Free Bagel wrote:Metroid wrote:Maybe because they beat #18 Florida St., #14 Georgia Tech, and #8 Oklahoma. Yeah they got manhandled by a very good VT team but they have beaten 3 ranked opponents.
FSU is a joke (2-4 and was 41 seconds away from losing to JACKSONVILLE STATE) and OU is likely to drop out of the top 25 this week as well. So they will have beaten a top 20 team in GT, and gotten blown out by VT.
How is that much better than Nebraska (beat Mizzou, lost to VT by 1 point), who's outside the top 15?
EDIT: OU just scored, if they manage to eek out a win against UT this week that would definitely make Miami look better.
I hear ya Bagel, I really do. But I try not to strip the significance of the ranking when the teams play. At least not in the early going. I do take into account how the teams finish, closer to the end of the season I take the opponents performance more into consideration than I do just 5 games into the season. The difference I see right now between Nebraska and Miami is that Nebraska has played 2 ranked opponents and lost to one, while Miami has played 4 and lost to one.