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Old 12-01-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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You are joking, right? The tie breaker was the computers. There is no bias, only formulas. The coaches and AP polls have human bias, the computers are fed stats and spit out a result. If you want to blame anyone, blame the big 12 for having the BCS ranking as a tie breaker instead of a head to head game.

You can't write off Texas' loss to TT by saying it was at the last second in Lubbock. If you are the best team, you do not blow it at the last second regardless of its a home or road game.

I realize Texas got the shaft, but IMO, we need for at least one big name school to get the shaft EVERY YEAR until the powers that be pull their heads out of their money masters' asses and get a playoff system set up. 8 or 16, I don't care, but one of the 2, and an 8 team playoff could be EASILY implemented into the current set up using bowl games. There are no excuses except money, and as long as a solid team gets shafted every season, the odds of a playoff being implemented increase.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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that's a crock. oklahoma has lost their last 2 BCS games. why would they want oklahoma over texas?

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Looking at Tech they barely won the game agianst Texas in the last second then they were routed by Oklahoma.Texas had already beaten Missouri;Oklahoma and then narrowly lose to tech. Tech had a win aginst Texas;was routed by Oklahoma.In the end it was the BCS that wanted the Oklahoma verus alabama or flroida. That is why Oklahoma was leaped pass Texas even tho both convincingly won. it was planned IMO for teh same reason that Vince Yuong did not win the heisman in his junior year, The politics of college football within conferences.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I am not satisfied by the current system of rankings, but what bothers me about a play-off system would be that it would take away from the excitement of the regular season games. When every single game counts so much, any Saturday can be big game Saturday (when undefeateds match up).

Maybe as needed play-off games amongst teams that all have the same SOS and number of losses? And if 2 big undefeateds = natl championship game.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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I am not satisfied by the current system of rankings, but what bothers me about a play-off system would be that it would take away from the excitement of the regular season games. When every single game counts so much, any Saturday can be big game Saturday (when undefeateds match up).

Maybe as needed play-off games amongst teams that all have the same SOS and number of losses? And if 2 big undefeateds = natl championship game.
If its an 8 team playoff, I don't see how that would take away from the excitement each week. That argument could be reversed by saying that excitement is constantly being killed by teams losing a couple early and not having a chance to get back in.

College football is a shorter season and should have a short playoff. The fact that there aren't a ton of games keeps it exciting IMO.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That argument could be reversed by saying that excitement is constantly being killed by teams losing a couple early and not having a chance to get back in.

That is actually a very good point. Rep.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:32 PM
 
Location: TX
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You are joking, right? The tie breaker was the computers. There is no bias, only formulas. The coaches and AP polls have human bias, the computers are fed stats and spit out a result. If you want to blame anyone, blame the big 12 for having the BCS ranking as a tie breaker instead of a head to head game.

You can't write off Texas' loss to TT by saying it was at the last second in Lubbock. If you are the best team, you do not blow it at the last second regardless of its a home or road game.

I realize Texas got the shaft, but IMO, we need for at least one big name school to get the shaft EVERY YEAR until the powers that be pull their heads out of their money masters' asses and get a playoff system set up. 8 or 16, I don't care, but one of the 2, and an 8 team playoff could be EASILY implemented into the current set up using bowl games. There are no excuses except money, and as long as a solid team gets shafted every season, the odds of a playoff being implemented increase.
Yes, also, what some people may not remember us that TTU was killing UT in the total yardage dept. (I just mentioned this in another thread.) The Red Raiders outgained the Longhorns by over 200 yards!
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Back in Dallas Texas where I belong!
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Default Ouch Texas Tech ....

Big loss to Ole Miss ...

I'd just like to go ahead and take full responsibility .. it's all my fault, I predicted Tech to win in my College Pick Em' ... they didn't have a chance

Sorry Tech fans, if it's any consolation I feel really bad !!
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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UGH, So Tech beats us but loses to OU and Ole Miss. Why couldn't they have a bad day vs us? WHYYYY?

And I had 27 confident points on them as well.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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The Big XII is looking especially sucky in bowl games thus far. What are they 1-2 or 1-3, or (Ugh) 0-3?
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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The Big XII is looking especially sucky in bowl games thus far. What are they 1-2 or 1-3, or (Ugh) 0-3?
Yup not looking good, although I think bowl performances shouldn't reflect a season's conference.
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