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@John at MrSEC @mellemellem @jasonbunger43 @JonathanGormley
First, what JonathanGormley said. Beyond that, I'm not saying include the record as a relevant stat, I'm saying use stats that INCORPORATE the fact that those teams lost. "Margin of Victory" is great and all but you could easily deduct points from the margin for what they lost by in the team's loss. And instead of counting the ranks of a team's opponents, it should only count the ranks of teams that they have beaten. Who cares if you lost to a good team? You don't get credit for that.
It would be easy to incorporate the fact that some of these teams lost into some fair blind stats, but there is clearly a lack of either interest or ability to do so. And I am no FSU fan and in fact an OSU hater, but I am willing to give credit where credit is due.
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@WryObserver @John at MrSEC @gregorybright17 Actually there are plenty of examples of owners/GMs acting irrationally with draft picks, and a rich history of draft busts as well. Al Davis may be gone from this world, but you're being naive if you think there aren't more like him.
@John at MrSEC @jasonbunger43 @JonathanGormley
This is the data you use for the blind ranking: Opp. Winning Percentage, Total Margin of Victory (Season),Margin of Victory per Game, Current BCS Top 25 Opp.,Coaches’ Top 25 Opp. At Time,Top 50 BCS Opp. Played, Sub-75 BCS Opp. Played, Avg. Current BCS Rank of Opp.
That's why there are claims that losses are "ignored."
@John at MrSEC @JCUStreaks10 So you use the "flawed" ranking to determine the cut off? If you proclaim to have a good metric, it should work for every team. This one would potentially put an 8-4 team in the title hunt, so it doesn't work.
@John at MrSEC @gregorybright17 Or NFL execs largely buy into that myth the same way everyone else does? Seems possible; they're not infallible after all. I think better criteria would be how well those players do in the NFL. This year we're seeing a surprising number of UDFAs find success in the league, suggesting that people making decisions about drafting aren't perfect.
@5LittlePiggies Yeah I'm actually not a SEC person (found this article through Deadspin) but I do think it would be Alabama. However, it could be OSU, and honestly neither team can really complain because in this scenario, each would have made it had they not lost. But I agree - no playoff will actually solve all of the problems, but the larger the playoff, the less deserving the left out teams are.
@5LittlePiggies You know it's a four game playoff next year, right? The four teams would be undefeateds OSU and FSU, Alabama, and the winner of Auburn/Missouri.
@coleman_ff ah. maybe i should just offer Gore for the 1.06. I'd think one would have to admit he's a good option for a "win this year" team.
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@coleman_ff hm, why is that? Gore was solid last year and if Lattimore doesn't fully recover I'd expect Hunter to be important once Gore's done. thanks for the advice though!
@rotoviz yeah i'd like to but he's making it "auction format" so he'll just accept what he finds to be the best offer after a certain date. i'm not a fan but what can ya do
@davismattek thanks! do you think it's a good offer for him though? He'll likely be getting competing offers as well.
Dynasty league, someone just emailed stating they intend to trade their 1.06, 2.06 and 3.06 picks soon, taking offers. They want to "win now." I'm considering offering either Reggie Wayne for 1.06, or Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter for all three picks. Good or bad moves?