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Even Kent State gets to partake of the SEC bias. They make it to 25 but lost to Kentucky. Thats a quality loss.
I've been thinking the same thing. I don't want to bump K St out of the National Championship game only to let Alabama sneak back in.
I wish there could be a concensus on a set of basic rules for how far a team rises or drops in the polls, regardless of the school's conference affiliation. For example, a higher ranked team should automaticly drop below the team they lost to, which means Bama should be behind Aggie, regardless! Therefore never lose to a lower ranked opponent, a real punishment & correct the bias of conference affiliations.
Patience, my children.
First, take care of your business on the field.
Second, the playoff is coming.
Lastly, act like OU means something more than if you were playing Kansas.
SEC has five teams in Top 10, six in top 12. I'd give anything for us to play in the Sec. aggy made a good move, bothers me to say that. Looks like they made a good hire too. IMO we need to find a way to beat K St, think we would have a chance if we were playing at home in good weather. We played them tough last year but our defense has had a significant downturn and their offense has improved.
We're ranked one whole spot above that bastion of football, La Tech. Aggots over performing, UT under performing for the 3rd year in a row. Time to give Mack and Manny a raise. That'll fix the problem!
What is the difference? Vegas is just the stock market of sports. Bettors place money on bets they believe will win. Final line is essentially the consensus of the betting world.
Vegas lines are public perception. I agree with the poster that thinks using Vegas lines would make a better top-25 than the AP voters.
This is why rankings have no place in a real playoff world. There should be a qualifying goal period. Otherwise, not this poll, but others end up in the equation. I'm sorry, but you can't just keep playing SEC shuffle every year.
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