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Fuzzy Math
December 04, 2000
Confused by the college football rankings? Who isn't? After all, the BCS formula takes into account two polls, eight computer rankings and even opponents' opponents' winning percentage. Luckily for you, we've decided to forgo all the number crunching in favor of a much more intuitive system relying on a math principle we all learned in elementary school: the transitive property. That's the rule that says if A is greater than B and B is greater than C, A is greater than C. (Or as Scott Boras calls it, the Alex Rodriguez principle.) So who are the real top four?
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December 04, 2000

Fuzzy Math

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MIAMI
Beat Louisiana Tech by 11 points

LOUISIANA TECH
Lost by 12 points to Tulsa

TULSA
Lost to New Mexico State

NEW MEXICO STATE
Lost to North Texas

NORTH TEXAS
Lost to Arkansas State

ARKANSAS STATE
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FLORIDA STATE
Beat BYU by 26 points

RYU
Lost by 28 points to Syracuse

SYRACUSE
Lost to East Carolina

EAST CAROLINA
Lost to Memphis

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