What the bowl committee taught us the last two seasons & Will they continue?

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    What the bowl committee taught us the last two seasons & Will they continue?

    2016- They taught us a team can win their last game, but not make the conferences final. And make the playoffs.

    2017- They taught us you can lose your last game, not make the conference final and still make the playoffs.

    We have also be taught a non power five team can go undefeated and not make the playoffs.

    Not debatable just two facts.

    Does anyone think they will continue with these two new ways a team can make the playoffs? Or will this change depending on team and conference?
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    I think you meant 2016 and 2017. Also I’m not sure the commitee taught us either of those things. The first one doesn’t even have anything to do with the commitee.

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    If they are teaching anything its that 4 is a guessing game, and 8 is what is really needed to get all the right teams in.

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    Buckeyes won their last game
    Did not win the conference finals
    Committee put them in the playoffs

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    What they have said is that they are going to pick whom they believe to be the 4 best teams with no predetermined qualifiers.

    As for UCF it just sucks for them that power 5 schools won't play them and their SOS is low. Does anyone think they go undefeated in a power 5 confernces...no they would not.

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    The committee, consisting of coaches, AD's and otger foitball minds was constructed to pick the 4 best teams for tge playoffs using many metrics and watching football film. It's what everyone cried for after Bama LSU 2. The top 4 teams made tge playoffs each year....job complete as I see it

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    They missed it in 2016 and nailed it in 2017. Maybe they taught us they're getting better at it?

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    They have not taught us anything because every year is different. How many undefeated teams will there be next year? How many one loss teams? How many 2 loss teams that are Conference Champions? No one knows.

    Next year there could be 1 undefeated team, 1 one loss team and 9 teams with 2 losses and we will say the Committee taught us something new.

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    Seems like they're getting better at it, but 8 teams would make a lot more folks happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    Seems like they're getting better at it, but 8 teams would make a lot more folks happy.
    Unless they require teams outside P5 be included in the 8 team playoff, a team like UCF would still be outside looking in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Unless they require teams outside P5 be included in the 8 team playoff, a team like UCF would still be outside looking in.
    Yup, that's part of the downside of not being in a power 5 conference. They're an outlier, not going to happen most seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    What they have said is that they are going to pick whom they believe to be the 4 best teams with no predetermined qualifiers.

    As for UCF it just sucks for them that power 5 schools won't play them and their SOS is low. Does anyone think they go undefeated in a power 5 confernces...no they would not.
    SOS and the thought that if they were in a power 5/ no undefeated season. UCF Out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Unless they require teams outside P5 be included in the 8 team playoff, a team like UCF would still be outside looking in.
    I wouldn't have had an issue with UCF being in an 8 team playoff, but I hate the idea of any team being required to be in. Even if it expands I don't want auto qualifiers, give us the best 8 teams and if the Big 12 or SEC Champ has 3 or 4 losses then they may not make it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    What they have said is that they are going to pick whom they believe to be the 4 best teams with no predetermined qualifiers.

    As for UCF it just sucks for them that power 5 schools won't play them and their SOS is low. Does anyone think they go undefeated in a power 5 confernces...no they would not.
    power 5 will play them. They had two on the schedule this year. Looks like they've played one or two every year.

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    UCF AD Says they will hang a banner claiming the national championship and pay the coaching staff the bonuses written into their contracts if they would win a national championship.

    I for one live this move. I wish Utah would’ve had the guts to do this back when they went undefeated. The NCAA DI championship has been a farce since day one. Even though it has gotten way closer 100% legitimacy it’s still not a perfect set up. I agree with Everyone saying UCF doesn’t run the table in a major conference but how many grams do? I just hate the fact that BY RULE they weren’t even allowed to compete in a playoff.

    I believe the current 4 team playoff Is in affect until 2020? Until then we won’t see expansion. 8 would be perfect

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