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Week 13
« on: November 21, 2021, 11:10:05 PM »
Texas (-2.5) v KSU.  I've picked Texas and been wrong the last 6 times.  I'm going with the road dog KSU.  Last Longhorn game this season.
ISU (-14.5) v TCU.  I'll go with the BiaBs again.
Baylor (-14) v TT.  I'd love to see TT win this but Bears win.
KU v WVU (-14).  No one seems to cover the spread against KU.  This game ends the Hawks season with another loss. WVU goes bowling.
OSU (-3.5) vs OU.  First time in a looong time OU has been the underdog.  OSU is in the CCG, OU needs a win to clinch the other spot.  BOOMER! I'm picking the Sooners to put a good game together.


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Re: Week 13
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 12:25:44 AM »
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Re: Week 13
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 11:07:07 AM »
oSu doesn't beat OU very often.  This year's no different.

Texas will lose, again.

It's tough to care anymore honestly.  See y'all next year.

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Re: Week 13
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 01:36:44 PM »
I'd like to see oSu in the CFP, I think, someone different at least.

1.  UGA
2.  OSU or UM
3.  oSu
4.  ND

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Re: Week 13
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2021, 04:36:01 PM »
I'd like to see oSu in the CFP, I think, someone different at least.

1.  UGA
2.  OSU or UM
3.  oSu
4.  ND
Most of the bowl projections I've seen have it this way.
1. UGA
2. TOSU
3. Cincinnati
4. 2-loss Bama
I don't understand the infatuation with a 2-loss Bama.
I have seen one projection that put oSu in the CFP.
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Re: Week 13
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2021, 06:13:08 PM »
2 loss Bama should be OUT OUT OUT.

Meh.  They have looked pretty mediocre all year.

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Re: Week 13
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2021, 06:50:29 PM »
2 loss Bama should be OUT OUT OUT.

Meh.  They have looked pretty mediocre all year.
Mediocre by Bama standards, anyway.  Great by most other standards.
But not 2-loss CFP-great.
I think that the Committee has been off the beam from the start, with its self-assigned mission to pick the "4 best teams."  That has led those members to minimize early season losses, losses when a key player was out, losses in bad weather, losses to fired-up rivals, losses by acts of God, etc.
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Re: Week 13
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2021, 09:03:36 AM »
The language is "four best teams FOR THE PLAYOFFS" which I view as different from four best teams.

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Re: Week 13
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2021, 10:47:33 AM »
I don't think the language really matters, I don't believe it informs the way the committee makes their decisions.

They change their stated criteria as the wind blows.  What matters one week or year, doesn't matter the next. 

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Re: Week 13
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2021, 10:53:19 AM »
I actually think the committee does a decent job considering the playoff can only have 4 teams currently

we really need to go to an 8 team playoff and take the pressure off the committee
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Re: Week 13
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2021, 11:20:09 AM »
I'd rather go back to 2 than "progress" to 8.

I was against going to 4 from the start because I knew that it was just a stand-in for going to 8.  Then 12.  Then 16.

People who like playoffs, there's a league for you--the NFL!

Go back to the BCS.  Better yet, go back to bowls and polls.
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Re: Week 13
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2021, 01:03:57 PM »
If you try and choose the four best teams, period, there should be zero extra emphasis on winning your conference.  It should not be a factor beyond that you beat an ostensibly good opponent.  A team that looks mediocre early perhaps due to injuries and looks like 1995 Nebraska the rest of the season should be considered strongly even if they are 9-3.  Best team should need no qualification.

The committe changes up fairly often in personnel, so it's not surprising they collectively weight different factors differently.  I think they do a decent job, that fourth slot will always be contentious.

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Re: Week 13
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2021, 05:24:13 PM »
If you try and choose the four best teams, period, there should be zero extra emphasis on winning your conference.  It should not be a factor beyond that you beat an ostensibly good opponent.  A team that looks mediocre early perhaps due to injuries and looks like 1995 Nebraska the rest of the season should be considered strongly even if they are 9-3.  Best team should need no qualification.

The committe changes up fairly often in personnel, so it's not surprising they collectively weight different factors differently.  I think they do a decent job, that fourth slot will always be contentious.
What you say is why I don't like what the Committee does.  By subjectively selecting "the four best teams," it devalues something that ought not to be devalued--winning the conference.
If I were king, yet had to live with a 4-team playoff and a committee selecting the participants, I'd rule that only conference champions can be considered.
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Re: Week 13
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2021, 06:26:31 PM »
What you say is why I don't like what the Committee does.  By subjectively selecting "the four best teams," it devalues something that ought not to be devalued--winning the conference.
If I were king, yet had to live with a 4-team playoff and a committee selecting the participants, I'd rule that only conference champions can be considered.
I would rule that any head to head play of the four teams the loser cant be selected as one of the four
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