College football fans are often up in arms about the Bowl Championship Series' bizarre twists and turns, usually directing their ire at how BCS rankings are affected by non-human polls. As bad as college football's championship process may be, it's nothing compared to a new system being used by the Oregon School Activities Association. It's a complicated power-ranking formula which this year put a one-loss team ahead of an undefeated conference champion ... which was the only team to beat the higher-seeded team.
According to the Portland Oregonian, the school most aggrieved by the new OSAA power rankings is Sherwood, which pounded fellow Northwest Oregon Conference foe Wilsonville, 55-28 on Oct. 1, only to see Wilsonville be given a No. 1 seed while Sherwood settled for a No. 2 seed.
"If we look at the ranking system as it is right now, of course people are going to have questions," OSAA assistant executive director Brad Garrett told the Oregonian. "The reality is, we need to waitRead More »from Oregon playoffs seed undefeated team behind beaten foe