I know this is too forward thinking, but I was really wanting to see an OSU/ Georgia match up. At this point, it will take them winning out.
What a waste of time, space, and effort for this writer.
Why is Rutgers a member of the Big Ten. They bring nothing in the way of fan base building for the conference. They actually bring the conference down from a power ranking point of view. There is no display of football knowledge, football quality and ability, football winning. Money? What money? The conference does not need anything from Rutgers. If this were the English football system, Rutgers would have been relegated several times over. There is always a great chance of injury to OSU and who needs that?
I agree Georgia should be held to the same standard as OSU the last two years. If you have a stinking loss (Iowa, Purdue) (South Carolina) you should be punished for it. I don’t agree that PSU is the #5 team in the country.
Simple facts of the past tell you that if Alabama beats Auburn who beat Oregon, the committee will not rank Oregon over Alabama.
I agree, just get in appears to be the right approach but it really does matter where you are ranked.
Great post, very clear and unbiased.
That’s the difference between OSU and LSU. The Tigers played the best they can play Saturday night. There is no way but down. Not so for OSU.
What difference does it make? EEach team was playing by the same rules, just as today. How many of Notre Dame wins came after the forward pass became part of the game?
What does twitchy mean?
Overrated, yes. Criminally, no.
Wisconsin was overrated before they lost to Illinois.
Well done OSU administration. No need to play someone that would possibly cost the school a game. It will all workout.
The rules may be archaic and onerous as you have stated, but they are established rules and well known to player and institution. Each school has a compliance dept that continuously teaches these rules to there players. Based on the past, situations like this have ended in suspension. Disagree with the rule all you want, but it would be better to seek change in the rule through your administrators who btw voted on the rule. Would all your hate for the rule and the NCAA be the same if the college that broke the rule had been Penn State, Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, Oregon, Utah, LSU, all the teams that are in position to challenge OSU for the national championship? And even Michigan?
He is ready.
It’s just you.
He could pull a John Elway unless the CBA disallows it.
Pittsburgh is in the ACC. It is not a group of 5 member. If Northwestern had beaten OSU last year, it would have been a major upset, not indicative of how strong a team they were. The same would have been said if Pitt had beaten Clemson. Northwestern, with 4 regular season losses, and and Pittsburgh, with 5 regular season losses, would have really watered down the CFP. I don’t believe anyone outside of Pitt and NW would have agreed that they should have been in the playoff.
Do you really want to see conference champions wit 3 or 4 losses make the playoff? This will happen one day if the current conference championships continue to be determined as is.
Side note: The NCAA has nothing to do with the CFP. It does involve NCAA members but it is not like the NCAA basketball tour. Really enjoyed you post.
Minnesota has a good chance to loose 3 of their last 4 games. Penn State, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
To be fair, Saban has been pushing for a 9 or 10 game conference schedule with 2-3 Power 5 non conference games. Will it ever get thru the rest of the conference? I doubt it.