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Do you think that a team that does not win their conference or division should be afforded the privilege to play for the national championship?

 

 

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No Sir

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Not in the playoff situation as we find ourselves now, but the 2012 situation I didn't have that much of a problem with as I felt LSU and Alabama really were the best two teams in the country. 

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No 

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Only if every conference champion is afforded that privilege as well.

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Possibly. If we're talking about a 1 loss LSU or Bama vs. a 1-loss Oklahoma or Oregon? They should have just as much shot at getting in. The real answer is that a power 5 conference setup isn't going to have a fair 4-team playoff.

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We are talking about the National Championship.  All attendees should be Champions of their own conference.  NO exceptions in my opinion.

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What sport are we talking about? Football seems like it's pretty fair to say a conference championship is required, but we should definitely have more than just 32 conference champs compete in March Madness

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If the goal is to identify the best 4 teams then I guess.   If it's a P5 community hug, then who cares if it's the best 4 teams as long as a 3 loss B12 team gets in for winning the conference.   Personally I want to see one conference always get 2 in, then we can fast forward to 8 and the P5 overpaid can get that guarantee. 

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Nope. If you aren't conference champion, you shouldn't be eligible to be national champion in such a limited playoff.

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Only if the team doesn't compete in a conference.

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2 hours ago, Bluebronc said:

We are talking about the National Championship.  All attendees should be Champions of their own conference.  NO exceptions in my opinion.

This for football.  I'm ok with the current arrangement for other sports where all conference champions are already invited before at-large bids get handed out.

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3 hours ago, Warbow said:

Do you think that a team that does not win their conference or division should be afforded the privilege to play for the national championship?

Not a chance in hell if they can't win their division - but maybe perhaps if they lose their CCG and are otherwise eligible for the playoff. 

Unless it's UCF - those guys were winning all those games and even had that NC a little while ago..

Talk about blue blood...

 

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In a four team playoff, no.  Alabama’s in regardless of record.  So if LSU wins this weekend, they’ll both be in.  The defending, undefeated national champion is on the outside looking in.  

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My argument has always been that if a team can’t win their conference - with the exception of an independent who played a comparable schedule and goes undefeated - they shouldn’t get in, even if they are in the top 4.
 

If, for example this season, LSU goes 11-1 with their only loss being to bama, they are likely one of the top 4 teams in the country. However, by losing to bama and thereby losing out on the division title, they’ve already proven that they aren’t good enough to win it all. They had their shot. Someone else should get it, even if they aren’t as good. It might not be fair, but we play the regular season for a reason. 

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4 hours ago, Warbow said:

Do you think that a team that does not win their conference or division should be afforded the privilege to play for the national championship?

 

 

What to do about independents?  Do you wish to eliminate them simply because they do not belong to a conference. I genuinely hate Notre Dame but they should always have more of a chance in any honest system to win a NC than Boise.

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