In all the hubbub surrounding the coaches’ poll and its insane voting this week, Dan Shanoff asks: Why not just let Tim Tebow vote for everyone? I’m sorry, that is not what he asked. (But he thought it.)
What he asks instead is “Why not include the Blogpoll?”
The BlogPoll has been around for a few years now; its legitimacy is unquestioned — it is in the second year of affiliation with CBSSports.com as its partner. This week’s results merely highlighted the most striking differentials yet between the BlogPoll and its “mainstream” cohorts. Alternate, knowledgeable, credentialed perspectives — like the BlogPoll — will only help the BCS system.
My only critique of the suggestion of including the Blogpoll (full disclosure: I am a voter) is the potential for the exact same partisanship you would see in a regional writers’ poll. If only there were some way to just get the teams in a bracket of some sort, and then play it out and the end of the season…but now that’s just paint chip-eating crazy talk, something never seen in sport before.