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ESPN and the SEC Network's Paul Finebaum believes the "Group of Five" teams that qualify for the new college playoff format will be unable to match the talent of the sport's top programs...
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“There is no way they can compete,” he said on the Always College Football podcast.

“They are simply going to be sacrificial lambs.”

(The Spun)
Filed Under: SEC Football
Originally published on SECRant.com

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cajunmud1 month
Football at smaller schools may just disappear.
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AmazinGrace1 month
The G5 teams as of late that have been awarded NY6 bowl games have been playing teams that are a shell of the original team. Lots of opt-outs that were not playing. You will not see opt-outs for teams that make the playoffs.
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TouchdownTony1 month
With NIL you won't see the "Cinderellas" anymore. Even in basketball. The days of the Butlers, St Josephs and Loyola Chicago making championship runs are coming to an end.
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cbree881 month
Has he never heard of Boise State and some of the G5 teams that are now P5 such as Utah, TCU, etc.? There will be some upsets occasionally.
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Privateer 20071 month
That was before NIL.
I'm a Tulane alum and would love to see upset, but it's way tougher nowadays.
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cbree881 month
Tulane just upset USC last year. Who would have thought that was possible? I think it will still happen.
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TouchdownTony1 month
Utah and TCU are in P5 conferences. Boise st has been a has been for a few years now. I know what you're saying but the window is closing fast on G5 schools as the prices for players keeps increasing.
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xGeauxLSUx1 month
Always some bullshite to complain about.
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jp4lsu1 month
Is there a requirement for the Go5 to be in final 12? Will there be a champion from each possibly?
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AmazinGrace1 month
The highest rated five conference champions are awarded playoff spots. Previously it was the six highest ranked conference champs that were awarded NY6 bowls. Since the Pac2 have no road to the playoffs that means the highest ranked G5 team gets in.
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Billy Mays1 month
The NIL/portal era killed the G5 - not the playoff. The playoff is just beating an already dead horse.
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Timeoday1 month
Once they have the semi-final round with 4 SEC teams changes will have to be made.
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Datbayoubengal1 month
Lol, what changes? Look, I love that it's expanded, but once you expanded it to a playoff, you'd get multiple SEC teams in the championship. Any more expanding pretty much guaranteed a final four of 3 or even four SEC teams. They would literally have to create pro level conferences to stop an all SEC finish the vast majority of the time. Something like the Big Ten and Big 12 (Big 22) vs the SEC and ACC (the SEACC). Of course the conferences would only be for playoff seeding as the original conferences would run separately for everything else.
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lsusa1 month
I wish finebum would join his buddy Little Nicky in retiring.
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TFH1 month
They should have never gave that ****a money
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