Skip to comments.Simulated BCS Standings: Week 4
Posted on 09/28/2010 1:42:17 PM PDT by C19fan
5: THE Ohio State University
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I prefer this one: Yahoo! User Rankings1.Alabama 2.Ohio State 3.Nebraska 4.Oregon 5.Arkansas
Lest we forget...The 1916 Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech football game was a college football game played on October 7, 1916, between the Georgia Tech Engineers and the Cumberland College Bulldogs. The game became the most lopsided in the history of college football, as Georgia Tech was victorious 2220.
Cumberland College, a school in Lebanon, Tennessee, had discontinued its football program before the season but was not allowed to cancel its game against the Engineers. The fact that Cumberland’s baseball team had crushed Georgia Tech earlier that year 22-0 (amidst allegations that Cumberland used professionals as ringers) probably accounted for Georgia Tech coach John Heisman’s running up the score on the Bulldogs. He insisted on the schools’ scheduling agreement, which required Cumberland to pay $3,000 ($59,780 in inflation-adjusted terms) to Tech if its football team failed to show. So, George E. Allen (who was elected to serve as Cumberland’s football team student manager after first serving as the baseball team student manager) put together a scrub team of 14 men to travel to Atlanta as Cumberland’s football team.
According to the “Sports Hall of Shame” book series, another reason for Heisman’s plan to run up the score was that collegiate rules at the time ranked teams based on how many points they scored. Heisman did not consider that statistic a true mark of a team’s success, and may have unleashed his players on Cumberland to make his point.
Legend has it that in spite of being up by 126 points at halftime, Heisman fired up his team to keep the assault going by saying, ``You can't tell what those Cumberland players have up their sleeves!''.
I'm a fan of BSU, and I think they are way too high on this ranking.
That being said, Oregon State was ranked #24 when they played this last Saturday, and VA Tech was ranked #6 when they played on September 6.
If oregon State and Virginia Tech add more losses onto their records, the Broncos will NOT play for the National title. Not with their schedule.
Nothing more important than “simulated BCS standings”!
Here come the Cardinal! #11.
What can I say? Roll Tide, and War Eagle until the Iron Bowl.
I’d love to take a few Aubies at work down a peg or ten.
War Eagle! It was ausome on Saturday. Were you there? Although I live on The Plains, I watched it on TV. At $40 a seat, there is no way I could pay that.
They've got 4-0 Stanford rated #19, and 3-1 Texas #12.
Lessee, Stanford beat UCLA 35-0, and UCLA beat Texas 34-12. Did this not compute?
Getting by Rice and Wyoming must have given Texas an insurmountable lead.
True. I just wish BSU could get more into their schedule as far as ranked teams go. I'd be willing to see them lose, just for a chance to play stronger teams.
It is noted that the SEC dominates the rankings with 3 teams in the top 10. Having said that, this Auburn Alumna puts no credence in the BCS.
I went into the Lids store at the mall here and asked if they had BSU hats (they have hats for nearly every other college). The guy behind the counter said when they win a national championship, maybe they would stock them...
Puleeze.... there is nothing so obnoxious as NFL players identifying themselves as from “THE Ohio State Univ.”, as if there is some other University also known as Ohio State. . 2nd place goes to the guys who say they are simply from “the U” (i.e., Univ of Miami). I’ll cheer for any of the other 9 on the list, but find THE university obnoxiously arrogant.
BSU and TCU cannot be taken out of context by considering one season. The fact is that they are ranked this high based on their accomplishments in the past four or more seasons. I blame the BCS system which has favorite conferences, but does nothing to encourage their favorites to schedule tough out-of-conference games. BSU and TCU get a lot of flack for playing teams that they are obligated to play in conference, but Alabama, Ohio State and Texas should be heavily penalized for scheduling SJSU, Austin Peay, and Wyoming.
Give Jemian a break, he is an Auburn grad after all - which explains his mistake. ;-)
HOW BOUT THEM DAWGS!!!!! WOOF WOOF WOOF!!!! (yes WE SUCK! and got handed our butts by a high school team this week (Miss St) but I will cheer none the less)
4? I missed the fourth. There’s us, bama and LSU. Who did I miss?
TCU also beat Oregon State.
And at least I know how many letters are in Mississippi!
Y’all will have to come by the house sometime. Freepmail me if you get a chance.
“Computers love UF as they are ranked 7 in the human polls. THE Ohio State University’s recent cup cake non-conference games have hurt their computer ranking.”
OSU always manages to show their true ranking when they play UF ...
There is a restaurant in Alex City which he went to when he was a student.and it had great food. Do you know which one I am talking about? Maybe we could meet there. It is about a mile from the main highway through Alex City. I think I got the catfish.
or any other SEC team.
No, I have no idea. You know that restaurant on 280 which overlooked the lake has closed. That’s the only one I’m familiar with (except I never ate there). But, if y’all want, you could come to my home in Auburn and we would treat you.
Yeah, we were going to go there but it was closed. When I talk to him, I will ask him what the name of the restaurant is. Have to talk to him first. It is my car but he does the driving! Will let you know. When we went down 2 weeks ago, he rode the bus from McDonald’s down from the hotel to the game. It was a lot easier on him. I did not plan to go anywhere so he drove the car there and left it like others did.
Yeah, we were going to go there but it was closed. When I talk to him, I will ask him what the name of the restaurant is. Have to talk to him first. It is my car but he does the driving! Will let you know. When we went down 2 weeks ago, he rode the bus from McDonald’s down from the hotel to the game. It was a lot easier on him. I did not plan to go anywhere so he drove the car there and left it like others did. He said he rode up the elevator at the stadium and there were 4 bowl reps on it too. They were there to see Auburn.
If y’all were at the Hilton Garden Inn by Provino’s, that is about a mile away from my house.
Game traffic is absolutely crazy!
I love it! I always check traffic on my phone.
It is a beautiful campus. And actually Auburn has a fairly conservative faculty, which is more than can be said for Alabama.
But I grew up in Tuscaloosa, and have three degrees from Alabama.
Oh, well. November is coming up fast, and we’ll see.
And yet, I'll bet they stock hats from teams that haven't won a national championship in decades.
I was at that game. There was a truly obnoxious Auburn fan (redundant I know) right behind me. That game truly hurt.
They are supposed to make a movie about that game. My friend had never told me about it. Someone on this site told me. He has an old football injury so he has an elevator pass at the stadium. He said 4 bowl reps were there to watch Auburn. Guess they must have been special to ride the elevator! That was 2 games ago. We have so much fun together. His wife died several years ago from cancer and hubby died in 06 from liver cancer. Guess God knew what He was doing when He got us together. We are both nuts! We went to the Outback Bowl last year. Met some really nice fans from AU and Northwestern. What a crazy game it was. We ate at The Columbia Restaurant several times. If you are ever there, you have to eat there.
The name of that restaurant I was telling you about is Cecil’s. Do you know where it is? He said we could go there on a Friday before the game on Sat. Would be fun.
No, but we could find it.
The fact that Nebraska's wins have come against Western Kentucky (who hasn't won a game since September 2008), Idaho (who has had one winning season since 1999), and South Dakota State (a division I-AA, or whatever they're called now, team), demonstrate how stupid Yahoo Users are.
I like Nebraska and Bo Pelini, but no way they should be ranked higher than a lot of the other major conference undefeateds.
BSU tried to get teams to play them, even offering to forgo the home-and-home that schools often agree to. I’d like to see a rank penalty if a college has an open date on their schedule, is challenged by another team, and chooses not to play.
Virginia Tech and Oregon State have been good teams in recent years, yet if they suck this year, BSU gets penalized. What a system.
Good games this weekend:
Wisconsin vs. Michigan State
Penn State vs. Iowa
Texas vs. Oklahoma
Stanford vs. Oregon
Florida vs. Alabama