You could certainly come up with the scenario, Chad. If GT takes them down to the wire and a questionable call helps the Noles. Still, if I had a vote I would find it really hard to leave out an undefeated defending champ.
Surprised someone with the name Gator would say that lol.
Ha, they're the best undefeated Power 5 conference team this year. That's all that matters.
The stars may be aligning for that controversial finish, by the way.
Thing is, the committee did this to itself. No one would have argued if it kept Florida State at No. 1 all of November, despite the close wins. Then there would be no debate about the Noles tonight. But this next hour is setting up to put the committee in a bad spot. I love it. And I'd love to see what those 12 people are doing right now as they watch. I assume they're all watching together. What a scene it must be.
And Mitch, as Adam tweeted earlier, is everyone else on the committee just letting Barry Alvarez sit in the corner by himself, muttering and cussing under his breath? Bet no one wants to go near him!
That's true, Rick. But human nature is to use a measuring stick. That's what they say, but if you look at the way teams have moved up and down this year it would be hard to argue that the committee hasn't used previous rankings in their deliberation a little bit.
Rick, in theory, that's true. But if the committee judges the body of work, 90-percent plus of the season changes very little at this point. So while technically, they're starting with a clean slate, the slate, in fact, is more set every week as a higher percentage of the season is complete.
Haha no remote needed, Since. Multiple TVs for sure.
Obviously Condi has the remote. That question does not even need to be asked...
At least, if the committee room is like my house, she has the remote. But yes, multiple TVs, I expect. :)
I didn't laugh at you, Matt. But even with the debate, I don't think the playoff is stupid. Subjective, yes. But not stupid.
Take points when you can, Christian. Only 18 minutes left in the game.
I'm sure that comment will be received well, Will.
Will must be an ESPN employee.
Matt, while the playoff may be more subjective than the old system, I think that misses the point. Allowing 4 teams instead of 2 gives that subjectivity bigger margin for error. Of course, allowing 6 or 8 would make the cushion even greater. I don't think the problem is with subjectivity. It's rooted in limited available CFB Playoff spots.
Pretty amazing to see that GT option would work so well against FSU, which obviously has speed to go laterally on defense. If I listened to the experts, I'd have thought this offense couldn't work against great athletes 25 years ago.
Of course 14-0 last season doesn't matter, Pete, but Florida State may well end up 13-0 this season, and that will matter.