I feel pretty good about my number 1 here. No one has looked better than Alabama thus far.
For the most part I’m pretty pleased with the order I have the unbeaten teams in. It’s the one loss teams that give me pause.
Essentially there isn’t a one loss team with a “good loss”, to my way of thinking. Sure Virginia Tech lost to my number one, but they got totally whipped. There are similar problems with the losses by the other single loss teams. And USC’s loss to Washington continues to look worse.
Here’s my first effort – let’s hear your takes.
(P.S. – When talking about ranking, the term “unjustifiable” is often used – as in it is “unjustifiable that so-and-so is ranked that high”, or “unjustifiable that such-and-such is ranked at all”. What I have seen so far this year that is “unjustifiable” is the preseason polls, in retrospect. The fact that teams continue to cling to being ranked where they are in “conventional” polls in the face of all available evidence is “unjustifiable”. Examples include USC at 7th in both polls despite losing to 2 loss Washington, or the totally mystifying and truly “unjustifiable” ranking of Houston BEHIND Oklahoma State in the Coaches’ Poll, who they thoroughly beat. My utter disdain for tradtional ranking grows with every week.)
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