Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This season I have been included into the blogpoll this season which I very much appreciate. With this inclusion I shall have to forego one of the stances I've made in my past polls, not doing a preseason poll. As I've stated on several occasions I disagree with the premise of preseason polls for one major reason, they should have no effect on how the rankings fluctuate over the course of the season. And I will make sure it does not have any effect on my rankings. The rankings will stay 100% resume based. The idea of quality wins and bad losses will fluctuate just as much as the rankings will. So if I think Alabama is a solid team now, but they lose 6 games this season, than I was obviously wrong so beating them would no longer be qualified as a quality win. You get my drift.
So here goes it...
In my humble opinion the preseason poll is essentially your personal prediction of what will happen during the football season. So if I think VaTech is going to win the ACC and win the Orange Bowl, than I'm going to put them higher than the general public.
If you feel like arguing about the preseason poll with me, please save your voice for Week 1 through Bowl Week.