Preseason Rankings, Playoff Logic And Gambling -- Oh My!By JOHN P. WISE
One Great Season
Now that Boise State and TCU are enjoying their best preseason rankings ever, everyone loves talking about how important the August rankings are.
Oh, really? Perhaps you heard about Cincinnati, which was one slow Dallas second away from playing for a national championship last year. The Bearcats began the 2009 season unranked in both polls.