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August 17, 2012

Shinn at 3 p.m.: Stoops talks about BCS formula


The Associated Press Top 25 will be released on Saturday.

It is the one major poll that is not involved in the BCS formula. The USA Today Top 25 (coaches) and Harris poll are the two human components still involved in the formula.
OU coach Bob Stoops votes in the coaches poll, but is on record as saying it probably shouldn't be part of the process because coaches lack objectivity.
"In the end, I felt they made a mistake when they reduced the one poll that doesn’t have any bias. They devalued those," he said.
There's still a computer component to the BCS formula. Several years ago the computer average was reduced from half of the formula to one-third.
By the way, here's how I voted in the AP Preseason Top 25:
1. USC
2. Alabama
3. LSU
4. Georgia
5. Oklahoma
6. Oregon
7. Michigan
8. South Carolina
9. Florida State
10. Arkansas
11. Michigan State
12. Wisconsin
13. West Virginia
14. Clemson
15. Nebraska
16. Virginia Tech
17. Kansas Sate
18. TCU
19. Texas
20. Boise State
21. Florida
22. Oklahoma State
23. Notre Dame
24. Auburn
25. Washington

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