The NFL regular season (like pretty much all sports other than CFB) doesn't really mean that much so it's hard for me to care. You just have to be a half decent team and sneak into the playoffs and then anything can happen. There's not as much of a disparity among the teams like there is in college which I think actually makes the NFL more boring. The champ in CFB truly feels like the champ which is not always the case in most other sports (was UCONN really the best team in CBB last year; I think not).
One of my biggest concerns defensively is actually containing Sims. The Bucks haven't played a true mobile QB all year and I'm sure Bama will look to use his mobility to their advantage.
Only one, and it just happened.
TCU wins by 52 over a 2 win team. OSU wins by 59 over #13. The decision is simple.
I think there comes a point that when you've won that many games in a row, you should never drop until you lose. I despise FSU and I agree they've looked like crap for much of the year. Still, in the end they've won the damn games. Simply winning should be rewarded more than losing a game but passing the inexplicable "eye test". TCU barely beat Kansas a couple weeks ago, but for some reason people seem to have forgotten. I still think Baylor should be ahead of them. It doesn't matter to me how good TCU may look. The bottom line is they lost the head to head matchup. That renders all other comparisons irrelevant.
OSU also has arguably the best win of the top 5, which I think should offset that loss. TCU barely beat Kansas and Baylor barely beat TTech, which are two awful teams. If they're going to nitpick losses, then shouldn't they nitpick wins too?
If they can find a way to defeat Wisky, I think they still got a legit claim to a playoff spot. If they can beat the #10 or 11 team with CJ, who's to say they couldn't compete with one of the top 3 teams in the country?
Yeah cause the SEC really lit it up today in non-conference play. The disparity between conferences isn't nearly as great as the media tries to make it.
I think the Bucks just need one more team to fall and then it will all be in their own hands. TCU will probably be 4 and then OSU at 5 if there are no more upsets. There's no way Baylor passes OSU even if they pull out the win against a bad Texas Tech team.
Yeah they get too much credit for beating teams that were overrated at the time. The Bama loss wasn't nearly as close as the score indicates too.
Anyone that gives up roughly 60 points in a game isn't elite. I don't care how good the opposing offense was. TCU barely beat one of the worst teams in the Power 5 and Baylor lost by a couple TDs to a mediocre WVU team. Therefore, OSU should be ahead of them. At worst, they're equal with Baylor. There's no legit reason both Baylor & TCU should be ahead of them right now.
I've seen some SEC folk complaining they aren't ranked. I understand they're playing well right now, but you can't just disregard half the damn season. They got 5 losses (no, it doesn't matter to me if some were close to good teams). They don't even deserve to be in the discussion of being ranked.
And one of this picks probably should have been caught by Spencer. The missed open receivers were more concerning to me, but hey you can't expect perfection.
I don't have a problem with running the clock out. It was such an ugly game that at some point you gotta just get it over with and take the win. I don't think winning by 22 vs. 15 would make much of a difference anyway. If scoring an extra TD in garbage time makes a difference for some pollsters than their ranking philosophies are idiotic.
I'll never understand the love for a 16 team playoff. What you gain in potential postseason excitement, you lose in regular season excitement because the games aren't as meaningful. The regular season should serve as playoff elimination games, not games that decide what seed someone gets in a tournament. I'd rather have an incredible 3-4 month regular season than an incredible month-long postseason. That's why CFB is far better than CBB. The regular season for CBB almost feels like preseason. It's just practice for the tourney, which IMO is dumb.
How 'bout we rank teams based on how good they look during the season instead of who has the best loss? I think looking at a team's wins would be more indicative of how good they really are rather than trying to compare losses. Why? Cause the loss is just one game. Weird stuff happens sometimes. Shouldn't the other 8-9 games carry more weight in forming an opinion about a team?
I still think OSU is better than ASU, Baylor, and TCU. I'd put them 5th right now.
That was a fumble. Sick of this team pulling shit out at the very end.
Big surprise. ND gets a call to win a game.
To me, OSU having more turnovers actually proves that the game was close solely because of OSU's mistakes and not because Minny was hanging with them. That's why I say the score's misleading.
Every fan base has idiots like these. Unfortunately, we just have to deal with them. I don't really consider them fans, because no true fan would say crap like this to the players.
Any analyst that thinks this proves TCU is the better team is clearly an idiot. Totally different settings. OSU outgained Minny by more than TCU. I think that's more indicative of how the game went.
Honestly, I think getting crushed by a top 10 team (and no UCLA is not a top 10 team) is just the same as losing a close game to an unranked team. They're both ugly. I don't know where this belief came along where as long as you play top 10 teams, it doesn't matter what happens in the game. SOS only matters if you actually win the games. I think teams get way too much credit for losing to ranked teams.