BCS Contenders? The Legitimate Results May Surprise You: Part II

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BCS Contenders?  The Legitimate Results May Surprise You: Part II
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38% of the 150 Fans Who Voted Selected Boise State To Play Alabama in BCS Championship!

Much of the nation has been abuzz this week regarding Oregon's shell-shocking domination over a worthy Stanford Cardinal program at Autzen Stadium on Saturday evening in front of a live national audience.

At the same time, much of the nation has been focused on the Oregon-Boise debate regarding the Ducks climb to the number three pole position in the AP Writers Poll, surpassing Boise State, who has soundly defeated Oregon in two of the previous seasons (08 & 09).

Hidden in plain sight for all to see regarding this straw man tactic is that Ohio State assumes their entitled royalty position in the number two slot behind Alabama, which in my mind (and many others) has been the clear front runner to defend their BCS national title, especially since the second half of the Arkansas tilt two weeks ago.

The speed, passion, sense of urgency and coaching was all on display with the champion backed against the ropes.  The Tide more than held their own as they came out swinging and delivered a knock-out blow of their own, sending a frustrated Razorback Nation back to the drawing board.

But a closer look at the Key Stat Indicators suggest that maybe the debate should be centered on Ohio State, rather than the Ducks and Boise for as the numbers show, TCU and Michigan have both surpassed the Buckeyes in the key statistical departments that separate the men from the boys.

 

Team NPI SOS QBR OR DR 3DO 3DD SO SD TO KSI
Alabama
(5-0) (12-7)
1
(1)
25
(7)
166.7
(6)
McElroy
229
(8)
101
(7)
48
(5)
26
(1)
37
(7)
9
(1)
1.4
(5)
48
Boise St.
(4-0) (7-7)
2
(2)
58
(12)
176.2
(4)
Moore
229
(8)
75
(1)
47
(6)
27
(2)
45
(3)
15
(5)
.5
(10)
53
Oregon
(5-0) (10-9)
4
(4)
56
(11)
148.1
(12)
Thomas
331
(1)
133
(11)
46
(7)
27
(2)
56
(1)
15
(5)
2.2
(1)
55
TCU
(5-0) (10-8)
3
(3)
51
(10)
137.2
(16)
Dalton
275
(5)
100
(6)
53
(3)
26
(1)
41
(5)
12
(3)
.6
(9)
61
Michigan
(5-0) (13-6)
9
(9)
24
(6)
180
(3)
Robinson
324
(2)
125
(9)
54
(2)
41
(11)
41
(5)
25
(10)
.8
(8)
65
Ohio St.
(5-0) (8-10)
8
(8)
71
(13)
161.7
(8)
Pryor
234
(7)
80
(3)
38
(13)
28
(3)
44
(4)
14
(4)
1.8
(3)
66
Auburn
(5-0) (10-7)
12
(11)
43
(9)
191.4
(1)
Newton
269
(6)
92
(5)
47
(6)
35
(7)
36
(8)
18
(6)
.2
(12)
71
Nevada
(5-0) (7-11)
6
(6)
74
(14)
157
(9)
Kaepernick
303
(4)
127
(10)
62
(1)
40
(10)
44
(4)
20
(8)
.2
(12)
78
LSU
(5-0) (11-6)
5
(5)
15
(3)
88
(18)
Jefferson
195
(11)
79
(2)
42
(10)
31
(5)
24
(13)
12
(3)
-.4
(14)
84
Arizona
(4-0) (10-4)
11
(10)
20
(4)
149.8
(11)
Foles
120
(17)
101
(7)
46
(7)
31
(5)
34
(9)
11
(2)
0
(13)
85
Northwestern
(5-0) (7-11)
18
(16)
92
(16)
184.6
(2)
Persa
155
(14)
122
(8)
51
(4)
30
(4)
29
(12)
18
(6)
1
(7)
89
Utah
(4-0) (4-11)
17
(15)
114
(18)
154.9
(10 )
Wynn
176
(12)
86
(4)
51
(4)
32
(6)
44
(4)
12
(3)
-.75
(15)
91
Oklahoma St
(4-0) (9-5)
15
(13)
33
(8)
169.7
(5)
Weeden
170
(13)
134
(12)
42
(10)
43
(12)
52
(2)
29
(11)
1.2
(6)
92
Nebraska
(4-0) (5-8)
19
(17)
102
(17)
139.1
(14)
Martinez
309
(3)
138
(13)
45
(8)
28
(3)
40
(6)
12
(3)
.5
(10)
94
Oklahoma
(5-0) (14-5)
7
(7)
21
(5)
137.4
(15)
Jones
121
(16)
163
(15)
44
(9)
38
(9)
32
(10)
22
(9)
2
(2)
97
Missouri
(4-0) (10-3)
13
(12)
12
(2)
133
(17)
Gabbert
154
(15)
146
(14)
39
(12)
40
(10)
37
(7)
14
(4)
1.5
(4)
97
KState
(4-0) (10-4)
16
(14)
7
(1)
147.6
(13)
Coffman
216
(10)
195
(16)
41
(11)
37
(8)
30
(11)
19
(7)
.5
(10)
101
Michigan St
(5-0) (9-8)
26
(18)
80
(15)
164.8
(7)
Cousins
220
(9)
101
(7)
37
(14)
38
(9)
36
(8)
18
(6)
.4
(11)
104
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