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    Imagine this playoff scenario

    A one-loss Georgia beats an undefeated Alabama in the SEC Championship Game and both Notre Dame and Clemson go undefeated.

    You have a 1-loss Oklahoma as Big 12 champion, a 1-loss Washington as PAC-12 champion and Ohio State loses a game along the way but still wins the Big 10 so you have a 1-loss Ohio State Big 10 champion.

    You also have a 1-loss Penn State but they won't be getting in over a 1-loss conference champions or a 1-loss Bama.

    Who would be the likely four teams selected? There's no doubt that Alabama would be one of the best four teams, but would we get in again like last year?

    What if Ohio State goes undefeated? Would the committee go Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Clemson? No way Notre Dame should get in over us.
    Thoughts?
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    Re: Imagine this playoff scenario

    1. UGA
    2. TOSU
    3. ND
    4. Clemson

    Bama would be going to Nola to play in all likelihood UCF or Oklahoma.

    The way two teams get in from the same conference is 2 P5 and ND all have 2 losses. We won’t jump a 1 loss OU or undefeated Clemson to get in.
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    Re: Imagine this playoff scenario

    Just keep winning, baby.

    No other way to be certain of our fate. Meanwhile, Misouri ........

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    Re: Imagine this playoff scenario

    Quote Originally Posted by 81usaf92 View Post
    1. UGA
    2. TOSU
    3. ND
    4. Clemson

    Bama would be going to Nola to play in all likelihood UCF or Oklahoma.

    The way two teams get in from the same conference is 2 P5 and ND all have 2 losses. We won’t jump a 1 loss OU or undefeated Clemson to get in.
    I agree. This year, I believe we have to win the conference championship to get in. If we don't win the SEC as the OP describes, they will not put us in over a 1-loss conference champion or undefeated ND, no matter how good our stats are.

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    Re: Imagine this playoff scenario

    Not even Alabama with a loss is going in over an unbeaten P5 conference champion. Look at the fact Wisconsin last year was primed and ready to go though unimpressive and Iowa in 2015 as well.

    However, we have learned that what we think otherwise - like the idea “won our conference” is a deal breaker - is untrue.

    In the scenario above, Clemson and the Dame get in. UGA gets in over us UNLESS.....there are extenuating circumstances. I’ll give you one: we blow out everyone along the way but Auburn cheap shots Tua and he misses the UGA game but will return for the playoff (and we lose to UGA in triple OT). I think Ohio St is the third team (justifiably at this point) and the other is UGA barring the scenario I listed.

    Folks do need to remember that we only got in last year because 2-loss teams in multiple conferences were in the running. If it had been a bunch of ONE-loss teams, we stay home.
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    Re: Imagine this playoff scenario

    I never think of scenarios that start with "If we lose......."

    Maybe my brain just doesn't work like that......
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    Re: Imagine this playoff scenario

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    Folks do need to remember that we only got in last year because 2-loss teams in multiple conferences were in the running. If it had been a bunch of ONE-loss teams, we stay home.
    Yep - Alabama needs to win the SEC to get in. Assume this is the case rather than hoping for chaos. Just win.

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    Re: Imagine this playoff scenario

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCrimson View Post
    I never think of scenarios that start with "If we lose......."

    Maybe my brain just doesn't work like that......
    I agree, to a point. Alabama and Georgia can both afford to lose a game s long as they win the SECCG this year. So you have a safety net, but that safety net does not allow for a loss in the SECCG.

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    Re: Imagine this playoff scenario

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    I agree, to a point. Alabama and Georgia can both afford to lose a game s long as they win the SECCG this year. So you have a safety net, but that safety net does not allow for a loss in the SECCG.
    If we lose -- I'm a scenario borderline psychotic-fanatic.....I just don't ever assume the worst.....but if we do lose, I'll give you 45 scenarios....
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    Re: Imagine this playoff scenario

    My feeling is that a 12-1 Alabama that loses the SEC Title Game (and we're assuming the SEC title game is close) gets in over any other one loss team but not over any undefeated teams.

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    Re: Imagine this playoff scenario

    Quote Originally Posted by UntouchableCrew View Post
    My feeling is that a 12-1 Alabama that loses the SEC Title Game (and we're assuming the SEC title game is close) gets in over any other one loss team but not over any undefeated teams.
    We'd get in ahead of UCF.....
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    Re: Imagine this playoff scenario

    Quote Originally Posted by UntouchableCrew View Post
    My feeling is that a 12-1 Alabama that loses the SEC Title Game (and we're assuming the SEC title game is close) gets in over any other one loss team but not over any undefeated teams.
    Depends on the loss and the teams involved. Very close loss to GA in the SECCG and you might still be alive, but you would need the one loss P5 conference champions to have an ugly loss on their resume.

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    Re: Imagine this playoff scenario

    Quote Originally Posted by saturdaysarebet View Post
    Imagine this playoff scenario A one-loss Georgia beats an undefeated Alabama in the SEC Championship Game

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