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Official 2012 College Football Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by MrG, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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  2. Gibonius

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    Needs to be a rule that if you're not ranked, you don't get to go to a BCS bowl regardless of whether you win your conference or not. The idea of Georgia Tech going to a BCS bowl is just beyond heinous (I know it won't happen because FSU should murder them), but it's certainly possible.
     
  3. shadesofbeige

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    Keeping with the OSU-LSU out of conference scheduling comparison, LSU tends to schedule a fairly good to very good OoC opponent near the beginning of almost every season. Here's their early OoC opponents over the last ten years:

    2002: Wk 1 @ Virginia Tech (10-4)
    2003: Wk 2 @ Arizona (2-10) - This is the exception I promise
    2004: Wk 1 Oregon St. (7-5)
    2005: Wk 1 @ Arizona St. (7-5)
    2006: Wk 2 Arizona (7-6)
    2007: Wk 2 Virginia Tech (11-3)
    2008: Wk 1 Appalachian St. (11-3) - Hey they beat Michigan
    2009: Wk 1 @ Washington (5-7)
    2010: Wk 1 (Georgia Dome) UNC (8-5)
    2011: Wk 1 (Cowboys Stadium) Oregon (12-2)
    2012: Wk 2 @ Washington (7-5)

    2 out of these 11 teams finished the season with a losing record. Their combined records are 87-55. 5 of these were away games, while 4 were played at home and 2 at a "neutral" site. Sorry if I'm flogging a dead horse, but I really don't see how the "SEC schedules shitty out of of conference games" argument holds any water whatsoever.
     
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    ^^ Lol are you kidding me. A FCS school considered a "good to very good" opponent? Throw in some middling Pac12 programs (Arizona, Arizona State, Washington,Oregon State), and you've got THREE good out of conference opponents in 11 years.
     
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    Why would SEC teams schedule games against top flight OOC teams? Almost nobody else does anyway, and the SEC has enough of an edge in prestige that the top SEC teams don't need to worry about their SoS considerations.


    You get your OOC tests in the bowls. The SEC wins those more often than not. Risking the huge money bowls for a regular season OOC challenge isn't worth it just for the sake of it, and you can bet they're not about to start now.
     
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    Ugh, I hate the SEC.
     
  7. MrG

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    The SEC don't care.
     
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    Al Davis' posthumously of course (for the punch in the face. Jerry Jones for honorable mention).
     
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    The issue I have with the SEC is their 8-game conference schedule. This allows for stuff like 'Bama and Jawja not playing each other since 2008, and it allows them to schedule Chicken Tech State while all the other conferences are beating up on each other in week 9 or 10. I give them credit for respecting the business model, though.
     
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  10. Gibonius

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    This year was a bit of an odd case because of the last minute schedule shuffling to accommodate the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M. They do deliberately leave that Week 9 slot open for cupcakes, but there have been a decent number of Week 1-3 OOC conferences games the last few years to offset that.


    Eight doesn't seem crazy though. Big 12 does 9 (and they don't have divisions right now), ACC does eight, Big 10 does eight. Pac12 is doing ten so that's the big outlier. Big East only has eight teams at the moment.
     
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    Pac-12 teams play 9 conference games. It was cool when it used to be a round robin (pac-10 days) but now we miss 2 teams a year. For instance, UW missed ASU and UCLA the past two years, but played Colorado and Utah.
     
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    Yeah - same with the B1G - basically when you introduce the conference champs game, you figure any two teams that didn't play each other on the schedule will meet in the champs game if needed. I don't have a problem with that.
     
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    We had a crazy outcome this year in the pac-12 where last week Stanford played at UCLA(who had already clinched the south division), and Stanford had to win to clinch the north division over Oregon. So, this week UCLA plays Stanford at Stanford for the pac-12 title :/

    Also, UCLA was put in the kind of weird position where if they lost last week they got another shot at Stanford this week, but if they won they would have to face Oregon.
     
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    Yeah, the broadcasting station just LOVES this scenario.
     
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    ^ true and weird but either way... GO BRUINS!!!

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    Not to my reckoning.
     
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    Charlie Bauman?

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    I've done my best not to have an SECCGasm in this thread, but I do have to say that enormous games like this are one of the best parts of living in a college town. Everybody in town is talking about it.

    I had to get a cavity filled the other day, and the dentist spent most of the time talking about the game and asking questions about it that i could answer with "yes/no" grunts. His last words to me when I left the chair? "Go Dawgs!"

    I was at PT this morning, and the whole time was spent talking football with my therapist. As I was leaving, he said, "well, let's hope they can win one for us this weekend."

    All of my coworkers are talking about it. I think I've talked as much football as work this week. We had our holiday luncheon at work today, and our director spent a few minutes expressing his appreciation for our work during the year. He then ended his talk with a comment on how much he hopes good stuff happens tomorrow afternoon.

    I know it's kind of lame, but it's really a lot of fun. Plus, it's a cool sense of community to have pretty much everyone you talk to discussing the same event.
     
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    Matt, you should try being in Louisville during Feb-May. Talk about singular focus on one event.
     
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    Louisville is one of my favorite cities. Just a really cool place.
     

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