Pre-Season Rankings Help SEC
by Vernon Cole
The pre season rankings may have a lot to do with this. Television contracts with the SEC has a lot to do with this. In the pre season poll there may be 4 teams in the top 10 from one conference before a game has even been played.
When one of those teams beat another of them they will rise due to beating another listed top team while the loser may not even drop because the loss came from another top team. It is easier for a team listed in the pre season to get a final top ranking than it is another team to climb through the pre determined ranking.
Remember that the BCS was invented by a man from the SEC. The strength of schedule is a flawed determiner with television ratings at stack.
Boise State has proven that time and again when playing BCS schools, but they get no consideration, and they just finished a rebuilding season and continue rebuilding next year.