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BuckeyeNut2012

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Comment 03 Dec 2017

Maybe, but if they ever start to think they can make much more money off of an eight team playoff, which I think they would, they'll do it. And if this whole "2 teams in from one conference" thing becomes a common theme, I bet you the conference commissioners are going to change their tune real quick. Personally I give it about 5 more years tops, regardless of what happens, before the talk of expansion becomes serious. It's all about the money these days.

Comment 03 Dec 2017

Going off of this scenario, this year you would have had:

1. Clemson     VS     8. UCF

2. Oklahoma   VS    7. USC

3. Georgia       VS    6. Wisconsin

4. Alabama      VS    5. Ohio State

Comment 03 Dec 2017

Here would be my dream scenario going forward, an 8 team playoff. 

  • Five spots go to the conference champions of the Power 5 conferences
  • One spot goes to the best Group of 5 team
  • Two spots would be at-large bids (Both spots cannot be filled by the same conference)

From there you no longer need a committee to do the rankings at any point during the season. You could just have a computer rating system seed the teams #1 through #8. On the day after the conference championship games have been played, the only and final rankings are released. No selection show would be needed, it removes the human biases, every Power 5 conference has a shot at it, and Notre Dame would be happy since they won't feel pressured to join a conference with the at-large bids. The rating system used would reward teams who play on the road in tough environments, count game against FCS teams as BYE weeks instead of a win, along with a myriad of other criteria that ensure that they're seeded properly into the playoff, incentivizing teams to play tougher games so that in the chance they have a slip-up they have a better chance at getting an at-large bid. The Rose and Sugar bowls are permanent semi-final games. The Cotton, Fiesta, Orange, Peach are permanent quarter-final games. Which bowl gets which seeding can be rotated. And lastly, get rid of the lesser bowl games; we don't need a San Diego County Credit Union bowl game. 

Thoughts?

Comment 03 Dec 2017

It's a bit of a shame not being able to go to the CFP this year, but I'm really happy with the matchup with USC. No doubt Urban Meyer will get them ready for what's gonna be a good bowl game. 

This may be a bit of an "out there" speculation, but I wonder if not making the CFP will influence the decisions of some of the players to go to the NFL or not. Sort of like how some of them wanted to stay for the 2015 season to go for a back-to-back national title, that's probably running through some minds so that they can try for a national championship next season.

Comment 03 Dec 2017

I like this matchup, two storied programs going at each other. I wanted it to be either USC or Auburn in all honesty if we didn't make the CFP. I didn't want UCF that's for sure; that would have just been a boring matchup if you ask me. Right now USC has a seven game winning streak over us: http://www.winsipedia.com/ohio-state/vs/usc. Let's change that!

GO BUCKS!

Comment 03 Dec 2017

You could probably justify moving Oklahoma over Clemson for that #1 spot based on Oklahoma's performance in the Big 12 championship. I wouldn't put it past them to do that if they were looking to get better ratings, but I highly doubt they will. 

Comment 03 Dec 2017

Alabama has no one to blame but themselves for their piss poor scheduling. The committee needs to send them a message saying "hey, if you schedule teams like Mercer two times a year, we're not going to give you any leeway if you drop a game and get blocked from playing for a conference championship." If they put Alabama in, that send a message to everyone else that it is okay to schedule your non-conference slate with cupcakes. Also when Alabama does schedule Power 5 teams, they never play them on the road. It's always at a "neutral" site down in a Texas or Georgia. 

You can't say Alabama passes the eye test when they haven't beaten anyone significant. Their best win would be Ohio State's fourth best win. How about showing some good results to the decent teams they did play? They barely squeaked out wins against them, and the one good team they did play manhandled them. 

Alabama does not deserve to be on the CFP. They do not pass the eye test, and they're not deserving of it. If we do not get in over them, it should be USC in that #4 spot. 

Comment 03 Dec 2017

You're most likely right. I was just factoring in the head-to-head they hold over Alabama. 

Comment 03 Dec 2017

Georgia winning the SEC helps too. It makes Alabama's loss look worse. 

I'm gonna (optimistically) say tomorrow we see:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State
  5. Auburn
  6. Alabama
  7. USC
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Penn State
  10. Miami
Comment 03 Dec 2017

The guy just had surgery less than a week ago. I know he said he wasn't in pain, but I think we all know that was a big factor in his sloppy performance tonight. Not to mention he really didn't get reps in practice this week. JT is our guy no matter who we play in whatever bowl game. Clemson, USC, whoever we get, I believe JT can beat them

Comment 01 Dec 2017

There really isn't a good reason for them to stop playing at the Shoe. As it stands right now, it's one of the largest stadiums in the world in terms of capacity; Wikipedia says we clock in at #4. And with the trend of declining attendance for sports games in general, across all sports, since it's much more convenient to watch from home or a bar nowadays, there really isn't a reason to expand the stadium. The Shoe will undergo renovations as needed to keep it in good shape to play in. So if I had to put a time on it, I'd say that for as long as OSU football exists, they will continue to play in the Shoe.

Comment 28 Nov 2017

With the placement of Auburn at #2, I think that spells disaster for our chances of making the CFP. I think that's the committee's way of telling us that they're riding high on the SEC train right now. I would have figured that Auburn would have clocked in at #4 or at most #3. Moving them up to #2 is telling us, in a roundabout way, that the committee views Alabama as being an excellent team. Why else would they rank them ahead of Oklahoma?

All in all, I think we need a convincing win over Wisconsin to get in; it can't be a close game. It doesn't matter what happens elsewhere in the country. 

Comment 27 Nov 2017
  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Auburn
  5. Alabama
  6. Georgia
  7. Miami
  8. Ohio State
  9. Penn State
  10. USC
Comment 26 Nov 2017

I never understood the hire when it was made a few years back. Hopefully Nebraska gets their heads out of their asses and comes up with a good one this time. I'd be nice to see the B1G West be a bit more competitive. 

Comment 26 Nov 2017

Wisconsin, Penn State, and Michigan State all finishing strong really helps us. Because if we win the title game, we'll have two wins against two top 10 teams and a Michigan State team that will be somewhere in the #13-#15 range. Alabama's only ranked win will be LSU that will be behind Michigan State and maybe Mississippi State if they stay ranked. 

The reason we got in last year despite not being a conference champion is because we had three top 10 wins and our sole loss was a close one off a blocked FG attempt. 

Comment 26 Nov 2017

Personally, I like the current setup of the B1G. Maryland and Rutgers serve as safe games that allow the second team to get some reps. As we've seen today, those reps, even in mop-up time, are valuable. Sure, Wisconsin has an easier road to the B1G Championship Game, but all the means for us is an easier win for us in said game when we win our own division. It served us well playing them in 2014, and I think it'll serve us well again playing an overrated Wisconsin team again next week supposing we win.

The thing I don't like about the current setup across the college football landscape is how the SEC only plays 8 conference games when everyone else does 9, opting to substitute that 9th conference game for an FCS non-conference opponent. It pads their record and makes that conference look better than they really are. The Big 12 should also add two teams to get divisions in their conference as well. I'm just a big fan of the conference championship games really and having divisions is the best way to go about that. Let it play out on the field that way you don't get that co-champion bullcrap.