Remember when the Coaches Poll mattered?

What Art Briles admitted to isn’t particularly surprising.  Although it does make you wonder sometimes how much snickering goes on behind Grant Teaff’s back.

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4 responses to “Remember when the Coaches Poll mattered?

  1. Macallanlover

    It makes me wonder who ever thought a “coach’s poll” had any credibility, or should have enjoyed the lofty position it was given. I think everyone knows that coaches have less time during the season to keep up with national games than any group they could have chosen. And we still hear the results of that poll quoted every week and assign importance to it, I would respect coach’s who decline to participate in it and admit they have a job to do that requires too much of their attention to do it well.

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    • It makes me wonder who ever thought a “coach’s poll” had any credibility, or should have enjoyed the lofty position it was given.

      The same people that are running the college football playoff were responsible for making the coaches poll important. Some food for thought if you truly believe they won’t screw that up somehow, too. Well – screw it up at the expense of the fan; not their wallets, of course,

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      • Macallanlover

        Yeah, I get that and it is one of the reasons I cannot wait until all Power 5 Champs are automatically in so it reduces the role of subjectivity to just the “at large” teams. But I do like the Committee’s willingness to shuffle teams every week based on games through the prior weekend. Historically, you must wait for someone to lose before you can jump them but this group is more willing to shuffle the deck and update, I like that. But any group, maybe not the computer nerds, are more capable than the Coach’s Poll.

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    • Russ

      Well, looking at how old the Coach’s Poll is, I think it comes from the archaic notion of a coach that coaches his team on Saturday, goes home after the game to dinner with his wife and family, and spends Sunday on the front porch reading his newspaper. And gets back to practice on Monday afternoon for a couple of hours.

      In that old fashioned world view, yeah, the coaches would be great at picking the best teams. 😉

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