Another Week, Another Upset, Another Reason Why Preseason Rankings Mean Squat

Posted by Kimberley Nash on September-25-2009 Add Comments

Last night the South Carolina Gamecocks "upset" the Ole Miss Rebels. It was a great win for the Gamecocks and a horrific outing for Ole Miss and Jevan Snead.

However, anyone who follows the Southeastern Conference (SEC) should not have been surprised by the Gamecock win. Personally, it would have been more of a surprise had Ole Miss gone in there and actually handled South Carolina the way some thought they would.

The problem with the rankings system in college football is that is gives too much credence to teams based on what they have done in the past. Football is played on a yearly basis—whatever any team did the prior year shouldn't hold water.

For example, the 2008 Georgia Bulldogs were ranked No. 1 in the nat...

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