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lsupride87
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The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
Their 1st team has won 0%


Maybe we should expand it a little. Just a thought
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SlowFlowPro
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
or maybe the committee ranks teams in a way that doesn't lead to good outcomes


lsupride87
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
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or maybe the committee ranks teams in a way that doesn't lead to good outcomes
So you are saying they are guessing and dont really know who the frick the best team is?


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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
16 team playoff the more chaos the better


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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
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or maybe the committee ranks teams in a way that doesn't lead to good outcomes


Yeah, the committee is in a position, knowing that they have four spots, to rank a team on resume rather than on eye test that they might actually believe to be better or worse than their actual ranking. There's a reason the semis are almost always blowouts. I truly believe expanding to any more than 4 teams would bastardize college football to a point that would ruin the game.
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
Just fricking invite the winners of each P5 conference like basketball does and did from the early days when it was just an 8 team and then a 16-team tournament...

And give an at-large and then be done with it.

6-teams...1 at large and 5 Conference champs.

#1 and #2 seeds get a bye.


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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
Competition gets good when it's only 4 teams, and everyone knows Bama was the best team last year, but was #4 playoff seed.


lsupride87
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
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and everyone knows Bama was the best team last year
That is absolutely false


Bama played 1 entire team in the top 15 last season and got beaten comfortably by them

They also needed a last minute comeback to beat miss state late in the year


They were a struggling team and most had them as the 4th team in the playoffs, or at best some thought maybe 3rd
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
it's college football, the more bureaucratic oversight we can incorporate the better.



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LSUminati
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
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Competition gets good when it's only 4 teams, and everyone knows Bama was the best team last year, but was #4 playoff seed.


Exactly. The committee was in a position to where they knew they could just slot Bama at 4 and not have to make a tough decision had there only been 2 slots. Ohio State was the only anomaly in the playoffs. Four is perfect. Really, 3 is perfect, but at that point you have to have 4.

6 or 8 create shitty matchups that are pointless and completely devalues the greatest part of college football, the regular season.


chalmetteowl
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
how about no at-larges unless you're an independent who wins at least 11 games. if you're in a conference, you have to win it

make the regular season matter again


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lsupride87
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
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6 or 8 create shitty matchups that are pointless and completely devalues the greatest part of college football, the regular season.

With 6 teams you would have had Oklahoma vs UGA and Ohio State vs ND


I think there is a damn good probability the two teams that made the playoff would have been the losers there......


SlowFlowPro
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
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Yeah, the committee is in a position, knowing that they have four spots, to rank a team on resume rather than on eye test that they might actually believe to be better or worse than their actual ranking. There's a reason the semis are almost always blowouts. I truly believe expanding to any more than 4 teams would bastardize college football to a point that would ruin the game.


well they also adjust rankings to avoid issues like Bama playing UGA in a semi last year


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ProjectP2294
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
I don't think using a rate stat for a population of 5 is valid justification for anything.


Mr Perfect
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
Why would expansion lead to better rankings?

Do some of you even think before you post?


Mr Perfect
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
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. I truly believe expanding to any more than 4 teams would bastardize college football to a point that would ruin the game.


Yup you're one of the few smart ones though


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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
If the committee ranked teams based on order of most likely to win the playoff you would have a point.


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Jon Ham
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
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dont really know who the frick the best team is?


“Best” based on what?


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Mr Perfect
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
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Really, 3 is perfect, but at that point you have to have 4. 


Yup most years there are only 2-3 worthy teams. Decades worth of data support this.

I get the 4th being added just for fanfare purposes


Speedy G
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re: The committee's 4th team has won the playoffs 40% of the time
#3 has never won either.

Obviously, 2 should just play 4 from now on.

If you insist on 4 teams, then take the top 4 even numbers: 2, 4, 6, and 8.


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