolutely correct, it’s nothing like a newspaper. In fact, it changes so rapidly that unless you’re constantly refreshing the lead “page” with its links to their top 8 or so articles, you can’t possible know what articles were in their front page from one hour to the next.
I was just noting three of the 7-8 link that were in their CFB “headlines” at the time I posted.
But, I didn’t have to go far to find a story that has an ESPN writer who is picking OSU to be in the CFP.
Oh the humanity.
Or, people actually moved LSU ahead of UGA and OU this week. So they got a +2 or a +3 bump from some voters.
And, please, let’s not delude ourselves that coaches are actually voting. If you truly believe head coaches of D1 teams are casting these ballots, we can’t have a constructive conversation about this poll.
Thus the word "mostly".
Division 1 coaches get paid to win football games, not vote in some garbage poll that has zero bearing on the playoffs and anyone's bottom line. Very few HCs have the time to watch film on any teams other than the next one on their schedule.
You're comparing the schedule as if the previous week's opponents haven't done anything.
OSU has wins over IU, UC and FAU. LSU has wins over UT, GA Southern and NWSU (FCS).
if you compare those top to bottom, LSU has a more impressive P5 win, LSU and OSU's G5 wins are basically a push (UC and GA Southern), and OSU has the better weak ass team win.
But if you dig deeper on UC and GA Southern, the Bearcats were sleep walking against Miami (OH) this week while GA Southern nearly upset an undefeated Big Ten Minnesota.
It's a minimal difference, and it's week 3. Much ado about nothing. 15 points out of 1300 is about 1%. It's almost a rounding error.
Excellent analysis. A couple of things, IMO, are setting this year up to be a strange one. There were some significant coaching changes that shook up a lot of teams. Added to that, there are something like 25-30 transfer QBs starting for new teams this year. Throw in a few key injuries (USC QB, UF QB, etc.), and things are about to get downright weird.
Bottom line, it's only week three, and no one has played enough games against real competition for anyone to make a real judgement. FEI had the Buckeyes #4 last week. I expect them to be 3 or 4 this week. S&P+ should also have them moving up after blanking IU. Clemson didn't look great for three quarters against a Cuse team that was shellacked by MD; they'll slip in the analytics. Bama may see a slide when they hit a real offense. SCar was able to break some big plays with Bama's young LBs.
I like where the Buckeyes are right now. Stay hungry, young wolves, and stick together. When winter comes, and the cold winds blow, the pack survives and the lone wolf dies.
If OSU had beaten Texas on the road, and LSU had blown out Arkansas, they would be reversed. You can't equate IU and UT.
- Nick Saban, Alabama: If you don't vote for yourself, you're a fool.
- Ed Orgeron, LSU: If you beat them, you beat #1. If you lose a close one, it was to #1. Either way, it gives you a better SOS.
- Gus Malzahn, Auburn: The only hope you have of beating your rival, is to feed them rat poison while giving your own players bulletin board material. And, see #2.
This is why the Coaches Poll is garbage. There are six SEC coaches and six B1G coaches among the field. Every coach can have an agenda when it comes to the polls. And, most will tell you that some staffer files their ballot every week. The HC doesn't have time to watch all the highlights each weekend or even read through the box scores, let alone watch enough of the games to make a reasonable guess as to who should be ranked where. It is by far the weakest of all the BS human polls.
Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic while the band played on. Didn’t work out so well for the captain of that ship either.
USC took an L for the PAC. SEC mostly came out unscathed.
But that ACC - Ga Tech lost to the Citadel, BC lost to Kansas, NCST lost to WVU and Pitt lost to Penn State. Unfortunately, none of those teams were ranked like the Big Ten teams that lost or struggled.
Because trouncing IU doesn’t move the sports news needle. UF’s QB broke his leg - newsworthy for a Top 25 team. Sparty choked to an unranked team - newsworthy. Tua set a passing record and did it against a P5 team - newsworthy.
What are we really offended by? Ryan Day farts and ESPN fails to make it a front page headline in college sports?
ABC Postgame Ford Wrap Up after the Clemson game had highlights from Bama, OU, OSU and Sparty/ASU.
I guess LSU fans should be outraged.
They (the AAC) should jump the ACC and the PAC 12, too.
Yes it is.
Think about it: Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Charlton Heston, Hal Holbrook, James Coburn, Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Tom Selleck, Pat Morita, Dabney Coleman.
a remake of Midway is coming out in November.
Do not mess with perfection. You’ll never get a cast like that together again.
He’s Bama’s JT Barrett. Endured a ton of bashing from Bama fans.
Cal >> UCLA right now.
Whadya mean? There’s tons of OU fans in the Rose Bowl tonight.