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2018 Week 14 CFB Open Thread

Discussion in '2018 Football Season Capsule' started by Jake, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    They no doubt have an argument... but they also have 2 losses.

    If it's not OSU then give me UGA instead of OU.
  2. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri It’s A Beautiful Day

    UGA who choked today and got beat by 20 earlier in the year....yeah no
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  3. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    OU is going to get beat by 3 scores to Alabama....
  4. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

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  5. Jake

    Jake zero point zero ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Possibly, but that doesn't make two-loss Georgia's argument any better. And forget about our Buckeyes, who lost by 4 touchdowns to Purdue.

  6. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    Not when it happens to Haskins. Instead they give an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to Ohio State's head coach
  7. redguard117

    redguard117 Senior

    I don't agree with a conference championship requirement, because I don't think that process is fair. Consider how lopsided many divisions in the P5 are (i.e. the BIG East/West). Often times, 1 division has 2 very strong teams that are pretty much comparable. If one of them was in the other division, that would change the Conference Champion.

    For example: Every year, Wisconsin gets to coast through a schedule of nobodies, while the BIG East champion must knock off OSU/UM/MSU/PSU.
    If one year, Wisconsin finally "gets lucky" and beats us off a fluke/off a blocked punt in the CCG, a week after we beat Michigan in a brawl by 1 point - I would argue that UM and OSU are still likely better teams than Wisconsin. "Any given Saturday", the weaker team may still win. But 9/10, I'm taking OSU/UM over Wisconsin going forward. I sure as hell do NOT want Wisconsin embarassing the BIG in the playoffs just because they coasted through a weak division and got to take down a gassed East Champion after their rivalry game.

    I think the Playoff Committee has it right - it should be the "Best" 4 teams (i.e. the 4 teams most likely to win a National Championship), without introducing artificial constraints (i.e. the 4 teams most likely to win a National Championship who were selected for and won their conference championship games).

    Just my $0.02
  8. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo “Big-time players step up in big-time games.” '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    If that’s the case, then give Notre Dame the UCF treatment. Undefeated Season doesn’t mean shit if you don’t do anything beyond beating one truly quality (gross) opponent in week 1...

    An undefeated season shouldn’t be an automatic qualifier if you yourself have an easier pass to the playoffs than any other team contending for it.
  9. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    "if you didnt play in one of these games... there's nothing like a conference championship... i dont think you deserve to go"
    - SECN guy on CFB Final.
    Guarantee he had a different tune last year
  10. Buckeyebred97

    Buckeyebred97 Senior

    ESPN justifying Georgia as a top 4 team in the country and that they should be in the playoff despite a 20 point loss to LSU...Oklahoma has a better loss of 3 points to a top 20 team...and 1 loss not 2. Guess that’s the whole SEC losses don’t matter effect.
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  11. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo “Big-time players step up in big-time games.” '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    To both these points. If their conference wasn’t built on self-cannibalizing themselves and actually had to test themselves out of conference, this isn’t even a discussion. But that only applies to teams in the Big Ten, Big XII and PAC 12.

    If Georgia wants to huff and puff their way into contention, then Michigan should have as big a claim at a playoff spot as they do. Similar W/L, blowout loss to Top 10 team, narrow loss to top 3 team, etc.

    But fuck that, Michigan doesn’t belong in the equation and neither does UGA.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2018
  12. Buckeyebred97

    Buckeyebred97 Senior

    If the domers get rolled over in the playoffs I think they lose that benefit of the doubt even with an unbeaten record till they get in a conference. I hope they fall to 4 and get boat raced by Bama and Clemson rips Oklahoma. NC game ratings will be lower and will show both ND and OU weren’t even close. We might have not stood a chance but our fans follow very well and ratings jump. Just some hope for the future.
  13. Buckeyebred97

    Buckeyebred97 Senior

    Completely agree
  14. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    You could argue any year during the Saban era that Alabama has a better chance at winning any single game than any team in the country.

    How many losses would they need to end a season with for that to no longer matter?
  15. redguard117

    redguard117 Senior

    I agree with that statement - that's why I personally agreed with the committee's decision to select Alabama last year (and they promptly waxed Clemson by 3 TDs)

    To the second question - who knows? There's an extreme scenario of a 10-2 Bama vying for selection with 4 12-0/11-1 teams, but let's cross that bridge if it ever arises.
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