Jimbo Fisher: I want the human element back in college football
Posted by: Chris Vannini on November 15, 2012
Jimbo Fisher has taken up the torch to rally against the BCS computer formulas.
Florida State is sixth in the Coaches Poll and sixth in the Harris Poll, but the computers hate the Seminoles' resume so much, they drop down to No. 10 in the BCS standings.
Fisher was asked about the computers so much that he decided to do some research into them. The Seminoles are all over the place, and Fisher doesn't get it. He wants college football to get back to the human element, which will come with the playoff in a few years.
"The committee is more human element. That's what I want back in it," he said on SiriusXM College Sports Nation. "I think that's very important to college football. Or have one computer or two. I never really researched all the computer stuff until people started asking me all the questions. So I had our SID give me how they do it.
"I was looking at five or six computers, and one says six, one says 12, one says 18, one's not ranked. They have a 5-4 team ranked. I said, 'Wait a minute, now. How can that be?' It's a Florida State thing now, but this is not a Florida State thing that I brought the point up for. It brought my attention to it because I'm getting asked the question.
"I think it's a subjective thing we need to look at as a college football group. I'm not against the BCS, I'm not against the playoff, I'm not against anything, except I think we need to evaluate how we're picking the teams."
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