Record wise Kentucky is tied for 8th in the SEC. Mississippi and Vandy are the only teams with worse conference records. An astute Kentucky fan shouldn't need me to tell them that. I told you why they are ranked and Purdue isn't, the signature win they have. You really don't think beating LSU should count for more than losing to Ohio State? Kentucky beat one of the best teams in the country and they don't have any bad losses. Neither does Purdue. The difference, the win over LSU.
You're taking Kentucky being one of the bottom teams to mean what you want it to mean instead of what it actually means. Six of the seven teams ahead of them in the SEC are ranked at this time. The other is South Carolina. When LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and Georgia are ahead of you, there is no shame in that.
You are defending Ohio State pretty hard and there is no need. I have great respect for them and consider myself one of the first people to jump on the, they're good bandwagon. I was saying watch out for them a long time ago when most of the country wanted to dismiss them. I have also not said anything about them not playing anyone.
My point wasn't that OSU is no good or that it wasn't a good win because they blew them out. It was that you rarely see games like this in the SEC because the middle of the road teams are closer in talent than the Purdues of the world are to Ohio State. Props to Ohio State, not taking anything away from them. But I am taking something away from Purdue as they prove over and over again that they can't hang with OSU and Michigan. Consistently the games in the SEC are close. And it isn't because the top teams aren't good.
Jeff Sagrin's rankings on USAToday show the Big Ten as the 6th best conference with the Big East number 2. And there is no subjectivity to his numbers as far as I know. He has the SEC in first. His computer must be biased?
Michigan over Florida? Yes, the computers, the polls, and here's some subjectivity - MY EYES all say Michigan is better than Florida.
So now the polls and computers matter? Funny, the polls, the computers and MY EYES were the reason I was using to say the SEC was best and you called that faulty logic. If you want to use computers and polls I am not really sure what you are arguing. Both CLEARLY state one thing, the SEC is king.
I realize OSU lost to Florida. Please don't remind me. But I thought we were talking about this year.
Bringing up last year is quite a bit different that 1997. Freaking Tee Martin won the national title for Tennessee in 98, I am defending the SEC and I don't think Tee Martin as anything to do with this conversation.
If you don't want to talk last year, fine. I don't care to talk about 1997. Neither are relevant to this year. You are making arguments for what conference is traditionally the best, or the best over time. I though we WERE talking about this year. If so, what do you think of Sagarin and nearly ever other ranking that says the SEC is best? Its not just SEC fans making it up. Half the reason so many feel the way they do is because it is drilled into our head and it isn't based on opinion, it is based on computers. For whatever reason they consistently say the SEC is best. The Big Ten isn't even in the argument this year as far as Sagarins ratings go. I was giving them MUCH more credit than the computers. But I won't be questioned for that "faulty logic". Insted I'll get raked over the coals for stating (if you go by computers) the obvious truth.
You can't talk about bias and then come at me from that angle. I am giving the Big Ten more respect than is called for, APPARENTLY. But you want to rip me for my critisim of the Big Ten?