He's a guru. It's all there in the name. I bet he has a beard and everything.
Projected BCS Standings : @BCSGuru on Twitter
LOL Little Brother
Take it for what it's worth.
According to the "About the Guru" thing on his website, this guy is a sports journalist (a pretty accomplished one too, he's won awards, written for a number of newspapers and currently oversees the RealClearSports website).
He also talks about how accurate his predictions have been.
THE GURU'S FIRST TEST On Dec. 2, 2006, after Florida wrapped up a 38-28 victory over Arkansas in the SEC championship game, the nation waited anxiously to see if the Gators’ win would’ve been enough to catapult them into the BCS championship game against Ohio State. For many, it was a sleepless night. Only if they’d checked with the BCS Guru first. As the clock ticked down in the Georgia Dome, the BCS Guru was the first to project, accurately, that the Gators indeed would nudge out Michigan for a spot in the national championship game. The readers of BCSGuru.com an attest to the accuracy of the Guru’s reports every week since the site was launched on Oct. 13, 2006.
The Guru did one better in 2007, not only correctly picking the LSU-Ohio State matchup in the BCS title game, he was 5-for-5 on the five BCS bowl lineup, all posted minutes after both No. 1 Missouri and No. 2 West Virginia were upset on Dec. 1, 2007.
Here's the link to the page:
It seems so weird that Mizzou and West Virginia were ranked number 1 and 2 only four years ago.
Was the craziest year in college football in a long while. While folks are claiming this year was "BCS Chaos," it has nothing on that season
Who would win in a fight between BCSGuru and THE KNOWLEDGE???
Regardless, they both have us playing for BCS bowls. If it's in New Orleans I'm going.
pretty much...but I'm sure it's worth 2-3 threads here
Why is Virginia Tech ranked so high? They were blown out twice by the only ranked team they've played.
...results in Houston's defense in particular becoming a...
wants to have 2 BCS Bowls featuring B1G vs PAC-12. Everything's pointing to Stanford vs Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, KSU vs UM in the Fiesta Bowl.
Stanford is the team I most want to see Michigan play. I think Stanford is overrated. They are like Iowa with a great QB.
Although I think we could take VT. And that SC and Arkansas are still overrated (but that wasn't going to change this weekend anyway). And I don't get why Baylor is better than us for finishing, what, fifth in the B12, with three losses? But they're pretty close to us anyway I guess. And those are minor gripes - I may also put MSU ahead of us, otherwise I think those rankings are fair and make sense. I could see them looking like that tomorrow night.
Is it just me or is it odd that Baylor will possibly/probably be ranked higher than Michigan? They are 9-3 and were blown out 55-28 by Texas A&M and 59-24 by Oklahoma State.
Michigan is 10-2 without a really ugly loss.
It's the benefit of playing last.
If Baylor and RG3 were done last week, and Michigan put on the Ohio State Denard show yesterday, we would be ahead of them.
Media has the attention span of 2 year-olds.
lol baylor at 11? I realize they only have 3 losses, but the 114th ranked D in the nation really?
A bad texas team just scored 24 pts on them with 6 turnovers..
Those are not correct. We are 17 in the new Sagarin poll, not 22.
No we are not. BCS uses only part of his rankings. The EEEELLC_DJSJOWPDJ part of it. That puts us at 22.
Actually we're 23 in the latest Sagarin poll. So yes, they're wrong.
We are 22, you have to remember to remove USC. They have to have a value to find other teams rankimg, but they are then removed from the final standing. This could be legit.
Most have seen this before, or have read Death to the BCS, but here's a quick summary of why its basically the cartel doing whatever it wants to do:
I don't see how anyone can possibly predict the BCS. 2/3 of the formula relies on human polls which are not out yet. How can he possibly claim to know how a few dozen pollsters will vote? This is the CFB equivalent of a horoscope.
It is difficult to argue with the guy's rationale, though. He's basically making two points: (1) that some voters who had ranked Alabama ahead of Oklahoma State are likely to reverse that after Oklahoma State's annihilation of OU, and (2) that even among voters who will keep Alabama ahead of Oklahoma State, the Virginia Tech's loss + Oklahoma State's big win will likely enable the Cowboys to pick up more 3rd-place votes, thus further increasing their point total. This all seems pretty obvious. If you have a good enough understanding of how all the computer models work and everything, you can probably make a good educated guess as to whether Oklahoma State will move ahead of Alabama in the rankings--and all the other predications are predicated on that occurring.
I realize it's based on logic, but it's all gonna come down to the voters and it's gonna be close. ESPN was saying that something like 44 voters will have to change their 2nd place votes from Bama to Ok St. How can this guy claim to know that 44 voters will change their mind?
Nvm. Probably NSFW
Lol I'm glad StephenRKass didn't see my first pic.
And we as Michigan fanz should recognize that as one of the older teams, as the team with the most wins ever, as a team with a huge and well heeled alumni, base, as a team with 10 national championships, as a flagship team in a major conference, we are in the popular, favored, "in" group.
There are five teams ranked ahead of us who in all likelihood, won't plan in a BCS Bowl. Point being, we as Michigan fans have absolutely NOTHING to complain about.
Although, I had never done the math, and hadn't fully absorbed we had only one national championship in the last 62 years. I truly hope that Hoke, with help from Borges & Mattison, will bring national championships to Michigan again in the next few years.
Too bad Bo just never seemed to be able to win bowl games. The guy won 5 bowl games total. Just couldn't compete.
To be fair we DO have 10. But we also have 11.
I'm down for calling him that...
In a rational world, State would not be ranked below Michigan: they beat UM, they were ranked ahead of UM until losing a very close championship game against an opponent we didn't play. Now maybe UM would have beaten the Badgers, but we will never find out.
All of this is qualified by the fact that the BCS is a joke. At least 2/3, the Bowl part isn't a joke since the Bowls are calling the shots, but the Championship and Series parts are a joke. A football team that wants to play for championships instead of $17 million dollar exhibition games would be advised to switch to FCS.
some guy savy enough to get 10 million college football fans to click his site.