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AP dumps voter ... and it isn't Whitlock

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jay_christley, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    Overheard several times in the box this week:

    "Hey Jim, have you seen an Oklahoma score yet today?"
     
  2. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    This guy would have been better off saying "No comment."
     
  3. Dude lives in Baton Rouge, and the TP doesn't circulate there. Well, you can go to a Barnes and Noble or something, but you can't subscribe to it or get it out of a box or at a gas station.
     
  4. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    How does this become such a big deal? Does the AP take itself this seriously? Maybe this guy has fucked up in the past, but missing one score one week is grounds for loss of vote?

    It's not like this is something that is irreversible. Let's see, he gets to vote next week ... so he can correct himself. Or, better yet, the folks who tabulate could have said, "Hey Jim, you dropped Oklahoma quite a bit after a win, what gives?" To me, it's the same as if I put a grievous error in that gets by a coupla editors and into print. My bad for sure, but it's a team effort, too.

    BTW, speaking of credibility, how is this worse than the many, many voters who vote for teams they NEVER see play?
     
  5. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    They must not enforce that all the time, because if they did, Whitlock's poll would have been yanked last week. So that's two weeks in a row now someone didn't know the outcome of a top 25 team on their ballot. Nice.

    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/33619/#quickreply

     
  6. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    Honestly, if this stuff doesn't happen every week, I'd be floored.
     
  7. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Good thing those voters pay attention to the, y'know, "BC-FBC--Top 25 Fared" which moves on the wire every 30 or so minutes on Saturdays.
     
  8. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    What a marvelous sport and what an joke of a system in determining who the "national champion" is.
     
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    " . . . there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and lawyers . . . they are entitled to a
    little representation, aren't they?"

    -- Sen. Roman Hruska, defending Dick Nixon's braindead Supreme Court nomination of C.
    Harold Carswell . . .
     
  10. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    The AP poll does not in any way help determine the national charmion.
     
  11. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Fixed.
     
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Hey Knute,

    Generally the AP poll vote for a particular state is rotated among the beat writers for a particular program. So the ND beat writer for a particular paper gets it some years, the Purdue, Indiana and Ball State writers get it other years.

    That's usually how it works in every state.
     
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