The BCS did they get it right?

Did the BCS get the first computerized poll right or is something wrong or missing?

Upon further review of the 1st poll, something is most definitely missing and evidently wrong. If we examine the poll under a microscope we reveal the facts. 50% of the SEC is represented in both the BCS and USA Today coaches poll. Is that fair or is that vested interests based upon the significant advantage that the BCS coaches have in the USA Today Coaches Poll over the number of Non-BCS coaches whom vote?

Lets look at the SEC in the Top 10 of the BCS poll:

Alabama #1 in the BCS (6-0) record of opponents already played(19-19), and still needs to play an FCS opponent scheduled at the end of the season. Of those 6 games played only 3 possess winning records. FACT: Since 1996 , Alabama possesses the highest non-conference scheduling rate with a  90.1% home field advantage in non-conference games scheduled. Alabama 55 home games and 6 away games. Alabama 2 national championships. Alabama has only played 4 non-conference BCS programs away. Ask yourself this Q? Why didn’t Alabama play Michigan in Ann Arbor? I know that answer… do you.

Florida #2 (6-0) record of opponents already played(21-18), and still needs to play an FCS opponent scheduled at the end of the season. Of those 6 games played only 3 possess winning records and 1 is at 50%. FACT: Since 1996, Florida possesses the 6th highest non-conference scheduling rate with an 83.3% home field advantage in non-conference games played.  Florida 50 home games and 10 away games. Did you know that  Florida has NEVER left the state of FLA for non-conference game since 1991 and that was at SYR. Prior to that, it was 1989 at Memphis. Florida 2 national championships.

LSU#6 (6-1) record of opponents already played(19-19) and already played their FCS opponent. Of those 7 games played only 2 possess winning records and 1 is at 50%. Since 1996, LSU possesses the 4th highest non-conference scheduling rate with an 85.2% home field advantage in non-conference games played. LSU 52 home games and 9 away games. Did you know that since 1996, LSU has scheduled 37 Non-BCS programs at home and only 1 Non-BCS program away. LSU 1 national championship.

South Carolina#7 (6-1) record of opponents already played(21-24) and still needs to play an FCS opponent scheduled at the end of the season. Of those 7 games played only 3 have winning records. Since 1996, South Carolina possesses the 18th highest non-conference scheduling rate with a 76.7% home field advantage in non-conference games played. South Carolina 46 home games and 14 away games. South Carolina 0 national championships.

 

Now lets look at the remaining top 5 of the BCS:

Oregon #3 (6-0) record of opponents already played (16-17) and already played their FCS opponent. Of those 6 games played 2 possess winning records and 2 are at 50%. Since 1996, Oregon possesses a non-conference scheduling rate of 71.7% in home field advantage in non conference games played, which is ranked in the top 1/3rd of FBS ranked teams. Oregon 38 home games and 15 away games. Did you know that since 1996, Oregon has played more non-conference BCS programs away than home.

Kansas State#4(6-0) record of opponents already played (15-15) and already played their FCS opponent. Of those 6 games played 3 possess winning records. Since 1996, Kansas State possesses the 7th highest non-conference scheduling rate with an 81.6% home field advantage in non-conference games played. Kansas State 49 home games and 11 away games. Did you know that since 1996 Kansas State has played an even amount of non-conference games with BCS opponents home and away.

Notre Dame #5 (6-0) record of opponents already played (22-16) and NEVER schedules an FCS opponent. Of those 6 games played 4 possess winning records and 2 are at 50%. Since 1996, Notre Dame possesses a non conference scheduling rate of 66.6% in home field advantage in non-conference games played, which ranks in the top 1/3rd of FBS ranked teams. Notre Dame 42 home games and 21 away games. Did you know that since 1996, Notre Dame has significantly played more BCS games non-conference games home and away than every SEC team by more than 200% or more.

With this information, I did not count the records of any FCS programs played due to the fact that FCS programs do not play for the BCS title. How can you count something that does not have the fair opportunity to play for the BCS title.  As for determining Notre Dames non-conference games, ask me. What does this mean….. It means that the SEC is more than likely receiving a significant voting bias by the human polls and manipulating the computers polls with scheduling advantages. Here is a funny FACT and missing from the BCS poll. Ohio U is (7-0) this year and not ranked in the Top 25 of the BCS or USA Today Coaches Poll, but is ranked 25th in AP poll. Ohio U. plays by the same rules as the rest of the FBS programs but not considered as a credible program. Right now they are the #1 seed in my 16-team playoff format. They have not lost any games this year. We will see how that plays out as the season progresses.

The Poll should be read:

  1. Notre Dame
  2. Florida
  3. Kansas State
  4. Oregon
  5. Alabama

What will be posted next.. stay tuned…..and follow along.

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