Not sure why you think we played a much better schedule. They have wins over two ranked teams (Wisc and NW) to our one (Mich), our loss would be at home to MSU while theirs would be at a neutral site. Unless they get blown out, it would be pretty reasonable for them to be above us. I hope they're not, bc I want the Rose Bowl, but you're being pretty dismissive of them without good reason.
Now that the season is over I think we can safely say that Braxton's shoulder is a LOT worse than we were led to believe.
Agreed. The "Urban vs Tom" storyline would be neat for about 3 seconds, then we'd have to hype ourselves up for Houston. I'd much much rather have Stan/USC in the Rose or ND in the Fiesta.
FYI, the Rose Bowl has all but come out and said they will use the CFP rankings, so the factors like money and time since last appearance are non-factors.
Yourrrrreee looking LIVE, At the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California!
i hope they drag Musberger to that game every year until he's 100. Gives me goosebumps too.
You win as a team, you lose as a team. If the offense had score more points or the defense had more stops we would have won. Don't pin it on anything more specific than that.
That seems pretty unlikely. If the CCG loser stays above us we'll go to the Fiesta, who have an at large pick. They're not going to pass on the ratings Notre Dame would bring in favor of someone like ole miss.
I wish people could just be happy and call it a success. The threads yesterday filled with sore losers were not a good look.
I'm with you, but 4 loss or not, I'd rather play USC. That's such a classic matchup I'd be excited if we were both 6-6.
I don't know if we could handle their decided schematic advantage again.
Yea I assume that's DJ's daily typo. Ash has been great.
I'll just expect to lose every game, and if we wind up winning that's a cool surprise.
.....is this what it's like to be a Browns fan?
Wow that's a huge get for them. It's always been weird to me that no one seems to hire away the Oregon guys when they've been so successful. Frost is who Nebraska should have got last year (he's an alum) .
I don't think they need to win 9, but they at least need to be trending up. 7-8 wins and being competitive in the losses (as opposed to games like ND this year) and he probably hangs on.
I know this is a rhetorical question, but Sam Foltz of Nebraska had a better net average and Mortell of Minnesota had 500 more yards. So....technically they did.
I know its popular to make fun of him, but I came away impressed after The Game. I like his Chris Gamble impression.
No, previous seasons have nothing to do with the current SOS ratings. I'd suggest you educate yourself before ranting about them any further.
The timing of our loss isn't the problem, it's who we lost to. Our problem is that we're out of the CCG, not that we lost in November.
No I was referring to the other guy's ridiculously dumb claim of
If Alabama wins the title with one loss and we kill our team in the bowl game, Alabama will have a hard time feeling like a real champion
I wish more of our fans could see this. This whole thread is riddled with sore loser crybabies.
You mean like how we were above multiple undefeated teams for most of the season despite having the weakest resume of the top 5-10
It's pretty clear you don't actually understand how SOS works. It has nothing to do with preseason rankings or rankings at the time of the game. Bama has beaten nine teams with winning records to OSU's 4.
We were helped ourselves by preseason rankings - we stayed in the top 4 until we lost despite not having any good wins on the resume. And as of now Bama has beaten more currently ranked teams and more teams above .500 than we have. Trying to harp on the quality of our loss vs their loss is pathetic (especially since we were making the exact opposite argument last year against TCU).
You mean how our title was illegitimate last year because TCU looked good in their bowl game? C'mon man, this is pretty pretentious, even by this site's standards.