i missed some really good stuff today!!!!!
rookie is correct, we alabama fans love to talk about "the good ol' days". note my post #1,004 talking about bama winning more rose bowls than all but 5 teams from the combined b1G, pac12. and bama aint even been invited since 1946!;-)
if the ap is the only, "stand the test of time" way. hell, let's just keep it! i always liked the idea of having to beat people so bad that even those east and west coast voters who hated you had no option but to vote for you!
but i like the bcs just fine. it keeps us talking smack all year long! the entire season is a playoff, right? someone is still gonna be bitchin, 4, 8 or 64!
i am not sure the upcoming "football tournament" is the best way to award a seasonal champ. it will just identify who is hot and not injured. this year in baseball was the first in several years when the two teams with the best records played in the series and i never like it when a wildcard team wins the series!
to compare what we are talking about, assume we were talking the national open with 90 to 120 dogs annually participating. let's say for example farmer won three of the last four, milligan won one, edwards won one and rorem(i know he winters in texas) won two of the last seven national opens. it would stand to reason that fans of the texas circuit would be a little touchy when someone on rtf came in and low rated the level of dog coming out of texas.;) that's all!
Yea I'm tracking man. Just pointing out the whole #1 Team and AP Poll non-sense.
I (DO) think Neb. was the best team that year and had they played Mich. would likely have beat them.
I also think the AP Poll is the REASON College Football was broken.
It has NOT stood the test of time which is why better systems have been created.
Since when do we trust the MEDIA(AP Poll)? Their bias can bee seen throughout the years. Splitting National Titles based off of pure bias.
The problem is that though they tried to create a better system, I believe they failed. I think the current BCS system is just as arbitrary as the old AP, yet they created this giant media machine with glitzy trophy that lends and air of supremacy to the title it doesn't deserve. That 2003 season end is a perfect example, I believe the AP humans got it right and the preprogramed computers were wrong, both systems were arbitrary, yet the "BCS" champ gets to hold up that glitzy trophy and proclaim for eternity they were the National champs. I am less cynical about the AP than you are, I believe they are humans with all human failings, but I believe they try to get it right.
Plus the whole PRE-SEASON Rank is bullcrap too.
You could essentially always make certain teams start at the bottom.
The BCS(System) with a Play-off System would be MONEY!
The AP can take it to the house.