Last edited by muto; 2014-01-08 at 10:45 AM.
I give up on this thread, it's pretty apparent that these SEC fans have given up on their team and rally behind whichever team is on top of the bandwagon. Their best team lost, their second best team lost, now they rally to the arbitrary "# of teams in the AP". Whooptedo. Their favorite teams below:
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With a 4 team playoff using this season's final rankings it would have been Mich St, SC, Auburn, and FSU. I think that would have made for some pretty good games. FSU vs SC and Auburn vs Mich St in the first round. Probably ends up being FSU vs Mich St in the NCG.
Last edited by Lilly32; 2014-01-08 at 11:46 PM.
i watched Nebraska (unranked) beat #22 Georgia
and i watched Iowa (unranked) give #16 LSU all it cuold handle.
furthermore, Alabama lost to OU and Auburn managed to lose despite having an 18 point lead at halftime, and gave up 21 points in the 4th quarter alone.
they aren't several notches above the rest of the conferences, they are a notch.
gonna say the same thing I have said 1000 times here and to my friends. Rankings are total bullshit. So a higher ranked team only beat a lower or even unranked team by 7-10 points. A win is a win. You dont get bonus points for winning by 50. You can't take the extra points and add them to the next game. Also so what if you lost to a lower ranked team or even an unranked team during the season? A loss is a loss. If you lost to a #6 team and they finished the season unranked how is that any different from losing to an unranked team? If two teams are 12-2 then it shouldnt matter who those losses are to. If there was a proper playoff system in place who you lost to wouldnt matter as long as you still won your conference. Obviously if there was some crazy 3 way tie at the end of the season then yes strength of schedule should come in but only after all other tie breakers are exhausted
Hell the Patriots only beat the garbage Texans by 3 points and gave up 31 points. They also only beat the Jets by 3 in one game and then lost in the second game. Both the Saints and the Seahawks only beat a 4-12 Bucs team by 3. Panthers 12-4 and #2 seed in the NFC lost to the 6-10 Bills. Are they all horrible teams and over rated? No and thats because there is no retarded ass ranking system in the NFL that rates wins and losses.
Last edited by Lilly32; 2014-01-09 at 12:07 AM.
so if a loss is a loss and thats all that matters, why is auburn still #2?
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Last edited by Roose; 2014-01-09 at 03:07 AM.
Auburn blew an 18 point lead to the national title favorite. You know what that means? It means that at one point they were beating the favored team by a lot. Regardless of win or loss, how does exceeding expectations lead to underperformance? Does that mean that Auburn is bad or that FSU is simply better? Also, if only winning matters, then wtf does it matter how Auburn won their two games to finish the season? Last I checked it took a miracle by FSU to win the game, so where is the depreciation in their win? At least be consistent.
It is mind boggling how some of you think that a loss is a loss. Maybe that why you have such a hard time understanding or accepting rankings. It DOES matter who you lose to, just like it matters who you have beaten. It matters a ton. You can't lose to mediocre teams and expect to get the same treatment as a team that loses to a strong team.
If you want quality of opponents not to matter, go watch pro sports. In college sports rankings matter, and that means that you have different degrees of loss, just like wins. It matters in both football and basketball, and I imagine the same goes for the less popular sports as well.
Quality of wins and losses will matter even more next season when the selection committee chooses the final four teams.
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Michigan fires Al Borges - good for them.
Michigan hires Doug Nussmeier - good for them.
Michigan fans are already claiming the end of Sparty's reign over the state of Michigan.
seriously. how delusional is this fan base? changing your OC isn't going to change things enough to erase a 23 point defecit, especially when your only good offensive lineman are going away, your run game still sucks, and your best wide reciever is leaving.
The ranking system is so flawed its ridiculous to think it actually does any good. Lets use FSU's schedule as an example. First game of the year somehow GA is already a top 5 team having not even played a single game. Clemson beats GA. Now Clemson is obviously going to move up. Florida State then comes in a few weeks later and absolutely destroys Clemson. So now the people who do the rankings are going holy shit FSU is legit they just crushed Clemson who beat a top 5 SEC team in GA. During the second week unranked Miami beats a #12 Florida Team. Again people are gong OMG The U was unranked and beat a ranked SEC team. Up goes their ranking until eventually they are ranked #7 when FSU and Miami meet. FSU blows out another top 10 team so by now people are going holy shit these guys are the real deal.
Now lets look back on those so called big time wins with the season over. GA, FL, Miami all unranked and had horrible seasons. Miami got crushed in their bowl game and Florida lost to GA Southern. This is why rankings are bad. 3 very very bad teams basically had a hand in catapulting FSU into the title game. How can those be considered quality wins if the teams are unranked? Granted Clemson is still ranked in the top 10 but how much of that is the boost they got by being preseason top 10 and beating #5 GA on opening day? How much did it help FSU by already being ranked #11 before even playing a game? Rankings give unfair advantages to teams regardless of the conference. If you are bad but start out preseason ranked high like GA and FL did then you give a boost to the teams that beat you even though in reality they only beat a very bad team since both are unranked now.
The SEC favoritism helps or hurts people not even in the SEC. FSU ended up in the title game only because they beat over rated teams who got over rated for beating other over rated SEC teams like FL and GA if that makes any sense. Now could they have still gotten in as the conference winner in a playoff system? Sure they could have. The point Im making is with the current ranking system beating over rated teams only helps you. At the end of the season people arent going to adjust your ranking because those top 10 teams you beat arent ranked anymore.
Last edited by Lilly32; 2014-01-09 at 05:26 PM.
FSU ended up in the title game because they went undefeated. Simple as that. SEC had nothing to do with FSU being in that game.
As far as ranking changes due to over/under rated teams, that is all taken into consideration in the final rankings. No, it is not perfect, but that is all that we can do. When the committee selects the teams for next year's playoffs they will be looking at overall bodies of work. Those ranking discrepancies will be factored in when making the selections. That is when the quality of wins and losses are evaluated. There was a good reason that the BCS rankings did not release until about halfway through the season.
Be ready to hate Bama more than ever because we may just pick up Lane Kiffin as our new OC. Not many fans here are too happy about it, but they will get over the hire if Saban makes it.
Good luck in the offseason, folks.
Last edited by Roose; 2014-01-10 at 12:48 AM.
i really dont understand recruiting at all. Reading over rivals.com and the rankings just baffle me and just make no sense at all.
Alabama, Ohio State, and Florida State are 3 of the top 4. OK I will buy that. Tennessee is #3 and are actually ahead of FSU. How the hell does having a terrible season where you finished unranked get you a better recruiting class than the national champions? Notre Dame is #7. They havent been relevant since Lou Holtz was there. Miami is #9. Yea their season was awesome unranked and blown out in their bowl game. Florida is #10 and GA Southern says Hi. Kentucky is #12 which is ahead of both Clemson and SC. I guess running the tables in reverse in conference play makes you a better team than the #4 and #7 teams in the country.
So when do the rankings at Rivals actually start to get believable because there are some terrible teams with better recruiting classes than teams that finished the season ranked in the top 10.