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BED

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Columbus, OH (via Urbana, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   September 02, 2010

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sitting in the 8th row of 15AA for the 2006 Ohio State-scUM game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Nov 2018

The only way a playoff system works is if (at least) the P5 champs get an automatic berth.  An 8 team playoff is the logical conclusion.  Last year USC and Ohio State would have been included, along with Wisconsin and Auburn.  (Though I'd have included UCF as highest ranked non-P5 as an automatic berth as well.)

Put the first round on campus of the higher seed.  That gives ESPN their drama still of the rankings show.

Comment 14 Nov 2018

How do you justify teams that don't win their conference playing for a title though (us in 2016, Alabama last year)?  The regular season has to mean something.  By saying the only thing that matters is "don't lose twice" (which I assure you is what the committee did last year), conference titles mean nothing.  So just schedule, let's say, the Citadel or UMass or Rice the next to last week of the season so you can coast on through.

Comment 07 Aug 2017

Urban Meyer has two undefeated seasons in his entire coaching career (2004, 2012) but no national championship followed either seasons.

To be fair about 2012, if we had been bowl eligible and were undefeated and beat Nebraska in the B1G championship (who we beat by 25 in October), we would have absolutely rolled Notre Dame for a BCS title.

Comment 02 Dec 2016

Sagarin still has the SEC bias that all of the polls do.  If you've been reading Vico's pieces, he's pointed out over and over that the SEC (aside from Alabama) is basically hot garbage.  Florida is probably the next best team in the SEC and they have 3 losses (and played a game less than everyone else).  Wisconsin beat LSU, probably the 3rd best team in the SEC.  I'd take PSU over Auburn or Tennessee.  Top to bottom the B1G was better this year, but history is what makes these polling sites put a "strength" on their initial ratings, which biases the later ratings.

Comment 02 Dec 2016

The cognitive dissonance required to say Alabama is in no matter what and Ohio State isn't is baffling to me.  Either both are in without winning a conference title or neither are.  Ohio State has a better resume than Bama.  The B1G was clearly the best conference in the country this year.  I don't get it.