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Weekly College Baseball Poll: By the Numbers

Published by on March 24, 2010

I continue to be thoroughly amazed, abused, and completely flabbergasted by the incestuous nature of the collegiate athletics polling systems, especially the college baseball polls.

What should be a very simple process has warped into the absurd.

The Pac-10 Conference has the only two undefeated teams in America. They are ranked second (Arizona State 20-0) and 11th (UCLA 16-0), with a combined record of 36-0.

The ACC, by comparison, has its top two teams ranked first (Virginia 17-3) and third (Florida State 15-4), with a combined record of 32-7.

The SEC continues in step with the increasingly irrational, yet hyperbolic and funny math formula trend, as their top two teams are ranked fourth (Florida 16-3) and eighth (LSU 16-3) nationally, with a combined record of 32-6.

Now, 32-6 or 32-7 compared to 36-0 looks a little shaky to the eye, but now let us wander over yonder to the Big 12 Conference, where the funny math becomes surreal. Texas, at 15-5, is ranked sixth, 12 spots ahead of their Red River rivals (Oklahoma) who at 18th are 18-2. The combined record for the top two teams once again is 33-7.

Now, does anybody have two te...

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