CFP Rankings - We in the Top-4 officially, thread

Submitted by B-Nut-GoBlue on November 6th, 2018 at 9:48 PM

1. Bama

2. Clemson

3. Notre Dame

4. Michigan

5. Georgia

6. Oklahoma

7. LSU

8. Wazzu

9. West Virginia

10. Ohio State

One of these things is not like the other.  LSU is still neatly situated at the number 7 spot, after not scoring a point against Alabama last continue propping up the SEC.



November 6th, 2018 at 9:50 PM ^

LSU and Kentucky lose bad and barely drop.  #SEC

Pollack saying Georgia should be four, Herbie and Galloway were having none of that.


November 6th, 2018 at 9:51 PM ^

It literally boggles my mind that people are sitting here thinking Georgia’s wins against Kentucky and Florida are considered good. Both teams are awful and have no offense whatsoever. Michigan would smoke both of those teams and I guarantee on a neutral field we would beat Georgia. Their run defense is horrible and I don’t think Fromm is good under pressure. 


November 7th, 2018 at 7:18 AM ^

I have seen this graphic a few times, and each time, I wonder if we'd even really talk about the SEC much were it not for Alabama. They would still have a few decent teams, but they wouldn't have the team that keeps them consistently in the overall discussion every year when people talk about "the best conference". In other words, the depiction is amusingly accurate, IMHO


November 7th, 2018 at 1:46 PM ^

They do have a lot of fucking tigers.

Also, why is Ole Miss a bear?

And why is the Alabama elephant sitting on the shoulders of . . . the Alabama elephant?

There are some things going on here that need explaining.




November 6th, 2018 at 11:33 PM ^

If you look at the SEC's wins/losses what is happening is a giant pile of bullshit.

The SEC has no good wins, in fact they have zero non-con wins against ranked opponents. They've all beaten each other. It's a giant circle jerk of SEC love and transitive bullshit. I'm not gonna pull up the long diatribe I typed the other day but essentially every SEC team being propped up because they beat a team who beat a team who beat them. Every one of those teams is getting good credit for their own losses.

1 beats 2 who beats 3 who beats 1. Well, obviously 1 must be pretty good because they beat 2 and 2 beat 3 and 3 was good enough to beat 1.

It makes no fucking sense, it's an SEC slob job. AND it's the exact reason why preseason rankings are fucking cancer.

If georgia isn't ranked #3 preseason then NONE of this matters.

But NO, after Georgia loses to LSU everyone just assumes LSU should be number 3, after they had just lost to a 6-3 florida who has just now lost to 4-4 Florida. Why not do the sensible thing and assume that Georgia was overranked as fuck like what happens to every other conference?

Oh, yeah. SEC slob jobs.

It's fucking corrupt.


November 7th, 2018 at 8:03 AM ^

Easy solution in a 4 team playoff: you have to win your conference to get in.

  • There are so few games in a season to establish how good teams are that it makes little sense to have more than one team from a conference.
  • Already established who the best team is in the conference, so why give a team another chance?
  • Make the regular season matter more 
  • Yes, I realize that Alabama would have been left out last year. Sorry, but win your damn conference. Georgia was competitive and clearly deserving enough last year and they took care of business in the regular season.


November 7th, 2018 at 1:11 AM ^

I mean, you have to recognize that the resumes are close between Michigan and UGA.

Whatever bad things you want to say about Florida and Kentucky, those things are true, but are equally true of MSU and PSU which are Michigan's best wins and also relatively "awful" teams.

Michigan's loss is better and M appears to be the better team, but I'm not sure it's in "guarantee" a win territory.  Probably 55/45 Michigan.


November 7th, 2018 at 7:28 AM ^

The thing about Georgia is, they have one loss already and must play Alabama. So either they’ll beat Alabama and be in the CFP regardless, or they’ll lose a second game and be out. Whether they are 5 this week or 4 seems pretty insignificant.


November 6th, 2018 at 10:07 PM ^

Joel Klatt should be the entire the CFP committee. He is the most logical mind out there, along with Herbie. Everyone else is just pumping SEC/ACC agendas. Klatt is taking on the system and showing how these early CFP rankings effect the outcome of the CFP when it actually matters. Propping Clemson and Bama up with fraudulently ranked SEC/ACC teams is creating the dual SEC teams in the playoffs