This despite the fact that it is not ranked in the Harris Poll or the USA Today Coaches Poll, which are two of the the three methods used to calculate the BCS. In fact, they are two-thirds of the numbers used for the BCS formula.
TCU is currently 7-2 and ranked No. 24 in the USA Today rankings and No. 25 in the Harris Poll. Yes, the Horned Frogs lost to Baylor, but Baylor is now, as I have mentioned, 5-3 and not ranked in two of the three calculation methods.
Despite these numbers, TCU is absent from the BCS Top 25, and Baylor sits at No. 25. I am curious to how this is possible.
I have never been one for conspiracy theories, but after watching all the talking heads on television tonight explaining to people how they should vote on their coaches poll ballot, you have to wonder.
If you saw the BCS countdown show, you know what I am talking about.
Some might say, why would it matter? So what if TCU is not a Top 25 team?
Well, I will tell you why it matters: perception.
TCU comes into Boise this week for a Mountain West showdown. It will be a contest of two ranked teams, but only one of them in the BCS.
Like I said, I sure would like someone to explain to me how 66 percent beats 33 percent. They tell us that these human polls are two-thirds of the calculation, but I must be missing something.
Can any of you math majors help out?