Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by billbird2111:
They were? I thought we were ahead. You mean I wuz wrong?
Edit: No KRS, you're wrong. Check your stats. NIU was NOT above Fresno State last week. They jumped four slots this week and passed us.
FOR NO GODDAMNED REASON!
As I already stated....NIU has been ranked above Fresno in the computer rankings since the BCS standings came out. The BCS standings are a combination of human polls and computer rankings...those computers like NIU better than Fresno, and NIU made a huge leap in the computer polls this week while Fresno actually dropped a spot.
Do you even BCS bro ?
OK KRS -- in answer to your question -- do I BCS? The answer is no. But a challenge is a challenge.
BCS computer rankings are based upon six computer rankings. Some of these rankings allow you to click back, week by week, but at least four of them do not. Sagarin ratings are impossible to find.
But this is what I found:
Jeff Sagarin: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/sagarin.htm
Week: 12 Anderson and Hester: http://andersonsports.com/football/ACF_n173.html
Richard Billingsley: http://www.cfrc.com/
Week 11: Colley Matrix: http://www.colleyrankings.com/foot2013/rankings/rank11.html
Massey Ratings: http://www.masseyratings.com/
Dr. Peter Wolfe: http://prwolfe.bol.ucla.edu/cfootball/home.htm
Note the Anderson and Hester and the Colley Matrix rankings. These are the only two that offer week by week glimpses of where each team is ranked based upon each computer model. Note that in Week 12, the Fresno State Bulldogs were ranked ABOVE NIU, and in the Colley Matrix rankings, the Bulldogs were slotted five spots HIGHER than NIU in Week 11.
Yet, by week 13, both of those models flipped and put NIU in front of Fresno State. WHY?
Schedules for both teams are comparable. They're not playing ANYONE of note. Yet, somehow, in the past two weeks, the rankings have turned against Fresno State with no explanation as to why.
This is why fans HATE the BCS. With a passion. Fresno State gets a shot at glory once a decade, only to get screwed out of the deal by the whim of a computer ranking, with no explanation as to how or why that computer ranking suddenly changed.
You're wrong in your assumption that these computer models had NIU in front of Fresno State "from the beginning." At least two of them did not.
[ Edited by billbird2111 on Nov 25, 2013 at 2:36 PM ]