A schism has developed - not unlike the one foretold in the Terminator movies - between humans and computers where mankind believes Boise State deserves to rise in the polls when they win and computers believe the Broncos should fall in the polls for playing jayvee teams like UNLV. War is coming!
Boise State and the polls
|Chadd Cripe||20||21||▲ 1|
|Mike Prater||20||22||▲ 2|
|Kenneth Massey||28||23||▼ 5|
|Colley Matrix||22||21||▼ 1|
|Anderson Hester||24||21||▼ 3|
This is what the polls are: BCS rankings (two humans and a compendium of computers), USA Today Coaches' Poll (college football coaches and interns of coaches), Harris Poll (somewhat important people somewhat associated with college football), AP Top 25 (media), Chadd Cripe (Idaho Statesman reporter), Mike Prater (Idaho Statesman sports editor), SB Nation Blogpoll (bloggers), Sagarin Ratings w/ ELO_CHESS (computer), Billingsley (computer), Kenneth Massey (computer), Colley Matrix (computer), Anderson and Hester (computer), and Peter Wolfe (computer).
Mark McCarter of the Huntsville Times (Ala.) ranked Boise State No. 16 this week on his AP ballot, the highest of any media member they let vote (no doubt Paul J. would have BSU higher). Boise State is better than Louisville, Rutgers, Texas Tech, and Stanford, according to McCarter.
The Broncos dropped in every single one of the computer polls, falling the most in Jeff Sagarin's ratings (10 spots). As a strange aside, Sagarin's BCS formula has the Ohio Bobcats at No. 18, but his more accurate formula - the one that accounts for score margin - has Ohio at No. 89.
Of note, all the computers dropped Boise State this week, and all of the humans voted the Broncos up.
Now for something we can all take joy in. Here is where the Idaho Vandals are ranked in the computer polls. Of note, there are 124 teams in D1A.
- No. 183 - Sagarin
- No. 162 - Wolfe
- No. 127 - Colley
- No. 120 - Anderson Hester
- No. 118 - Billingsley
- No. 118 - Massey