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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #195 on: November 10, 2019, 02:01:44 PM »
I think the next rankings will have LSU as #1, OSU as #2, Clemson #3, and (as strongest of the 1-loss teams) Alabama at #4.

By putting Penn State at #4 in the first rankings instead of Clemson, the CFP committee was (I think obviously) sending a message that they do look at strength of schedule.

All of this stuff generally sorts itself out by the end of the season.  Fretting about how the first couple of rankings come out is much wasted hand wringing.

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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #196 on: November 10, 2019, 02:24:49 PM »
Sec proves once again to be where the good games are.

Not really.

In the SEC, some of the games are good, and many are blowouts -- just like in other conferences.

Example, for top-4 teams in SEC, 72% of their games so far were blowouts.
-- For Alabama, 8/9 games were blowouts.
-- For LSU, 7/9 games were blowouts.
-- For Georgia, 6/9 games were blowouts.
-- For Florida, 5/9 games were blowouts.

For the Big 10, it's 67%.  Obviously, not worse than the SEC.
-- For OSU, 9/9.
-- For Penn State, 5/9.
-- For Minn, 4/9.
-- For Wis, 6/9.

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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #197 on: November 10, 2019, 05:39:39 PM »
I really don't understand why Ohio St. was #1 - also don't know why PSU was #4.

Well, if you put effort and look why you would know why PSU was #4, but instead you rather spew out horsecrap because it is not SEC dominate.

Week 1
PSU #15

week 2
PSU #15

week 3
PSU moved up to #13  due to Washington loses to Cal an A@M lost to Clemson. 

week 4
PSU drops to #14 because of Wisconsen big win against #7 Mich

week 5
PSU moved up to #12 because Mich lost to Wincons and #10 Utah lost to USC

week 6
PSU #12

week 7
PSU moves up to # 10 because #7 Aubun lost to #5 LSU

week 8
PSU moves up to #7 because they beat #17 Iowa, #4 UoG lost to SC an #7 FU lost to LSU

Week 9
PSU moves up to #6 because they beat #16 Mich and #6Wisconsin lost to tOSU

Week 10
PSU moves up to #5 because OU lost to KSU

Week 11
PSU #4

week 12
PSU drops to #9 after lost to Minn.


Wow, all make sense to me.
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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #198 on: November 10, 2019, 07:12:04 PM »
I didn't know they played Ohio State.
Ohio state was not number one till voting started. When actual playing counted, the best teams were number one.
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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #199 on: November 10, 2019, 07:51:39 PM »
It all works itself out in the end anyway. You can toss the stats around all ya want. Unranked teams in the SEC would still beat several Ranked Big ten teams lol. Especially at home :)
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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #200 on: November 10, 2019, 08:34:38 PM »
It all works itself out in the end anyway. You can toss the stats around all ya want. Unranked teams in the SEC would still beat several Ranked Big ten teams lol. Especially at home :)

lol, and you have NOTHING to back it up. 

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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #201 on: November 10, 2019, 09:03:31 PM »
It all works itself out in the end anyway.

Yep, mostly.

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Unranked teams in the SEC would still beat several Ranked Big ten teams

Nope.
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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #202 on: November 10, 2019, 09:50:54 PM »
Couldn’t imagine waking up Saturday and not having QUALITY football.
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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #203 on: November 10, 2019, 10:58:24 PM »
Couldn’t imagine waking up Saturday and not having QUALITY football.

You are in luck.  Turns out, there are lots of games every Saturday.  That way, you aren't forced into watching Georgia vs. Vanderbilt, or LSU vs. MSST, or Alabama vs. Arkansas.

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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #204 on: November 11, 2019, 12:04:58 AM »
You are in luck.  Turns out, there are lots of games every Saturday.  That way, you aren't forced into watching Georgia vs. Vanderbilt, or LSU vs. MSST, or Alabama vs. Arkansas.

Or OSU v MD, Penn St v Northwestern, Michigan v Rutgers. Every conference has huge teams and cupcakes, but some conferences are stronger as a whole. The SEC is the strongest in the country and has been for a while. That does not mean that every game is close or that every team is good.
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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #205 on: November 11, 2019, 04:05:08 AM »
Or OSU v MD, Penn St v Northwestern, Michigan v Rutgers. Every conference has huge teams and cupcakes,

My point exactly.  (Well, except for ACC.)

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but some conferences are stronger as a whole.

Already went over that, concluding Big 10 and SEC are even:

2019 strength of schedule

http://www.espn.com/college-football/statistics/teamratings/_/year/2019/sort/sosRemainingRank/order/false/key/20190902040000

Using week 1 data

Big 10:  5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 21, 24, 26,27, 29, 32, 41, 42, 46.  Avg = 24

SEC:  3, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 34, 38, 39, 45, 48.  Avg = 24
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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #206 on: November 11, 2019, 04:22:44 AM »
Or you could go by current rankings (week 12 AP):

Big 10:  2, 7, 9, 14, 15, 23, 24.

SEC:  1, 4, 5, 11, 13.

Or by FPI:

Big 10:  1, 6, 11, 12, 15, 19, 25, 35, 59, 62, 64, 77, 81, 120. median = 30

SEC:  3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 17, 26, 28, 32, 34, 44, 48, 97, 98. median = 27

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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #207 on: November 11, 2019, 07:03:52 AM »
Or OSU v MD, Penn St v Northwestern, Michigan v Rutgers. Every conference has huge teams and cupcakes, but some conferences are stronger as a whole. The SEC is the strongest in the country and has been for a while. That does not mean that every game is close or that every team is good.

Yup. SEC been the best my entire life.
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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #208 on: November 11, 2019, 07:55:48 AM »
Bring back the Big 8!!

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Re: College football 2019
« Reply #209 on: November 11, 2019, 09:13:11 AM »
Count the Nattys baby.
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