American Heartland Bar and Grill College Football Top 30

1. 6.16 Texas (12-0) Big 12
2. 6.12 Alabama (12-0) SEC
3. 5.95 Florida (12-0) SEC
4. 5.50 TCU (12-0) MWC
5. 5.13 Cincinnati (11-0) Big East
6. 5.12 Boise State (12-0) WAC
7. 4.37 Iowa (10-2) Big 10
8. 4.36 Oregon (9-2) Pac 10
9. 4.33 Ohio State (10-2) Big 10
10. 4.08 Virginia Tech (9-3) ACC
11. 4.00 Penn State (10-2) Big 10
12. 3.91 Georgia Tech (10-2) ACC
12. 3.91 BYU (10-2) MWC
14. 3.72 Pittsburgh (9-2) Big East
15. 3.66 Miami (FL) (9-3) ACC
16. 3.37 Oklahoma State (9-3) Big 12
17. 3.33 LSU (9-3) SEC
18. 3.13 West Virginia (8-3) Big East
19. 3.04 Wisconsin (9-3) Big 10
20. 3.00 Houston (10-2) C-USA
21. 2.90 USC (8-3) Pac 10
22. 2.79 Central Michigan (10-2) MAC
23. 2.75 Nebraska (9-3) Big 12
24. 2.68 Oregon State (8-3) Pac 10
24. 2.68 California (8-3) Pac 10
26. 2.66 Utah (9-3) MWC
27. 2.54 Clemson (8-4) ACC
28. 2.54 Texas Tech (8-4) Big 12
29. 2.33 Troy (9-3) Sun Belt
30. 2.26 Temple (9-3) MAC

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Others:
1.25 Bowling Green (7-5) MAC
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Okay, question #1- why is Iowa rated ahead of Ohio State. Ohio State lost to a 3 loss USC, 7 loss Purdue. Iowa lost to 2 loss OSU, 4 loss Northwestern. That's the difference.

If Cincinnati defeats West Virginia, they could leap frog TCU into the 4 spot.

Barring a Boise State loss to New Mexico State, they are pretty much locked into the 6 spot.

All 11 Div 1-A conferences have teams in the top 30.

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Hypothetical Tournament Set Ups:

In a four team tournament set up- conference champions only:

#4 TCU Mountain West Champ vs. #1 Texas Big 12 Champ
#3 Cincinnati Big East Champ vs. #2 Alabama SEC Champ

In an eight team scenario (top 4 BCS conference champions get auto bids, top non-BCS conference champion plus non-BCS champions in the BCS top 12),

#8 Oregon Pac 10 Champ vs. #1 Texas Big 12 Champ
#7 Iowa (at large) vs. #2 Alabama SEC Champ
#6 Boise State WAC Champ vs. #3 Cincinnati Big East Champ
#5 Florida (at large) vs. #4 TCU Mountain West Champ

16 Team Set up

#16 Troy Sun Belt Champ vs. #1 Texas Big 12 Champ
#15 Central Michigan MAC Champ vs. #2 Alabama SEC Champ
#14 Houston C-USA Champ vs. #3 Cincinnati Big East Champ
#13 BYU (at large) vs. #4 TCU Mountain West Champ
#12 Georgia Tech (at large) vs. #5 Florida (at large)
#11 Penn State (at large) vs. #6 Boise State WAC Champ
#10 Virginia Tech ACC Champ vs. #7 Iowa (at large)
#9 Ohio State Big 10 Champ vs. #8 Oregon Pac 10 Champ

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Okay, question #1- why is Iowa rated ahead of Ohio State. Ohio State lost to a 3 loss USC, 7 loss Purdue. Iowa lost to 2 loss OSU, 4 loss Northwestern. That's the difference.

I'm sorry, but Ohio State BEATING Iowa trumps anything else. Let's use a little common sense. This is why teams play each other--to determine who's better.

If you follow your own rationale, Penn St would be ranked higher than BOTH Iowa and OSU. Penn St lost to a 2-loss OSU, and a 2-loss Iowa. Can you explain this?

Pink Slip

I enjoy your polls, but this makes absolutely zero sense.

Pink-
The difference between Penn State and Iowa/Ohio State is both Iowa and Ohio State played better schedules than PSU.

Iowa has a non conference win against 7-4 Arizona.
Ohio State has a non-conference win against 8-4 Navy
Penn State has a non conference win against Akron.

McCaskey-
I don't know what to tell you. 1) there is no subjectivity involved in this. All I do is plug in numbers. 2) the fact that there's .04 difference between Iowa and Ohio State speaks volumes. You don't think Iowa is overrated because with a healthy quarterback they didn't lose a game all year.

Besides, if there was a tournament (like there should), this would be a moot point.

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