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Old 01-19-2018, 02:10 PM
 
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Here we go again:

57. Alabama

63. Clemson



<<Ohio State, for example, probably missed the College Football Playoff due to its game against Oklahoma. The Buckeyes were blown out by the Sooners and ended up missing out on the playoff. If OSU had scheduled an easy opponent in OUs place, Urban Meyers team probably wouldve been a 12-1, Big Ten champion a lock for the playoff.>>

The 10 Toughest Schedules In College Football In 2018

When will the play-off committee stop awarding teams for powderpuff schedules???

 
Old 01-19-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Here we go again:

57. Alabama

63. Clemson



<<Ohio State, for example, probably missed the College Football Playoff due to its game against Oklahoma. The Buckeyes were blown out by the Sooners and ended up missing out on the playoff. If OSU had scheduled an easy opponent in OUs place, Urban Meyers team probably wouldve been a 12-1, Big Ten champion a lock for the playoff.>>

The 10 Toughest Schedules In College Football In 2018

When will the play-off committee stop awarding teams for powderpuff schedules???
When will the playoff committee start penalizing teams for powderpuff schedules?

Kudos to Notre Dame (not my team) for scheduling tough games most years. The SEC fans and coaches complain that they have such a tough conference schedule but they only play 8 conference games. And if they are so tough why didn't the SEC win all their bowl games?
 
Old 01-20-2018, 04:25 AM
 
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Its very early to be talking about this, since off-season attrition happens, and sometimes recruiting can have an impact, as we saw in the CFP. Not all of the 2018 classes are filled yet. Then there are transfers...
 
Old 01-21-2018, 11:55 AM
 
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bama cant play ourselves so how can our schedule get tougher ? we beat 98% of who we play no matter who we play .. i guess that makes it seem easy ...
What a joke. All you have to do is schedule a single powerhouse team from one of the other top conferences.

Texas A&M figured it out. They are playing Clemson at home and its schedule is ranked number 6, in addition to away games at Alabama and Auburn.

LSU is ranked number 9 because they are playing Miami at a neutral site.

Alabama's top independent foe is Louisville, at an independent site. Louisville wasn't ranked in the top 25 by anybody in the final polls for this past season.

Georgia's toughest independent opponent is Georgia Tech at home.

Oh, yeah, Georgia's schedule is ranked 59.

In 2018, Ohio State has TCU in a Texas game and Oregon State at home, in addition to the Big Ten East gauntlet, now the toughest division in NCAA football.

In 2019, Ohio State does have a powderpuff independent schedule, with Cincinnati its toughest independent foe. It will be sad if scheduling like Alabama is what it now takes to make the national play-offs.

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Old 01-23-2018, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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When will the playoff committee start penalizing teams for powderpuff schedules?

Kudos to Notre Dame (not my team) for scheduling tough games most years. The SEC fans and coaches complain that they have such a tough conference schedule but they only play 8 conference games. And if they are so tough why didn't the SEC win all their bowl games?
I agree. Teams should also not be able to back out of games either. Oregon has had both Georgia and Texas A&M back out of games. That left us with an absolute pathetic schedule this year. Good god, our OOC schedule is horrible.
 
Old 01-23-2018, 09:19 PM
 
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Alabama's top independent foe is Louisville, at an independent site. Louisville wasn't ranked in the top 25 by anybody in the final polls for this past season.
Strength of schedule without having played a game is like preseason rankings.. Good for a laugh at the end of the year.

Look at 2015.. TCU wasn't ranked preseason. They wind up #7.

Houston, wasn't on the radar, final of 8. Iowa winds up #9, Michigan at #12. So.. Right now, we suspect that Louisville will not be anything special, but you never know.

Now.. Other games.. Like Clemson playing Furman and Georgia State.. Or Alabama playing the Citadel, Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas State.. I'd like to see one of Alabama's opponents there switched up. Preferably two of them and Clemson one. I'm OK with a creme puff team at that start of the year.. something of an exhibition game. But.. Not more than that.
 
Old 01-25-2018, 08:38 AM
 
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Strength of schedule without having played a game is like preseason rankings.. Good for a laugh at the end of the year.

Look at 2015.. TCU wasn't ranked preseason. They wind up #7.

Houston, wasn't on the radar, final of 8. Iowa winds up #9, Michigan at #12. So.. Right now, we suspect that Louisville will not be anything special, but you never know.

Now.. Other games.. Like Clemson playing Furman and Georgia State.. Or Alabama playing the Citadel, Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas State.. I'd like to see one of Alabama's opponents there switched up. Preferably two of them and Clemson one. I'm OK with a creme puff team at that start of the year.. something of an exhibition game. But.. Not more than that.
The problem with the look-ahead SOS is that you really have zero idea how a team will actually perform in the coming year. Did anyone expect Florida State to collapse the way it did? Or UCF to come out of nowhere with the team they had? The preseason rankings are notorious for hyping teams on brand name alone, which is more about the skill of the school's SID than anything. I mean, let's look at the actual end-of-season strength of schedule.

https://www.teamrankings.com/college...ength-by-other
 
Old 01-25-2018, 08:51 AM
 
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Here we go again:

57. Alabama

63. Clemson



<<Ohio State, for example, probably missed the College Football Playoff due to its game against Oklahoma. The Buckeyes were blown out by the Sooners and ended up missing out on the playoff. If OSU had scheduled an easy opponent in OU’s place, Urban Meyer’s team probably would’ve been a 12-1, Big Ten champion – a lock for the playoff.>>

The 10 Toughest Schedules In College Football In 2018

When will the play-off committee stop awarding teams for powderpuff schedules???
That's not a very convincing argument. While mentioning OSU's loss to OU by several scores, you omitted their dry gulching at the hands of Iowa. Iowa.

Also, I'm pretty sure that the committee also remembered OSU's 31-0 pantswetting against Clemson in the previous year's Fiesta Bowl. I mean, you're critiquing Clemson's SOS, but Clemson utterly cleaned OSU's clock.

To be sure, the previous season shouldn't figure into the analysis of the current season. But three different routs in the course of a year doesn't exactly instill confidence in a committee that is supposed to pick quality matchups.

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Old 01-30-2018, 05:34 PM
 
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Notice Alabama never plays an out of conference game on the road? Only neutral site games like this year they open against Louisville in Orlando. Their scheduling of Mercer the week before they played Auburn was a disgrace
 
Old 01-30-2018, 07:13 PM
 
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Notice Alabama never plays an out of conference game on the road? Only neutral site games like this year they open against Louisville in Orlando. Their scheduling of Mercer the week before they played Auburn was a disgrace
Auburn still beat them.
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