This is a special week for the QuackPoll; for the first time, we get to see how our humble little poll stacks up against the brain trust of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee's rankings. For the most part, we're on the same path.
|1||Mississippi State (8)||224||0||1|
|2||Florida State (1)||217||0||2|
Also receiving votes: Colorado State (9), Stanford (4), Louisville (1), Wisconsin (1)
Dropped out: USC, Oklahoma State
The only two schools we rate more than two spots higher than the committee? Notre Dame, and East Carolina. Because Addicted to Quack is known for such biases. Wait, what? We also like Alabama more than a national group of smart people. Seriously, what the actual hell.
Our Pac-12 bias shows through as well, with Oregon, Arizona, and Utah all receiving a QuackPoll rating bump. We think less of UCLA than the committee, and for good reason. Perhaps they missed the part where the Bruins needed overtime to beat Colorado?
Did we ding Ole Miss too much for their 3-point road loss to LSU last week? Perhaps. But they'll have a chance to earn our trust right back this Saturday when Auburn comes to Oxford. The SEC West is insane.
Ryan is Drunk this week, for having Marshall in the Top 10. He's done this for a while now, but I think he's just been drunk for a while.
Sean Larson is the Sheep this week; he's got Alabama lower than the AP poll, and Michigan State a little higher, but he doesn't have a particularly egregious or funny-looking vote.
I'm retiring the Lazy Voter of the Week award; at this point in the season, teams have enough of a resume that only huge upsets will create big moves in the polls. It's really tough to tell who's making the least small moves from week to week. I'll give it to myself this last week, because disbanding the award is a sign of my own laziness, and I'm pretty sure I already gave Ryan the drunk award for overrating Marshall, but am too lazy to check
CFP: #1 Mississippi State vs. #4 Ole Miss, #2 Florida State vs. #3 Auburn
The entire state of Mississippi drives to New Orleans, and a rematch of last year's BCS Championship in Pasadena? Uh, yes please.
QuackPoll: #1 Mississippi State vs. #4 Auburn, #2 Florida State vs. #3 Oregon
We get a MSU-Auburn rematch in the Sugar Bowl, and Florida State has to play a home game on the opposite coast against the Ducks. I'd watch the hell out of this, too.
Man, this playoff thing is going to be awesome.
BIG GAMES OF THE WEEK
Florida State @ Louisville (THURSDAY)
Stanford @ Oregon
TCU @ West Virginia
Auburn @ Ole Miss
Arizona @ UCLA
Utah @ Arizona State
Drunk: Rusty, Brandon, Tako, Chris, Sean G, Ryan, Noah, Ryan
Lazy: Dave, Ryan, Sean G, Noah, Ryan, Tako, Chris, Dave, Tako
Sheep: Sean L, Sean L, Brandon, Brandon, Chris, Sean L, Ryan, Sean L