Weekly top 40 Oct 4, 2004 21:35:20 GMT -5
Post by fullforce11 on Oct 4, 2004 21:35:20 GMT -5
huskersrule01 said:#12 LSU- You didnt change their rank since last week after they got killed by Georgia
#14 Ohio State- you drop them only 4 spots for losing to Northwestern?
#20 Purdue- they are a lot higher than #20 and a lot better than quite a few teams that you have above them
#28 Wake Forest- they lost to NC State and you only drop them 2 spots and when other teams win close you drop them more than that??
#31 Georgia Tech lost big to Miami but yet you still left them in same spot?
#33 Clemson- they are 1-3, how can you have a 1-3 team ahead of one loss teams.
#37 Colorado- they lost yet they only drop 1 spot
#39 Nebraska- didnt play well but still won and yet you have teams ahead of them that lost that you keep in same place???
You have a terrible bias towards the ACC when you dont drop the teams that lose and yet if other teams play close games and win you still drop them. There is no way there are 9 ACC teams in top 40. The poll in terrible and makes no sense for the most part.
Ok, first off, I screwed up putting Purdue at 20, i moved them to a better location.
Now, go back and look at the opening of last weeks response were I talk about how the rankings work.
Now your specific grumbles.
LSU got beat by the best team in the nation who played better than they have played all year, David Greene especially, I was not impressed with them, yetI don't think Florida, Tennessee, Minnesota or Ohio State are a better team than LSU. Now Tennessee is a team that lost some points in my book, you can get stomped like they did in front of 110,000 fans, yet Auburn is an extremely good team.
Ohio State did lose a relatively close game to Northwestern, who is not a bad team this year (though i wouldn't call them good). They played about as poorly as they can, and were impressive a few weeks back at NCState, who you will see I think is a very good ballclub.
Speaking of NCState, Wake Forest lost in OT to NCState, i didn't expect them to make it as close as they did, so why should i move them down?
Georgia Tech lost to the 4th best team in the nation w/o the leading rusher in the ACC and argueably the best Defensive End in the nation still weak coming off injury.
Clemson has played the most difficult schedule in the nation so far, they are 1-3, but are better than teams that have 1 loss that have lost to Troy or Southern Miss (Nebraska also barely got a by a HORRIBLE Pitt team).
Colorado lost to a decent Mizzou team in Missouri, it was a close game, if the game was at Folsom Field Colordo would've likely won.
Nebraska hasn't played well all season, eventually I simply started believing they just aren't a great football team. They are decent, but no better than that.
On the ACC in general...
Yeah, the ACC does have 9 teams in the best 40 in the nation, the ACC has great parity. Miami, FSU, GT, Clemson, NCState, Wake, VT, UVA, and Maryland are all decent football teams.
I guess you would say there are only 7 teams that deserve the top 40 ranking (Clemson and Wake being left out). I would ask if you've watched them play this year?
Also the SEC has 6 teams in my top 25 (Georgia, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Tennessee, South Carolina ) the Big 12 has 8 in the top 40 (Oklahoma, Texas, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Mizzou, Colorado, KState, and Nebraska) the Big 10 has 5 in the top 40 (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan) and the Pac 10 has 3 in the top 15 (USC, Cal, and ASU)
9 in the top 40 is the most for a conference in the top 40, but if the ACC is the second best conference in the nation and the best between teams 5 and 9 (as most of us would agree), 9 in the top 40 is reasonable.