He is an asshol*..I tried to say hi to him at a game and he ignored me and just muttered, "I know." "I know" as if he was too cool to acknowledge any other fans
done..i added a few other headliners too if one of the above teams has a good chance to lose..for example USC vs. Utah this weekend. Other than that game, I would be surprised if any of the other teams lose this weekend.
Agree the website says a lot without really saying anything. I agree with your thoughts above and this would be more similar to the selection committee for basketball. After these rankings come out, there is a spokeperson who then has to explain the rankings to the media. I am ready for the sh*t show that will ensue. I guess I am more optimistic though that they will reward conference champions as they state, so I think we might be in good shape if ND loses again and another conference has a 2 loss champion.
The ap rankings are irrelevant this year...I'll be more interested to see the playoff committee rankings that will come out after next weekend. If we do our job and a few other teams fall, I think we will be in good shape if we crack the top 10 of these rankings.
The whole website has a pretty good overview of you haven't already seen it.
Agree 100% with all three "realizations." While I think we have a chance this year to prove it if things work out, I think next year will really be our year and we will be a very dominant team on both sides, particularly given the improvement we have seen on both sides already this year. I know no one wants to talk about it now but a 2 qb system next year would be impossible for teams to prepare for since the qbs are so different. You saw it today with dontre in the wildcat. Defenses can be confused with quick substitutions at quarterback and Braxton would be an even more effective run threat. Obviously getting way ahead of myself but one can dream of things to come.
Ha espin doesn't even know the name our quarterback...they'll figure it out by the end of the year
I'm hoping for a blowout for nd vs. Fsu. A close game does us no good!
That's true...but whatever team wins the big 12 will probably have one loss and I can't say that I am sure that we would get in over a one loss big 12 champion ...I am sure you remember in years past when espn argued that a big 12 team with the same record should jump us. Not sure how the playoff committee would evaluate this situation
That might be true...but I think a loss to West Virginia looks like a better loss than a loss to va tech...and the margin of victory was the same
Yeah hopefully they will be...but for now I think a One loss sec team gets in before us
8. There will be plenty of controversy over who is 4 vs. 5 and plenty of one loss teams that can make an argument to be 4 as I think we'll see at the end of this year. People will care less about who is 8 vs. 9. Agree with conference champions and then three at large. I think everyone ends up happy then and u can have multiple teams from better conferences if they deserve it with an 8 team system
I think the best chance of getting in may be:
1) hoping for the PAC 12 champ to have two losses which is very feasible looking at all their schedules and records (Oregon still has to play Stanford)
2) hoping that ND loses a game (to someone besides FSU). Even though SECpn actually has our SOS higher than ND and we would play one more game than them to be BIG conference champion, ND would get in over us if only loss was to FSU
I think the SEC gets in. I don't see the BIG 12 having a champ with more than 1 loss. I think FSU probably runs the table.