The OSU team that lost to MSU would have lost to bammer. The OSU team that beat Michigan and Notre Dame would have beaten bammer. Which team do you think Meyer would have brought to the playoffs?
That schedule should preclude any sec team from the playoff. It is just shameful.
Ohio State with Urban Meyer should never have a preseason ranking outside of the top 8.
College football season ended on January 1st at about 4:30PM. I'm burnt out on it at this point, won't watch.
B1G 1-1, should be 2-0.
Very glad to be wrong on that. B1G should be 2-0.
Yep, (crappy) Big Ten coaching will cost both Indiana and Nebraska very winnable bowl games.
Horrible play calling in OT by Indiana. Wilson deserved to lose that game. Indiana's defense did the job in overtime but Wilson choked big time. (The ref below the left upright looked as though he never looked up to see the ball go just inside the upright. Bizzarre. )
I am blaming the undercooked veggies right now. I stopped eating there because there veggies are usually bland and undercooked and give me indigestion, dagnabbit!
I've been verbally abused for suggesting that it was flavorless and complaining that their peppers gave me indigestion.
For this reason I am hoping Iowa gets beat so bad they wished they'd stayed home. Yes I am bitter.
Just because you don't think it is important still doesn't mean it isn't for other fans. Beating a hyped up Stanford team in the Rose Bowl would have been huge for recruiting as well.
Well glad to see at least one major bowl acting in their own self interest to give themselves the best possible match up.
The guy talks out of both sides of his mouth every week. The committee does something stupid then he has to word craft something to support their bogus decision making.
Heck I'm there already! (About thinking the Bucks would beat the top 4 each by two TDs.) But c'est la vie.
Thank you it is the same that I found. So it was the Rose Bowl's call after all, in the end.
Thank you, that is the first time I have seen that it is a Big Ten conference rule. Reading the guidelines it stated that in years the Rose wasn't a playoff site and a contracted conference champion was lost to the cfp that the Rose Bowl committee could pick a team from that contracted conference.
So then what I still don't understand is why should the Rose Bowl committee care if the Fiesta bowl sells out? Since when did the major bowl committees abdicate their rights to the cfpc?
Probably because it was the Rose Bowl and deep down as an Ohio State fan it still means a lot to win that game.
Me too. May explain my grumpiness.
Where did the committee say that Iowa was ranked higher than Ohio State because they won 12 games? I think I missed that.
Well that is pretty much what drives message boards,opinions. As was the opinion that Iowa was given preference simply because they won 12 as opposed to 11 games. Actually that was factually incorrect as Jeff Long never mentioned that as a consideration.
It is far fetched unless you've never watched football. The committee was tasked with ranking the best teams in order. Putting Iowa over Ohio State was flat out wrong. it isn't as simple as 12 wins vs. 11.
Ohio State is clearly the better team. The Rose chose to go with the weaker candidate. I call that screwing up.