I'M COMING FOR YOU NIGGA
Alabama isn't winning the natty. They aren't winning a playoff game, they are winning the sec championship, they aren't winning the sec west, they aren't beating lsu, and there is nothing that can prove otherwise.
Based on how I think the Committee hase worked over last year, top four will be
I think Iowa belongs where OSU is, but I don't think the committee in their second year only is willing to take the backlash that would cause, and knowing that OSU will jump them after MSU and Michigan anyways they will avoid that
Nebraska prepare your women, you're next.
>not the best team in what is
>not the best conference
"yes, yes...keep watching espn, goyi-- i mean, american sports fans. your conference is the best, everyone else is just jealous. ya, that's it, jealous. keep watching espn"
sorry, bubba, but the bcs is over and sec can't just be gifted trips to the natty anymore, no mater how hard their allies in the media want it.
Committee has shown they don't really give a shit about beating up on shit teams. Baylor's schedule is by far the weakest of the undefeateds. I would expect to see several one loss teams above them. Their numbers aren't inpressing anybody but ESPN analysts that can't into Big 12 football
Baylor's strength of schedule isn't actually that bad compared to some other undefeateds. Theirs is ranked 54, Iowa's is 52, Ohio State's is 47.
It certainly means they deserve to be ahead of Ohio State based on SOS and point differential.
reminder that last year only 1 team that was ranked in the top 4 of the first playoff rankings actually made it into the playoff
tonight literally doesn't matter (but I'll be here posting memes anyways)
Five of Baylor's wins are Lamar, Rice, SMU, Kansas and Iowa State. Iowa State actually helped their SoS improve, that's how week their competition has been.
Also, depends on what measurement you use. The old standard W/L record of your opponents has been thrown out since the BCS, which is the measurement that has Baylor at 54.
I'm not implying a trend, I'm just saying the only week that matters is the last one
TCU learned that the hard way last year when the committee just said fuck it and finally moved Baylor and OSU above them
Obviously didn't watch the game
You know that literally everyone in /cfb/ knows when it's you posting and being butthurt at Clemson because you're the only one that calls them Clempson/Clempsun, right?
We're out. Even if we win the B1G we aren't getting into the playoffs.
Shh don't scare him off he's a /cfb/ staple.
King of the SEC posters
SECapologist or whatever
That French Okie State fan
That Canadian MSU fan
That one guy who keeps posting about me and cum
/cfb/ wouldn't be complete without them
Fake Joe Zagacki radio call of last play Miami vs. Duke played during the Monday Dan Lebatard Show local hour. Hilarious if played with the replay.
oh, and I fogot to correct this
#3 Ole Miss
of course Florida still has to beat the Bulldogs out for the SEC East. fat chance of that
The requirement of my response to the other anon was that the only "top 50" team Clemson had played was ND. What is so funny about me backing something up with factual stats? Oh wait, I'm on /sp/ and I'm supposed to talk out of my ass with guttural bullshit. Fucking liberals.
How many suicides will there be in the state of Alabama on Saturday after LSU bootyblasts them?
>Miami won in a game where things were moved illegally? Huh.
>Least Al Golden knows there's an ACC job where you can draw all the wrong conclusions from game tape and not get fired.
LSU is going to get abused from the opening whistle to the final whistle. They don't stand a fucking chance. They had one real test all year and it was Mississippi State who was a field goal away on the last play from winning.
5 5 5 5 5 IN A ROW BITCH
TL;DR suck my dick corndog faggot
just wanted to remind you that Bama lost to the only good team they have faced this season. LSU has dominated opponents all year which you'd know if you actually watched the game instead of just checking the box score
Believing this shit
I've watched LSU. They dominated Auburn. Woopty fucking do. They let Syracuse hang around. They almost let State pull the upset. LSU is for faggots. Go eat some grass you corndog coonass backwoods cajun faggot.
LSU Fans are Heauxmeauxsexuals
Iowafags talking shit about the SEC.... when they've lost their last 2 bowls games to Tennessee and LSU. LSU started Anthony motherfucking Jennings at QB and STILL beat those cornfed, inbred bastards.
For the first time since 2007, LSU has the better:
Our offense is better across the board. We're going to shut down Henry while Tre White shadows Ridley and holds him to 4 catches and 33 yds receiving. Meanwhile, Leonard Fournette, Brandon Harris, and Malachi Dupre are going to shove the football so far up Bama's ass they'll be puking pigskin by halftime.
>watching the ranking announcement show for fucking week 9
seriously, none of you guys actually do this, right?
>mfw A&M student
>mfw this post
get your head checked, dummy
what team has been more embarrassing recently, Texas or Michigan? Michigan seems to be turning it around but they still lost to App State and are still little brother as long as Dantonio is in East Lansing.
Texas is like the most valuable and popular team in the NCAA but look like utter shit and have the worst coach in college history.
How do you neutralize an NFL caliber defensive front? With an NFL caliber offensive line, of course. See Bama-LSU 2011-2014. LSU's vaunted pass rush couldn't lay a fucking finger on McCarron. The tables are turned this time. Bama fans are about to find out what it feels like to see the "best front 7 in college football" get pushed around like a bunch of rag dolls.
I'll be objectively pissed if they don't have Georgia in the top 25. Our 2 biggest losses were both against top 8 teams and we took Tennessee (a damned solid team) down to the wire- in THEIR house. I'd put us in the 19-22/23 range.
LSU bottled up Henry last year. It was Yeldon who did most of the damage on the ground for the Tide.
Did you know LSU has actually allowed less rushing yards and YPC in SEC play than Alabama has? Those annual Tide cupcakes are skewing their stats as per usual. LSU is physical against the run and has a 1st round draft selection at CB who allows a 26% completion percentage. Bama is fucked.
what teams do you guys like from each conference? I like to be a fan of 5 different teams so I always have a team that is doing good :)
here are mine:
Big 10: Michigan State
Pac 10: Stanford
ACC: Florida State
Big 12: Oklahoma
I am a huge Notre Dame fan as well.
However if LSU wins at Alabama on Friday I will probably have to become a Tigers fan. Fournette is a beast and it would be cool to see someone from a team I like to win the Heisman.
Tennessee has one of the worst fucking offensive lines in college football. Are you kidding me? Dobbs can't stand back there for 3 seconds without a defender in his face.
Meanwhile, LSU's line is stacked with future pros. Good luck.
>he actually thought jawja would crack the top 25
It's not SEC bias, it's Bama bias. It's fucking BAMA.
Just like losing their division won't keep them out of the motherfucking title game, losing to Ole Miss can't even get them ranked behind Florida.
If LSU wins this weekend, they'll have to play Bama AGAIN. Just watch.
I like these rankings. Not concerned about LSU and Bama because that will be decided this weekend. I'm glad the committee decided correctly to rank Northwestern and put the Pac 12 and Big 12 in their place.
Notre Dame is a bit of a headscratcher though
wow Notre Dame haas many quality wins.
truly a rigorous schedule. should be higher. remember when surprised everyone by wining the championship in 2012 ? this isnt the same old notre dame team. they are contenders.
Don't swing your big nose my way, dirty Jew. This is an obvious bias garnered by Jewish meddling. You've been found out, just leave this country and backstab somebody else for once
>Miss State, A&M, and Ole Piss are top-20 teams
>Oklahoma State below Memephis
>TCU and Michigan State below Alelbuma and Notre Dame
>Northwestern ranked at all
These rankings are absolutely disgusting
Bama's SOS clearly hasn't been adjusted to the suckitude their opponents have shown this year. LSU gets zero credit for smashing Auburn or South Carolina but Bama gets to hang their laurels on gangraping hapless Georgia and A&M teams? More bullshit.
top 3 is solid, but 4-7 is just a smorgasbord of bullshit
Michigan State is dogshit though. They've struggled against almost every team they've played, and the one decent team they beat they needed a once-in-a-lifetime fluke play to win.
>everyone freaking out over rankings that don't mean shit
Holy shit you niggers are retarded.
It's not SEC bias, it's Bama bias. It's fucking BAMA.
It's goddamn motherfucking 2011 all over again.
Conference champions ahead of them? Doesn't matter - BAMA! ROLL TIDE!
Lost their division? Doesn't matter - BAMA! ROLL TIDE!
LSU would not have gotten a rematch that year even though they would have had a stronger case for one than Bama did. But that doesn't matter. BAMA! ROLL TIDE!
Girls basketball coach died in a plane crash? Doesn't matter. BAMA! ROLL TIDE!
"BAMA! ROLL TIDE!" - The Media
>people questioning Alabama over the undefeateds
Lets look at them
Have played literally fucking nobody. Maryland would be undefeated with their schedules. Shouldn't count for a single thing. Tbh they don't belong in the top 25
I'm kinda surprised, especially after them ranking Northwestern, but they haven't looked like worldbeaters
Is clearly being punished for how they beat Michigan
So that leaves you one loss teams. Of them, Bama is the best
I don't think these rankings are ridiculous, other than Notre Dame
This kind of bullshit is exactly how Bama snuck into the title game in 2011. There were 2 clearly more deserving teams in front of them, but the media penciled Bama into the title game back in August and they were going to be damned if T Boone Pickens was making a trip to NOLA in January.
>mfw LSU beats bama this week and moves to #1
>mfw LSU wins out the rest of the season
>mfw Fournette wins the Heisman
>mfw LSU gangrapes THE Ohio State in the first round of the playoffs
>mfw it doesn't matter who LSU plays in the final because they're going to cruise to the trophy anyway
The playoff selection committee is clearly vulnerable to the same bias and manipulation that Saban and his cronies pulled off in 2011. The media is so fucking predicatble. They start talking about something like it's a trail balloon, like when they started talking up Ohio State in the leadup to the conference championships last year. You knew they were getting in, just like you knew Bama would be in NOLA when they wouldn't shut the fuck up about BAMA during the Okie State - Oklahoma game. Saban was literally begging on TV all month long. Fucking pathetic.
post >yfw lsu loses to bama but they only switch place in the rankings and meet up in the NCG
I CANT BREATHE
>This backpedaling by the committee
>"Yeah Florida and Alabama have similar schedules b-but Alabama beat 3 teams with over .500 records"
>"Who you beat and who you lose against matters"
>#4 Alabama lost at home to the #18 team
>#10 Florida lost on the road to the #2 team
Hate both these teams but shit like that is ridiculous.
No they aren't in because they've played the fucking 104th toughest schedule to date. We've all seen this coming except delusional Big 12 fags who don't realize their conference is a complete joke
3 Ohio State
5 Notre Dame
7 Michigan State
14 Oklahoma State
16 Florida State
18 Ole Miss
19 Texas A&M
20 Mississippi State
COMMITTEE TELLING THE BIG 12 TO EXPAND OR GET FUCKED
no, the committee is telling them to stop playing garbage OOC schedules and to quit having meme offenses where everyone in the league except Kansas puts up 50+ points a game and gives up 40+
it's the ACC, anything is possible
No they're telling them to cut the shit and schedule real teams not scrubs and stop playing every game likes it that Cardinals-Packers playoff game from a few years back.
HOLY FUCK BIG 12 BTFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PIC RELATED ITS YOUR AVERAGE BIG12 FAN
your bias is not supported by their ranking history. you should calm down friend.
That said, this is bullshit. But the committee has shown willingness to drastically re-arrange things after single weeks before, so this doesn't really matter too much.
I never implied that system was good, the BCS literally turned the SEC championship into a national semifinal. I'm only saying that people got EXACTLY what they wanted and they're still finding ways to bitch. Enjoy your Big 12 butthurt.
calm down guys, it's just the initial rankings.
there you go, there are your final rankings, now get angry
>Memphis ranked #13
>Beat now-#18 Ole Piss
>Still have #25 Houston and #22 Temple on schedule, with a Temple rematch likely in the AAC's CG
A-Am I dreaming, or does Memephis actually have a shot if the B12/B10/SEC/ beat themselves up?
LSU's gonna do something stupid and slip up to Ole Miss this season. It's been a crazy year already, so I fully expect Ole Miss to win the SEC and put the committee in the weirdest situation possible
SCAR will have nothing to play for but ruining their most hated rival, winning the state, and knocking Clemson out the playoffs. Its due to happen, these guys are Bama-Auburn tier levels of hate, Clemson is due for their Clemsoning
Gotta hope Florida loses to FSU and wins SECCG
Gotta hope ND chokes against pitt or something and beats stanford, who in turn wins Pac 12
then you get
or maybe the whole ACC will just collapse instead, I'm not sure which is more plausible. That'd undermine ND's credibility as well. Basically you have to jump p5 champs and ND, which isn't an easy task at this point.
haven't read any of the thread but im assuming everyone is completely fine and 100% satisified with the poll and not screaming and peeing their pants about SEC bias yeah?
Didn't notice but that's true too. The ACC at least has Clemson, who has given two OOC teams their only loss. Plus everyone knows the ACC is bad, but people try to pretend the Pac is good.
they've shown willingness to react to holistic revelations last year. If clemson shits the bed, it makes ND's loss worse. Would justify a drop for both. They don't operate like the useless coach's poll.
Reminder that the #6, #8, #14, and #15 teams all still have to play each other. If any team from the dogpile of Baylor, TCU, OK State, and Oklahoma wins out, there's no way they get left out with the Pac-12 not having an undefeated team.
Could be, but losing your toughest game at the end of the year means a lot when you're not the rankings babby.
The big 12 thinks they can act like they used to where Nebraska and Texas missed conference championship and still got national championship bids.
Baylor and OK St had inexcusable weak as fuck schedules though.
Bama bias. That's all it is. It has nothing to do with the SEC.
People call Miles a terrible coach. LSU was ranked #14 coming into the season. We aren't handed anything. This is all BAMA. Please direct your vitriol towards Tuscaloosa.
Did anybody notice that last year immediately before the committee announced OSU over Baylor and TCU, the graphic they displayed was the three teams' SoS?
Did anybody notice that just before the committee announced the 4-6 rankings today, the graphic they displayed was SoS?
Did you notice that both times, the rankings went according to their SoS?
Hint: it's because schedule fucking matters.
Get fucked Big 12
It's already been said. MSU has played a weak schedule and looked terrible doing so. The one possibly good team they played, they needed a fluke play to win as time expired. They lead that game for literally 0 seconds.
expand the playoffs already nigga and stop all this nonsense.
There are more than 8 teams worthy of being in the playoffs. so expand it to 8 and regular season games are still relevant
obviously get rid of cupcake games against special needs schools too.
>Only four playoff spots.
>No chance for a mid-major conference to score a spot in the playoffs.
Fucking bullshit. Until they fix that shit, the "college football playoff" system is completely worthless.
Memphis and/or Temple could beat any Big 12/10 team
For people advocating for an expanded playoff, are you fucking kidding me? HELL NO. Bama and Notre Dame would literally be in the playoff every single fucking year. It would take 4 or 5 losses to knock those bastards out of the top 8 by year's end.
Not no, but fuck no. Win your conference or enjoy the fucking Belk Bowl.
Yeah, people should completely disregard all fluke wins. Might as well give Alabama the win in that kick 6 game. Hell, make Doug Flutie give back his heisman
Fixed a mistake
Now behold, the new
Don't you tell people to come to Charlotte nigga, I live here and I hate the fucking tourists. Uptown Charlotte is all one way streets and those idiots don't know how to navigate the streets.
The problem is the conflict between athletics and academics. If you make an 8 team playoff you're talking about 3 weeks of games. You have to consider that exams are taking place in mid-to-late December, so you're talking about moving the season further into January, and starting a new semester of classes poses it's own difficulties.
>Memphis are the SEC Champs
>Bummer still gets in over them
Incase no one has noticed money decides everything. the NCAA will force the committee to go with the bigger market everytime. Hence why Ohio State got in last year, three money making teams and the fourth is just a cover for the whole thing
Clemson wont be there at the end of the year
WHO /MACTION/ HERE?
common opponent is one of a number of things that should be considered. It obviously isn't a catch-all, but its one of the few objective comps we have since so much of every team's schedule is in conference or against non-p5
What are you even talking about? They didn't lead the game until after the time expired. That's just a fact.
When you're comparing various teams with good records, you have to look at the little details. MSU has played almost nobody, and the one team resembling a somebody they beat, they needed a once in a lifetime fluke play to beat after never leading the game after time expired. End of discussion.
6 team playoff
Power 5 champions + highest ranked mid-major conference winner (MWC, AAC, etc.)
#1 and #2 get byes
#3 and #4 play #6 and #5 respectively
Everyone has to have a conference championship game. This is a flawless system.
Literally the only thing that matters is who is winning when time expires. The fact is they are undefeated with a road win against a top 20 opponent. They shouldn't need to nitpick their way into the top 5 for winning against the good teams they play.
There WILL be two SEC schools in the second CFB playoff.
Bama will beat LSU convincingly this week and shoot up to number 2 in the polls. Unfortunately for Bama, they aren't in control of their own destiny. That quality loss to Ole Miss means that as long as the Rebels win out, the Crimson Tide won't make it to the SEC championship. Looking at the rest of Ole Miss' schedule, it's quite obvious that they'll win out. What does this mean? Ole Miss wins the SEC, and Alabama's only loss is to the SEC champion. This is a sure lock for both teams.
Ohio State will win out, and since they're the defending national champion, they'll make it.
Clemson will also win out, and since they're a southern school they'll also make it (but just barely).
TCU and Baylor are less fortunate. Both teams will be undefeated when they meet up later this month. The winner of the game will also finish undefeated. Unfortunately for them, there is no Big 12 championship game, so they're out despite a flawless record.
The Pac 12 has already defeated itself, no team is getting in from that conference.
Notre Dame will win out, with it's only loss over the ACC champion Clemson. They'll sit comfortably at number 5 because they're Notre Dame, and will lose their New Year's Six bowl game in hilarious fashion.
And the G5 underdogs - who can forget about them? Today's poll has shown that the committee has next to no love for Memphis, Toledo or Houston. The biggest loser of the three will be Memphis; they will win out and take home the AAC championship. Despite beating Ole Miss earlier in the season, they'll be lucky to grace the top ten come September.
1. Ole Miss
2. Ohio State
5. Notre Dame
The rest are irrelevant.
Screencap this now - you know deep down in your heart that every prediction here is tried and true.
what pac12 tears? no one in the pac thinks any team is very good.
also, i hope standford, utah, wazzu, and ookla all lose one more game
Think like the CFP comittee if you are capable of doing so.
They are looking to choose the four teams they think are the best. They are comparing a bunch of teams with similar records.They have to look at SoS and performance against that SoS. Michigan State's resume is most closely comparable to Memphis. (played a bunch of shit teams and squeaked out a win against a team ranked in the teens) Not any of the actually good teams. And yet MSU is given the benefit of the doubt enough to be ranked much higher.
...but no doubt you'll still just be pushing that retarded "disrespek" argument
Power five champs
6 and 7 are next highest ranked teams
8 is highest ranked G5, if G5 is ranked high enough to be one of those 6 or 7's then it goes to the next highest ranked team
I am a Clemson fan so I'll definitely be going there, but yeah I know exactly how that goes and it's fucking ridiculous. I can't tell you how many wrecks you see in Uptown around time for the big games because people don't know how to pay attention to the "one way" signs or know their way around the city.
Actuall I take that back, Memphis's win over Ole Miss was considerably more convincing than MSU's win over Michigan.
This is literally no argument for ranking Memphis lower than Michigan State.
>Looking at the rest of Ole Miss' schedule, it's quite obvious that they'll win out
I know this is bait, but I'm expecting this. As long as Ole Miss makes it through Arkansas, they have a bye week to figure out how to deal with LSU, who will be tired from Bama and Arkansas in consecutive weeks.
Their stupidly late bye week ended up being really well timed this year