CFB 2022 Week 14: Conference Championships

Marciano490

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Reminded me of that Pats game against Indy years ago. With the McGinest tackle.
 

jsinger121

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Kick TCU out of the top 4. Losing to a 3 loss team doesn’t get you a bid to the playoff.
 

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Bummer that Caleb Williams got injured and TCU is mediocre. The current top 4 was better for the sport than more Bama and tOSU.
 

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So after these last couple of games....goodbye TCU and USC. So....

1. Georgia
2. Michigan
3. Ohio State
4. ?? Alabama? Tennessee?

I don't see any way a TCU team that just lost to Kansas State is getting in over 2-loss Alabama, even though they may deserve it. Almost nobody cares about TCU, but everyone cares about Alabama. That's going to factor in.

Honestly, I think the fourth team is going to be Alabama, and then I think the matchups will be Georgia-Alabama and Michigan-Ohio State. Even if nobody is thrilled with all that, that's the most likely outcome.
 

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Isn’t what’s best for the sport competitive championship games? Who would everyone put their money on first to actually emerge from the playoffs? Alabama or TCU?
 

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So after these last couple of games....goodbye TCU and USC. So....

1. Georgia
2. Michigan
3. Ohio State
4. ?? Alabama? Tennessee?

I don't see any way a TCU team that just lost to Kansas State is getting in over 2-loss Alabama, even though they may deserve it. Almost nobody cares about TCU, but everyone cares about Alabama. That's going to factor in.

Honestly, I think the fourth team is going to be Alabama, and then I think the matchups will be Georgia-Alabama and Michigan-Ohio State. Even if nobody is thrilled with all that, that's the most likely outcome.
Tennessee has as much chance of getting in as Brown does.
 

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So after these last couple of games....goodbye TCU and USC. So....

1. Georgia
2. Michigan
3. Ohio State
4. ?? Alabama? Tennessee?

I don't see any way a TCU team that just lost to Kansas State is getting in over 2-loss Alabama, even though they may deserve it. Almost nobody cares about TCU, but everyone cares about Alabama. That's going to factor in.

Honestly, I think the fourth team is going to be Alabama, and then I think the matchups will be Georgia-Alabama and Michigan-Ohio State. Even if nobody is thrilled with all that, that's the most likely outcome.
Agree with logic but not pairing. Give me Georgia/OSU, Bama/Mich
 

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Can't even find four super deserving teams this year (everybody except UGA and Michigan have major warts) and they're expanding the field to 12 teams in two years. Yikes.
 

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Isn’t what’s best for the sport competitive championship games? Who would everyone put their money on first to actually emerge from the playoffs? Alabama or TCU?
In a vacuum sure.

I think the dominance of the southeast over the last decade has limited the crossover appeal of college football. The Bama vs Clemson show was exhausting.

The sport is better off when more regions and conferences are represented. Particularly Texas and California.
 

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Ole Miss and Texas. Both on the road. Who is TCU’s best win? Texas? Kansas State who they beat by 10 in the regular season only to lose now to them? Alabama vs Georgia will be a better game.
Yes, beating Texas by more than a point and KState by 10 are better wins than Alabama had. They might not be a better team, but they had a better season. And they shouldn't be penalized by losing in OT in their Championship while Alabama was sitting home
 

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The Big 12 is a weak conference.
Disagree that the Big 12 is weak. They might not have Georgia roaming around, but it's deep. Even the bad teams are capable. You don't get to cite Alabama's quality win as the Big 12's third place team and call the conference weak, imo.

And what are their good wins? The committee likes good wins
The committee starts with what they want and establish the criteria thereafter. What they like changes depending on what they want to justify.
 

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Also, TCU beat Oklahoma State back when Spencer Sanders and the rest of their team was healthy. Maybe that doesn't look like a quality win now, but it is in my book.
 

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Can't even find four super deserving teams this year (everybody except UGA and Michigan have major warts) and they're expanding the field to 12 teams in two years. Yikes.
But expanding does move the talk of the 4th best and moves it down to a team that has almost zero chance of competing.

Also, TCU beat Oklahoma State back when Spencer Sanders and the rest of their team was healthy. Maybe that doesn't look like a quality win now, but it is in my book.
TCU and Alabama have a common opponent. TCU handled Texas much more easily than Alabama - who is lucky (and bad non safety call) as hell to have won.