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Did Michigan get shafted by Tressel's abstaining from the vote?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Johnny Dangerously, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    I'm no mathemetician, and I don't even play one on TV, so I'm asking. Could that have been the difference? The formula doesn't simply go by 1, 2, 3, etc., but the actual poll points. Has anyone worked this out yet? I'd be interested to know.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No. He would have had to leave Florida off the ballot.
  3. They probably did.
    I don't care.
    I'd still rather see USC in that game anyway.
    But, if Tressel did abstain, that game in Ann Arbor next year is must-see TV already.
    J_D -- what are all those LSU Rose Bowl tickets going for these days?
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Aren't we talking about something like 16 one-thousandths of a point?

    Fenian, most of the 42,500 were ticket requests, not purchases, so most LSU fans are fine. Now, about those non-refundable airplane tickets ...
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member


    Michigan finished 26 points behind Fla. in the coaches poll.
    Even if Tressel voted them No. 1 and left Fla off his ballot, Michigan is still 3rd in the coaches poll, a point behind Fla.
    And it still trails Fla. in the BCS average.
  6. Damn.
    Those could buy a lot of bus rides down I10 to the Sugar Bowl, couldn't they?
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Fair enough. But what if Tressel got just one best coaching buddy to vote the same?

    26 becomes 13.

    Just saying.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

  9. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    No. They got shafted by half of the moron voters.

    Oops. Do I sound bitter?
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The voters are morons. That applies to the media, the coaches and the Harris poll...

    The only reason Florida is playing in that game is because people don't want to see a rematch. I understand that, but the point of the system is to pair up the two best teams. I don't think that happened...

    Meyer also helped himself by shamelessly lobbying. That was smart on his part to do and stupid on Lloyd Carr's part not to do.

    I don't feel sorry for Michigan as much as I just hate the system.
  11. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Rather see USC in that game? They should not have tanked that game on Saturday. That's too bad and so sad. Pete, take your team back to Pasadena and beat Michigan. The Rose Bowl will be a great grudge match.

    Mizzou, remember, all of that shameless plugging helped Mack Brown....

    And of course the voters are morons or just lazy. They are not going to watch every single game and all of the top ten teams in America. What the fuck else did all of us expect them to do? Sit comatose in front of the t.v. all Saturday?

    Get rid of the human polls if that's going to be the case and rip the polls from the coaches.

    Let Jeff Sagarin's geeky computer figure it out.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm all for the computer doing all of it... You can't lobby the computer...

    Or here's an idea...

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