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CFB Playoff.

Robert Sorell

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From ESPN on how yesterday shifted the playoff picture:

More importantly, the Pac-12 can enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving holiday without worrying about any playoff implications. It's an annual tradition right there with mom's cranberry sauce and the Detroit Lions doing something embarrassing.
 

CUAviator

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Once again, it's more about Cincy's schedule than ND's. As for ND's schedule, aside from those B1G East teams nobody in the top 10 has played a great schedule. For that matter Georgia's best win is over #21 Arkansas and that's their only ranked win
Was Clemson not ranked when UGA beat them?
 

Alfred91

Ignorant, anti-American, and anti-Christian.
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From ESPN on how yesterday shifted the playoff picture:



What kind of pisses me off about the snark is that Utah is actually good. This wasn't a case of Oregon pissing down their leg (they did that earlier against Stanford).

Utah is having a season much like Wisconsin, where they did a u turn after a WTF start.
 

Bliff Cranch

Should be in the Fall of Hame
What kind of pisses me off about the snark is that Utah is actually good. This wasn't a case of Oregon pissing down their leg (they did that earlier against Stanford).

Utah is having a season much like Wisconsin, where they did a u turn after a WTF start.
Agree, UT is a good team. A top 20 team. They are nowhere close to being a top four team.
 

Alfred91

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Agree, UT is a good team. A top 20 team. They are nowhere close to being a top four team.

Oh nowhere near. Just irritating to me that in any other P5 conference, the perceived best team in the conference getting beat on the road by the next best team would be shrugged off as no big deal (especially when said next best team was a touchdown favorite).

But when it happens to the Pac-12, it's because the conference is a joke.
 

patebuff

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If OU beats OSU, they both gotta suit up and do it a week later. Nightmare scenario for the Big 12 is that they split.
There is almost no scenario where OU will make the playoff. Going to need pretty mech everyone else ahead of them with one loss get a second loss for that to happen
 

Robert Sorell

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There is almost no scenario where OU will make the playoff. Going to need pretty mech everyone else ahead of them with one loss get a second loss for that to happen
I think they win out and are in, unless Bama beats UGa in the SEC champ.

I have zero faith the committee puts Cincy in over a one-loss conference champ blueblood.

They were 13th, and will pass Mich St., Wake, and Oregon this week to be at least 10th. They win out and pass Okie Lite, Baylor, and Ole Miss for sure to be 7th. That leaves Georgia, Bama, Ohio State, Cincy, Michigan, Notre Dame ahead of them. They pass the loser of Ohio State/Michigan and Cincy and are sitting 5th, maybe tied with Notre Dame for 4th; then all that needs to happen is either UGa beats Bama or an upset in the B1G title game or Stanford beats ND.
 

Robert Sorell

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As always, eight or sixteen teams would be so much more fun.

Assuming things go chalk-ish this could be the top 8 (P5 champs + 3 wild cards)

1 Georgia vs 8 Wake or Pitt
2 Ohio State vs 7 Oregon
3 Notre Dame vs 6 Alabama
4 Cincy vs 5 Oklahoma
 

hawg1

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As always, eight or sixteen teams would be so much more fun.

Assuming things go chalk-ish this could be the top 8 (P5 champs + 3 wild cards)

1 Georgia vs 8 Wake or Pitt
2 Ohio State vs 7 Oregon
3 Notre Dame vs 6 Alabama
4 Cincy vs 5 Oklahoma
No auto bids. Never going to
Happen.
 

CUAviator

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As always, eight or sixteen teams would be so much more fun.

Assuming things go chalk-ish this could be the top 8 (P5 champs + 3 wild cards)

1 Georgia vs 8 Wake or Pitt
2 Ohio State vs 7 Oregon
3 Notre Dame vs 6 Alabama
4 Cincy vs 5 Oklahoma
Still possible, what if:
- WAZZU/OSU wins the Pac-12
- OU beats OSU next week, then loses to OSU in B12 CCG
- Ohio State loses to Mich and/or Wisconsin
- UGA loses to Bama in SEC CCG

That autobid playoff would be lame. But also, any playoff in that scenario would be lame.
 

CarolinaBuff

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Was Clemson not ranked when UGA beat them?

Yes Clemson was #3 but that was the first week of the season and Clemson has proven out to be nothing close to a top-5 team. But they will be ranked again this week after beating Wake soundly yesterday.
 

Robert Sorell

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Still possible, what if:
- WAZZU/OSU wins the Pac-12
- OU beats OSU next week, then loses to OSU in B12 CCG
- Ohio State loses to Mich and/or Wisconsin
- UGA loses to Bama in SEC CCG

That autobid playoff would be lame. But also, any playoff in that scenario would be lame.
Then that would look something like

UD Cincy*
1 loss teams: Mich, Georgia*, Bama, Notre Dame*
2 loss teams: Okie Lite, Wake
Trash rep from pac 12 = Wazzu

That's the pac champ getting in on the cheap, and the 2 loss ACC / Big XII champs getting tiebreakers over other 2 loss Ole Miss and Baylor.

I don't think it moves the needle on the quality of the field
 

Jens1893

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All an expanded playoff will do is increase the margin of error for the current super teams and further elevate some teams to (borderline) super team status where they just waltz their way through the conference year, year out.
 

Buffnik

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All an expanded playoff will do is increase the margin of error for the current super teams and further elevate some teams to (borderline) super team status where they just waltz their way through the conference year, year out.
Maybe. But there's also a good chance it will deliver upsets and spread the wealth like the MBB tourney has.
 

Jens1893

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Maybe. But there's also a good chance it will deliver upsets and spread the wealth like the MBB tourney has.

None of that will matter. You’ll end up with a group of say eight teams or so that will essentially play in their own league.
 
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