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Old 11-12-2016, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Pixburgh
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This is going to be an interesting week. Clemson loses at home (what were they, close to a 20 point favorite??), do they stay in front of Louisville even with the head-to-head win?? Auburn loses to Georgia, on the road and a rivalry game, but a game they should win none-the-less. Penn State will definitely crack the top 9 now, can Colorado (currently #12) crack the top 10?? Washington/USC tied at 3 after 1, talk about chaos if Washington goes down.
Ok, hypothetically OSU beats UM
Penn State runs the table. They would win the big 10.

Penn state, with 2 losses. 1 to Pitt and 1 by 150 points to MIchigan
Clemson, with 1 loss to the same Pitt
Louisville with 1 loss to Clemson


Would OSU make it in over the actual champion of the conference in this case? I don't see how they wouldn't..
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Old 11-12-2016, 11:40 PM
 
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Crazy I know but looking at the games and how the season has gone so far, my top 4 after tonight would be:

Alabama
Ohio State
Michigan
Clemson


1) While Clemson and Michigan lost, they didn't lose as bad as Washington.
2) Can't drop Clemson behind L'ville can you?
2a) Clemson really shouldn't have lost. The refs gave Pitt a TD on their last TD drive. I hope the committee realizes this, because there were a lot of phantom calls on that drive. And I am no Clemson fan, but that is BS.
3) Can't drop Michigan behind Wisconsin can you?
4) Can't drop Michigan behind Penn St can you?
5) Want to jump a 2 loss Oklahoma in there ahead of so many solid 1 loss teams?

I don't think there is a way to do a top 4 without pissing a bunch of people off.

To me it is a great example of why it should be 8, although there is still a few weeks left and who knows what will happen over the next three weeks.
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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Despite all the Chaos this week, i made it out alive with a 14-10 pick record. Here is my Top 25 going into Week 12.

1. Alabama
2. Ohio State (5)
3. Louisville (6)
4. Western Michigan (7)
5. West Virginia (9) (Thought our conference's playoff hopes were dead?)
6. Oklahoma (10)
7. Michigan (4)
8. Clemson (3)
9. Washington (2)
10. Wisconsin (8)
11. Washington State (12)
12. Oklahoma State (13)
13. Colorado (16)
14. Florida (17)
15. Utah (18)
16. Troy (19)
17. LSU (20)
18. San Diego State (21)
19. Nebraska (22)
20. Penn State (23)
21. Navy (NR)
22. North Carolina (11)
23. Virginia Tech (14)
24. Florida State (NR)
25. USC (NR)
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:50 AM
 
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Ok, hypothetically OSU beats UM
Penn State runs the table. They would win the big 10.

Penn state, with 2 losses. 1 to Pitt and 1 by 150 points to MIchigan
Clemson, with 1 loss to the same Pitt
Louisville with 1 loss to Clemson


Would OSU make it in over the actual champion of the conference in this case? I don't see how they wouldn't..
This resume would be hard to beat. On Tuesday they will have two top 10 road victories.
OSU would have 4 wins vs. Likely Top 15 teams. And three of those teams could be Top 10.
At Oklahoma
At Wisconsin
Nebraska
Michigan

Their lose by a blocked field goal attempt returned for a touchdown at Penn St.

You could make an argument that Penn State if they win out including a win in the Big Ten Champ game would go to the playoff. Head to Head argument.

If Washington, West Virginia and Clemson or Louisville win out and win their conference. I can only see Clemson getting the nod over Ohio St. in this group.
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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College GameDay is headed to Western Michigan this week.

Not sure why West Virginia fans are upset, because usually, when they have GameDay or major attention, they don't do well.

Row the boat!
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Let the playoff chaos begin!
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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Updated Top 25 using the system described in post#356:

1) Alabama (1)
2) Ohio State (4)
3) Clemson (2)
4) Michigan (3)
5) Penn St (5)
6) Boise St. (7)
7) W. Michigan (6)
8) Louisville (9)
9) Wisconsin (10)
10) Washington (8)
11) Nebraska (14)
12) Tennessee (12)
13) Oklahoma (19)
14) USC (NR)
15) FSU (15)
16) West Virginia (24)
17) Troy (25)
18) Houston (18)
19) Wash St (16)
20) Navy (NR)
21) Auburn (11)
22) USF (NR)
23) Oklahoma St. (NR)
24) Colorado (20)
25) Utah (NR)

Dropping out: Appalachian St.; Texas A&M; Wyoming; Arkansas; North Carolina

Last edited by waltergulick; 11-13-2016 at 12:32 PM..
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:02 PM
 
Location: 304
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College GameDay is headed to Western Michigan this week.

Not sure why West Virginia fans are upset, because usually, when they have GameDay or major attention, they don't do well.

Row the boat!
It's a big deal more so in the fact the Big 12 was gotten swept under the rug this season (deservingly so), but arguably the most important game of the week isn't receiving the stage it deserves.
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:28 PM
 
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**EDIT**I had not added the two very late games from last night which was Wash St. vs California and Colorado vs. Arizona, which renders my post from 2:23PM invalid. Below is the updated poll which reflects those two games.


Updated Top 25 using the system described in post#356:

1) Alabama (1)
2) Ohio State (4)
3) Clemson (2)
4) Michigan (3)
5) Penn St (5)
6) Boise St. (7)
7) W. Michigan (6)
8) Louisville (9)
9) Wisconsin (10)
10) Washington (8)
11) Nebraska (14)
12) Tennessee (12)
13) Wash St (16)
14) Oklahoma (19)
15) USC (NR)
16) FSU (15)
17) West Virginia (24)
18) Troy (25)
19) Houston (18)
20) Navy (NR)
21) Auburn (11)
22) USF (NR)
23) Colorado (20)
24) Oklahoma St. (NR)
25) Utah (NR)

Dropping out: Appalachian St.; Texas A&M; Wyoming; Arkansas; North Carolina
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Old 11-15-2016, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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All right. Time for Week 12 picks. This week's GameDay will not be included, as Buffalo is 2-8. Anyway, here are the picks.

Ohio vs. Central Michigan
Ball State vs. Toledo
(3) Louisville vs. Houston
Arkansas State vs. (16) Troy
Memphis vs. Cincinnati
(12) Oklahoma State vs. TCU
Miami vs. NC State
(14) Florida vs. (17) LSU
Duke vs. Pittsburgh
(11) Washington State vs. (13) Colorado
(18) San Diego State vs. Wyoming
(23) Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame
Northwestern vs. Minnesota
Navy vs. East Carolina
Stanford vs. Cal
Arkansas vs. Mississippi State
Arizona State vs. (9) Washington
Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt
(6) Oklahoma vs. (5) West Virginia
(25) USC vs. UCLA

Pick Overall Record: 148-95
Pick Overall Last Week: 14-10

Here are my picks.
Ohio vs. Central Michigan (Ohio looks decent. CMU is 5-5, and should not have beaten Oklahoma State.)
Ball State vs. Toledo (I'll take the Rockets at home.)
Louisville vs. Houston (Houston was looking good for a while there, and then it's like they fell apart.)
Arkansas State vs. Troy (Arkansas State hasn't really played any good teams yet. I think Troy beats them.)
Memphis vs. Cincinnati (Anyone can beat Tuberville these days.)
Oklahoma State vs. TCU (Not really sure why TCU is favored over Oklahoma State. I don't believe it.)
Miami vs. NC State (Average ACC conference game.)
Florida vs. LSU (No collapse for LSU this year. Orgeron don't do that.)
Duke vs. Pittsburgh (After their win on the road last week, how can you not take Pittsburgh?)
Washington State vs. Colorado (This'll be a close fight. Hard one to pick as well.)
San Diego State vs. Wyoming (Wyoming could not defense against a 3-6 UNLV...That doesn't impress me.)
Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame (While ND did dominate Army this last week, it was Army. Other than Miami at home, their other P5 win is Syracuse. VT wins by at least 10.)
Northwestern vs. Minnesota (Northwestern's fighting for a bowl. They win on the road against the worst 7-3 team in the nation.)
Navy vs. East Carolina (ECU just gave up 55 to SMU. Enough said.)
Stanford vs. Cal (Christian McCaffrey's back, boys.)
Arkansas vs. Mississippi State (Hogs on the road against a State that beat an over-rated aTm. Speaking of which, i want to try the drugs the playoff committee has been on with aTm.)
Arizona State vs. Washington (ASU's O-line and defense are pathetic.)
Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt (Rebels will finish 7-5.)
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia (In the real GameDay game, that decides the conference championship and playoff hopes of OU and WVU, My pick is Oklahoma in a battle to the end.)
USC vs. UCLA (UCLA turned out to be over-rated.)
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