IF: LSU, Ohio State, Clemson all run the table they will finish 1-3 in that order. I don't think anyone would argue this
As for #4: IF the Committee puts Bama #4 that is very unfair to LSU who now has to beat Bama. Again. If I am on the Committee I think long and hard about it
BUT.................since this is also about Ratings - would Bama or Oregon draw more eyeballs to the set? The easy way to go is Bama but I'm not so sure. You will get the SEC viewers if LSU i s in the game but I actually think you get more interest and eyeballs if Oregon gets in because now you open up the Pac-12 market to the game while a game between N*SEC*AA teams doesn't bring as many
100% agree. All "Power 5 Conf Champs" a "Group of 5" school and 2 Wild Cards
See how easy that was! And I do think eventually we will get that and this season Alabama would get a WC spot (assuming they win out) and almost certainly Oklahoma, too. And no one would really argue that although if Penn State wins out, knowing they would beat THE Ohio State they would get in over Oklahoma
Actually - no it won't. If that happens UGA joins the Top 3 right now and really few can say that would be bad
IF that happens I think the T4 would be: Ohio State (assuming they win out), Clemson, LSU (although if they out LSU ahead of Clemson I'd be OK with it and it really makes no difference who is #2 and who is #3) and UGA #4
I wagered $5 on Oregon at 50/1 at the Westgate to win it all as I agree with Winky's general premise and think they'll outscore Utah.
If they (Ducks) get a theoretical nod over Bama and face #1 seed OSU or LSU. they may be able to outscore them but neutralizing the Buckeyes or Tigers (Burrow) QB will be imperative in that Semi. Then beating the winner of the other theoretical Semi with #2 LSU-OSU and #3 Clemson would be like a miracle and require Luck and the TO and Field Position edges likely.
I also threw $5 on Trevor Lawrence at 100/1 (to win Heisman) as I think his numbers could get gawdy, it's determined by writers and the OSU and LSU QBs can flub it up. Tua has no shot in my mind. Lawrence may be able to squeeze out 3 great performances and help win the tile again for Clemson, but the problem with this Futures longshot is that the Heisman is voted for in the first week of December while the Semis and Title Tilt are played in January when a full body of work (to be judged) isn't done. That's like judging a year by what we've done from January to October. Writer lemming-ness may already have Burrow winning this, but the Buckeyes QB has been great and deserves consideration. Betting (at the SuperBook closes at end of business Saturday, so what ends up happening might have little bearing on who really deserves the Heisman Trophy. Clemson's Etienne and Alabama's Jeudy are the two guys I'd draft first. Lawrence would be #3 if he enters Draft. He will be very good in the NFL.
Whomever wins the Championship Game will deserve it. They need 8 teams. And never 16—this is very obvious.
#1 LSU vs #8 Oklahoma or most respectable Minn-Utah-Oregon loser
#2 Ohio St vs #7 Minnesota (if beat Iowa, play well in B10 Title) or Utah (if beat Oregon)
#3 Clemson vs #6 Oregon (or Utah if Utes beat Oregon in P12)
#4/5 Georgia vs #5/#4 Alabama (>When a #4 or #5 could win it all, you need 8 teams)
Note: AUBURN can thrash all of his with BTB wins vs GA and ALA
Progress is way too fucking slow with simple things. Playoffs, weed, Daylight Saving Time, Electoral College, legalized Sports Gambling, global warming. We are so doomed.
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...............as someone who posted U26 in 2h of that game - not unexpected. Anyone watching the game knew all Saban wanted to do was run out the clock and get the game over. It will be interesting to see if he tries to score a Million this week against Western Carolina or just tries to get the game over. Auburn has a great defense and I can't see Bama scoring more than 35 - if that - against them.
Keep in mind Oregon/Utah will play on a weekend Bama is not. Oregon's loss was the 1st game of the season and a game they should have won. Bama was down 20 at half to LSU and while I will admit if that game goes 5 more minutes not sure LSU wins. But Bama was really never in that game. I do think Oregon gets in if they win out. Utah will be dicey