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Playoff shakeout

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Jens1893, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    So, how do we see this shaking out?

    The remaining front runners

    12-0 Clemson, ACC Championship v UNC
    11-1 Alabama, SEC Championship v Florida
    10-1 Oklahoma, "Big 12 Championship" v Oklahoma State
    11-1 Michigan State, B1G Championship v Iowa
    12-0 Iowa, B1G Championship v Iowa
    10-1 Notre Dame v Stanford

    Clemson, Iowa and Alabama clearly control their own destiny. If they win out there´s no way they get left out. I think a 11-1 OU holds off a 11-1 Notre Dame, I think a 12-1 B1G champ Michigan State may lose out to Notre Dame not because they deserve it (MSU will have 4 top 18 wins if they win the B1G), but Notre Dame has the bigger name recognition. Same possibly goes for Oklahoma State. So far so good, but what needs to happen for a 11-2 P12 Champ Stanford to make it? And what happens if Florida or UNC pull the upset? I think it´s safe to assume that **** Baylor, Michigan and Ohio State are out of playoff contention.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think Stanford is going to find its way in.

    Iowa - Oklahoma - Clemson - Stanford

    My guess is that FSU beats UF tonight, but that UF comes back and beats Alabama next week. Saban ran Henry into the ground tonight and Florida's defense is no joke.
     
  3. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Iowa? That´s interesting. And 2 upsets in the championship games.
     
  4. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    CU, Bama, MSU, and OU. MSU wins out.
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Take the easiest answer:

    Clemson
    Alabama
    Oklahoma
    Michigan State
     
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    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    Clemson
    Alabama
    Iowa
    Notre Dame
     
  7. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Iowa is undeserving. They need to lose so schools don't create pansy schedules
     
  8. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Iowa wins their championship game they are in. They don't leave out the undefeated champ of the B1G in favor of multiple one loss teams.
    Bama a lock if the win the SEC championship game. SEC has to much influence.
    Clemson has been #1 and undefeated most of the season and beat ND head to head. They lock up a spot with a coference championship
    Oklahoma isn't going to get passed. The Texas loss is ugly and most of the year their schedule was crap but they finished with a bunch of teams that had been top 10 much of the year.

    After all the stink last year with the B12 having schools #5 and 6 but not getting in the committee isn't going to risk that firestorm again this year.
     
  9. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Does the Pac 12 champion Stanford jump Ohio State if Bama or Clemson are upset despite the two losses? That's the biggest remaining question, I guess.
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    You know how many ranked teams Ohio State has beaten this year? One. This week. 2nd best win? Either 6-6 VA Tech or 7-5 Penn State. No way in hell.
     
  11. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    Not quite sure what you're saying here ... can you clarify? "No way in hell" for what?

    Or ...

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  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    No way in hell that Ohio State backs its way into the playoff.
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Also, don't count North Carolina out.

    If they win the ACC championship, that's 6 straight wins over bowl teams capped off by knocking off #1. I don't think they're one of the four best teams and I think the committee will see it like I do, but there would be enough there for a very reasonable case.
     
  14. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    All this shows is that the playoffs should be larger. All conf champions plus some at large.
     
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  15. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Nope, not going there. The OOC schedule was crap and they lost to South Carolina.
     
  16. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    Seriously? If they beat the #1 ranked team in the ACC CCG, they don't belong because they lost to what turned out to be a bad team in the first game of the season? What about tOSU losing to VaTech last year?
     
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    Clemson
    Sparty
    Alabama
    OU
     
  18. MtnBuff

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    This is pretty much it. I see about a 40% chance that Iowa beats Sparty in which case they would go instead. Otherwise this is what we are going to see.
     
  19. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Their non-conference schedule was two FCS teams, Illinois, and South Carolina (which turned out to be a horrible loss). Damn right, I would leave them out. Their resume sucks.
     
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    Alabama
    OU
    Michigan St
    Stanford

    UNC gonna play spoiler
     
  21. CUBUFF80

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    The clock strikes midnight for Iowa in the CCG, I really think Sparty pounds them.
     
  22. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    Wouldn't be so sure. I think Iowa has been underrated all year ... including by me until the last two weeks or so.
     
  23. Tractor

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    Heart says Clemson, mich state, ou, Stanford.

    Head says Clemson, bama, mich state, ou.

    Come on Florida!
     
  24. CUBUFF80

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    I'd be surprised, I just think they've been living on the edge for too long. In most cases, in championship games those teams are exposed.
     
  25. MtnBuff

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    Sparty is a solid, talented, well coached team.

    Iowa is I think better than people give them credit for and they know how to win.

    Favor Sparty but give the Hawkeyes a good chance to win this thing.
     
  26. L Buff

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    Will make for "must see TV."
     
  27. SINKRATZ

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    Iowa had the most favorable Big schedule possible - no Ohio State, no Michigan State, no Michigan. Very good win over NW, but I think reality hits them against Sparty.
     
  28. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    Ya never know ... Sparty is good, but the the grind of getting through the East of the B1G may have taken its toll, both physically and mentally. Meanwhile Iowa will be relatively rested and healthy, and confident as well. As I said ... must see TV.
     
  29. EddieCrowder

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    I just keep seeing Big Game Bob on the sidelines of the Cotton Bowl and the Sooners getting their collective asses handed to them by the lousy UT Longhorns and asking "How in the hell do they move up from 7 to 3 with that pig of a loss?"
     

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