December 01, 2008
The Harris poll: What up with that? Other than making up a third of the all-important BCS standings, nobody knows, exactly. But the Oklahoman's Berry Tramel assures us the Harris operation is manned only by the most methodical, wise and conscientious college football experts alive:
True story from the Boone Pickens Stadium pressbox Saturday night.
I asked Harris poll voter Pat Quinn, the former Oklahoma State University sports information director, how he would vote OU and Texas if the Sooners won Saturday night.
"Oh, I don’t know," Quinn said. "Doesn’t really matter."
"I think Alabama and Penn State will probably play for the national championship," Quinn said.
"They're the only undefeated teams, aren't they," Quinn said.
Uh, actually, Penn State has a loss.
"Oh well," Quinn said, "those Big Ten teams have a lot of votes."
Aside from being a former Oklahoma State SID, Quinn is currently a reporter for the Stillwater News-Press, where he sometimes writes about the Cowboys. After OU's win Saturday night, the difference between Oklahoma and Texas in this week's Harris Poll was six points. Penn State was about 400 points back, at No. 6.
I write thousands of words on this and related subjects every day. For once, I'm speechless.