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Posted on: August 31, 2012 5:01 pm
 

Jury is out on SEC superiority until atleast Nov!

<p># 2 Alabama  vs #8 Michigan, a September matchup between the cream of the SEC and the cream of the Big10.    Oh it nice, that one game should tell us weather the SEC is the best team in the land in 2012 and should go to the BCS one game playoff system.   Did I just loose you?    well what other games in September or October should tell us how good the SEC is?   All those games against the Sun Belt, MAC and Conf USA?   No, they will win 95% of those.   What about all those other September and October games between top 25 ranked SEC teams and other Top 25 teams?   According to the AP poll none,   the Coaches voted Auburn #25 and they play #14 Clemson of the ACC Set 1.      In November  #9 South Carolina plays #14 Clemson and #23 Florida plays #7 Florida St.    But the only game against the Big 12 is #15 Texas against Mississippi  #3 LSU against  unranked Washington, Missouri against Ariozona St (check the conference listings) and Vandy plays Northwestern, which although interesting neither league is going to bet anything on the battle of the token private smart schools.    <br /><br />5  games scheduled between    the SEC and the other three top conferences. How will they do?   <br /><br /><br />The SEC does play six games against the ACC,  the three I mentioned before and Tenn vs  NC St,    Vandy vs Wake, and Georgia vs Ga Tech.  <br />The SEC plays three teams against the depleted Big EAst  Kentucky vs Lousivlle,  missouri vs Syracuse, and Arkansas vs Rutgers. <br /><br /><br />So really enjoy  Alabama vs Michigan because that is how I wish college football really should be in September,  of course the BCS made teams afraid to schedule a tough game out of conference because one loss and you are out of the BCs picture.   <br /><br />I think I will DVR the game and watch it every Saturday in September.         </p>

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: December 4, 2011 9:01 am
 

2011 D1 Tournament 16 Teams 11 AQ Conferences

If there are going to be automatic qualifying conferences and automatic qualifing teams (Notre Dame) then  a playoff for DI college football should have all 11 conferences (holding at 11 by a thread) should have a automatic bid.  Here is my 16 team D1 playoff tournament.  I am not using the BCS rankings because I want them to consider quality wins (RPI style)  way more than the current system. 

1.  LSU  (1) Sec Champ    16. La.Tech  (39)WAC Champ
8.  Kansas St  (8) At Large  9. Wisconsin  (10) B 10 Champ

4. Arkansas(4) At Large    13. S. Miss(23) Conf USA Champ
5. Oregon  (5) P 10 Champ    12.  West V  (22) Big East Champ

3. Alabama(2) At Large  14.ArkSt (34)  Sun Belt Champ
6.Stanford   At Large    11.  TCU (18) MW  Champ

7.  Boise St. At Large  10.Clemson (19)   ACC Champ
2. Ok State  (2)  B 12 Champion  15. N. Illinois(35 )MAC Champ

There is no limit on the number of At Large teams per conference. South Carolina(8) is the best team left out of the tournament.

If you want an 8 team no automatic bids playoff then you would get the top 8 seeds.  That would be the Sec Champ, B12 Champ, P 12 Champ and 5 at large team.   Virginia Tech, Oklahoma and Houston all played their way out in the last weekend, almost every game matters with only 5 at large spots.  

I tweaked the rankings from the Palm pre BCS rankings in ( ) to reward head to head victories and Conference Championships.    I flipped OK St and Alabama, Oregon and Stanford, Kansas St and S Carolina for Strength of Schedule,  Clemson and TCU to avoid an all Mountain W first round game with Boise St .  

I would really like to watch some of these games, sadly we never will watch the 2011 D1 Playoff.   

Posted on: November 25, 2011 1:31 pm
 

2011 NCAA D1 Playoff - Thanksgiving Day

If there are going to be automatic qualifying conferences and automatic qualifing teams (Notre Dame) then  a playoff for DI college football should have all 11 conferences (holding at 11 by a thread) should have a automatic bid.  Here is my 16 team D1 playoff tournament if the season ended today.  I am using the currentBCSrankings, not because I like them, actually I want them to consider quality wins way more than the current system. 

1.  LSU  (1) Sec Champ    16. La.Tech  (56)WACChamp
8.  Houston CUSA Champ  (8)   9. Oklahoma  (9)At Large

4.Arkansas(3) At Large    13. West Virginia(22) Big East Champ
5. Stanford  (5) At Large    12.  TCU  (20) M West Champ

3. Oklahoma St(4) B12 Champ  14.ArkSt (35)  Sun Belt Champ
6.Va.Tech  ACC Champ    11.  Michigan St  (14) Big 10 Champ

7.  Boise St. At Large  10.Oregon(10)  P12 Champ
2. Alabama  (2)  At Large  15. N. Illinois(36)MACChamp

There is no limit on the number of At Large teams per conference. Kansas St (11) andSouth Carolina(12) were two best teams left out. They are higher ranked than the Big 10, Big East, Sun Belt,MACandWAC.   After the remaining games the teams will change.

If you want an 8 team no automatic bids playoff then you would get the top 8 seeds.  That would be the Sec Champ, B12 Champ, Conf USA and ACC Champ and 4 at large teams including Stanford and Boise St who are higher ranked that the teams that will win the League. 

Posted on: November 25, 2011 1:31 pm
 

2011 NCAA D1 Playoff - Thanksgiving Day

If there are going to be automatic qualifying conferences and automatic qualifing teams (Notre Dame) then  a playoff for DI college football should have all 11 conferences (holding at 11 by a thread) should have a automatic bid.  Here is my 16 team D1 playoff tournament if the season ended today.  I am using the currentBCSrankings, not because I like them, actually I want them to consider quality wins way more than the current system. 

1.  LSU  (1) Sec Champ    16. La.Tech  (56)WACChamp
8.  Houston CUSA Champ  (8)   9. Oklahoma  (9)At Large

4.Arkansas(3) At Large    13. West Virginia(22) Big East Champ
5. Stanford  (5) At Large    12.  TCU  (20) M West Champ

3. Oklahoma St(4) B12 Champ  14.ArkSt (35)  Sun Belt Champ
6.Va.Tech  ACC Champ    11.  Michigan St  (14) Big 10 Champ

7.  Boise St. At Large  10.Oregon(10)  P12 Champ
2. Alabama  (2)  At Large  15. N. Illinois(36)MACChamp

There is no limit on the number of At Large teams per conference. Kansas St (11) andSouth Carolina(12) were two best teams left out. They are higher ranked than the Big 10, Big East, Sun Belt,MACandWAC.   After the remaining games the teams will change.

If you want an 8 team no automatic bids playoff then you would get the top 8 seeds.  That would be the Sec Champ, B12 Champ, Conf USA and ACC Champ and 4 at large teams including Stanford and Boise St who are higher ranked that the teams that will win the League. 

Posted on: September 1, 2011 10:15 pm
Edited on: October 3, 2011 8:39 am
 

14 Games to prove how good the SEC is

The 12 Teams in the SEC play a total of 14 games against " the big boys"  Which is every other BCS league, including Wake Forest and Louisville and Boise St and BYU.     The line gets drawn on Navy and East Carolina who get lumped in with all the Sun Belt teams the SEC plays only at home.   The Eight AP ranked SEC Teams play 9 of those 14 games against 5 AP ranked opponents.  So the conference all the so called experts, and their fans, agree is the best conference should win how many of those games?   9-5 maybe,   take a look at the schedule of the big 14 games and leave a note of how many games the SEC will win.    I will update the results throught the season. 

Teams are listed with their AP Preseason rank

#2 Alabama  vs Penn St  ALA  27 -11

#4 LSU vs #3 Oregon  LSU 40-27
 
#4 LSU vs West Virginia  LSU 47  WV 21

#14 Arkansas vs #8 Texas A&M  Arkansas 42 T A&M 38

#23 Auburn vs Clemson  Clemson 38 Aub 24

Ole Miss   vs  BYU   BYU  14-13

#22 Florida vs #6 Fl St

#12 S. Carolina vs Clemson

#19 Georgia  vs #5 Boise ST  Boise 35-21

#18 Georgia vs Ga Tech

Tennesse  vs Cincinatti  Tenn 45-23

Vandy vs U-Conn  Vandy 24-21

Vandy vs Wake Forrest

Kentucky vs Louisville   Louisville 24 Kent 17


For the record my guess is the SEC wins 8 games and loses 6,  pretty good but not quite worthy of the hype.    

Current Record through week 5:

SEC   6      Big Boys   4

 
Category: NCAAF
Tags: SEC BCS
 
Posted on: December 6, 2010 5:26 pm
 

2010 NCAA DI 16 Team Playoff

Final Week 10 Potential 16 Team Playoff

This is Mock tournament for the NCAA Football Championship I would way prefer to the BCS.   I would make first round games at home on Saturdays for the higher seed and the 2<sup>nd</sup> round games at the 4 BCS bowl game sites.   The Semi Finals and Final would be rotated amongst the highest bidders.    The other Music City and Poinsetta Bowl, etc  can continue on any other day of the week.   

I listed the Seed, Team Name, Conf Record, Overall Record and Invite to Tournament. 


#1Auburn  (9-0 13-0 SEC Champ) vs #16 Troy (6-2 7-5 Sun Belt Champ)
#8 Arkansas (6-2 10-2 At Large) vs #9 Michigan St (7-1 11-1 At Large)
 
#5 Wisconsin (7-1 11-1 B10 Champ) vs #12  Nevada  (7-1 12-1 WAC Champ)
#4 Stanford (8-1 11-1 At Large) vs #13  UCF (8-1 10-3 C USA Champ)

#3 TCU (8-0 12-0 WAC Champ) vs #14 U-Conn (5-2 8-4 Big East Champ)
#6 Ohio St (7-1 11-1 At Large) vs #11 Virginia Tech (9-0 11-2 ACC Champ)

#7 Oklahoma (7-2 11-2 Big 12 Champ) vs #10 Boise St (7-1 11-1 At Large)
#2 Auburn (6-0 10-0 SEC Champ)  vs #15 Miami, OH (8-1 9-4 MAC Champ)

All three Big 10 one loss teams made the tournament, Ohio St and Michigan St at large, Stanford easily made the At Large.   
Arkansas and Boise St edged out  LSU, Nebraska, and Missouri.  No seedings were changed to avoid first round matchups from the same conference.     

I would like to see this tournament but we will not see it this year, I doubt all the higher seed teams would win, that is for sure and there would be some great football. Who would win? We will never know for sure.

13 of the 16 teams are ranked in the BCS Rankings including
Nevada at #15 and UCF at #25.   U-Conn, Miami, OH and Troy are not ranked by the BCS rankings.       

Posted on: November 7, 2010 8:13 am
 

Week 10 NCAA D1 Playoff

Week 10 Potential 16 Team Playoff

This is my projections of conference Champions and I did it based more on current standings than on my predictions for future games and conference championship games (Wisconsin and Troy benefit from this).    I also adjust seeding so teams from the same conference will not play each other in the first round, but second round is OK.   I listed the Seed, Team Name, Conf Record, Overall Record and Invite to Tournament. 


#1 Oregon (6-0 9-0 PAC 10 Champ) vs #16 Troy (4-1 9-1 Sun Belt Champ)
#8 Stanford (5-1 8-1 At Large) vs #9 Utah (5-1 9-1 At Large)
 
#5 Nebraska (4-1 8-1 B12 Champ) vs #12  Michigan St (5-1 9-1 At Large)
#4 TCU (6-0 10-0 MW Champ) vs #13  UCF (5-0 7-2 C USA Champ)

#3 Boise St (4-0 8-0 WAC Champ) vs #14 Pittsburg (3-0 5-3 B East Champ)
#6 Wisconsin (4-1 8-1 Big 10 Champ) vs #11 Virginia Tech (5-0 7-2 ACC Champ)

#7 Ohio St (4-1 8-1 At Large vs #10  LSU (5-1 8-1 At Large)
#2 Auburn (6-0 10-0 SEC Champ)  vs #15 N. Illinois 5-0 7-2 MAC Champ)

Wisconsin gets the Big 10 Champ only because of the rankings as I see a three way tie with Ohio St and Mich St and the Big 10 tie breaker is BCS ranking which will not exist.   Ohio St, Utah, Stanford, and LSU  all have only lost to their projected conference champion (or tie in the Big 10), which is more important than losing only one game.  
Michigan St is the last At Large and Oklahoma St (4-1 8-1) and two loss Alabama, Iowa, and Oklahoma should also get consideration from the bubble which strong out of conference schedules. 

I would like to see this tournament but we will not see it this year, I doubt all the higher seed teams would win, that is for sure and there would be some great football. Who would win? We will never know for sure.

14 of the 16 teams are ranked in the Coaches Poll including
Houston at #23.  LSU at #12 is the best team on the outside looking in.   

Posted on: October 1, 2010 11:12 am
 
Category: NCAAF
Tags: bcs
 
 
 
 
 
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