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Pipe dream - add Notre Dame to the 63, split into 8 team divisions. Division winners qualify for an 8 team post-season tourney.
What is the functional difference between 4, 16 team super conferences and 8, 8 team divisions? ....Winners of the conferences go to the playoffs. Seeds 5-8 can be determined by voting and ranking.
If KU and Kentucky can't win a game, relegate them.
A division winner like Georgia can't lose a championship game to the best team in the country and see the team that finished second in their division slide into the tournament instead
I think they clipped the Cocks in 1990 or so too.
Except that Georgia won their division because they played Ole Miss and Auburn instead of Texas A&M and LSU.
I don't know why people keep saying that a playoff will eliminate any and all doubts.
As the late Beano Cook once said, they can stop playing football, they (Nebraska at OU) have played the perfect football game.
worth the read. a mock selection commitie lead by SI. Gives good insight into what is going to happen when the playoffs come. I think it may go to 8 teams before it ever begins
Except that Georgia won their division because they played Ole Miss and Auburn instead of Texas A&M and LSU. I don't know why people keep saying that a playoff will eliminate any and all doubts. Playoffs work well in, say, the NFL because you have 12 of 16 games in common with your divisional opponents, and play them twice, and then see 41% (13 of 32) of the entire league. We can say with almost absolute certainty which teams were the most deserving of a playoff spot just by looking at record. In college football, you miss over 90% of the teams you are competing against, and have cases where your primary competitor has a schedule that is half filled with teams you don't see. There is just no way to eliminate the doubt, and especially so if you are just looking at record.
PSU is really good, but the game this year is at the Horseshoe. Not Fair.
Final Four: Notre Dame, 'Bama, Florida, Oregon; First Four Out: Georgia, LSU, Texas A&M, Stanford.
Stunningly, that meant Kansas State -- a recent No. 1 team and the presumptive 11-1 Big 12 champion -- did not make the committee's top eight. Most members could not get past the Wildcats' 52-24 drubbing by then 4-5 Baylor.
"Even though they [have] one loss, it's a nasty loss," said Moos. "That's why I left them out. The other ones we're talking about are overtime losses and tough opponents."
"I just think Texas A&M and Oregon would beat 'em," Smith said of the Wildcats. Asked if he would have said that even before the Baylor loss, Smith replied: "Yep, I would have."
Have you ever seen a coach punt from the other teams 30? Fire this clown now.
As a society we need to be more accepting of the imperfect. Not everything has to conform, we should be more comfortable with differences.
It's not that it's imperfect - it's that it's capricious and rewards teams for weak schedules and lucky wins.
I don't see how their record distinguishes them, they should be in an 8 game playoff.
This is why I'd like to see it decided on the field. Even when K-State wins the one of the top 3 conferences in the country, they get passed over in an 8 team bracket BY 3 TWO LOSS TEAMS because the Washington State AD doesn't know Baylor is an above .500 team, and the bIg representative "thinks" some other teams would beat them.
How is losing to Baylor (Sagarin 23) worse than losing to Washington (Sagarin 34
Who's in this ideal 8-team playoff. ND, SEC winner, Ore., KSU (provided they beat Texas), Fla. would be obvious choices. Then where do you go? How do you determine between the two-loss teams? SEC loser, USCe, A&M, LSU, Stanford, Oklahoma? And, of course, this possibly shuts out two (3 if you want to count the Big East in that category, which I wouldn't at this point) major conference champions (which, frankly, doesn't strike me as something the conferences would ever agree to). Or rewards teams for not having to play the conference title game.
It will always be unfair/random at the boundaries. This means that the bigger the "play in pool" the more likely you are to pick the most deserving teams. That is, the penalty for being "wrong" is lower. For example, in an 8 team playoff you would be very unlikely to exclude one of the (real) top 4-6 teams.
I absolutely hated UCLA's decision to spike the ball with 51 seconds left on the 41 yard line.
Demonstrating just how thin the difference is between teams, Stricklin noted, "If Pittsburgh had made that [33-yard] field goal in overtime, I don't know how strong Notre Dame would be in this conversation. Kansas State and Notre Dame both have road wins at Oklahoma and both have good wins, but Kansas State lost to a .500 team basically, and Pittsburgh would have been similar for Notre Dame."
KSU's problem is that they got absolutely stomped by Baylor.
What is the story behind this oregon state game? Why are they playing a week 1 game on the last day of the season?
Keep in mind Harris Poll voters, this Kansas team almost beat Northern Illinois.
Out of curiosity, do you think Northern Illinois would beat any of those teams on a neutral field?
"They're going to coach them up. We're going to be at a major schematic disadvantage going against their coaches,'' the West Virginia coach said.
That would be an awful pull for WV, hopefully the Holiday Bowl picks em up before they fall to the Pinstripe. Playing one of the Pac-12 also rans would be a far more meaningful game than a nothing to win game against a down rival who broke up the Big East.
That was brilliant strategy on that guy's part. He got off double the attempts that the "throw like a QB" guy did.
I'm watching with a bunch of folks, and we're all talking about racial and socioeconomic and political undertones to that Dr. Pepper contest. That's why meritocracy is good.
It was a penalty. Much like the refs missed a huge block in the back on a Georgia punt return, it happens. I have seen Facebook calling Dial a thug which is far off-base. On the interception return defensive players look for the QB to hit.
so at least at this point we can all admit that Alabama is nothing close to "clearly" the #1 team in the country, right? we can finally bury that?
Really Georgia? REALLY?!?! SPIKE THE ####### BALL!
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