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Unread 10-25-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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The thread on the Giants officially ending the Cowboys season illustrates the point of how a playoff would hurt the regular season. The Cowboys are what, 1-4, and they still have a chance to salvage their season? The last thing I want is college to become more like the NFL.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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^^^Not the same. Not even close in percentage, teams that can make a college playoff compared to the nfl.

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Agreed. OU/Mizzou would've been a meaningless game under a playoff system. If we had a 16 team playoff USCe/Bama, Texas/NU, Boise/VaTech, and Arizona/Iowa would all have been meaningless. If people want a playoff so bad I hear the WNBA is looking for viewers.

^^^thats another farce

One loss would still greatly change rankings and seedings. Each team would be fighting to make a playoff, it wouldnt be that easy. 2 losses and you may be out. Now look at this weeks bcs rankings, do you think there may be some panic among the teams on the bubble or on the lower half, lose one more and your out. Heck even some of the undefeateds now will lose two games and would be out, the nonAQ teams couldnt afford to lose one....Who wouldve thought at the beginning of the season that Texas would not make a 16 team playoff? It would be drama from start to finish.

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Unread 10-25-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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^^^Not the same. Not even close in percentage, teams that can make a college playoff compared to the nfl.




^^^thats another farce

One loss would still greatly change rankings and seedings. Each team would be fighting to make a playoff, it wouldnt be that easy. 2 losses and you may be out. Now look at this weeks bcs rankings, do you think there may be some panic among the teams on the bubble or on the lower half, lose one more and your out. Heck even some of the undefeateds now will lose two games and would be out, the nonAQ teams couldnt afford to lose one....

I disagree with your opinion and would hate to see a playoff. Simple as that.

Besides, most of the teams you highlighted come from the BigXII, BigX, SEC and Pac10 (12 of 16), so they will settle it "on the field" under the current system. It will be more clean cut next year once the BigX and Pac10 have a conference championship.

Under your "playoff scenerio" two loss Florida State, Miami, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Iowa would still be very much alive...sweet, talk about a gripping regular season where every week matters

Add a +1 and we have all the clarity we need.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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I disagree with your opinion and would hate to see a playoff. Simple as that.

Besides, most of the teams you highlighted come from the BigXII, BigX, SEC and Pac10 (12 of 16), so they will settle it "on the field" under the current system. It will be more clean cut next year once the BigX and Pac10 have a conference championship.

Under your "playoff scenerio" Florida State, Miami, and Iowa would still be alive...sweet, talk about a gripping regular season where every week matters

Add a +1 and we have all the clarity we need.
No +1 needed. Like you said PAC 12 and Big 10 (12) will have championship games. The BigXII (10) will play a round robin schedule. All is well and good. I wonder if maybe Miami and VTech shouldn't be forced to go back to the Big East...FSU can decide to go or not...and take the ACCs automatic birth, away.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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2 losses and you may be out. Now look at this weeks bcs rankings, do you think there may be some panic among the teams on the bubble or on the lower half, lose one more and your out. Heck even some of the undefeateds now will lose two games and would be out, the nonAQ teams couldnt afford to lose one....Who wouldve thought at the beginning of the season that Texas would not make a 16 team playoff? It would be drama from start to finish.
2 losses would not eliminate any major conference team from a 16 team playoff. Check the final BCS standings after the regular season and conference championship games.

In 2007, the highest ranked 2 loss team outside the top 16 was BYU, at 17. The team above them, Tennessee, had FOUR losses.

In 2008, teams 13, 14, and 15 all had three losses.

In 2009, teams 11, 12, 15, and 16 all had three losses.

I am sorry, but when we are talking about giving these types of teams a shot at the national title, we have entered a very dark place in college football.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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jsizzle: You mean all is well and good in 4 conferences.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 02:57 PM
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When the Western Kentucky's and Ball States of the world rise up and seize the power, this will be a legit argument.
What about the TCU's, Bosie State's, and Utah's that aren't in a power conference but STILL managed their consistancy with wins and big games against powerhouse schools?

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The thread on the Giants officially ending the Cowboys season illustrates the point of how a playoff would hurt the regular season. The Cowboys are what, 1-4, and they still have a chance to salvage their season? The last thing I want is college to become more like the NFL.

You can't even begin to compare the NFL to college football because for one thing, there aren't even HALF the number of teams in the NFL than there are in college.

Even if the Cowboys lose against the Giants and go 1-5, they could still possibly run the table and finish 11-5, making the playoffs (there goes that nitpicking again...). No disrespect, man, but that's probably the worst example anyone's come up with in support of the BCS over a playoff. Besides, college is almost like the NFL anyway, seeing how they get paid off *cough, REGGIE, cough* just like in the pros....

Just because some of you would hate to see a playoff in college football doesn't make it right and justified for keeping a courpt system.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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What about the TCU's, Bosie State's, and Utah's that aren't in a power conference but STILL managed to their consistancy with wins and big games against powerhouse schools?

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Utah is joining the Pac next year. TCU is going to join the Big East, as you said. I don't know what conference Boise can join, the BigXII????
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Unread 10-25-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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What about the TCU's, Bosie State's, and Utah's that aren't in a power conference but STILL managed their consistancy with wins and big games against powerhouse schools?
What about them? they have all played in BCS games in the past few years, they even added an automatic qualifier for them. The only thing they are being excluded from is the BCS title game.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 03:01 PM
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Utah is joining the Pac next year. TCU is going to join the Big East, as you said. I don't know what conference Boise can join, the BigXII????
The point was that they won and gained their top team statuses WITHOUT being in one of those conferences.
It's been that way for about a decade now. Just because a few of them are joining BCS conferences doesn't erase what they have done without them.
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