I win an argument with my wife.
Hypothetical: 4-9 and a Rose Bowl berth
The ultimate hypothetical
In my house, this would qualify as Bizzaro-World.
That men can't win arguments, because we are wrong.
Men can't win arguments, because even when we are right, we still end up losing overall.
I just "lost" an argument to my wife that only wackos care about watching an HD video source.
+ 100 imaginary MGopoints.
Yeah, but a 4-9 Indiana team winning the Big 10 title game might be mathematically possible. Your scenario isn't.
Dont worry about it
Is that even a thing? I really hope not...
You meant to say "the hypothetical animated Napolean Dynamite", right?
Great reference. I told my wife that this seems several years late. Seems like a train wreck.
Interesting idea, but Im most concerned by how Indiana got four wins
I just laughed so hard at this thank u.
Hypothetically you have better things to do on a Friday night.
But here I am.
Yes. The OP is right. The winner of the B1G championship game goes to the rose bowl regardless if they have a losing record.
Bowl eligibility only applies to bowl invitations. The B1G is automatically given a berth in the Rose Bowl. Imagine if every team in an AQ conference save one was given a bowl ban. Even if that remaining team went winless, they would still take the conference's BCS berth.
How would they play the conference championship game?
Hypothetical: a meteor falls into the path of a wide receiver running up the sideline, knocking him out of bounds before he returns and catches the pass. Is it a valid catch?
Only if he returns in bound immediately, unless he got knocked 10 feet out of bounds or something ridiculous. Alternatively, we could call that one a do-over assuming the teams were not vaporized on impact.
The Tsunami gets 15 for unnecessary roughness though.
The Tsunami gets 15 for unnecessary roughness though.
The shift in the Earth's orbit would get called for unsportsmanlike conduct as well, I think. The gaseous remains of the officiating crew would run out of singed flags on this one.
The replay official would say there was no meteor, so the pass was incomplete.
Meteor? Who's on offense, Ohio State or Virginia Tech?
According to the replay official, the receiver was clearly wearing maize and blue, therefore the pass is ruled incomplete. The ball will be spotted two yards behind the line of scrimmage. 2nd and 12.
They go to the Rose Bowl as Conference Champs. No 6 wins required.
A more realistic example would be a 5-8 MAC champ. Could happen. If they win the tie breaker in the division at 4-4 and then win the conference champ game they go bowling. Record is irrelevant.
Anything is possible
Unless you are claiming Gus Johnson can make Joe Buck interesting
while on the topic. If (when?) UCLA loses, they will dip below .500. Do they lose their bowl eligibility by a loss in the conference championship?
They get to go to a bowl. There is an exception for this very scenario. Sorry no link. Have to trust me on this
I saw the same thing. There was a special vote that allows them to play in a bowl game even though they're 6-7
The least likely part of the scenario is Indiana winning 3 games
No way that any team could possibly lose all four non-conference and somehow win a division. There's no way a team could ever be that bad, especially considering how laughable non-conference schedules are, and then somehow be that good. Neither division has enough cupcakes.
But maybe in the Big East.
This year illustrates a possible scenario where it could happen. A group of starters on a team that otherwise has some talent issuspended for the first 4 games, that return for conference play.
Have you not watched college football over the past 25 years??? Anything is possible. And this case could certainly be possible if say, the star qb and rb were suspended/injured for the first 5 games then came back. Nothing impossible about this scenario at all. And did you see the Leaders division this year? what about next year?
This has actually happened in the Sun Belt. In 2001, North Texas went 0-5 in their out of conference games, went 5-1 in conference and beat the other 5-1 team. The NCAA ruled at 5-6 they had to be allowed into a bowl as conference champion.
I get it this is the real friday night drinking thread
This basically sounds like the Big East every year. When will the BCS get smart and require AQs to at least be in the top 20, better yet top 14? If not, the spot should go to a more qualified team.
Theoretically, you don't have to win a single regular season game to win the national title in basketball.
Let's also not forget that the Pac 12 South's best team is ineligible for the post-season, hence the silliness of UCLA. Let's say next year's B1G East, Ohio is banned from a bowl but rips through the competition, while everybody else falls off to the 2-3 win level. It's even more plausible once the B1G goes to 9 conference games - you could see someone with as few as 3 wins conceivable going to the title game.
Of course, maybe this is an argument for the B1G's gerrymandered divisions. After all, the biggest disparities between divisions this year are in the SEC and the Pac 12. I am not a fan of "leaders and legends" divisions, but maybe there's something to it.
Indiana doesn't win the Big Ten Championship
When did Indiana get a football team? I thought they only had basketball in Bloomington.
I never realized this either but some how they've managed to win two Big10 championships with out anyone noticing. That's even more than... Nebraska.
Yes, currently (should be) studying for a statistical mechanics final. Anything is possible, however some events are extremely unlikely. I wonder what is more complicated: BCS computer calculations or Monte Carlo simulations... ah, definitely BCS computers.
Sounds like a conspiracy theory