This week’s BCS shuffle exposes computer polls’ flaws
It’s Week 3 in the BCS poll, which can only mean the standard deviations and quartiles and the infamous Sagarin ELO-Chess formula is now officially unbiased in the computer poll portion of our program.
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Fortunately, this is also the moment where the computer polls are exposed for what they are: just another poll with human flaws.
How else can you explain Florida, third in two computer polls last week and No. 2 overall with the slide rules, moving to No. 1 in the computer polls with a victory over four-loss Georgia? Or Iowa, the No. 1 last week in five of six computer polls, thumping five-loss Indiana and dropping to No. 2?
Or Oregon, embarrassed by Boise State in the season opener—I’m going to say this one more time: The Ducks didn’t get a first down until midway through the third quarter—passing the Broncos in the computer polls?
“I don’t understand any of that stuff,” said Florida defensive endJermaine Cunningham. “All I know is we have to keep winning.”