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I wasn't born in Wisconsin, but I got here as soon as I could.
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Ph3431 wrote: I sure hope they don't expand beyond 4. Hopefully, the powers that be can block that as long as possible.
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bigmac1973 wrote: Colorado and CincY?
Posted: 6/2/2014 11:28 AM
OlBadger wrote: That's the question Lindy's asks in it's 2014 football preview mag. So put together the pairings that might have existed, assuming the selection committee would reach the same top 4 as the BCS formula (yes, it's a simplifying assumption, but it's no worse than anything more speculative, so let's just bear with them a moment). Altogether there were 64 possible slots to fill. Here's how many times teams would have filled one of them in this scenario:6 - Alabama5 - Ohio State, Oklahoma4 - LSU, Texas, USC, Florida State3 - Auburn, Florida, Oregon, Miami2 - Michigan, Nebraska, TCU, Stanford, Virginia Tech1 - Michigan State, Penn State, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas State, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Washington, Cincinnati, Notre Dame But the Final Four participants usually will be the schools in the first four or five lines above for decades to come, as they have for decades gone by. The more things change...NOTE: Wisconsin wouldn't have made the field even once.
Posted: 6/2/2014 3:14 PM
"Pre-1990 you \wouldn't have seen LSU, Auburn, Florida, Oregon, TCU, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Cincinnati on such a list. It's not quite as static over the decades as you might think."I know; I've been following CFB since around 1950. However, LSU, AU, and UF would have been on such a list prior to 1990, though in UF's case only beginning in the 1980s (UF, FSU, and Miami all rose to the top during that decade, as Florida's HS population/recruiting base exploded). Oregon and VT rose to prominence during the 1990s, really for the first time, while UW came back from decades below par and Stanford always has been up and down. TCU (not a power since the 1930s) and Cincinnati (especially) are on this list only because of the eccentricities of the BCS ranking algorithm.
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TheNewRed wrote: this is one of the few things I agree with Olbadger on:
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Ph3431 wrote: ...while still maintaining the foundation that makes college football so great (every week matters).---------------------------------------------
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Ph3431 wrote: 1 game can cost you a chance at the championship in college football. The same is not true in the NFL. You can lose, what, 4 games and still are guaranteed to make the playoffs? And often you could still get into the 'second season' with 5 or 6 losses.
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Bmoken wrote: 16 teams, if they could work it out, would be ideal.
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