Monday, November 20, 2006

Big Ten Bias?

Michigan, ranked #2, loses a regular season game. And doesn't drop a single spot. I don't care if they lost to #1, it is unfreakingbelievable. I haven't researched it, but I don't recall that ever happening before. You can absolutely bank on the fact that if two SEC teams were ranked 1 and 2 and played each other, there is no possible way that the loser would still be ranked #2 after the loss.

In the case establishing that the media has a huge bias in favor of teams from the north and east (i.e. Big Ten, ND, and those major schools in the northeast), please mark this as plaintiff's exhibit #7954.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has happened before in the BCS standings. OU was #1, lost to an unranked (or lowly ranked) K-State team in the Big 12 title game and still held on to play in the BCS title game, which they lost.

9:18 AM, November 21, 2006  
Blogger Headless Blogger said...

Stan - What polls are you watching? The bias is against the Big 10 - Wisconsin 11-1 (only loss to #2 Michigan) is barely in the top ten.

A OU-UM rematch in the BCS title game would be wrong (unless Notre Dame creeps up). Michigan had its chance and lost. Bowl games should be inter-conference in order to determine the relative strength of teams that don't normally compete. I'd like to see Florida in it if they can win out.

9:33 AM, November 21, 2006  

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