The Disappointment Zone

Musings from a Cleveland sports fan

The stage is set…or not

Posted by disappointmentzone on 15 October 2006

Michigan is now ranked #2 in the newly-released AP poll. Ohio State is still ranked #1 and still has 63 of the 65 first place votes. West Virginia has two first place votes, both votes coming from California: Kevin Pearson of the Riverside Press-Enterprise and Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News.

For questions, you can contact Mr. Wolf via his email address or you can call him at (818) 713-3607. Mr. Pearson is a bit harded to track down, but this email address for the sports desk at the Press-Enterprise is a good start.

The first BCS poll comes out later tonight.

And now the BCS poll is out and…Michigan is #3. USC is #2. OSU is #1. Michigan trails USC by .0618 points. The way USC is playing I can’t imagin that they’ll finish the season in the top two. Looking farther down the list, West Virginia, #5, actually trails Auburn, #4, even though Auburn has lost a game and West Virginia is undefeated. The computers hate West Virginia. If it weren’t for human voters WVU wouldn’t be in the top ten. The computers actually like Boise State, a team ranked #15 in the BCS despite not being ranked higher than #17 in a human poll. The surprise team is Tulsa, ranked #25 even though they aren’t ranked in the top 25 of any human poll. The USA Today poll actually has Tulsa 38th.

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2 Responses to “The stage is set…or not”

  1. Ben said

    I’ve been wondering who’s been giving WV first place votes. I guess wins versus East Carolina and Syracuse really impress these guys

  2. […] The stage is set…or not […]

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