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  1. FSU was a #3 ranking, in BAMA's first game of the season. FSU's QB wrecked a knee, late in that game, and their season went down the toilet afterwards, and as a result. BAMA played a ranked LSU, and a ranked Mississippi State. Ultimately, they beat a highly ranked Clemson, and a #1 Georgia. I've asked this twice, and you have yet to answer: What team (or teams) had a better resume and should have been awarded the fourth spot, ahead of BAMA. Your options are Ohio State, UCF, Wisconsin, Penn State, TCU, Auburn, ND or USC (that rounds out the Top 12). If you're going to tell me that BAMA wasn't deserving, you need to tell me why they weren't deserving, what team, or teams, were more deserving, and why those teams were more deserving. In the end, you can't list a team with a better resume, that was more deserving.
  2. You're asking players to play as many at 17 games, in order to win a NC. That's not good for the players, at the college level. It's a long and tough physical grind, not to mention the fact that they have to attend classes, complete college-level class work to perform, and maintain grades to be eligible. And a 12-team playoff is equally stupid. This isn't basketball. A Gonzaga-type team isn't going to be born in college football, because of an expanded playoff. You're not going to see BAMA, Georgia, Ohio State, etc. lose to an Ole Miss, Baylor, BYU, etc. List for me which the year and the teams, where teams ranked 5-16 could have won the NC. There are not 16, let alone 12, or 8 teams, that have a legitimate chance of winning a NC.
  3. You actually think that a 5-loss Boise would beat Oregon? If Oregon played Ohio State, today, Oregon wouldn't win. And if USU played WSU today, they wouldn't win. If SDSU played Utah today, I doubt they would win. The Ohio State, WSU and Utah are all better teams today, than they were in September. Ranking from best to last, for each conference, as of today .... Utah > SDSU Oregon > Fresno St. WSU > Utah State ASU > AF OSU = Boise UCLA > Nevada USC > Wyoming Cal > SJSU Colorado > Hawaii Washington > Colorado State Stanford > UNLV Arizona > New Mexico
  4. I get amazed at how many people think that BAMA is "gifted" into the playoffs, no matter what. The perception that so many have is not accurate. If BAMA doesn't beat UGA in the SEC Championship, they don't get in. If they beat UGA, both BAMA and UGA get in. The other two teams will come from a 1-loss B1G Champion, and either a 1-loss Big12 Champion, or Cincy. A 1-loss Big12 Champion gets in over Cincy.
  5. That is great for the fans, but horrible for the players. That concept will never happen. List for me 12 teams, other than the four that made the playoffs, who should have made the playoffs and who had a legitimate chance to win the playoffs, beginning with 2014. There are not 12 more teams, with a legitimate chance to win the NC, that you can list. In fact, it's a reach to find 8 teams (overall) who have a legitimate chance to win the NC.
  6. Winning a conference championship is not an automatic qualifier, nor should it be. The purpose is to advance the four best teams. You are correct. An OU win over OK State would provide a rematch between OU and OK State. That being said, a 12-1 Big12 Champion would make the CFP ahead of ND. I agree that the committee has ranked BAMA where they are for a reason. And that reason is because they are exceptionally good, and deserving of their ranking. However, the Tide only makes the CFP if they beat UGA in the SEC Championship. A loss to UGA and they're out. In what years has BAMA been "gifted" a place in the playoffs, when another team was more deserving; and who would that team be? When they lost to Auburn (their only season loss) and failed to make the SEC Championship (Auburn played UGA), I'm not sure what 1-loss team should have advanced ahead of BAMA. Every one of the CFP teams (BAMA, UGA, Clemson and OU) had one loss on their resume. Georgia was crushed by Auburn (40-17) for their loss, they they beat Auburn in the SEC Championship game. I just don't know who you think was a better team than BAMA, and who should have made the playoffs instead of BAMA (who won the NC).
  7. - Notre Dame won't get in ahead of a 1-loss P5 Champion (in part because ND doesn't play a conference championship, and the absence of that data point hurts them). - OK State is ranked in the Top-10, and ahead of OU and Baylor .... Defeating OU would give OU their second loss. They would lose out to Baylor, for an opportunity to play for the conference championship, because Baylor (also 10-2) will won head-to-head against OU. OK State only has to beat them once. The winner of the OU/OK State game will play Baylor in the Big12 Championship - If BAMA loses to UGA, by any margin, they won't make the playoffs. They have to beat UGA to make the playoffs. I'm not so sure they can, because UGA has the better defense.
  8. I think UGA, a 1-loss B1G Champion (Ohio State or Michigan), a 1-loss Big12 Champion, and Cincy
  9. The only way BAMA makes the CFP is if they beat Auburn, and then UGA in the SEC Championship. Any loss by BAMA will knock them out. If BAMA doesn't make the playoffs, I would expect UGA, 1-loss B1G Champion, 1-loss Big12 Champion, and Cincy.
  10. TCU and Ohio State were not comparable. Ohio State played a 13th data point, conference championship game, TCU did not. If TCU had played a 13th game, and won their conference championship, I would agree that the two teams were comparable - to a degree. That degree is that the overall body of competition in the B1G is greater than that of the Big12. And tOSU validated their place in the playoffs, by winning the playoffs. And just to be clear, I loath tOSU, and have always liked TCU. No one would have preferred to see TCU in that playoff, than myself. But tOSU had a 13th game, that TCU did not, and that is an issue when comparing the two teams. The rules do not require a team to win their conference championship. They require the best four teams. BAMA had wins over four ranked opponents, and lost to #6 Auburn. What team should have made the playoffs ahead of BAMA? And let's not forget, BAMA beat #1 Clemson and #3 Georgia (who beat #2 Oklahoma) to win the NC. BAMA was better than any team you can name, that did not make the playoffs. If BAMA doesn't beat UGA in the SEC Championship, BAMA won't go to the playoffs. If they beat UGA, both BAMA and UGA will make the playoffs. UCF and Cincy: If either of those teams played a P5 schedule (in 2017 and now 2021), neither of them finish undefeated. And the committee recognizes this fact. And if any number of P5 teams played the G5 schedules of UCF, or Cincy, they would be undefeated, too. Cincy would not beat TXA&M (BAMA's lone loss). And if they get in at #4, UGA, tOSU or BAMA would easily run over them. The rankings that matter don't come out until the first weekend of November. Houston was not ranked by the AP, but the CFP committee ranked Houston (and they are still ranked). With back-to-back losses, SMU didn't make the rankings - and rightfully so.
  11. Zero. I'm not a PAC12 guy, but to suggest that the MWC is better, is foolish. A better question might be, how would the MWC's only ranked team - San Diego State - place if they were in the PAC12? My guess: SDSU would have no more than 4 wins, as a PAC12 participant (Arizona, Cal [maybe], Colorado [maybe] and Stanford [maybe]. A P5 schedule is much harder than a G5 schedule - no matter what P5 conference we're talking about.
  12. HLB

    Week 12

    Wazzu, Colorado, UCLA, Stanford, Utah and ASU.
  13. I wonder where the Southern Conference compares with the PAC12, in basketball, seeing that my school defeated Oregon State on Thursday night.
  14. Thankfully for Oregon, BYU isn't in the PAC - because they would be conference champions.
  15. That's pretty much how everyone from every other P5 conference feels about the PAC12.
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