Podcast #1: Discussing our football Top 10 ballots for Oct. 23

In the first episode of The CIS Blog Podcast, Andrew Bucholtz and Rob Pettapiece discuss their FRC-CIS ballots in this week's poll, and debate where to rank the Guelph Gryphons, Western Mustangs, and Regina Rams.

Correction: At one point, Rob said Regina didn't score touchdown or a field goal in their Oct. 19 game against Calgary, but they did have one field goal.
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  1. I love these podcasts. It has a very underground radio feel to it.

    Good discussion about the methodology behind top-ten lists. I like Rob's critique about the simple scale-up and scale-down of the teams; there does seem to be a lacking of logical analysis in the way that most people assess these types of ranking systems. Yet, Andrew certainly has the hammer when he states that head-to-head wins have to contribute most critically; otherwise, why bother to play the games.

    The 1993 season is the perfect example of this dilemma. Notre Dame--God's team--sneaks past Bobby Bowden's Seminoles, in one of the many acclaimed games of the century, and rightfully takes over number-one in the polls. A week later the Irish lose to an underdog Boston College team--I guess God got busy. Without a playoff these two teams do not face each other again and the polls end up awarding the national championship to Florida State, despite the fact that both teams finished with a single loss. The head-to-head match-up ended up accounting for nothing that season.

    In light of that injustice, I've always had a problem with systems that didn't take into account head-to-heads as the most important barometer.

    How can one ignore a game outcome that was a hyped and a pre-game that was as brilliantly narrated by Bob Costas?

    You be the judge, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cipJq3ZHuuQ