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    4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    Try to think back to before the bowls and decide who would be in... Alabama and Notre Dame would be locks, but then what? Florida? Georgia beat them head to head. Do the Dawgs get punished for winning their division and losing to Bama? Oregon? Didn't win their conference and lost to Stanford. The Cardinal were PAC 12 champs and beat Oregon but had 2 losses (Notre Dame not bad, Washington= BAD.) Kansas St? Meh... Texas A&M had the best win, but also had 2 losses. Post bowl games, I don't think anyone could argue that they would be top 4. Florida St? What if Ohio St was eligible?

    I guess I would take

    1 Notre Dame vs 4 Oregon
    2 Alabama vs 3 Florida

    Georgia is out by playing a defacto play in game. K St never impressed me much.

    I think the 4 best teams are Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M, and Oregon.
    Gonna be a lot of ticked off people once it starts, and I personally am not looking forward to it. I like the system the way it is, but we'll see. Thoughts?
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    Re: 4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    I believe that's exactly how it would have been. No way there will ever be more than 2 SEC teams in the playoff, and no way those 2 SEC teams don't play each other to determine who plays for the NC.
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    Re: 4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    K-State would have gone ahead of Florida. Conf champ and only one loss.
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    Re: 4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    K-State would have gone ahead of Florida. Conf champ and only one loss.
    I think Oregon would have been the one left out. ND, Bama, UF, K St.

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    Re: 4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    I think those are the teams that should have been in, but who knows how they would have decided.

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    Re: 4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmmiller711 View Post
    I think Oregon would have been the one left out. ND, Bama, UF, K St.
    That very well could have happened and in my opinion would have sucked. Only one of those teams is one of the best 4 teams in the country. This is why I don't look forward to it. Plus they don't use polls or anything so we really will have no idea what the committee is thinking until they announce the games.
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    Re: 4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    The fact is we won't know until we see it in action. Right now, we just draw what is the most obvious conclusions to us, but it's a committee. They can do what ever they want, for what ever reason. Would Kansas St. automatically get in because they were conference champions? Would Florida make it in over Oregon because of SoS?

    The fact is we can't use any existing system to guess what they'd do, because they quite deliberately threw it all out. No polls, no BCS standings... the only two things they stated as factors from what I could tell was SoS and being conference champs. We assume they would weigh that against the polls (will the BCS standings even exist anymore? I guess not) but there's no way around a few people in a room doing what ever they feel like.

    I think it's kind of a no-brainer, it should be the top 4 in the BCS standings, but they went out of their way for it to not be that, so the logical assumption it that it would be something different.

    To me, going by what they have said it would likely have been Alabama, Notre Dame, and Florida. Kansas St. would jump Oregon due the combination of higher SoS and being conference champs.

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    Re: 4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    "Two isn't enough, we need four." It was said for a time, and finally, the right people were convinced. In less than five years, "four isn't enough, we need eight." Anyone who thinks that we have instilled a four team playoff only is missing the point. We have okayed the playoff model, which will swell until it is as big as it can be without anyone being left out. The regular season might still matter now, but by the time it is an 8 or 16 team playoff, it will start mattering less.
    And, the decision would have been between Oregon and Kansas State, and I think KSU would have gotten the nod due to winning their conference.

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    Re: 4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    Has anyone considered what's going to happen to post season attendance? The bowls are not well attended now. In FCS, the regular season is well attended and the playoffs are not.

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    Re: 4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    If there are 2 SEC teams in the 4 team format, I bet they will try to match us up against each other. That being said, if it had been in place this past year. We should have been matched up with Florida.

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    4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    Yeah, this is about to get even stranger.


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    Re: 4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    Yeah, this is about to get even stranger.


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    We don't know what we don't know. I agree with Krazy in that I think they will do everything they can to keep 2 SEC tems out.

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    Re: 4 team Play-off this year. Who's in?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatDanish View Post
    "Two isn't enough, we need four." It was said for a time, and finally, the right people were convinced. In less than five years, "four isn't enough, we need eight." Anyone who thinks that we have instilled a four team playoff only is missing the point. We have okayed the playoff model, which will swell until it is as big as it can be without anyone being left out. The regular season might still matter now, but by the time it is an 8 or 16 team playoff, it will start mattering less.
    And, the decision would have been between Oregon and Kansas State, and I think KSU would have gotten the nod due to winning their conference.
    And this would be different from every other sport how? Funny thing is that people will use this argument to say that a playoff will ruin college football. But what's the one sport that we all say has a messed up post season process? NCAA basketball? Nope. NCAA baseball? Nope. NBA, NFL, NHL? No.

    If the current system is bad and a playoff isn't the answer.....then please provide a solution.
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