Sandrock wrote:Please point out to me one instance in the six years that I've been on these forums where I've stated that beating Oregon State qualifies as a big win. There's nobody on this board that's more honest about the weaknesses and deficiencies of their team, or more pessimistic about their teams chances of coming away with a win.
Since you're now saying that conference strength is irrelevant, you went out of your way to disparage both the ACC and the Pac-10 for no apparent reason? When I read that post again, it states pretty clearly that you believe that the quality of the conferences dictates the quality of the win, at least pertaining to Boise State. So which is it? Your waffling is incredibly confusing.
My point was that my argument about Boise St has to do with them not being in a major conference in general, which is why I don't understand what the point was with arguing the Pac 10 was good. The point is, Boise's conference is bad. Whether the Pac 10 is better or worse than the Big 10, Big 12, SEC, ACC, etc is irrelevant to that argument. My discussing whether or not Oregon St is a big win actually didn't have to do with you being a fan of them, in fact I wasn't focused on that at all. My point with making that comment is that Boise shouldn't get into the National Championship by saying "we beat Oregon State and Virginia Tech."
I would disagree that the quality of the conference dictates the quality of the win (for example, I think that beating Oregon would be a big win, whereas I don't think the Pac 10 in general is that great). However, the quality of the conference dictates how qualified that conference winner is to go to the National Championship. For example, I think the SEC is better than the Big 10. Therefore, a 1 loss Alabama should get in over a 1 loss Ohio State, because Alabama would have then had a tougher road to that one loss. I guess my main point is that an incredibly difficult out of conference schedule can't make up for an incredibly easy conference schedule.
That said, I do apologize if I came across as condescending pertaining to my comment about Oregon State at the end of my last post. I wasn't trying to implicate that you would be biased based on your rooting interests.