Well that sucks.
First Coaches Poll in History Without a top 25 B1G team
this is all rich rod's fault!
Honestly, if they win out, I think they might be in the MNC.
They won't win out. They're good, but not undefeated good at all. The Stanford game now looks winnable, but I still think OK and USC beat them. Both have passing attacks to go after the weak ND secondary.
I expect ND to be the favorite to beat OU. Their defense is elite IMO and having the best MLB helps as well
Both the Oklahoma game and the USC game are winnable. Neither team looks that strong, and a couple bounces their way could easily give ND a win.
I would love so much for Notre Dame to go undefeated, go to the NCG, and get slaughtered by Bama.
Slaughtered meaning by like 48-14. It would just be funnier if they lost by one more TD than our boys did.
Coaches poll is a joke and needs to end.
Surprisingly, I trust the media for polls more than coaches who are busy COACHING so they can't exactly watch the other games.
the very idea of a coaches poll is crazy. it would be like having a government where only the candidates can vote on who should be elected and everyone just has to deal with it. it is the total definition of conflict of interest
You think the Media poll is better? The AP poll for the most part is made up of beat writers for local newspapers. And their job surprisingly is not to watch Football all day, but cover their own team. Which is an all day commitment. For a 3:30 game, they're at the stadium by like 2, 2:30, and after the game they're in press conferences for another hour or so. There's so many games they're missing because they have to do their jobs
That's why there's the blog poll. Sure it's not professional, and some people have wonky reasonings, but at least it's made up of people who spend all day Saturday watching CFB and not working
Human polls in general are a complete joke.
They're all based on selective memory and personal bias.
No human poll should play a role in deciding bowl/postseason matchups.
Although you're mostly correct, these beat writers also watch a lot of other football. For example, the guys at the freep will very well read on the Big Ten, at the very least. I'm guessing those guys end up watching the other games when they can, and spend some healthy time checking box scores of most of the rest of the country, even if its leisurely.
A coach's job impedes his ability to be a pollster. A media member's job helps his.
B1G coaches are also voters--they aren't bigging up their own conference's teams by voting for them? Out of conference coaches are so down on our conference that they neg us this badly?
[After yesterday, it seems pretty clear to me that OSU plays most of the 30+ teams above them in this poll pretty tough. . . ; okay, OSU not in poll.]
...OSU can't be in the poll cause they aren't eligible for the postseason, correct?
same for penn state. thus the asterisk.
What is the point of the coaches' poll anyways? It is not used for anything important.
other than about 45% of the weight of who plays for the bcs championship, nothing
Damn it I always get the media and coaches polls switched as far as the bcs calculation. My tin foil hat tendencies says this poll is the perfect evidence of espn's making sure their sec dreams come to fruition. Espn and their advertisers have way too much influence in college football.
but you would think that would come to fruition in the ap poll instead!
But who's counting?
Worse, the BCS is then used as a tiebreaker by many conferences, including the B1G (albeit way down the list).
Hope the Coaches Poll disappears when the playoffs arrive.
And who even votes for the Coaches poll?
Where is Ohio? They just beat a #21 ranked Nebraska pretty handily. They are also top 10 AP poll wise. That makes zero sense. Also, I hate myself for arguing that Ohio should be ranked.
Jim Tressel's morals were too low for his team to be included. They'll return in 2013, I'm sure.
Teams under postseason bans are not eligible to be ranked in the coaches poll.
Was not aware of that.
Ohio is at No. 31.
tOSU isn't in the coaches poll but a 6-0 MAC Ohio is in there at number 31. I like them better than tOSU just on principle.
no that would be OHIO
listen to hoke; they're the bobcats!
Ohio is ineligible to be ranked in the coach's poll because they are ineligible for the postseason.
their bowl game. As if they needed any additional incentive....
Let's be honest. It will be our bowl game too
Read... That is all
Sad, really sad.
We'll be back.
We're going to have no trouble with Illinois and then it's time for Little Brother to be put back in the corner once and for all.
This is a bit depressing indeed - no Big Ten teams in the top 25, but three Big East teams and one from the WAC and one from the MWC (albeit the usual suspect). Oh, brave new world that has such teams in it, right?
So we lost to the clear number one team in the country (and put up BY FAR the most yards they've given in any game this year and are tied for the second most points they've given up) and lost to a top ten Notre Dame team (and held them to their lowest point output of the season, held them to their lowest yardage output of the season, and put the second most yards they've given up all season) and we're not ranked. Given that Arizona State is ahead of us, with a loss to a terrible Missouri team, the only logical explanation is because we have TWO losses. Way to make to make a convincing case against playing cupcake schedules, coaches...
The poll that has Michigan ranked highest is most accurate.
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Hype hype hype
That's ALL these polls are about.
And you know what? There's not a chance left for anybody to change their hype opinions. Alabama's schedule from now on offers no resistance. Their schedule NEVER offered any resistance. What does it say that Arkansas, who got killed 52-0 against Bama, went on to beat Auburn? How BAD is the SEC?
I mean come on, when Ohio and Nebraska have a high scoring game, people are talking about how shitty the Big 10 is, and when Georgia and Tennessee have an equally high scoring game, people are talking about how great the SEC is. WTF? that makes NO sense. I will not disagree that there are some good teams in the SEC, and that their best teams are the best in the country. That is without doubt. But to stand there and say teams like OLE MISS or AUBURN or KENTUCKY or MISSOURI or TAMU or ARKANSAS or MISS STATE, or VANDY (more than half of the SEC) are better than Michigan or Ohio or Nebraska or Michigan State is simply preposterous.
I mean WHAT? You have RUTGERS and CINCINATTI and LOUISVILLE above MICHIGAN??? WHAT? CLEMSON?? THEY PLAY IN THE BIG EAST. THEY PLAYED MAC SCHOOLS TO START THE SEASON. OF COURSE THEY'RE GONNA BE UNDEFEATED.
But here you have Michigan playing the BEST TEAM in the country by far, Alabama who would crush other SEC teams by a margin greater than what we faced and then DOMINATING the #8 team (but still losing). This is stupid.
Conference realignment is happening so fast I cant keep up with it.
I had no idea Clemson is now in the Big (L)East. Yesterday they were in the ACC.
In my rantage, I mistakenly put Clemson before the sentence "THEY PLAY IN THE BIG EAST". My bad.
Yeah, tough to figure it out right. Michigan loses to #1 Alabama and drops to 19th in poll. A couple weeks later Georgia lays a goose egg against #6 SC and falls only to 12th in poll. Both started from number 5, and a SEC team only falls half the number of spots even though the team they played was ranked 5 spots lower. At this point I guess it is who cares and hope Michigan can win the Big Ten.
It's called ESPN SEC bias. But that comes from a conference winning 6 consecutive national titles, and is likely to make it 7. It's annoying but somewhat justified.
We didn't start from #5. We were #8 when we played Bama.
Dude take off your homer glasses. Michigan hasn't done jack to deserve being ranked. Against the 2 best teams we played we got embarrassed. At this point in the season, undefeated>"quality losses", no matter who the competition is. How is that hard to understand?
But you can make this exact same point about many other teams. Are there really 25 teams out there that have "done something" to be ranked?
A SI writer on the dp show today said UF is in the national title picture. I about crashed my car. This is the same UF who struggled for a half of football at home with BGSU. B10 is getting no love but not sure I want any of that love.
3 big east teams ranked to the Big Ten's none. Anytime the big east beats you in something football related, it's a new low.
Wow, that's a joke. The 19 to 25 teams ranked at all is pretty funny, them being ranked instead of a single B1G team must be some kind of a slight.