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Game Thread Ohio State vs Illinois, 11/18/17 @ 3:30 (ABC)

Discussion in '2017 Football Season Capsule' started by Dryden, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  2. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    Ohio State can be awarded the Big east with a with a win over Illinois ?
     
  3. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Beat *ichigan!!!!!!! Staff Member

    KEEP THE ILLIBUCK!!!!!
     
  4. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    From my understanding, they can get a share with a win over Illinois. TSUN going down to Whisky would clinch the division and a Big Ten Championship berth.
     
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  5. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    Thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
  6. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    I'm looking at all the different scenarios, and it dawned on me.....I don't know which record I need to be paying attention to. Is it the overall B1G record, or just the divisional B1G record?
     
  7. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    We need to put a huge number on the scoreboard to stay in consideration for the playoffs, IMO. 38-3 is a good win - a great win for most games, but that won't be big enough to stand out in the committee's eyes. I'm thinking a 62-3 type outcome will be necessary.
     
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  8. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    The way I took it from the tiebreaker rules, divisional wins come first. Apparently it’s overall record that is taken into account first, though. I would think divisional wins/losses would hold more weight, but I guess not.

    Who knows at this point. Best scenario:

    Hope Whisky takes down TSUN and Bucks take care of business against Illinois.
     
  9. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Ohio State clinches the East with a win over either Illinois or Michigan, because they would own all the tiebreakers vs the other East teams.

    http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/archive/081011aaa.html

    PSU already has two division losses (MSU, OSU).
    UM already has two division losses (PSU, MSU).
    MSU already has two conference losses (OSU, NW).

    Hypothetically, even if PSU, MSU, and *gulp* UM all won out, so long as OSU beats Illinois creating a logjam with four teams having 7-2 conference records: You immediately kick out PSU & UM based on their divisional records (they'd have two divisional losses apiece, plus be 1-2 vs the other three teams they're tied with), leaving MSU & OSU. Per Rule (b), at any point where tiebreakers have reduced the number of teams to two, you go back to head-to-head. OSU won head-to-head.

    OSU and MSU having OOC losses does not matter because overall Win % isn't factored until the 7th tie breaking step, and that scenario won't occur this year.
     
  10. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    This is what I was trying to explain to some folks, but I was gang tackled and told Ohio State cannot clinch a Championship berth by only beating Illinois.

    Convo didn’t take place on BP, so I’ll leave it at that. :confused:
     
  11. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

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

    Tackle them back with knowledge!
     
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  12. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    From 11W


    tifwiw
     
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  13. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    I understand this as well, but let’s be realistic about things. Christ. If that [Mark May] happens, a meteor shower has hit all three stadiums. The entire thought of those things taking place would have to be in the twilight zone.
     
  14. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Yeah, this is also a possibility.

    And monkeys might fly out of my butt.
     
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  15. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

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