The committee doesn't care about SOS. They proved that when they picked Bama in 2017. Bama's best nonconference game that year was Fresno St. That was a perfect opportunity to show SOS matters. OSU's schedule was way better but the committee took the easy way out. So yeah until those morons stop using the made up "eye test" to include teams, SOS will continue to be irrelevant.
Auburn is the new Tennessee. Begin the year in the top 10 and finish with 4-5 losses. Funny how everyone forgets they usually end up being just a slightly above average team year after year.
It's not all about money. That will come soon enough. Probably doesn't want to regret passing up another opportunity for a championship.
Clemson is now on the ESPN payroll. So that's why it's not a big deal. ESPN controls what's a big deal and what's not.
I'm willing to bet they cheat more than most though.
I'd agree with you if they were an unusual penalty, but unfortunately they're not. They're called way too frequently. I disagree with like 90% of personal fouls I see called. To me unsportsmanlike should only be called basically for throwing a punch or something very egregious. I don't give a shit about a little push after the play. I hate when that stuff impacts the game and too often it does. Penalties should pretty much never have an impact on the game IMO.
Biggest rule change I wish they'd make in football is getting rid of the auto first down for personal fouls and changing it from 15 yards to 10 yards. I don't think there's anyway to eliminate these terrible calls without wasting time with constant replays. So the next best thing is to reduce their impact. If a team has 3rd and 30, they shouldn't get a first down cause a DL touched the QB's helmet. That's just idiotic.
Agreed completely. There's absolutely no argument for Georgia over OSU unless if you're simply biased and/or an idiot. These rankings should attempt to eliminate subjectivity as much as possible, because subjectivity is more open to being totally wrong.
The frustrating thing is SEC teams always get the benefit of the doubt. They typically have the highest one loss team, the highest two loss team, etc. Bama has to lose twice to even remotely have a chance of not making the playoffs. Same for Clemson now. So each and every year we're basically guaranteed Bama and Clemson in the playoff. Those teams aren't losing twice, especially Clemson who continues to play an absolute joke of a schedule and is never penalized for it.
Regarding last year, I like how we kept hearing about body of work, body of work, but in the end OSU solely got left out cause of Purdue. If you really care about body of work, you wouldn't put all your stock in that one game.
You should have to sit out a year if you transfer, no matter what, unless if you didn't play enough time. In general the transfer process should be discouraged and done only if absolutely necessary. Not a fan of the grad transfer rule cause people aren't actually using it for what it was intended.
My takeaway is that the P5 conferences are all about the same (excluding P12). So anyone talking about how great a certain conference is, is full of shit.
That's assuming those SEC west teams are actually as good as their ranking indicates, which is a bit of leap. Last I recall, the SEC west hadn't done too well in bowls lately.
There needs to be general rules that everyone needs to follow regarding NC scheduling. Like you have to have at least 1 P5 team every year. No FCS teams. No G5 teams in November. Just have blanket rules like that to minimize the disparity among the P5 schedules.
Somehow the entire SEC will still have a tougher SOS. Probably cause all the SEC teams get overrated and therefore inflate their SOS.
Is this for real? How the hell is this fair? So OSU is better and as a result they get a tougher schedule than everyone else in the conference? Makes no sense at all. From a fan perspective, it's nice, but i don't think it's fair to the team. Also, the committee has shown SOS doesn't really matter so this doesn't even help in that regard.
Both NFL and CFB and bad when it comes to officiating IMO. Personal fouls are called way too easily. I hate penalties have an impact on the outcome of the game. Refs should be extremely hesitant to call those.
Yeah, to my recollection this was the most boring I ever recall. Barely any major upsets throughout the year. No upsets on championship Saturday. Once again, we're stuck with Bama and Clemson in the playoff. The SEC lovefest continues. The idiotic ranking approach by the committee continues. Basically, status quo for this year. Absolutely none of the bowl matchups jump out at me. I guess Bama - OU will be alright. The new year's 6 otherwise suck. As a whole, this was definitely one of the shittier CFB seasons (I'm talking in general, not with regards to OSU who I thought had a great season) in history.
A 2 loss non-conference champ should never be ahead of a 1 loss conference champ, no matter what the situation. End of discussion. They should put that shit in the by-laws to help maintain objectivity.
So much for conference championships matter.
but Oklahoma's D is solid
This committee does seem very stubborn and it's going to take something monumental to move OSU past Oklahoma. I agree though Oklahoma didn't look that impressive.
I still think there's hope if OSU blows out NW.
Still don't care. Everyone should be allowed one fuck up, no matter how bad that fuck up. One game should never single-handedly ruin a season. That's just stupid. Also, Purdue score is misleading cause OSU D gave up last 5 minutes. OSU outgained purdue in that game, but no one talks about it. Idiots in the media can't be objective and just ignore the facts that don't fit their narrative. There's zero reason Oklahoma should be 5 right now. OSU is superior in every other category, other than the loss category.
OSU's D will still be better, but hey let's just ignore that.