FanPost

A Quick Review of the Final Coaches Poll

As noted by 2Bearnest in the Fanshots, the final USA Today Coaches Poll was released this morning  (Link here).   Let's not forget these polls make up 1/3rd of the BCS formula.   Bo Pelini ranked Texas #1 so maybe we should lay off the "Stay Classy Bo" talk for a while.  Texas also received #1 rankings from Bobby Akey of Idaho, Tim Brewster of Minnesota, and Mark Dantonio of Michigan State.

Among the most stunning decisions, I submit the following:

1)    Les Miles (LSU): ranked Cincinnati 8th! Behind 2 loss teams Oregon and Ohio State!

2)    Charlie Weatherbie  (UL-Monroe): Was the only coach to rank Texas 4th (behind TCU and Cincinnati) despite UT ripping apart his team to the tune of 58-20.  Imagine what Cinci would have done to them!   Okay, all those teams are undefeated, so I will give him the benefit of the doubt on that.  Then Mr. Weatherbie completely omitted LSU!   In his eyes, LSU isn’t Top 25 caliber, but Troy, East Carolina, and Houston are. He also had Northwestern at 16!

3)    Dewayne Walker (New Mexico State): Didn’t think Nebraska and Ndamakong Suh were top 25 material, but was the only coach to rank Nevada!

4).   Gary Pinkel (Missouri):   Pinkel ranked Boise State 9th.  Yes, 9th, behind Oregon (who they beat) and Ohio State. 

5)   Troy Calhoun (Air Force):  Coach Calhoun thought Florida was so impressive in the SEC title game that he wanted to give them a chance at a rematch!  Yes, he ranked Florida #2 ahead of Big 12 Champ Texas, TCU, and Cinci.

Did anyone else spot an indefensible ranking?

All comments, FanPosts, and FanShots are the views of the reader-authors who create them.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Burnt Orange Nation

You must be a member of Burnt Orange Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burnt Orange Nation. You should read them.

Join Burnt Orange Nation

You must be a member of Burnt Orange Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burnt Orange Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker