Stick with me on this one. It’s a little tricky, but by the end you’ll totally agree with AP voters think that Arkansas and Bert Bielema are total jokes.
Here is the bottom of the new AP top 25. Notice where Oklahoma State is ranked. Notice how many votes Toledo, who just beat #18 Arkansas, received.
Now let me illustrate who Oklahoma State has beaten.
Central Michigan is 1-1 after beating Monmouth and Central Arkansas is now 0-2. CAU’s first loss came at Samford. Pretty impressive stuff from Oklahoma State’s opponents, right?
Now let me illustrate who Toledo has beaten.
Toledo was leading Stony Brook before the opener was called at half because of lightning. They can’t count it as a win. I will — Toledo’s 2-0. Then Toledo goes on the road and beats the unbeatable SEC West goliath Arkansas in front of 55,000 Hogs fans and recruits Bret had visiting to see this goliath SEC team destroy a MAC school it was paying $1,000,000 just to show up.
Don’t even get me started on West Virginia getting more votes than Toledo. The Mountaineers have beaten Georgia Southern and Liberty. No shit. I know what you’re going to say: Well, AP voters only see 1-0 next to Toledo. Well, AP voters are voting based on history and they love name schools. Well, Toledo will be ranked if they beat Iowa State. Well, now it looks like Arkansas really isn’t that good. Blah, blah, blah.