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SouthdownsTiger4178
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Northern Bias in polls
How in the hell does Ohio St pass us in the polls?

They don't have any wins that compare to ours over Texas.

It's the northern media, coaches propping them up for no good reason other than regional bias.

Not a huge deal, as our schedule is plenty strong enough to overtake them fairly quickly, just nags at me a little.


GeorgeReymond
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re: Northern Bias in polls
Their win at Nebraska was impressive. Not that difficult to grasp


sicboy
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re: Northern Bias in polls
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just nags at me a little.



maybe go for a walk


we've played 4 games


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LSUtoOmaha
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re: Northern Bias in polls
Well this is a new one


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Jim Rockford
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re: Northern Bias in polls
It's more demographics than geography. They need eyeballs on screens. If USC or UCLA was plausibly worth a shite the hype machine would be working overtime for them.


TheHat7
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re: Northern Bias in polls
We were off and they slaughtered Nebraska on the road n a hostile energized environment. They look like maybe the most complete team imo.


Old Money
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re: Northern Bias in polls
Nebraska blows, that win was not impressive at all. 4-8 team last year...
This post was edited on 9/29 at 5:45 pm


GeauxtigersMs36
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re: Northern Bias in polls
Yeah Nebraska couldn’t stop them, Nebraska couldn’t score, Nebraska blow out at home.
I don’t understand why Nebraska started running the option from the 90s it worked and then they stopped.


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RedTigerRulz
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re: Northern Bias in polls
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Nebraska blows, that win was not impressive at all



This...OSU has done exactly jack shite so far.


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LCTFAN
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re: Northern Bias in polls
quote:

SouthdownsTiger4178

Northern Bias in polls
How in the hell does Ohio St pass us in the polls?

They don't have any wins that compare to ours over Texas.


We beat Florida and Auburn and things will take care of itself


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mtntiger
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re: Northern Bias in polls
It is not regional bias per se. It is anti-conference bias. Poll voters don't want to put too many teams from one conference in the top four. I'm actually surprised UGA is still in there and hasn't been jumped by another team outside the SEC.


nvasil1
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re: Northern Bias in polls
It's more recency bias than anything. The Buckeyes looked really good last night.

Nebraska might also suck though. If anyone saw their game against Illinois, they know they should've lost. Tough to judge Ohio State right now.


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I20goon
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re: Northern Bias in polls
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We were off and they slaughtered Nebraska on the road n a hostile energized environment. They look like maybe the most complete team imo.
They do look solid in all phases. I've been wondering why they weren't higher.

Considering Bama, us, and AU all will play each other they know barring any hiccups they going to move into one of those spots anyway.


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chimesstreet
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re: Northern Bias in polls
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It's the northern media


First, WTF is the "northern media"?

Second, do you understand how AP poll works? A state gets a vote for every two FBS programs in a state.

Therefore, states like Texas and Florida have more voters than New York and Pennsylvania. Many northern states don't have any voters - Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Delaware. Whereas, every southern state has at least one voter, with most having 2 or 3.

Third, maybe you are annoyed with Mid-western/rust belt voters?


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doubleb
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re: Northern Bias in polls
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Their win at Nebraska was impressive. Not that difficult to grasp



Impressive, but Nebraska isn’t good


Bayou
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re: Northern Bias in polls
To not respect Ohio State, I think, shows a little bias as well.
We are 4 games into the season. OSU will have an off week at some point, too.
How do you combat bias?
WIN!
Image: https://media.giphy.com/media/2fRsQjnacqwXjuq4E0/giphy.gif
This post was edited on 9/29 at 6:12 pm


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Topwater Trout
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re: Northern Bias in polls
I’m from the south and hate the Big 10 and I think OSU has been the most impressive team so far.


Stevo
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re: Northern Bias in polls
The war is over, Bubba. Get over it.


atltiger6487
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re: Northern Bias in polls
Polls. Don’t. Matter.

Win the West, get to Atlanta and a shot at the playoff. That’s all that matters.

Besides, over the next few weeks, we play Florida, Auburn, and Alabama. Win those and we’ll get all the respect you could ever want.


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SeanLSU
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re: Northern Bias in polls
Based on everything we've seen this year, I don't have a problem with Ohio State a notch ahead of us at this point in the season. The two that don't belong ahead of us right now are Clemson and Georgia. If we keep winning our games, we'll be in the right spot at the end of the year.


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