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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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MEMPHIS
Lost to Houston

HOUSTON
Lost to Tulane

TULANE
Lost to Army

ARMY
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OKLAHOMA
Beat Oklahoma State by 5 points

OKLAHOMA STATE
Lost by 14 points to Missouri

MISSOURI
Lost to Kansas

KANSAS
Lost to SMU

SMU
Lost to Hawaii

HAWAII
Lost to Portland State

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