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Old 09-04-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Why the polls are frustrating

They have little meaning until October, yet early rankings set up good programs for failure.

Is this done deliberately?

Yes and no.

If you were a pollster and you ranked both Georgia and Clemson highly, you would feel compelled to kick the loser to the curb, and exagerate the winner.

The only survey of AP sportwriters and coaches I care about are the only ones that matter.

Those rankings come out in January of next year!

Until then forget about where Clemson is ranked now or next week and let's just focus on beating our next opponent!

And, by the way, we have the luxury of settling the Clemson ranking score shortly before we go to Atlanta!
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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"Take care of play on the field and the polls will work itself out". - Unknown
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why the polls are frustrating

Only in the ap poll could a team you have beaten 4 times in a row jump you because they beat a team you have beaten 3 times in a row
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:45 PM   #4
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Only in the ap poll could a team you have beaten 4 times in a row jump you because they beat a team you have beaten 3 times in a row
Very well said sir.

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Old 09-04-2013, 10:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why the polls are frustrating

They shouldn't even have polls until the 1st week in October. But they do. And everyone has something talk / bitch about.
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Only in the ap poll could a team you have beaten 4 times in a row jump you because they beat a team you have beaten 3 times in a row
It is a beauty contest.

Part of the contest, as a judge, is to look good while you worry about what your peers think, so you pick the prettiest team, based upon what you picked the week before.

This is the problem.

No college football program is settled until November.

Let's be there then, scratching and clawing our way to January.

Adjust your acceptance of disappointment to expectations of winning it all.

Damn Clemson, damn Georgia, damn the torpedoes, let's win it all!
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: Why the polls are frustrating

The one thing that is true about the polls...if your going to lose make sure you lose early.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:29 PM   #8
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Default Re: Why the polls are frustrating

Capt Dave on 107.5 said it my favorite way...

It's a bunch of young ladies in a dorm talking about football.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:51 PM   #9
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Default Re: Why the polls are frustrating

Simple....

Huge impact on who plays for the crystal ball, there are 3 of them and they're way too subjective.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:20 AM   #10
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Default Re: Why the polls are frustrating

What will be ranked after we beat Georgia?
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Default Re: Why the polls are frustrating

We sound like clemson guys, yes we beat clemson 4 times in a row but that is history and yes we beat the dawgs 3 times in a row but that is history. The past few years of success will not help us win this game saturday. Clemson beat a top 5 team so yes the polls this week will show that. Do I like it? Hell no but it will work it self out when we beat that ass in November.
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6 because no one ahead of us will lose....
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Default Re: Why the polls are frustrating

It aint the polls fault that Ga screwed the pooch.

It aint the way I wanted it or expected it but let Clemson ride out the year highly ranked and respected till we whip them in November and take it away from them. We will fix it just like Clowney fixed the bad call in our bowl. Rip it from them by force.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:05 AM   #14
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Default Re: Why the polls are frustrating

The polls are only frustrating if you put too much stock in them. Clemson's
only where they are now because the guys who get paid to guess,
guessed wrong a month or so ago when they decided to put UGA as the
#5 team in the nation despite having lost a TON of players on their defense.

Instead of Dropping UGA out of the top 15 as they should have done, and
moved everyone else up, they decided to make their wrong guess look
accurate by moving Clemson up to where UGA was leaping other teams
that won as well. .... They didn't want to admit they were wrong, and
will now have to justify their paychecks again next week when UGA gets
kicked around again by one of the teams that got leaped the previous week.
Making them WRONG again. Don't sweat it.... We in the Top 10 right
now, and as long as you win the next game, the middle season / late
season polls will be a lot more accurate and less WRONG.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:06 AM   #15
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Default Re: Why the polls are frustrating

The AP poll...let's be honest, how many of those guys every strapped on pads and played the game?

I'd say a very low percentage. In fact, I would be interested in the number.

Yet we rely on them the most to discuss and rate the sport of football.
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What will be ranked after we beat Georgia?
at best 5th, probably still 6th since no one in front of us looks likely to lose. If we beat Ga by a ton again in Athens the coaches poll might swap us and Clemson but I wouldn't count on it unless Clemson has an emotional letdown and struggles beating SC State.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:31 AM   #17
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Default Re: Why the polls are frustrating

The polls are pretty much meaningless this time of year. Right now with ESPN talking up Tahj Boyd and Smokin Sammy Clemson is the pretty pick after beating Georgia. Of course for some reason nobody seems to take into consideration that Clemson gave up 575 yards and 35 points at home and at night.

As long as we keep winning we will be top 5 when the BCS poll comes out.
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People generally DO put too much stock in the early polls unfortunately. They are used to generate hype for certain matchups regardless of not really knowing how good teams are. The winner of those hyped games gets real respect. It's kind of ridiculous but that is basically the way it is.
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so polls should be based on history? schools field different teams each year.
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I can remember when everyone was thrilled just to be IN a poll...now we are complaining because we are 6 vs 4 or 5...cmon man.
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