Tuesday, January 8, 2008

#7 are you freakin' kidding me...

Well I thought maybe 5 and maybe 6 at worst but the AP and ESPN poll have placed the hawks at #7. And maybe methzou gets the final laugh placing #4 after beating an unranked, uncoached, team in a bowl viewed by 2.5 million viewers.

Unreal.


Methzou not only losses one more time than the hawks but loses twice to a team who gets crushed in their bowl game. VT was 7-2 against bowl teams. KU 5-1 and Methzou 6-2. KU did not win the conference but then again neither did MU or Georgia for that matter so that can't be it.


Also KU's one loss is to a top 5 team in what ended up being a 1 possession loss. Much more than can be said for the tigers piss poor outing in the Big XII championship.


After the VT win and OU getting blown out in their bowl I think a lot of the SOS argument goes out the window. I might even be able to give MU one spot above KU for beating them but #4 vs #7? Ludicrous...


Don't even get me started about OSU being above KU the argument here is even stronger than the Methzou one on why this is a farse. At least that one comes down to name recognition, something methzou doesn't have.


Another interesting thing I just thought about... In the "bye week" before the bowls (conference championship week) were picked KU dropped from 5 to 8 and OSU moves from 3 to 1 even though neither played. wtf...


At the end of the day i think if KU would have scored one of their 2 missed scoring opportunities and maybe b-mac gets one more yard at the end of the game and we win 38-21 we are ranked #5. Still for a team ranked 8 to beat the 3 team, have 3 teams ahead of them lose and end up at 7 seems to be indicative of this whole system... broken...

7 comments:

Hiphopopotamus said...

fyi, KU was 5-1 against bowl teams while Methzou was 6-2. More fuel to your fire, actually...

Robo Boogie said...

whoops had too much keyboard rage going on and flubbed the numbers. Actually meant to put those. danke hiphop

Big Head said...

So, yeah, we got the last laugh. 36-28 and now this!

I will say that kU deserves to be ranked ahead of tOSU in both polls. Kinda figured it'd be Mizzou-kU at 4-5.

Robo Boogie said...

Yeah I could have taken that ok. I can see some arguments for MU being 4 and us 5. I really thought in all honesty after my fanboy heart is taken out of it I would see us at 5.

Hiphopopotamus said...

Absolutely KU could be 5 behind MU at 4. I may disagree, but I certainly wouldn't take issue with it.

Mizzou_SoCal said...

I normally wouldn't be giving KU props being a Mizzou alum. But living on the West Coast has changed my perspective. I'll root for any Big 12 team (except OK) over Pac10, Big10 or SEC. Tired of the arrogance and hype.

I'll preface by saying Mizzou got screwed by the Orange Bowl. But KU did play a great game against VT, and deserved to be #5. Even though Arkansas looked weak, they play in the supposedly toughest conference, and Mizzou beat them worse than any of the SEC teams did. They were 4-4 in SEC play, lost 2 of the games by a few points, and beat LSU. So much for SEC dominance.

Also good to see four Big 12 teams in the 2008 Top 10 pre-season.

Zach said...

I think a lot of the sports world thought being awarded the Orange Bowl after not even earning the chance to win or lose the Big 12 title was enough.

But more than anything else...Kansas has a single win over a Top 40 team. One.