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Awlunz Tiger
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New Orleans
Member since Sep 2008
216 posts

I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
to change once again the rules on playoff spots. The fact that a team doesn't win their division, much less conference, and can still get into the playoff picture means the conference makeup, in reality, doesn't matter.

Interestig that this has happened only twice in the modern era...and in both cases, it was Bama!!




SammyTiger
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Feb 2009
26855 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
How could you keep a team like 2011 Alabama it of a 4 team
Playoff?


Carville
Army Fan
Sunshine, LA
Member since Jun 2014
3564 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
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the conference makeup, in reality, doesn't matter.

Oh but it does. The SECCG allowed Auburn to play themselves out while the team they beat by two touchdowns last week got to rest and still make it in.


Awlunz Tiger
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2008
216 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
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How could you keep a team like 2011 Alabama it of a 4 team Playoff?


That was then....THIS current Bama team DOESN'T deserve it! Total BS!


Stephen1979
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2016
4348 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
It's kind of hard to take college football seriously for this very reason IMO. Why even play conference championship games? The playoffs ought to have some real criteria that doesn't include "the eye test." I don't know...maybe one criterion could be winning your conference?


salty1
LSU Fan
West Monroe
Member since Jun 2015
321 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
It wouldn't be precedent to keep them out. They screwed up, and didn't win their division. They may be a great team, but they had bad luck. That used to mean something, and still does to everyone but the gumps. There have been many great teams kept out of the championship game because of a fluke loss late in the year. shite happens, unless you're the gumps.


kbroom
Member since Aug 2017
68 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
It happened before and nothing changed. I recall one year in particular where the playoffs had even fewer teams, and a particular non-conference champion made it into the title game based on the "eye test".


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wfallstiger
LSU Fan
Wichita Falls, Texas
Member since Jun 2006
4867 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
Sets the stage for four, sixteen team conferences with a FCS style playoff. Squeezes out mid-major types and regular season OOC games must be against those from the other three conferences.


Awlunz Tiger
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2008
216 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
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..maybe one criterion could be winning your conference?


THIS!!!


Choupique19
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The cheap seats
Member since Sep 2005
44882 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
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Interesting that this happened only twice in the modern era and both times it was Bama


I see you don’t follow college football. Just last year Ohio St made the playoffs without winning their conference. In 2003 Oklahoma, the team LSU beat to win the title, did not win their conference. And also in 2001 Nebraska got in the championship game without winning their conference.


Choupique19
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The cheap seats
Member since Sep 2005
44882 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
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The SECCG allowed Auburn to play their way out

And UGA to play themselves in


bayouman
LSU Fan
Uptown NOLA
Member since Apr 2012
1423 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
Another one? really!


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Tyger32
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2015
31 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
The answer is an 8 team playoff which includes 3 at large bids. This gets all legitimate players in.

We always hear how important the regular season is, but this shows that to be a sham. Two conference champions are left out.

We are marginally better at determining champions now than we were pre-BCS. We still have PEOPLE determining our champ with their OPINIONS.


JustSmokin
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Member since Sep 2007
8828 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
2016 non-division winner Ohio State says hi.


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SammyTiger
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Feb 2009
26855 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
it didn’t mean anything before or after the CFP


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TigerOne
Member since Sep 2007
1944 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
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Why even play conference championship games?

War Chickens probably could get in had they won the SEC champ game.


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Fat Bastard
Boston College Fan
Paradise
Member since Mar 2009
36277 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
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And also in 2001 Nebraska got in the championship game without winning their conference.




didn't even win division either if i recall.


Tiger2424
Member since Nov 2015
302 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
Should not surprise you. They made the BCS title game against LSU when they didn’t compete in the SEC title game


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catnip
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2003
13801 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
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to change once again the rules on playoff spots.


Saban rules. We must live with it or disassociate from football. The latter is mighty tempting.


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tarzana
LSU Fan
Chocolate Bayou/Bailey Ave, Manvel
Member since Sep 2015
10783 posts

re: I wonder if the outrage will be enough....
The bottom line is, beating the brains out of Vandy, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Mercer was more impressive to the selection committee than Ohio State's uninspired win over a vastly overrated Wisconsin ensemble. And, didn't Ohio St lose to an unranked conf team by 31? It would have been criminal to put the Buckeyes in. Same w/ USC after their ugly blowout @ Notre Dame.


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