Craig Thompson welcomes our new computer poll overlords.

Fresh off of getting his playoff proposal smacked down by the BCS folks, MWC commissioner Craig Thompson turns his attention to the lowest hanging fruit on the college football postseason tree – the Coaches’ Poll.

“I’ve never been a great fan of the opinion polls. That’s all they are,” Thompson said. “Just the Tim Tebow story from last week is the perfect example. Coaches aren’t filling those (ballots) out, and those that do, aren’t they kind of busy on Saturdays?”

“I’ve always been a proponent of the computer polls,” Thompson added. “They just look at statistics. At least it’s a little more performance based than a human being that’s saying, ‘Well gee, I saw nine of their games….’”

Maybe that explains why Kyle Whittingham voted his own team fifth in the final regular season poll.  Funny thing is, though, the computers agreed with him.

Shameless plug insert.

(h/t Dan Shanoff)

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One response to “Craig Thompson welcomes our new computer poll overlords.

  1. Anonymous

    You’re right about Utah being ranked 5th by the BCS computers pre bowl games. Once the bowl games were played though, things changed. After all was said and done, including Florida beating Oklahoma, Utah finished the season as the national champions according to the BCS computers. Check out the data, linked and archived at this site – http://www.utah2008champs.com/

    Conveniently, the BCS doesn’t go by the final computer polls because that could potentially go against their “1 game playoff” mythical national champion fantasy.