Who the **** is this guy and this CBS Sportsline Poll?

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  1. CyFanInChiLand

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    Just found this poll of all college football teams, and where they are projected to finish at the end of the year.

    Northern Illinois - 38
    Iowa - 41
    Tulsa - 65
    Iowa State - 71

    How the HELL did he come up with these numbers? If he is even remotely accurate, seems we may be a bit overconfident going into Iowa City this weekend. I was expecting to see us in the spot NIU is in, Iowa about where they are, Tulsa about where they are, and NIU where we are ranked!

    NCAA College Football Rankings - CBSSports.com
     
  2. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen our schedule?
     
  3. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    Why is strength of schedule on there if it isn't part of his calculation?
     
  4. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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    We may end the year on a bit of a low note...this guy actually may have put some thought into what we was writing. With the schedules that may be accurate.
     
  5. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    It's a projection for the end of the season, our schedule is tougher which will lead to more losses, which will lead to a lower ranking. Also he might just not think we're that good.
     
  6. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    What I think you are saying is that he is strictly ranking on projected W's and L's. If so, why even bother putting the SOS on there?
     
  7. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    I dunno.
     
  8. Beerbrat

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    Three Big 12 teams in the top 25 while there are Three Big Ten teams in the top 10?
     
  9. BKLYNCyclone

    BKLYNCyclone Well-Known Member

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    It's formula based. It isn't going to be even close to accurate until there is a lot more data involved. SOS plays some part I'm sure, and is probably skewing the results quite a bit early as there is nothing else out there...
     
  10. TruClone

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    If you go to the Sagarin rankings in the USA Today this week they still have Tulsa 4 spots better than us even though we beat them.
     
  11. atlantacyclone

    atlantacyclone Well-Known Member

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    It seems like every year the B1G is supposed to be so good... and then the season happens..
     
  12. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    Do we hate Jerry Palm again?
     
  13. tejasclone

    tejasclone Well-Known Member

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    And then ESPN spends so much time pumping sunshine about the B1G to try to make the product for which they're contracted to televise more appealing.
     
  14. Incyte

    Incyte Well-Known Member

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    We stopped hating jerry palm?
     
  15. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

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    Should I start knowing who Jerry Palm is?
     
  16. Colorado

    Colorado Well-Known Member

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    this +e11eventy!!1!
     
  17. MNCyGuy

    MNCyGuy Well-Known Member

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    If that's true, what the hell kind of formula wouldn't put a team ahead of the team it beat after week 1? Shouldn't the median be the teams with week 1 byes until after week 2 when there would be more data to establish SOS?
     
  18. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    It helps for the hating. Otherwise, you're hating someone you don't know about. Learn, then hate.
     
  19. VeloClone

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    Most of the time problems like this are because the formula starts off the season including data from the previous year so they can put something out right away. Unfortunately what they are really doing is corrupting the results with meaningless data.
     
  20. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

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    This seems like it would require an overabundance of effort. Anyone mind if I stick with "Meh"?
     

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