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https://www.google.com/amp/s/sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/college-football-playoff-officially-recommends-expanding-to-12-teams-192316854.html

 

Iowa State, Northwestern, BYU and Indiana were ranked 9-12 in the AP final Top 20 for 2020. Want to make college football less meaningful?  Force Americans to watch Indiana get destroyed by Alabama. 

 

More of something that is bad for something is not the answer. This is a joke. 

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We had one sport left that didn’t expand the playoffs beyond the top teams, and it just cashed in.
 

The rich get richer, the mediocre get paid, and the  mid-majors fall further behind.

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2 hours ago, zippy5 said:

At least one G5 team will make the playoff every single year. This is good.

For whom?  Alabama or the G5 school?

 

What about the rest of them?

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2 hours ago, Spin said:

We had one sport left that didn’t expand the playoffs beyond the top teams, and it just cashed in.
 

The rich get richer, the mediocre get paid, and the  mid-majors fall further behind.

It isn't a playoff. There are no playoffs in college sports. They are invitational tournaments. 

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What in the world are we even talking about. No playoffs in college sports?? The ambiguity of these comments are over my head. Plus all I see is a bunch of complaining and no solutions.

 

Before there was no G5 chance. Now there is. Its limited, but its better than what it was. Unfortunately, I think the AAC and Boise St will dominate that slot most years which isn't good for us, but it wasn't too long ago NIU and WMU made BCS games as the top ranked G5 programs.

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I'll reserve my judgement until this happens and I see a few rankings by the committee.  We're used to seeing G5 teams go undefeated for 10+ games only to finally pop into the rankings in the 20s at the end of the season.  My guess is that it will be even harder for MAC/Sun Belt type teams to crack these rankings and have a shot at the playoff.  

 

In a vacuum, it's a better situation for the MAC.  In all other iterations of CFP rankings, all of G5 and the bottom 1/3 of P5 were eliminated before the season kicked off.  On paper, everyone would have a shot.  In theory.

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3 hours ago, RowdyZip said:

I'll reserve my judgement until this happens and I see a few rankings by the committee.  We're used to seeing G5 teams go undefeated for 10+ games only to finally pop into the rankings in the 20s at the end of the season.  My guess is that it will be even harder for MAC/Sun Belt type teams to crack these rankings and have a shot at the playoff.  

 

In a vacuum, it's a better situation for the MAC.  In all other iterations of CFP rankings, all of G5 and the bottom 1/3 of P5 were eliminated before the season kicked off.  On paper, everyone would have a shot.  In theory.

There's at least one guaranteed G5 team every year

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13 minutes ago, zippy5 said:

There's at least one guaranteed G5 team every year

 

And if a rumor I heard is true (G5 selection will be based on team GPA) Akron has a decent chance of being that one G5 program.

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My concern is they still have the same people ranking the teams. Not too hard to see manipulation every year for the "favored teams". I see a G5 champ getting the 12 slot every year. I saw a simulation (on ESPN, you need ESPN+ to read it) of how it would have come out in the past seven years. It looked good for G5 in a number of years (WMU even made it during their big year) but I have no faith that is the way it will end up when they would rank them for a 12 team playoff (when it was only four they could have ranked a G5 team as high as 5 for a nice pat on the head and it would have been essentially meaningless). So while I was enthused about the announcement initially because it gave a G5 team at least a chance after digging into a little more I'm a little less enthused. But if the Zips someday make slot #12, I'm there. 🙂

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