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Old 11-21-2017, 01:36 PM
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I can see why you thought that my comment about FSU was sarcasm. That portion was not meant to be sarcastic, I should have been clearer.

At the start of the season, I was actually shocked to see #1 vs #3 and was pleased to see such a great match up so early in the year. In as much, I am always disappointed to see the SEC cupcake week the week before the iron bowl. Heck, why not just take a week off vs playing a FCS school?

What irked me this year is that Mercer sold the potential health of their athletes in order to pocket over $1M (combined income from playing Auburn and Alabama in the same year). I put the largest portion of that blame that on the Mercer administration, not on the FBS schools. Mercer is an FCS school with a 2015 enrollment of 8,600. Compared to the FBS schools of Alabama (37,665 in 2016) and Auburn (27,287 in 2015). Mercer student athletes are most likely to be physically smaller and according to their roster, they are a young team:

Fr. 29 30.53%
Jr. 5 5.26%
R-Fr. 19 20.00%
R-Jr. 12 12.63%
R-So. 14 14.74%
R-Sr. 1 1.05%
So. 5 5.26%
Sr. 10 10.53%

I feel in a contact sport like football, that it is irresponsible of the Mercer administration to play the larger, more physical opponents.

In the spirit of good football, Top ranked FBS teams playing middle of the road FCS teams is a joke. I would hope for at least a FBS vs FBS matchup. Heck, we only get a few weeks of football, I want as many good games as possible.
I agree. What a joke. BUT, sometimes a small school can pull the upset. Remember this?
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:42 PM
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Well, who are the seniors we can plug into this meme this year?
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:49 PM
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:22 PM
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The next two weeks will prove quite a bit with the rankings. I personally don't feel that any teams that lose in the conference title games should get in. It makes those games meaningless. I understand last year that OSU got in having not played in the big ten title, but their only loss was away in happy valley. That place is hard to play in at night, we were on our third team that had a bye week before playing us. That's tough I don't care who you are.

Anyways, conference titles are played on neutral fields. If there was home team advantage, I could see the "rematch" idea, but they aren't. 3 weeks shouldn't make much of a difference.

This year is going to be a great example of having to win one to get in. Notre Dame? Go pound sand you pretentious Goldilocks and join a conference. SEC champ, ACC Champ, Big 12 Champ, and Big Ten Champ. Sorry PAC 12, this isn't your year.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:28 PM
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The big 12 kinda screws the pooch since all teams have already played each other once ... so Oklahoma (7-1) will likely be playing TCU (6-2) and if TCU wins, they are theoretically tied since both will have lost to each other once and both lost to Iowa State ... so who is really the champion? I suspect TCU would be crowned for winning the championship match but OK strength of schedule would be higher ... it's a no win for the conference as it will likely knock the big 12 out of the top 4 for the playoff...

not being familiar with many of the other conferences, but do the other conferences have a championship that could pair two teams that have already played?
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It can happen in the SEC though its not common. Best team from the SEC west and best team from SEC east faceoff. Best is determined by conference W-L, with ties being broken by the head to head game. Frustrating thing about this is that because its one team from east and one from west, not always do the two best teams faceoff. Sometimes the two best SEC teams belong to the West or more rarely the east.

All this to explain its possible but rare for a rematch championship to occur. Auburn happened to play Georgia this year and could play them again in the conference title game but its not typical that that is the case.


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Old 11-22-2017, 10:21 AM
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The big 12 kinda screws the pooch since all teams have already played each other once ... so Oklahoma (7-1) will likely be playing TCU (6-2) and if TCU wins, they are theoretically tied since both will have lost to each other once and both lost to Iowa State ... so who is really the champion? I suspect TCU would be crowned for winning the championship match but OK strength of schedule would be higher ... it's a no win for the conference as it will likely knock the big 12 out of the top 4 for the playoff...

not being familiar with many of the other conferences, but do the other conferences have a championship that could pair two teams that have already played?
Yes. It happened in 2010 between Auburn and South Carolina. And also in ‘04 I think between Auburn and Tennessee. Every SEC team plays 2 teams from the other division each season, so there is always the chance that the top teams from each division have already met during the regular season.

If Auburn wins the Iron Bowl, they’ll play UGA again.
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