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Don't pay a whole lot of attention, but I noticed that Ohio State, after beat #5 Notre Dame by two scores, dropped a spot. Michigan, after whipping up on powerhouse Colorado State, climbed up four.
You're right. It's way too early to take any stock in the rankings. All that matters at this point is not adding anything into the "L" column.
 

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You're right. It's way too early to take any stock in the rankings. All that matters at this point is not adding anything into the "L" column.
Thing about rankings is the blue bloods get the benefit of doubt so that they'll start higher and not fall as far.
Say Rutgers has a magical season and wins the B1G undefeated. At the playoff bid meeting they would be left out if Notre Dame, Clemson, LSU and Oklahoma were also undefeated. Not because they aren't top 4 but because they aren't a blueblood to draw eyeballs with.
 

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Thing about rankings is the blue bloods get the benefit of doubt so that they'll start higher and not fall as far.
Say Rutgers has a magical season and wins the B1G undefeated. At the playoff bid meeting they would be left out if Notre Dame, Clemson, LSU and Oklahoma were also undefeated. Not because they aren't top 4 but because they aren't a blueblood to draw eyeballs with.
I think you're right. We'd be hearing how the Big 10 was a weakling in that given year. How we had nobody good enough to be there. They'd even look past all the non-conference records. The only way they'd be considered is if the Big 10 as a whole, won all but one or two non-conference games, and those losses were to top 10 teams. It's the same excuse we've been hearing by the pickers every year, when they try to load two SEC teams into the final 4.

There's no doubt those making the decisions are biased, and the bloodline is all that matters to them. To that end though, we have seen some teams slip through that probably shouldn't be there, because they just plain aren't good enough.

That's about the only reason I agree with the idea of a 12 team playoff. At least you separate the good from the bad early on, to get to a more representative group of top teams at the end. It takes a lot of the human error out of the equation, when it comes to picking them. But, even that is a problem, when you figure that down around 11 or 12, there might be a team that doesn't quite get there, but is really on a roll, and could make waves.
 

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That's about the only reason I agree with the idea of a 12 team playoff.
In all the other college sports you can play your way into the championship game. But not football. You can play your way out by a "bad" loss. It takes an invite to get there.
I'm predicting in 15-20 years the NCAA no longer controls the major sports. The mega-conferences are almost to the point they can start their own rules body and admit the athletes are semi-pro players. More like club teams than official school sponsored amateur:rolleyes: teams.
 

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You guys are killing me! Actually, Washington State's nickname used to be Wazzu. I'm old school!

Then there's the old fan wear. It's a "pump coat," with an "i" replacing the "u." They'd cheer; "U-rah-rah, sis-boom-bah!" Wazzu was well known then. :)



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A couple of those "young" college men look like Harry Truman when he was President.
 

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Well, Wisconsin boy, Di(kert, sure won his homecoming. Great job Coach ... you pushed all the right buttons.
 

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W. State played hard all game. WI made too many mistakes. Big penalties on every drive in the 2nd half it seemed. Turnovers didn’t help. Kicking game sucked. Lots to clean up if the want to win anything this year
 

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W. State played hard all game. WI made too many mistakes. Big penalties on every drive in the 2nd half it seemed. Turnovers didn’t help. Kicking game sucked. Lots to clean up if the want to win anything this year
Lot of top teams lost yesterday..wierd day
 

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Badgers had a little fun beating Bob and Harry's Polytechnical Institute and Convenience Store 66-7 yesterday. Wish they had expended a little more energy last week but, as they say, no sense skating on last year's ice, eh?
 
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