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Old 12-03-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Anyone know how many 5-7 teams made it to bowls?? I think last year we only had 3 or 4, but the year before that there were closer to 7 5-7 teams.

 
Old 12-03-2017, 05:38 PM
 
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Anyone know how many 5-7 teams made it to bowls?? I think last year we only had 3 or 4, but the year before that there were closer to 7 5-7 teams.
None this year. Plenty of 6-6 teams though.

It is curious that Michigan State, who went 9-3 and beat Michigan, were not invited to play the Outback Bowl while 8-4 Michigan was.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Win or lose against Alabama, Clemson had a great season, and won the regular season by being ranked no.1, while Saban had to rely on the committee to view Bama as better than Ohio State and USC.

I saw Alabama fans say that Bama would be back to playoffs this year but Clemson wouldn't after losing Watson to the NFL. It is cool Clemson ends up ranked no 1 and dominated Miami in a conference title game, while Saban is reduced to groveling on ESPN for a bid while sitting at home this weekend.
You still want to pretend you arent Anti Alabama ??????
 
Old 12-03-2017, 07:36 PM
 
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You still want to pretend you arent Anti Alabama ??????
You're kidding, right? He pretty much nailed it.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 07:38 PM
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Nobody wants to see Alabama. Ohio State or UCF should have got in over AL...they didn't even win their division let alone conference.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I don't see much difference between OSU and Alabama. Both have running QBs and run oriented offenses and highly recruited players. People are assuming Clemson would blow out OSU again but I doubt that. They didn't have Dobbins last year at RB. Their pass offense has looked better this year as well. Barrett is a streaky QB. I think he completed 13 out of 13 of his last passes in the Penn State comeback.

I'm glad Clemson is playing Bama rather than Oklahoma in the first round. If I was doing seeding, I probably would put UGA at no. 4 given the way Auburn destroyed them in the first game but UGA and Bama are similar teams, built on defense and running the ball.

Alabama fans will probably want to fire Saban if he loses to little old Clemson again. lol

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Old 12-03-2017, 09:20 PM
 
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Nobody wants to see Alabama. Ohio State or UCF should have got in over AL...they didn't even win their division let alone conference.
I didn't want to see alabama, but I sure as hell didn't want to see ohio state. they haven't deserved to play in a single playoff game since the inception of the playoff system.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 09:32 PM
 
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I didn't want to see alabama, but I sure as hell didn't want to see ohio state. they haven't deserved to play in a single playoff game since the inception of the playoff system.
Yep. Last year, they somehow finagled their way in over Penn State, then totally wet the bed losing to Clemson 31-3. Don't you know that was in the back of the mind of the committee?
 
Old 12-03-2017, 10:28 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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There is no more an Alabama agenda than a Ohio State agenda. The agenda tilts towards Ohio St in this case based on outlets such as ESPN needing to drum up ratings with talking points about subjects that merit very little debate. Nothing Ohio State did yesterday changes the reality of two non-competitive performances, including one embarrassing display against an average team.
ESPN and Alabama disagree with you. ESPN needs the ratings. It operates the SEC Network. It has influence on which four teams participate for the national championship. Alabama is ESPN and the SEC Network's biggest draw for college football.

Nick Saban's interview on ESPN Sunday was slanted toward Alabama. That is no surprise.

Ohio State won a conference championship. Alabama did nothing this season.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 10:58 PM
 
Location: So California
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The "playoff" is such a farce! Barely better than the hated BCS. Just have a friggin playoff already! All the conference champions should be in automatically, no debates! Have a couple of at large teams to go with it. IS THAT SO HARD!!??
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