Originally Posted by lordopus99
How are those numbers determined?
I leave it like this... Take the Colley. The Colley poll would give Notre Dame the #1 spot. Oregon is #7 in this poll. Do you really believe Oregon is the number 7 team in the country with the scores they run up on teams? Oregon State is ranked #4; in other words, the Colley believes Oregon State is a better team than Oregon. Do you think any coach or sports analyst would make that bet? No way they would. Fun Fact: Western Kentucky is #23 in the Colley. Yes, they according to the Colley is the #23 team in the country. That is laughable.
Do you see the bias?
Your complaint is that you find the formulas flawed or specifically, one formula -- which is why they average them and drop the outliers for each team. There are plenty of sports people that are looking forward to the Oregon-Oregon State game because they think Oregon State has a good chance to beat Oregon this year. Oregon State's strength of schedule is also much better than Oregon's; it's much easier to run up a score on a bad team than a good team.
What's truly laughable to me is trying to claim that 6 different formulas are all biased to make a certain conference look better than they are.