100% on point, imo.Every fan in America would say Cincy should be left out, but they won't be. In an age of hyper fairness and equity, they get in. The bigger debate is who of the one-loss teams gets left out? It seems like it would have to be one of the SEC teams. Surely it wouldn't be fair to have them both in (even though, again, every fan in America would say they were both top 4 teams). If UGA is left out, the state of Georgia's meltdown will be nuclear.
Always the 4 best teams and IMO the playoff committee has been perfect in getting in the 4 best teams every year ... if based on now but this scenario holds, Cincinnati goes to a very nice bowl game. You can't leave out either 1-loss Bama or 1-loss Georgia (these are the 2 best teams in the country). Can't leave out an undefeated Big 12 Champ. Then it comes down to Cinc. or Ohio State ... gotta take a Big 10 Champ over a team who only plays one or two teams with a pulse and goes undefeated. Otherwise, you're not putting in the 4 best teams, you're only putting in novelty. That's what the big non-playoff bowl games are for.
Who do you take?
- Cinci wins out going undefeated
- Ohio State runs the table
- Oklahoma wins out going undefeated
- Georgia goes to the SECCG and loses to Bama
- Bama wins out
Right. Because of SOS.even with a head to head win over Ohio State you think?
Kentucky also has an opportunity to be 11-1 with their only loss being on the road against a potential* playoff team
I don't see Georgia getting blowout. They are a focused team. Kirby did something different this offseason, or/and they have real leadership in the locker room.It would all depend on how bad BAMA beat Georgia. If we were to expose Georgia, and win a blowout, they would take Cincy. And, that is a possible. WH
I'm just saying a lot remains to be seen. Their offense is average. I still think our offense can improve to the point of being able to put up points on their defense. It's which team's weakness is the weakest?Their DL would eat our OL alive. We also have to still play in JHS, and I don’t need to go into the weirdness that happens in that place.
Their offense is ranked like 15th in the nation. Just saying…I'm just saying a lot remains to be seen. Their offense is average. I still think our offense can improve to the point of being able to put up points on their defense. It's which team's weakness is the weakest?
Auburn does concern me. If the West division is on the line... well I don't want to say it. I think Auburn loses between now and then which will change the tenor of that game tremendously.