05 September 2007

Appalachian State, Michigan and the ridiculousness of pre-season polls

I would hope that Appalachian State's stunning 34-32 victory over the University of Michigan in football would point out the ridiculousness that is the pre-season poll.

Such a poll represents, at best, a guess as to what the season will finish looking like. At worst, it represents various biases - for or against certain schools, or regions - and nothing objective. Let's call these polls for what they are:




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