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November 11, 2007

Current BCS Rankings

  1. LSU
  2. Oregon
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Missouri
  6. West Virginia
  7. Ohio State
  8. ASU

Now, some thoughts.

  • ASU lost (by 12 points, away) to the then #5 team in the country. OSU lost at home to an unranked team.
  • Oklahoma lost to Colorado, ASU beat Colorado. Oklahoma’s SOS is lower than ASU’s (68 vs 50).
  • Kansas’ schedule (e.g. Central Michigan, SE Louisiana, Toledo, Florida International all at home) is weaker than ASU’s (SOS of 73 vs 50). They beat Colorado 19-14, we beat them 33-14.

Just suggesting that ASU should be ranked higher than #8, that’s all.

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  1. Isaac
    November 12, 2007 at 12:33 am

    And both Harvard and Yale are undefeated so far!! Gonna be a great game this weekend :)

  2. John Lynch
    November 12, 2007 at 12:59 am

    For some reason, ESPN never show that game. Wonder why. :)

  3. chezjake
    November 12, 2007 at 9:49 am

    I note that ASU is ranked 4th in the BCS computer standings and has consistently ranked higher there than any of the polls. For at least a couple weeks, they were tied with Ohio State while OSU was ranked #1, and now they rank ahead of them.
    The polls always seem to have a bias in favor of SEC and Big 12 teams — maybe based on the geographic distribution of those polled?

  4. John Lynch
    November 12, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    @ chezjake
    The rankings above are the current BCS ones. ASU *were* fourth (two weeks back) but are now 8th. I’m unclear as to what poll you are referring to.
    However, I agree that there is a bias to the SEC/Big 12!

  5. George
    November 12, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    You need to do better than lose by a dozen to Oregon, who lost to Cal at home. Win out. Kansas is unbeaten, yes they have the hard part of their schedule to go, we will see, I suspect they lose and ASU will lose again.
    If ASU wins out, it will be a strong argument for a shot, but without a playoff it will not happen.

  6. George
    November 16, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    ummm, now ASU lost to Oregon which lost to Arizona (who lost to everyone) and Oregon will also lose to UCLA. So ASU must still win out which I rate unlikely vs USC.
    The net result is you might end tied with USC for conference record, but lose on the head to head – so USC goes to the rose bowl. I doubt there will be two BSC bids for Pac-10 with all teams with two or more loses.

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