Question by NCAAF Fan: Are you shocked Boise State had zero 1st place votes in the Coaches poll?
I realize that most of the voters in the USA today poll don’t actually watch games that have teams involved that don’t directly impact them (Doesn’t involve a team they play this year) and I also realize that the polls are most of the time delegated to one of the Coaching assistants who doesn’t want to draw attention so they vote along traditional lines to not draw attention to their head coach BUT REALLY?
With 8 AP first place votes and Boise State playing probably the best football played by any team in the last few years during the 1st quarter (before most people went to bed) how can not one of the coaches not be getting this?
Long story short either they are not watching the games or they are fixing the poll.
I look forward to peoples arguments, answers or statements LoL
P.S. Saying Virginia Tech is just a ACC team is like saying Boise State is just a WAC team or that Vandy is amazing because they are in the SEC. Its called an outlier, its a part of statistics and sports. It is ignorant to base a teams ranking or perceived strength based on conference affiliation if they are at the top or the bottom of the conference UNLESS they are at the top of the best conference or the bottom of the worst than you can assume they are great or bad BUT not necessarily the greatest or the worst.
DaCoach – Wow, Boise State did schedule some good teams, they don’t control their conference affiliation (finally was offered a minor upgrade next year) or schedule so you double failed LoL I just wish the SEC didn’t turn down the open invitation/challenge of a one game at the SEC teams stadium (no return trip sweetheart deal) offer that Boise State made.
I am really enjoying the barrage of ignorance so far LoL
The one point any person has made is the fact that Boise State almost blew a lead… I will give you that but besides that Boise State DOESN’T control its schedule its a well documented fact (you do realize Boise got payed half the money VT did to go on the road in a risky season opener right?) and Boise State has not been offered a spot in a BCS conference.
Answer by Bam
It just proves that coaches know a bit more about the game than writers or knee-jerk reactionary fans.
Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!