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Probably because Oregon is ahead in the conference standings. Head to head shouldn’t always trump other things.Only teams you can really make an argument for being over Oregon and Oregon state are Tulane, UNC, and maybe Texas and UTSA.
MY question is why is Oregon ranked over Oregon State?
They definitely got a break with the scheduling. Playing 9 games in a 12 team league, to have those two be the ones you don’t play is very fortunate.And since they don’t play a round robin, USC has wins over only two of them, UCLA and Oregon State. Lost to Utah, didn’t play Oregon or Washington.
It's very unlikely going to "come down to a USC/TCU decision."we HAVE to win out! If it comes down to a USC/TCU decision… with the Championship game being played in LA?
I don’t think USC has a prayer if they lose. If that happens OSU or Bama jump them. Probably OSU.It's very unlikely going to come down to a USC/TCU decision. The more likely result is status quo (UGA, UM, TCU, USC [if all win their CCGs]), or a "USC/tOSU decision" [TCU wins their CCG, USC loses their CCG], or a "TCU/tOSU" decision [USC wins their CCG, TCU loses their CCG]. If both TCU and USC lose their CCGs, it's a free for all and 3-way analysis of TCU/USC/tOSU..maybe even Alabama gets thrown in.
Agree on the first - but I do think those are the final two in such a scenario (USC/tOSU, with Ohio St getting the nod pretty quickly)I don’t think USC has a prayer if they lose. If that happens OSU or Bama jump them. Probably OSU.
As for us, K-States high ranking and Notre Dame losing helps us. And the game at Texas really helps us when being compared to Alabama. I really think we are safe barring a BAD loss.
Oh if we lose a close, competitive game I won’t be 100% confident, that’ll suck waiting that out. I just don’t see how they can then look at everything and move OSU or Bama ahead of us in that situation. I’ll eat crow and have major shade thrown my way if I’m wrong, I know that.Agree on the first - but I do think those are the final two in such a scenario (USC/tOSU, with Ohio St getting the nod pretty quickly)
Mostly agree on the second - but I don't want to put my faith in the committee to not give in to big brand bias
Really interesting that K-State's AD is on the committee.
5. Both TCU/USC lose their CCG… tOSU is back in the conversation, and likely gets in (they have been ranked #2 all season and think the committee will give them a bad game pass when voting) so the leaves us and USCIt's very unlikely going to "come down to a USC/TCU decision."
The scenarios are pretty straightforward today:
1. Status quo (UGA, UM, TCU, USC [if all win their CCGs]),
2. A "USC/tOSU decision" [TCU wins their CCG and is in, USC loses their CCG and is on the bubble],
3. A "TCU/tOSU" decision [USC wins their CCG and is in, TCU loses their CCG and is on the bubble], or
4. A "TCU/USC/tOSU ... and maybe even Alabama(?) free for all decision" if both TCU and USC lose their CCGs.
Outright conference championship, 12-1 record vs 11-1 record and playing a tougher SOS is not "shamelessly" applying whatever formula they want. Those are actually very valid differences in resumes. Now, if this year we lose 28-20 and they say make something up like, well, blah blah blah, then yes, you'd have a valid point.I sincerely hope Wexahu is right, but deep down inside I still don’t trust the committee.
Ultimately, I think TCU needs to win out and remove all doubt, but a loss gives me pause.
From the beginning, the committee has shown it will shamelessly apply whatever formula it needs to justify its decisions.
However - again, I cling to the hope that Wexahu is correct and the Frogs are in.
Right. And Tennessee lost by a million to South Carolina. And Oregon is ahead of Oregon State in the Pac 12 standings....same division. Had Oregon State played at Georgia instead of at home against Boise State, they'd be 8-4. So I'm fine with it. Valid point I guess on LSU but let's see where the committee puts them.10-2 Alabama who lost to and is ranked over 10-2 Tennessee
9-3 LSU who lost to and is ranked over 9-3 Florida State
9-3 Oregon lost to and is ranked over 9-3 Oregon State
It is almost that the games against one another don't matter...