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Topic: And the Spartans Shall Fend the Raging Beasts (SOC 10/12/19)

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OrangeAfroMan

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Re: And the Spartans Shall Fend the Raging Beasts (SOC 10/12/19)
« Reply #196 on: October 19, 2019, 12:22:06 AM »
I don't think any intelligent folks think expanding the field will reduce the controversy

it was to make sure a deserving team wasn't left out and had their shot to settle it on the field
This.
...which is the problem.  



Identifying the national champion should be exclusive, not inclusive.  We all know the best team doesn't always win, so the more you expand the system of crowning a champion, the less often the 'best team' will win it.  It's simple logic.
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Re: And the Spartans Shall Fend the Raging Beasts (SOC 10/12/19)
« Reply #197 on: October 19, 2019, 06:56:19 AM »
Wasn't the 4-team CFP supposed to reduce the controversy by expanding the field?  It doesn't seem to have done that.  If anything, making selection for the CFP the metric for a successful season, it seems to have increased the intensity of the argumentation.
I mean, it kind of has. It’s changed the parameters a little, but it has. 

The nature of the sport is that people will bitch and moan endlessly. That’s actually sort of the charm. 

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Re: And the Spartans Shall Fend the Raging Beasts (SOC 10/12/19)
« Reply #198 on: October 19, 2019, 07:02:41 AM »
This.
...which is the problem. 



Identifying the national champion should be exclusive, not inclusive.  We all know the best team doesn't always win, so the more you expand the system of crowning a champion, the less often the 'best team' will win it.  It's simple logic.
The problem is we have a system without hard and fast selection criteria. And as stated above, we like to complain.

There’s also the reality that because it’s less systemized, in a more exclusive arrangement, one year a deserving team gets shut out, and in another, a champion backs in or is given a mulligan.

Don’t you hate the lazy sports writers and coaches? Isn’t letting the teams figure it out via football preferable.

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Re: And the Spartans Shall Fend the Raging Beasts (SOC 10/12/19)
« Reply #199 on: October 19, 2019, 08:07:37 AM »
UW was 1-1 vs ranked teams going into the playoff.
I couldn't find the AP so I used Sagarin rankings.
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