Bottom line for me is simple: Any team that lost a game lost the right to complain. Hence my stance on Florida State. Everyone else, it's simple: Don't lose.
Sure looks like Georgia Tech-Michigan State in Miami, Josh. Would be fascinating to see MSU's D vs the GT triple-option.
I tend to agree, Sam. Haven't really beaten anyone.
I'm mostly cheering for anything that will help us get to an eight-team playoff quicker. I'm all in on that.
Honestly, Kiewann, I'm not sure if the Big 12 did crown Baylor or TCU as the conference champion that we could say with certainty they are in over Ohio State or Florida State. Or deserve to be...
Agree with you, James. If Oklahoma wins, it gives TCU another nice win on its resume. How many top-25 teams has TCU beaten now? Just Kansas State?
Yeah Brandon, I think that whole co-champion is a bit overblown. Not sure it matters one way or the other to the committee. They can crown Baylor as the solo champ in their head if they want. Nothing stopping them.
Personally, I would be shocked Robert. Just no way FSU will be left out of the top 4 as the only unbeaten Power 5.
Oklahoma's loss in Bedlam to Oklahoma State definitely hurts Baylor and TCU's resumes. Some could say it proves the depth of the conference but I doubt the committee will see it that way. Yesterday was bad for the Big 12 in a lot of ways.
Yes, Adam. You can view it on WatchESPN.com.
Robert, I just can't see a scenario where you drop an undefeated ACC champion ... FSU has to be in.
Isn't it so strange, though, Brandon. That a crazy 91-yd punt return by a 5-6 team somehow makes Baylor and TCU less worthy? But alas, this is the world we're in haha...
Well, Da Coach thinks the Buckeyes are in
Wait, is Ohio State's schedule worse than TCU's? Not by most measures, Illglm.
Sam: I think the Noles are definitely in, no way they get left out. Not sure they deserve to be the Nos. 1-2 seeds, but I'd be good with No. 3.
Welcome, Mark! So it's time ... who do you think WILL be in and who do you think SHOULD be in? (can be the same)
1. Bama 2. Oregon 3. FSU 4. Ohio State
Zach D, if the committee is worried about sending messages about non-conference schedules put in place years ago... well, I don't think that's what we signed up for. To me, either they watched Baylor and think they are among the nation's top four teams or they watched Baylor and they do not think they are among the nation's top four. I hope that's the defining element.
Argument for Buckeyes: won outright league title, won 11 straight after only loss, beat No. 13 Wisconsin 59-0 and beat Michigan State and Minnesota on the road; just as importantly, didn't play an FCS opponent and played an extra game