Editorial: College football polls - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Editorial: College football polls

The following is an editorial from FOX6 WBRC-TV General Manager Lou Kirchen, first aired on Tuesday, November 2, 2010:

I've been a football fan for a lot of years…but I just don't get it.  UNDEFEATED Auburn has been ranked #1 in the BCS standings.  Then, last weekend, Auburn and Oregon both play teams of average ability on the road.  We wake up Monday and Auburn is #2…What's that about?

Statistically Auburn and Oregon are very closely matched…but what justified the flip in the ranking?  I know…it's a combination of human and computer polls.

Some have said it doesn't really matter whether Auburn is #1 or #2…because as long as they are at least #2 they'll play in the championship game.  While, logically, all of that may be true, and certainly being #2 in the country is no small feat…I'd bet a lot of Auburn fans would say it does make a difference.  Are the polls fair… #1 or #2?    Does it matter to you?

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