I dont care about the SEC bias. I dont watch anything on ESPN except PTI which only has a few CFB stories on it and I fast forward through most of it anyway. I cant even stand watching sportscenter anymore.
BIG Jim Delaney=Balls of Steel................................
I hate you Ron Burgundy......(shakes fist)
No way they ever go to a 16 team playoff. That would be an extra 4 games for those teams. No way they let that happen. 8 teams. All Power 5 conference champions and 3 wild cards. All conferences are represented and there is still room for 3 additional teams who may have not won their conference. 8 team playoff would still make the regular season matter. 16 team playoff would not.
I think you are wrong about no teams scheduling heavy weights. For one, they would need a strong strength of schedule if they needed to get into the playoffs as a wildcard. Playing Kent State, FAMU, etc.. would not get it done. Secondly, aside from a few of the elite programs, student attendance is down across the board. Many do not want to pay to go see their team pound a small school by 50+, but they would pay to go see two top programs going at it. The more fans and national attention you get the more money is made and the better recruiting impact is had. As for a 11-1/12-1 OSU team losing by a FG in the conference championship getting passed up by a 2+ loss conference champion, I would be ok with it. If you dont win your conference you are leaving it up to people who are biased. Take this year for example, if the playoff was seeded your way, it would be entirely made up of SEC West teams. I dont think you would like that too much and neither would I. They need to get rid of as much of the human selection process as possible. Settle it on the field. Win your conference and advance. If you dont win, you better hope your SOS is better than the others. Either way, every conference has a representative.
If you believe that, why bother playing the conference championship game at all?? If tOSU beat 3 conference winners but lost in the BIG championship game, they should not be in the 4 team playoff. Also, if the playoff's expanded to 8 teams, all Power 5 conference winners should be locked in to the playoff with the remaining spots going to wildcards. I dont agree with you that the Power 5 teams would only play the FAMU, Wofford, Kent State, etc. teams. What would the Power 5 teams have to lose by playing an extremely tough out of conference schedule? If the conference champs all recieved a spot in the playoff, who cares if you went 0-4 in non-conference? Think about playing a non-conference schedule of Alabama, Oregon, Va Tech, and FSU. Even if you went 0-4 in those games, you could still win the conference and get into the playoff. Not to mention, the national attention playing those games would bring, the recruiting bump these games would produce, and the priceless game experience your players would get. Its a no lose situation. How many people enjoy watching the FAMU, Kent State, Bowling Green, etc. games compared to USC, Texas, etc.? If I am paying these ticket prices, I want to see a great game.
Georgia.Would you put in an Ole Miss team that just got beat in the conference championship by a 2 loss team? If so, why even have conference championship games? I dont care if the conference champ has 3 lossess, they belong in the discussion. Now, since there are currently only 4 spots, that 3 loss conference champ could be beat out by other conference champions. Besides, if you are undefeated going into the championship game but get beat by a 3 loss team, do you think the previously unbeaten team is still better than the 3 loss conference champion? Even after we saw the head to head matchup on the field?
Stanford already lost to ND a couple of weeks ago. ASU has a chance to beat them along with USC. Other than that they have Navy, Northwestern, and Louisville. Dont see them losing those games. If they run the table they are in. Which leaves one maybe 2 spots left. Even without Winston, I dont see FSU losing thre rest of the year. Their schedule is Louisville, BC, Miami, Virginia, and that dumpster fire of Florida. The only other place they could lose would be to Duke in the ACC championship game, but I dont see them even losing that game.
I can see the PAC 12 and the BIG 12 champions having 2 lossess. If thats the case they are out. FSU will run the table now so they are in. The SEC champ will be in along with probably one more SEC team. That leaves one spot. It will probably come down to the BIG winner or Notre Dame. We need them to lose again to have a shot. Dont see the committee picking us over ND if they run the table the rest of the way. Their loss on the road to FSU was close while we lost to Va Tech at home.
The beauty of these two polls is that in a couple of weeks, they will be worthless...........................
UCLA and LSU are ranked again. That is my issue with it. LSU beat Kentucky and UCLA barely beat Cal. Not exactly wins that should get you ranked when you have 2 lossess.
Are you kidding??? Muschump is only a year away!! He is still trying to recover from the mess Urban left him.............
Come on man.......we all know that Florida could run the table in the BIG.
thats muschump football. remember its the SEC. they're sooooo deep.
it was a complete accident. the qb just heaved it up in the air.
Could be looking at another Bitchigan situation in Florida: both coach and AD get fired.
Missouri finally let Florida score.......................Great sportsmanship.
what's bizzare is that the announcers are talking like they are at a funeral. really quiet and monotone. they know that muschump is done.
Part of Urban must be chuckling at this dumpster fire, but there is probably part of him that is just sick at how muschump has destroyed that program.
Georgia has the division wrapped up. Nobody else wants to win it. Florida should be punting on first down. Their defense is decent, maybe they could score for them. As it is, their offense has to be the worst in FBS. They have no chance. FSU is going to jail sex them at the end of the year.
I stand corrected 35-0. Not sure if Muschump survives tonight let alone this season.
Watching the last gasps of Muschump at Florida. Missouri is crushing them 28-0. I'm sure that somehow it is still Urban's fault though....................
The "truth" will come out after this weekend's ND game because they can win out the rest of their games with the backup since its so weak. Jimbo just needs another 48 hours, then he will lower the boom.
That's fascinating and all, but I want to talk about Va Tech...................................
Losing to Notre Dame on the road due to some questionable pass interference calls is a little bit different than losing to this pathetic Va Tech at home. In order for us to have a shot at the playoffs we need alot of teams to have 2-3 losses. I can see that in the PAC 12 and maybe the BIG 12, but FSU will not lose twice and the SEC will get in even with two losses.