Multiplier Underweights Football
Reading your site – MAN do you have a lot of content. I came across your ranking of all major conferences in all sports. That was fine as you used a multiplier: 3 = Football; 2 = Basketball, etc, etc. It’s your site and you can use whatever multiplier you like. But, I would have enjoyed at least one box or list that just simply shows each conference and total national championships.
As far as multipliers, when you consider football attendance, media coverage, revenue and the like, football would be way more important than say, gymnastics or volleyball. 3 to 1 is too equal… more accurate would be 10 to 1 or even 25 to 1. That is, if you use a multiplier at all. Quite arbitrary in my opinion.
And, which poll did you use for the 1978 college football champion? That was the season…or was it ’79??.... No, I think it was ’78….when the two teams actually met on the field AT Alabama with USC winning and both went on to one loss seasons (USC’s loss coming at Arizona State) and ONE poll actually moved Alabama ahead of USC in the end.
I think AP had Alabama No. 1, with the coaches poll or/and UPI giving it to USC....
Which – to me — is only fair since, by chance, the two teams had played each other. Granted it was early – like week 2 or 3 of the season. But when the two teams actually have met, I think you have to give it to the winner of that match-up (when they end up with one loss each), especially when they won ON THE ROAD!