Could we be headed to the Cotton Bowl?

BAMA 22 HEISMAN

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I know I am probably thinking way to outside the box, but any chance of us making the Cotton bowl? Looking at Jerry Palms predictions, if it is at large choice and at large choice, why wouldn't they choose Bama over Memphis? Maybe it is as simple as the Citrus bowl chooses before the Cotton, but I am not well versed on the ins and outs of how each bowl chooses their teams and in what order. Well in looking at the asterisk, it looks like Memphis has already accepted the bid?

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I know I am probably thinking way to outside the box, but any chance of us making the Cotton bowl? Looking at Jerry Palms predictions, if it is at large choice and at large choice, why wouldn't they choose Bama over Memphis? Maybe it is as simple as the Citrus bowl chooses before the Cotton, but I am not well versed on the ins and outs of how each bowl chooses their teams and in what order. Well in looking at the asterisk, it looks like Memphis has already accepted the bid?

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They are required to take the highest G5 if they break into the Top 25.


How it works:

1) The AQs (Rose and Sugar) have protected matchups. If the Rose and Sugar are Semi finals the the Cotton and Fiesta fill that void

2) The Orange Bowl has a spot if there is either ACC champ/ Notre Dame or a worthy ACC alternate/Notre Dame team to take the spot. My guess is Notre Dame represents the ACC here.

3) the committee fills the remaining NY6 Bowls

4) non NY6 Bowls choose the remaining matchups in order of importance.

My guess

Sugar: UGA vs Baylor
Rose: Oregon vs Penn St
Cotton: Auburn vs Memphis
Orange: Florida vs Notre Dame.
 

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I know I am probably thinking way to outside the box, but any chance of us making the Cotton bowl? Looking at Jerry Palms predictions, if it is at large choice and at large choice, why wouldn't they choose Bama over Memphis? Maybe it is as simple as the Citrus bowl chooses before the Cotton, but I am not well versed on the ins and outs of how each bowl chooses their teams and in what order. Well in looking at the asterisk, it looks like Memphis has already accepted the bid?

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Where is Notre Dame? How about we play them in the Orange?
 

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Who does Bama have a better chance of beating in a bowl, Michigan or Minnesota? I have not watched Michigan this year but know they have 3 loses. I watched Minnesota once for about 30 minutes. Hopefully our team will be motivated regardless.

I hope LSU, UGA, and Auburn lose their bowl games. I will pull for the other SEC teams to win their bowl games.
 
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81usaf92

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Where is Notre Dame? How about we play them in the Orange?
With the committee dropping us behind 4 SEC teams after losing to Auburn, Do you really think they are going to reward us with a NY6 bowl game. The only way we get into a NY6 bowl at this point is if they drop UGA like a sack of potatoes as well. It is very unlikely, and I believe they are outright punishing us for a crappy schedule at this point.
 

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With the committee dropping us behind 4 SEC teams after losing to Auburn, Do you really think they are going to reward us with a NY6 bowl game. The only way we get into a NY6 bowl at this point is if they drop UGA like a sack of potatoes as well. It is very unlikely, and I believe they are outright punishing us for a crappy schedule at this point.
Maybe the blowout win over GA will have the committee reconsider where it has Alabama ranked. Probably not. If they do not, a NY6 bowl is not possible.
 

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The ESPN experts have us in the Citrus vs Michigan, and Auburn vs Minnesota in the Outback.

Georgia vs Baylor in the Sugar, and Florida vs Virginia in the Orange.

That two East would make it over us, and Virginia as well, is asinine.
 
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The ESPN experts have us in the Citrus vs Michigan, and Auburn vs Minnesota in the Outback.

Georgia vs Baylor in the Sugar, and Florida vs Virginia in the Orange.

That two East would make it over us, and Virginia as well, is asinine.
This is exactly why automatic qualifiers for an extended playoffs is the stupidest idea among a bunch of stupid ideas. The bowl tie-ins forces these terrible match-ups.
 

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This is exactly why automatic qualifiers for an extended playoffs is the stupidest idea among a bunch of stupid ideas. The bowl tie-ins forces these terrible match-ups.
For Playoffs... Hell no
For NY6.... I think its a good idea as long as its worthy teams. The reason being is that it is beyond stupid to have a G5 team get to go to the Sugar or Rose Bowl and beat a team that has no motivation to be there, and start claiming "We are deserving of a playoff shot next year".
 
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For Playoffs... Hell no
For NY6.... I think its a good idea as long as its worthy teams. The reason being is that it is beyond stupid to have a G5 team get to go to the Sugar or Rose Bowl and beat a team that has no motivation to be there, and start claiming "We are deserving of a playoff shot next year".
I would rather have a G5 team than a 4 loss Virginia team. There should at least be some kind of clause that prevents a team with 4 losses.
 

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The ESPN experts have us in the Citrus vs Michigan, and Auburn vs Minnesota in the Outback.

Georgia vs Baylor in the Sugar, and Florida vs Virginia in the Orange.

That two East would make it over us, and Virginia as well, is asinine.
Vriginia is now a 4 loss team, and got completely destroyed yesterday. Why are they even considered for the Orange Bowl?
 

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