stokesjokes wrote: ↑September 19th, 2021, 8:33 pm
Yeah, it doesn’t matter if we’re top-25 in week 5. If we win our games, we’ll be where we want to be by the end of the year.
Both matter. Everytime you open ESPN.com it defaults to top 25 teams. That has no value? The bottom line on TV streams top 25 games. That has no value? Are you not more likely to tune in to a top 25 matchup vs the 26th and 27th team? Does that not matter? Every week there are articles written only on the top 25 teams. Does that not matter?
I don't get why anyone would say being ranked right now doesn't matter. We literally pay to get our name on commercials and advertisements all over the place, yet getting our name plastered all over the place as a top 25 team for free doesn't matter right now? It absolutely matters.
If your argument is that the players shouldn't worry about it, I agree with you. But to say it doesn't matter is not true at all.