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Posted on 2/21/24 at 8:29 am to
Posted by SG_Geaux
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Member since Aug 2004
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Posted on 2/21/24 at 8:29 am to
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Sure, it waters down the regular season but so what.


Sure let's ruin the best regular season in sports even further
Posted by DisplacedBuckeye
Member since Dec 2013
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Posted on 2/21/24 at 8:47 am to
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I think most years the simulated BCS showed almost the exact same 4 that the committee selected


Crazy how two flawed systems were so consistently flawed.
Posted by RunningJacket
Member since Dec 2008
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Posted on 2/21/24 at 9:45 am to
The regular season in college football sucks and has sucked for decades. The big teams play a 2 game regular season filled in with 9 guaranteed wins. You guys who believe the regular season is somehow special are hilarious. Yeah, watching UGA pound UT Martin and Ball State was awesome.

For the past decade Bama and LSU played a 2 game season - each other and the SECCG. UGA has basically had a free pass (and they took advantage of it) to the SECCG since Tennessee and Florida are patsies these days. The same for OU, Texas, Clemson, FSU, etc.

Regular season scheduling already improved slightly with the 4 team playoff because you can now lose and still get in. Hence, UGA going to Oregon and Bama with Texas. Those are great matchups that never took place in the beauty pageant days. Now, with the 12 team playoff, teams like UGA, Bama, LSU, Michigan, Ohio St, etc are guaranteed an invite every year we’ll get even better regular season matchups in the future.

The playoffs is where the fun will be not the regular season of the blowouts and patsies we’ve watched for decades.

Look at week 1 of the 2024 season - there are a whopping 4 games of any interest (UGA-Clemson, ND-A&M, Miami-Florida, and LSU-USC). That is this sports opening weekend. It’s a joke.
Posted by Tiger Prawn
Member since Dec 2016
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Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:14 am to
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They didn't only have to tie us to stupid conference champions, they had to throw fricking 5 of the spots away on that stupidity?
2023 was the only season in 10 years of the CFP that there wasn't at least one 3-loss team in the final CFP rankings.

So even if you remove all of the automatic bids for conference champs and just take the top 12 ranked teams, you're going to end up with at least one 3-loss team making the 12 team playoff field almost every year. Does a 9-3 team that finished 4th or 5th in their own conference really deserve a playoff spot over a conference champ?

Posted by SportsGuyNOLA
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2014
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Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:16 am to
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There are only 4 major conferences


There’s 2 major conferences
Posted by Pedro
Geaux Hawks
Member since Jul 2008
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Posted on 2/21/24 at 10:27 am to
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Look at week 1 of the 2024 season - there are a whopping 4 games of any interest (UGA-Clemson, ND-A&M, Miami-Florida, and LSU-USC). That is this sports opening weekend. It’s a joke.
to be fair theres a couple more games where you can tell there was an effort. UNC-Minnesota, TCU-Stanford, Nicholls-Louisiana Tech
Posted by Red Drum
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Member since Sep 2007
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Posted on 2/21/24 at 11:27 am to
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Exactly. Everyone who thinks this will open the door for schools that didn't get a chance before are going to be in for a rude awakening.


But now at least they'll get the chance to win a NC. It'll be a harder road than previously making the top 4, but the road will be open to more teams. That's the point.
Posted by Hoops
LA
Member since Jan 2013
6486 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 11:43 am to
OSU winning the first expanded playoff like they won the first playoff
Posted by Oilfieldbiology
Member since Nov 2016
37349 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 11:47 am to
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For the past decade Bama and LSU played a 2 game season - each other and the SECCG.


Are you serious with this?
Posted by Epic Cajun
Lafayette, LA
Member since Feb 2013
32272 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 11:51 am to
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Does a 9-3 team that finished 4th or 5th in their own conference really deserve a playoff spot over a conference champ?

If that team would wipe the floor with the G5 conference champ, yes
Posted by Epic Cajun
Lafayette, LA
Member since Feb 2013
32272 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 11:54 am to
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But now at least they'll get the chance to win a NC. It'll be a harder road than previously making the top 4, but the road will be open to more teams. That's the point.

The best chance for a G5 school to ever win a college football championship was in the BCS era, when a G5 school could potentially be the only undefeated team in the country and hope that they were selected for the championship game.

No G5 school will ever win 4 consecutive games vs top 10 ranked P5 schools. It just won't happen.
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