Not only is there bias amongst the media members who vote out of habit rather than analytical results, but the coaches have also ordered a full pitcher of that Kool-Aid of late. I will note that the media did flip Bama and FL this week and rightfully so. But, just 4 coaches changed FL from #1 on their ballot from last week after the ABYSMAL performance by the mighty Tim Tebows. Really coaches? Really? I am convinced that the vast majority of you put zero thought into this weekly activity that affects who the MNC participants will be.
The facts from yesterday:
- Texas won by 3 on a neutral field against a very good defensive unit from OU. Ranked 3rd in points allowed going into the matchup with the Horns.
- Florida needed a last second FG to win...at home mind you...against the 95th ranked defense and unranked Arkansas Razorbacks.
- Bama did what they usually do...win in SEC rushing fashion that bores me to tears, but provides "plumpies" for the coaching brethren that "know best."
I have lost faith in the voters (both coaches and media) to actually use their noggin while they complete their ballots. The bias is horrific at times. The fact that Boise is in the top 10 is a complete farce and makes a mockery of the system. Those votes were garnered and harvested from their upset win over OU a few years back. This is the result of that harvest. Please line up Boise against the likes of OU, Texas, FL, Bama, USC and they will win one out of ten if they are lucky.
Ever wonder if the stigma about the Big XII has to do with OUsux being completely inept on the big stage against top notch opponents?