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lsusa
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Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?

In a scenario where you have 12-1 conference champs Alabama and 12-1 Texas in line for one playoff spot, the discussion ends with the Longhorns two-score win in Tuscaloosa. There is no point in arguing Alabama is theoretically the better team because they beat LSU,
Ole Miss and UGa - because the teams actually played on the field.

If you have a scenario where you have Alabama, Texas and a third team Oregon all as 12-1 conference champs in line for two playoff spots, then résumé’s do matter. In a three-team comparison Alabama’s resume is arguably the best, and so they could “earn” the first of two spots, leaving the Oregon and Texas to the final spot.

Tl/dr - 13-0 UW, Mich, FSU and 12-1 Texas/Bama, Bama is deservedly out.

Otherwise, they have a good argument.


msudawg1200
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
Agree. No way Bama can even argue it. If it comes down to those two Texas gets in. Period.


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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
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13-0 UW


I hope so


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StealthCalais11
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
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No way Bama can even argue it.

Unfortunately, Bama fans exist. Just wait for this thread to nosedive into a sky screaming cesspool of Bama posters.
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DisplacedBuckeye
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
They're spoiled, entitled children.


Prominentwon
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
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Just wait for this thread to nosedive into a sky screaming cesspool of Bama posters.


This is why I hate BAMA. I respect the hell out of what Saban has done but because of message board posters and life long BAMA fans since 2014 that are petulant children and think they’re owed everything just because they’re Alabama makes me want to see every one of them suffer some sort of loss every week.
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High C
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
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Agree. No way Bama can even argue it. If it comes down to those two Texas gets in. Period.


Just to play devil’s advocate, that was week one and both teams are very different now.

That being said, it should still be Texas. If it’s not, then why even play those tough, OOC games?


PeteRose
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
Usually you can argue with the “better wins” or “played in a tougher conference”. But if the two teams played one another, you can forget all that stuff.


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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
The committees mission is the 4 best teams at this time. Alabama clearly has an argument if they win tomorrow to get in over the longhorns. The very same mission is why FSU could be dumped..
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beaverfever
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
Hell I hope Bama wins and gets left out because it would be a legit screw job and they deserve one. If you go undefeated in the SEC and beat the two time defending national champions and don’t make the playoff then the playoff is a mess.


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beaverfever
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
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The committees mission is the 4 best teams at this time. Alabama clearly has an argument if they win over the longhorns. The very same mission is why FSU could be dumped..
Florida State is 100% out if the committee wants to be even a little consistent with their recent methodology.


Hook Em Horns
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
Wait till the arky/bama fan comes in here and sees this.


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ReauxlTide222
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
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Texas/Alabama
Should both be in if they both win this weekend and Washington takes an L.


Oklahomey
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
Alabama gets in. They lost early. Texas lost later. Alabama will have played a better schedule and have the best win in the nation. Sometimes H2H isn’t the ultimate decider.


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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
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Just to play devil’s advocate, that was week one and both teams are very different now.


If you open up this argument, you then concede that their records don't matter. If their records don't matter...


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lsupride87
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
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Florida State is 100% out if the committee wants to be even a little consistent with their recent methodology.
The committee has never once ever taken a team with more losses over a conference champion with less losses


lsupride87
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
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Alabama will have played a better schedule and have the best win in the nation
How will Bama have a better win than Texas? You’d saying UGA will stay ranked higher than bama?


ReauxlTide222
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
Yeah, FSU has to be in if they win. They’ve earned it.


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NawlinsTiger9
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
Yeah, kinda seems like any “Bama > Texas” logic can be used to support “UGA > Bama” as well


BigPerm30
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re: Why is the Texas/Alabama issue so hard to understand?
You’ll be surprised of the mental gymnastics the media will go through to put Alabama in.


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