TCB Poll: Week 2 Reactions

TCB Poll, brought to you by the Elvii of college football

Beginning in 2014, a playoff selection committee will determine which four college football teams play for the national title. Some are skeptical of the committee, so we -- the Elvii of college football -- have joined together to present our weekly playoff nominations. We call it the T.C.B. Poll. … [Read more...]

TCB Poll: Week 1 Reactions

TCB Poll, brought to you by the Elvii of college football

Beginning in 2014, a playoff selection committee will determine which four college football teams play for the national title. Some are skeptical of the committee, so we -- the Elvii of college football -- have joined together to present our weekly playoff nominations. We call it the T.C.B. Poll. … [Read more...]

TCB Poll: Preseason Playoff Predictions

TCB Poll, brought to you by the Elvii of college football

Beginning in 2014, a playoff selection committee will determine which four college football teams play for the national title. Some are skeptical of the committee, so we -- the Elvii of college football -- have joined together to present our weekly playoff nominations. We call it the T.C.B. Poll. … [Read more...]

Computers, Humans, and Polling Disparities

BCS Computer Dispairty

Well, I for one welcome our new computer overlords. The BCS in its current form - ridiculous - is hitting the home stretch. At this point, no self-respecting fan of college football should be able to sing any praises of this system which proved to be experimental at best and lacking, limited, and lousy at worst. Systematic and complex ranking algorithms, whether human or CPU-based, have been both the calling card and scourge of college football for quite some time. In a grand sense, there is … [Read more...]

College Football Polls: Let’s Do a Blind Taste Test

HLS EFS CSC Head to Head

So after the joy of beating Southern Cal, Notre Dame fans were quickly brought down to earth by seeing the Irish unranked yet again this week. To add to the frustration, Notre Dame saw teams that they beat in Michigan State and Arizona State ranked ahead of us. So with this in mind, let's do a blind taste test. Below you'll find every ranked 2-loss team, the teams we beat ahead of us, a couple 1 loss teams, a 3 loss team, and Notre Dame. We will then break down their wins and losses and show … [Read more...]