A Fleshner Fantasy wrote: Metroid wrote:
Oregon slips to #8 while Arkansas, who in consecutive weeks beat Ole Miss and Vandy by a grand total of 8 points, moves ahead to #7. What a bunch of crap.
I really wouldn't worry about it too much. Rankings near the middle of the year mean basically nothing, and Arkansas isn't going to run the table the rest of the year, so Oregon will end up ahead of them anyway.
Oh I know, it's just the fact that Arkansas jumped ahead when their body of work just doesn't justify it. I'm not saying Oregon's body of work is vastly better, but it's good enough to have kept them from being jumped by a team that has had two close games with awful teams in the last two weeks.
In all of Oregon's wins, they have won by at least 2 touchdowns. Both Oregon and Arkansas have played two currently ranked teams, both dropping one, Oregon to the #1 team (in a game they were competitive in) and Arkansas to the #2 team (in a game they were never in). And they both have a win over a ranked team, #19 ASU for Oregon, and #22 Auburn for Arkansas.
Oregon's opponents have a better winning percentage than Arkansas, and Oregon's opponents have played more currently ranked teams, 10 to 9.
Like I said, it's not that Oregon is so much better, it's just that Arkansas has done nothing to warrant jumping the Ducks....other than being in the SEC.
And don't even get me started on the Sooners.