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#31 cavic7585

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:37 PM

The SEC is the best but it wasnt always the best and it want always be the best. Case in point the ACC is no longer the best BB conference. For 20 years they put a team in the final four.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:38 PM

what if in 3 years the SEC isnt the best conference. You might change your tune abit.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:39 PM

Right, so you judge it on a yearly basis. All this is taken into account with polls.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:40 PM

what if in 3 years the SEC isnt the best conference. You might change your tune abit.


No I really won't. I am one of the few that is "pro-BCS." But if it did go to a playoff system I wouldn't make it an automatic bid system.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:42 PM

The difference between conferences from year to year is largely due to perception and reputation. There really aren't a whole lot of games between all of the major conferences to say for certain which conference really was better in each individual year. When comparing the top teams from each conference the teams from the historically strong conferences are always going go be judged stronger based off of past performance, and not so much on the season at hand (ex: Alabama vs. Oklahoma State)

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:43 PM

Polls that prerank a team before a snap of football are ever played and polls that are biased by a media (espn) with mega-contracts to certain confernces(SEC).

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:43 PM

I don't like preseason polls either, I'd rather wait til like week 5 or so. But it all plays itself out in the end.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

The difference between conferences from year to year is largely due to perception and reputation. There really aren't a whole lot of games between all of the major conferences to say for certain which conference really was better in each individual year. When comparing the top teams from each conference the teams from the historically strong conferences are always going go be judged stronger based off of past performance, and not so much on the season at hand (ex: Alabama vs. Oklahoma State)


That was the other point I was about to make is that there is not enough games in a college football seaseon to accurately gauge teams.

I gotta crash. Good discusion though.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:18 AM

The only way an auto-bid format could possibly be fair is to make the college football season like that of an NFL season. You would have to force teams from the SEC to play against 3-4 teams from the ACC or Pac 12 in a year. This is why the NFL can get away with the auto-bid for winning your division. They have to play the best from at least two divisions at some point in the season.

With 120 FBS teams, this just can't realistically happen. You cannot compare the way a 32-team system is run to the way a 120-team system is run. Though, I do acknowledge that 100 of those teams have no chance any given year.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:15 AM

But the problem is who decides who the best 8 teams are.


there is not a perfect solution.

But, I would rather use a ranking systems like the one for the BCS that takes into account multiple rankings, computer rankins, SOS calculations, etc... to determine the top teams rather than just have the conference winners in teh "tournament".

There are tons of examples where the team that won a particular conference (Pac10, ACC, and Big East for example) that was barely a top 15-20 team. I would rather see the top 8 teams using a comprehensive ranking system play for the National Championship.