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billryan
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November 22nd, 2021 at 8:44:16 AM permalink
Wouldn't it make sense to wait until after the Conference Championship games, even though not every team has such a game.

If Bama loses a close game to Georgia, they still will be one of the best teams in the country. If Georgia loses in a blowout, do we say the same thing about them?
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moses
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November 22nd, 2021 at 8:50:11 AM permalink
Lots of what ifs. Michigan wins a nail biter against Ohio St. Then gets blown out in the CCG.

Auburn upsets Alabama. Alabama beats Georgia.

If Alabama and Georgia end up as #1
And #4 seeds. They would be playing each other in back to back games.
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Mission146
November 22nd, 2021 at 9:30:06 AM permalink
So going with Billryan butts in the seats and Mission 146 geographical location criteria.

8 divisions 8 teams each. That's 64 teams. Must average 30k fan per game. If they fall into the 30k to 35k range. Don't complain. Get more fans.

Play each team in your division once. 7 games. 4 games from another division within the 64 teams.

Division winners get a first round home game either Tgive weekend or first weekend of December. The other 8 comes from best records.

The final four is a couple of days before Christmas and the Champ game is Jan 1.
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November 22nd, 2021 at 9:40:02 AM permalink
You are ignoring the fact that college football exists so its boosters have a warm place to spend New Years.
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moses
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November 22nd, 2021 at 9:49:48 AM permalink
No. The 7 games for the final 8 teams would at the major bowl games. Orange, Rose, Sugar, Cotton, Fiesta,

Now, if there are more college bowls necessary? I defer to the billryan butts in seats arguments. ESPN will survive.
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November 22nd, 2021 at 4:56:26 PM permalink
I definitely feel that Bama is not as good as they have been in past years. And Georgia definitely deserves the #1 ranking ... but their win over Clemson doesn't look as impressive as it once did, and they really haven't faced any other elite teams. Auburn? meh. Tennessee? Arkansas? Florida got their coach fired, they're so bad. Vanderbilt? Missouri? South Carolina? Kentucky?

And, Georgia's QB is Stetson Bennett - a very smart, accurate passer who runs a lot. But he's not very athletic, and his arm strength is below average. He's NOT an NFL prospect.

And QBs like Bennett tend to get exposed when they play a very good team that has lots of speed, good coaching and defensive linemen who might be able to sack him repeatedly. So, I think Bama has a fairly good chance of beating Georgia in the SEC championship game.
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November 24th, 2021 at 7:02:56 AM permalink
CINCY !

https://www.ncaa.com/rankings/football/fbs/college-football-playoff

1 Georgia 11-0
2 Ohio State 10-1
3 Alabama 10-1
4 Cincinnati 11-0

5 Michigan 10-1 ( and 8.5 point underdogs to Ohio State, so soon to be a 2 loss team ? )
6 Notre Dame 10-1 ( Cincy beat them earlier this year )
7 Okl State 10-1
8 Baylor 9-2
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billryan
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November 24th, 2021 at 7:12:59 AM permalink
When the Tide beats Georgia, do the Bulldogs drop below Notre Dame?
It seems that every year, we can almost pencil in Bama, Ohio St, and Notre Dame in the final three and the entire season comes down to who gets to claim the coveted fourth spot.
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moses
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November 24th, 2021 at 7:34:56 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

When the Tide beats Georgia, do the Bulldogs drop below Notre Dame?
It seems that every year, we can almost pencil in Bama, Ohio St, and Notre Dame in the final three and the entire season comes down to who gets to claim the coveted fourth spot.
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Georgia will have lost to a higher ranked ream with far stronger schedule strength. SEC Champ game could be #1 vs #2 if Michigan beats Ohio St.

The question is. Does Alabama still get in with two losses if they lose to Georgia?
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November 24th, 2021 at 8:40:40 AM permalink
Quote: moses

Quote: billryan

When the Tide beats Georgia, do the Bulldogs drop below Notre Dame?
It seems that every year, we can almost pencil in Bama, Ohio St, and Notre Dame in the final three and the entire season comes down to who gets to claim the coveted fourth spot.
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Georgia will have lost to a higher ranked ream with far stronger schedule strength. SEC Champ game could be #1 vs #2 if Michigan beats Ohio St.

The question is. Does Alabama still get in with two losses if they lose to Georgia?
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Id love to see Alabama lose and not make it.
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