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[NCAA Football] Nov. 9 Polls & BCS Rankings

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by King of 40 Acres, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. King of 40 Acres

    King of 40 Acres Contributing Member

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    [NCAA Football] New BCS Rankings released

    New Coaches' Poll just released:
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/usatpoll.htm


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    1. Alabama (44) 10-0 1,508
    2. Texas Tech (17) 10-0 1,469
    3. Florida 8-1 1,348
    4. Oklahoma 9-1 1,314
    5. Texas 9-1 1,300
    6. Southern California 8-1 1,268
    7. Utah 10-0 1,104
    8. Penn State 9-1 1,074
    9. Boise State 9-0 1,028
    10. Ohio State 8-2 936
    11. Missouri 8-2 883
    12. Georgia 8-2 842
    13. Oklahoma State 8-2 808
    14. Brigham Young 9-1 679
    15. Michigan State 9-2 660
    16. Ball State 9-0 590
    17. North Carolina 7-2 543
    18. TCU 9-2 475
    19. Florida State 7-2 426
    20. LSU 6-3 409
    21. Pittsburgh 7-2 311
    22. Cincinnati 7-2 183
    23. South Carolina 7-3 155
    24. Tulsa 8-1 144
    25. Oregon State 6-3 71

    Dropped out: No. 20 Georgia Tech (7-3, lost to then-No. 19 North Carolina 28-7), No. 21 Maryland (6-3, lost to Virginia Tech 23-13), No. 22 California (6-3, lost to No. 6 Southern California 17-3), No. 23 West Virginia (6-3, lost to then-unranked Cincinnati 26-23 OT), No. 25 Northwestern (7-3, lost to then-No. 12 Ohio State 45-10).

    Others receiving votes
    Others receiving votes: California (6-3) 50; Oregon (7-3) 49; Georgia Tech (7-3) 38; Virginia Tech (6-3) 34; Air Force (8-2) 25; Northwestern (7-3) 13; Wake Forest (6-3) 13; Arizona (6-3) 11; Kansas (6-4) 11; Maryland (6-3) 9; Connecticut (6-3) 8; Minnesota (7-3) 8; Boston College (6-3) 7; Iowa (6-4) 6; Miami (Fla.) (6-3) 5; West Virginia (6-3) 5; Western Michigan (8-2) 5.
     
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  2. Wakko67

    Wakko67 Contributing Member

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    That thing is a joke. How is Oklahoma in front of Texas, when they beat them?

    I knew they would do their best to get Florida back in there. Texas's loss was a better one than Ole Miss.

    What an annoying system.
     
  3. Franchise3

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    I like Florida's ranking. I want UT to jump Oklahoma though. UT vs. Florida would be an awesome game.
     
  4. The Cat

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    UT was ahead of OU in the BCS last week, even when they were No. 7 in the coaches poll and 73 points behind OU. This week, they're No. 5 and only 14 points behind OU -- a virtual tie. I think there's a lot of complaining over nothing. If OU beats Tech, UT controls its own destiny to play for the national championship, imo.
     
  5. DaDakota

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    Because the computers have UT ahead of OK?

    And Floida is overated...they lost at home to a mediocre team...why are they ahead of UT and OU?

    Also, Texas Tech should be number 1....Alabama is not all that impressive.

    DD
     
  6. SamCassell

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    While UT should still be ranked ahead of OU, Texas did gain 2 spots from last week. We jumped Penn State obviously, but also overrated USC. The gap between OU and Texas dropped from 63 points to 14, which is a tiny number to overcome. A convincing Texas win during OU's bye week should do it, but then holding the #4 spot would be a tough task if OU wins out the last 2 weeks.
     
  7. King of 40 Acres

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    AP Top 25
    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/rankingsindex
    1. Alabama (44) 10-0 1,604
    2. Texas Tech (21) 10-0 1,574
    3. Florida 8-1 1,467
    4. Texas 9-1 1,437
    5. Oklahoma 9-1 1,375
    6. USC 8-1 1,311
    7. Penn State 9-1 1,161
    8. Utah 10-0 1,157
    9. Boise State 9-0 1,110
    10. Ohio State 8-2 1,009
    11. Oklahoma State 8-2 963
    12. Missouri 8-2 913
    13. Georgia 8-2 880
    14. Ball State 9-0 677
    15. TCU 9-2 623
    16. Brigham Young 9-1 602
    17. North Carolina 7-2 597
    18. Michigan State 9-2 584
    19. LSU 6-3 552
    20. Florida State 7-2 380
    21. Pittsburgh 7-2 318
    22. Cincinnati 7-2 269
    23. Oregon State 6-3 124
    24. South Carolina 7-3 117
    25. Tulsa 8-1 84

    Others Receiving Votes
    California 73, Virginia Tech 44, Air Force 40, Georgia Tech 29, Arizona 7, Oregon 6, Western Michigan 6, West Virginia 5, Central Michigan 5, Iowa 5, Miami (FL) 5, Northwestern 3, Boston College 3, Maryland 3, South Florida 1, Wake Forest 1, Kansas 1.

    Dropped From Rankings
    West Virginia 20, California 21, Georgia Tech 22, Maryland 23.
     
  8. The Cat

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    For now, yes. Now, if OU were to beat Tech and OSU, their computer rankings would be very similar to Texas. But I expect that just like what happened today, more and more humans will reflect back over the entire season and put UT ahead of OU.
     
  9. plutoblue11

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    Everyone talks about how horrible the BCS is, I can tell you this much, it is better than how they once decided the national title games with the different polls.

    The one thing I can point to that I like about the BCS is that it is essentially unbiased and is not going to overrate a team. If team has a strong strength of schedule with very few losses...I believe they will have a chance at the national title.

    I thought it was right for Texas Tech and possibly other teams to jump over Penn State...who probably shouldn't have been anywhere near the top 5 with USC and couple of odd SEC and Big 12 teams. Also, I hope Penn State doesn't get a bid to the Rose Bowl, let a big 12 team play USC, or one of the odd teams out from the national championship (Florida-SEC, Texas, Oklahoma).
     
  10. Ikorose

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    Penn St losing was a godsend. As everyone knows a Big Ten team has no business up there. In fact no Big Ten team should ever have a ranking higher than 10. Now we're almost guaranteed an SEC vs Big 12 matchup for the championship which would be in the best interest of the fans.

    Hopefully USC plays the other SEC or Big 12 team that doesn't make it. Penn St should play Utah or Boise St.
     
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    One thing that got me thinking last night say Tech does lose to OU, OU then loses to OSU. I know Tech would win the big 12 south but would Texas then move to #2 in the bcs rankings, meaning they would still play for the national championship despite not winning the big 12. Just something I thought they would throw out there. Hopefuly Tech will win vs. OU which will be a very tough task.
     
  12. RedRaiderRocket

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    Just saw JBRockets already posted this scenario. I think if Tech loses to OU, OU beats OSU, they will pass Texas. As for the 2nd spot in the BCS game do they go by rankings too, or is that head to head, or just selected at random?
     
  13. SWTsig

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    florida is not overrated... not even a little.
     
  14. Ziggy

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    I agree. Florida can win it all with ease. I'd take them over anyone with the exception of Bama. But I wouldn't take Bama over some of the Big 12 teams. Paper, rock, scissors type scenario.
     
  15. SWTsig

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    i honestly think florida is the best football team playing right now... i can't see them losing to anyone. but tech is definitely making their case.
     
  16. gucci888

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    From everything I've read, OU is very likely to pass UT if they win out.
     
  17. Ziggy

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    OU is a better team IMO. But Stoops would blow any major bowl anyways. So ya, if I was a Texas fan I would be upset.
     
  18. Franchise3

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    If I was a Texas fan, I'd be upset that people are still calling OU a better team when they already beat OU on a neutral field.
     
  19. percicles

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    Harris Poll

    1 Bama
    2 Texas Tech
    3 Florida
    4 Texas
    5 OU
    6 USC

    Made a jump from 6 to 4. This further validates my theory that people are beging to wise up on the OU being better than Texas nonsense.

    Link
     
  20. SirCharlesFan

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    I'm not an OU or UT fan but I don't like the logic that just because team X beat team Y, that X should be ranked higher than Y. Is it not possible for a neutral observer of football teams to determine that one team is the better overall team than another, but the matchups just favor team X when they play team Y?
     

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