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#41 GunnerBill

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:37 PM

it does sound crazy when trying to explain it!


I appreciate you guys all taking the time. I still enjoy the games and like amateur scouting the players. I just find the structure bonkers.

I will enjoy that the semi finals are New Years Eve. I plan to see in the New Year in the local pub then get home and stick the second game on.

#42 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:41 PM

I appreciate you guys all taking the time. I still enjoy the games and like amateur scouting the players. I just find the structure bonkers.

I will enjoy that the semi finals are New Years Eve. I plan to see in the New Year in the local pub then get home and stick the second game on.

It is a huge topic of discussion here and it's fun to talk about. Hopefully, we were able to clear it up even if it doesn't make a ton of sense. At the end of the day, it has more or less worked. I would anticipate it going to 8 teams in the next few years which will make more sense. It's definitely odd that you have 5 "power conferences" and 4 playoff spots.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:46 PM

Personally I would not be averse to going to 8 teams.  That way you get the power 5 conference champs and the next 3 best teams. Having said that, it only gets more difficult as the pool gets bigger because resumes start to look alot like. 

Screw that. Give the non-powers a berth. Otherwise just make D-1 the power 5 conferences.

#44 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:54 PM

Screw that. Give the non-powers a berth. Otherwise just make D-1 the power 5 conferences.

If it goes to 8, I am okay giving 1 spot to the top ranked non-power 5 school (like what happens with the New Year's 6 bowl games). Maybe the criteria is, if they are in the top 16 they get a spot?

You can't go any further because by and large, those teams can't compete. You may have years where they could win a game and reach the semis (think Boise over OU) but they'd never win 3 games and a national title. They don't generate the revenue either. There aren't people clamoring for a quarterfinal match-up of Western Michigan and Alabama.

I don't mind the non-power 5 schools having an avenue to get there if it goes to 8 but 1 school max. They can qualify for more but I don't ever remember a year where 2 non-power 5 schools were amongst the 8 best teams in the nation.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:57 PM

Screw that. Give the non-powers a berth. Otherwise just make D-1 the power 5 conferences.

So your not in favor of the 8 best teams making it, just give teams that don't deserve it a berth. Got it. 



#46 DriveFor1Outta5

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 09:54 PM

The first few years of this system worked flawlessly. There was no arguing the playoff teams. The conversation this year will be far more interesting. That being said, it probably doesn't matter. Bama will smoke anyone they play with the possible exception of Clemson.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 10:10 PM

Embrace the chaos.  There are 128 schools in the FBS, and jokes aside these kids are students.  There is no practical way to truly settle it all on the field.  The Pardon My Take podcast had a funny idea the other day about a one-weekend elimination tournament where you a run a bunch of teams through an overtime-style situation with each team getting the ball on the 30 and a chance to score.  That would be pretty wild.  Short of that, the coaches, media, and now this playoff committee, will continue to do what they have done for more than a century:  look at the teams, look at the wins and losses, and try to figure out who's who in the zoo.  It's subjective, political, and profoundly imperfect-- but all that B.S. is also part of the intrigue for fans.  Expanding the playoff field to eight teams wouldn't fix anything; we'd still be arguing over who should be in and who should be out based on rankings made in a conference room.  



#48 Dr. Fong

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 03:09 AM

The playoffs should be 16 teams. If they can do it in 1AA they can do it in 1A.

#49 CSBill

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 06:15 AM

Go PSU! .... clearly, they're better than OSU, they beat them in  a game right? :nana:


Edited by CSBill, 02 December 2016 - 06:16 AM.


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:18 AM

Go PSU! .... clearly, they're better than OSU, they beat them in  a game right? :nana:

they might be (they have played very, very well ever since that game which is also the game they got their starting LBs back). I love McSorley, Barkley and Gesicki (Urban wanted Gesicki badly). I give PSU all the credit. The committee may look at that game with a bit of context as OSU was playing its second consecutive road Night game in a hostile atmosphere vs a second consecutive opponent coming off of a bye week. They had a brutal schedule to get through 11-1 with 44 freshmen and 16 new starters. I will be happy if Bucks get in but didn't expect it this year at all. We were thinking 3 losses looking at the schedule and rebuild. They are a year ahead of schedule - truly amazing accomplishment.

Buckeye defense is very fast and aggressive ... people think of Urban and offense but this team is spearheaded by its D. The offense has been inconsistent due to inexperience. They have also dealt with weather games all year though and now that will be be a non-factor. In snow, rain, wind the offensive coaches tend to light the playbook on fire and make JT run it 35 times. We will likely see a difference in how the offense looks in the playoff with a month to prepare, no weather and the fast track they are built for.

Edited by YoloinOhio, 02 December 2016 - 09:20 AM.


#51 YoloinOhio

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 10:35 AM

OSU being in there is a national tragedy.

a "national tragedy"? The hyperbole alone (we are talking about football here for pete's sake) should be enough for me to not take this post seriously. Just wanted to make sure you know that it's Ohio State and not Oklahoma State...

Edited by YoloinOhio, 02 December 2016 - 10:36 AM.


#52 dave mcbride

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 10:54 AM

The double speak from OSU alumni is always entertaining.

?? - this isn't an argument.



#53 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 11:54 AM

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 10:57 AM

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After defeating Colorado, Washington moved up to No. 4 in SOR. It would be a tight race between the Huskies/Badgers if Wisconsin wins today

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#55 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 11:31 AM


@skatz23

After defeating Colorado, Washington moved up to No. 4 in SOR. It would be a tight race between the Huskies/Badgers if Wisconsin wins today



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FWIW, I really like this metric. It's a fascinating way to stack resumes.

#56 joesixpack

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 05:41 PM

Meh. Fbs is a joke. Fcs a more honest system

#57 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 06:47 PM

This Alabama team is pretty good...

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 06:50 PM

This Alabama team is pretty good...

 

I'll be surprised if any team knocks them off. 



#59 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 06:58 PM

 
I'll be surprised if any team knocks them off. 

Yep, they are right there with '95 Nebraska and '01 Miami as the best college teams that I've ever seen.

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 07:24 PM

If you only wanted to take the Confrence champions the teams would have to only play games within their Confrence. But if that happened it would be difficult to rate teams and Confrence's since there would be no games to use for comparison.

If you take just the champions, you are ignoring roughly 25% of the schedule. Even the NFL doesn't simply ignore non Confrence games.