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What happens in 05 if.....

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by FuzzheadBBM, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. FuzzheadBBM

    FuzzheadBBM Newbie

    there are three undefeated teams as there were this past season? I know this scenario is a rarity, but let's play the what if game. What if USC, Tenn. and our Buckeyes all go undefeated next season? Who plays in the Rose Bowl? Most likely (OK definitely) USC will be preseason #1 in both the AP and Coaches polls. I am going to make the assumption that Tennessee will start the season ranked ahead of Ohio State in both of these polls as well. The Buckeyes could potentially beat 3 top ten teams (Texas, Iowa, Mich, possibly 2-3 top FIVE) by the end of the regular season. The Volunteers could potentially beat two top ten teams during the year (LSU, Florida?) and maybe a couple of other ranked SEC teams to finish undefeated. USC will most likely cruise through the weaker PAC-10, possibly beating a ranked Cal or ASU, however, neither being a top ten team (I don't know what USC's non PAC-10 schedule looks like). I don't know what kind of tweaks will be made / have been made to the BCS for the '05 season, but what are the chances UT and OSU would both beat out USC in the BCS rankings and is the BCS commish still considering a "panel" to select the opponents for the title game. Would the BCS look silly to leave the reigning national champs out of the title game? How would the SEC feel about being snubbed two years in a row? How could they leave out a team that beat three top ten (at least one top five) teams earlier in the year? What do you guys think would happen in this scenario?

    I know it is a long time away and unlikely that this will happen, but I thought it would be interesting discussion to kill some time till the Spring Game.
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    the world would end :p
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Somebody gets screwed....
  4. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    Ohio State would play in the NC Game, because if we beat Texas we'll definately be in the top 3 after cfb week 3. If Ohio State goes undefeated we will play in the Rose Bowl.
  5. Sdgobucks

    Sdgobucks Pig on a wing

    What happens?? We get screwed and the BCS fags start damage control.

    IMO that all depends on who and what determines who the two teams are? Is it a committee, the AP bullshit poll, the Coaches bullshit poll? Lets not forget we don't seem to be very popular in the national media. After all we "pay our players" :roll1:
  6. JohnnyCockfight

    JohnnyCockfight Beer is God's proof that he loves us.

    A 1-loss Oklahoma team gets into the Rose Bowl for a rematch against USC, leaving Ohio State to get cleated by Tennessee in the 2nd-place bowl.
  7. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    Ohio State would play in the Tournament of Roses. Once we get past Texas and Iowa, which are both at home, it's pretty much smooth sailing from there.
  8. FuzzheadBBM

    FuzzheadBBM Newbie

    Most likely us unfortunately. It would be hard for the BCS folks to screw the reigning champs and the SEC for a second year in a row. At least there would be even more cries for a playoff.

    "Ohio State would play in the NC Game, because if we beat Texas we'll definately be in the top 3 after cfb week 3. If Ohio State goes undefeated we will play in the Rose Bowl."

    Who gets screwed then? USC or the SEC again?

    "Lets not forget we don't seem to be very popular in the national media."

    Yeah I don't think many outside of Ohio would shed many tears if we got the shaft.
  9. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    Didn't the AP pull out of the BCS? What's that leave -- the coaches' poll and a bunch of computers?
  10. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    It doesn't matter what happens. We'll still watch, and all the investors will still make obscene amounts of money. This thing ain't going away, no matter how much we bitch about it.
  11. bucknut11

    bucknut11 Defense still wins Championships

    'Cept for that little match up in AA last week of november....
  12. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    Smooth sailing???

    Michigan in AA next season.

    IMO, USC could trip up the last three weeks of their season. They have Stanford, Cal, and UCLA three consecutive weeks. Those three teams played USC very close this past season.
  13. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    We'd most likely be in. Texas will give us good points on the s.o.s. and so will Iowa. Both will probably be top 10 teams.
  14. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    If USC, Tennessee, and tOSU all go undefeated, it would be even worse than this year. The BCS was able to justify penalizing Auburn because of the non-conference schedule of La. Tech, La-Monroe, and non 1-A The Citadel; even though they beat LSU, Georgia, and Tennessee twice.

    We know an undefeated USC team won't get bypassed, even if they're the least deserving of 3 undefeated teams. But who would get picked as their opponent?

    Tennessee will have gotten by road tests at Florida, at LSU, at ND, and at Bama, plus a home win over Georgia and the SEC championship game. An undefeated Buckeye team would have wins over Texas, Iowa, at Penn State, and at the large toilet up north.

    The computer rankings would be key. That's why we need to pull for the Longhorns in all their other games, especially in the Red River shootout.

    An undefeated Tennessee team would probably be the most serious threat to jump an undefeated tOSU team for the #2 BCS spot. Other than the SEC champ, I think the only other teams that would have a shot to push us down to #3 in the BCS would be Oklahoma, Florida State, and Miami. I think if it's Oklahoma the voters/possible committee will want to avoid a repeat of this year's title game blowout.

    So we probably need this to happen to be assured a Rose Bowl spot:

    Go undefeated, and have 3 of these 4 teams lose at least 1 game:

    USC, Tennessee, FSU, Miami
  15. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    In 2002 that would be true, but not anymore. I liked the quality win thing too. Given the 2002 BCS formula we would be in no question. USC might get screwed in that case because the rest of the Pac 10 sucks.

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