Holy cow, I wrote a book!
it's time for Raymond to come up with an
for filling out his NCAA bracket.
I look at the strength of the school's football team,
on the theory that a school with a strong football team
and a strong basketball team has clearly invested a lot
in its athletics program.
My ranking of football teams is about as scientific as
my ranking of basketball teams:
(As a special case, USC received its rank of 22 from two years ago,
because it was forced to sit out the 2010 season as part of its punishment
"several major rules violations."
Now that's what I call dedication to athletics!)
I made up all these rules on the fly,
which is why the spacing is so uneven
and why they were not necessarily applied fairly across the board,
but that's what makes it highly scientific.
once the field has been narrowed to eight teams, the results
by a coin flip.