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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Corch, Dec 3, 2017.
We had one at one point. I think I even started it. But things die.
I don’t think Peach gets saddled with the G5 rep again. UCF gonna be in the desert I think. Not sure how the selections fall after that, though I would guess Michigan is the first team selected by whichever of the Peach/Fiesta has the first pick.
Dozens of people will watch
Rematch of the Tim Couch/Zack Mills Outback Bowl
It’s like the CFP Committee is trying to kill itself.
Should be nice to see Herbert up close. MSU has played a lot of top QBs in bowls over the years. Stafford, Ryan, and of course Hogan are a few others I can think of.
Wisconsin and Miami, again, these bowls are god awful.
how do we not even suck bad enough to get to Detroit this year? We are going to lose so much money going out there.
There was never such game.
So is Delaney going to do anything about the clear competitive disadvantage that he has put the conference at in relation to being able to get a team in the CFP? We are stuck with this sorry ass 4 team system for several years yet. And the 9 game schedule plus hugely imbalanced divisions has hurt the conference for 3 years now.
Doubtul, he said today he has no issue with the way the playoff is set up.
To be fair, the conference hasn't really put together a team worthy of being up for consideration other than us and Penn State in 2016.
We should have been in in 2016. OSU should be this year. If the East keeps cannibalizing itself and 12-1 teams keep getting left out something has to be done. Especially if the selection committee keeps moving the goalposts in terms of what is important and what is prioritized during the selection process.
The East needs to be more consistent. Sparty and Michigan are stuck in the late 90's stylistically and Penn State needs to figure out how to be more consistent.
We were probably the 3rd best team last year but we lost two including getting waxed by Iowa. Penn State shouldn't have lost by a thousand to Michigan in '16.
I think if we got beat handily by Purdue this year and that would have showed to be a fluke we would have gotten in. Instead we fucked around with Minnesota, Indiana, and Maryland.
It’s our own fault. Ohio State should not have lost to Purdue and certainly shouldn’t have lost by 29.
We’re playing great football now, but there are three unbeaten teams and Oklahoma never embarrassed themselves like we did.
Lol no. You had 2 losses and got absolutely taken to the woodshed by a well known 3rd place finishing Michigan team and Pitt. AND then you lost your bowl game to a 9-3 USC. You didn't deserve anything.
We were #5 in the last poll prior to the cfp and we beat the team head to head ranked #3 so it wasn’t that crazy of a statement.
I agree, we weren’t good enough early on and those games still counted. We had a better argument in 2016 than UGA had this year imo.
And if a couple plays went differently we would
have had a chance to upset you in Columbus. Looked very unimpressive that day as well.
Our defense has been bad. No way to dance around that.
12/26 Quick Lane
Minnesota +3.5 Georgia Tech
Wisconsin +3 Miami
12/28 Music City
Purdue +5 Auburn
Michigan -7 Florida
MSU +1.5 Oregon
Northwestern +7.5 Utah
Iowa +5 Mississippi State
Penn State -7 Kentucky
Ohio State -4.5 Washington
Ga Tech (0-1)
Miss State (4-3)
Penn State (5-3)
Ohio State (6-3)
I think it’s interesting that these spreads are all within a TD. That doesn’t mean I’m going to watch Michigan play Florida in a noon game on 12/29, but it makes it slightly more interesting.
team I love rooting for the Big Ten and will watch all their bowls.
I cling to the last remnants of college football. I know how bleak it is until September
Only if Lewerke is magically healed.
But that’s not what happened. OSU laid a brick against Purdue.
They ever say what his injury was?
Torn labrum was what we heard initially. I haven’t heard anything more recent though.
I’ll always pick the big ten over the pac12 unless it is Stanford.
Haha. Leftover reply to a different comment
Edit: I was going to comment on the Big Ten screws itself out of the playoffs because of the 9 game schedule and the Big Ten east cannibalizing itself. And this year is not an example of that. Michigan got lit up because they didn’t show up and OSU needed not to get blown out by Purdue. Has nothing to do with the 9 game schedule, in my view
How do you not show up for that game?
I like 9 game schedule. But the other conferences have to get on board
Missed that comment
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Having a non existent defense. Whatever you want to say. Not really the point. Michigan got blown out when they were in position to make the playoff
Sometimes you want something so bad you sabotage yourself. Kind of like my dealings with attractive girls in high school.
I’m hoping Purdue beats Auburn, kind of like in high school when my friends would ask why I ever had feelings for my ugly ex-girlfriend.
What are your thoughts on the B1G getting rid of divisions and having the top two teams play in the championship game?
Sounds like Delany is having serious discussions about moving that direction.
Still going to have a schedule imbalance for teams year over year. 14 team league only playing 9 teams the rotation will never balance out really. Just get 2 more teams and align the conference properly so the West doesn't suck so bad.
What is the tiebreaker for the 2nd spot if it's two or more teams with identical conference records that didn't play each other? Record vs. common opponents? Overall record? Ranking in CFP?
I think it's better than the current setup but not a perfect solution.
2011: Michigan State (7-1) vs. Michigan/Penn State/Wisconsin (6-2)
2012: Nebraska (7-1) vs. Michigan (6-2)
2013: Michigan State (8-0) vs. Ohio State (8-0)
2014: Ohio State (8-0) vs. Michigan State/Wisconsin (7-1)
2015: Michigan State (7-1) vs. Iowa (8-0)
2016: Penn State (8-1) vs. Ohio State (8-1)
2017: Ohio State (8-1) vs. Wisconsin (9-0)
2018: Ohio State (8-1) vs. Michigan (8-1)
Interesting that there are only 2 years of the 8 since the title game came about that it wouldn't have been able to be broken by head to head.
Team divisions team.
Why should Michigan have gotten a rematch one week later?
I don’t like change so I’m going to vote no here. Where do I vote?
Team conference championship games are a stupid money grab that people have been tricked into thinking are necessary. The Big 12 caving and adding a pointless title game made me sad.
And yes, I can have that opinion even though my team has never made it to a conference championship game.
And the games are rarely good (across all conferences)
devil's advocate: it adds a game that allows one good Big Ten team to play another Big Ten team that did not play each other during the regular season due to scheduling. I like that