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Title: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2014, 07:24:14 am
Amy Lawrence @ALawRadio  ·  6h 6 hours ago
How much did the college football playoff projections change with Ole Miss loss? @jppalmCBS has all the answers now

Despite Ole Miss' loss to LSU, Rebels still projected to make playoff (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/jerry-palm/24768575/despite-ole-miss-loss-to-lsu-rebels-still-projected-to-make-playoff)

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Thanks in no small part to several brain freezes by the Ole Miss coaching staff, the Rebels suffered their first loss Saturday at LSU.

But like every other one-loss team, Ole Miss isn't done as a playoff team. In fact, I still project the Rebels as one of the four teams in the college football playoff.

Ole Miss still has home games with their two toughest opponents, Auburn and Mississippi State. The Rebels still have to travel to Arkansas, a game they have to take seriously, but if they win out, they will be the SEC West champion...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2014, 07:27:52 am
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/bowls/predictions

#1 Ole Miss
#3 Bama
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2014, 02:24:12 pm
In a season that has been defined by chaos, Week 9 finally followed the script with one exception: LSU’s upset of Ole Miss. And not even that was an elimination game. Few answers were revealed, but this week was a reminder that the selection committee has to look deeper than the scoreboard to find separation between the 18 one-loss teams. As the group prepares to announce its first ranking of the season on Tuesday, the biggest question is which team will hold the title of best one-loss team in the country -- at least for now. (http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/91942/playoff-picture-week-10)

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LSU has two losses, but head-to-head results matter to the committee. How far will Ole Miss drop after the Rebels’ disastrous end? Alabama was all Amari Cooper in a win over Tennessee, but the Tide lost to Ole Miss. Ohio State entered the game at Penn State looking like one of the most improved teams in the country since its Week 2 loss to Virginia Tech, but the Buckeyes needed two overtimes to shake the Nittany Lions. Oregon’s win at Cal was further evidence that the Ducks can be the best team in the Pac-12 -- if the committee can forgive that home loss to Arizona.

And Michigan State looked like nobody’s little brother against Michigan.

How closely was the committee watching this week?

Five sitting athletic directors are on the committee: Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez, Clemson’s Dan Radakovich, Arkansas’ Jeff Long, USC’s Pat Haden and West Virginia’s Oliver Luck. All of them have said they’re spending at least a chunk of their Saturdays watching their own programs. Condoleezza Rice said she attends Stanford’s home games. Mike Gould said he still goes to Air Force games.

For the first half of the season, they have used the weekdays to catch up on game film. Now their Mondays and Tuesdays will be spent voting for their top 25 -- not studying it...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2014, 03:52:52 pm
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  6h 6 hours ago
Committee's first ranking comes out Tuesday. My prediction of what top four will be, in no order, are Auburn, FSU, Miss St and Oregon.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: DeltaHog82 on October 26, 2014, 09:36:51 pm
Should be interesting this year! Never have I seen teams gain so much by a win and fall so far by a loss as I have seen this year. Hopefully we will be in the talk sooner than later! WPS
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 28, 2014, 11:37:01 am
Curious fans who want to know what the College Football Playoff selection committee is thinking will get a window into those thoughts when the committee's inaugural top 25 poll releases at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight on ESPN. Our Ivan Maisel likens the group to a jury, now that it's down to 12 members. Not everybody is enamored with the idea of the committee releasing its own rankings, though. Dan Wetzel makes the case against the idea, suggesting it should look more like the NCAA basketball tournament selection committee, which simply releases its results after the season is complete. George Schroeder calls the poll a "pointless exercise." For the speculative types, here is a prediction at what the first set of rankings might look like. For those who miss the old days of the BCS, here's a look at what the computers say about the teams to this point. No matter what the result, it will generate a lot of conversation nationally.  (http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/92063/sec-morning-links-54)

Links to the individual referenced articles are available via the above link.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 28, 2014, 01:24:51 pm
George Schroeder @GeorgeSchroeder  ·  4 hours ago

Hats checked at the door, @CFBPlayoff committee is a good idea - but weekly ranking is not: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2014/10/27/analysis-college-foot

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GRAPEVINE, Texas — On a hat rack just outside the Bluebonnet Room, a dozen white ball caps hung Monday afternoon, each emblazoned with the name of a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee. Jeff Long came up with the idea as a visual reminder: Biases must be checked at the door.

"We're leaving those things outside," said Long, Arkansas' athletic director and the committee chairman, "and we're acting within the best interests of college football."

But is what the committee is doing this week — and for the next five weeks? — good for college football?

On Tuesday, after several hours of deliberations over parts of two days, the initial College Football Playoff Top 25 will be unveiled...

Yeah, their ranking will be official. But what does that mean? With the season only two-thirds complete, does it matter at all which teams populate the top of their poll right now?

... The weekly Top 25 is TV programming, plain and simple. And if you doubt that, consider the timing. The old BCS formula was released, beginning in late October, every Sunday night.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 28, 2014, 07:14:07 pm
http://www.collegefootballplayoff.com/view-rankings

State tops with Auburn third, Ole Miss fourth, Bama sixth and UGa eleventh. LSu is 19th.

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: holeinthewall on October 29, 2014, 08:41:26 am
SEC ends up with one team in the end if Michigan St, FSU and Oregon win out. The SEC teams will all beat each other and have 2 losses.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2014, 11:32:54 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  14 hours ago

ESPN appreciates us suckers treating the first playoff ranking like the O.J. verdict. http://ow.ly/DuIKT

Scarblog:
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As hard as it is to distinguish between teams after they've all played 12 or 13 times, it's even more of a shot in the dark to do it three days before Halloween.

Everyone's body of work is missing an arm and a leg...

It's nice that Louisville squeaked into the first ranking at No. 25, but the only attention Condi Rice and friends need to pay to Bobby Petrino and Mike Dyer will come Thursday night when their Cardinals get to be the good guys against Florida State...

As for the ranking itself, it was our first glimpse into the minds of the 12 committee members, and it was refreshing to see them put a BB in a number of misconceptions. At least for one week.

SEC fans worried that the committee would try to spread the love across the country had to be thrilled to see three teams from the league in the top four in No. 1 Mississippi State, No. 3 Auburn and No. 4 Ole Miss. It was four in the top six with No. 6 Alabama and five in the top 11 with No. 11 Georgia.

Can't wait for Bo Pelini to accuse Tom Osborne of SEC bias...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2014, 11:53:50 am
Nicole Auerbach @NicoleAuerbach  ·  17 hours ago

Don't like idea of weekly rankings because there's so much football to be played. But silver lining: Glimpse at what [commitee] thinks [is] important
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2014, 12:19:04 pm
Jeff Long @jefflongUA  ·  15 hours ago

Appreciate fine work @CFBPlayoff Committee did this week! Remember it is early, it is very close and it will change! Eager for Future mtgs!
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 30, 2014, 10:21:23 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  1 hour ago

Still plenty of playoff scenarios for the SEC http://es.pn/1tkGZIB

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CHAOS!!

There's a chance the SEC might have four two-loss teams from the West before the SEC championship game.

Here you go: LSU wins out, beating Alabama; Alabama beats Mississippi State and Auburn; Ole Miss beats Auburn and Mississippi State. Now Alabama, LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss all have two losses. Or Alabama beats LSU and Mississippi State, but loses to Auburn; Ole Miss beats Auburn and Mississippi State; Auburn beats Georgia and Alabama. Now, Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss all have two losses.

A tiebreaker decides the West, and then the winner of the SEC title goes to the playoff. Chances are the loser, which would have more than one loss, won't make it.

How the committee views the SEC in the coming weeks will be interesting.

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2014, 01:57:20 pm
CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  · 

ICYMI: @jefflongUA sat down with @BonnieBernstein of @CampusInsiders yesterday to discuss first rankings. Watch here: http://campusinsiders.com/videos/one_on_one_with_committee_chairman_jeff_long …

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2014, 01:33:05 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  57 minutes ago
Auburn, Ole Miss provide SEC, playoff intrigue as teams face off in possible elimination game http://ow.ly/DFFNy

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AUBURN, Alabama -- Tonight might provide the first de facto elimination game in the College Football Playoff era.

Then again, it might not when No. 3 Auburn and No. 4 Ole Miss face off tonight (6 p.m., ESPN) at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Either way, the importance is not lost on either as Auburn's high-power offense faces the nation's best defense.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 02, 2014, 06:41:28 am
CBS Sports:

1. Mississippi State

2. Florida State

3. Auburn

4. Oregon (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/jerry-palm/24779082/oregon-expected-to-replace-ole-miss-in-college-football-playoff-top-4)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 02, 2014, 09:51:29 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  45 minutes ago
Playoff picture: Week 11 http://es.pn/1tvwO3N

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The SEC conspiracy theories can come to a screeching halt (or at least pause for a brief explanation).

Thanks to Florida -- yes, those Gators -- the odds of the World’s Best Conference placing two teams in the inaugural College Football Playoff now look much dimmer.

Oregon is the clear-cut choice for the No. 4 spot behind Mississippi State, Florida State and Auburn. Just ask Michigan State. And UCLA. And now Stanford...

...The 12-member selection committee set a precedent with its first ranking, rewarding ECU for its schedule in spite of a loss. We’ll find out Tuesday if the committee is consistent in that message.

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2014, 09:04:35 am
SPOILER ALERT:

ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  2 hours ago

Despite losses, Ole Miss and Georgia remain alive in the playoff Eliminator. Let @Mark_Schlabach tell you why http://es.pn/1yUmItF

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No. 4 Ole Miss suffered more heartache.

No. 11 Georgia laid another egg.

As we enter November, college football's conference races are getting more complicated, and the Rebels, Bulldogs and Utes didn't do themselves any favors by losing this past weekend...

This breaks down the prospects for the College Football Playoff in a style similar to the Locks and Bubble analyses leading to the NCAA Basketball Tournament selection.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2014, 10:18:59 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  10 minutes ago

Oregon has the edge right now for the last playoff spot, but win out, and Alabama's in. No doubt. http://ow.ly/DO1lo
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2014, 11:36:00 am
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  23 hours ago

Title odds: Ore 9/2 Bama 5/1 FSU 6/1 MissSt 7/1 MichSt 8/1 Aub & TCU 10/1 OhioSt 14/1 KSU & ND 16/1 ASU & Neb 28/1 Ga 33/1 via @BovadaLV
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2014, 07:38:33 pm
CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  41 minutes ago

#CFP25

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 06, 2014, 06:51:23 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  23 hours ago

SEC playoff tracker: Nov. 5 http://es.pn/1tHQSjF

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Mississippi State
Record: 8-0 (5-0)
Rank: No. 1
Next big obstacle: Nov. 15 at Alabama ...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2014, 12:05:07 pm
CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  Nov 6

The #CFBPlayoff National Championship field in the making! @ATTStadium

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2014, 12:16:01 pm
John Hayes @johnP_hayes  ·  14 hours ago

Yes, would have to be #SECChamp “@SDS: Can a two-loss SEC West team still make the College Football Playoff? http://sds.to/2LossWest ”
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2014, 09:40:50 am
College GameDay @CollegeGameDay  ·  2 hours ago
Week 11 Ranked vs Ranked!

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2014, 09:01:43 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  2 hours ago
College football 1-loss team tracker (updated with afternoon games) | http://ow.ly/E0XVb
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 09, 2014, 05:51:56 am
Jerry Palm projects based on the teams' remaining schedules:

Florida State
Bama
Oregon
Baylor (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/playoff)

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The Horned Frogs were very impressive in beating Kansas State on Saturday, but they still fell out of the projected final four. That's because Baylor eviscerated Oklahoma in Norman. Because of that win, Baylor is now the projected favorite in the Big 12. Both teams figure to be favored in the rest of their games, but a tie for the league title would be broken by the head-to-head result. Baylor handed TCU its only loss. The CFP selection committee may not jump Baylor over TCU this week, but at some point, if both teams keep winning, they will...

Oregon looked like a threat to drop from the rankings as well, but it was Utah who dropped the ball instead. The Ducks pulled away late for a comfortable win and clinched the North Division title and a spot in the Pac-12 championship game.

Alabama remarkably survivied at LSU and the Tide is now done with the road portion of their schedule. The SEC West title will go through Tuscaloosa. Mississippi State and Auburn play there before the season is over and either Alabama will win the division title at home or someone will have beat them there to take it from them.

Auburn is no longer a threat to make the playoff though. With a brutal road schedule this season, the last thing the Tigers could afford was a home loss, but that is what happened on Saturday. Texas A&M beat Auburn at Jordan Hare, giving the Tigers their second loss and effectively ending their chances to make the playoffs.

Auburn also fell out of the CFP host bowl projections, replaced by Baylor.

Playoff chances also died for Notre Dame and Michigan State, both of whom lost [royally].
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 09, 2014, 06:24:30 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  6 hours ago

College football 1-loss team tracker, updated with Saturday's late results | http://ow.ly/E1btu

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SURVIVORS (Eight)

Alabama (8-1) beat LSU 20-13 in OT.

Arizona State (8-1) beat Notre Dame 55-31.

Baylor (8-1) beat Oklahoma 48-14.

Duke (8-1) beat Syracuse 27-10.

Nebraska (8-1) had a bye.

Ohio State (8-1) beat Michigan State 49-37.

Oregon (8-1) beat Utah 51-27.

TCU (8-1) beat Kansas State 41-20.

DEARLY DEPARTED (4)

Auburn (7-2) lost to Texas A&M 41-38.

Notre Dame (7-2) lost to Arizona State 55-31.

Kansas State (7-2) lost to TCU 41-20.

Michigan State (7-2) lost to Ohio State 49-37
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 10, 2014, 06:35:51 pm
Jerry Palm @jppalmCBS  ·  3 hours ago
Predicting tomorrow's CFP top 25 today... http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/jerry-palm/24795976/predicting-tuesdays-cfp-top-25-bama-into-top-four-tcu-on-the

1. State
4. Bama
8. AUB
9. Ole Miss
16. UGa
18. LSU
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2014, 11:31:21 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  17 minutes ago

Alabama back as favorite to win the first college football playoff. http://ow.ly/E7UwS

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The Crimson Tide is the co-top pick in Bovada's odds to win the national title. At 4-to-1, Alabama stands next to Oregon...

At VegasInsider.com, the Tide is a 7-to-2 favorite over Oregon (4-to-1) and Ohio State (6-to-1).

Alabama is the first choice at SportsBet.com followed by Oregon and Florida State.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2014, 06:44:00 pm
CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  3 minutes ago
1. Mississippi State
2. Oregon
3. Florida State
4. TCU

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2014, 07:31:13 pm
Jon Solomon @JonSolomonCBS  ·  38 minutes ago
Jeff Long: 1st time Baylor & TCU have been in same group of 6 teams being evaluated at same time. Baylor only has 1 top-25 win.

Long: Head to head comes into play when all things are equal. At this point, TCU's body of work and SOS are not the same as Baylor.

Long: TCU's win over Kansas St (a higher ranked team) vs. Alabama's close win over LSU means "very slight edge" to TCU.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2014, 07:34:33 pm
Edward Aschoff @AschoffESPN  ·  24 minutes ago
Can SEC still get two in? Eh. If Bama barely beats Mississippi State in a good game and then both win out MAYBE.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2014, 11:49:17 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  4 hours ago

SEC playoff tracker: Nov. 12 http://es.pn/1ublRVm

NCAA MBB Tournament Bubble projection format is used for the College Football playoff analyzing State, Bama, Auburn, Ole Miss, and UGa.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2014, 10:25:51 am
Jeff Long on SEC Network: Teams 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 are very close.

We are not sending messages ...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2014, 07:17:08 am
Jerry Palm: Alabama wins, takes control of race for No. 1 seed (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/jerry-palm/24812854/alabama-wins-takes-control-of-race-for-no-1-seed)

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I have been projecting Florida State as the top seed, but the committee sent a message this week that undefeated doesn't mean much by itself. They moved Oregon ahead of the Seminoles last week, and with the schedules each team has left, there is no reason to think that order will change unless Oregon loses. On top of that, the Seminoles' strength of schedule took a hit this week with losses by the two ranked teams they had beaten previously. Clemson lost at Georgia Tech and Notre Dame was upset at home by Northwestern. It's possible that FSU will be without a win over a ranked opponent this week.

If Oregon is going to be ahead of Florida State at the end of the year, then certainly a 12-1, SEC champion Alabama would be as well. In fact, the Tide now projects to the top seed overall.

Baylor, which was off this week, remains in the No. 4 spot. The Bears probably took some small comfort in the fact that they beat Kansas by six touchdowns more than TCU did.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2014, 09:02:01 am
Greg McElroy @GVMcElroy  ·  12 minutes ago
Everyone asking “who is Bama’s statement win?” I chuckle… Did you forget the fact that they beat the #1 team in country yesterday?

The reason why Bama is #1 over Noles… Based on the committee's voting history, “Statement Victories” carry most weight. Who’s is FSU’s?

Miss. St. is in trouble after yesterday. They lose to Bama, then watch Auburn lose to UGA, LSU lose to Ark., and Texas A&M lose to Mizz.

After sleeping on it, here are my Rankings:

1. Alabama
2. Florida State
3. Oregon
4. Baylor

5. TCU
6. Miss. State
7. Ohio State
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2014, 12:05:17 pm
Greg McElroy @GVMcElroy  ·  Nov 16

One thing we can all agree on… which is rare in the sports’ world… The @CFBPlayoff is the best thing to ever happen to College FB.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2014, 12:08:29 pm
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  3 hours ago

Two-team playoff picture still alive in SEC http://es.pn/11jPDLZ

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Clearly, both Alabama and Mississippi State have to win out, giving Alabama the SEC championship. Without that, this scenario is dead. Now, there is the off chance that a Georgia SEC title (if UGA wins the East over Missouri) could get two SEC teams in, but that's a trickier situation and one that requires a lot more help for the league, because Georgia has two losses.

So if on Dec. 7 Alabama is sitting there with yet another SEC championship and Mississippi State is 11-1 with an Egg Bowl win over rival Ole Miss, the SEC could be in good shape. Alabama would be a lock, but Mississippi State would be an interesting team for the selection committee to study...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2014, 09:55:03 am
ESPN Take Three: Who deserves 4th playoff spot? (http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/93874/take-three-who-deserves-4th-playoff-spot)

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Is it Mississippi State? Ohio State? Or Big 12 contenders Baylor or TCU?
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2014, 06:47:07 pm
SEC Network @SECNetwork  ·  33 minutes ago
The #SEC places 2 in the @CFBPlayoff Top 4!

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SEC Teams in the #CFP25:
1. @AlabamaFTBL
4. @HailStateFB
8. @OleMissFB
10. @FootballUGA
14. @FootballAU
20. @MizzouFootball

Alabama is the 4th different #SEC team to be ranked in the @CFBPlayoff Top 4 this year.

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2014, 07:01:31 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  27 minutes ago
CFP chairman says No. 1 Alabama has the nation's most complete team http://ow.ly/Evgnt

FWIW
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  5 minutes ago
#FSUTwitter reacts to Alabama jumping Florida State in latest playoff rankings http://ow.ly/EviXz
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2014, 11:03:34 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  3 hours ago

SEC playoff tracker: Nov. 19 http://es.pn/1uIOFVy


Using a format similar to the NCAA Basketball tournament locks and bubble team analysis, this breaks down the prospects for Bama, State, Ole Miss and UGa.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 20, 2014, 07:07:57 pm
Gabriel Baumgaertner: After last week's relatively dull affair, I don't know that I'd want to watch Mississippi State and Alabama again, but Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston? I'll take two! (http://www.si.com/college-football/2014/11/18/college-football-playoff-rankings-roundtable)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 22, 2014, 06:12:30 pm
CBS Postgame Anchor: Jeff Long may have to rank his own school. (joking)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 23, 2014, 08:14:36 am
ESPN CollegeFootball @ESPNCFB  ·  7 hours ago
Who's In? @CFBPlayoff according to @ESPNDrLou »

#CFBFinal on ESPN2

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 23, 2014, 02:12:31 pm
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/94195/playoff-picture-week-14

Locks and bubbles type analysis of the contenders for the college football playoff with emphasis on the current bubble teams: State, TCU, Baylor, Ohio St., and UCLA.

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 24, 2014, 12:11:54 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  1 hour ago

ACC office says Jameis Winston's shove of official was not worthy of penalty, ejection | http://ow.ly/ENT7U
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 25, 2014, 06:32:53 pm
College GameDay @CollegeGameDay  ·  22 minutes ago
The @CFBPlayoff Top 25 #CFP25
1. Alabama
2. Oregon
3. Florida State
4. Mississippi State

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 25, 2014, 06:34:50 pm
Natalie Pierre @Natalie_Pierre  ·  16 minutes ago
ICYMI, Here is where the @CFBPlayoff committee's top 7 ranks in total offense, total D, scoring offense & scoring D: http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/11/stats_show_alabama_is_only_eli.html …
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 25, 2014, 06:58:45 pm
SEC Network @SECNetwork  ·  40m 40 minutes ago
#SEC in the #CFP25:
1. @AlabamaFTBL
4. @HailStateFB
9. @FootballUGA
15. @FootballAU
17. @MizzouFootball
19. @OleMissFB
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2014, 06:28:34 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  11 hours ago

College Football Playoff rankings reaction: How are early wins, losses valued? | http://AL.com  http://ow.ly/ETLfY

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This week, Jeff Long raised the issue of how wins against highly ranked teams earlier in the season, like Mississippi State's victories over Texas A&M and LSU in late September and early October, are viewed now that those opponents are no longer ranked.

Jon Solomon @JonSolomonCBS

Long said he doesn't necessarily agree that Va Tech over Ohio St was a bad loss for Buckeyes.
7:42 PM - 25 Nov 2014


Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2014, 10:13:48 am
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  1 hour ago

We're all dissecting the committee's rankings, but what we're forgetting is that there are always upsets these last 2 weeks that clear it up
Title: The SEC really needs 1 or 2 teams in the playoffs.
Post by: JIHawg on November 27, 2014, 01:50:41 pm
It means a big paycheck for all the teams in the conference.
Title: Re: The SEC really needs 1 or 2 teams in the playoffs.
Post by: hogcard1964 on November 27, 2014, 01:55:26 pm
They should.  If Miss St. beats Ole Miss, nobody will jump them.
Title: Re: The SEC really needs 1 or 2 teams in the playoffs.
Post by: Magic_Hogg on November 27, 2014, 02:21:12 pm
You guys don't think things could work.out so that Big 12 had two, Baylor and TCU?
Title: Re: The SEC really needs 1 or 2 teams in the playoffs.
Post by: razorbackkid on November 27, 2014, 02:35:34 pm
They should.  If Miss St. beats Ole Miss, nobody will jump them.

Florida will open up a spot after they slap FSU around.
Title: Re: The SEC really needs 1 or 2 teams in the playoffs.
Post by: razorbackkid on November 27, 2014, 02:36:36 pm
You guys don't think things could work.out so that Big 12 had two, Baylor and TCU?
Absolutely no way...none...nil....nada.
Title: Re: The SEC really needs 1 or 2 teams in the playoffs.
Post by: Hogarusa on November 27, 2014, 07:36:17 pm
Each program gets over $20 million per year for simply being in the SEC due to TV contracts.  They are going to be ok.

If the Hogs dont make it, i dont care if any of the others make it
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2014, 09:54:52 pm
Marc Weiszer @marcweiszer  ·  5 hours ago
Georgia won't play in SEC title game. Missouri clinches SEC East, beats Arkansas 21-14. UGA chances to make 4-team playoff probably done.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2014, 12:05:27 pm
Jerry Palm @jppalmCBS  ·  16 hours ago
Freaky Friday flips conference races, possible spots in CFP committee bowl games http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/jerry-palm/24847417/freaky-friday-flips-conference-races …

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Arizona will now face Oregon for the Pac-12 title. The Wildcats handed the Ducks their only loss earlier in the season. If Oregon wins this time, it's possible no other Pac-12 team will play in a College Football Playoff Selection Committee game.

In the SEC, Missouri came from behind to beat Arkansas and win the SEC East for the second year in a row. The Tigers will enter next week's SEC championship game without a win over a team in the committee's top 25. Because of that, there isn't a scenario that puts the Tigers into the playoff even with a win next week. However, if enough other things happen (Auburn and Ole Miss winning this week for starters), Missouri winning the SEC could take the league out of the playoff entirely...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2014, 06:41:50 pm
Clay Travis @ClayTravisBGID  ·  53 minutes ago
Remember the argument that a playoff would kill the regular season? So many great games on right now I can't even keep up.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2014, 10:01:00 pm
Heather Dinich @CFBHeather  ·  31 minutes ago
The @CFBPlayoff committee members will arrive in Dallas on Friday and watch the conference title games together before final ranking reveal.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2014, 10:40:23 am
Danny Kanell @dannykanell  ·  2 hours ago

Contrary to what people may think I want Bama IN the @CFBPlayoff would love to see them vs ORE or FSU ..epic matchups would be great for CFB
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2014, 06:32:12 pm
CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  12 minutes ago
Read the press release for the sixth #CFP25 here: http://collegefootballplayoff.com/press-releases/college-football-playoff-releases-the-penultimate-selection-committee-rankings …

CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  17 minutes ago
Full College Football Playoff top 25 rankings for games played through Nov. 29 here: http://www.collegefootballplayoff.com/view-rankings#week-15 …

1. Alabama
2. Oregon
3. TCU
4. Florida State

5. Ohio State
6. Baylor

7. Arizona
8. Michigan State
9. Kansas State
10. Mississippi State

11. Georgia Tech
12. Mississippi
13. Wisconsin
14. Georgia
15. UCLA

16. Missouri
17. Arizona State
18. Clemson
19. Auburn
20. Oklahoma

21. Louisville
22. Boise State
23. Utah
24. LSU
25. Southern California
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2014, 09:41:02 pm
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  1 hour ago
Projected @CFBPlayoff lines via @LVSuperBook: Bama -11.5 vs FSU; Oregon -2.5 vs TCU h/t @DavidPurdum
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2014, 10:22:08 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  15 hours ago

Playoff breakdown: If the games were today http://es.pn/12pwsSr

(http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2014/1202/ncf_playoff_576x324.jpg)

Here’s what New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day could look like, based on today’s rankings:

Dec. 31

12:30 p.m. ET – Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 10 Mississippi State vs. No. 9 Kansas State

4 p.m. ET – VIZIO Fiesta Bowl: No. 7 Arizona vs. No. 22 Boise State

8 p.m. ET – Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 11 Georgia Tech vs. No. 8 Michigan State

Jan. 1

12:30 p.m. ET – Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Baylor

5 p.m. ET – Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual: No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 TCU

8:30 p.m. ET – Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Florida State
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2014, 10:33:08 am
With one week to play no one is a lock to make the College Football Playoff (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/12/02/with-one-week-to-play-nobody-is-a-lock-for-college-football-playoff)

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At this stage of the season, one loss will be enough to ruin any team’s playoff hopes.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2014, 10:10:17 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  34 minutes ago

Mizzou win would likely shut SEC out of playoff http://es.pn/1zoRXNk
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: grayhawg on December 04, 2014, 10:25:30 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  34 minutes ago

Mizzou win would likely shut SEC out of playoff http://es.pn/1zoRXNk
SEC will make sure Mo does not win if that's the case. However I don't think Bama will need any help against Mo.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2014, 09:57:19 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  1 hour ago
5 Saturday games to watch that have College Football Playoff implications | http://ow.ly/Ft2y2

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1. Iowa State at TCU, 11 a.m., ABC (espn3)
This game is interesting mostly in an "anything can happen" sort of way, as the Horned Frogs ought to CRUSH the 2-9 Cyclones. If so, TCU would almost certainly hang onto its No. 3 spot in the rankings, despite the now-infamous head-to-head loss to Baylor on Oct. 11.

Should TCU lose or even win in less-than-impressive fashion, the Horned Frogs could be leapt...

2. Alabama vs. Missouri, 3 p.m., CBS (CBS Sports live stream)

The Crimson Tide fan base and the SEC office alike are rooting for an Alabama blowout here...

3. Kansas State at Baylor, 6:45 p.m., ESPN (Watch ESPN)

The other half of the Big 12 cluster...

4. Florida State vs. Georgia Tech, 7 p.m., ABC (espn3)

The weekly "this is the game Florida State finally loses" watch is now up to 12

5. Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, 7:15 p.m., Fox (Fox Sports Go)...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2014, 05:00:22 pm
Kirk Herbstreit @KirkHerbstreit  ·  49 minutes ago
Whelp...This one is over....         I've got Bama at 1 and Oregon at 2 heading into tonight's 3 games. See what happens.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2014, 07:50:58 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  1 hour ago
When is the College Football Playoff Selection Show? Where to watch, live stream as bowl pairings are announced | http://ow.ly/FtRDf

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The inaugural College Football Playoff pairings will be announced beginning at 11:30 a.m. Central on Sunday.

The four-team playoff field will be announced at 11:45 a.m. live on ESPN. The teams will face off in semifinal games at the Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, with the winners playing for the national championship Jan. 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Live stream for the Playoff Selection Show is available via Watch ESPN.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2014, 08:01:49 am
Matt Hayes @Matt_HayesSN  ·  10 hours ago
Briles: “This is America. If you and I race and you beat me, you’re better than me.” #SicEm
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2014, 08:08:27 am
Ryan McGee @ESPNMcGee  ·  9 hours ago
Exclusive photo from inside @CFBPlayoff Selection Central.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4OjhWPCUAAMn_l.jpg:large)

Is that Alvarez?
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2014, 10:21:31 am
Todd Fuhrman @ToddFuhrman  ·  10 hours ago
If the name of the game is selling tickets and "marquee" games somehow we'll end up with OSU vs Oregon in Rose & FSU vs Bama in Sugar #fifa
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2014, 11:03:14 am
 SEC Network retweeted
 ESPN CollegeFootball @ESPNCFB  ·  31 minutes ago
1 hour until the #CFBPlayoff Top 4 are revealed on ESPN! http://bit.ly/1vYTwRD 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4OrlQyCUAE8KZ-.png:large)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2014, 11:05:49 am
Ryan McGee @ESPNMcGee  ·  9 hours ago
Exclusive photo from inside @CFBPlayoff Selection Central.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4OjhWPCUAAMn_l.jpg:large)

Is that Alvarez?

Actual authorized look in:

CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  2 hours ago
Selection Committee reconvenes this morning for final #CFP25. #SelectionDay is here!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4QohgMCUAIA4jL.jpg:large)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2014, 11:10:25 am
ESPN Heather:  White smoke rising from the committee room. Their work is done.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2014, 11:34:08 am
ESPN CollegeFootball @ESPNCFB  ·  1 minute ago
Who's in? Lets do this...the #CFBPlayoff Selection Show is now LIVE on ESPN!
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2014, 12:51:52 pm
Jerry Palm @jppalmCBS  ·  57 minutes ago
The committee has spoken. How it got to the top 4  http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/jerry-palm/24872694/the-college-football-playoff-selection-committee-has-spoken …

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"With the championship game, Ohio State demonstrated that they were a total team. They did overcome replacing two quarterbacks, and that's a tremendous statement about the quality of their team. With a conference championship in the Big Ten, with a win over the Western Division champion, Wisconsin, it was decisive for Ohio State to move into that fourth spot," explained committee chair and Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long.

In regards to Baylor and TCU, which respectively finished at No. 5 and No. 6 in the final rankings, Long said the Big 12 gave the committee both teams as co-champions, a fact that was weighed and evaluated.

In the end though, it was Ohio State that earned itself the final spot over both teams. Long said Alabama, Oregon and Florida State were all “clear-cut” at 1-3, with Ohio State easily grabbing the last spot.

Ultimately, Baylor over TCU was also decided by one factor. “It came down, with TCU and Baylor, that debate of strength of schedule versus head-to-head. In this case, head-to-head was the deciding factor between Baylor and TCU.”

No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Ohio State will meet in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday, Jan. 1 at 8:30 p.m. Earlier that day at 5 p.m., No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Florida State will square off in the Rose Bowl...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2014, 01:48:09 pm
College Football Playoff Final Rankings

1. Bama
7. Mississippi State
9. Ole Miss
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2014, 01:53:45 pm
CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  1 minute ago
#CFP25

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4RwQ5fIEAEOwP2.jpg:large)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2014, 01:16:15 pm
CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  4 hours ago

Here's a first look at the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship ring, created by @Jostens

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4gSSQICAAEapl-.jpg:large)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2014, 10:36:44 am
Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB  ·  22 hours ago

Jeff Long: The #OhioState brand had nothing to do with them being selected as the No. 4 team in the Playoff.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2014, 10:41:19 am
Jon Solomon @JonSolomonCBS  ·  22 hours ago

Long's joking advice on whoever's the next playoff chairman: "Don't do it."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2014, 11:53:02 am
Only member of the selection committee coaching a bowl game?

Maybe he can coach 2015 season also RT @KirkHerbstreit: Barry Alvarez will coach Badgers in @OutbackBowl vs Auburn
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2014, 05:42:32 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  1 minute ago
SEC to receive projected $87.5 million payout from College Football Playoff bowls | http://AL.com  http://ow.ly/FLgJW
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 12, 2014, 10:58:16 am
Matt Hayes @Matt_HayesSN  ·  19 hours ago

Guessing Sugar Bowl is not. "@darrenrovell: Tickets for Rose Bowl now selling below face (when you include fees).
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2014, 02:57:34 pm
CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  4 hours ago

Statement from Bill Hancock on Oliver Luck: http://www.collegefootballplayoff.com/press-releases/bill-hancock-statement-on-oliver-luck …

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“Oliver has brought a great perspective to the selection committee, and we will miss him.  He was a valued member whose views were wise and always thoughtful.  We wish him well and know that he will be successful in his new position.  We’re glad he will remain in the college athletics family. We will name a replacement by this spring; there’s no rush now, of course.  It terms of process, the Big 12 conference will nominate a replacement, and the management committee will review the nomination and make the final decision.”

West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck is joining the NCAA as the executive vice president of regulatory affairs and will report directly to NCAA president Mark Emmert, it was announced Wednesday.

"This is a time of fundamental change in intercollegiate athletics that will set the foundation for the years ahead," Luck, 54, said in a statement. "The challenges both internal and external to the NCAA present a unique opportunity to help shape the landscape for hundreds of thousands of young men and women. It is an honor to join President Emmert, the NCAA staff, and our member institutions in this journey." (http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/12041034/ad-oliver-luck-leaving-west-virginia-mountaineers-become-second-command-ncaa)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2014, 11:00:27 am
Dan Wolken @DanWolken  ·  Dec 20
I’m yet to hear anyone, including Jeff Long, explain why academics would be impacted if you started an 8-team playoff this week.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2014, 07:16:04 pm
CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  Dec 18
Tickets still available for the #CFBPlayoff Semifinal at the @rosebowlgame: http://bit.ly/1ug5xhB  @WinTheDay @FSU_Football
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 23, 2014, 09:17:40 am
Florida State hasn’t sold out its allotment of tickets for the Rose Bowl (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/12/22/florida-state-hasnt-sold-out-its-allotment-of-tickets-for-the-rose-bowl)

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“In a regular Rose Bowl we’re a contractual sellout,” said Rose Bowl chief administrative officer Kevin Ash told Mandel. “It’s the first time we’ve ever had to create a public sale, to go out and market tickets and sell tickets in the public sector … whereas the typical Rose Bowl, our partners took up two-thirds of the stadium.”

Because of the new regulations in the College Football Playoff era, where schools demanded bowls drop their ticket guarantees from 17,500 to 12,500 after schools routinely took a bath in unsold tickets, the Rose Bowl has 40,000 tickets to sell on the open market this year – a stark contrast to a year ago when Michigan State brought 60,000 fans on its own to Pasadena. Relatedly, tickets are going for below face value on TipIQ.com.

If the Rose Bowl is on your bucket list, you may never have a better opportunity. Well, at least until the next time the semifinals come to Pasadena.

This is the other side of why the college playoff has four rather than eight teams.

Will the committee be pressured to pick the schools that "travel well" when it's a close call? 
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 29, 2014, 05:13:57 pm
Kate Hairopoulos @khairopoulos  ·  2 hours ago
Baylor's Phil Bennett wants R.C. Slocum on CFP committee. Big 12 commish Bowlsby says O. Luck's replacement likely to be a sitting Big 12 AD
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2014, 10:08:12 pm
Clay Travis @ClayTravisBGID  ·  5 hours ago
Notre Dame beat an 8-4 LSU team by three. By next season media will act like they beat the Patriots by 35. Just wait.

Honestly, I think the playoff committee may need to call an emergency meeting and get Notre Dame in this year. Outrage they were left out.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2015, 12:35:36 pm
Barry Alvarez becomes the first member of the playoff selection committee to coach in a New Year's Day bowl game.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2015, 05:47:11 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  58 minutes ago
Barry Alvarez says his win over #Auburn will be his last as a head coach http://ow.ly/GG3dN
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2015, 07:20:21 pm
Grant Traylor @GrantTraylor  ·  2 minutes ago
I would really love to see Oregon & TCU. Just imagine the speed of that game. #wishlistfor2015
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2015, 07:04:14 am
Jeff Long @jefflongUA  ·  8 hours ago

“@tdfuturefrog18: @jefflongUA looking back, should TCU been in top 4?” Don't have luxury of knowing what we know now ...then
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 03, 2015, 02:54:15 pm
The committee did a good job in hindsight.  You cannot leave out an undefeated, returning champion in Florida State and count on them to lose to Ole Miss.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 03, 2015, 08:17:24 pm
SEC Sports @SEC  ·  2 hours ago
SEC Ties National Record For Bowl Wins; Slive comments on College Football Playoff: http://www.secsports.com/article/12115885/the-sec-ties-national-record-bowl-wins … #SEC
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2015, 09:27:17 pm
Ralph D. Russo @ralphDrussoAP  ·  8 hours ago
College Football Playoff announces it will provide financial travel assistance to parents/guardians of players participating in champ game.


Final Four as well.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2015, 08:39:27 pm
Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB  ·  Jan 6
A sign to move the Playoff to 8 teams? RT @BHancockCFP Good grief, another earthquake here in Irving just now. CFP office shaking.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2015, 11:57:47 am
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  56 minutes ago

Only $200 standing room only tickets remain for @CFBPlayoff title game. May only be purchased at AT&T Stadium
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2015, 01:12:14 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  39 minutes ago

Urban Meyer on 8-team playoff: 'You better give us 110 scholarships' if field expanded | http://ow.ly/H0Ifo
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2015, 09:51:38 pm
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  7 hours ago
Over/under props from @BovadaLV: Mariota 279.5 yards passing, 51.5 yards rushing; Jones 260.5 yards passing; Elliott 165.5 yards rushing
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2015, 09:52:01 pm
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  8 hours ago
Former Michigan coach Brady Hoke picks "Ohio" to win @CFBPlayoff title
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2015, 03:00:23 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  57 minutes ago

Archie Manning says he's unsure if he'll return to College Football Playoff Committee next season | http://ow.ly/H4KYP
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2015, 09:52:15 pm
Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB  ·  2 hours ago
Technically, Oregon WR Darren Carrington is "ineligible" per NCAA rules. As opposed to "suspended" @FOXSports report: http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/oregon-ducks-darren-carrington-suspended-ohio-state-buckeyes-championship-game-010915 …

SOURCE: #Oregon had already appealed Darren Carrington being ruled ineligible for the positive NCAA drug test. It was heard and denied.

Big blow to #Ducks O. Darren Carrington tore up #FSU. #Oregon also is without Devon Allen, their fastest & most consistent WR. #OhioSt
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2015, 01:48:17 pm
Rachel Bachman @Bachscore  ·  Jan 9
A 30-sec commercial for college football title game costs $800K-$1M, up 20-30% from last yr. http://www.wsj.com/articles/espn-already-the-winner-of-the-football-playoffs-1420765667 …
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2015, 01:49:02 pm
Tom Huang @tomthuang  ·  Jan 8
Townsend: How one secret meeting helped bring the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship to North Texas http://share.d-news.co/y3zMR7Y
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2015, 01:56:14 pm
Ron Higgins @RonHigg  ·  Jan 9
Is the CFP format set in stone? TCU and Baylor know there are cracks in the foundation  http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2015/01/cfp_playoff_oregon_ohio_state.html …
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2015, 02:14:52 pm
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  5 hours ago
Weirdest question to Marcus Mariota at Saturday’s media day: “If you could trade Arizona loss for a win, would you?"


There was no selection committee to determine who was qualified to cover the event.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2015, 10:35:15 am
ESPN CollegeFootball @ESPNCFB  ·  2 hours ago

#UOvsOSU are among the tops in the nation in scoring, total offense & 3rd-down conversion.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7HSgVCCYAAq-lD.png:large)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2015, 10:35:48 am
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  2 hours ago

None of the 23 on our ESPN preseason panel had Ohio State in playoff. I was one of 8 to have 3 of the 4 teams right. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11401777/espn-experts-offer-their-2014-predictions …
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2015, 07:17:48 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  2 hours ago
Uber offering new way to beat championship traffic: Helicopter rides to the game | http://AL.com  http://ow.ly/Hd4jx
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2015, 09:43:30 am
Chris Fowler ‏@cbfowler 18 hours ago

No joke: have 2 tix for a parent and kid at AT&T now who NEED them. Go now top of tunnel ramp left of… http://instagram.com/p/xxRi8mCsG4/
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2015, 07:49:59 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  2 minutes ago

3 most-watched programs on cable TV now: playoff title game, Sugar Bowl semifinal, Rose Bowl semi. See numbers here.- http://ow.ly/HgQJ4
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2015, 02:28:41 pm
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  4 hours ago

Evaluating the first College Football Playoff http://es.pn/1Cbu90x

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Let's take a minute to appreciate just how well this all worked out.
The playoff was supposed to diminish the regular season, but instead we got passionate debate, huge games and high drama on a weekly basis.

The playoff was supposed to undermine conference titles, but instead we saw the one Power 5 league without a championship game miss out on a shot at a national title.

The doubters suggested the playoff would only serve to give undeserving teams a chance to win it all, but instead Ohio State -- a team that may well have finished fifth or sixth in the final polls under the old system -- not only won it all, but proved it was no fluke...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2015, 02:23:27 pm
CBS Sports CFB @CBSSportsCFB  ·  2 hours ago

Art Briles was told Baylor missed out on final CFP spot by an 8-4 vote. http://cbsprt.co/1BG4kcg 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B75Kml5CQAEbBXH.jpg:large)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2015, 12:59:21 pm
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  20 hours ago

Only 1 problem w/Art Briles’ claim Ohio State got in over Baylor by 8-4 vote: it’s impossible http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/12206583/art-briles-says-ohio-state-buckeyes-barely-edged-baylor-bears-college-football-playoff-vote-no-4-spot …

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Bill Hancock, executive director of the CFP, said Ohio State was clearly the No. 4 team.

"All votes are taken confidentially, and about three dozen votes were taken every meeting. Teams are considered in groups no smaller than three. An 8-4 vote would not be possible under the committee's protocol."

Briles has been critical of the selection committee since the Bears were left out of the playoff.

"I think the committee needs to be a little more regionalized with people that are associated with the south part of the United States," Briles said the day after the final rankings were revealed. "I'm not sure if there's a connection on there that is that familiar with the Big 12 Conference. To me, that's an issue."

After going 11-1 during the regular season, the Bears fell to Michigan State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2015, 04:02:34 pm
CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  Jan 21
.@msstate President Mark Keenum joins the Board of Managers for the #CFBPlayoff. Learn more about Dr. Keenum: http://msstate.edu/president/Keenum_bio.php …
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2015, 10:38:55 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  24 minutes ago

ESPN, NFL reportedly want to change dates of College Football Playoff games | http://ow.ly/HXtr9

Want games moved off of Dec. 31 and 2nd Monday in January to not compete with Seacrest and proposed Monday Night playoff game.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2015, 12:44:06 pm
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  17 minutes ago

Bill Hancock says @CFBPlayoff “not interested” in moving semifinals off New Year’s Eve in 2015

Would know.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2015, 09:43:25 am
ICYMI:

Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB  ·  19 hours ago

#Arkansas AD Jeff Long has been re-elected to serve as Chairman of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2015, 02:02:11 pm
John Talty @JTalty  ·  19 minutes ago

I caught up with CFP's Bill Hancock and talked ESPN pressure, possible ratings drop and more: http://ow.ly/I2H0y

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Despite efforts by ESPN to move the 2015 College Football Playoff semifinals to Jan. 2, CFP executive director Bill Hancock says the games will be played on Dec. 31 as scheduled.

"The folks at ESPN understandably said 'Will you consider moving to Jan. 2 for this year?' and then reverting back to the schedule we set up two-and-a-half years ago," Hancock told Alabama Media Group on Tuesday. "This year's ratings were not a part of it, but the fact they saw an opportunity on Saturday was understandable. We established a new tradition and we had one year of it; why change for one year?"

In its first year of existence, the College Football Playoff semifinals on Jan. 1 did monster numbers for ESPN.

ESPN pitched the College Football Playoff switching the semifinals to Jan. 2, a Saturday, as a one-time deal to maximize ratings and allow "for a more accessible, fan-and participant-friendly experience for all," according to an ESPN spokesperson.

"There are lots of moving parts to this," Hancock said. "The other games that might have been played on Jan. 2--where would those go? Most likely those would have gone to New Year's Eve. There were a lot of moving parts and we decided to keep what we had."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2015, 08:54:31 pm
Dan Wetzel @DanWetzel  ·  9 hours ago
Playoff to remain on New Year's Eve next two seasons. Fan inconvenience can't compare to commissioners love and devotion to Rose Bowl.

Cecil Hurt @CecilHurt  ·  9 hours ago
Playoffs stay on NYE. Customer service-wise, we are one step closer to outsourcing a playoff game to an 800 number in New Delhi.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2015, 01:01:30 pm
SportsDayDFW @SportsDayDFW  ·  2 hours ago

.@ChuckCarltonDMN: Will Big 12 actually name 'One True Champion' in the future? http://d-news.co/IAkCs 

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Conference officials, including presidents and athletic directors, spent part of Thursday afternoon discussing whether the Big 12 should designate a single team as champion to the College Football Playoff selection committee in the event of a tie.

Last season, Baylor and TCU deadlocked for the league title and were presented as co-champions to the committee. Baylor fans and officials pointed to a 61-58 regular-season win and suggested the Bears should have gotten the nod over TCU. Big 12 by-laws said otherwise.

“I think there’s a recognition that we don’t want to be different in two ways than everybody else, that is to stay not having a championship game and not having a definitive way to determine our champion,” commissioner Bob Bowlsby said.

Bowlsby still believes in the concept of co-champions. He noted more kids get to celebrate and more schools get to feel good about a season.

There’s also a downside.

“It doesn’t fit as neatly as some would like within the CFP structure, and that’s what we talked about,” Bowlsby said.

The Big Ten, SEC, Pac-12 and ACC had one clear football champion. The Big 12 did not, although its impact on the conference not having a representative in the CPF remains unclear...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2015, 10:20:02 am
Seth Emerson @SethEmerson  ·  13 minutes ago

Texas Tech AD Kirby Holcutt has been named to the CFB playoff selection committee. So the Big 12 gets another voice.

Although Holcutt is replacing Oliver Luck, who had been the Big 12's voice on there as West Virginia's AD before taking a job at the NCAA.
Title: No expansion on the horizon for College Football Playoff
Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2015, 11:01:42 am
Bill Hancock, the Executive Director fo the College Football Playoff, says there is no discussion about the possibility of expanding beyond four teams. Hancock says the push to expand is a media creation and nothing more. (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/10/no-expansion-on-the-horizon-for-college-football-playoff)

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“I’m not hearing the drum within our business,” Hancock said in a report by AL.com. “I’m hearing it from journalists. I think we need to give this a chance. It’s such a remarkable new innovation for the game. There is no talk in our group of expanding.”
Title: Re: No expansion on the horizon for College Football Playoff
Post by: Inhogswetrust on February 10, 2015, 11:09:59 am
Good.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2015, 08:18:12 am
Annie Apple @SurvivinAmerica  ·  17 hours ago

Most of our football families have received their Sugar Bowl reimbursement checks. Now awaiting Championship stipend. Progress takes time
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2015, 10:35:41 am
Gary Patterson’s playoff plan? Ditch league title games

One of the overriding factors in the Big 12 missing out on a spot in the four-team College Football Playoff was the lack of a conference championship game.  One of the coaches from that league has an idea for avoiding that situation in the future — and it doesn’t involve the Big 12 adding a title game. (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/13/gary-pattersons-playoff-plan-ditch-league-title-games)

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In an interview with Chris Low of ESPN.com, Gary Patterson of TCU, along with Baylor one of the two teams snubbed by the CFP committee, discussed his ideas for improving on the current four-team playoff model.  One of those ideas is to push the playoff field to six teams, and his reasoning is sound: “t makes no sense to have four playoff spots and then have five [power] conferences.”

With the six-team plan, the Power Five conferences would all be guaranteed a spot in the field, with the final spot going to an at-large team — either a Power Five or Group of Five team, whichever the committee selected. The top two seeds would get byes for the opening round of play the first weekend of December and… wait, aren’t the conference championship games played that weekend?

Of course they are, and this is where Patterson’s plan flies completely off the rails: he wants the other Power Five conferences to ditch their title games.

“I think you would probably make more money on the playoff games in December than you would with the conference championship games,” Patterson said. “Other than the SEC, there were a lot of empty seats that I saw at those conference championship games. The teams playing on New Year’s would have basically the same amount of time to get ready, and you wouldn’t take away from everybody’s recruiting or interfere with final exams.”

Patterson, Low writes, “said he plans to pitch his idea this spring at the Big 12 meetings and hopefully get some conversation going about it nationally.”
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2015, 01:10:52 pm
CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  Feb 17

Secure your 2016 #CFBPlayoff @TeamTix reservations today! http://collegefootballplayoff.teamtix.com
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: Hogfaniam on February 18, 2015, 01:18:14 pm
Gary Patterson’s playoff plan? Ditch league title games

One of the overriding factors in the Big 12 missing out on a spot in the four-team College Football Playoff was the lack of a conference championship game.  One of the coaches from that league has an idea for avoiding that situation in the future — and it doesn’t involve the Big 12 adding a title game. (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/13/gary-pattersons-playoff-plan-ditch-league-title-games)


Keep conference champ games.  Go to 8 teams.  5 conf champs, 1 G5 rep, 2 at large.  Play 1st round right after conf champ games on campus's.  Reseed, then use exact set up we have now. 
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2015, 02:34:32 pm
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  5 hours ago

Mizzou's Gary Pinkel thinks playoff will go to 8 at some point, but why rush? "Let's play this thing out for five years and then reassess."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2015, 08:28:50 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  24 minutes ago

Ranking the coaching paths to playoff http://es.pn/1LRcUHG

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For a variety of reasons -- namely money, scheduling, academics, facilities and recruiting -- the path to the College Football Playoff is simply easier for some Power 5 coaches and nearly impossible for others...

EASIEST COACHING PATHS TO THE PLAYOFF
8. Georgia
The Bulldogs have owned the state, and while Florida has to contend with FSU (and dreadful facilities), Georgia has had the upper hand in the series against Georgia Tech. Everything is in place for a title run.

9. Alabama
The program oozes money and tradition, luring the best players in the country. It's ranked low because of a grueling SEC West schedule and conference title game to navigate through.

10. LSU
Much like Alabama, the Tigers are the epitome of SEC success, able to cherry-pick recruits and pay for the best coaches in the country. The biggest obstacle is LSU's own conference schedule.

MOST DIFFICULT COACHING PATHS TO THE PLAYOFF

1. Vanderbilt
There's no school in the country with more of an uphill battle to the playoff than Vandy. The stringent academic requirements are a big reason the program can't recruit the elite athletes necessary to compete with the top teams in the league -- which is why it never will.

9. Kentucky
The program has made a renewed financial commitment recently and has demonstrated that bowl eligibility is a reality, but Kentucky has to win the SEC East before it can be taken seriously as a playoff contender...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2015, 08:04:05 am
Speculation: What if college football had a College Football NIT? (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/03/01/what-if-college-football-had-a-college-football-nit)

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One of the biggest complaints about the college football postseason is the idea there are too many bowl games that nobody particularly cares about. What if those so-called meaningless bowl games were given a purpose? What if, for example, the winners of the New Mexico Bowl and the Las Vegas Bowl were given a chance later in the bowl season to compete in a third bowl game, whether in an existing bowl or in a brand new game in the lead-up to the College Football Playoff national championship game? Basketball does it with the NIT. Think of this as college football’s NIT.

I personally think the bowl system is fine the way it is, but if you are looking for a way to spice things up a little bit, and perhaps drive up television ratings for some of the lower-tier bowl games, why not give it a little more meaning? The College Football Playoff recorded monster television ratings. Implementing this sort of idea may not come close to rivaling that kind of viewership, but it could give the casual fan a little more interest in the GoDaddy Bowl or Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl ...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: Hogfaniam on March 02, 2015, 03:12:03 pm
Speculation: What if college football had a College Football NIT? (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/03/01/what-if-college-football-had-a-college-football-nit)


Uh, no.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on March 03, 2015, 01:43:09 pm
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  5 hours ago

7 cities (Atl, Charlotte, Jax, Miami, Minny, San Antonio, SF) will bid for @CFBPlayoff title games, 7 undecided sources told @ESPN
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2015, 01:57:41 pm
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  21 hours ago

14 cities considering bids for 2018-20 @CFBPlayoff title games http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/12412773/14-cities-considering-bid-2018-2019-2020-college-football-playoff-championship-games …

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At least 14 cities are considering whether to bid for the 2018, 2019 or 2020 College Football Playoff championship games, sources told ESPN.

Of the 14, seven already have decided to bid. Atlanta; Charlotte; Jacksonville, Florida; South Florida; Minneapolis and San Antonio will bid, sources told ESPN, while the Associated Press reported that Santa Clara, California, also will bid.

The deadline to turn in the College Football Playoff's request for proposal for the championship games is late May.

The Rose Bowl, which did not bid for any of the first three championship games, is undecided whether it will bid on the 2019 or 2020 title games.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2015, 06:52:21 pm
The consensus line of thinking went that, because the Big 12 doesn’t hold a conference championship game, it very likely cost the league a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff. A subset of that line of thinking was that the conference did even more damage to its chances by not declaring, ahem, “One True Champion.”

Moving forward, it appears the conference is set to ensure the latter never happens again. (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/03/08/bowlsby-sees-tiebreaker-to-determine-champ-in-big-12s-future/)

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While nothing is official as of yet, commissioner Bob Bowlsby appears fairly confident that his bosses will adopt a tie-breaker procedure that would allow the league to present to the CFP committee, ahem, “One True Champion.” Athletic directors from the conference will meet in Kansas City this Thursday, and Bowlsby believes that what is likely a vast majority of conference members are in favor of declaring one champ when it comes to football.

“We probably don’t want to be different in more than one way than the other conferences.” Bowlsby told Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News. “We need to have some other way to determine a champion.”

As every member of the 10-school Big 12 plays each other in conference play, the tiebreaker would be very straightforward: if two teams are tied for the top spot at the end of the season, the team that won the head-to-head matchup would officially be declared as the conference’s One True Champion.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2015, 08:56:32 pm
CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  6 hours ago
The random ticket drawing for the 2016 #CFBPlayoff National Championship in Arizona is now open. Enter today: http://collegefootballplayoff.com/ticket-drawing
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2015, 07:06:50 am
The College Football Playoff will look extremely similar in 2015 as it did in its debut season of 2014. Despite reviewing the system that was put into place to replace the BCS system during a meeting in Indianapolis this week and evaluate potential changes to the format, the College Football Playoff committee has decided to enter year two without making any major adjustments to the system and the way it is presented.

“It was a very successful first year,” selection committee chairman and Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long said in an ESPN report. “We want to build upon that success.” (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/02/college-football-playoff-stands-by-the-status-quo-in-2015/)

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This means the College Football Playoff selection committee will continue to release a weekly ranking in the second half of the year, giving fans a chance to see how teams are faring against each other in the eyes of the selection committee based on results to date. This is one part fo the system that received the most criticism in 2014, and it should be expected to once again be the biggest problem with the presentation of the CFB Playoff in 2015.

The premise of the weekly rankings is simple; to provide an overview of the current thought process of the selection committee as far as the top teams in college football are concerned. The problem is it creates debates where none are needed, because nothing is ultimately decided in the third week of October, when there are so many games left to play. Some people take it more seriously than others, so how much stock you put in a late October ranking is up to you. Just ask Ohio State how much those rankings really matter. Or Baylor and TCU.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2015, 11:06:22 am

Seth Emerson @SethEmerson  ·  13h 13 hours ago

So the SEC goes out to the Big Ten in the national semifinals in both football and men's basketball.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 14, 2015, 08:26:19 am
 Ron Higgins @RonHigg  ·  Apr 10

TCU football coach Gary Patterson still angry at College Football Playoff committee http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2015/04/tcu_football_coach_gary_patter.html …

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"I was told the reason we had a (selection) committee is we were going to take all that stuff out of it. (Conference) championship games shouldn't have mattered," Patterson said.

"Their job was to watch all this film and pick the four best teams no matter who you played, what you did. All the sudden it came down to, 'Well, they played a championship game but they didn't.' That's not what we were told. We were told they were going to pick the four best teams."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2015, 10:54:51 am
Rice has conservative stance on College Football Playoff expansion (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/16/condoleezza-rice-has-conservative-stance-on-college-football-playoff-expansion)

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“I feel pretty strongly about four now because I thought that the rivalry weekend — that Saturday after Thanksgiving — almost felt like a play-in game,” Rice said to Heather Dinich of ESPN.com. “Now the Iron Bowl, Alabama has to beat Auburn. You could imagine the circumstances in another year where the Civil War, Oregon really has to beat Oregon State.”I agree that if it got much larger, I don’t think you would have that momentum coming out of the regular season, so it’s the best possible scenario.”

Despite its first year’s hits (massive TV ratings) and misses (weekly ranking debates and the Big 12 conversation), Rice feels confident four is still the right number for college football.

“I agree that if it got much larger, I don’t think you would have that momentum coming out of the regular season, so it’s the best possible scenario,” Rice added.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2015, 11:42:25 am

Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  3h 3 hours ago

Speaking of the playoff, @CoachArtBriles has a different take than Rice and Scott. "Eight makes too much sense. I think we'll get there."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 19, 2015, 07:28:25 am
 Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  Apr 16

At least 7 cities to bid on 2018-20 @CFBPlayoff title games; NY/NJ & Orlando won’t; 6 undecided http://espn.go.com/new-york/college-football/story/_/id/12703612/metlife-stadium-bid-2018-20-cfb-title-games …

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MetLife Stadium spokesperson told ESPN that New York/New Jersey will not bid on the 2018, 2019 or 2020 college football championship games. Orlando also has decided not to bid on the next three available title games because it is targeting the next cycle of championship games beginning in 2021.. at least six cities/communities remain undecided: Arlington, Texas; Detroit; Houston; Indianapolis; New Orleans; and Pasadena, California...

Sources said seven cities/communities have decided to bid on the 2018-20 title games: Atlanta; Charlotte; Jacksonville, Florida; South Florida; Minneapolis, San Antonio; and Santa Clara, California.

The CFP will announce which cities bid to host the games by the end of May, with the three championship sites expected to be announced in October.

The next two title games will be held at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Jan. 11, 2016, and Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on Jan. 9, 2017.

The 2018 title game will be preceded by semifinal games at the Rose (Pasadena, California) and Sugar (New Orleans) bowls. The 2019 title game will feature semifinals at the Orange (Miami) and Cotton (Arlington, Texas) bowls. And the 2020 title game will have semifinals at the Fiesta (Glendale, Arizona) and Peach (Atlanta) bowls...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2015, 09:19:37 am
 ESPN CollegeFootball @ESPNCFB  ·  16h 16 hours ago

"I've always favored the conference championship game, & I still do." -KSU coach Bill Snyder http://es.pn/1OCYNoT 

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With the NCAA soon expected to deregulate conference championship games, the Big 12 would be free to add a title game by 2016. But whether the Big 12 should add a conference championship game is a divided issue for the league's coaches.

"I've always favored the conference championship game, and I still do," Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said Tuesday during the Big 12 spring teleconference. "The playoffs have muddied the water a little bit. So I understand both sides of the argument."

Under current NCAA rules, conferences must have 12 teams and two divisions to hold a championship game. But CBSSports.com reported earlier this month that championship game deregulation is expected to pass, which would allow the Big 12 to potentially add a title game for 2016.

The Big 12 is the only Power 5 conference without a championship game, because of its nine-game round-robin format. But given that Big 12 co-champions Baylor and TCU were left out of the playoff last season, the possibility of bringing back a conference title game is sure to be a topic of discussion when the league's coaches and athletic directors meet in Phoenix next month...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 25, 2015, 03:49:58 pm
Jeff Long says 13th games were factor for CFB Playoff committee

Would know (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/25/jeff-long-says-13th-games-were-factor-for-cfb-playoff-committee/)

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This may not sit too well with some fans in Big 12 country, specifically fans of Baylor or TCU. If there was any doubt how valuable a conference championship game was going to be in the College Football Playoff era, Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long made the message pretty clear; it’s pretty important.

Long, who chairs the selection committee for the College Football Playoff, was a guest in the broadcast booth for a short Q&A on the SEC Network during the Arkansas spring game Saturday afternoon. During his interview Long was asked about the College Football Playoff and the value of playing a conference championship game in the eyes of the selection committee. In his response, Long said the 13th game played by those in conference championship games was a factor for the selection committee. Baylor and TCU only played 12 games, with the Big 12 not holding a conference championship game.

Long also said during his brief moment in the booth the committee would be reviewing possible minor changes to the College Football Playoff, although nothing too drastic is expected to change in the eyes of the public.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 29, 2015, 11:45:05 am
Pat Dooley @pat_dooley  ·  Apr 26
Change is the only constant in college football: For decades, college football’s changes were subtle and hardl... http://bit.ly/1HK21bh

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The next big change will likely be in 2016 when the NCAA deregulates conference championship games. Yeah, I know. Who would have thought back in the day we’d ever use “deregulate” in a college football story?

Earlier this month, stories surfaced that the deregulation proposed by the ACC and the Big 12 has gained enough steam that it appears to be a foregone conclusion for the 2016 season. It would allow conferences that don’t have 12 teams to play a conference championship game.

We know why the 10-team Big 12 wants a chance to play a championship game. The league was left out of the four-team playoff last year. As Gary Patterson, the TCU coach, so eloquently stated, the league was told it didn’t matter and then it obviously did matter. (I’m paraphrasing.)

But in a conference call this week, the Big 12 coaches were divided on the possibility. Unless you were Art Briles, who said, “Would it have mattered? I don’t know.”

That’s the big mystery. Nobody knows what lies ahead.

Nobody is really sure why the ACC is in support of this measure except that the two best teams in the league are in one division (FSU and Clemson in the, wait, let me look it up, the Atlantic). But everything goes in cycles, and everyone should be cautioned not to overreact.

Obviously, the SEC could do what it has done in basketball and eliminate divisions to make sure the two best teams end up in Atlanta, but the conference is smart enough not to do that for football...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 29, 2015, 05:16:51 pm
David Ubben @davidubben  ·  10m 10 minutes ago
CFP committee will begin ranking teams on Nov. 3 this year and release six weekly rankings. One fewer than last year.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 29, 2015, 06:29:20 pm
Stewart Mandel @slmandel  ·  16m 16 minutes ago
CFP semifinals wil be on New Year's Eve 8 of the next 11 years so best get used to it.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2015, 11:44:33 am
In a major departure fro his wait-and-see stance, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby came out in favor of his conference holding a championship game should it receive approval from the NCAA. (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/29/big-12-commish-bob-bowlsby-on-lack-of-title-game-were-at-a-disadvantage/)

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“What we heard is if we don’t go to a championship game we’re at a disadvantage,” Bowlsby told reporters Wednesday evening.

This is a stark contrast from the last time Bowlsby went on the record on the subject back in December. “It’s easy to forget that if a couple of things go differently, we get two teams in, not none,” he said at the time.

What changed his mind? Selection committee chairman and Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long.

Chuck Carlton
✔ @ChuckCarltonDMN

Big 12's Bob Bowlsby gets answer to his question: 13 data points (ie games) better than 12, according to selection committee chair Jeff Long
7:35 PM - 29 Apr 2015
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Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2015, 01:28:19 pm
 Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  20h 20 hours ago

Quickest way to an 8-team playoff is an SEC, Big Ten or Pac-12 blueblood getting upset in a conference title game and being left out.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2015, 10:22:44 am
 ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  2h 2 hours ago

Jeff Long discusses Year 1 of the playoff, divisions in conferences and more http://es.pn/1E4qou9

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I think conferences need divisions. I can speak to my situation at Arkansas. I like a division because my fans want to see us battle for a West title. If we're late in the season and we have a chance to battle for the West title, fans are more likely to come. I think this is in general as well. If you've fallen out of the West race, your numbers of no-shows for your tickets are going to increase. So if you just have one conference without a division, you're going to fall out of contention earlier in that process. To me, from an AD's point of view, I want to sell tickets, I want my stadium full because that's a better environment for my student-athletes to hopefully win a game, the home-field advantage, all those things. I like divisions because I'm going to be in that hunt for a division title longer, that's going to keep my fans engaged longer...
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Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2015, 12:05:54 pm
Minneapolis announces bid to host 2020 CFP title game (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/05/minneapolis-anounces-bid-to-host-2020-cfp-title-game)

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The game would be played in the new home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, a domed structure that is currently under construction.  That stadium, set to open next year, is already scheduled to host the 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 men’s basketball Final Four.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2015, 05:44:47 pm
 Kate Hairopoulos @khairopoulos  ·  3m 3 minutes ago

I'm very confused. RT @dennisdoddcbs (Big 12's) Bob Bowlsby suddenly says little interest right now in conf champ game.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 06, 2015, 06:39:35 am
After emerging from annual College Football Playoff meetings just one week ago touting his league’s need for a conference championship game under the logic that “13 data points are better than 12,” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby met with reporters Tuesday evening following at his conference’s spring meetings in Phoenix and admitted a title game had not been rubber-stamped by the Big 12’s athletics directors and head coaches. (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/05/big-12-puts-title-game-talk-on-hold-again/)

Stewart Mandel
✔ @slmandel

Bowlsby: "We all believe one year is not a long enough trial to draw any conclusions" about lack of a championship game.
7:01 PM - 5 May 2015

Chuck Carlton
✔ @ChuckCarltonDMN

In football, Big 12 two-way tiebreaker will be head-to-head. Three-way (or more) was the hold up. Sound like it's close to settled.
6:50 PM - 5 May 2015
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Post by: jbcarol on May 06, 2015, 02:45:30 pm
 ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  2h 2 hours ago

Alabama spent $2.56 million on CFB Playoff semifinal http://es.pn/1GPqUgd
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on May 06, 2015, 08:44:14 pm
The new Big 12 tiebreaker procedures (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/06/the-new-big-12-tiebreaker-procedures-explained/)

Click to enlarge:
(https://nbccollegefootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/big-12-tiebreaker.jpg?w=600&h=800)

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Though the intent is clear with tiebreaker B1, Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News astutely pointed out the wording needs to be ironed out:

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Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2015, 08:09:31 am
As the Big 12 turns: Cooler heads prevail in title game discussion (http://espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_/id/98991/as-the-big-12-turns-cooler-heads-prevail-in-title-game-discussion)

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PHOENIX -- The Big 12 was supposed to overreact.

It’s simple, really. We have a four-team College Football Playoff and five major conferences. At least one of them will be guaranteed a gut punch every year.

And with stakes this high, that first conference was guaranteed to overreact in some fashion, responding not just with sour grapes but with a desire for immediate changes.

In Year 1, it was the Big 12’s turn. And for a few days last week, it looked like Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby was going to fall for it. When he emerged from the CFP meetings in Irving, Texas, espousing the necessity of a conference title game, it was hard not to take the warning shot seriously.

But he and the rest of the Big 12’s decision-makers successfully talked themselves away from the ledge during their spring meetings. They walked out of the Arizona Biltmore on Wednesday content with a new tiebreaker system and renewed confidence that the Big 12 will get it right in Year 2.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 09, 2015, 09:04:53 am
Berry Tramel @BerryTramel  ·  19h 19 hours ago
Big 12 brain trust a collective disaster when it comes to making decisions http://bit.ly/1cwi2Vy
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Post by: Hogfaniam on May 09, 2015, 11:56:57 am
Pressure for 8.  Dennis Dodd.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/dennis-dodd/25178382/pressure-mounting-for-college-football-playoff-system-to-go-to-eight-teams

Bring it.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 16, 2015, 03:38:07 pm
Jeff Long says Nick Saban is unaware of ‘real world’ when it comes to bowls (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/16/cfp-chair-thinks-nick-saban-might-be-out-of-real-world-bowl-loop/)

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Nick Saban kicked up a bit of a ruckus by declaring that the College Football Playoffs were his worst fears realized: the devaluing of bowl games.  “All the attention, all the interest would be about the four teams in the playoffs, which is exactly what happened,” Saban explained Wednesday.

Still, Saban’s line of thinking is “[t]hat by having a playoff we would minimize the interest in other bowl games, which I think is sort of what happened and I hate to see that for college football.”

In a radio interview Friday, the chairperson of the CFP, Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long, was asked about Saban’s critique of the postseason structure.  In essence, Long stated that Saban is out of the loop when it comes to the impact the playoffs have had on those further down in the college football pecking order.

“Well, I think sometimes coaches, particularly those at the highest level, I’m not sure how aware they are of what’s really going on out there in the real world,” Long said in quotes transcribed by al.com. “You know, bowl games, they keep adding bowl games. And I think the television interest for the games is higher than ever before...
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Post by: jbcarol on May 17, 2015, 03:10:48 pm
 Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  May 14

Jacksonville will not bid on 2018-20 @CFBPlayoff title games, Times-Union reports. That leaves 8 cities that will
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on May 20, 2015, 02:18:39 pm
Barry Alvarez explains why Big 12 only had itself to blame in CFB Playoff (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/20/barry-alvarez-explains-why-big-12-only-had-itself-to-blame-in-cfb-playoff/)

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“One of our main criteria is conference championship,” Alvarez said at the Big Ten spring meetings, per Jon Solomon of CBSSports.com. “You can’t give two teams in a conference the conference championship. You can’t give two teams credit for that.”

Well, why not? Wisconsin claimed a share of the Big Ten title in 2010 along with Michigan State and Ohio State. Wisconsin also claimed a share of the Big Ten crown in 1998 along with Ohio State and Michigan. And in 1993 with the Buckeyes. The Big Ten had four co-champions in 1990.

The comments from Alvarez echo statements previously made this spring by Arkansas Athletics director and College Football Playoff selection committee chairperson Jeff Long. While in the booth for the telecast of the Arkansas spring game, Long commented on the weight the 13th game played by some schools affected the selection committee’s decision-making when determining which four teams would be invited to participate and compete in the first College Football Playoff. Ohio State walloped Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game, vaulting them into the four-team field ahead of both Big 12 co-champions.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2015, 11:52:20 am
 Mitch Sherman @mitchsherman  ·  May 21

Big Ten spring meetings wrap: The league is unified on reform. So what's next? http://es.pn/1LfKiXg

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As key figures in other Power 5 conferences gripe about issues like graduate transfers and satellite camps, Big Ten athletic directors convened Monday through Wednesday here at the league offices outside Chicago, emerging from closed-door sessions in orchestrated harmony ...

League leaders don’t expect to pass -- or even officially propose -- freshmen ineligibility. Many of them don’t want it...

Delany said the 20-hour rule, which limits time per week student-athletes are permitted to spend on athletics, does not work. Initial-eligibility standards for football and basketball, he said, produce flawed outcomes.

“We don’t have the answer about exactly how to make sure that education,” Delany said, “at least from the NCAA standpoint, is more primary than secondary. But we wanted to have that discussion.”
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Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2015, 02:35:56 pm
 CFB Playoff @CFBPlayoff  ·  May 20

Win or lose, tremendous honor to be nominated for #SBJawards @sbjsbd.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFfM2YtW8AA_9Hr.jpg:large)

 Bill Hancock @BHancockCFP  ·  May 20

Honored CFP was named 2015 sports event of the year. Other nominees were terrific. Real tribute to college ball.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2015, 04:16:39 pm
he games the Big 12 cannot afford to lose in 2015 (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/23/quick-offseason-schedule-thoughts-the-games-the-big-12-cannot-afford-to-lose-in-2015/)

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Big 12 was left out of the first College Football Playoff. Depending upon whom you ask, the Big 12 was left out because Baylor didn’t play anybody (they didn’t), TCU lost to Baylor (they did) or the Big 12 just was not that good overall (plausible). You will also get some tell you Baylor and TCU just did not have the brand recognition a program like Ohio State or Florida State carried with it (again, true).

Big 12 is in need of ensuring a Big 12 champion will be battle tested and respected by the College Football Playoff selection committee at the end of the season. With the margin for error possibly very small for the Big 12 (two one-loss teams getting left out of the four-team playoff may be a rarity in all honesty), the Big 12 needs to impress in non-conference action.

Texas at Notre Dame (September 5)

West Virginia vs. Georgia Southern (September 5): Don’t laugh...

Oklahoma at Tennessee (September 12)

Texas Tech at Arkansas (September 19): This one might be a reach, but it is worthy of consideration. Arkansas is another team those following the SEC may feel optimistic about moving forward, and Texas Tech’s defense could be in for a long game. If the Red Raiders could manage to get out of the state with a win against a team from the SEC West, the Big 12 would be smiling in a big way.

West Virginia vs. Maryland (September 26)...
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Post by: jbcarol on May 27, 2015, 03:35:46 pm
 Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  39m 39 minutes ago

Atl, Charlotte, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minny, New Orleans, San Antonio, Santa Clara officially bid on 2018-20 @CFBPlayoff title games
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on May 27, 2015, 05:18:56 pm
 Seth Emerson @SethEmersonAJC  ·  4m 4 minutes ago

Bill Hancock and Jeff Long here talking about how successful the first year of the playoff went, even though the SEC team didn't win it.

Bill Hancock on keeping the playoff at four: "Four is here to say." (Psssst: He said the same thing about the BCS.)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on June 02, 2015, 08:32:17 pm
CFB Playoff ‏@CFBPlayoff  5h

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGhcY7ZU8AIsCQQ.jpg)
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Post by: NoNC4Tubs on June 03, 2015, 07:06:26 am
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  56 minutes ago

Only $200 standing room only tickets remain for @CFBPlayoff title game. May only be purchased at AT&T Stadium

When the two teams are determined, the ticket prices will set an all-time record..... 8)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on June 10, 2015, 09:35:36 am
Jake Trotter ‏@Jake_Trotter Jun 8

It’s not unthinkable the Big 12 ends up without a single top 25 nonconf win, which would be a killer in playoff deliberations.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2015, 05:10:27 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN Jun 16

.@CFBPlayoff selection committee will hold final ranking until after Navy-Army game if Navy or Army in running for semifinals or NY6 bowl
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Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2015, 07:22:04 am
Pinkel says Notre Dame, other independents, should be excluded from College Football Playoff

“Give Notre Dame year to join a league. They don’t have independents in NFL" (http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27926350.html)
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Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2015, 03:49:47 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 2h2 hours ago

Gus Malzahn wants College Football Playoff to expand to 8 teams http://ow.ly/PUouc

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Gus Malzahn is a high school coach at heart, so expanding the playoff in college football only seems natural to him.

"Our league needs eight teams," Malzahn said, according to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. "That'll all but guarantee we'll get two teams [in]."

"Expanding the playoffs to more than four teams is paramount," Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said, according to ESPN's Alex Scarborough. "You're not getting the best possible pool."

Brett McMurphyVerified account
‏@McMurphyESPN

Gus Malzahn said Big 12 should have title game & SEC at disadvantage in @CFBPlayoff because strength of league wears teams down

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Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2015, 08:11:06 am
Trav HaneyVerified account@TravHaneyESPN

Auburn's Malzahn told me he thinks SEC at disadvantage in CFP because of strength of the league. Others fresher for playoff as result.

Stewart Mandel ‏@slmandel 15h15 hours ago

Stewart Mandel retweeted Trav Haney

Does the E in SEC now stand for Excuses?

Funny, in the BCS, all we heard was how the SEC was better tested than their opponents from other leagues.


WOOPIGSOOIE@W00PIGS000IE

.@slmandel they are....  But they're also more physically exhausted from grueling schedule

Stewart Mandel ‏@slmandel 15h15 hours ago

Funny, in the BCS, all we heard was how the SEC was better tested than their opponents from other leagues.
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Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2015, 11:20:06 am
Hugh Kellenberger ‏@HKellenbergerCL 1h1 hour ago

The SEC coaches talking about playoff expansion? Yeah, that was inevitable. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/2015/07/21/kellenberger-cfp-expansion-inevitable/30496231/ …

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It’s happening, because of course it was. Four teams were never enough to satisfy everyone, and there was already talk about expanding the College Football Playoff before it ever began. But that was largely media and fans, and so this is different.

Southeastern Conference coaches went to ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, this week, and amid SportsCenter appearances and endless reams of coach-speak, a handful got in this: The College Football Playoff should expand to eight teams.

“Our league needs eight teams,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn told ESPN.com. “That’ll all but guarantee we’ll get two teams.”

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze even had a plan to make it work: drop down to a 11-game regular season and eliminate the conference championship games. This, friends, is what we call SEC ingenuity.Not only would it make sure no athlete played more than 14 games (Ohio State and Oregon played 15 in 2014) and satisfy those worried about player health, but Freeze also removed two potential chances of an SEC team losing and eliminating itself.

And we should point this out: Malzahn and Freeze do not fit in the category of aggrieved coaches believing they should have been included last season...
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Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2015, 07:31:39 am
Are

ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC Jul 23

SEC coaches digging a deeper hole with recent remarks http://es.pn/1SEMoCQ

?

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But then for the first time since January, coaches opened their mouths in front of a national audience, and what flew out was a list of excuses, complaints and opinions so numerous and so tone-deaf that it defied explanation. When South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier called an impromptu news conference to quash any retirement talk and fight back against his perceived "enemies" Wednesday, a weird week for the SEC took an even more perplexing turn. It felt as if everything was going off the rails.

It began with SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama, last week when Nick Saban was the first to put his foot in his mouth.

The four-time championship-winning coach at Alabama did what no championship-winning coach is supposed to do: He made excuses.

"I just felt like, in our experience last year, our team chemistry from the SEC championship game to the playoff game was affected by something," he said.

Shortly after, former wide receiver Plaxico Burress took to Twitter to say that his former coach had no room to talk.

When the series of congratulatory speeches in Hoover was over, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel traveled to ESPN and provided even more cannon fodder, this time for all the non-Power 5 programs.

"I think all independents should join a conference, as a general rule," Pinkel said on Monday. "I didn't say Notre Dame in particular -- everybody. You don't have independents in the NFL. Leagues are leagues. I just think it's difficult to assess a team that's not in a league. It's nothing against Notre Dame; it's just my opinion."

The next day, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn arrived at ESPN toting his own opinions, ready to put an even broader target on the conference. This time it was concerning the SEC's role in the playoff.

"Compared to everyone else? Yeah [we're disadvantaged]," Malzahn said. "Look at the SEC West. All of the teams are in the top 25. What other conference can say that? Then, if you win that, you've got to play another really good team from the East. And then you're in the [playoff] semi, having to win two more games. That's why I think it's critical that we move to eight teams."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2015, 02:51:10 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 2h2 hours ago

All four College Football Playoff teams were drug tested, source tells @FoxSports: http://foxs.pt/1JI2R8Y
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 05, 2015, 10:21:49 am
Heather Dinich ‏@CFBHeather 20h20 hours ago

. @GaryPinkel response 2 CFP expansion Q:  "College FB has never been more exciting and popluar (sic) than it is right now. Let's not mess it up."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 05, 2015, 05:50:49 pm
ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC Aug 4

Grantland: Could SEC be shut out of the playoff? http://es.pn/1IET3qX
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2015, 01:43:29 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB Aug 4

News: CF Playoff will expand its program to offset expenses for parents or guardians to travel to the semifinals w/ $2,500 stipend per S-A.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2015, 02:43:09 pm
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 3h3 hours ago

In the current format, I don't ever see a scenario where a one-loss SEC or Pac-12 champ doesn't get in. With two losses, it could get dicey.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2015, 01:52:55 pm
Heather Dinich ‏@CFBHeather 49m49 minutes ago

. @Strong_TexasFB doesn't want a league CG right now. He guesses that an undefeated team in any league would rather not risk playing 1.

. @Strong_TexasFB on @TCUFootball and @BaylorAthletics "one of them should've been in the playoff."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2015, 05:17:08 pm
ESPN’s first CFB Playoff promo of 2015 includes 14 SEC schools and 15 others (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/14/espns-first-cfb-playoff-promo-of-2015-includes-14-sec-schools-and-15-others)

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Not counting the mascots, the College Football Playoff advertisement features seven SEC members. The Big Ten has three schools represented in the ad, the same number as the Pac-12. The Big 12 was included with a nod to TCU and Baylor, last season’s conference co-champions left out of the playoff at the end of the season.

Here is the full breakdown (minus mascots);

ACC: 0

Big Ten: 3 (Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan)

Big 12: 2 (TCU, Baylor)

Pac-12: 3 (Oregon, USC, UCLA)

SEC: 7 (Alabama, Auburn, Texas A&M, LSU, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi State)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 24, 2015, 09:31:37 am
https://twitter.com/Mark_Schlabach/status/634791695524171776

https://twitter.com/Mark_Schlabach/status/634862543668944897

https://twitter.com/Mark_Schlabach/status/634868765361074176

https://twitter.com/Mark_Schlabach/status/634876885663657985

https://twitter.com/Mark_Schlabach/status/634869117686779904
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2015, 10:56:19 am
https://twitter.com/ESPN_SEC/status/636191634208636928
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 27, 2015, 07:29:13 am
Sadness in Columbus: Ohio State loses Noah Brown for season with leg injury (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/27/ohio-state-loses-noah-brown-for-season-with-leg-injury)

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Following up on reports of a “major” injury, OSU confirmed late Wednesday night that Noah Brown suffered an injury to his left leg during practice earlier in the day. While the specific nature of the injury wasn’t detailed, it was significant and serious enough that the sophomore receiver has already been ruled out for the entire 2015 season.

It’s believed that Brown broke his leg during the Wednesday practice session.  According to OSU’s release, he will undergo surgery Thursday to repair the damage.

Earlier this offseason, it was announced that H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson, along with receiver Corey Smith, had been suspended for the opener against Virginia Tech.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 27, 2015, 10:24:28 am
https://twitter.com/slmandel/status/636919464160686080
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 28, 2015, 11:38:22 am
https://twitter.com/ESPNRittenberg/status/637279815934996480

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Taxing schedules could trip up teams like Georgia (division crossovers with Auburn and Alabama and a trip to Georgia Tech), Georgia Tech (division crossovers against Florida State and Clemson), and Arkansas (road trips to Alabama, Ole Miss, LSU and Tennessee, plus a neutral-site game against Texas A&M).
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 28, 2015, 03:10:15 pm
https://twitter.com/sn_ncaaf/status/637029370515722241

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 30, 2015, 10:27:07 am
Figuring out who would get the No. 4 seed was decidedly more difficult.
The candidates would be an 11-1 Michigan State team that did not win its division; 11-2 ACC champ Virginia Tech sporting just two likely Top 25 wins; or a 10-2 Auburn team that did not win its division but would have beaten at least four teams I expect to finish in the Top 25 -- including a 10-1 Alabama team in its last game before the selection.
I opted for the Tigers. Cue the "SEC BIAS" tweets. (http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/bowl-predictions-notre-dame-boise-state-alabama-baylor-michigan-state-oregon-082515)

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Dec. 31     Cotton    Arlington, Texas   Texas A&M (CFP No. 2) vs. TCU (CFP No. 3)
Dec. 31     Orange   Miami    Ohio St. (CFP No. 1) vs. Auburn (CFP No. 4)
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Post by: hogcard1964 on August 30, 2015, 01:55:37 pm
Baylor is giving Briles a pass.  They're not doing anything about this.  Sad.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 31, 2015, 03:45:15 pm
https://twitter.com/ClayTravisBGID/status/638409153594163200
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 01, 2015, 11:54:18 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN Aug 31

Nat’l title odds: OhSt 5-2 TCU 6-1 Ala 7-1 Bay 8-1 Aub/ND 15-1 Clem/Ga/LSU/MichSt/Ore/USC 20-1 FSU/OU/Stan/UCLA 30-1 via @LVSuperBook
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2015, 08:16:08 am
ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC 20h20 hours ago

College Football Playoff experts picks: Corso takes LSU to win it all http://es.pn/1LLtAAr

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Bama and Auburn are the most popular SEC picks to make the College Football Playoff, but the conference is also represented here by LSU (Lee Corso), Texas A&M (Desmond Howard) and Georgia (Danny Kanell).
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2015, 08:17:25 am
ESPN's college football experts offer their predictions for the 2015 season's College Football Playoff semifinalists, finalists and champion. (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13560619/most-espn-experts-buckeyes-repeat)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2015, 04:03:53 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 1h1 hour ago

Latest CFB title odds: #OhioState 5/2 after opening at 6/1 in JAN; #Bama & #TCU 7/1; #Baylor & #ND 12/1: #Auburn 14/1; #MichSt 18/1 (Bovada)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2015, 10:06:07 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 22m22 minutes ago

After 1st two days of season only 2 conferences are still unbeaten: MWC (6-0) & Big 12 (3-0)

Michael Silva ‏@BurqueRudeBoy 13m13 minutes ago

@McMurphyESPN within those 6 MWC wins are 2 against the Pac 12!  #takethatpower5
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2015, 02:48:47 pm
Booger ‏@SECbooger 45m45 minutes ago

congrats to Northwestern  and shout out to those who had Stanford as a CFP team  and also  shout out to the PAC 12   rough start
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 06, 2015, 07:28:11 pm
Adam Rittenberg ‏@ESPNRittenberg 8h8 hours ago Grapevine, TX

Love this from @CFBHeather on the overreactions and appropriate reactions for each Power 5 league after Week 1:  http://es.pn/1UAhLj0

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Overreaction: The SEC is king again! All of that talk about the SEC losing a step? Pssh. Alabama, Auburn and Texas A&M each had statement wins over Power 5 opponents, including two ranked teams. Florida had offense again...

Appropriate reaction: ...Wait till they start playing each other instead of Tennessee-Martin.

Up next: LSU at Mississippi State. This Saturday. Now we're talkin'...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 07, 2015, 08:05:21 am
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 10h10 hours ago

SOURCE: Torn ACL ends season for #UCLA star D-lineman Eddie Vanderdoes: http://foxs.pt/1QjpiSz
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 08, 2015, 07:21:56 am
 BuckeyeXtra.com ‏@BuckeyeXtra 5h5 hours ago

#Buckeyes 42, #Hokies 24: @brdispatch's game story http://buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2015/09/07/0907-osu-vatech-game/0907-osu-vatech-game-story.html …

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Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said last week that he would tell the quarterbacks who’d start on Saturday.

“Nah, he didn’t tell us,” Jones said.

“We both went out in the (sideline) huddle for the first play,” he said. “I started to take a couple of steps toward the sideline and (Meyer) was like, ‘No, you’re in.’ You all found out when I found out.”

Jones finished 9 of 18 for 186 yards and two touchdowns with one interception before yielding to Barrett with 11 minutes left.

“Cardale finished the season as the starter, and I kind of started thinking that for him not to take the first snap, he had to get beat out,” Meyer said. “He wasn’t beat out. But it was very close.”
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 08, 2015, 07:47:47 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 24m24 minutes ago

Ohio State odds to win title drop to 8-5, Alabama moves ahead of TCU as second favorite at 7-1 via @LVSuperBook
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 08, 2015, 09:40:16 pm
David Ubben
‏@davidubben David Ubben retweeted Carlos A. Mendez
Really bad news for TCU at one of its thinnest positions

Carlos A. MendezVerified account
‏@calexmendez
Patterson says LB Sammy Douglas 'is done for the year. And McFarland is close.'
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 09, 2015, 11:40:43 am
Bowl projections: Notre Dame in Playoff, split on Auburn, Alabama (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13610570/college-football-bowl-projections-week-1)

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College Football Playoff semifinals
College Football Playoff at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Notre Dame

College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

McMurphy: Michigan State vs. Auburn


College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Alabama
McMurphy: TCU vs. Auburn
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 11, 2015, 08:49:00 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 17h17 hours ago

Cotton Bowl announces all reserved & club seats already sold out for this year’s @CFBPlayoff semifinal
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2015, 01:14:33 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN  4h4 hours ago
In @ESPN weekly poll, FBS coaches say ACC most likely Power 5 league to miss @CFBPlayoff this year http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/115028/coaches-poll-says-acc-most-likely-conference-to-miss-college-football-playoff …

Would know.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2015, 02:01:08 pm
Mark SchlabachVerified account
‏@Mark_Schlabach
Auburn playoff pick

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COuU_egUcAAKspo.jpg)

11:46 AM - 12 Sep 2015
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2015, 07:59:07 pm
ESPN CollegeFootball ‏@ESPNCFB  1h1 hour ago
JUST IN: Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire is out for the season with a broken ankle. DeShone Kizer will take his place.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 13, 2015, 08:00:58 am
Ralph D. Russo ‏@ralphDrussoAP 4h4 hours ago

Playoff pulse: Auburn, Notre Dame escape; B1G win for Spartans.  http://collegefootball.ap.org/article/auburn-notre-dame-escape-b1g-win-spartans …
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 13, 2015, 08:05:22 am
ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 8h8 hours ago

With loss to @MSU_Football, Oregon fell to 1-26 all-time in true road games against AP Top-5 opponents. Lone win: 2011 at No. 3 Stanford.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 14, 2015, 01:58:30 pm
Eliminator Week 2: Bad news for Arkansas, Louisville and others (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13647364/eliminator-week-2-bad-news-arkansas-louisville-others)

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Sure, it might have been a bad weekend for the SEC, but it was an even worse weekend for a few other conferences in terms of the Eliminator, which will narrow the FBS field from 127 teams for the four spots available in the College Football Playoff.

After the second week of action, 27 more teams have been eliminated, including four from the MAC(tion) ... Four teams from the Power 5  leagues -- Arkansas (SEC), Louisville (ACC), Maryland (Big Ten) and Virginia (ACC) -- were eliminated after losses this past weekend.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 17, 2015, 12:08:06 pm
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 3h3 hours ago

Clemson has to get past Louisville on the road, but I like how the Tigers' schedule sets up with key games at home. My playoff sleeper.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 18, 2015, 03:50:53 pm
Bowl projections: Looking ahead after Weak Too (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13647669/college-football-bowl-projections-week-2)

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College Football Playoff semifinals
College Football Playoff at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. USC
McMurphy: TCU vs. USC
College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Baylor
McMurphy: Michigan State vs. Auburn
College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Alabama
McMurphy: TCU vs. Auburn
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 20, 2015, 07:39:58 am
CBS Bowl projections: Auburn out of playoff after LSU loss, Alabama still in (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/bowls/predictions)

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Cotton Bowl    Dec. 31    Arlington, Tex.    Semifinal    TCU vs. Alabama

Orange Bowl    Dec. 31    Miami, Fla.    Semifinal    Ohio State vs. Clemson
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 20, 2015, 01:08:54 pm
Sharon Katz@skatz23

After USC's loss, the Pac-12 is now the most likely Power 5 conference to have a champion with 2 or more losses.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPWpBdgWUAAVOZ4.png)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 22, 2015, 07:24:39 am
Ryan Osborne
‏@RyanOsborneFWST

#TCU football player Mike Tuaua is accused of kicking and punching another student in face and body while trying to steal Keystone Light.

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 22, 2015, 09:38:55 am
Ross Dellenger ‏@DellengerAdv 21h21 hours ago

#LSU has soared up the Bovada odds to win the College Football Playoff, moving from 20-1 to 12-1 (7th-best odds for any team).
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 23, 2015, 09:26:13 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 20h20 hours ago

Patterson-Briles feud isn’t official until they refer to each other as “That Team Down South" & “That Team Up North"
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 26, 2015, 07:48:18 pm
Stewart MandelVerified account
‏@slmandel
The No. 3 team in the country will have one last shot on fourth and goal. Turn over to FOX.

Daniel Paulling ‏@DanielPaulling  10m10 minutes ago
Daniel Paulling retweeted Stewart Mandel
I didn't know that about Ole Miss. #justkidding
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 30, 2015, 09:38:44 am
Jerry Palm ‏@jppalmCBS Sep 27

Bowl projections: TCU barely hangs in there, Pac-12 South statement games http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/jerry-palm/25318466/bowl-projections-tcu-hangs-on-pac-12-south-statement-wins …

(http://sports.cbsimg.net/u/photos/football/college/img25318652.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 01, 2015, 07:05:38 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN Sep 28

.@LVSuperBook title odds: OhSt 7-4 Bay/MSU 8-1 Ga/LSU/Miss/TCU 10-1 ND 15-1 Ala 18-1 A&M/USC 20-1 Clem/OU 25-1 FSU/UCLA 30-1 Stan/Utah 40-1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 04, 2015, 01:16:31 pm
CBS Sports CFB ‏@CBSSportsCFB 2h2 hours ago

.@jppalmCBS's Bowl Projections have Ole Miss, Wisconsin out of the New Year's Six. Who's in? http://cbsprt.co/1M3BLdy 

Cotton Bowl    Dec. 31    Arlington, Tex.    Semifinal    TCU vs. Alabama
Orange Bowl    Dec. 31    Miami, Fla.    Semifinal    Ohio State vs. Clemson
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 05, 2015, 03:31:13 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 3h3 hours ago

Title odds @LVSuperBook OSU 2-1 Bay 6-1 LSU 8-1 MSU 10-1 TCU 12-1 Ala/A&M 15-1 Ga/Miss/USC/Utah 20-1 Clem/FSU/Mich/OU 25-1 ND/OkSt/Stan 30-1

Florida is 50-1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 06, 2015, 09:13:52 am
Mark Schlabach ‏@Mark_Schlabach 22h22 hours ago

This week's Eliminator http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13811550/mississippi-state-bulldogs-4-teams-week-5 …

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Week 5 was relatively quiet for The Eliminator, which is narrowing the 127-team field (Charlotte is ineligible as a transitional member) to four for the College Football Playoff. Only four teams -- Arizona, Minnesota, Mississippi State and Texas Tech -- were eliminated this week.

So far, we have eliminated 83 teams from consideration, leaving 44 in the mix for the four playoff spots with two months to go in the regular season.
Title: College Football Playoff Mock Selection
Post by: jbcarol on October 08, 2015, 06:49:23 pm
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN Oct 6 Grapevine, TX

Wheels down in Dallas and looking forward to participating in the College Football Playoff mock selection exercise with my ESPN colleagues.

Having gone through the playoff selection process, I can tell you that strength of schedule was often times the deciding factor when close.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQvIxRaU8AExViX.jpg)


Dennis Dodd Verified account
‏@dennisdoddcbs

Here's our top 25 at mock selection. Note top 4

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQ0jykRUcAAdryj.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 09, 2015, 12:04:20 pm
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 3h3 hours ago

In the current format, I don't ever see a scenario where a one-loss SEC or Pac-12 champ doesn't get in. With two losses, it could get dicey.

Stewart Mandel ‏@slmandel 2h2 hours ago

USC is stuck in the same place under Sark it was when it fired Kiffin. Another coaching change is inevitable. http://foxs.pt/1P2j4J5
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 11, 2015, 04:36:14 pm
Mark Schlabach ‏@Mark_Schlabach  9h9 hours ago
This week's GameDay Final: Florida and Michigan are way ahead of schedule http://es.pn/1jn1TVd

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Next four in contention

Ohio State

LSU

Florida

Bama
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 12, 2015, 01:12:50 pm
This week's bowl projections from @McMurphyESPN and  @Mark_Schlabach (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13859863/college-football-bowl-projections-week-6)

College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Baylor
McMurphy: Baylor vs. Clemson
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2015, 01:35:35 pm
Barrett SalleeVerified account
‏@BarrettSallee
SEC playoff doomsday scenario: Ole Miss loses to a good Memphis team, wins out, is 11-2 (7-1 SEC) following SECCG win.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2015, 12:53:47 pm
Chuck Dunlap ‏@SEC_Chuck 1h1 hour ago

LSU and Alabama building resumes. Both have 3 Top 25 wins already, as half of LSU's schedule and 4 of 7 games for 'Bama were vs Top 25
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2015, 01:33:14 pm
 Kirk Herbstreit ‏@KirkHerbstreit 4h4 hours ago

First, relax..deep breath..it will work itself out. Exhale.... My top 4.
1-Baylor
2-Ohio St
3-Bama
4-LSU
Next 2
Clemson
TCU
@CollegeGameDay
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2015, 06:45:30 am
Mark Schlabach bowl projections: (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13915606/college-football-bowl-projections-week-7)

College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Ohio State
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 22, 2015, 06:56:34 am
Vegas Top 10 (http://www.sportsline.com/insiders/25348709/vegas-top-10-not-feeling-the-utes-at-the-books)

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Nick Saban's bunch was left for dead after losing to Ole Miss, yet now their schedule appears ripe for building a playoff worthy resume...

Alabama, Ohio State, Baylor, Stanford, and Clemson are the five legitimate playoff contenders that will be favored in every single one of their remaining regular season games. While being favored guarantees nothing in the topsy turvy world of college football, it does imply a power profile consistent with potential inclusion in the playoff.

Here's a look at a quartet of potential college football playoff matchups with hypothetical lines provided by the team at BookMaker.

Ohio St (-5.5) vs. Utah
Baylor (-8) vs. LSU
TCU (-7) vs. Michigan St
Alabama (-8.5) vs. Clemson
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 22, 2015, 07:30:40 am
 Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 23h23 hours ago Connecticut, USA

Love the scenarios. Here's one: Baylor, Clemson, Ohio State and Utah go unbeaten, and Irish and Bama win out. Who's in?
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 25, 2015, 02:52:58 pm
Jerry Palm ‏@jppalmCBS 2h2 hours ago

This week's bowl projections - FSU out of NY6 http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/jerry-palm/25352787/bowl-projections-pac-12-cfp-bid-in-danger-fsu-out-irish-in-new-years-six …

Cotton Bowl   Dec. 31   Arlington, Tex.   Semifinal   (2) TCU vs. (3) Alabama

Sugar Bowl   Jan. 1   New Orleans, La.   Big 12 vs. SEC   Baylor vs. LSU
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2015, 07:05:51 am
Jerry Palm ‏@jppalmCBS Oct 30

Pat Haden stepping down from the CFP committee.  He will not be replaced this season.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2015, 07:46:47 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 7h7 hours ago Farragut, TN

First CFP rankings will be released Tuesday night. My top 4 to this point: 1. Clemson, 2. LSU, 3. Baylor, 4. Ohio State.

Remember when they said a playoff in college football would water down the regular season and kill the week-to-week suspense?

Heather Dinich Verified account
‏@CFBHeather

As of right now, the ONLY two teams in the country I think have truly earned a top four spot on Tuesday are @LSUfball and @ClemsonFB
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2015, 01:18:11 pm
College Football Playoff (Projection) (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/jerry-palm/25360163/bowl-projections-another-wild-finish-florida-all-but-clinches-sec-east)

Cotton Bowl   Dec. 31   Arlington, Tex.   Semifinal   (2) TCU vs. (3) Alabama

Selection Committee Bowl Games (Projection)

Sugar Bowl   Jan. 1   New Orleans, La.   Big 12 vs. SEC   Baylor vs. LSU
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 02, 2015, 03:30:14 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 3h3 hours ago

.@LVSuperBook title odds: OhSt 9-5 Bay 5-1 Ala/Clem 6-1 Stan 8-1 LSU/MichSt 10-1 TCU 12-1 ND 15-1 OU/Ok St 20-1 Iowa 30-1 UF/FSU/Mich 80-1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 03, 2015, 08:34:35 pm
CFBPlayoff ‏@CFBPlayoff  2h2 hours ago
View full #CFP25 rankings: http://bit.ly/1SmyA1g 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CS7XOZGU8AE3S-K.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2015, 07:35:52 am
 Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 13h13 hours ago

Strong message from the Committee: If you don't schedule anyone in your non-conference, you probably can't afford a loss.

Folks bashing #Bama's schedule... Scheduling & beating 7-2 Wisconsin by 18 pts carries a lot more weight than just some mid-major.

CFP Chair Jeff Long said Baylor & TCU are the most difficult to evaluate right now because of their strength of schedule. (or lack of it)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2015, 09:33:55 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 50m50 minutes ago

.@LVSuperBook disagrees w/@CFBPlayoff rankings. Projected lines: No. 4 Alabama -3 vs. No. 1 Clemson, No. 3 Ohio State -5.5 vs. No. 2 LSU


GoalieLax ‏@GoalieLax 48m48 minutes ago

GoalieLax Retweeted Brett McMurphy

Alabama -8 vs. tOSU last year.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2015, 10:22:47 am
Stewart Mandel ‏@slmandel 15h15 hours ago

Every week last year a new buzz phrase entered the lexicon. This week's was clearly "wins over teams with above .500 records."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2015, 10:25:46 am
Chuck Dunlap
‏@SEC_Chuck

Computers have two from the SEC in the Top Four: http://usat.ly/1MtsOpl  via @usatoday
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2015, 12:38:57 pm
 Big 12 Conference ‏@Big12Conference 18h18 hours ago

We're just going to leave this here. #Big12FB

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CS7S-HXUwAAQl8w.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2015, 01:21:19 pm
 Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 4m4 minutes ago

National championship sites announced for 2018-2020 http://trib.al/HHe45Hy

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    2018: Atlanta, Ga. (TBD)
    2019: Santa Clara, Calif. (Levi’s Stadium)
    2020: New Orleans, La. (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

The games in 2016 and 2017 are scheduled to be played at University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.) and Raymond-James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.), respectively.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2015, 08:23:02 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 8h8 hours ago Hartford, CT

According to the FPI, LSU and Baylor have the toughest remaining schedules of the top 8 teams. Clemson and Notre Dame have the easiest.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 09, 2015, 01:14:41 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 3h3 hours ago

.@LVSuperBook title odds: Ala/OhioSt 5-2, Clem 4-1 Bay 12-1, Stan 15-1, OkSt/ND 18-1, OU 20-1, UF/Iowa/LSU 25-1, MichSt/TCU 40-1, Utah 80-1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 10, 2015, 10:42:18 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 20m20 minutes ago

"When it comes to quality wins, no one has a more impressive win right now nationally than #Alabama." – @MattScalici http://ow.ly/Utxr7

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One thing we learned from last week's debut edition of the rankings is that the playoff selection committee clearly places a heavier emphasis on accomplishments rather than failures. A better way of putting it: it's not who you've lost to but who you've beaten that matters the most to the playoff committee.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 10, 2015, 07:45:23 pm
CFBPlayoff ‏@CFBPlayoff  1h1 hour ago
View full #CFP25 http://bit.ly/1nOmFhL 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTfaE6wVEAANkSo.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2015, 06:28:28 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 12h12 hours ago

Wins vs. current @CFBPlayoff T25:

Bama, Clem, Iowa, LSU, ND 2 each;

Mich., MichSt, Navy, NW, OkSt, Stan, Utah 1 each;

Everyone else: 0
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2015, 07:48:11 am
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB Nov 11

.@ToddFuhrman asked me & others whether it'd be a good idea if an oddsmaker was on the CFP Playoff committee: http://www.toddstake.com/2015/11/10/oddsmaker-on-the-committee/ …

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In order to create an equal playing field there needs to be that math guy balancing out the process among college football blue bloods and athletic directors. Who better than an oddsmaker to share his or her take on proper valuations of the best teams in the land...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2015, 07:27:35 am
Todd Fuhrman ‏@ToddFuhrman Nov 12

VEGAS TOP 10: Oddsmakers share their college football rankings (SPOILER ALERT: Iowa didn't make my top 10) http://www.sportsline.com/insiders/25371648/vegas-top-10-do-the-cowboys-hawkeyes-have-a-beef/ …

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Thanks to the oddsmaking team at Bookmaker for providing us with a snapshot of four potential playoff games/national championship scenarios:

Clemson (-2.5) vs. Oklahoma
Alabama (-3) vs. Ohio State
Oklahoma (-5.5) vs. Iowa
Baylor (-5) vs. Stanford
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2015, 12:44:25 pm
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN  3h3 hours ago Connecticut, USA
How good a job has Art Briles done? Baylor won 14 Big 12 games in its first 14 years in the league. Bears have won 13 last year and a half.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2015, 06:54:39 am
https://twitter.com/CecilHurt/status/665781203405008896
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2015, 07:40:17 am
Ralph D. Russo ‏@ralphDrussoAP 6h6 hours ago

PLAYOFF PULSE: Pac-12 falls out; Baylor in big trouble. Predicting Tuesday's rankings; Projecting the final four.
http://collegefootball.ap.org/article/playoff-pulse-scratch-stanford-baylor-big-trouble …

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PREDICTING TUESDAY'S RANKINGS

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Ohio State

4. Notre Dame

5. Iowa

6. Oklahoma

7. Oklahoma State

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PROJECTING THE FINAL FOUR

Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2015, 07:41:18 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 6h6 hours ago Connecticut, USA

My top four this week is same as last week: 1. Clemson, 2. Alabama, 3. Ohio State, 4. Oklahoma State. Notre Dame is No. 5 and Iowa is No. 6.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2015, 07:56:28 am
Heather Dinich ‏@CFBHeather 22h22 hours ago

Your Week 11 @CFBPlayoff winners and losers: http://es.pn/1Qp3YxU

Winners include the Oklahoma schools

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Winners

Florida: Don't forget about the Gators. They fell into the shadows after a pedestrian performance against Vanderbilt in Week 10, but they've already clinched the SEC East and should be favored in their two remaining games, against FAU and rival Florida State. If a one-loss Florida team can knock off Alabama in the SEC title game, it should be in the top four.

Losers

Pac-12...

LSU: Forget about the top four; LSU is trying to hang on to second place in the SEC West. The loss to Arkansas coupled with Alabama's win against Mississippi State was a dagger to LSU's playoff hopes. The Tigers have lost back-to-back games, Leonard Fournette is no longer the Heisman front-runner, and a road trip to Ole Miss looms.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2015, 08:48:13 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 14h14 hours ago

ESPN’s Top 10 strength of record rankings, which measures the impressiveness of a team’s W-L given its schedule

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2015, 07:54:37 pm
 AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 5h5 hours ago

#Oklahoma's Bob Stoops says Sooners should be in College Football Playoff, takes subtle jab at SEC http://ow.ly/ULZZ1 

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"I don't know how you couldn't," Stoops said Monday night in an interview on ESPN's SportsCenter. "If you go on the road and beat the No. 6 team in the country, you beat the No. 11 team in the country (TCU) and Oklahoma State also on the road -- the No. 4 team in the country -- who else is doing that at the end of the year, or even through the whole year?

"Look at whoever else has won, and what top teams have they beaten?" Stoops said on the broadcast. "If you're able to do that, then certainly you should be one of those teams. And also, by the way, won on the road to Tennessee, one of those SEC teams."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2015, 08:58:37 pm
CFBPlayoff ‏@CFBPlayoff 50s50 seconds ago

1. Clemson
2. Alabama
3. Ohio State
4. Notre Dame

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2015, 09:20:36 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 58m58 minutes ago

.@LVSuperBook lines using current @CFBPlayoff pairings: Clemson -3.5 Notre Dame; Alabama -4 Ohio State
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2015, 07:05:41 am
Hanging onto the past or sending a message?

 Chuck Dunlap Retweeted
BCSKnowHow.com ‏@BCSKnowHow Nov 17

Side-by-side comparison of the new @CFBPlayoff ranking and what the #BCS would have looked like this week

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2015, 11:19:33 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 3h3 hours ago

Unless Ohio upsets NIU next week, Toledo can’t win MAC so American champ (Navy, UH or Temple) all but guaranteed New Year’s 6 bowl berth
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 25, 2015, 06:27:37 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 8h8 hours ago

Quick Reactions: Florida’s College Football Playoff rankings drop could ultimately bring doom to SEC http://trib.al/jOjhlsG

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No. 12 Florida suddenly has minimal odds of vaulting eight spots in the coming days, short of routing Florida State and Alabama (SEC championship) by 30 points apiece over the next two weekends.

If Florida had trouble taking down Vanderbilt (by two points) and Florida Atlantic (overtime) at home, then Alabama should be a heavy favorite for next week’s SEC championship. Of course, the No. 2 Crimson Tide (10-1 overall) still need to take care of business this week (at Auburn), before booking a trip to Atlanta.

An Iron Bowl defeat would also open the door for No. 18 Ole Miss (8-3 overall, 5-2 SEC; tiebreaker advantage over Alabama) potentially claiming the SEC West title. In that scenario, a Gators-Rebels championship bout probably wouldn’t thrill the Playoff committee too much.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2015, 07:41:57 am
CFBPlayoff ‏@CFBPlayoff Nov 24

Full #CFP25 for games played through November 21 http://bit.ly/1Lyb1g5

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2015, 08:54:39 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 9h9 hours ago

3 scenarios where SEC champion Florida could miss the College Football Playoff http://trib.al/lqFi7vC

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Florida has a daunting two weeks ahead, but beating rival Florida State and upsetting Alabama in the SEC Championship game should vault the Gators into the College Football Playoff. [This is arguably a tougher task than winning the two playoff games.]

First, let’s examine the Gators’ schedule. At this point, Florida’s best win is clearly against Ole Miss, which is currently No. 18 in the Playoff rankings. The second-best win is … well, here is the beginning of Florida’s problem.

According to the computers, Florida’s next-best wins are Tennessee at No. 28 and UGA at No. 29.

The entire SEC West is ranked in the top 35, but the bottom four schools in the SEC East are not helping the Gators. Missouri, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and South Carolina are all ranked between 66 and 85. So too is another Florida opponent, East Carolina, which checks in at No. 80. Florida Atlantic (No. 115) and New Mexico State (No .111) … well, the Gators got what they paid for.

Scenario No. 1

    Clemson wins out
    Iowa or Michigan State wins out
    Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State
    Notre Dame beats Stanford

Scenario No. 2

    Clemson wins out
    Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State
    Notre Dame beats Stanford
    Michigan State loses to Penn State, Ohio State beats Michigan and Iowa

Scenario No. 3

    Clemson wins out
    Iowa or Michigan State wins out
    Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State
    Stanford beats Notre Dame and UCLA
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2015, 04:50:38 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN  2h2 hours ago
Toledo loss virtually guarantees American champion will get New Year’s 6 Group of 5 berth
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2015, 09:47:53 am
 Heather Dinich ‏@CFBHeather 10h10 hours ago

TCU's double OT win over Baylor knocked the Bears out of the CFP and race for the Big 12 title, leaving Oklahoma...  …
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2015, 10:17:13 am

Brian Davis Verified account
‏@BDavisAAS

Props to Art Briles for trying to find Patterson afterward. No kudos to maniac TCU fans trying to get in Briles' face.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2015, 08:55:39 pm
https://twitter.com/CFBHeather/status/670795706798575616

Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 8m8 minutes ago

Chris Low Retweeted Heather Dinich

Heather, I didn't see the eye test on that list.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2015, 10:04:21 pm
ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo  6m6 minutes ago
No. 9 Stanford makes a 45-yard FG as time expires to beat No. 6 Notre Dame, 38-36!
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2015, 11:19:39 pm
ESPN Stats & InfoVerified account ‏@ESPNStatsInfo  24m24 minutes ago
Oklahoma: 5-0 against AP-ranked teams this season after going 0-4 in such games in 2014; most such wins by any team this season w/o a loss
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 08:48:34 am
Heather Dinich ‏@CFBHeather 23h23 hours ago

Your Week 13 @CFBPlayoff perspective: The Power 5 Path to the Playoff http://es.pn/1TeWgV3

Simple. Bama loses it's out, no league title. Florida wins the SEC, SEC is toast. No way Gators are a top 4 team.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 12:14:50 pm
Ralph D. Russo ‏@ralphDrussoAP 30m30 minutes ago

If Alabama is overrated you should be happy to play'em in playoff. Sure plenty of Bama fans were happy to draw Ohio St, until they weren't
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 06:38:43 pm
Chuck Dunlap ‏@SEC_Chuck  7h7 hours ago
11 bowl teams on the schedule have propelled Alabama to the top of the computers by a decent margin: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/rankings/2015/11/30/college-football-computer-composite-ranking-alabama-clemson-ohio-state/76549912/ …

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College football's last week of the regular season resulted in another first: Alabama is No. 1 in the College Football Computer Composite, the weekly ranking formulated by the former Bowl Championship Series computers.

12. Ole Miss

16. Florida

18. LSU

23. UGa

25. Tennessee

27. MSSt

28. Arkansas

31. A&M
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2015, 08:56:12 pm
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork  3h3 hours ago
No. 2 in the nation... @AlabamaFTBL

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2015, 07:36:56 am
BCSKnowHow.com ‏@BCSKnowHow 13h13 hours ago

Side-by-side of the penultimate @CFBPlayoff rankings and what the #BCS would have looked like this week

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2015, 08:45:44 am
Michael Casagrande ‏@ByCasagrande 13h13 hours ago

Playoff committee had 'heated' debate about ranking Alabama No. 1 over Clemson. http://ow.ly/VmacA

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"The committee debated long and hard about the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams," Long said. "Clemson is again ranked No. 1, but it was close and indeed very close. They both have impressive bodies of work. Clemson is 6-0 against teams with winning records including two wins against teams in this week's top 10. Alabama is 8-1 against teams with winning records. While that is an impressive résumé, Alabama has not played a team in the current top 10. Clemson's undefeated record was also clearly a factor."

But it was close.

"We had a number of revotes, and there were times in the meeting I actually thought Alabama was going to be voted ahead of Clemson," Long said. "But they were not."

Alabama (11-1) will face No. 18 Florida at 3 p.m. Saturday in the SEC Championship Game.

Clemson (12-0) meets 10th ranked North Carolina in the ACC title game.

Long said there was Alabama-Clemson debate before last week's ranking, but this time it was more "heated."

"Well, we had additional pieces to the résumé," Long said. "We saw a Clemson team struggle against a South Carolina team, that same South Carolina team..."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2015, 09:36:35 am
 Jon Solomon ‏@JonSolomonCBS 15h15 hours ago

Long: Committee won't try to manipulate rankings to make sure Oklahoma doesn't play in Dallas if it's a No. 3 or 4 seed.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2015, 10:19:36 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 16h16 hours ago

If Clemson loses, ACC is out; if Alabama loses, SEC is out. If both lose, @CFBPlayoff immediately expands to 8 teams
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 08:58:38 am
ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC 21h21 hours ago

Alabama, Ole Miss and how the CFP avoided true chaos http://es.pn/1Pw4Gtx

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Let me start by saying Alabama is clearly or, to use College Football Playoff lingo, unequivocally one of the best four teams this season.

Now that we have that established, let's have a little fun with this whole selection process, which is jeered, cheered and smeared every Tuesday night when the committee's rankings are unveiled.

The most fascinating "What if ..." of all in a season full of them is how everything would have played out if the ball hadn't bounced just right for Arkansas back on Nov. 7 in the Hogs' thrilling 53-52 overtime win against Ole Miss. Even Arkansas coach Bret Bielema referred to the fourth-and-25 lateral play in overtime as "divine intervention." Tight end Hunter Henry gathered in a short pass and flung it backward about 30 feet as he was being tackled. The ball was tipped by an offensive lineman and scooped up on the bounce by Alex Collins, who rambled for the first down, but not before he fumbled. Teammate Dominique Reed was there to recover for the Hogs.

The whole thing is still dizzying when you watch the replay, but the Hogs went on to score a touchdown and convert the game-winning two-point try in one of the more exciting games of the season.

It was a great win for Arkansas and a crushing loss for Ole Miss.

But think about the conundrum the committee would have right now had Henry's wild lateral not bounced just right.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 09:14:57 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 18h18 hours ago

Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby tells @GottliebShow: 8-team playoff “definitely more lucrative” but “puts conference championship games in jeopardy"
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 09:17:06 am
Todd Fuhrman ‏@ToddFuhrman 16h16 hours ago

Our @SportsLine CFB projection model believes the committee has 1 team vastly overrated...and no, it's not Iowa http://www.sportsline.com/insiders/25397208/power-ratings-where-the-committee-is-wrong/ …

1. Bama

17. Iowa
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2015, 01:04:38 pm
Shane Moubry
‏@lsmoubry

@CFBHeather What's the scenario you see that puts oh st in the playoff?


Heather Dinich Verified account
‏@CFBHeather

Heather Dinich Retweeted Shane Moubry

. @StanfordFball AND either Bama or Clemson would have to lose is my best guess.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2015, 09:04:53 am
Matt Zenitz ‏@mzenitz 21h21 hours ago

Why any Alabama semifinal game would almost definitely be in Texas http://s.al.com/2VDPkOm

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The site of each game is determined by the top seed.

The game featuring the No. 1 team will be played in the city closest geographically to that school.

Clemson enters the weekend No. 1 in the most recent Playoff rankings.

Clemson is closer to Miami than it is to Texas, so the Tigers would play in Miami if they remain No. 1.

That would leave No. 2 and No. 3 to play in Texas.

Alabama enters the weekend No. 2.

Even if the Tide jumps Clemson for No. 1, the game would still be in Texas, as Alabama is closer to Arlington than it is to Miami.

One of the only scenarios that would lead to the Tide playing in Miami would be Clemson losing and Alabama winning but No. 3 Oklahoma jumping the Tide for No. 1.

If that happened, the Sooners would play in Texas.

The Tide would be in Miami.

That's unlikely considering Oklahoma doesn't have a game this weekend...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2015, 06:35:53 am
CFBPlayoff ‏@CFBPlayoff 7h7 hours ago

Back to work. #CFBPlayoff

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2015, 06:47:05 am
Chris Vannini ‏@ChrisVannini 6h6 hours ago

Dantonio 7-1 in his last 8 games against top-10 teams.

6-1 in his last 7 against top-5.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2015, 08:30:56 am
Heather Dinich ‏@CFBHeather 41m41 minutes ago

ICYMI how Selection Day might look http://es.pn/1lFLdth

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The committee's sixth and final top four will be released Sunday at noon ET on ESPN.

While it's possible that Big 12 champ OU could cling onto that No. 3 spot, it would be very easy for the 12-member committee to justify Michigan State's leap to the No. 3 spot after beating previously undefeated Iowa. When comparing the two one-loss teams, Michigan State's résumé is more compelling, with road wins at Ohio State and Michigan, a win over Oregon and finally beating the committee's No. 4 team in Iowa.

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2015, 12:43:07 pm
BCSKnowHow.com
‏@BCSKnowHow

Side-by-side comparison of the final @CFBPlayoff ranking and our simulated #BCS

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AP Poll was not a factor in the BCS rating in the final years.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2015, 01:43:46 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 2h2 hours ago

Big 12 now will require its FB programs to annually play at least one non-conference game vs a Power 5 team & can't play more than 1 FCS.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2015, 06:26:57 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 14h14 hours ago

Former SEC commish Mike Slive on should @CFBPlayoff expand: "Why is there a push (for 8 teams)? We’re not the NFL, we’re not the NBA"
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2015, 10:29:28 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 24m24 minutes ago

Ohio State DT Adolphus Washington, cited for solicitation, suspended for Fiesta Bowl for violating team policy
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2015, 02:52:14 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 5h5 hours ago

National title odds via @LVSuperBook: Alabama 1-1, Oklahoma 9-4, Clemson 11-2, Michigan State 7-1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2015, 11:54:42 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 49m49 minutes ago

Nick Saban pulls a #tbt to reflect on last year's approach to the College Football Playoffs http://ow.ly/W22En 

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Alabama's the only team who has been here before.

The only repeat playoff team in college football, it took a few lessons from Round 1. The mental approach is different this time, Nick Saban and players said. Last year, it wasn't real good.

That month between winning the SEC title and losing to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl semifinal was a minefield of distractions and privilege, they said. It feels different in the buildup to the Dec. 31 Cotton Bowl with No. 3 Michigan State.

"We certainly didn't do a good job last year," Saban said. "I felt like our players did not approach the game like a playoff game. They approached it more like a bowl game, which was obviously not our intention, not what we tried to sell to them as far as what they needed to do. I think they felt a little entitled when they won the SEC championship and just didn't really want to ― look this is a new season."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2015, 11:38:09 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 1h1 hour ago

.@CFBPlayoff title odds via @LVSuperBook: Alabama 1-1, Oklahoma 9-4, Clemson 11-2, Michigan State 7-1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 23, 2015, 02:40:38 pm
Larry Williams@LarryWilliamsTI

Terry Don Phillips: "There were other attractive candidates. But you wake up in the middle of the night and say 'I think Dabo can do it.'"
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 24, 2015, 08:45:24 am
SEC Sports ‏@SEC 19h19 hours ago

Every day, @AlabamaFTBL is getting more & more ready for Michigan State and the #CottonBowl
http://bit.ly/1NCnAey 

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2015, 07:12:35 am
https://twitter.com/Graham_Couch/status/680880673792606208

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College Football Playoff has overstepped its bounds. Even if many of us can’t think of anything we’d rather do on New Year’s Eve.

The sport is straying from its lane and kicking dirt on Dick Clark’s grave, offering the play clock as an alternative countdown to the ball dropping in Times Square.

It’s the arrogance and thoughtlessness that irks me. The notion that college football is such a powerful drug in American culture that we’ll alter traditions and cancel plans because we can’t help ourselves.

This year, in Greater Lansing and around Michigan, the college football power brokers are probably right — we can’t help ourselves. We don’t want to. Michigan State playing Alabama in a national semifinal in primetime on New Year’s Eve is something special. Something unique.

And while it surely has caused a few logistical headaches for venues and disagreements among couples and between friends, it’s also created an opportunity for a memorable night.

Give it a couple of years.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2015, 09:23:28 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 1h1 hour ago Dallas, TX

Reggie Ragland said this team has held each other accountable, and unlike a year ago, nobody is thinking NFL.

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2015, 01:11:14 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 3h3 hours ago

.@CFBPlayoff title odds via @LVSuperBook: Alabama 1-1, Oklahoma 9-4, Clemson 6-1, Michigan State 7-1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2015, 11:04:18 am
Cole Cubelic ‏@colecubelic Dec 29

Clemson is the only #CFBPlayoff team [maybe ever] minus in turnover margin:

@ClemsonFB -2
@AlabamaFTBL +7
@OU_Football +10
@MSU_Football +16
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2015, 01:36:01 pm
Jeremy Crabtree ‏@jeremycrabtree 16h16 hours ago

#Clemson has sent three players home for failed drug tests, a source confirmed to ESPN's @Mark_Schlabach. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/14463932/clemson-tigers-send-3-home-including-deon-cain …


Separately, no word on whether Mellow Mushroom catered the Conference Championship celebration.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2016, 06:50:38 am
Heather Dinich ‏@CFBHeather 41m41 minutes ago

ICYMI how Selection Day might look http://es.pn/1lFLdth

(http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2015/1205/CFP518Bracket151206.png)

Which of them is not like the others? Which of them just doesn't belong?
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2016, 07:02:54 am
Tim May ‏@TIM_MAYsports 31 Dec 2015

Watching all the injuries today reinforces notion college football teams are not built for the physical grind of an 8 team playoff.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2016, 07:06:52 am
Ralph D. Russo ‏@ralphDrussoAP 30m30 minutes ago

If Alabama is overrated you should be happy to play'em in playoff. Sure plenty of Bama fans were happy to draw Ohio St, until they weren't
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2016, 07:51:02 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 8h8 hours ago

Alabama opens as 7-point favorite over Clemson in @CFBPlayoff title game
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2016, 07:55:03 am
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 11h11 hours ago

#Clemson LB Ben Boulware on OU: "They couldn't talk their way into a win."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2016, 01:57:22 pm
https://twitter.com/Graham_Couch/status/680880673792606208


Dan Wolken ‏@DanWolken  2h2 hours ago
Wow. The CFP semifinals TV ratings on ESPN were down about 1/3 from last year. Big drop.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2016, 07:23:52 am
Adam Rittenberg ‏@ESPNRittenberg 11h11 hours ago

Can't fault committee too much, but feels like they picked these matchups like this #NewYearsSnooze

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2016, 09:48:02 am
Joe Schad ‏@schadjoe Jan 1

ESPN’s FPI gives Alabama a 62 percent chance to defeat Clemson
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 04, 2016, 09:05:32 am
Brian Davis ‏@BDavisAAS 12h12 hours ago

The CFP semifinal ratings were so bad, SI compared it to New Coke. Oh, but NYE games are here to stay. Dumb. http://www.si.com/more-sports/2016/01/03/college-football-playoff-semifinals-ratings-colleen-dominguez-lawsuit …

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ESPN’s vice president of programming and acquisitions and one of the network’s point people on the deal with the CFP, told SI.com on Saturday there are no immediate plans to ask the CFP to reconsider the New Years Eve playoff plan. He said he did speak with Hancock after the ratings came out but preferred to keep that conversation private. Ben-Hanan said he learned of the viewership numbers on Friday morning when he and other ESPN execs received an email from the company’s research department.

“Watching the games unfold live, certainly we had an expectation because the games were not competitive late that it would hurt us,” Ben-Hanan said. “I would say I was not surprised by the numbers when I saw them. We knew they would be down and certainly hoped they would not be as down as they turned out to be. [Michigan State] Being down 38-0 and competing against New Years Eve programming, that was not good luck from a TV ratings perspective.”

Don’t kill Ben-Hanan here. ESPN likely has no contractual provisions to rectify this disaster. Hancock, a sports political operative of the highest order, and his crew ultimately have the final decision on the date of the semifinals. They are the rights owner of the property; ESPN is merely a rights holder. ESPN’s only hope is to prod Hancock and his suits into acting with less self-interest. (Good luck, son.) Ben-Hanan said ESPN officials felt better about the overall bowl numbers after the overnights came in on all the New Years Eve Six bowls. Those bowls (Peach Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl Classic, Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl) averaged a 7.1 overnight rating, with four of the six games experiencing increased ratings. The 7.1 overnight rating is down 13 percent from last season’s 8.2. “Of course you always want to be up but down 13 percent is a little bit different than after we were at the semifinals when we were staring at 30 percent-plus [down],” Ben-Hanan said.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 04, 2016, 11:24:43 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 25m25 minutes ago

Alabama to have more practice time than Clemson leading up to College Football Playoff championship game http://sec.news/1OGNeMC

Spring semester must start later at Bama.  Coach thinks of everything.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 05, 2016, 03:51:22 pm
CFBPlayoff ‏@CFBPlayoff 23h23 hours ago

The #NationalChampionship field is being assembled outside of @UOPXStadium.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX6Op4sUwAABjAs.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2016, 01:13:40 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN Jan 4

.@CFBPlayoff officials believe this OU-KU game should have been played on New Year’s Eve
Title: Meet the man who lived with Dabo Swinney and his mom at Alabama
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2016, 07:58:23 am
Chris Donnelly was wrapping up a standout Alabama career when it was time to move out of the dorms and into an off-campus house.

The senior safety in Gene Stallings' program decided to live with a former teammate who now served as a graduate assistant. The catch? The former teammate's mother was moving in, too.

That graduate assistant was Dabo Swinney (http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2016/01/meet_the_man_who_lived_with_da.html)

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Ervil Swinney, Dabo's father, battled alcoholism and struggled after a family business went south. As Ervil fought his demons, Dabo and his mother were on their own.

It was Dabo's dream to play football at Alabama but the only solution to make it work financially was for Carol to live with him for the majority of his college career. It was no one's ideal scenario but the proud Pelham native didn't let it bring him down.

"He wasn't embarrassed about it; he wasn't ashamed about it," Donnelly told AL.com. "In fact, he was like 'This is the card I was dealt and I'm going to enjoy my college experience; I'm going to enjoy my moment.'

"His mom was just the sweetest thing. She would cook for us on Monday nights. So we'd come over to the apartment and eat and hang out. She was a great cook."

Carol started the Monday night cooking tradition in little Apartment 81 in the Fountainbleau Apartments that no longer exist. She was always cooking in bulk, not knowing how many of Dabo's teammates would cram themselves into the tiny two-bedroom place for a home-cooked dinner. Donnelly fondly remembers a pasta dish she'd frequently make.

It was at Apartment 81 that the unusual living arrangement began in Tuscaloosa during Dabo's sophomore year.

It was an era before cost of attendance payments.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2016, 09:27:33 am
Jeremy Crabtree ‏@jeremycrabtree 16h16 hours ago

Great nugget from @ESPNStatsInfo: Every national championship team since 2006 had a top-10 recruiting class in immediately preceding class.


Not a shocker here.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2016, 12:37:07 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 19m19 minutes ago

NCAA grants waiver allowing Clemson to exceed 20-hour practice limit http://sec.news/1ORAQcQ
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2016, 10:11:48 am
 Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 1h1 hour ago

CBS analyst Gary Danielson expects ‘Bama is going to win big’ http://sec.news/1Rozzkq

Would know.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2016, 10:21:31 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 16m16 minutes ago

SEC Film Room: How Alabama can bottle up Clemson’s top red-zone threat http://sec.news/1RoKD0R

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How will Alabama defend Clemson’s top red-zone target, tight end Jordan Leggett?

Clemson’s read-option attack only boosts Leggett’s potential usage in the red zone. The Tigers don’t do much substituting on offense due to their no-huddle strategy which means Leggett’s role cannot be purely receiving. Since he’s also used as a blocker, moving up into traffic like in the play above confused the defense and allowed him to find open space as the defense fell for quarterback Deshaun Watson’s fake.

I don’t expect Alabama to have these kind of miscues simply because the Tide’s defense does not require its players to all focus in on run or pass; they are good enough to split the defense knowing the front six or seven can handle the run and the secondary can handle the pass with little initial help from the other group. This avoids defensive players lining up in mismatches, a key part of why receiving tight ends are often thought of as X-factors...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2016, 10:24:57 am
Darren Rovell ‏@darrenrovell 20h20 hours ago

Bama-Clemson title tickets in free fall. Upper level end zone seats selling for as low as $275, 39% under face value (H/T @TiqIQ)


Why we can't have nice things an eight team playoff.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2016, 01:25:02 pm
Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello 2h2 hours ago

New Year's Eve was a disaster for the College Football Playoff and ad buyers want money back: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/currency/media-buyers-espn-negotiating-20m-bowl-game-ad-makegoods/146777 …

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Despite the efforts of the College Football Playoff committee and some media outlets downplaying the financial hit ESPN took by being forced to televise the two national championship semi-final games on New Year’s Eve, media buyers say the network owes upwards of $20 million in ad makegoods for ratings shortfalls for the two games.

ESPN may have gotten a bit greedy when setting its ratings estimates and offering higher guarantee levels to advertisers for the two games, knowing audiences might not flock to their TV sets, despite the optimism of the CFP committee. However, advertisers are concerned about next season’s potential audience levels for the games, which will also be televised on New Year’s Eve. Even if the ratings guarantees by ESPN are set lower, advertisers would prefer the games be moved to New Year’s Day or even on consecutive primetime nights, exclusive of New Year’s Eve, when more people would likely watch.

But CFP committee officials are on record as adamantly supporting the continued airing of the playoff series games on New Year’s Eve as scheduled, which will occur in seven of the remaining 10 years of the 12-year original deal. And that position has been taken even after the 36% combined ratings decline for the two games was disclosed.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2016, 04:58:03 pm
Stewart Mandel ‏@slmandel 3h3 hours ago

If you run a company that loses 19% of its customers in one year, you try something new. If you're college football, you blame Star Wars.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2016, 08:43:44 pm
https://twitter.com/rodger_sherman/status/685548890313998336
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2016, 08:46:33 am
Mark Schlabach Verified account
‏@Mark_Schlabach

Swinney was 26th-highest paid FBS coach at $3.1M annually last season. Might be in top 10 with new deal
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2016, 04:58:51 pm
Sugar Don't Bite (http://theadvocate.com/sports/lsu/14523648-128/marcus-spears-former-lsu-player-turned-tv-analyst-says-les-miles-has-to-improve-offense-or-i-dont-t)

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With talk swirling about how the College Football Playoff can improve this year’s dismal TV ratings for the national semifinals, a number of suggestions have emerged.

One is to sandwich the semifinals around the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day in years when the semis aren’t in the Rose and Sugar bowls, thus potentially moving the Sugar out of its traditional Jan. 1 prime-time slot.

However, Saturday, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey said his league and the Big 12, which have agreed to send their champions or highest-ranked teams to the Sugar, remain committed to keeping the bowl on New Year’s night.

“There’s not only a commitment,” Sankey said at CFP media day. “We have a contract.”

With the Sugar having hosted a CFP semifinal last year, this was the first time the game hosted the so-called “Champions Bowl” between the SEC and Big 12. Ole Miss romped past Oklahoma State 48-20.

“The victory is always nice,” Sankey said. “But standing on the floor of the Superdome, which was full, with a lot of energy, it was a great reward for both teams and a great evening for both teams.”
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2016, 06:35:32 am
https://twitter.com/SEC/status/686776495818305536
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2016, 06:35:57 am
https://twitter.com/CollegeGameDay/status/686772959613161472
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2016, 06:36:51 am
CFBPlayoff ‏@CFBPlayoff 7h7 hours ago

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! #RollTide

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Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2016, 08:17:40 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 8h8 hours ago

Alabama opens as 7-point favorite over Clemson in @CFBPlayoff title game

SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 9h9 hours ago Phoenix, AZ

Not sure if that last touchdown will matter in the end for Clemson, but it will carry a lot of weight for Las Vegas. #CFBChampionship
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2016, 08:20:12 am
 SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 9h9 hours ago Phoenix, AZ

Deshaun Watson is the first player in NCAA history with 4,000+ yards passing and 1,000+ yards rushing in a season.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2016, 08:20:42 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 10h10 hours ago Farragut, TN

So Clemson heads to the 4th quarter with the lead. Tigers have won 51 in a row when leading going into the final quarter.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2016, 05:37:50 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 4h4 hours ago

Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long will not return as chairman of the #CFBPlayoff Selection Committee http://ow.ly/WY21a

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Long will remain on the committee, however, CFP executive director Bill Hancock told CBS Sports. Hancock added that Long stepping down after two years was part of the plan from the beginning.

"When we created the selection committee, there was an expectation the chairman would serve one or two years," Hancock told CBS Sports. "Jeff did a terrific job, but it's time for someone [else] to take over. We will continue to view it has a one- or two-year position.

"Jeff is departing on a very high note. He was a very fine chair."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 10:36:02 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 24h24 hours ago

Last night’s game drew 16.0 combined rating for @CFBPlayoff title game, 3rd best ever for any ESPN event
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 08:48:54 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 5h5 hours ago

Big 12 now allowed to have title game if it wants but commish Bob Bowlsby said it’s "too early to speculate” if league will have one

3 Big 12 games on Dec. 3 all could be moved to earlier corresponding open dates but league title game in 2016 "unlikely” sources told @ESPN
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2016, 08:06:38 pm
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops  2h2 hours ago Hollywood, FL
So Kirby Hocutt, the former Miami AD who had his head in the sand during the Nevin Shapiro scandal, is new CFB chair? Lord help us.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2016, 12:42:59 pm
CollegeFootballTalk ‏@CFTalk 20m20 minutes ago

OU prez David Boren was 'very frustrated' Big 12 'let Louisville get away' #collegefootball http://wp.me/p14QTT-1wUs

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    “You know, I was for adding Louisville (when the Big 12 instead added West Virginia and TCU in 2012),” he said. “I obviously did not prevail, and they have now gone into another conference and they’re not available now. But they’d have been a good fit.

    “… Boy, I was very frustrated, for example, that we let Louisville get away and we let other schools get away. We had opportunities at one time several years ago before all these schools gave up their rights, their legal rights and their financial rights, we had a real opportunity, I think back then, to even snag some of the bigger-name programs in the country, and we let the opportunity pass us by — in spite of some of us expressing our frustrations.”
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2016, 03:27:42 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 2h2 hours ago

Four new names have been added to the College Football Playoff committee: http://ow.ly/XmSCB

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Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr and ex-Southern Miss coach Jeff Bower are among four new members of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee announced Thursday.

Carr and Bower are joined by former Central Michigan coach athletics director Herb Deromedi and Oregon AD Rob Mullens on the 13-person panel. They will serve three-year terms beginning in the spring.

The four new members replace Mike Gould, Pat Haden, Tom Osborne and Mike Tranghese, each of whom were original members of the committee. Haden resigned last fall for health reasons.

Returning committee members for next season include Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt (chairman), Wisconsin AD and former coach Barry Alvarez, ex-NCAA executive vice-president Tom Jernstedt, former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson, Arkansas AD Jeff Long, Clemson AD Dan Radakovich, former U.S. Secretary of State and Stanford provost Condoleeezza Rice, ex-Notre Dame, Washington and Stanford head coach Tyrone Willingham and former sports writer Steve Wieberg.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2016, 08:49:04 pm
Rebekah Brown@bekah2386

For all the Northerners making fun of the Southern Folk today around Nashville . @finebaum #godawgs

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZVaKevUAAAIA3L.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2016, 05:59:18 pm
Jim Saccomano@broncos_sacco

CBS PR department informs us that Broncos' AFC Championship Game win was highest rated "early window" game in 39 years..


Most who were going to had already seen Star Wars.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2016, 05:25:57 pm
CFBPlayoff Verified account
‏@CFBPlayoff

Random ticket drawing for the 2017 #CFBPlayoff National Championship at @RJStadium now open: http://bit.ly/1nNaHWN 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZqUsyyUUAA24hV.jpg)

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2016, 03:50:10 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 52m52 minutes ago

Former Ohio State players didn't like watching #Alabama's Cotton Bowl blowout, wanted a chance at the Tide: http://ow.ly/XDY6E

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The Ohio State tight end was in his Arizona hotel room the night before playing Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl, but a game in Dallas caused irritation.

Once he saw Alabama seize control from Michigan State, Vannett had to turn off the Cotton Bowl. The 2014 national champion Buckeyes had come so close to meeting the Crimson Tide in the semifinals for a second straight year. So to see another Big Ten team take a 38-0 beating didn't sit well with Vannett and the other former Ohio State players participating in this week's Senior Bowl in Mobile.

"It kinda made us look bad," Vannett said.

One disappointing November afternoon was all that kept the Buckeyes from a rematch with Alabama. The same Spartans that were whipped by Alabama upset the defending champs 17-14 on Nov. 21 in a game they didn't lead until a last-second, 41-yard field goal. The fact it happened so late in the year, Michigan State was the Buckeyes' only ranked opponent and it effectively knocked them from the Big Ten title race doomed hopes of a repeat championship.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 29, 2016, 04:08:07 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 2h2 hours ago

Did #Clemson dominate #Alabama in the national championship game? One Clemson player thought so: http://ow.ly/XGZ0b

Morale (sic) victory for proper usage of "dominated"

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Charone Peake laughed a little recalling a moment from Tuesday's Senior Bowl practice in Fairhope. Just two weeks after meeting as opponents on college football's grandest stage, the former Clemson receiver is teammates with five Alabama players.

"It was weird today, Jake Coker was throwing me the ball while Cyrus Jones was guarding me," Peake said with a grin. "So that was kind of weird. We're all cool about it. It was just a game at the end of the day. We're all friends."

But there are still a few lingering feelings left over from that night outside Phoenix.

"We felt like we dominated the game," Peake said. "Those couple two or three plays took over and kinda overshadowed our play. The scoreboard didn't show it but I felt like we dominated the game."

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2016, 09:34:48 pm
t looks like the Big 12 will not have enough time to put together a football championship game for the end of the 2016 season.

Oklahoma president David Boren said Thursday he doubts the Big 12 will conduct a scheduled vote next week to approve a conference football title game. (http://collegesports.blog.statesman.com/2016/01/28/ou-president-doubts-big-12-will-take-vote-next-week-on-championship-game)

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Boren said: “I would emphasize: I don’t think the Big 12 Conference is in any danger of falling apart. I don’t. There’s no imminent danger of that, nor is there anybody even considering that, I don’t think. Our first choice by far in every possibility for us is to stay in the Big 12 Conference and enhance it, make it stronger, make it better.”

Boren also continued to rail against the Longhorn Network, viewing it as a major roadblock for the Big 12 setting up its own.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2016, 01:55:38 pm
National Title Odds (http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/outkick-the-coverage/college-football-conference-title-odds-are-out-020116)

1. Alabama 5-1
5. LSU 14-1
8. Tennessee 17-1
13. Ole Miss 26-1
14. Georgia 33-1
14. Auburn 33-1
22. Florida 55-1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2016, 09:49:11 am
 Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN Feb 1

.@LVSuperBook odds to win @CFBPlayoff title: Bama 6-1 Clem/OU 7-1 OhSt 10-1 Bay/Mich 12-1 FSU/LSU/ND/Tenn 15-1 MichSt/OleMiss/Stan 25-1

UF: 50-1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 10:23:38 am
 Jane McManus ‏@janesports 24h24 hours ago

Condoleezza Rice starts remarks after Goodell's introduction saying she gets asked a lot if she wants to be NFL commissioner.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2016, 10:10:49 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 9m9 minutes ago

Dick's Sporting Goods will donate unused Clemson championship merchandise to countries in need http://ow.ly/Y4SIX

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Stores such as Dick's Sporting Goods and Academy Sports were stocked with both Alabama and Clemson merchandise ahead of the National Championship game. The next morning, Dick's Sporting Goods sent its Clemson items to World Vision, a Washington-based Christian organization that provides assistance in more than 90 countries.

"Through our long-standing partnership with humanitarian organization, World Vision, Dick's Sporting Goods will donate Clemson unused championship merchandise to countries in need," Brian Johnson, Dick's Sporting Goods community marketing manager, told GoUpstate.com last month.

The items go to World Vision's global distribution center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once there, the donations are counted and sorted based on size, gender and destination, meaning a t-shirt may go to a place with a warm climate while a sweatshirt will go somewhere colder. Once sorted, the items are sent to impoverished countries or areas dealing with natural disasters.

Academy Sports said its items were sent back to vendors...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2016, 01:23:56 pm
Heather Dinich ‏@CFBHeather 4h4 hours ago

Ooh, sorry @ClemsonFB ... you got bumped from No. 1 after NSD by @Mark_Schlabach. Check out his latest top 25: http://es.pn/1nV4V5s

1. Bama

6. LSU

12. Vols

13. OM

19. UGa

24. UF
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2016, 01:46:45 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 2h2 hours ago

Weeks later, Michigan State players recall what happened in their 38-0 loss to #Alabama in the Cotton Bowl: http://ow.ly/Ydsqj

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Receiver Aaron Burbridge, offensive lineman Jack Allen and defensive lineman Lawrence Thomas shared their perspective of what went wrong that night in Arlington. That 38-0 semifinal beating wasn't something they saw coming, that was clear. In the same breath, the three Spartans credited the Crimson Tide for handing their business on New Year's Eve.

"Oh definitely surprised me," said Burbridge, the Spartans' top receiver who was limited to five catches and 39 yards. "But I have to tip my hat to the Alabama guys. They came out to play."

The Spartans, champions of the Big Ten who handed defending champion Ohio State its only loss, kept it close early. Neither team scored in the opening quarter.

Burbridge said Alabama mostly played zone in the secondary. A safety was always "cheating over to my side a little bit," he said. The longest catch of his night covered 18 yards. Burbridge was impressed with Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones.

"(Marlon) Humphrey was physical too," he said. "He's going to be a good player."

If there was a positive Michigan State could take back to East Lansing, it was the defense of Derrick Henry. Fresh off the Heisman Trophy ceremony, Alabama's single-season rushing king was held to 75 yards on 20 carries.

"We harp on stopping the run," said Thomas, the defensive end. "Us guys up front got it done by holding the Heisman winner to 75 yards. That was a big step right there."

After the game, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said they were expecting Michigan State to pack the box. Thomas said that was the plan.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2016, 08:12:05 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 11h11 hours ago

In the first year of the CFB Playoff and @SECNetwork, the #SEC pulled in a whopping $500 million: http://ow.ly/Yi86L

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Southeastern Conference generated $527.4 million in revenue in the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, according to a report Tuesday by USA Today.

The fiscal year ending in August coincided with the first year of the College Football Playoff and the first full year of the SEC Network, which launched in August of 2014. Alabama earned a spot in the 4-team playoff in 2014, while the SEC also placed Ole Miss and Mississippi State in New Year's Six bowls, which are run by the College Football Playoff.

In addition, SEC commissioner Mike Slive earned more than $3.6 million in 2014.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2016, 01:43:14 pm
Dave Briggs ‏@DBriggsBlade 19m19 minutes ago

So much for 16 lost starters eroding Vegas' confidence in Ohio State. Per @BovadaLV, OSU (6-1) the new favorite to win 2016 national title.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on February 17, 2016, 11:49:26 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 4m4 minutes ago

Oklahoma's president says the Big 12 will make a decision on expansion 'this summer' http://ow.ly/Yr0Bz 

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Oklahoma president David Boren told The Oklahoman on Tuesday that Big 12 presidents have agreed that they need to make a decision on a number of issues, including conference expansion.

Boren also said the conference presidents are batting around ideas about a football championship game and a conference network.

"We're in a fact-finding mode, we're in a data-gathering mode," Boren told The Oklahoman. "In other words, what will it mean to the stability of the conference? What will it mean financially to the conference?

"We've sort of said to ourselves, come this summer, we're going to have to finally make a decision about what we do. We cannot indefinitely postpone decisions. That's what I had gotten frustrated about. I thought we were spinning our wheels."

University of Cincinnati, it has been reported, has been actively positioning for a shot at the Big 12. Boren also appears to be for the idea.

Cincinnati released emails and travel records to The Enquirer last week shedding light on the Bearcats' attempt to join a Power 5 conference.

According to the report, Cincinnati president Santa Ono has led a "quiet and diligent effort" to position his school for a bid to the Big 12 Conference.

(http://magazine.uc.edu/issues/0413/ono/_jcr_content/MainContent/textimage_2/image.img.jpg/1364491059051.jpg)
Santa Ono
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2016, 01:48:45 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 2h2 hours ago

College Football Playoff tweaks semifinal schedule, will remain on New Year’s Eve http://sec.news/1R0BQwk

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The College Football Playoff will still hold its semifinals on New Year’s Eve, with one minor change.

The semifinals will start an hour earlier than they did in 2015 with the Fiesta Bowl kicking off at 3 p.m. ET followed by the Peach Bowl at 7 p.m. ET, according to USA Today’s George Schroeder. The Orange Bowl was also bumped back from a noon kickoff on Dec. 31 to primetime on Dec. 30.

These slight modifications come after television ratings were down 40 percent from the 2014 semifinals.

There was a lot of excitement in '14.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2016, 02:24:50 pm
Dennis Dodd ‏@dennisdoddcbs Mar 7

It's become clear, the Big 12 has to do SOMETHING ... http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/dennis-dodd/25507811/the-big-12-has-to-do-something-soon--or-else-seven-things-to-know …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The evidence is mounting. The signs are there for the Big 12. The conference has to do something to address its future.

While there remains a slow, deliberate pace among Big 12 members considering expansion and/or a conference championship game, the league's clock is ticking.

“The last time they went through this [expansion] admittedly it was a fire drill,” commissioner Bob Bowlsby said. “They were down to eight members and they were scrambling. But it wasn't a very thorough process.”

This will be. No more knee-jerk West Virginia expansion when, in hindsight, Louisville would have been the better choice.

Meanwhile, no school is leaving. Not in the near future. It's more about shoring up a future that, without some kind of change, looks uncertain. This is about the Big 12 continuing to exist into a distant future.

Bowlsby summed it up this way when asked the financial gap between his league and the SEC, a number that currently stands at about $9 million per year in rights fee revenue.

“If we do nothing, 12 years from now, we'll be $20 million per school behind the SEC and the Big Ten,” he said.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2016, 08:52:13 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN Mar 7

.@CFBPlayoff semifinals (Fiesta, Peach) moved up an hour to 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. ET this year, but remain on New Year’s Eve

It was fun while it lasted: BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl is no more. Fiesta Bowl currently w/out naming rights sponsor


Was going to be difficult to commercialize the sponsorship.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2016, 07:12:08 am
The day after Selection Sunday, Kentucky Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart provided a variation on the annual theme of Coach John Calipari being unhappy with seeding or sites or opponents or path to the Final Four or accommodations or scent of hotel soap or something.

Barnhart suggested ways the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee can better do its job.

“It should consider following the lead of the College Football Playoff Committee and release updates prior to Selection Sunday,” Barnhart said in a news release. (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article68419317.html)

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“You get a whole week to analyze it, digest it and talk about it,” said former Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese, who also served on the basketball committee and has been asked to help raise the profile of SEC basketball.

By contrast, basketball’s frenzy of games come at a daily clip. Any update might radically change within 48 hours.

The basketball committee must decide 37 at-large bids from a pool of 90-plus teams, seed them, place them in brackets, send them to one of nine initial sites (counting the First Four in Dayton) that lead to four sites and then lead to the Final Four.

In football, there are only four bids and, say, 10 contending teams. “And,” Tranghese said, “you know ultimately all those teams are going to be playing in a (league) championship game.”

In other words, the league championship games do a lot of the work for the football committee.

Bill Hancock, the Executive Director of the College Football Playoff, has worked with both committees. He made those vaunted weekly updates in football sound like a marketing ploy.

“It adds pizzazz to the regular season ... ,” he said. “It has made fans in the SEC pay attention to what’s happening in the Pac 12 every week.”

And, Hancock added, “If we didn’t do the rankings, then other rankings would be perceived as real.”

The football committee typically meets from 1 p.m. on a Monday to noon on Tuesday.

“If the basketball committee does that, there are 30 games on Monday night that probably couldn’t be included in the (updated) rankings,” Tranghese said.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2016, 03:33:59 pm
Dan Wolken ‏@DanWolken 21h21 hours ago

Oklahoma is going to go to the Final Four in football and hoops and its president is the one complaining about the Big 12. Interesting.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2016, 09:47:16 am
Zach Barnett
‏@zach_barnett

How many schools have ever closed their basketball season and opened the following FB season in the same stadium? OU about to in Houston

Cecil Hurt ‏@CecilHurt Mar 26

Cecil Hurt Retweeted Zach Barnett

Alabama in 2008 
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2016, 09:41:27 am
Paul Finebaum ‏@finebaum 14h14 hours ago

At least, OU now has the distinction of being the first school to get blown out of the Final Four in both football and basketball.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2016, 10:19:14 am
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 15h15 hours ago

If TNT wants its Oklahoma Team Stream to be authentic, the announcers need to start talking Spring Football
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 19, 2016, 07:08:20 am
“If I was 100 percent, the game outcome would have been a little different,” former Clemson All-American defensive end Shaq Lawson said on the Paul Finebaum Show.

Bama defeated Clemson 45-40 in the second-ever College Football Playoff National Championship in January (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/former-clemson-player-my-health-would-have-changed-championship-game-against-alabama)

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He had two sacks and four tackles in the Crimson Tide’s victory.

If "ifs and buts" were "candy and nuts" ...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 21, 2016, 08:27:12 am
Stewart Mandel ‏@slmandel 15h15 hours ago

Bill Hancock, speaking after today's CFP meetings in Dallas, said "the topic of New Year's Eve came up" in a presentation from ESPN today.

[College football semis replaced weak imitations of Kneivel; went up against Seacrest.]

Hancock on NYE: "They (ESPN) raised it, we mostly listened. We will continue to review this matter."

Hancock: "There's no timetable for us to make a decision about New Year's Eve. We don’t have to the next two years."

[It's not about what you "have" to do. It's what's best for business.]

There will again be six sets of CFP rankings, culminating on Sunday 12/4. Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt succeeds Jeff Long as committee chair.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2016, 08:28:25 am
Stewart Mandel ‏@slmandel 22h22 hours ago

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he does not expect conference to make a decision on championship game until after their June meetings.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on May 02, 2016, 08:51:15 am
Jon Solomon ‏@JonSolomonCBS Apr 30

NFL draft picks since 2012: SEC 259, ACC 176, Big Ten 173, Pac-12 163, Big 12 116. Big 12's biggest issue isn't title game, it's talent.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2016, 08:06:30 am
Jon Solomon ‏@JonSolomonCBS Apr 30

NFL draft picks since 2012: SEC 259, ACC 176, Big Ten 173, Pac-12 163, Big 12 116. Big 12's biggest issue isn't title game, it's talent.


Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN May 2

Bob Bowlsby said data from Big 12’s consulting firm shows 12-team league w/8-game league sked & champ game best model to reach CFBPlayoff
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on May 16, 2016, 10:36:05 am
College football roundtable: Sleeper playoff contenders (http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/116986/roundtable-sleeper-playoff-contenders)

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SEC: Ole Miss

No Laremy Tunsil, Laquon Treadwell or Robert Nkemdiche ... no problem? Not when you start the season in Orlando against Florida State and face both Alabama and Georgia in the month of September...
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Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2016, 10:09:01 am
https://twitter.com/BrentZwerneman/status/738736957824503808

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The mean ol' Longhorns - public bullies despite fielding a 5-7 football team last year - appeared to shoot a hole through UH's expansion heart with just a few words Wednesday.

"The prudent thing for us to do as a conference is stay where we are," said Perrin, an apparent isolationist.

Then Patterson's replacement said something even more idiotic.

"Certainly we're in the Houston market," Perrin said. "The Longhorn Network is there."

Um, Mike? Can we talk for a minute?

Must-not-see TV

Now, I don't want to speak for everyone living in the fourth-largest city in America. But let me put it this way: I've never watched the Longhorn Network. I have a pretty good feeling I will never watch your school's stupid TV station. And I honestly wouldn't even know what channel to find it on if I did want to see Mack Brown interviewing a cow or the grainy rebroadcast of a football game from 1969.

Actually, let me speak for the vast majority of this city's sports-obsessed residents: Saying the Longhorns and the Big 12 are "in" Houston because of a network only a few misguided souls dare to watch is like declaring 11-14 under Strong a promising start.

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2016, 05:27:39 pm
George Schroeder ‏@GeorgeSchroeder 4h4 hours ago

BREAKING: Big 12 will have conference championship game beginning with 2017 season.

Bowlsby: Big 12 “in all likelihood” will go to divisions. Has looked at models with 5-team divisions and still full 9-game round-robin.

Combo of revenue news and general vibe today from Big 12-land leads to this opinion: Expansion is highly unlikely.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2016, 07:14:44 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/742851655952158720

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Elite pass rush
With Jonathan Allen, Tim Williams and Ryan Anderson all coming back for their senior seasons, Alabama returns 28.5 of its nation-leading 52 sacks from last season.

VegasInsider.com had Alabama at 7/1 odds to win the 2016 national championship. Clemson and Ohio State are the next two teams at 15/2.

Saban’s best recruiting job didn’t happen on National Signing Day. It was when he got guys like Allen, Williams, Anderson, Eddie Jackson, Reuben Foster and Howard to return for their senior seasons.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2016, 06:24:47 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/745481713287999493

Moral victory:
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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has always had a soft spot in his heart for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

However, he told Sports Illustrated his team's 'brand won" when his Tigers led into the fourth quarter before Alabama won the national title game, 45-40. 

Swinney: "Everything in life is how you respond to it. If everything went perfect all the time—you never lost a game, you got to the championship every time, you always won, you always got the top recruit, you always made the A—you really wouldn't truly appreciate all that goes into it. Our guys have responded well. As I've said many times, it's one thing to dream about something, it's another thing to experience it. It's one thing to think you're good enough, it's another thing to know you're good enough. We didn't win the game obviously, but I think our brand won. I don't know how to explain that other than Alabama has been kind of the standard. When you consider we out-rushed, out-passed, out-gained, out-sacked, out-tackled-for-loss them, we really played great, outside of four plays defensively. Physically, we matched up. We had a lot of things validated for our program."

Swinney went on to explain quarterback Deshaun Watson "has improved a ton."

Former Clemson receiver Charone Peake told AL.com during Senior Bowl week in Mobile, Alabama, he felt the Tigers dominated the title game.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on June 24, 2016, 07:58:52 am
Phil Steele predicts two SEC West teams in College Football Playoff (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/06/two_sec_teams_in_college_footb.html)

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College Football Playoff committee have made it a point to stress the importance a conference championship game when deciding the sport's top 4 teams every year.

Just ask TCU and Baylor during the inaugural playoff.

If you believe Phil Steele, 2016 could be the year a Power 5 team joins its conference champion in the playoff as an at-large.

"I went out of the box," Steele told The Opening Kickoff on WNSP-FM 105.5 in Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday. "This is the third year of the playoffs. Everyone just assumes it will be one team per conference. But I think this year, Alabama and LSU are so loaded that the SEC can get two teams into the playoffs."

Steele predicted three of the four teams correctly for the playoffs in the first year, while picking only one of last year's participants.

"I think the Pac-12 might beat itself up. The Big Ten may beat itself up and create an opening there. LSU is the type of team that can step right in there."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on June 27, 2016, 12:55:27 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/747482054984597504
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2016, 09:16:47 am
OddsShark list of championship odds: (http://www.outkickthecoverage.com/college-football-championship-odds-062816)

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Ohio State +700

Alabama +700

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Tennessee +1400

LSU +1400

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Ole Miss +2500

Georgia +2500

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Auburn +5000

Florida +5000

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A&M +7500

Utah +7500

Arkansas +7500

Texas +7500
...

Missouri +30000

South Carolina +30000

Mississippi State +30000

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on June 30, 2016, 09:49:08 am
https://twitter.com/KevinScarbinsky/status/748171517146570752

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Scarblog: Coastal Carolina is going to play Arizona for the Division I baseball national championship at the College World Series.

Not North Carolina, South Carolina, East Carolina or North Carolina State.

Coastal Carolina.

This is Coastal Carolina, which plays in the Big South, at least until its move to the Sun Belt becomes official on Friday.

This is Coastal Carolina, where basketball coach Cliff Ellis continues to demonstrate that good coaches can be found in the darndest places.

Because this playoff is the exclusive province of the big boys in the Power 5. Teams in the Group of Five need not apply.

It sounds good to suggest in June that a Houston could run the table and reach the College Football Playoff this season. After all, the Cougars did take care of Florida State last year in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

But do you really think the playoff committee is going to emerge from its deliberations, snub not one but two Power 5 conference champions and place a team from outside the Power 5 into its final four?

That would be more shocking than Coastal Carolina winning the College World Series.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2016, 09:07:05 pm
https://twitter.com/MattBarrieESPN/status/752274148198608896
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 11, 2016, 05:41:44 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/752587919655919619
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2016, 07:39:18 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 19h19 hours ago

Since Jan. 12, biggest @LVSuperBook title odd drops: Baylor from 12-1 to 40-1, Auburn 30-1 to 80-1, OkSt 40-1 to 100-1, Oregon 40-1 to 80-1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2016, 07:47:19 am
Ross Dellenger ‏@RossDellenger 13h13 hours ago

From @ByLukeJohnson, #CFP’s Bill Hancock on semifinal scheduling: ‘We don’t feel any rush to make a decision now’

http://bit.ly/29IEYmg

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HOOVER, Ala. — Perhaps to the chagrin of advertisers and TV producers, the new year once again will be brought in with a pair of College Football Playoff games.

The Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl will kick off at 2 and 6 p.m. Central time New Year’s Eve, a date that seemed to be detrimental for the CFP semifinals’ TV ratings last season.

What’s uncertain is how long the semifinals will stay locked in a dance with the New Year’s holiday.

“We pledged after this year’s games (that) we will be looking at the semifinal schedule and will continue to do that,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock said Monday at SEC media days. “We don’t feel any rush to make a decision now, tomorrow or any time in the relatively near future.”

Last year’s semifinals were the first to be scheduled for New Year’s Eve, leading many to speculate that ratings would take a dip as people went to celebrate the holiday. That was confirmed when the ratings came back, showing viewership declined by more than a third in just the second year of the CFP.

“The issues are what day is the best to allow the most number of people to watch the games and, yes, we were disappointed with the viewership,” Hancock said. “We may have had a bit of a sophomore slump with New Year’s Eve, I don’t know. But certainly the date was a factor.”

Hancock wasn’t buying that the ratings drop was entirely because of the date. Some of the novelty had worn off in the second year of the playoff, and the semifinals weren’t as competitive, either.

“All the talk about what happened is speculative,” he said. “But it’s a first-world problem. Any other event would love to have the viewership we had.”
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2016, 01:19:11 pm
Man's Mullet

https://twitter.com/Ben_Baby/status/755096580793966597
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2016, 06:17:02 pm

Dennis Dodd Verified account
‏@dennisdoddcbs

Headline: B12 unanimously approves moving ahead with expansion exploration.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2016, 11:48:25 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/756162214319558656

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William Hill sports books give the Wolverines the third best odds to win the College Football Playoff at 13-to-2 behind Alabama and Ohio State. They’re 7-to-1 at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the second betting choice behind the Crimson Tide.

Per ESPN’s David Purdum, 10 percent of William Hill’s total national championship bets have come in on Michigan, the most of any team. That’s driven Harbaugh’s group down from its opening odds of 15-to-1. They’ve also attracted the most money at Westgate and MGM.

The Golden Nugget listed Ohio State as a 3-point favorite over Michigan in its “Game of the Year” lines, released in early July. According to Purdum, Ohio State opened as 6.5-point favorites at South Point, but the line has been bet down to -5 with 88 percent of bets coming in on Michigan.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2016, 08:17:58 pm
Paul Finebaum ‏@finebaum 5h5 hours ago

.@philsteele042 says Oklahoma has the clearest path to the @CFBPlayoff
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2016, 08:18:20 pm
Paul Finebaum ‏@finebaum 4h4 hours ago

"The teams that the Big12 are going to attract will not be as glamorous to the fans & media as the ones they've lost" - @ESPN_CoachMack Brown
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2016, 01:18:37 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 2h2 hours ago

College Football Playoff semifinals moving off New Year's Eve most years beginning in 2018 🎉http://trib.al/8lucAid

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College Football Playoff semifinal games will no longer be played on New Year's Eve when that day falls during the work week, it was announced Thursday.

Beginning in 2018, the semifinals will be played most years on either Jan. 1 or the previous Saturday. The semifinals will only be played on Dec. 31 when it falls on a Friday or Saturday (such as in 2017).

The move was made after poor television ratings for this past season's semifinals, which took place on New Year's Eve, which was a Thursday and thus a work day for many viewers. Ratings plummeted 23 percent from the previous year, when the semifinals took place on New Year's Day, a federal holiday.

"We had healthy discussions with a lot of people who love college football and we concluded that making these changes would be the right thing to do for our fans." College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock said. "We tried to do something special with New Year's Eve, even when it fell on a weekday. But after studying this to see if it worked, we think we can do better.

"These adjustments will allow more people to experience the games they enjoy so much. For these four years, our previous call is reversed."

Here are the updated dates for the CFP semifinals through 2026:

2016-17 — Saturday, December 31 (Fiesta and Peach Bowls)

2017-18 — Monday, January 1 (Rose and Sugar)

2018-19 — Saturday, December 29 (Cotton and Orange)

2019-20 — Saturday, December 28 (Fiesta and Peach)

2020-21 — Friday, January 1 (Rose and Sugar)

2021-22 — Friday, December 31 (Orange and bowl TBD)

2022-23 — Saturday, December 31 (Bowls TBD)

2023-24 — Monday, January 1 (Rose and Sugar)

2024-25 — Saturday, December 28 (Orange and bowl TBD)

2025-26 — Saturday, December 27 (Bowls TBD)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 29, 2016, 06:57:38 am
Stewart Mandel ‏@slmandel 17h17 hours ago

One notable impact of the new CFP schedule: There will be years when it's as many as 16 days between semis & champ.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 29, 2016, 08:13:13 am
https://twitter.com/slmandel/status/758772513937555456

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After a failed one-year experiment that saw a 36 percent drop in TV ratings and mass public backlash, the CFP announced Thursday it will no longer try to reinvent the national tradition that is New Year’s Eve. Semifinal games over the remaining 10 years of its contract will either be played on Saturdays or a holiday, which still includes three Dec. 31 doubleheaders and three Jan. 1 Rose and Sugar semis but shifts four other years’ games to as early as Dec. 27.

Publicly, executive director Bill Hancock spent the first week of January spinning those embarrassing TV numbers (“One year does not make a trend,” he said roughly a billion times), but privately, I’m told, discussions about changes began in earnest as soon as the day of the Alabama-Clemson title game. It’s a given that ESPN, with its $7.3 billion investment, wanted to try different dates — in fact, it had proposed a year earlier moving the 2015 semis to Jan. 2 —

After scouring the new schedule, here are my biggest takeaways:

— The Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC and Big 12 got their way. All parties were insistent that their respective conference bowls, the Rose and Sugar, would not surrender their coveted New Year’s Day timeslots for the betterment of the playoff. This model is simply a more sensible workaround than the original plan.

It will be interesting to see the effect on the Jan. 1 bowls when the semis are played several days in advance. As the AP’s Ralph Russo tweeted, it will be like “Pearl Jam as an opening act.” There’s no question last year’s Fiesta (Ohio State-Notre Dame), Citrus (Michigan-Florida), Outback (Northwestern-Tennessee), Rose (Iowa-Stanford) and Sugar (Ole Miss-Oklahoma State) bowls had a next-day hangover feel, and the ratings reflected it.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2016, 01:55:58 pm
Outgoing CFP members finally detail how Ohio State reached 2014 playoff (https://www.landof10.com/ohio-state/2014-15-national-title-championship-playoff)

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“I think Ohio State took us off the hook,” said former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese. “If Ohio State hadn’t beaten Wisconsin, or let’s say hadn’t won convincingly, we would’ve had a very, very difficult decision to make. I don’t know how other people would have voted, but my sense was we were really split on it.

“Ohio State made it clear who the fourth team is. We take them and they end up playing magnificently and running the table. And I didn’t think there was much mystery in last year. When Ohio State lost to Michigan State, that probably cleared it up a little bit.”

Former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne admitted not having a championship game hurt the Big 12 in 2014.

Tranghese has been hired to make SEC basketball better.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2016, 10:17:52 am
FootballScoop Staff
‏@FootballScoop

Current #Natty odds at the Wynn.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpIG99dUAAAfD-a.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpIG99pVMAA8g_u.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2016, 01:21:34 pm
https://twitter.com/slmandel/status/761230171684732928

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...And while we’ve always known there will be a day when the committee takes two teams from one conference, the possibility of them doing it twice in the same year is very remote given the emphasis placed on conference championships. The other Power 5 leagues would have to produce a bunch of 9-3 champions.

But if it did happen, we’d see a level of backlash that would make even the BCS blush -- ESPECIALLY if two of the four are LSU and Alabama.

Within the sport, I sense less momentum for expanding the playoff today than I did two years ago. Four has gone very well so far. It feels right. It’s barely impacted the regular season. Eight, on the other hand, completely redefines the sport, likely requires a complete separation from the bowl system and, while inevitable, is not going to happen anytime soon. Initially, I said it would come halfway through the 12-year contract. I no longer see that as a possibility.

But I’ve also long maintained that the driving impetus for playoff expansion will not be money or TV ratings like so many assume, but rather the inherent discomfort that comes with five conferences playing for four spots. Someone is always going to be the unlucky loser. The Big 12’s exclusion in 2014 has sent that conference into an existential crisis that’s still playing out today. The Pac-12 was much more accepting of last year’s result, but imagine the outcry from its fans if it happens two years in a row.

So, if you’re one of those clamoring for this thing to go to eight – and for the record, I am most definitely not – you should root for the two-teams-from-one conference scenario to start occurring regularly...


Back in June, Alabama defensive back Maurice Smith announced he would seek to play somewhere else in 2016 as a graduate transfer. However, reports are now saying that Alabama is being uncooperative and refuses to give Smith a release to Georgia, despite the fact that he's now a graduate of the school. Are graduate transfers really subject to obtaining the same releases from their schools as undergraduate transfers, and does Smith have any recourse?

While grad transfers are eligible to play immediately, they do still have to follow the same process as undergrad transfers. If denied, their only recourse is to appeal within the school. Conferences don’t render these decisions.

But regardless of the rule, it’s deplorable how Nick Saban is reportedly handling Smith’s situation. If he thinks Smith should not be allowed to play for Georgia this season, then why earlier this offseason did he give another grad transfer, receiver Chris Black, his full release to play at Missouri? Because Black was an expendable backup receiver, while Smith was in line to be the Tide’s starting nickel back. And, of course, because Smith would be following his former coach, Kirby Smart, to another school.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 08, 2016, 01:25:40 pm
Bama will be joined in the College Football Playoff by Clemson, Michigan and Oklahoma (http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/17243029/alabama-crimson-tide-repeat-other-2016-season-predictions)

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Tide will struggle at quarterback early, might even lose to Ole Miss again, and then they'll figure it out and start rolling. By the end of the regular season, Alabama's running game will be punishing people and its defense will be stuffing everyone.

Alabama coach Nick Saban will win his fifth national title in 10 years in Tuscaloosa and his sixth overall (he won one at LSU)...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 10, 2016, 09:45:20 am
https://twitter.com/CFBHeather/status/763005894661640192

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Only two teams have won a national championship with two or more losses: Minnesota in 1960 and LSU in 2007. Expect the College Football Playoff era to produce more such champions -- and soon.

All signs point to this season being the one in which a two-loss conference champion finally makes the playoff...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 10, 2016, 11:38:02 am
https://www.seccountry.com/sec/updated-vegas-odds-sec-leads-for-national-championship-heisman-trophy

Bovada released odds on Wednesday:

Bama 6/1
LSU    7/1
Vols  12/1
UG   33/1
UF   40/1
OM   40/1
AU   50/1
A&M 66/1
Ark 100/1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 11, 2016, 12:21:27 pm
https://twitter.com/finebaum/status/763491957364690944

Wonder what he is taking in investment strategy?
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2016, 04:32:14 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/766698573694205952

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There will be 12 members of the selection committee this year. That’s been the case in each of the previous two years as well, as Archie Manning left in 2014 and Pat Haden stepped down in 2015.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 23, 2016, 08:55:07 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/767889182186409985

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“I do think that it has my name on it, so I don’t want someone else to represent me.”

“I think now you have a group that doesn’t have, supposedly, bias,” Bielema said. “You’re going to have some bias. I mean, my AD (Jeff Long) is there.

“That’s why you have certain guys from the SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12. But coaches don’t have enough time to watch enough film on their own, let alone their opponents.”

Bielema is one of seven SEC coaches — along with Auburn’s Gus Malzahn, Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason, State’s Dan Mullen, Bama’s Nick Saban, Georgia’s Kirby Smart and A&M’s Kevin Sumlin — to vote in the 2016 coaches poll.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2016, 06:55:22 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/768914981014339584

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College Football Playoff Committee announced when they will release its first batch of rankings.

The first set of rankings will be revealed on ESPN on Nov. 1 between 7-8 p.m. The selection committee will pick the top 25 teams and rank them. The rankings will be released every Tuesday from there on out for the remainder of the season.

The final rankings will be announced on Sunday Dec. 4. The New Year’s Six games will also be announced on that date, as well as the semifinal participants.

“The integrity of our members and the dedication they bring to the table is clear,”  Kirby Hocutt, Selection Committee chair, said.  “We will give the time, energy and effort each week to ensure we rank the best 25 teams.  Our members take their appointment seriously and we look forward to the season kicking off this week.  This week, we reviewed our procedures and we discussed the data and analytics that are available to help members make their decisions.”

The committee will also use its recusal policy again this year.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 27, 2016, 05:47:13 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/769618987915350017
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 29, 2016, 01:53:50 pm
https://twitter.com/Mark_Schlabach/status/770257331414245376
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 02, 2016, 07:36:15 pm
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/771833964696858624
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2016, 08:15:26 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/772551410227576832

Brett McMurphy

@McMurphyESPN

Updated @CFBPlayoff title odds via @LVSuperBook: Bama 9-2, Clem/OhSt/FSU 6-1, Mich 8-1, Tenn 12-1, LSU 15-1, UH/OU/ND 20-1, Stan/Wash 30-1
3:01 PM - 4 Sep 2016
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2016, 08:17:21 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 15s15 seconds ago

Can’t wait for @CFBPlayoff semifinals: Texas vs. Houston; Alabama vs. South Alabama
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 06, 2016, 06:34:31 am
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 7h7 hours ago

Power 5 records by conference vs Power 5 teams/ND from other leagues: ACC, Big Ten, Big12 2-1; Pac12 2-3; SEC 3-4.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 07, 2016, 11:27:59 am
Ross Dellenger ‏@RossDellenger 45m45 minutes ago

New Heisman and CP odds from @BovadaLV.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Crwws2zXgAAaRb9.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Crwws56XYAAjmS_.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 10, 2016, 12:55:35 pm
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 1h1 hour ago

In this College Football Playoff era, I don't get people who cheer against teams in their own conference in non-conf games. That matters.



I was never one to think that a TV spectator's personal affection affected the outcome.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2016, 09:04:03 am
College Football Playoff National Championship

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, TBD (ESPN) (http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/17520051/college-football-bowl-projections-2016-season-week-3)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Ohio State
McMurphy: Alabama vs. Ohio State
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 20, 2016, 12:46:05 pm
USA-T: If the College Football Playoff semifinals were set this week, they would match the sport's two most-watched coaches and two Heisman-contending quarterbacks, according to the initial vote of the B1G Football Four Playoff Projection panel. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2016/09/20/college-football-playoff-projection-alabama-ohio-state-louisville-michigan-clemson-stanford-houston/90715606)

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USA TODAY's 13-person panel voted Alabama the No. 1 seed, Ohio State the No. 2 seed, Louisville the No. 3 seed and Michigan the No. 4 seed in its first-ever projection of 2016.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 22, 2016, 06:58:21 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/779065256920440832
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 01, 2016, 08:09:05 am
https://twitter.com/ESPN_Pac12blog/status/782073705740414976

SEATTLE -- Chris Petersen, with a 5-0 record and a win over a top-10 team under his belt, is going to be utterly annoyed.

That record and Friday night's 44-6 win over No. 7 Stanford are only going to drum up more Washington hype, more questions about the Pac-12 title march and more considerations about the College Football Playoff.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 01, 2016, 08:15:28 am
Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_AJC 10h10 hours ago

Mercy. How many top-10 teams we gonna see get curb-stomped this season?
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 02, 2016, 08:42:23 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 9h9 hours ago

Selection committee’s worst nightmare: Bama, Clemson, Mich/OhSt, Washington & Baylor win league titles at 12-1 or better & UL finishes 11-1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 03, 2016, 07:16:57 am
National championship odds (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/national-championship-odds-6-sec-teams-among-most-likely-winners)

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Crimson Tide and No. 2 Ohio State were both listed at 11/4 odds to win the 2016 College Football Playoff, the best of any team.

Clemson, Washington, Louisville, Houston and Michigan comprise the next group of schools, with odds ranging from 13/2 down to 14/1, and they’re followed by a trio of SEC schools.

Texas A&M, Tennessee and Florida — all winners this weekend — round out the top 10.

Ole Miss 60/1

Arkansas 80/1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 04, 2016, 09:52:59 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/783425944027553792

Likes the Buckeyes
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 09, 2016, 06:47:48 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/784971874233122816

(https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/f_auto,q_80/h_480,w_640/v1475986342/IMG_20161008_230613-1_pqaawe.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2016, 04:18:09 pm
 Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 6m6 minutes ago

College Football Playoff projections: Ohio State in semifinal as experts disagree on Michigan
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2016, 11:25:22 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/789139209529487360

The Gators would have to win out against a schedule that includes road games against LSU, Arkansas, Florida State and an SEC Championship Game, likely against Alabama,” Palm writes. “Good luck with that.”
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2016, 08:54:03 am
https://twitter.com/BruceFeldmanCFB/status/789187935350292482
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2016, 08:21:01 am
College Football Playoff projections (http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/bowl-projections-sorry-michigan-ohio-state-still-controls-its-playoff-destiny)

Peach Bowl    Dec. 31    Atlanta, Ga.    (1) Alabama vs. (4) Ohio State
Fiesta Bowl    Dec. 31    Glendale, Ariz.    (2) Clemson vs. (3) Washington
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2016, 12:58:22 pm
Ralph D. Russo ‏@ralphDrussoAP 3h3 hours ago

Ralph D. Russo Retweeted Chuck Cottrell

Louisville , not winning a conference, is not getting in over the B1G champ if it has only 1 loss.
No way. No how. Not happening
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 24, 2016, 08:19:32 am
https://twitter.com/JShankerESPN/status/790297087179010049
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 24, 2016, 08:21:32 am
Stewart Mandel ‏@slmandel 20h20 hours ago

The committee method is such a huge upgrade from traditional polls. Actually look at who they played rather than ordering by # of losses.

5-2 Penn State w/ a win over Ohio State didn't crack the coaches poll. That's rich. Same poll had 5-2 Arkansas 17th last week.

Reminder this poll used to be 1/3 of the formula that determined who played in the BCS championship game.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 24, 2016, 10:02:31 am
AP top five at Week 9 last season was Ohio State, Baylor, Clemson, LSU, and TCU. They were a combined 36-0. Only one made the College Football Playoff, and the other four ended the regular season with a combined record of 9-9.  (http://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=21-0581969263045123234-4)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2016, 01:12:59 pm
https://twitter.com/slmandel/status/791315255938822145

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First, let’s pause for a second to appreciate how amazing this matchup would be if it came to fruition. But let’s also accept that it’s highly unlikely. Either Louisville is going to have to win the ACC and make the playoff, or Alabama is going to have to slip to the Orange Bowl.

In other words, this is purely a fantasy.

I wouldn’t say either is “unstoppable.” Clemson stopped Jackson enough times to win a football game, and Ole Miss scored 24 points in the first half against the Tide. Certainly both are aberrations to this point. Also, we know QBs with running ability have been the rare Kryptonite for past Nick Saban teams...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 30, 2016, 08:38:01 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/792585473734639616

(https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/f_auto,q_80/h_300,w_400/v1477801750/img_20161029_232540-1_b5pf8v.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2016, 08:30:15 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/793407744594350080
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 03, 2016, 09:32:01 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/793943416858177537

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“When I saw Texas A&M pop up, I just kind of shook my head,” Klatt said. “I was like, ‘This is unbelievable.’ This all about ratings and interest rather than actually valuing what these kids are doing on the field. Because no one in their right mind would rate Texas A&M above Washington. They just wouldn’t or else they haven’t watched.

“I feel bad for the Aggie fans that they were overvalued because they had two very average teams, both should be 3-5, that took the Aggies to overtime in their own stadium. I feel bad I feel bad for the Aggie fans that they were overvalued having been outgained by three opponents this year and having five opponents gain more first downs than they did. And having two opponents of Alabama gain more yards than they did against Alabama. So the committee is using you to drive ratings.”

A&M’s only loss came to No. 1 Alabama...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 03, 2016, 11:21:07 am
Brett McMurphy Verified account
‏@McMurphyESPN

Alabama would be favored at neutral site by 6.5 vs. OhioSt; 7.5 vs. UL, 9 vs. Mich, 9.5 vs. Clem, 12.5 vs. UW via @LVSuperBook


Nothing on A&M
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 03, 2016, 11:21:41 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN Nov 1

Tonight is 14th all-time @CFBPlayoff ranking. Only 3 teams have been No. 1: Clemson 6 weeks, Alabama 5 (including tonight) & Miss. State 3
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 05, 2016, 01:42:56 pm
https://twitter.com/HKellenbergerCL/status/794952286279757825
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 06, 2016, 07:37:42 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/795256317371969536
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 09, 2016, 12:25:36 pm
Scott Rabalais Verified account
‏@RabalaisAdv

For the mildly curious #LSU fans out there, here's your CFP top four:
1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Michigan
4. Washington
LSU is 24th
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2016, 06:50:27 am
https://twitter.com/espn/status/797658984882782208
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2016, 08:26:05 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CxIGgxPXcAAfwll.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2016, 08:27:48 am
 ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 11h11 hours ago

Only time Nos. 2, 3, 4 in AP poll lost on same day in reg season: Oct. 19, 1985 (2 Mich L at 1 Iowa, 3 Okla L vs Miami, 4 Ark L vs Texas)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2016, 07:57:29 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NbPlJBCBkI
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2016, 10:33:23 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 19h19 hours ago

Kirby Hocutt: College Football Playoff selection committee has ‘a right’ to pick team that doesn’t win conference

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/a0/a056a6297b3ee2cb8687931a94ae82c2127c66c18ac13c283df9a80482396cdf.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2016, 06:45:14 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/799472298898165760
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 23, 2016, 07:00:55 am
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/801222243980288000

https://twitter.com/CFBPlayoff/status/801218558554349568
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2016, 07:06:17 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/802970426775322624

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As outlined in the “principles” section of the protocol, there are five bullet points mentioned:

    Conference championships won
    Strength of schedule
    Head-to-head competition
    Comparative outcomes of common opponents (without incenting margin of victory)
    Other relevant factors such as key injuries that may have affected a team’s performance during the season or likely will affect its postseason performance.

Ohio State
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2016, 09:42:41 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/803086620908023809
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2016, 02:25:21 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/803319840165556226

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Murphy was the only voter in the AP Poll this week to put Michigan ahead of Ohio State, although he has since retracted his reasoning, but not his vote. His explanation is fascinating, but it’s his vote and he can do whatever he wants with it. Plus, with the College Football Playoff rankings the end-all, be-all when it comes to teams’ biggest aspirations, the AP Poll means practically nothing nowadays.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2016, 08:32:55 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/803338755776061445
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2016, 06:34:33 am
https://twitter.com/ESPNCFB/status/803752989471162368
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2016, 03:23:45 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/804072094334144519

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And despite finishing third in their own division, it appears the Wolverines still have a legitimate shot at making the four-team playoff.

To those in Ann Arbor, it made sense...

https://twitter.com/finebaum/status/804061843841019904
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2016, 01:24:40 pm
 Chuck Dunlap ‏@SEC_Chuck 2h2 hours ago

No. 1 Alabama will play No. 4 Washington in the College Football Playoff Semifinals in Atlanta on Dec. 31.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2016, 01:30:50 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/805474236592717825
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2016, 02:55:40 pm
https://twitter.com/DanWetzel/status/805755310199767040

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Start with an eight-team field, with each of the five major conferences earning an automatic bid for their champion, however each conference wants to determine such a thing. Then eliminate conference championship games.

Ohio State getting in over Penn State in a year Penn State won the Big Ten championship, won the Big Ten East and defeated the Buckeyes head-to-head is proof the committee and the sport has evolved intellectually to the point where a title game is just another “data” point anyway.

Big 12 and its pure round-robin system was the best before.

Move the quarterfinals and semifinals to on-campus sites. The championship game can be played on a neutral field, just like the NFL. The benefits are numerous. Getting Western Michigan in Tuscaloosa would be a real advantage.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2016, 10:09:40 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/806526496730816512

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzCeMkAXgAEkba1.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 12, 2016, 11:10:13 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 55m55 minutes ago

Lane Kiffin will remain as Alabama’s OC through @CFBPlayoff same as DC Kirby Smart did last season before moving on to Georgia
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2016, 12:49:50 pm
 Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 4m4 minutes ago

ESPN announces broadcast plans for College Football Playoff semifinals

 College Football Playoff semifinals on Dec. 31 — Ohio State vs. Clemson and Alabama vs. Washington — will be part of the network’s Multicast (https://www.landof10.com/ohio-state/espn-broadcast-college-football-playoff-semifinals)

The traditional broadcast will be shown on ESPN.
There will be the “command center telecast” on ESPN2, which will air multiple camera views simultaneously.
ESPN3 will air the “hometown broadcasts”
Peach Bowl between Alabama and Washington will also have the Finebaum Film Room broadcast during the game on SEC Network
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2016, 09:23:43 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/815166997784883200

Alabama-Washington at 3 p.m. ET, Ohio State-Clemson at 7 p.m. ET ESPN

Weather: Dome

Betting odds: Alabama -14, Ohio State -2.5

Network will provide a “multicast” to give viewers six different ways to watch the game, including a command center program on ESPN2, each local team’s radio broadcast with the regular game broadcast on WatchESPN and a sky cam.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2017, 06:11:12 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/815431996080001024
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2017, 06:13:12 am
https://twitter.com/Covers/status/815396876971372544
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2017, 09:17:54 am
Tim Bourret ‏@TimBourret 12h12 hours ago

If Clemson beats Alabama on Mon. Dabo Swinney would join Bud Wilkinson as only Associated Press National Champs as a player and head coach.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2017, 03:26:09 pm
 Stewart Mandel ‏@slmandel Jan 4

Per TicketIQ, the average price for Clemson-Bama in Tampa is approaching $3,000 with a get-in of $1,100. Highest title game on record.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2017, 11:06:14 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/818133589158137859
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2017, 12:37:05 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/818155449245728768

Hancock said same in the past about BCS and "four-team playoff".
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2017, 07:23:23 am
2017 National Championship Game betting: (https://www.landof10.com/big-ten/national-championship-game-betting-odds-picks-alabama-clemson-2017)

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Betting odds: Alabama -6.5

Moneyline: Alabama -230/Clemson +190

Total: 51
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2017, 10:17:15 am
https://twitter.com/sportstalksc/status/818488344933961729

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It’s a scary proposition for Clemson that Alabama’s defensive line, the team’s definitive strength, is matched up with Clemson’s obvious soft spot.

Said one assistant familiar with Clemson: “The offensive line is a weak link for sure. Two years ago I thought they were not very good. This year at times they’ve played a little better. They need Watson running on the perimeter to negate their offensive line.”

Said another: “Their right tackle [Sean Pollard] is atrocious. I think Wayne Gallman is a special back, and he’s proven that. But they’re not going to be able to go up and down the field and hand it off to move the chains.”

It will be interesting to see if Clemson is able to incorporate anything that Washington did to slow down Alabama’s offense. An NFL scout pointed out an intriguing trend with Huskies opponents. After Washington clamped down on Washington State (45–17), it left a blueprint for Minnesota to do the same (17–12 in the Holiday Bowl). Same with Colorado, which Washington beat 41–10 before Oklahoma State thumped 38–8 in the Alamo Bowl.

The Huskies defense really only gave up 17 points in the Peach Bowl...

Did a thorough job puffing Manti T'eo's relationship with his girl friend which also preferred to remain anonymous
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2017, 05:29:14 pm
Kevin Scarbinsky ‏@KevinScarbinsky 1h1 hour ago

Tonight's officials are from the Big 12. Adjust your outrage accordingly.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2017, 07:37:12 am
https://twitter.com/KevinScarbinsky/status/818705155323547648

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History doesn't come easy. Sometimes it doesn't come at all.

Sometimes it's so close you can taste it but not drink it, touch it but somehow watch it slip away. You lay it all on the line and play like a champion for 59 minutes and 58 seconds and still come up one play short and one second shy.

That's where Alabama found itself late Monday night, somewhere between absolute exhaustion and the ultimate frustration, one play short of the team's fifth national championship in the last eight years, one second shy of history.

There's no shame in losing the ultimate game, but there is pain and plenty of it. It's the pain of knowing exactly how close you were to the ultimate victory.

Clemson 35, Alabama 31 will go down as one of the best championship games in memory, if you don't wear or bleed crimson, because the sequel trumped the original in every conceivable way.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2017, 07:55:00 am
https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/818695116303036416
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on January 18, 2017, 07:20:01 am
https://twitter.com/finebaum/status/821448200028651520
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2017, 09:09:57 am
https://twitter.com/CFBPlayoff/status/857669673537687555
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on May 21, 2017, 09:18:09 am
https://twitter.com/SECcountry/status/866017424134602752

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Florida State may be the best opponent Alabama has played in any season-opening game under Nick Saban.

There’s a strong chance these teams are both ranked inside the top 5 or even the top 3 once preseason polls come out.

At last check, VegasInsider.com had Alabama at 15/4 odds to win the 2017 national championship. Ohio State is next at 11/2 followed by Florida State and USC at 15/2.

How would Alabama respond if it slipped in this game?


At some point, all of those key losses on defense will catch up with Alabama, right?

It hasn’t.


Saban said after spring practice, the Crimson Tide are not elite yet. There are three areas of concern — the right side of the offensive line, kicker and left cornerback.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2017, 06:41:01 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/878647082554404865

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SEC West champion: Alabama
Musburger: “You have to look at Alabama because of the great job Nick Saban has done as a coach.”

SEC East champion: Winner of Georgia vs. Florida

SEC champion: Alabama

College Football Playoff teams: Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, Washington

National champion: Alabama
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2017, 11:35:50 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/883115625824104448

A California school would have to qualify and be chosen by the selection committee.

In '64, State's basketball team left under the cover of night to face Loyola in an NCAA-T opener.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2017, 11:37:59 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/883094500905766912
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2017, 11:54:37 am
 Bruce Feldman‏Verified account @BruceFeldmanCFB 1h1 hour ago

Latest national title odds #Bama 3/1; #OhioState 4/1; #USC 7/1; #FSU 15/2; #Michigan 12/1; #OU 15/1; #UDub 20/1; #Auburn #LSU & #PennSt 22/1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2017, 08:17:41 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/885283905816981505

https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/885291462497382403
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2017, 08:25:44 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/885542421920190464

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If Brando’s prediction comes true, it would match the Crimson Tide against Urban Meyer and Ohio State one more time.

4- Oklahoma State
3- Alabama
2- Ohio State
1- USC

No other SEC team is in the Top 10 for Fox sake.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2017, 02:29:42 pm
https://twitter.com/aadelsonESPN/status/886975680503730176
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2017, 04:40:44 pm
https://twitter.com/LaurenSisler/status/888066995350065157

thoughts from Paul Finebaum, Cole Cubelic, Laura Rutledge and more national media experts
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2017, 06:03:32 pm
https://twitter.com/CFBPlayoff/status/888139407353675783
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on July 24, 2017, 12:29:56 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 2m2 minutes ago

Big Ten officially allows teams to schedule FCS opponents in certain seasons


B1G used to be "high and mighty" about this, oversigning, and snagging a conference peer's verbal commit.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2017, 02:37:18 pm
 Bryan Fischer‏Verified account @BryanDFischer 3h3 hours ago

Coaches Poll by conference
SEC: 6
Big 12: 5
ACC: 5
B1G: 4
Pac-12: 4
AAC: 1
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 08, 2017, 06:10:34 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 10h10 hours ago

ESPN’s Tom Luginbill says Florida has a ‘College Football Playoff roster’ if it can find quality quarterback

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/894730022841229314/Uuri0VzE?format=jpg&name=600x314)

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/894730008169664512
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2017, 06:20:06 am
South Point, has a prop that allows fans to bet on which conference will win the national championship. And the SEC came in with top odds at 3/2, followed by the B1G at 13/5. (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/vegas-sportsbook-lists-sec-conference-likely-win-national-championship)

Chris Andrews✔@andrewssports

Prop at @southpointlv: Which conf wins CFB championship?

SEC 3/2
Big 10 13/5
Pac 12 14/5
Big 12 7/1
ACC 8/1
Field 30/1
1:52 PM - Aug 11, 2017

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 18, 2017, 05:43:19 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 15h15 hours ago

Athlon Sports: Auburn will win SEC, appear in College Football Playoff
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 20, 2017, 09:36:04 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Mel Kiper Jr. picks Auburn to go to the College Football Playoff
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/899273726931464193/kien2r53?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/899273725312466944)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on August 26, 2017, 06:31:12 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Your College Football Playoff foursome is... http://trib.al/awVMltC
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIFZGjZXoAETnsG.jpg) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/901099379821604864)

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1. Alabama -- Though the Crimson Tide has flaws, it's a fool's errand to pick against the only team that has been in all three CFPs thus far. This might be the year cracks start to appear in Nick Saban's program, but I'll have to see it to believe it.

2. Ohio State --

4... Oklahoma State has perhaps the country's best quarterback-receiver combo in Mason Rudolph and James Washington.

That's right, no Florida State or Clemson. I think the ACC cannibalizes itself this year..
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 01, 2017, 06:28:27 pm
 Heather Dinich‏Verified account @CFBHeather

Regarding Bama-FSU, check this out: NO team has won a national title after losing its season opener since Miami in 1983. Good luck.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2017, 06:57:25 am
 Kevin Scarbinsky‏ @KevinScarbinsky

First impression: The national title will have to go through Alabama again.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/904187089226534912/NooMZ8Ut?format=jpg&name=386x202) (https://twitter.com/KevinScarbinsky/status/904201818867191808)

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Scarblog: Alabama doesn't lose season-opening games, Alabama doesn't lose anywhere in Atlanta and Saban doesn't lose to his former assistants. A good Florida State team eventually buckled under the weight of those trends, and Alabama's 2017 edition left a special 24-7 first impression.

It was special because the defense allowed just seven points. That's one point for every one of last season's defensive regulars lost to the first four rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Exit Marlon Humphrey, Jonathan Allen, Reuben Foster, Ryan Anderson, Dalvin Tomlinson, Tim Williams and Eddie Jackson. Enter Josh Frazier knocking down passes - Up goes Frazier! - Mack Wilson rattling FSU's cage with a key pick and Raekwon Davis whistling through the line for a big sack.

Minkah Fitzpatrick resumed his role as everybody's All-American. Shaun Dion Hamilton returned as a force of nature.

Bama's 11th straight season-opening win under Saban, his 11th victory in 11 meetings with his former pupils, was special because the Crimson Tide offense wasn't. New offensive coordinator Brian Daboll hasn't yet unlocked Jalen Hurts' inner Tom Brady, despite his picture-perfect TD pass to Calvin Ridley, and neither five-star running back Bo Scarbrough nor five-star running back Najee Harris provided any highlights.

Florida State's defense will shackle more big names. Fortunately for Alabama, five-star running back Damien Harris was there to pick up the slack...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2017, 07:18:15 am
 Scott Bell‏Verified account @ScottBellDMN

After getting torched in Week 1, the Big 12 needs a contender to pick up the slack | @ChuckCarltonDMN
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/904505927252021248/HbauBneB?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/ScottBellDMN/status/904529808155082752)

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The losses by Texas and Baylor put even more importance on Oklahoma's game at Ohio State from the Big 12's standpoint. Texas almost certainly won't be a national factor.

Big 12 needs a signature win by a conference contender. Another September loss on a national TV showcase could carry unpleasant College Football Playoff consequences later.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 03, 2017, 05:33:30 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

LOOK: Booger McFarland has surprise twist in ‘way too early’ College Football Playoff top 4 (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/914908113458925574)

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ESPN analyst included Alabama and Georgia in his “way too early” top four rankings for the College Football Playoff. Alabama is second and Georgia is fourth. Clemson (first) and Oklahoma (third) round out his rankings.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 08, 2017, 04:12:49 pm
 Heather Dinich‏Verified account @CFBHeather

My top four this week ... Clemson Bama TCU and Georgia


 Chris Low‏Verified account @ClowESPN 2h2 hours ago

Friendly reminder about polls: In the first playoff rankings a year ago, Michigan was No. 3 and Texas A&M No. 4. They combined for 8 losses.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2017, 05:26:28 am
Feeling confident that UGA will win out and then lose a close game to Alabama in championship game. After that though, I am not sure what happens….
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/918508931990872064/uWG-sYwJ?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/fine-discuss-georgia-college-football-playoff)

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That is confident, but not an outlandish scenario the way Georgia is playing. The only game it figures to be an underdog in is at Auburn, and even then the Bulldogs have had Gus Malzahn’s number, whether it be Mark Richt or Kirby Smart coaching.

Georgia Tech and Florida are also potential stumbles, especially the former with its triple-option offense, which gave Smart’s defense fits last year. That’s also not overlooking Kentucky and South Carolina, but …

Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 15, 2017, 08:12:04 am
 Brent Zwerneman‏ @BrentZwerneman

Stumbled on this from my book on Aggie legends. 50 yrs ago today, Blackie Sherrod was genius in predicting future:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMGmutXX0AAyQR2.jpg) (https://twitter.com/BrentZwerneman/status/919199122976051203)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 22, 2017, 07:22:25 am
14 teams that still have a chance of playing in the College Football Playoff (https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/the-14-teams-that-still-have-a-chance-of-playing-in-the-college-football-playoff)

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1. Bama
A no-brainer. The Crimson Tide have been largely dominant...

7. The Georgia Bulldogs are undefeated and the No. 3 team in the polls, but they have two games left in which they may very well be underdogs. They will travel to Auburn...
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 25, 2017, 05:43:31 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

The path to 2 SEC teams in the 2017 College Football Playoff:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/922837357979561986/SWs6eddi?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/922851443719262214)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2017, 08:08:48 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Danny Kanell leaves Alabama out of his College Football Playoff projection
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/924621710074277890/PM8N3g-c?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/924622346572435456)

May be just seeking attention.  Did leave out Florida State.

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Kanell dropped his top 8, and rather shockingly, had Alabama buried down at No. 5. His top 4 is Georgia, Notre Dame, Clemson and Oklahoma, with the Crimson Tide coming in at No. 5.

Wisconsin is No. 8
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2017, 05:35:12 am
Nick Saban said he doesn't care about College Football Playoff rankings --

Crimson Tide was slotted No. 2 behind Kirby Smart's Georgia squad. (http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2017/10/alabama_is_no_2_in_cfp_ranking.html)

College Football Playoff Rankings

1. Georgia

2. Alabama

3. Notre Dame

4. Clemson

5. Oklahoma

6. Ohio State

7. Penn State

8. TCU

9. Wisconsin

10. Miami


14. Auburn

16. Miss St

19. LSU
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: LRRandy on November 01, 2017, 06:44:04 am
As past years have shown, these first few weeks rankings don't mean much. How many of the top 4 will still be there when the final ranking is released in 5 weeks?
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: holeinthewall on November 01, 2017, 06:48:32 am
Lots of match ups between the top 15 teams. 

Auburn plays both UGA and Bama.

Miami plays VT and ND.

OU and OSU play
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: LRRandy on November 01, 2017, 07:40:48 am
Lots of match ups between the top 15 teams. 

Auburn plays both UGA and Bama.

Miami plays VT and ND.

OU and OSU play
its like that very first playoff poll with three sec teams in it. They all played each other so you knew the poll wasn't going to stay that way.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 05, 2017, 09:37:47 am
Weak [sic] 10 scores for some of those top teams (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/college-football-rankings-2017-ap-poll-top-25-final-scores-week-10)

    No. 1 Alabama 24, No. 19 LSU 10
    No. 2 Georgia 24, South Carolina 10
    Iowa 55, No. 3 Ohio State 24
    No. 4 Wisconsin 45, Indiana 17
    No. 5 Notre Dame  48, Wake Forest 37
    No. 6 Clemson 38, No. 20 NC State 31
    No. 24 Michigan State 27, No. 7 Penn State 24
    No. 8 Oklahoma 62, No. 11 Oklahoma State 52
    No. 9 Miami 28, No. 13 Virginia Tech 10
    No. 10 TCU 24, Texas 7
    No. 12 Washington 38, Oregon 3
    West Virginia 20, No. 14 Iowa State 16
    No. 15 UCF 31, SMU 14
    No. 16 Auburn 42, Texas A&M 27
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2017, 07:55:16 am
 Jerry Palm‏Verified account @jppalmCBS

How two of the top three teams losing shakes up the playoff race. (https://twitter.com/jppalmCBS/status/929665603245432832)

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No. 1 Georgia and No.3 Notre Dame lost on Saturday, which will obviously cause a shakeup in the College Football Playoff Rankings this coming week. That is a problem for another day. Today's problem is the CFP bowl projections and the New Year's Six games.

As it turns out, that is not much of a problem at all.  The only teams that lost unexpectedly this week among the 12 projected to be in the New Year's Six were Washington and Virginia Tech.  They have been replaced by Penn State and Auburn. The top four College Football Playoff semifinalists remain the same from my projections a week ago.

One thing this week's results did accomplish was clearing out the race for the four spots in the College Football Playoff.  For the three remaining undefeated major-conference teams -- Alabama, Miami and Wisconsin -- it is as simple as win and get in.  That is not going to be easy.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2017, 06:14:06 am
 SEC Network‏Verified account @SECNetwork
9h9 hours ago

5 @SEC teams ranked in the latest #CFBPlayoff Top 25:

1️⃣ Alabama
6️⃣ Auburn
7️⃣ Georgia
1️⃣6️⃣ Mississippi State
2️⃣0️⃣ LSU
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOpC9K8W4AAtXU1.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2017, 07:16:06 am
College Football Playoff rankings: Week 12 Top 25 final scores, results (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/college-football-playoff-rankings-week-12-top-25-final-scores-results)

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No. 1 Alabama 49 Mercer 0
No. 2 Clemson 61, The Citadel 0
No. 3 Miami 44, Virginia 26
No. 4 Oklahoma 41 Kansas 3
No. 5 Wisconsin 24, Michigan 10
No. 6 Auburn 42, ULM 7
No. 7 Georgia 42 Kentucky 14
No. 8 Notre Dame 24 Navy 17
No. 9 Ohio State 52 Illinois 14
No. 10 Penn State 56, Nebraska 44
No. 11 USC 28, UCLA 25
No. 12 TCU 27, Texas Tech 3
Kansas State 45, No. 13 Oklahoma State 40
No. 15 UCF 45, Temple 19
No. 16 Mississippi State 28 Arkansas 21
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 22, 2017, 05:40:27 am
 SEC Network‏Verified account @SECNetwork

The most teams ranked in the @CFBPlayoff Top 25!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPMn0FIW4AEwa0E.jpg)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 22, 2017, 05:56:55 am
 Heather Dinich‏Verified account @CFBHeather
11h11 hours ago

Hocutt said Miami strengthened its resume "just enough to give it that slight edge over Clemson."
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 24, 2017, 06:21:57 pm
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports
28m28 minutes ago

Pittsburgh upends No. 2 Miami 24-14
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2017, 06:57:38 am
 Jerry Palm‏Verified account @jppalmCBS

Alabama not quite done yet.

 Scott McCrary‏ @ScottyMc71
Replying to @jppalmCBS

If Bama plays in the playoff 98% of the teams in college football should strike. The big 12 was forced to add a conference playoff game, even though they play everyone in the season. If you don’t win your conference you shouldn’t be in the CFP

 Jerry Palm‏Verified account @jppalmCBS
1h1 hour ago

Jerry Palm Retweeted Scott McCrary

Nobody forced the Big 12 to add a championship game.  This is not a tournament of conference champs.  It's the 4 best teams
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/934628320741920768/n-yvk7SK?format=jpg&name=144x144_2) (https://twitter.com/ScottyMc71/status/934655162492350464)

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Strength of schedule still figures to hold down Wisconsin, but as I have said before, I do not believe an undefeated, major-conference champion will ever get left out of the playoff.  Note that if Auburn beats Georgia, you can also expect the Tigers to be in the No. 3 slot [replacing Georgia].

Alabama still has a chance at the playoff, though.  The Crimson Tide will be the top one-loss team out of the playoff projection above.  It will be interesting to see what the committee does with the Tide this week.  However, being the top one-loss team does not mean that Alabama could not be jumped by a two-loss team.


Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2017, 05:35:20 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPwoimmW0AABCO7.jpg)
 SEC Network‏Verified account @SECNetwork

The latest @CFBPlayoff Rankings are out!
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2017, 08:00:34 am
 Nathan Deal‏ @NattyD13

Alabama fans trying to figure out if Ohio State blowing out Wisconsin is good for them or not

 Damien Harris‏ @DHx34
10h10 hours ago

Damien Harris Retweeted Nathan Deal

Fans and players 😂😂
(https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video_thumb/DQFo0ZVVoAIfdfg.jpg) (https://twitter.com/DHx34/status/937168932477259777)
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2017, 02:31:23 pm
SEC captures the underdog seeds in CFP

 SEC Network‏Verified account @SECNetwork
3h3 hours ago

1 - Clemson
2 - Oklahoma
3 - @FootballUGA
4 - @AlabamaFTBL

The first conference with 2⃣ teams in the #CFBPlayoff ... The SEC!!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQI7zlZXcAAR2YL.jpg)

 Paul Finebaum‏Verified account @finebaum
3h3 hours ago

The pundits nailed it again. Another down year for the SEC.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2017, 03:35:06 pm
 SEC Country Alabama‏Verified account @SECCountryBama

Kirby Hocutt of the College Football Playoff committee explains why Alabama got in over Ohio State http://sec.news/2iG8dgq   #RollTide
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQI-sLlXcAEoOe_.jpg)

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“We went with a one-loss Alabama team, losing in the final game to the No. 7 team in Auburn,” Hocutt said. “More damaging was the 31-point loss to Iowa. The selection committee just favored the full body of work from Alabama.”

Hocutt added that Alabama was clearly the No. 4 team in the country. Alabama lost 26-14 to Auburn, while Ohio State lost twice, 31-16 to No. 2 Oklahoma and 55-24 to Iowa, who went 7-5.

This is a statement by the committee in that it does matter how and who you lose to. This is the second year in a row that the Big Ten Champion has been left out of the playoff.

Alabama will take on Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.
Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2017, 03:36:28 pm
 Ken Bradley‏ @KenBradleySEC
9h9 hours ago

The two worst losses any playoff team suffered during the regular season to date:

2014: Ohio State lost 35-21 to Virginia Tech in Week 2 (won CFP title as No. 4 seed)

2016: Washington lost 26-13 to USC in Week 11 (lost by 17 in CFP semifinals)


Title: Re: College Football Playoff Projections and Committee Rankings
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2017, 03:58:57 pm
 Not Jerry Tipton‏ @NotJerryTipton

When you lose to your rival in the Iron Bowl, you won't be forced to go play in the SEC Championship Game, which means you won't risk losing, which means you can still make the playoff.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQJBIo1V4AA2e9n.jpg) (https://twitter.com/NotJerryTipton/status/937383296488624129)