geeze, a simple "you're analysis may not tell the whole story" would have been fine. didn't need to get your panties in a bunch & rip on the guy for two paragraphs. and then of course you leave us with...no analysis/comparison. thanks!!!
Comparator, thanks for the DE/OSU/UW comparison, interesting. comparing performances against common opponents is the best you can do when two teams haven't faced each other yet.
This analysis is so bad it is hard to know where to start.
Perhaps with the fact that you are basing everything off of their performance relative to one runner. Hate to break it to you but a runner is not a machine putting out the exact same performance each race. Basing anything off of Estrada when he could easily be 30 seconds faster or slower in a given race (yielding a difference of 2:30 in comparing top five) is, well let's just say questionable.
Then perhaps we should move on to the obvious fact that none of the top guys for Wisco or OSU are running all out yet. Are they running 10 seconds behind capability? 25 seconds? To think that they are each running exactly the same time slower than all out is ludicrous. To not recognize that they are not running all out when Wisco's top five are within 1 second of each other and Lowe and GF are spending the last 100 meters of their race playing rock-paper-scissors to determine who should cross the finish line first is beyond ludicrous.
All that can be said at this point is that they should be co-favorites going into championship season. What's up with Girma is a crucial unknown. And surprises pretty much always pop up at nationals.[/quote]