Originally posted by jacklegniner:
This is the reason why I want a playoff and hopefully a least an 8 team playoff. These arguments will go round and round with different stats. ND played a tough schedule and went 12-0, yet some people will still say they didn't belong in that game. They did what they were supposed to do...Beat the teams that were in front of them.
As for the SEC, they are great but they also get a handful of bye weeks throughout the year when they play these Western Carolina's. A team like LSU or Bama, etc... has to run the table or have 1 or 2 loses to make a BCS bowl game. The cupcake teams are an easy win so then you play a Florida on 2 weeks rest. Then another cupcake and then you play Tennesse... etc...
Again they are a great conference but an 8 team playoff would mean that an SEC team would have to win their conference championship and then 3 games in row (not this 44 day layoff crap) against the top 8 in the nation. I will feel much more confident about declaring a National Champion if a team wins 3 in a row in a playoff format.
You "cupcake teams are basically a bye" applies to any top tier team. And we all know that theirs no such thing as an easy win.Basically your saying its unfair that the SEC plays out of conference and that they should only play each other because its not fair they get to play weak opponents.
Well if you knew anything about the conference you would every SEC teams plays 7 SEC teams in a row.
Bama,LSU, South caro, florida, texas am, Arkansas, Tennesse, Ole miss, and Miss state all played each other during a 7 week minus one team thats played at beginning or end of the schedule.
The only losses LSU, Bama,South Caro, Georgia, Florida, and Texas AM were to an SEC team.
Miss st and Vandie had 4 losses all to SEC. Only the SEC beats the SEC. Its kinda unfair were in such a strong conference. The road to a national title is exponentially harder for a team in the SEC under the current system.
You wanna talk about bye weeks from weak opponents but yet it couldn't be further from the truth. And after the way Bama treated the Irish last night I dont think they care if people are comfortable with calling them champs the evidence speaks for itself.
The new playoff system is going to be decided by AP being able to vote a team in but not more than 4 slots up or down in their standings. And its going to be an a 4 team playoff. Teams wont have to win their conference championship either. Its not going to be any harder on the SEC I promise you.
[ Edited by eonblue on Jan 9, 2013 at 3:38 PM ]