Comparative Results: Iowa, Iowa State, UNI and Coe College All Better Than Florida and Oklahoma

I’ve caught some grief from USC supporters who think I’m being unfair to the Trojans by noting Utah beat Oregon State and USC did not, thus, no No. 1 AP vote from me for USC.

You can’t compare scores, they’ve bleated. It’s not fair. Utah played Oregon State at home. USC played the Beavers in Corvallis.

Boo hoo. Lots of things aren’t fair. USC having a recruiting advantage in southern California and a budget that is probably about the size of Utah’s government may not be fair, either, but why bring that into this discussion?

If you can’t compare scores in making judgments, what are we left with in college football? Besides torn ACLs, intoxicated chest-painters, and millionaire coaches, that is?

Hey, I may vote Iowa State No. 1 if Florida beats Oklahoma for the national title. Why? Because … Iowa St beat
Kent St who beat
Buffalo who beat
Ball St who beat
Navy who beat
Wake Forest who beat
Mississippi who beat
Florida, while Mississippi beat Texas Tech who beat Texas who beat Oklahoma

Then again, I may opt for Iowa No. 1 ahead of Florida and Oklahoma since …

Iowa beat
Florida Int’l who beat
Middle Tennessee St who beat
Maryland who beat
Wake Forest who beat
Mississippi who beat
Florida, while Mississippi beat Texas Tech who beat Texas who beat Oklahoma

Heck, Northern Iowa outclassed Florida this season. Proof:

Northern Iowa beat
New Hampshire who beat
Army who beat
Louisiana Tech who beat
Mississippi St who beat
Vanderbilt who beat
Mississippi who beat
Florida, while Mississippi beat Texas Tech who beat Texas who beat Oklahoma

For that matter, I may vote Coe College No. 1, since the Kohawks established dominance over Florida and Oklahoma. How so?

Coe beat
Simpson who beat
Northwestern MN who beat
Malone who beat
Marian who beat
Valparaiso who beat
Davidson who beat
Jacksonville FL who beat
San Diego who beat
UC-Davis who beat
Portland St who beat
Eastern Washington who beat
Weber St who beat
Cal Poly SLO who beat
San Diego St who beat
UNLV who beat
Wyoming who beat
Tennessee who beat
Vanderbilt who beat
Mississippi who beat
Florida, while Mississippi beat Texas Tech who beat Texas who beat Oklahoma.

Hey, you USC whiners, you aren’t even as good as Penn State.

Penn State beat
Oregon St who beat
USC

Wait, you say USC beat Penn State in the Rose Bowl?

OK, I’ll give you that one.

Why do people keep calling for a playoff every year when these things are all so obvious? Just look at who beat who.

Now who was it that beat Utah?

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One response to “Comparative Results: Iowa, Iowa State, UNI and Coe College All Better Than Florida and Oklahoma

  1. Mike,
    This story reminded me of stories that Gus Schrader wrote in Red Peppers. There were some lean years for the Hawkeye football team; and the ‘who beat’ thing was one of the few things to hang our hats on. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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