Ohio State coach Jim Tressel is getting some heat for not filling out his ballot for the NCAA coach's poll. Because that thing is like, totally scientific. If you are going to upset about anything, be upset that the poll even exists. Tressel spends so many hours breaking down film on his opponents, it is obvious he is not kicking around to watch a late-night Arizona State v. Nevada game.
To be truthful, it's not much worse than the writers, who are likely well into their cups or fourth bowl of pudding by the time your average Pac-10 game starts.
Some Michigan fans might be upset with Tressel for abstaining, hoping that a conference coach would throw its team a bone. Fair enough. But you know who you should really be pissed at? Lloyd Carr. What the hell is he thinking? Carr has as vote in this coach's poll, right? So why didn't Carr vote Michigan No. 1 and then leave Florida and the rest of the SEC off the ballot? Sure, it's kind of a chicken (expletive) thing to do, but he can worry about that after he plays in the national championship game. What a weenie. A coach needs to do this to show what a farce the notion of a coach’s poll is. And really, Tressel should have done the same thing, too, because he would rather play Michigan anyway.
WHAT's THE deal with Urban Meyer? This guy was campaigning to get Florida in the title game. What? Why wasn’t Meyer stumping for undefeated Boise State? This is the same coach who felt that his undefeated Utah team deserved a shot in the championship game. Why did he change his mind here?
THE BEST part of this, is all of those people who still like the BCS system because a playoff would ruin the sanctity of the bowl games. Yeah, because USC and Michigan both seemed thrilled to be going to the Rose Bowl. Look for fans of both sides to avoid the game, leaving only those LSU fans who pre-bought non-refundable Rose Bowl tickets with their Katrina money, thinking that USC was good enough to hold off UCLA. Yeah, at least the sanctity is still in tact.