Auburn - Bama - Oregon is such a weird triangle. We obviously are missing the piece with how Bama looks against Auburn, but currently validating Auburn as Bama's only potential win also validates the loss by Oregon. However, it does seem the committee is positioning themselves as a loss is a loss, dismissing UGA's horrible loss to South Carolina, which is the exact opposite on how they behaved with our loss to Purdue last year.
Well, if Minnesota beats Iowa, they've all but clinched the West (they would just need to avoid upset vs Northwestern).
But I'm a big believer wins over 12-1 Minny and 9-3 Wisconsin looks way better than wins over 11-2 Minny and 10-2 Wisky.
If we are talking about getting the #1 overall seed, Auburn winning this weekend would be big. The potential of us playing a 12-0 Minny while LSU is playing a 10-2 UGA on Champ Weekend could be a deciding factor on overall seeding.
Agree, would much rather add another pelt on the wall than beat Wisconsin twice and further knock their ranking.
This. Every single thing could go wrong and they still win this game by multiple TDs.
Watson feels like the pretty obvious answer here, outside of how things regressed on the defensive side, culminating in last year, QB play under JTB was the biggest thing holding us back against the elite teams.
I think plenty of players would take exception to being planted when you don't even have the ball on the last play of the game down 2 scores.
"Extra motivation" in a Natty is BS.
MG took him to the ground on the last play of the game with a 2 score lead unnecessarily. Stop with the "Mason Rudolph started it".
Or highly ranked early season teams falter because they aren't actually as good as believed to be when they were ranked highly earlier. Seems like a really faulty premise.
I thought Indiana would be a big time trap game for Penn St between the Minny / OSU games, but the loss likely means they won't overlook anything.
An Indian win would be great. Gets them ranked, adding a ranked win onto our resume and gives us a massive margin for error on getting into the playoffs, being able to go 1-1 vs Penn St / Michigan.
No need to apologize, sorry, it was a joke that didn't land.
And yes, my Bobkittens were supposed to be a lot better, they've had several disappointing losses (4 losses by 3 points or less). Need to beat (bad for MAC standards) Bowling Green and Akron to get into the bowl conversation.
I'm really pulling hard to see all 3 of UC / Miami / FAU playing conference championship weekend, need a Marshall upset to make it happen.
I was being sarcastic.
You spelled 2 wrong.
Playing the AAC or MAC Champ is exactly the same as playing Northwestern St, a 2-8 FCS team. They ain't played nobody Pawl.
Someone who was hoping he would be out 3 or 4 games.
I would love Ryan Day claiming the definitive title of "Best Young Offensive Mind" from Riley, settling the score from the H2H series and absolutely putting it on a badly overrated Oklahoma team.
People are reading too much in week to week. IMO the justification is, if Georgia wins out, they are in / if Bama wins out, they still likely need help.
Florida / Auburn / Notre Dame / Texas are the most overrated teams in college football. With a win this week, Georgia will have 3 of the 4.
They have to make a move or they risk majorly backsliding. Things aren't going to get better for Dino & crew.
We need Minnesota to be 12-0 and Cincy to win out. If that happens, we have the potential for 5 top ~16 wins. If we win out in the fashion we've won all year, a dominant run and 5 top ~16 wins will put us at #1 IMO.
I think we lost the home run guys last year (Dixon / McLaurin/ Campbell) though Olave and Wilson can certain take the top off. Hill / Mack / Victor are more possession guys in my mind.
That being said, I do think we certainly have a home run element, when you are scoring 7 touchdowns a week you have all types happening.
This is my mindset too. It's mid November. Undefeated P5 teams should be in the front of the line. If Minny or Baylor win out, they are making it, so why put them at ~7 and make them jump teams?
I think we'd go undefeated through the regular season with Chug. I don't think we'd win the playoff with him.