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BCS standings, why is USC so high

Postby sfhbballnut on Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:22 pm

yes they have one loss, but it was to Oregon State. Please explain this to me.
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Postby P Gizzle on Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:26 pm

Oregon State at one time was ranked. that's it
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Postby Master Bush on Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:13 pm

And they killed Arkansas on the road.
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Postby DogDoc on Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:28 pm

Master Bush wrote:And they killed Arkansas on the road.


May I remind you that that was the first game of the season and Arkansas was playing WITHOUT McFadden and their first string quarterback? If the game were played again against the Arkansas team that LSU beat today, I think the outcome would have been different.
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Postby Master Bush on Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:35 pm

The SEC is overated, and so is Arkansas. But USC sucks too, so who cares.
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Re: BCS standings, why is USC so high

Postby DogDoc on Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:59 pm

sfhbballnut wrote:yes they have one loss, but it was to Oregon State. Please explain this to me.


The only way to possibly explain it is to accept the West Coast bias theory. It's the same reason why ESPN was declaring USC a dynasty last year after having only won one NC (I thought a dynasty had to win more than one).

While I realize rankings is only one part of the BCS formula, USC lobbied for changes after the 2003 season which benefitted them. That was the year LSU edged USC in points due to strength of schedule. The formula changed after that to give SoS less emphasis so that playing in a weak conference such as the Pac10 would not hurt that much in the BCS. Should strength of schedule be a big deal? Hell yes. LSU played *four* top 10 teams this year - all *on the road.* Do you honestly think USC could have done that and still have only 1 loss? For that matter, do you think Ohio State cold have done that?

It just really sucks that the best 2 teams this year won't get a chance to play each other. If only there was a playoff system in Division IA . . .
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Postby DogDoc on Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:02 pm

Master Bush wrote:The SEC is overated, and so is Arkansas. But USC sucks too, so who cares.


All the conferences are to some degree. Unfortunately, we'll never know which team is the best with the screwed up BCS in place.
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Postby sfhbballnut on Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:31 pm

I asked earlier about where Georgia Tech would be had they beaten Notre Dame in the first game of the season and everybody said no where because of the loss to Clemson, but if USC can be that high after losing to Oregon State.....

moot point anyway because they lost but its an interesting thought
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Postby strike wolf on Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:27 am

Master Bush wrote:The SEC is overated, and so is Arkansas. But USC sucks too, so who cares.


No, the SEC comes out every week and beats up on each other. I can honestly say that watching the Texas vs. USC game last year. I feel that there were teams in the SEC that could have beaten either of them.
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Postby strike wolf on Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:28 am

sfhbballnut wrote:I asked earlier about where Georgia Tech would be had they beaten Notre Dame in the first game of the season and everybody said no where because of the loss to Clemson, but if USC can be that high after losing to Oregon State.....

moot point anyway because they lost but its an interesting thought


Umm, I think I was the only one who said the Clemson thing.
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Postby sfhbballnut on Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:16 pm

oh, ok anyway it didn't matter and really not now that we;ve lost to Georgia again, maybe we'll find some help after Reggie Ball leaves, he's a decent QB but bad decision making combined with his height just in't going to work in big games. I've seen some of the new prospects in action, so I'm excited about the coming years and the game next week, we can play better than that and I hope we do
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Postby DogDoc on Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:16 pm

strike wolf wrote:
sfhbballnut wrote:I asked earlier about where Georgia Tech would be had they beaten Notre Dame in the first game of the season and everybody said no where because of the loss to Clemson, but if USC can be that high after losing to Oregon State.....

moot point anyway because they lost but its an interesting thought


Umm, I think I was the only one who said the Clemson thing.


No, I think I joined you there in dismissing the claim that upsetting ND would have changed their season . . .
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Postby reverend_kyle on Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:37 pm

I'm just happy the 3 teams i've rooted for since I was like 6 are doing well..


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Postby P Gizzle on Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:39 pm

the Smurf Turf is pretty cool. one of a kind
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Postby reverend_kyle on Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:40 pm

P Gizzle wrote:the Smurf Turf is pretty cool. one of a kind



indeed bsu is where i'm going to college.....
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