College Football Preview 2009: Playoff Edition

Posted by Scott Pusich on August-28-2009 Add Comments

Much as I anticipate the start of college football season, I detest the "beauty pageant" format that is the standard by which teams are judged worthy of being ranked even before the season begins.

Even the BCS boffins realized that this was corrupting their precious algorithms which decided the two teams that get to compete for the tiara... um, crystal ball... uh, "national championship", and do not even bother to compute rankings for the season until a sufficient number of games have been played (i.e., enough raw data for the CURRENT season is available).

That said, the polls are still heavily factored into the algorithms, and so the bias evident in preseason (summer) polling leaves a bitter taste that can often still affe...

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