I've been busy/avoiding this for the entire week, but it's due and the results after the jump. Just in case you don't want to click on over, I've put Texas Tech at #5 behind Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida. If I base this on resume, and for what it's worth I still struggle as to a true method, then isn't Texas Tech's resume better than Florida's?
Are blowout wins more important than top 10 and top 25 wins?
I feel pretty comfortable thinking that the Red Raiders' resume is better than Penn State's as well as USC's and Utah's, but Florida's loss to Ole Miss is still a bad loss, despite the Rebels playing better of late and had Texas Tech lost to a similar team, like Nebraska, despite wins over UT and OSU and forgetting the OU loss for a minute, would they be any where close to a top 5 team?
The same goes for Penn State, who happened to lose a couple of weeks before Texas Tech and I wonder, as a whole, is Penn State's resume better than Texas Tech's even with the loss to OU?
And for the Texas contingent, placing Oklahoma ahead of UT is based on what I saw Saturday night and what I saw when the Longhorns came into town. I think OU is the better team right now. We'll see next week, but right now I think the Sooners are slightly better than Texas, despite the head-to-head win. In my book, they are 1A and 1B.
At the end of the day, I find this weekly process of ranking the teams, especially the top 10, to be a real exercise in "trying" to be logical, but ultimately failing at some point because of an alternatively good point, i.e.: Texas > Oklahoma > Texas Tech > Texas.