If You Want New Teams in the Playoff, Here is Your Rooting Interest Guide

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Fairport Buckfan's picture

Not sure a one loss PAC 12 conference champ would get in over an 11-1 Bama that sits out the SEC title game.  I would put Bama out but not sure the committee would.

Fairport

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Sims_tOSU's picture

To counter this point, a one loss penn state gets in over bama. 

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BrutusB's picture

I agree that they should. Disagree that they would. 

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Wargor's picture

I think they would put them out (and I agree with you, I definitely would).  12-1 conference champ needs to almost always trump 11-1 division runner up.  While the Pac-12 hasn't been super strong, it is no ACC, and Alabama isn't going to have much to hang their hat on if they lose to LSU.  

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NHBuckeye's picture

That's where Bama's really bad SOS comes into play.  I think if they lose to LSU they are out.

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

I agree 100% with this.  But since Bama is sitting at 3 right now, already above PSU and Clemson, apparently SOS concerns don't apply to them.

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KBonay's picture

I think I'll just root for Ohio State to win out.  You want to be the best, you got to beat the best.  Personally, I'd like a crack a Clemson.

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ohiowhitesnake's picture

Man….. this football team.-Jeff Okudah 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Agreed, 1. Ohio State vs. 4. Clemson or 2. Ohio State vs. 3. Clemson sounds quite right to me.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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gobucks1966's picture

I will always say if you can't win your conference there is no 2nd chance you had it and blew it. LSU beats Bama then Bama turns around and beats LSU for example which team is better? The debate will go on for ever with no clear cut Champion.

Denny

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PsyBuck's picture

Bama and LSU won't ever play twice in the same season. They're in the same division.

"No we don't give a da*n 'Bout the whole state of *ichigan"

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PsyBuck's picture

I just want to play bama and Clemson back to back and whoop them both. If Georgia somehow got in over bama that's fine too. Just give me Clemson. Their bandwagon fans have been insufferable after 4 years of relevancy and I would LOVE to take them down a notch.

Gah, I am still mad at Urban Meyer for that god-awful loss to those dopes.

"No we don't give a da*n 'Bout the whole state of *ichigan"

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

The interception at the end of the 2013 Orange Bowl wasn't an interception... right??? RIGHT???!!!

Pray for potatoes with a hoe in your hand.

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NorthPoleBuckeye's picture

I hope Bama gets knocked out of the playoffs altogether, let's play Clemson and LSU, we owe them both. 

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bd2999's picture

Rooting for OSU mainly. I would love to see Clemson lose a game, but doubt that they will. I hope LSU and Alabama destroy each other. 

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Fatpants's picture

They’re not putting Utah (or Oregon or Baylor) in over Alabama 

PG <3 PG

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

They will do everything they can to justify keeping Alabama in.  Alabama would need to lose a second game to be left out.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

I disagree, FP.  If LSU blows the doors off Bama on Sat, and Bama wins out, their best win will be against an Auburn team that finishes 9-3 or more likely 8-4.  Their next best win is A&M, who is 6-3 and has yet to play UGA and LSU.

Utah or Oregon will have better wins than Bama, and the Comittee has put a higher priority on wins than one close loss in the past. Of the two, I think Utah has the better shot, because their loss was in conference and not to an SEC team. But even Oregon's can be forgiven; they never trailed in that game until the last play.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Worthington Buck's picture

It's a huge IF, but IF 11-1 Utah and 11-1 Oregon are playing conference championship week, they are likely not sitting worse than #6 and #7 at that point.  Assuming Georgia is #4 or #5 that week and LSU is #1 or #2 you know someone in front of them is losing.  Every part of you might say Bama is simply better, but to ignore a 12-1 P5 conference champ in favor of a 11-1 non-division champ is going to end this thing immediately, especially if that P5 champ is on a 12 game winning streak and only lost because they did exactly what you wanted them to do, play a top ~15 team in the non-conference.

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huffdaddy's picture

Clemson losing a game is the only thing I really hope for - it's clear the committee will keep them out. 

"I don't think you necessarily have to get a trophy to be a winner." - Nick Saban 1/2/15.

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Ohiofoosball's picture

Would love to see Clemson lose, but if they lost even once, it'd be an all time shocker. Don't think anyone is coming within 24 points of them the rest of the year. 

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huffdaddy's picture

They seem to have found their footing, but early in the year, they were sleep walking. Still think there is a chance they just don't show up some time. It's college football. 

"I don't think you necessarily have to get a trophy to be a winner." - Nick Saban 1/2/15.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Buckeye fans just became huge Gamecock fans.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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saintstephen11's picture

we already were. loved watching them beat Georgia.

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BucMan's picture

Clemson....Doo Doo....ACC....Isn't that redundant?

Year for what?

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Earle's picture

Well, if new teams in the playoff is your goal, you should root for Minnesota to row the boat through the B1G Championship without losing.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Oar, not.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Earle's picture

Ute better believe that Minnesota/Utah semifinal would be fire.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

I don’t know if I could Bear the thought of Clemson Ducking the playoffs. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Hovenaut's picture

I want new coaches in the playoff, if that counts.

Ryan Day, come on down.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

I want Ohio State vs. LSU, and Ohio State vs. Alabama or Clemson. How do I get that? 

2x account suspension survivor 

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rdalchemy's picture

Let's wait and see if the Buckeyes make it through the schedule and Championship game. It is college. Anything can happen. Although I'd like to fantasize about drubbing Alabama and Clemson in the same year, it would be one hell of an accomplishment. 

The Buckeyes are so good this year I'll feel worse if they lose than I did last year. They were a disaster waiting to happen last year and then it did with Purdue. In can only marvel at the way this coaching staff prepares for games. 

Zbuddha

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

It is so hard to go undefeated in college football, especially in the B1G. Odds have to favor Ohio State dropping one of Penn State, Michigan, or the B1G championship. 

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Trapper99's picture

Pains me to say this, but the best one to drop would be to TTUN. We win the other two we are still in the Playoff.

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Earle's picture

the best one to drop would be to TTUN. 

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

I mean obviously I don’t want Ohio State to drop any of them, and they will be favored in every game but going undefeated is just so hard to do that it should not be expected.

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