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    BCS Standings question...

    It says that Northern Illinois finished ranked #16 in two polls and #19 in the third. How do they finished ranked #15?



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    Re: BCS Standings question...

    A couple computer polls had them up at #12. It's all a bunch of crap.



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    Re: BCS Standings question...

    everyone hates it when a non aq makes it on this rule but when a big east team makes it no one cares



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    Re: BCS Standings question...

    Boise State, who was 15 in both polls, had horrible computer rankings which dropped them down to 19. Nebby and UCLA, who had better computer rankings than Northern Illinois, were a couple of spots lower than Northern Illinois in the human polls, which was enough to get Northern Illinois into the BCS.


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    Re: BCS Standings question...

    Quote Originally Posted by bowlfan912 View Post
    everyone hates it when a non aq makes it on this rule but when a big east team makes it no one cares
    No, I hate that Louisville and Wisconsin are in over OU, Georgia, LSU, and aTm as well, OP asked about NIU.

    Shouldn't matter what conference, it should matter by how good you are... such a simple concept.



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    Re: BCS Standings question...

    Sorry if this seems easy and I'm just not getting it. I'm not bagging on NIU here, I just don't understand the math. Harris has them at 16, Coaches have them at 16, and the computers have them at 19. I don't see how that equals 15.



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    Re: BCS Standings question...

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNation18 View Post
    Boise State, who was 15 in both polls, had horrible computer rankings which dropped them down to 19. Nebby and UCLA, who had better computer rankings than Northern Illinois, were a couple of spots lower than Northern Illinois in the human polls, which was enough to get Northern Illinois into the BCS.
    ahhh...ok



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    Re: BCS Standings question...

    16 in the Harris Poll = .3471, 16 in Coaches Poll = .3356, 19 in Computer Polls = .3

    Total = .9827; Divide by 3 = .3276, which was good enough for 15th overall.

    In comparison, Nebraska ends up behind NIU in the Harris and Coaches Polls, but ahead in the Computers, same for UCLA.



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    Re: BCS Standings question...

    I hate the BCS. It's too confusing for most people including myself to figure out how and why things work out the way they do



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    Re: BCS Standings question...

    Quote Originally Posted by geburgess View Post
    A couple computer polls had them up at #12. It's all a bunch of crap.
    This pretty much sums everything up..



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