The playoff will not go to the Top 4 teams. It goes to 3 conference champions and an at-large team, meaning this year would be Big 12 champ, SEC champ, Pac 12 champ (if Stanford wins because of their ranking), and Florida.
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-- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson
Either the SEC is going to have to play another SEC team in the first round, or the possibility of an all SEC final game will be greater than before.
The reason this concerns me is that this will have more hounds baying for 8 teams sooner.
I don't think that's correct - I think the top four ranked teams will go, and the committee will exist to insure a team playing a schedule full of cupcakes doesn't get in before, say, Florida from this year.Why have a committee if three of the spots are already chosen by the conferences? And why would any president representing a school with no championship game (Big12/whatever) agree to this?
Maybe I missed it, but if that's what the playoff really is, it's awful.
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I want to fully understand what you are saying about Florida's schedule this year.
Are you saying we had a weak schedule - because not every opponent measured up to a particular standard?
This is not the first time I have heard comments about Florida's cupcake opponents. I would think those who say this are totally ignoring the bottom line for any team...the entire schedule.
Wouldn't the "committee" take this under consideration? The entire season's strength of schedule...including the "cupcakes"?
I would love to hear how Florida's overall season schedule stacks up against the rest of the SEC. Then for the heck of it......let's compare to Georgia.
Edit: I think I may have misunderstood your comment Audio. Perhaps you were saying the committee would prevent a team who played a lot of cupcakes from getting ahead of Florida. Is that what you were saying?
Last edited by Bazza; November 28th, 2012 at 11:20 AM.
Bazza, I think he's saying that in a playoff, another team that played cupcakes and went undefeated should not get in over Florida who played a tougher schedule but had 1 loss.
I don't have a link, but I have heard that the playoff committee would pick the top 4 teams with an emphasis on conference champions. What does that mean? I guess we will see.
I have avoided this thread, I thought it would go away. Tim Brando devoted an entire show to what Nick said never missing a chance to put Bama down. enough for me to not respond.
to 16 and beyond........
7. Miss St
8. Ole Miss
Then only the SEC Champ would make it into the play off so you'd have #1 vs #10-13 more than likely
at least thats my take on it ( and yes I did it like that to prove a point)