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College Playoff

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Oh8ch, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    I like 4 teams and just pick the best 4 not most deserving ..tOSU was better than MSU last year everyone except those in E Lansing knew that. Just pick the best.. on my world scUM would have been #4this year. No more mismatches in the play offs like last year. Ala. Wash. is a mis match .
  2. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Reach down between my legs...

    As should be true in the NCAA basketball tournament.
  3. Redhawk

    Redhawk All-American

    I say 6 teams. A balance between seemingly always leaving out a deserving team vs including teams that don't belong. Give byes to the #1 and #2 seeds making those rankings critical and leaving something for people to argue about.
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  4. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Which is the single biggest reason I like the playoffs. It allows for forgiveness from the one inexcusable/inexplicable loss every year that seems to haunt most top teams and often used to end seasons. I know i would have loved to see the 1998 or 2015 teams get a chance.

    I often see people use the hypothetical scenario of a rematch as an anti playoff argument. What about all the times a team that's out of the NC hunt because of 1 loss just mails it in during the late stages of the regular season?

    Equally plausible, more probable and therefore more of a detriment to the sanctity of the regular season. Playoffs alleviate this.

    When less than 10% of the teams get in to the playoff the regular season is still a part of the playoff.

    The baseball thing is just another version of regular season vs tournament champ debate. This was settled however many years ago it was that they first started crowning a NC after the Bowls were played. All that has happened since then is changes to the the selection rules and number of teams in the field. In every sport you can name, the regular season is important but a prelude to the playoff/tournament whose champion is recognized as the "true" champion.

    I can hope for a big enough field where all legit contenders get a chance to prove it. I am not working from the single use case of what's best for OSU fans in 2016.
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    The expansion to eight team is inevitable. Two arguably deserving/best teams in Baylor and TCU got left out in 2014. We were as good as MSU in 2015 and got left out (you really think we would've lost 38-0 to Alabama like Sparty did?). This year, Michigan, Penn State, and Oklahoma all have at least semi-legitimate claims to being worthy of a playoff spot.
  6. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    It comes down to whether you value a better tournament or regular season. Letting 8 in, especially if it involves auto bids from CCG wins, will severely detract from the regular season and trade in compelling, game-changing upsets for minor speed bumps.

    OSU should have been as good as sparty in 2015, and far better than a lot of teams. They weren't, and so when they finally got their comeuppance for horribly lackluster play, it hurt them dearly.
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  7. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    I remember arguing that going from 2 to 4 would simply result in moving the "controversy" line back a couple spots. And.. here we are... doing exactly that.... and.. when it goes to 8, number 9 and 10 will bitch or otherwise be in the "controversy" conversation. Seems to me, our perception of "deserving" is fairly dependent on how big a field we're picking. Thus, for me, it still comes back to what number of teams can stake a legitimate claim on the title in any given year. I was fine with 2, I'm OK with 4... I can maybe get to six (emphasis on maybe)... I can't see the 8th rated team in the nation having any such claim, and anything beyond is, in my view, to be dismissed out of hand.
  8. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    We could cut it too
    Two, Saban vs Meyer every year but some people would squawk.
  9. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I would for one.

    Why Saban EVERY year ?
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  10. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Yeah. Why not Brian Kelly....:lol:
  11. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

  12. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    You need two to have a playoff.
  13. Roundabout

    Roundabout Freshman

    Playoffs need to expand to 8 if the committee is stupid.... aka last year, sorry MSU over OSU was stupid.....

    Playoffs are perfect at 4 if they use there heads and put the top 4 teams in.... I don't want to see 30 or more point blow outs in the playoffs and thats what your going to get with expansion.
  14. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    you have had one of those each year with it at 4
  15. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    And I'd be perfectly happy watching Ohio State blow out Clemson, Bama or Washington by 30 or more. :wink:

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