smalls1129 wrote:Lead, my only problem with your argument is that it hinges (the Polls at least) on the starting position of each team. If Alabama had started out #20 that one loss would have hurt them bad. But because they were perceived to be the best at the beginning of the season, before even playing one game, it did not. Again, you can talk all you want about how clearly it should be to anyone that they are the two best, but I can't get past the fact that they shared 6 opponents to make them the clear best. It does not seem to matter to anyone but me, and I can't even quite say why it matters so much, but I can't stomach the thought that it is just accepted the two best in the country proved it by beating the same 6 teams. I know that their out of conference opponents matter...but really aren't we saying that all the other conferences are weak as shit and that's why the don't deserve to be in the game. It just feels like a circular argument that is just serving a self fulfilling prophecy.
They didn't start at number 20 because of the previous season, and the big time talent on the roster.
Should they have started at number 20 and you watched NCAA division 1 football, If you didn't have them at one or 2 after a couple weeks, well, you wouldn't know football if one spiraled into your temple.
Again, damned near EVERYONE, including every rating poll, hell, including most people arguing with me have LSU and Alabama as CLEARLY the two best teams in the country. I can't say there's been an argument otherwise.
So, the argument isn't who the two best teams in the country are, it seems to be why the two best teams in the country should not play.
I think it makes logical sense that the two best teams play. That seems both just and fair to me. But if you think otherwise that's fine, but it is what it is, you are arguing against the two best teams playing.
We all agree the system is flawed, but with what we have in front of us, I don't see a fairer solution.
Lastly Smalls, the "other conferences are weak as shit" argument, well, I'm not shouting that from the mountaintops. It matters, but more importantly, THOSE TEAMS FROM THE WEAK CONFERENCES HAD THEIR SHOT. Your argument infers that OK State, Boise or Stanford are sitting there undefeated, and I want Alabama over them based on what I think. For the record, if one of them ran the table they should be in, and the "Alabama had its shot" argument is valid. Once they all lost the "Alabama had it's shot" argument doesn't work, cause all those others had there shots to - against much easier teams to beat, and they blew it.