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Why compare losses when you could compare wins?


So a caller on a Manhattan radio sports radio show (he's a regular) made what I thought was a pretty good point today.  He was outraged about you guys dropping to 4th in the BCS (given that Oregon and OU lost, he otherwise may of not been as upset if those two occurred).  Mondays are largely dedicated to Kstate on this station, but he brought up a good point.  Why compare the losses between OSU and Arkansas when you can compare wins?  For the sake of "body of work" I have used this week's BCS standings as a common comparison point, as I believe these rankings to reflect more accurately 'what a team is' rather than going back to 'what a team was considered the week you played them'.

Arkansas top win(s) over current BCS ranked team(s):  #12 South Carolina

Oklahoma State top win(s) over current BCS ranked team(s):  #25 Texas, #18 Baylor, #11 Kansas State

You should be sitting at #3 waiting for Alabama to lose to Auburn.  Even if I used the 'what we thought that team was when you played them' rankings...you'd both have wins over Texas A&M, so they'd cancel each other out.

I think the caller had a point.  I know if LSU wins and 'Bama loses it essentially works the same way, but this would be one less thing you'd have to depend on.

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