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Old 11-20-2017, 11:43 AM
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Express your outrage over teams like Wisconsin complaining about being undefeated and ranked fifth, while scheduling cupcake games early in their schedule.

Wisconsin is definitely known for cupcakes but Florida Atlantic is a decent team and who could have known that BYU would be so terrible? Regardless, they are on the outside looking in right now.
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:39 PM
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They opened the season as they have for the past 7 years . against FS it was at the time the game of the year. winner is in. Bama opens every year against a top ranked team out of conference. most of the SEC does.
just for a discussion the SEC is down this year. do you really believe that any other team in the country could play a SEC schedule and go undefeated?.
injuries are the reason every team has some cup cake games.
Either way I love collage football. it will work out. ROLE TIDE ROLE.
Don't hate the teams love the games that you are about to watch for the remainder of the season. I hope your team wins as long as they don't play BAMA.

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Old 11-21-2017, 04:34 PM
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I would certainly put Wisconsin in the same basket with Alabama, Ohio State and all the other big schools that have cupcakes. A few years back Wisconsin played mighty Wofford. These games are really a scrimmage rather than a contest.

A few coaches however seem more obsessed than others and exhibit this tendency in the cupcake games when they seem to feel they will be considered more favorably if the winning margin is 80 rather than 60. Urban and Nick come to mind, but there are others.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:26 AM
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I cant argue the 60 point games against whoever. its a big deal for these small programs financially and for the players to play in these games. and as I said larger teams need these games. also To heal up and tune up for lets say the IRON BOWL but when the second and third string get a chance to play . there going to do as much as they can. if it wasn't for these leads they wouldn't play a single down the entire year. 30 of the 60 points were from the second string.
I think this is how big programs build years of success instead of like AUBURNs one and done seasons. WAR EAGLE.

last weekend there was some good games. Miami was a good one . there is like 50 games change the channel.

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Old 11-25-2017, 06:54 PM
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I sure wouldn't want to be on that committee now...

that both #1 and #2 have lost...

and they almost have to have a 2-loss team ( Auburn) in the top 4...assuming they beat 10-1 Georgia again next week in the SEC championship.


or does UCF have a chance, since they, along with Wisconsin are the only unbeaten teams left?

If Ohio State, another 2-loss team, beats Wisconsin in their championship game....do they get in?

Assuming Clemson wins tonight, they would likely become #1 with Oklahoma #2.

How far do 11-1 Alabama and 10-1 Miami drop?

What a nightmare!

Isn't it a great thing that we now have the playoffs to straighten every thing out? LOL

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I sure wouldn't want to be on that committee now...

that both #1 and #2 have lost...

and they almost have to have a 2-loss team ( Auburn) in the top 4...assuming they beat 10-1 Georgia again next week in the SEC championship.


or does UCF have a chance, since they, along with Wisconsin are the only unbeaten teams left?

If Ohio State, another 2-loss team, beats Wisconsin in their championship game....do they get in?

Assuming Clemson wins tonight, they would likely become #1 with Oklahoma #2.

How far do 11-1 Alabama and 10-1 Miami drop?

What a nightmare!

Isn't it a great thing that we now have the playoffs to straighten every thing out? LOL

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A case could be made for bringing that old computer out of the closet. I'm not a big fan of AI running my life, but is a human committee really any better at picking the best four teams to go forward? If we go to 8 teams and another round, is picking the eighth team going to be any easier than picking the fourth? NO!

Whoever makes the selections, man or HAL, there is going to be a lot of criticism and unhappy folks.

I like Wisconsin over UCF in the national finals and I'll cover the spread.

Going back to the original post in this thread, I guess Alabama's schedule leading up to the Auburn game was just too tough. I underestimated the Mercer effect.
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Bleacher Reports is projecting this:
•1. Clemson (Last week: 2)
•T-1. Oklahoma (3)
•3. Auburn (6)
•4. Wisconsin (5)
•5. Alabama (1)
•6. Georgia (7)
•7. Miami (4)
•8. UCF (9)
•9. Ohio State (8)
•10. Penn State (12)
•11. TCU (11)
•12. USC (13)
•13. Washington (15)
•14. Stanford (14)
•15. Oklahoma State (23)
•16. LSU (18)
•17. Michigan State (22)
•18. Notre Dame (10)
•19. Memphis (17)
•20. Northwestern (19)
•21. Washington State (16)
•22. Virginia Tech (NR)
•23. Mississippi State (20)
•24. Florida Atlantic (NR)
•25. San Diego State (25)


I was expecting Alabama behind UGA, since they were ranked ahead of Bama before losing to Auburn, but assume they are looking how both teams faced Auburn.
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It's gonna break down like this :

winner of Clemson and Miami- IN

winner of Wisconsin and Ohio State- In

winner of Georgia and Auburn- In

Oklahoma- IN

I mean I could see a scenario where Miami ,Ohio State and Georgia all win and Miami or Ohio State is left out for Bama... but that's probably unlikely to happen
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It's gonna break down like this :

winner of Clemson and Miami- IN

winner of Wisconsin and Ohio State- In

winner of Georgia and Auburn- In

Oklahoma- IN

I mean I could see a scenario where Miami ,Ohio State and Georgia all win and Miami or Ohio State is left out for Bama... but that's probably unlikely to happen

Nick Saban said it best....it's a shame that the ONE game is gonna decide Alabama's fate......the committee has a mess on their hands.
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Old 11-26-2017, 07:37 PM
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Nick Saban said it best....it's a shame that the ONE game is gonna decide Alabama's fate......the committee has a mess on their hands.
IMO, if you lose your division and don't even play for your conference championship you should be eliminated from consideration.


I'd prefer if they went to 8 conferences and took the conference champions into an 8 team tournament. No voting, no committee, no polls.


I mean, how could Bama argue they deserve to be there if Clemson, Ohio State , Oklahoma all win (obviously the SEC winner is going to be in) when they didn't even have to play the extra championship game?
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