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SadUCFKnight
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Fair question for SEC fans:
Do y’all believe the 4 team “playoff” is fair and equitable for all stakeholders or does it need to be fixed? I’ll hang up and listen.


Dawgsontop34
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
Fair, maybe?

But I also think they’ve gotten the top 4 teams right every year so far and until they screw up I’m not going to complain about it.


SummerOfGeorge
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
I think that the best team in CFB has been invited to the 4 team playoff every year so far.

I wouldnt mind giving a non-P5 team a shot if the 4th spot is down to very flawed teams and the non-P5 team is a top 5/6 teams by all the advanced metrics.
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I Bleed Garnet
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
No it should just be 2 teams.

I don't like this at all.


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roadGator
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
Yes. It's been fair.


Do you think otherwise?


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Korin
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
That's the system you agreed to play under.


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tigerburningbright75
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Member since May 2011
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
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Do y’all believe the 4 team “playoff” is fair and equitable for all stakeholders or does it need to be fixed? I’ll hang up and listen.

Let me guess. You think your team should be in it. If teams like Central Florida and Boise St. are ever invited to the 4 team playoff then there goes all the incentive for a Power 5 teams to schedule tough OOC games in order to enhance their resumes. Why take the chance when you can take the easy way out like your team does? I know Central Florida is good. I know they can't help their schedule. I know they beat Auburn last year and they may well beat LSU later this month. But programs like Central Florida and Boise St. have no idea how difficult it is to play week after week in a Power 5 conference. It's a totally different world from they're used to and there's no way of knowing how they'd fare in a full season of the SEC or the Big Ten.


TarnishedWisdom90
Auburn Fan
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Member since Sep 2018
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
I like it more than the BCS but it still has flaws. If it went to 8 teams I'd be ok with it but that would have to be the max


cardboardboxer
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Apr 2012
30725 posts

re: Fair question for SEC fans:
The current system is completely fair.

The only issue is some sort of delusion that a Group of Five team can or should make it.

As a Group of Five program you aren’t playing for the playoffs, you are playing to be the first team upgraded to Power 5 status during the next realignment so THEN you can play for the playoffs.


WG_Dawg
Georgia Fan
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Member since Jun 2004
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
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Do y’all believe the 4 team “playoff” is fair and equitable for all stakeholders


yep, I agree with DOT that they've gotten right every year so I don't see what there is to complain about.

In the case of someone like UCF, you really don't have any room to complain. If you want to be taken more seriously play a schedule where the hardest team isn't memphis. Back when BOise was still up and coming like UCF is now but didn't really register as being an actual contender, they played UGA, Oregon State, Washington, Oregon, VaTech, Michigan state, etc.



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MizzouTrue
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
If Mizzou played you’re schedule we’d be 13-0

We beat Memphis by 32...


Tridentds
Texas A&M Fan
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Member since Aug 2011
9574 posts

re: Fair question for SEC fans:
Does not seem fair. OU has no business in the playoffs. They are 14 point dogs to Bama. They would be 10 pt underdogs to Ohio St, UGA, etc...

Something needs to be fixed.


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DBamaC
Alabama Fan
Member since Apr 2011
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
I think it's sad that whoever your athletics director was when the '17 and '18 seasons were scheduled had no faith that their team would be competitive. As a result they arranged a pretty pathetic schedule. If they had scheduled and won at least one game against a good team with a pulse a whole lot more non-UCF fans would be behind you guys. Instead, you only get a handful of fans across the nation and airtime from "experts" trying to stir the pot for ratings.

Also, I think you guys would have been better off not pushing the "we beat Auburn" (in a letdown game for them) as making you in any way worthy of being even a MNC team. At least you would have my sympathy vote...and all that's worth ($0)


Benjamin Ryan
Clemson Fan
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
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I think that the best team in CFB has been invited to the 4 team playoff every year so far.


Agreed and thank you for the shout out to Clemson University!


SummerOfGeorge
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
I will say I would not have been opposed to one of those Boise teams of the 2010-2012 era making a 4 team playoff - especially the years they hammered Georgia in Atlanta or beat Virginia Tech in DMV.

They were in the top 4 metric wise, had a win over a good P5 team basically on the road and hammered everyone in a decent league. And it was proven out based on the number of NFL guys those teams had. They would have competed.
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slacker00
Member since Mar 2011
384 posts

re: Fair question for SEC fans:
I think everyone gets lost in the top 4 teams talk. With the BCS we tried to get the top 2 and occasionally there was 1 or 2 who were left out and had a legitimate gripe. With the current system, maybe someone can argue that they were one of the top 4 but it is harder to argue that they were one of the top 2.

There is no way UCF is one of the top 2 teams, so after that I don't care if you think you should be one of the top 4 as there will always be a questions at the edges.


labamafan
Alabama Fan
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
We all agree it needs to be expanded but they’ve gotten it right so far although I think Georgia is one of the four best teams just can’t put a two loss non conf champion over a one loss conf champion.


BradPitt
Syracuse Fan
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Member since Nov 2009
10936 posts

re: Fair question for SEC fans:
BCS wasn't fair. 4 team gayoffs isn't fair. But trust me guys, an 8 team gayoff would be fair. Trust me. For real this time!


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SadUCFKnight
UCF Fan
Member since Jun 2008
372 posts

re: Fair question for SEC fans:
We haven’t won 12 games, we’ve won 25 in a row and the AAC is 6-2 v P5 this season. #ChargeOn


SummerOfGeorge
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re: Fair question for SEC fans:
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AAC is 6-2 v P5 this season


No it isnt. Not even close.

Tulane lost to Wake Forest
SMU lost to TCU
Tulsa lost to Texas
Memphis lost to Missouri
Houston lost to Texas Tech
SMU lost to Michigan
Tulane lost to Ohio State
UConn lost to Syracuse
Tulsa lost to Arkansas
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