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Posted on 01/27/2008 6:57:51 AM PST by Mo1
Yeah, got one of those.
It’s time to Hope and Change...
Hey, I bit alot of things.
Now look here Caspar, do I have to out you again?
The Overly Friendly Ghost says, “meh”.
And here I was hoping for some kind of blackmail.............
It’d be fun.
I float like a rock in water.
Fun is riding Doorlock’s garage door up and down while she aims her lever action toaster at you on Halloween...........
Lol! We got a date then? Sounds like my kinda fun! :P
Nutly! Where did you pop up from? Long time no see. Been doing time?
You taught me well, Master Threadkiller! :)
Florida atop first BCS standings
Mike Huguenin, Rivals.com College Football Editor
The top three teams in the first BCS standings of the season are the same top three as in both media polls.
But after that, the BCS standings veer off from the USA Today coaches' poll and the Harris Interactive poll.
Florida, Alabama and Texas are the top three teams in the first standings of the season, which were released Sunday afternoon. Florida was No. 1 in both polls and in four of the six computer polls. Alabama was No. 1 in the Billingsley computer and Iowa - which is sixth in the BCS - was No. 1 in the Colley Matrix.
Boise State, which is fifth in both media polls and in the computer rankings, is fourth in the BCS standings, followed by Cincinnati and Iowa. Each of the first six teams is unbeaten.
USC, which is fourth in both media polls, is seventh in the BCS standings and is the top-ranked one-loss team.
TCU, which is the only other unbeaten team, is eighth in the first BCS standings.
In five of the past six seasons, the team ranked first in the initial BCS standings of the season finished first in the final standings. The only time it didn't happen in that span was last season, when Texas was first in the initial standings.
Since the BCS began in 1998, the worst initial ranking for a title-game participant was LSU in 2003; the Tigers were 12th in the first BCS standings that season. The 12th-ranked team in the first standings this season is Georgia Tech.
Florida State (1999), Oklahoma (2003), USC (2004) and Ohio State (2006) are the four teams that went wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team in the BCS standings.
Boise State is the highest-ranked team from a non-Big Six league. A non-Big Six team is guaranteed a BCS spot in two ways. One is if it finishes in the top 12; the other is if it is ranked in the top 16 and its ranking is higher than that of a conference champion that has an automatic berth. This week, the Broncos are higher than any team from the ACC, Big East, Big Ten and Pac-10.
Other non-Big Six teams in the BCS top 25 are TCU, No. 16 BYU, No. 17 Houston and No. 18 Utah. BYU plays host to TCU this Saturday.
Under BCS rules, only one non-Big Six team is guaranteed a spot if it meets the criteria. Any others would be at-large candidates.
The three components of the BCS standings are the coaches' poll; the Harris poll, voted on by media members and by former players, coaches and administrators; and six computers. Each of the components counts one-third. The best and worst computer rankings are thrown out, and the sum total of the remaining four is divided by 100 (the maximum possible points) to come up with the BCS' computer rankings percentage.
While strength of schedule isn't a BCS component, all six computers have a strength-of-schedule factor in their rankings.
The final BCS standings will be released Dec. 6. Teams first and second in the final standings meet in the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7 in Pasadena, Calif.
Some other items of interest from the first set of standings:
Texas is the only Big 12 team in the top 14. The Longhorns also have the widest computer variance of any team in the BCS top 10. The Longhorns are third in Billingsley but 15th in the Sagarin ratings. The next-highest variance is seven, for TCU; the Horned Frogs are sixth in the Wolfe rankings but 13th in Sagarin.
The only teams in the top five in all six computers were Alabama, Florida and Iowa. The Gators and Crimson Tide were in the top three in all six.
Miami is the highest-ranked ACC team, at No. 10.
Seven teams in BCS top 25 are unranked in the Sagarin computer poll top 25; that's the most of any of the computers used in the formula. Just two in the BCS 25 are unranked in the Colley Matrix and Anderson & Hester computer rankings.
No. 19 Ohio State has the second-lowest average computer ranking of any team in the top 25, at 32nd. No. 25 Kansas' average computer ranking is 33rd.
The highest-ranked ACC team by the computers is No. 12 Georgia Tech, whose average ranking is 10th. Miami, which beat the Yellow Jackets, has an average ranking of 13th.
The Big Ten and SEC each have four teams in the top 25, followed by the ACC, Big East, Big 12, Mountain West and Pac-10 with three each and Conference USA and the WAC with one each.
THE BCS: A CLOSER LOOK Here is the BCS top 12, with the school, its spot in the coaches' poll, its spot in the Harris poll and its BCS computer average. A bonus: We've included NCAA strength of schedule (SOS), which is not part of the BCS formula..
Team .............. Harris./.Coaches./. Comp./. SOS
1. Florida ........ 1st ./. 1st ./. 1st ./. 8th
2. Alabama ..... 2nd ./. 2nd ./. 2nd ./. 43rd
3. Texas .......... 3rd ./. 3rd ./. 6th ./. T-33rd
4. Boise State .. 5th ./. 5th ./. 5th ./. T-59th
5. Cincinnati...... 6th ./. 6th ./. 4th ./. T-67th
6. Iowa ............ 7th ./. 8th ./. 3rd ./. 9th
7. USC ............ 4th ./. 4th ./. 11th ./. T-67th
8. TCU ............ 8th ./. 7th ./. 8th ./. 39th
9. LSU ............. 9th ./. 10th ./. 7th ./. 38th
10. Miami ........ 10th ./. 9th ./. 13th ./. T-22nd
11. Oregon ...... .12th ./. 14th ./. 9th ./. T-18th
12. Ga. Tech .... 13th ./. 13th ./. 10th ./. T-29th
In a manner of speaking...
Mo said she’d change the thread at 10,000.
12. Ga. Tech .... 13th ./. 13th ./. 10th ./. T-29th
You got married???? :)
Oh, yeah. One more thing....just so y’all know.....
BRONCOS REMAIN UNDEFEATED!!!! :P
Care to expound then? I promise not to tell anyone.
(Just lots happening, seminars, start-up company, scrambling for money, out of town guests, etc)...
Sorry, if that sounds a bit crumpy, its just that I'm just sick to death of hopey-changey ... uh ... stuff. Had enough! Feet planted.
And arms akimbo...
Are you peeking? :)
Welcome, my prize student.
Whoa, that’s some unfair advantage there.
LOL. Arms akimbo.... howuknowdat :)
Reminds her of home..........
Column excoriating Floriduh’s (and the SEC’s) powder puff non conference schedule: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news;_ylt=AreL57ru9031xek8WJlLDPscvrYF?slug=dw-bcs102009&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
The moaning, drooling, brain munchiong, that doesn’t put people off as long as you’re an athlete?
And nobody could have told me this before?
Wait. Wait. He retired and now chases cheerleaders.............
I see that sour and grapes are still joined at the hip. Replace the imperfect but reasonably objective BCS with some highly subjective "strength of schedule" wedge in order to give the "big" 10 and USC tickets to the National Championship? You folks tried that once with the phony Rose Bowl arrangement. It didn't work either.
Besides, Delaware State and the various directional Michigans (Western/Eastern/Central/Northern/Southern/Upper/Lower/Inner/Outer, etc.) your favorite team plays are not exactly legends ...
Hey, don’t be hatin’ on my Broncos....cuz I have this sudden urge to start a knife collection. :P
Nully, I’d like to invest in your new company. You take monopoly money? :)
But.. but.. brain munching, drooling, and moaning. that’s acceptable in athletes?
And nobody told me?
All this time?
Bwahahahahaha. It is to laugh.
I have this bridge you should buy.........
Pup will even root for them........until they lose.........
Hmmmm.....Catpup is a Bronco fan too?
Well, at least we know there are two smart people out there.
How ‘bout it, Nully? You care to make it three? :)
If it's like your team, it's a bridge to nowhere.
Speaking of bridges, don't get scared crossing one going to that bingo game tonight. I know they're high, but you can do it.
Hint: Buy two cards.
It's amazing how he always picks the winners...........after the last game is done.........
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