MLive: Playoff committee chair touts Michigan’s strong resume

MLive: Playoff committee chair touts Michigan’s strong resume


October 30, 2018

Michigan starts off at #5 in the College Football Playoff rankings (LINK).

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  1. Comments: 229
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    INTJohn
    Oct 31, 2018 at 6:55 AM

    [begin rant]
    Yeah this is going to be a rant. Send me a bill for a therapy vent.
    I’m just plain had it with this so-called current 4 team playoff format for so many reasons and on so many levels I prolly can’t even remember them all.

    Since the playoff system was supposedly enacted to rid the system of AP subjectivity by including ‘the 4 “best” teams’; this current format is still completely subjective except its now presented to us by a room full of so-called ‘experts’ in Plato’s classic Oligarch fashion……..

    I’m tired of:
    so-called “better resume’ “…………..
    ” Scheduling in order to build a so-called better resume’………
    Subjective opinions as to ‘strength of schedule’………
    strength of conference………..
    “Better loss”…….
    “Better win”…….
    Being made (manipulation) to ‘feel’ that I should root for teams I hate because it will make ‘my team’ look better for the ‘eye test’…….
    Which reminds me – fuck the ‘eye test’!
    A system that has shown that winning ones conference has little to no value….
    A system that has shown losing ones conference HAS value………
    I could go on & on…..
    GawdAFM………When can we have an 8 team format that gives P5 conference winners an auto berth and then have oligarch subjectivity relegated to the 3 at large berths where the message is clear to those not making the playoffs:
    “THEN WIN YOUR FUCKING CONFERENCE!”
    …….and as for ND that NCAA football whore – force they ass to jump in perma with the ACC or they can be like UCF and proclaim their own lil Natty for Irish feels…….

    What else?? When more bitchin comes to me I’ll be back to post…….
    [end rant] (for now)…………INTJohn

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      Oct 31, 2018 at 12:42 PM

      Does the 8th most deserving team in Dec really deserve a shot at a national title? We don’t need CFB to look like the NFL – the exact opposite.

      • Thunder
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        Oct 31, 2018 at 12:52 PM

        This is my thought, too. The 2007 New York Giants got blown out by the Patriots in the regular season, got hot in the playoffs, and ended up narrowly beating the Patriots in the Super Bowl that season. Now they go down in history as champions of the NFL that year. Meanwhile, they were 10-6 during the regular season, a worse record than the Patriots (16-0), Cowboys (13-3), Packers (13-3), Colts (13-3), and Chargers (11-5); and that 10-6 record was held by three other teams in the regular season, too.

        There would have been a more deserving champion that year if the playoffs had been limited to the Patriots, Packers, Colts, and Chargers.

        • TheWolverines24
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          TheWolverines24
          Oct 31, 2018 at 1:57 PM

          The Giants did not get blown out. It was 38-35 in one of the Pats’ most competitive games of the entire season. The Pats were down 21-16 at half, 28-16 in the 3rd, and 28-23 at the end of the 3rd. The Pats scored 15 unanswered in the 4th to seal the win.

          4 teams is not a legit playoff. It’s a joke. At the very worst it should be 6, but 8 is ideal.

          • Lanknows
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            Lanknows
            Oct 31, 2018 at 5:52 PM

            The 2007 Giants were not a better team than the Patriots.

            The more teams you add to the single-game elimination playoffs the more you devalue the regular season and leave things up to chance. (i.e., let the best team lose.)

            The quibbles over 4 vs 5 and 6 are a waste of time. The quibbles over 8 vs 9 would still be there. Even in the NBA (where low seeds never win titles) people complain about 15 and 16 seed selection (asking for ‘reform’ so that more deserving western conference teams can be in instead of eastern conference teams). It’s laughable. Just goes to show that people will complain no matter what and miss the point.

            The current system is highly entertaining and engaging. I didn’t have much problem with the 2-team playoff but I think the 4-team approach is a bit better. 8 would be a downgrade and consistently invite bad teams that have no business in the conversation for best team in the country to get a spin at the wheel.

            • Lanknows
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              Lanknows
              Oct 31, 2018 at 5:53 PM

              Also, much as I love watching football, I don’t really care to see the season going from August to February.

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        je93
        Oct 31, 2018 at 10:19 PM

        Holy crap, we agree!

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      Oct 31, 2018 at 1:06 PM

      That said – I would have no qualm with limiting the playoff to 1 team per conference. If the conferences want that to be their champion or highest rated team – maybe they can decide that for themselves. The playoff can defer the decision to the conferences (my preference) or the conferences can let the playoff decide (current approach) but it would be a good rule that would increase the importance of the regular season and regional balance.

    • Comments: 229
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      INTJohn
      Nov 02, 2018 at 7:16 AM

      Well since the NFL has been brought into this and I don’t understand why but hell I’ll rant continued run with it (chuckles, and Thunder – way to troll post your own blog thread – Wouldn’t that be kinda like ‘blog masturbation’? …more chuckles I couldn’t resist); anyway back to the side bar NFL:
      I’m tired of NCAA Football serving as a free minor league system for the NFL. Let the damn Nfl foot the bill for their own minor leagues like baseball, hockey, and basketball – but this is another topic.

      Back to my ‘playoff’ rant:
      Since subjective words like ‘deserve & deserving’ have been brought into the discussion instead of words like ‘merit’ , merited & phrases similar to ‘win it on the field’……… ya know as in ‘win ones fucking conference’………
      I think its only fitting that the playoffs – no matter the format have a National Appeal. Frankly, most of the rest of the country just doesn’t give a damn when there is 3 teams from the Southeast part of the USA, especially when they’ve been subjectively chosen by a back room bunch of Oligarchs, at least some of which don’t even pass the ‘eye test’ of being an expert (condeleeza rice for example).
      While I’ve phrased my sentiment differently from former coach Dave Wandstadt

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Nov 02, 2018 at 10:29 AM

        Because the desire ‘order’ that underlies the calls for playoff reform are exemplified in the NFL.

        • Lanknows
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          Lanknows
          Nov 02, 2018 at 10:31 AM

          That is the desire to expand the playoff to 8, 12 or even 16 teams.

          To me, the desire for a bigger playoff and exclusion of teams that didn’t win their conference are different issues. You can have either, neither, or both.

        • Lanknows
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          Lanknows
          Nov 02, 2018 at 10:38 AM

          The overarching point that people miss is that the chaos is part of the fun. It makes for a far more dramatic regular season and months of lively debate. NCAA football has spirit. The NFL can’t touch this level of interest and engagement until, at best, the playoffs. Until then it’s fantasy football and manufactured off-field drama. The NBA’s regular season is at least 2 months too long. Baseball’s is wallpaper.

        • Lanknows
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          Lanknows
          Nov 02, 2018 at 10:39 AM

          “Merit” is subjective. “Deserving” is subjective. A playoff doesn’t ensure that the “best team” wins (see NCAA bball, MLB, and yes the NFL.)

  2. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Oct 31, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    Best case scenario: M wins out and chaos ensues as power teams like Alabama, Clemson, Georgia stumble and miss the playoff. M rematches ND in the national title to avenge the opening road loss.

    Best semi-realistic scenario: Bama loses and 2 SEC teams make the playoff along with Clemson and ND. Big 12 and Big 10 grumble, but we get great bowl games. Rose Bowl win over Washington State like it’s 1998.

    • GKblue
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      GKblue
      Nov 01, 2018 at 6:20 AM

      “Best case scenario: M wins out and … M rematches ND in the national title to avenge the opening road loss.”

      This is my best case scenario with emphasis on winning out. To me top 25 &/or playoff rankings while great for prideful conversation is still mostly noise. You have to beat the opponent in front of you each week. Take care of business by beating your rivals and then win the B1G east followed by the conference championship game. Finish your season with a playoff or bowl victory for pride and to benefit recruiting. This is success as I measure it.

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Nov 02, 2018 at 10:43 AM

        I too would be happy with going 13-1 or better.

        😉

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