BCS Whining

Logic can be a great ally and also a deadly foil. Head to head Texas beat OU. Head to Head Texas Tech beat Texas. Head to Head OU beat Texas Tech. Oklahoma State took Texas to late in the game and came up short in Austin 28-24. OU bested Oklahoma State in Stillwater by multiples of 4. Florida lost to an unranked team. Neutral sites. Home sites. Common opponents. Point differentials. Rules are rules. Sometimes they give you the nod, other times you get left out.

Jeremy sent me the following he found on the subject,

US Ranked 4th

After determining the Big-12 championship game participants the BCS
computers were put to work on other major contests and today the
BCS declared Germany to be the winner of World War II.

“Germany put together an incredible number of victories beginning
with the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland and continuing
on into conference play with defeats of Poland, France, Norway,
Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. Their only losses
came against the US and Russia; however considering their entire
body of work–including an incredibly tough Strength of Schedule–
our computers deemed them worthy of the #1 ranking.

Questioned about the #4 ranking of the United States the BCS
commissioner stated “The US only had two major victories–Japan and
Germany. The computer models, unlike humans, aren’t influenced by
head-to-head  contests–they consider each contest to be only a
single, equally-weighted event.

German Chancellor Adolph Hiter said “Yes, we lost to the US; but we
defeated #2 ranked France in only 6 weeks.” Herr Hitler has been
criticized for seeking dramatic victories to earn ‘style points’ to
enhance Germany’s rankings. Hitler protested “Our contest with
Poland was in doubt until the final day and the conditions in
Norway were incredibly challenging and demanded the application of
additional forces.

The French ranking has also come under scrutiny. The BCS commented
” France had a single loss against Germany and following a
preseason #1 ranking they only fell to #2.”
Japan was ranked #3 with victories including Manchuria, Borneo and
the Philippines.

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