It is statistics. Ohio State got more first place votes. There are quite a few people who think that the SEC shouldn't just get votes because. Who has Alabama played? No one. But they get votes because they have traditionally been pretty good. The vote system is stupid. Alabama hasn't earned anything, but they get votes, just because.Well that was an interesting weekend.
In the AP 25 poll, tosu moves above Clemson for trouncing a 1-5 Northwestern, but Clemson moves down in the poll for beating a 4-2 Louisville. Makes no sense.
Basically Clemson got that respect, when they didn't really earn it. It is a blue chip team problem, as Ohio State gets that undeserved respect sometimes too.
From the AP:
AP said:Four teams again have first-place votes, but some of the those top spots changed on individual ballots:
There are 24 points between the top-ranked Tide and LSU. Only 21 points separate Ohio State from Clemson.
- Alabama dropped from 30 to 24 No. 1 votes.
- LSU increased from 12 to 16 No. 1 votes.
- Ohio State increased from nine to 13 No. 1 votes.
- Clemson dropped from 11 to nine No. 1 votes.