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2023 College Football/Playoffs (on the field)

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What difference does it matter what I think. Who cares what I think about the teams?

Texas beat that team. And then you're gonna type that, literally, Texas wouldn't/couldn't beat that team in the playoff? It's absurd. On its face, it makes no sense.





Do I think Texas would beat Alabama in a playoff? Yes I do.

But that doesn't matter. What matters is that they actually did beat Alabama, this year. And if you just discount that game and put Alabama in and leave Texas out then what is even the point of playing the damn games to begin with?

And just to play the game, I think Texas would beat Ohio State. I saw Ohio States offense in every major game this season. It shrank. Against Notre Dame, against Penn State, and against Michigan. I think Texas is better than we are and better than Alabama.

What are you talking about? I've literally posted numerous times that I think the playoff teams will be Michigan, Washington, Texas and Florida State.

The committee is NEVER looking for the 4 best teams. They are looking for the 4 teams that will stir up the least amount of shit. It's why they punished OSU so much for what was easily the "best" loss of any team in college football this year. It's why they artificially manufactured a high ranking for Oregon when they hadn't beaten anybody of serious consequence. It's why they always keep 3 and 4 loss SEC teams hanging around the bottom of their rankings when they would automatically dismiss teams from other conference with the same results.

If they wanted the 4 best teams, they'd poll all the books in Vegas and take the consensus top 4. And I'm telling you right now that those 4 they got from Vegas would be a lot different than the 4 they are going to give us tomorrow night.
 
If they wanted the 4 best teams, they'd poll all the books in Vegas and take the consensus top 4. And I'm telling you right now that those 4 they got from Vegas would be a lot different than the 4 they are going to give us tomorrow night.

If you polled Vegas like you said, they'd probably give you Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio State in some order. It's very likely that two, if not three of these teams are getting left out.

We can see what Vegas thinks of Washington considering they were just 9.5 underdogs the other night. Florida State is going to be heavy underdogs in whatever matchup they end up getting - potentially CFP record dogs.

I still think a 12-team playoff is a bit excessive (we really need to see this year's Penn State, Ole Miss, Mizzou, and Tulane in the playoff)? Eight is the absolute sweet spot and I think it would be just perfect for this year.

Let Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Washington, Florida State, Texas, and Oregon duke it out. Adding those above mentioned teams just kind of waters it down because in the grand scheme of things, none of those teams are getting three wins in this format.
 
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If Georgia is in, why would Ohio state not be in..

I think it's clear Michigan is number 1.. they have beaten the highest ranked opponents.

OSU lost to them in Michigan, but I don't see how that is not better than Georgia losing to a lower ranked 1 loss team..
 
If Georgia is in, why would Ohio state not be in..

I think it's clear Michigan is number 1.. they have beaten the highest ranked opponents.

OSU lost to them in Michigan, but I don't see how that is not better than Georgia losing to a lower ranked 1 loss team..

I can’t believe we have a season like this, the year before the expanded playoff.

The 12 team playoff would be an absolute banger with this field and how everything shook out.
 
Either an undefeated power 5 conference champ is getting left out, or the SEC is getting left out.

I’m ready for the chaos, but I refuse to believe the SEC will be left out.

So bye bye, FSU.
 
I think leaving the SEC out this year is a perfect way to appease the anti-sec faction before switching to 12 team playoff. Can use this as a defense for 4 or 5 sec teams yearly in the playoffs from now on.
 
I’d like to see a playoff with both Georgia and Alabama and also Washington solely because I think those teams could beat Michigan.

Although Michigan beating FSU in the title game 5-0 and then getting stripped of the title when the ncaa completes their investigation in 2026 would also be an appropriate ending to this era of college football.
 
1. scUM
2. UW
3. FSU
4. UT

5. Bama
6. UGA
7. OSU

I think that's how it shakes out, or at least how it should.

Punishing an undefeated FSU team because their QB is out is lunacy.

Let's see if ThE cOmMiTtEe has the stones to leave out the SEC in the final year of the four team playoff.
 
FSU should be in. I’m just praying they aren’t.
 
Reminder, no one thought TCU was gonna compete last year and, well, they did.
Michigan being exposed annually doesn’t validate TCU

The national championship game showed why no one wanted TCU in. They proved everyone right

I’m actually amazed a team that lost by 58 is being used as an example of why we should let obviously overmatched teams in
 
Alabama beat Georgia so you have to rank them ahead of Georgia but Alabama lost to Texas at home so I think you have to put Texas in there above Bama.

So Michigan, UW, and Texas are locks to me.

Then it comes down to FSU vs Alabama.

Both teams played and handled LSU... I think that is the only common opponent.

Alabama's best win was against Georgia. FSU's was by ranking's at the time, LSU (they were 5th week 1).

FSU's next best win was against Louisville. Alabama's best win outside of Georgia and LSU was Ole Miss.

Committee will say wins against Georgia, LSU, and Ole Miss were better than wins against LSU, Louisville, and Duke.

And secretly the FSU QB situation plays a role but publicly it'll be comparing those wins.

SO

Michigan
Wash
Texas
Bama
 
Did you watch Alabama vs. Auburn last week? Serious question.
I mean Alabama needed a miracle to beat Auburn and no one seems to care.
Why don’t you do this for Florida state? Or Washington? Or Texas?

Did you miss the Washington Washington state game??

All of these teams have close wins against teams they should have beaten soundly. Auburn isn’t an anomaly here

Texas lost to Oklahoma at home haven’t seen it mentioned a single time, but I do see, again and again and again, that Bama shouldn’t have lost to Texas at home. Why does the Oklahoma loss get entirely ignored?
 
Why don’t you do this for Florida state? Or Washington? Or Texas?

Did you miss the Washington Washington state game??

All of these teams have close wins against teams they should have beaten soundly. Auburn isn’t an anomaly here

Texas lost to Oklahoma at home haven’t seen it mentioned a single time, but I do see, again and again and again, that Bama shouldn’t have lost to Texas at home. Why does the Oklahoma loss get entirely ignored?
Splitting hairs but the OU loss was the red river rivalry on a neutral field
 
It will be the most watered down playoff we have ever seen.
This is what people don’t want to see

The process is already arbitrary. This isn’t like saying “if Rodgers can come back week 18 the jets should make it because they’re obviously better than the Steelers!”

It’s already a subjective process. Don’t make it weaker due to “merit”

Also for all Michigan haters why do you want FSU in? That makes it quite a lot more likely Michigan wins than if Bama were in
 
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