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lots of 1 loss teams this year it’s getting interesting
I don’t see it.
I think there’s an argument to be made that one play, in week one, shaped the perception of the college football landscape this year. Some of these details might be a little off, but as I remember it, it was in the first half, Oregon is up 14-3 on Auburn and driving. On first and goal, the Oregon RB fumbles, Auburn scoops and returns the ball deep into Oregon territory setting up a field goal. If the ball carrier doesn’t fumble and they are to punch it in, the score would’ve been 21-3 and Oregon would’ve been rolling.
If Oregon wins that game, does the SEC still look as strong? Florida looks good because they beat Auburn, Georgia is #4 because of wins over Florida and Auburn. Auburn would be a middle of the road 6-4 team without that play. Florida would have zero quality wins without the fumble. Georgia could only brag about sneaking by a ND team that was crushed by ttun.
It seems crazy to think that the SEC’s dominance is built like a house of cards that is being held up by a single play during week one, but it is a possibility.
Florida and Auburn both being used to prop up the SEC and not sure both those teams aren’t trash. Auburn has a defense but no QB on offense, and Florida is a paper gator. There’s a big drop off between 3 & 4, then 4-10 I think are all very close. Not a surprise SEC gets the top two “quality loss” teams at 4/5.
Talk about perspective! This is great to look through.
Thanks for pulling this together.
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Johnny, you missed Iowa loss to Minnesota. Makes you wonder why LSU is over OSU, but PSU is not over Alabama, Oregon, Utah. Minnwsota has that same argument too. The quality wins, quality losses principle seems to only apply to the SEC, and the teams thy played (Oregon).
"When you're part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they'd do the same for you." Yogi Berra
I meant Iowa win to Minnesota
shocker ... Clemson hasn't played anybody
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It’s funny how that bad home loss doesn’t hurt UGA at all.
Minnesota has a better win and a better “quality” loss but that far behind. Ughhh
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Thanks for assembling this. It provides a convenient way of comparing teams.
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