Everyone loves to break things down into tiers. Top tier is the place to be. Whether we are talking about top tier talent in females, fraternity tiers, or tiers of college football teams, it’s just human nature to rank things as better than others. Colin Cowherd decided to rank college football teams into tiers by how good they are all-time.
Here is him talking about his tiers:
His top tier includes:
Tier Two is:
Tier Three is:
And finally, he only had one team in his tier 4: BYU. So essentially, he ranks BYU as the 17th best team all-time. Think about that.
His top tier teams are spot on. You won’t see any argument from me, or any sane college football fan who knows anything about the sport. Bama, Michigan, Ohio State, OU, Notre Dame, and USC have been powerhouses and when you think of winning football traditions, those schools come to mind.
Let’s take a look at the obvious glaring omissions from his list:
The AP poll made a list of the best teams all-time by ranking teams by how they’ve finished in the AP poll since 1936. Texas comes in at number 7, Nebraska at 8, Tennessee at 9, Penn State at 10, and LSU at 11. So tier two could be rearranged a little, but tier 3 is a mess.
Clemson and Wisconsin come in at 25 and 23, respectively, on AP’s list. Not only are they further down the list, but to say they are better all-time than the likes of PSU and Nebraska is stupid. You can taint Penn State’s image all you want with the Paterno scandal, but you can’t take away what they did on the field.
And BYU? Are you serious? BYU ranked number 60 on the AP list of all-time teams. That means that on average, since the AP poll began, 59 teams have finished better than BYU. That includes teams like SMU (thank you, Sherwood Blount), Duke, Army, Purdue, Kentucky, and Penn.
Colin is just trolling us as usual, right?.
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