August 30th, 2011 at 6:55 PM ^

With ND's schedule, they'll need to go undefeated to go to the MNC, and that might not even do it.  Their toughest games are Stanford, USC, Michigan and MSU.  Beating 3 of those 4 will not be enough for top-2, and beating all 4 of them still might not. 

Now that I think about it, undeafeated ND would go just because they're ND, but one loss ND will likely have a lot of teams to beat out, and that schedule won't permit it.


August 29th, 2011 at 4:13 PM ^

No offense Brian, but no duh on you being the only Stanford believer.  They lost their HC, Owen Marecic and other major contributors.  Andrew Luck alone does not a #1 team make.

El Jeffe

August 29th, 2011 at 5:06 PM ^

So after that initial blog poll post of Brian's where like 900 people said he was insane for putting Stanford first, he still put them first? Brian, you asked for our input and then you ignored it. Are you secretly my father?


August 29th, 2011 at 8:03 PM ^

New guy screwed up the Wack Ballot Watchdog part, inserting the teams with greatest standard deviation into the slot where weird ballots got called out.