I don’t know what the deal is lately with the college football bloggers at the Orlando Sentinel, but today we’ve got somebody there whose argument for preseason polls is that they’re important – and his proof of that is the 2004 Auburn Tigers.
I kid you not.
… without a preseason poll, college football can suffer consequences — dire consequences.
Remember Auburn in 2004?
Sorry, Tigers fans, I know, but it’s the best example of how preseason polls are important.
Tommy Tuberville’s Auburn team started the season ranked 17th in the preseason poll and finished undefeated — along with Oklahoma and USC — only to have the Big Blue computers at the BCS put the Sooners and Trojans in the title game.
In other words, we need a preseason poll to make sure that once in a while otherwise deserving teams get screwed over in their hunt for the MNC.
My head hurts.