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Re: NCAA Football 2018 Discussion
« Reply #105 on: November 30, 2018, 01:25:58 PM »

Myself, I'm really looking forward to seeing which Utah team shows up. Talent wise (especially on offence--too many injuries), the Utes don't match up well against U-Dub but have shown some heart this year. Of course, I want them to win but really, I'll be happy if they play hard throughout the game--win or lose.


A friend asked me on Monday if I think Utah is going to win the Pac12 championship.  The bolded part is exactly how I phrased my answer and that the result depended on it.  If it's the Utah team that went into the half down 0-20 against BYU, they're going to get killed.  If it's the Utah team that came back from that deficit to score 35 points the second half and held BYU to only 7 more, it should at least be competitive.

Bottom line is that they can NOT get buried early like they did last week or they will not be able to recover from it.

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Re: NCAA Football 2018 Discussion
« Reply #106 on: November 30, 2018, 05:44:28 PM »
Not sure where I lie on that game...leaning towards the Utes though. Really hoping Cal can take down Stanfurd tomorrow, nobody thought we'd be in a position to finish the season 8-4 man.
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« Reply #107 on: November 30, 2018, 09:19:19 PM »
Utes got fucking hosed on that last non-call.
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« Reply #108 on: November 30, 2018, 10:05:54 PM »
TV, are you still hanging around this thread? How are you feeling, confidence wise, about your team for the Championship game tonight?

Another UW alum here ('99), though didn't play as he did. Posting after the game was over - forgot all about it honestly.
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« Reply #109 on: November 30, 2018, 11:05:55 PM »
Not sure the Pac 12 in general even deserved a champion, no one really stood out, that's for sure. Still a bit miffed the game ended on a bullshit moment though.
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Re: NCAA Football 2018 Discussion
« Reply #110 on: December 01, 2018, 06:49:26 AM »
I love defensive play, but man...that game was a bit anemic for the offenses! If it weren't for a fluke bounce to UW defense, the game would have ended 3 - 3! I was really concerned about the young guys at key positions for the Ute's offence and it turned out to be a valid concern. They simply couldn't make plays consistently against the Dawgs.

Anyway, the low points, poor turnout, and no dominating team from the PAC-12 made this a poor showcase for the conference. Future teams from the PAC-12 are going to need be really something special to get into the Playoffs.

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« Reply #111 on: December 01, 2018, 06:54:05 PM »
Couldn't help but get caught up in the SEC title game.  Quite the Hollywood script writing the past thirteen months in regards to the roles (and role reversals) of the two Alabama QBs.  And it's gotta be tough for the Georgia fans.
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Re: NCAA Football 2018 Discussion
« Reply #112 on: December 02, 2018, 11:18:42 AM »
Well it's settled, Bama vs Oklahoma and Clemson vs ND

It was the right call, though I'm still bummed UCF wasn't even in the discussion. Hoping they take down whoever they're matched against to further build a case for a non big-5 conference team being in the playoffs. Or just expand the fucking thing to eight teams.
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« Reply #113 on: December 02, 2018, 08:29:05 PM »
Until they do an eight team playoff, no one will be satisfied.

Division 1-AA had it right with sixteen teams (now expanded), but for some reason ESPN doesn't care about it.  Gosh, let's televise meaningless pro and college basketball instead.
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Re: NCAA Football 2018 Discussion
« Reply #114 on: December 03, 2018, 07:41:04 AM »
I think they got it right with the 4, but you are right, no one will be happy until 8 with conference champs.  These conference champsionship games besides the SEC and Big12 were all uninteresting and fairly meaningless.   

PSU plays Kentucky in the Citrus, must say I am not terribly interested in that one.  Getting to 10 wins would be great though and this is a better opportunity for that than playing in a NY6 game.   Now that I look actually, other than the playoff games, there's not a lot of interesting match ups.  I'd love to see UCF beat up LSU though.

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Re: NCAA Football 2018 Discussion
« Reply #115 on: December 04, 2018, 09:52:40 AM »
and Urban Meyer is stepping away from college ball again.  This is good for PSU, but I do not wish badly on his health which seems to be serious.

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« Reply #116 on: December 04, 2018, 12:21:54 PM »
I think the committee got it right with Oklahoma. 

Also, I think they have a better chance against Alabama than most people are giving them.
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« Reply #117 on: December 04, 2018, 12:32:56 PM »
Until they do an eight team playoff, no one will be satisfied.

And then the #9 team will be up in arms saying they are left out and there needs to be more teams included.
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« Reply #118 on: December 04, 2018, 12:42:59 PM »
Until they do an eight team playoff, no one will be satisfied.

And then the #9 team will be up in arms saying they are left out and there needs to be more teams included.

Sure, but 8 would mean they can give automatic berths to conference champions.  I think that would make people happy since there's a clearly defined goal to make it to the playoffs.  the 4th best at large team will definitely bitch, but at least you can point to the conference champion as a good reason why that team doesn't deserve to be there.  You're right, people will still want more and maybe 16 is truly the best option (not sure I agree, just saying that maybe there's good reason for 16 over 8), but that's not a realistic jump from here.

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« Reply #119 on: December 04, 2018, 01:51:48 PM »
I think if you do 8, you give 5 automatic bids to the Power 5 champs, and you can make a rule that says something like "the top ranked Group of 5 team gets an automatic bid if they are ranked in the top 8" or something.  That way you get 2 or 3 at-large bids for the committee to award, and then they seed the teams and set the matchups. 

That would have given us Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Washington as automatics, and presumably Notre Dame, Georgia, and Central Florida as your playoff teams this season.  If we seed them by the way that the committee ranked them, we would have the following bracket.

1)Alabama
8)Washington
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4)Oklahoma                 \
5)Georgia                      \
                                       Championship
3)Notre Dame                 /
6)Ohio State                 /
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2)Clemson
7)Central Florida

Play the first round games at the higher seeded teams home field.  Once it's down to 4, play it out like the current format, with the various major bowl games rotating locations.  That's gold.
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Re: NCAA Football 2018 Discussion
« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2018, 01:56:54 PM »
That's gold.

 :tup :tup

Yea, really doesn't get much better than that.  If you look at past years too, you'll find using this format would have come down to a really solid 8 team playoff that is hard to argue against.  Sure Michigan or Florida might be bitching about being "the last one out" in this scenario, but does anyone actually think those two are deserving over Notre Dame/UCF/Georgia?

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« Reply #121 on: December 04, 2018, 02:18:21 PM »
I doubt it.
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Re: NCAA Football 2018 Discussion
« Reply #122 on: December 04, 2018, 10:56:47 PM »
I don't like it, makes way too much sense.
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