Originally Posted by webbbj
i think they are overrated. right now they are #1. i dont think they finish #1 so by that token i would say they are overrated. but saying that i thnk right now they deserve that #1 ranking.
Then, by that logic, they're not overrated. The ranking isn't based on where we think they'll end up. It's based on right now. As of today. If we're saying today they deserve No. 1, then does that make them overrated? Rankings aren't projections.
If they're not No. 1, and they finish No. 4 and deserve to be No. 4, does that mean they're overrated because they finish somewhere they're not? All that means is that they lost a game.
I don't think Auburn is the best team, but since I can't sit here and produce anyone that is clearly better, regardless of whether or not I think they'll lose, as we discuss this, their rating seems justifiable. That to me is all that matters.
I still think Alabama is the best team in college football. That is to say if you put the best 8-16 teams in a playoff, I think Alabama wins. Oregon and Auburn are exciting, but traditionally, those types of defenses don't win the big one. But this year is a weird year, and while Alabama could still end up facing Oregon if it wins out, right now I recognize they're not going to be rated over undefeated teams in major conferences.