Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/18/14
Alabama proved that it is the best team in the nation by destroying Notre Dame in the national championship on Monday, but not everyone is prepared to admit that the Fighting Irish are no longer the No. 1 team in the country. Of course, by “not everyone” we mean that not all of the BCS computers were convinced by Alabama’s performance. How shocking. As Eye on College Football pointed out, the Colley Matrix poll ranked Notre Dame first and Alabama second in its final rankings of the season. Yes, that includes the Crimson Tide’s 42-14 shellacking of Notre Dame. How did this happen? For starters, the Colley Matrix Method does not take margin of victory into consideration. It adjusts for strength of schedule and “deservedness” to play in the national championship, while ignoring injuries and other factors. That helps explain why it would rank the Irish ahead of Alabama, but it provides further evidence for why the computer system is a joke. This happens every year. One of the greatest e...
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