November 15, 2011 16:37PM PST
Why is the BigXII (-4) getting so much love by the BcS computers?
November 15, 2011 16:41PM PST
They only care about wins and losses and their own rankings and the Big 12’s 27-3 non-conference record looks really good to computers that only evaluate schedules and wins and losses. As for the SEC they are 34-4 (more non-conference games with more teams and an additional game, also meaning an extra computer hated cupcake in most cases) and usually get a bump after Thanksgiving weekend after the annual ACC beatdown. Also, what rankings to those teams the SEC has beaten have in the computers? I believe Oregon and Penn St. are propped up by the humans (at least to some degree) that the computers don’t care about, therefore meaning their rankings that we assign them are meaningless. One other thing to note about the computers, they often punish you a lot more for just playing a bad team. A team that plays a non-conference schedule of 10-2, 8-4, 6-6, 4-8 is going to be better off than one that plays 11-1, 11-1, 3-9, 3-9. Whether that is right or wrong is another topic, but that is the reality.