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College Football Playoffs to stay at four teams

Discussion in 'Football' started by BigRedMax, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Hville

    Hville Scout Team 2 Year Member

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    why is that? Most all of the contenders for the other 4 spots lost. UCF, Michigan, Washington and Georgia all lost. Only Ohio State won.
     
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  2. bilsker

    bilsker Tom Osborne 15 Year Member

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    This game doesn't show anything. But we should still have 8
     
  3. kpaso

    kpaso Scout Team 10 Year Member

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    Underdog wins, 1 team fro each power 5 and 3 at large. UCF last year deserved a chance.
     
  4. kpaso

    kpaso Scout Team 10 Year Member

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    Last year for UCF.
     
  5. kpaso

    kpaso Scout Team 10 Year Member

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    Most years an "Alabama" wins but if 1/10 yaears a UCF wins. It's like BYU back in the day. Not the right schedule, but if they win it makes for a "Hoosiers" scenario!
     
  6. HUSKER HOT SAUCE

    HUSKER HOT SAUCE Music Soothes My Soul 2 Year Member

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    :thumbsup:
     
  7. kpaso

    kpaso Scout Team 10 Year Member

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    Thanks for the spell check.
     
  8. CrabHusker

    CrabHusker Starter 5 Year Member

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    Every argument I've heard against expansion usually includes the statement that 'Alabama and/or Clemson will just beat the crap out of the other four teams'. I don't necessarily agree. There isn't always going to be the level of disparity between #1 and #8 that we see today and additionally, matchups can play a role in some interesting games in the 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7 slots. Upsets happen and it's usually based on favorable matchups either schematically or personnel wise for the underdog. Why should we just assume #1 and #2 would boat race any potential 5-8 slot teams? You might only see one or two upsets involving teams in the top two slots in a decade and more than likely the most intriguing early games will be in the middle of the seeding slots, but I still think it would increase the overall entertainment value of the CFP, involve more schools which will increase the interest and selfishly the likelihood that Nebraska could be in the mix more frequently. I really don't see a down side to it.
     
  9. BigRedAvenger

    BigRedAvenger Poster of Substance 2 Year Member

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    They don’t need more than 4 to crown a worthy champion. They just need to make sure everyone is playing by the same rules to get there. There are too many disparities in recruiting rules, number of conference games, massive teams of “analysts” on certain staffs, etc...
     
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  10. MartyHuskerFan

    MartyHuskerFan Tired and True

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    Just ask Hville. Wait. It looks like you just did. He’ll tell you why it’s only about watching Alab-Clem and what an awesome game it was and how found the best team without needing even a four team play-off. All we neede was to open our eyes.
     
  11. MartyHuskerFan

    MartyHuskerFan Tired and True

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    The playoffs is about crowning a champion and Clemson is a very deserving champion. Imagine how much more fun it would have been to have more of the country interested in the process. I saw a few plays last night only because my wife kept turning the channel to it. Very good teams I agree. Awesome game. Clemson smacked them. It was almost like Alabama did not deserve to be there. But I am glad we got to have the game. (Sarcasm)
     
  12. Pops

    Pops I have squandered my resistance 10 Year Member

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    I'd be happy with zero
     
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  13. Red October

    Red October Junior Varsity 5 Year Member

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    Remember this, it is only about the money. No expansion should take place until they fix the rules and that stupid poll.

    Baloney, it shows the difference between them and the rest of us. You could have 16 teams and the results would have been the same, Clemson vs Bama.
     
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  14. wcbsas

    wcbsas All Legend 15 Year Member

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    Why assume that 5 through 8 wouldn't get boat raced? Recently history suggests that is the more likely scenario.

    Additionally expanding the CFP waters down the importance of the regular season - every game is important. As it is now - 1-loss doesn't necessarily eliminate your chance to making the playoff. Now an 8-team playoff opens the chance that a 3-loss team could make the playoffs. Especially if conference champs are guaranteed a spot.
     
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  15. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    Are you sure it doesn't show that we should not have a playoff or bowls at all? And that we should have just crowned Clemson!??
     

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