3. The Most Overrated Thing Was …
Oklahoma – and it literally is overrated.
Voters in the AP and Coaches polls, it’s 2020. Be better at ranking college football teams.
We still love you, polls. We just need them to reflect what’s happening.
If you want to argue about whether or not Texas is way over-ranked – it is – after that performance against Texas Tech, great.
If you want to get into it over where Group of Five programs should be ranked compared to, say, some SEC team that just hung up over 600 passing yards on the road against the defending national champion, fantastic. That’s where the opinions and beliefs come into play.
Just don’t miss the two-foot factual putts.
Kansas State beat Oklahoma.
Memphis is 1-0 with its one win coming over Arkansas State.
Arkansas State is 1-1 with that one loss to Memphis and its win over Kansas State on the road.
And again, Kansas State beat Oklahoma.
It should be Memphis, then Arkansas State, then Kansas State, then Oklahoma in the rankings, and it really, really isn’t.
Oklahoma is 16th in the Coaches Poll and 18th in the AP. Where is that Kansas State team that just pulled off the gutty comeback win? It’s ranked behind SMU in the Others Receiving Votes category in the Coaches Poll, and 30th in the AP.
Arkansas State is buried way, way deep in both polls.
Do I think Oklahoma is better than Kansas State, Arkansas State and Memphis? Yeah, except that it isn’t at the moment. At least, it wasn’t on Saturday in Norman.
You can’t prove Oklahoma is better than Kansas State this college football season. As of right now, I can prove that Kansas State is better than Oklahoma.
Is this silly? Of course. Is this anything to get all hot and bothered about? Of course not, except that people still care about these polls.
Just get them right.
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