Tim Rupert

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Why should we reward Alabama for not winning their division? Why should Alabama get to stay home, rest up, and game plan for the other play-off hopefuls, while they put everything (getting eliminated - losing players to injury) on the line in their conference championship games? That's like giving Alabama an automatic bye into the play-off, for coming in 2nd place, and punishing LSU and Georgia for winning their divisions. What kind of sport rewards the loser by giving them a bye into a play-off? That thinking is madness. Oh, and by the way, Alabama is now 0-2 in their last two games against ranked opponents. They simply don't deserve it...
ArmyROTCBAMA, what makes you think they are one of the top 4? We can all point to Georgia losing to SC- great point. After that? At least Georgia has beaten two ranked teams, No.10 and No.15. They do have accomplishments to point to. They also may have the best defense in CFB. My point is what has Alabama done lately? They got destroyed the last time they faced a top 25 team, and they followed that up by losing to the next ranked team (LSU) they played. 0-2 against ranked teams doesn't instill the normal Alabama confidence in me. It's not so cut and dry this year...
UsmcDawg, you are likely right. Alabama always gets the benefit of the doubt. And they have had the teams to back it up. But after last years NCG result, and now they've gone 0-2 against ranked teams, I think it could be the worst thing for them if they do get into the play-offs. If they are given that benefit, and unlike recent results they get knocked out in the first round, the Alabama fatigue would be at an all time high. That could backfire on them down the road. We will see.
crimsongrits. I know about the playing a team the second time results. Georgia lost to Auburn and then beat them in 2017 SECCG. It's kinda like looking at Ohio St. They may be the best team this year, but who have they really played. Until they do, we won't know. After last years NCG, and Bama's schedule, I felt the same way about them going into the LSU game. After Saturday, I just don't see any reason to believe this years Alabama team has that in them.
Georgia won both of their games against ranked teams this year, No.10 and No.15. The Dawg's have a strong case for the best defense in CFB. Alabama is 0-2 for their last two ranked opponents. I think that should carry some weight too...
RT N Colorado. 'Rematch will be very different in the CFP." I'm not sure what that means? Seems like LSU would have an even better chance. Not having to face 95.000 or so Bama fans. Also, before the game LSU thought they could win. Now they know they can.
UsmcDawg, I'm not quite sure how to take that last line, but I think I see where it's going. Funny...
eitr. I'm not so sure... Alabama last played a legitimate top 10 team when they faced Clemson in the NCG, and they got boat raced. Then they skated through a schedule of 8 un-ranked teams. They had everything in their favor playing at home, etc. But they lost to the very next ranked team they faced. If LSU beats UGA, the Dawg's lose another game somewhere along the way, maybe Bama gets another free pass? But, Bama has now lost the benefit of the doubt. Also, looking at how the Committee stacked the first play-off rankings shows a clear B1G bias, and that along with Bama dropping two in a row to ranked teams will likely keep them out.
I didn't know (predict) who would win the game, but I told a friend last night that Alabama hadn't played a real good team since they got beat by Clemson, and this LSU team looks a lot like that team, with a hot passing QB, great receivers, and a good running back. I wondered why nobody in the media wasn't making that comparison. I made the point that if LSU could get to Tua just a few times, he would get antsy, and start making mistakes. They did, and he did. Got to give Alabama credit for somewhat staying around. It sure looked like a run away train there for a while. Great game LSU. After all the injuries in the Georgia game tonight, I just hope the Dawg's will have enough starters available to come out of Auburn with a win, and close out strong, so we can have two top 5 teams in the SEC Championship game. The Georgia defense against that LSU offense is going to be interesting...
BengalBeaux, LSU and Georgia just need to keep him out of, or beat him in the SECCG for 2-3 years in a row. Do that, and he will ride off into the ESPN sunset. He wouldn't be able to take it...
Mullen! That's funny... Might as well have picked Malzahn. Didn't he just 'get his QB'?
It all depends. This has the look of a perfect trap game. Ga coming off an emotional win against their biggest rival, and Auburn coming next week. And Mizzou having an extra week to rest up, and game plan. If Georgia comes out of the gate ready to play, it may never be close. If they come out flat, and looking ahead, it could stay close for a while. The Dawg's defense is coming off their best performance of the year, where they held Florida to 21 rushing, and only two 3rd down conversions. Florida got 14 points in the 4th quarter, but that was against a prevent defense. They got their best receiver back in Cager, and the rest of the receiver's are finally getting healthy. Same goes for the offensive line. I think Ga comes out ready, and it's going to be a long night for Mizzou between the hedges. We will see...
Come on guys, let's get real. Throw out these bogus rankings, which are based largely on teams not having played quality opponents, and therefore having a good record. Take a look at the current recruiting rankings of the teams that LSU, and Ohio St have played. Per 247. Wisconsin (No.27) Cincinnati (No.53) and Michigan ST(No.45) LSU has played Florida (No.11) Auburn (No.8) and Texas (No. 6) Those SEC teams and Texas have more talent and depth. They recruit in the top 5-15, almost every year LSU has played a much harder schedule than OS. OS recruits light years better than every other team in the B1G. When LSU plays Alabama, Florida, Auburn, Georgia, they are playing a team with equal talent and depth. This Committee is selling us a bunch of BS, that's based on false rankings and 'the eye test'.
sds 1967 RT, Who have I ridiculed? I will wait for your response... If you want to make a point that Muschamp out schemed Smart, be my guest. I would agree. I would add, that Muschamp did it with less talent than Mullen has. Muschamp did accomplish something that Mullen never has. If they ever start saying Muschamp is a better coach, at least they will have a game to point to...
The initial play-off rankings make no sense. But make no mistake, they do matter. The eyeball test? Really, and many are buying that BS? The eyeball test vs. resume. I think most would say, the resume should trump someone's wants and wishes. LSU has proven more than OS. Who would really expect Penn St would beat Clemson? I feel confident that most wouldn't. Anybody who can't recognize the B1G bias in this committee is simply gullible. The B1G has failed to make the play-off for the last two years. This committee is simply stacking the deck to make sure they don't miss it again this year. If Penn St beats OS, they don't want little Penn St to get left out. After all, PS is already thought of as being better than Clemson. Right.. The Committee has already established the pecking order.
Kirby's only been at UGA for 4 seasons, and has already established his defense as the best in the SEC. I would think the defensive recruits will take notice. Should be another great finish, and another strong recruiting haul on both sides of the ball.
tailwhip99, at least you won't have to worry about the talking heads at ESPN making something more out of it. If Georgia had let that happen, it wouldn't be an over-site, it would be an excuse to use for the Mullen is a better coach false narrative. After last Saturday, and Kirby's 10-1, 3-0 as HC record against Mullen, you would think that narrative would be put to rest. I doubt it will, and nobody on TV is going to try and use it against Mullen and Florida...
Matt, Mullen had two weeks to get ready for Georgia, and they couldn't even get on the same page with their wrist bands... Is that good coaching? Would you be shredding Kirby Smart in this article, if his team had made the same mistake? Yes, I think you would...
Matt Hayes, Kirby's defense held Mullen's offense to only 1 3rd down conversion, and only 3 points through 3 quarters, and only 21 rushing yards for the game. If not for Smart going to a prevent defense, Mullen's offense likely never scores a touchdown, but Mullen is a better coach... Kirby Smart totally out schemed Dan Mullen. Kirby Smart made better in game adjustments than Dan Mullen, but Mullen is the better coach... With only 10 minutes left in the game, and Florida down by 14, Kirby played Mullen like a fiddle. Kirby went to a prevent defense, and traded 7 points for 7 minutes. Mullen played right into Smart's hand, but Mullen is the better coach... It was the 10th win in 11 games for Kirby Smart over Dan Mullen, Smart going 3-0 as head coaches, but Mullen is the better coach.. Just keep beating that drum. Smart will just keep beating Mullen. For us Georgia fans, that's the only thing that matters...
MrSoul77 Cincinnati, is not a top 10 team on any level. They are not likely a top 20 team either... Take a look at their recruiting rankings. per 247. 2020, 53. 2019, 79. 2018, 48. 2017, 63. 2016, 74. That is not the formula for building a top 20 team...
NashvilleGator, Yes, but I remember when they introduced this new play-off system. They said SOS, quality wins, and conference championships were going to be the biggest factors. How has that played out... Now, after the first rankings, all the talking heads are stressing 'eye test'. LSU plays in the SEC. OS in the B1G. That eye test thing really works out well with those B1G schedules vs. those SEC schedules. What blows my mind is they only needed to wait another 4 days and there was a 50-50 chance that LSU would've been knocked out of the top 2.
Committee OS bias aside, yes, OS should be ranked in the top 4. Likely 2-3. In no way do they deserve to be ranked over LSU at this point in the season. And, almost all of the CFB experts agree, but the committee doesn't see it that way...
MrSoul77, based only on SOS, and quality wins, I can see your point about Penn St over Clemson. But we all know there is much more to the formula. What has Penn St done lately? Clemson has actually proven to be a great program. And, let's get real, Michigan and Iowa may be ranked top 17, but that means there are 15 teams who should (and very likely would beat them). Doesn't Clemson deserve the benefit of the doubt over done nothing lately Penn St? Yes, they should...
jay.cardea, Yes, it's about seperating the one loss teams. That is why the committee put OS No.1 in the 1st rankings. It's all about establishing a perception. Simply put. LSU has the strongest resume. So, why did they rank OS over LSU? To establish the narrative. The first ranking is more of a wish list than an actually fair ranking based on resume...
LoLo18, don't kid yourself. This committee just sent a message. They want Ohio St in this years Play-Offs. If they lose any game, despite their weak schedule they will very likely still get put in. Putting them over LSU is their bias on display. It taints the process. Yes, it matters...
Penn St. was ranked ahead of Clemson for Ohio St's benefit. Who besides the Committee really thinks OS deserves to be ranked over LSU? Nobody who knows anything about college football. OS hasn't really played anybody. LSU clearly has the strongest resume in CFB, and it is not even close. Go ahead and count OS as already being 'In'. If OS loses to an overrated PS, and then wins their gimme CCG, this committee will vote them in. Something needs to be done about the bias of these recent CFB play-off committees. It's so bad, they don't even feel a need to hide it...
LSU should be ranked No.1 and ahead of OS. It shouldn't even be close. Florida and Auburn are both better than Wisconsin. Wisconsin is totally one dimensional on offense. There are 5 SEC teams who would totally shut the Badger's offense down, and win that game. OS hasn't played anybody who is a real threat. Having OS ranked over LSU should be offensive to every CFB fan. Especially the OS fans. Do you want to earn it, or would you rather have a helping hand along the way. The committees OS favoritism is already on full display. In fact, we can already count OS as being the 1st team who's 'In'. If they lose to a vastly over-ranked Penn ST, who hasn't been relevant since Ronald Reagan was President, they can win their gimme CCG, and you can bet the farm, this committee will still vote them into the play-offs. OS fans might as well go ahead and pack their bags. You are already play-off bound... Clemson should be No.4 ahead of Penn St, and that shouldn't even be a close decision. But, this committee wants their OS, so padding their weak B1G schedule is a must.
I think this is Kirby's best defense. Ga's best defense since the David Pollock days. Best in the SEC. I also think Mullen played right into Kirby's defensive strategy. When there's 10 minutes left and you're 14 points down, there needs to more sense of urgency.
MattyJ, I agree, and the backs did a great job of picking up anyone coming through...
I find it interesting how Mullen always seems to escape criticism. Yeah, 3rd and Grantham was a big part in the outcome, but honestly, holding Georgia to 24 points was about as good as Florida could hope for. Kirby's defense held Mullen's offense to just 3 points through 3 quarters. The Florida offense only converted 1 3rd down the whole game. If not for Kirby going into a prevent alignment, who really believes Florida scores 14 in the 4th quarter? It wasn't going to happen. How does Mullen 'only' take what the Ga defense was giving, and eat up 7 minutes when there was only 10 left on the clock? Does that sound like a sound strategy when you're 14 behind with 10 minutes left? If anything, Grantham's defense kept Florida in the game. Mullen's offense was the bigger failure...