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The Dreaded East Coast Bias Strikes Again

Published by on April 2, 2010

Here we go again, another week with the infamous polling system. I will admit my personal bias upfront, after all, I am a former PAC-10 All-American in the sport of baseball, and I support the conference 100%.

I have had this conversation many times on both the football and baseball side of the equation regarding the East Coast Bias in the polling system for intercollegiate athletics, but after witnessing the Rivals.com poll this week, I will not let myself look the other way, when the obvious is so easy to see.

Last week, I ridiculed the Rivals.com poll in many areas, and my predictions were very accurate as I was not sold on anyone in the SEC, other than LSU.  Even that assumption, this week however, might be a bit of a stretch when I break down the numbers at the bottom of the article, but you will have to wait a bit for an explanation on this later.

I explained that Mississippi should be ranked higher, and they validated my statement with a series win versus Florida, whom I said was a little over-rated.

I missed on Georgia Tech, and after evaluating their numbers this week, have re...

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