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Comment 43 minutes ago
Ugh, I really want to trust this committee, but I don't know. There is way too much southern representation on there for it to not bust through tomorrow. ESPN has and will be blitzing them on LSU for #1. It is what it is. The Bucks I still should be #1 but they did look beatable in the 1st half for the first time all year. Not getting #1 is huge this year. In addition to getting Clemson round 1, it virtually guarantees getting LSU in New Orleans for the championship.
Comment 05 Dec 2019

Most Indiana establishments are 21+ in the immediate bar area only. The Ram, Rock Bottom, Champp's, Brothers, Primanti Bros., Punch Bowl, the list goes on and on.

Comment 05 Dec 2019

This is always a bold strategy, but I just never have the stones to do it.  This year I told myself I would because I felt like Wisconsin was going to be very under-represented.  Let us know how it works out.  There's still tons of tickets on the secondaries, but I have been surprised that as of yet, the prices have not fallen too much.  Maybe here and there people have been snagging some deals.

Sounds like a lot of us jumped into the Wisconsin end zone section on Monday/Tuesday.

Comment 05 Dec 2019

That's because we are all conditioned to believe from the poll era that if you lose you automatically must drop X number of spots, with no thought given to the teams you are falling behind.

That is and has always been terrible logic, and for me is about the only thing the committee does a pretty good job at.  Which is the whole "blank slate" each week.  Because if you do that, and you size up TTUN and Cinci to the teams behind them, then the rankings don't look so bad.

Comment 05 Dec 2019

Who would have thought this PSU game coming up is going to be a stiffer test then @UNC?  PSU has some decent wins and should be undefeated, but they had a 2nd half meltdown against Ole Miss a week or two ago. They had the old 99.9% win probability with about 10 mins to go and managed to blow it.  And in the Holtmann era they seem to always give us trouble.

Comment 05 Dec 2019

Lol, exactly. When I was reading one of those threads complaining about how all the B1G teams were inflated in the rankings, it was like they were exactly describing the way we see the SEC's rankings over the last 10 years.

It is funny that the one year they are not getting this same treatment they are used to, they all explode and complain of conspiracy.

There's exactly 1 B1G rep on the committee, 3 with SEC ties, 3 with ACC ties, and a Sun Belt guy.  Just doesn't have the makings of a conspiracy to me. No, OSU is just really good this year. Historically good. Sorry, LSU fans.

Comment 04 Dec 2019
Guess it doesn't matter but that's messed up. I rewound it, guy was not even remotely close to the 3 pt line. Refs all signaled it was 2. But score keeper gave them 3 and nobody said anything.
Comment 04 Dec 2019
UNC is going to make a run at some point in the 2md half. Bucks better get some things figured out at halftime. Sloppy first 3 minutes and even worst last 6 minutes have this a close game. Also, why did we have to be subjected to Valentine? We haven't missed you in the B1G at all, Teddy. Dude is terrible.
Comment 04 Dec 2019
Hate to say it but holtmann is not having his best game. The inexplicable Gaffney minutes and then that. Washington is our best scorer this game, makes a nice move and holtmann is too busy benching him than maybe you know telling the refs they suck.
Comment 04 Dec 2019

I only clicked on the one with "numberrrs" because I'm a numbers guy, and I know that there are no numbers that exist on this planet that say LSU should be ranked #1 over OSU.  I've rarely been motivated to join an opposing teams forum but man, I want to. The numberrrs are based on recruiting rankings and AP ranking at the time of the game, lol.  Then when someone asked "I wonder what the scoring margin was in each team's games against ranked opponents?" the OP responded with some non-sense of "well you'd have to take so many variables into account to accurately determine that".  He later goes onto to say how the rankings should be more BCS like and use computers.

I really wanted to join the thread and link him to the mock BCS rankings, the Massey Index, SP+, FPI, and the other millions of rankings that all have OSU #1. Not sure he knows what numbers mean. 

Comment 04 Dec 2019

UGA is a close approximation to vintage Tresselball OSU, for better or worse.  A run-oriented risk-adverse offense, and a stout solid defense that doesn't get out of position, and makes teams have to grind out long drives on them. I want to use the term bend-but-don't-break defense but as we know they and Tressel/Heacock's defenses we're better than that cliche description.

Especially when compared to the top 3 teams right now, I can see from our outsiders view that UGA is this unimpressive good but not great team.  But I do think their style of play will keep them in the game against LSU. I think they have just under a 50/50 shot to pull the upset.

Comment 04 Dec 2019

Thanks for this.  I've been emphasizing that losing teams often drop 1-2 spots, if at all.  As some have been concerned if OSU beats Wisconsin soundly and Cincy loses as expected to Memphis, that will hurt OSU's wins and LSU will jump us.

But as this shows, the committee is not in the business of punishing teams for winning their division and then losing a 13th game (typically to highly ranked opponent), while other teams around them in the rankings are sitting at home watching.

I expect Wisconsin to drop to #10, and PSU move up to #9, assuming OSU beats them by less than 35.  Also as long Cincy doesn't lose by 30+, they will hang on around #22-24.

Comment 04 Dec 2019

Any examples?  $125/each is a very fair price for 20 yd line 500 level.  Unless you misread and thought he was asking $250 each.

I don't see anything obviously better and cheaper (when accounting for fees) at a glance on stubhub right now.

Comment 04 Dec 2019

The school alottments are also not like it is even designed to be a 50/50 stadium.  In the lower to mid levels - 2 of the corners to the 20 yd line are public presale, meaning it could be anyone. And in this case 90% Buckeye. The other 2 corners are the actual school alottments, and then the premium midfield seats between the 20s have a variety of ways to obtain them, including but not limited to the school. Also are nowhere near guaranteed to be all one team's fans sitting in them. The entire 500-600 level is public sale, which again will be 90% Buckeye.