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SEC is going to have its own playoff system

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Once Texas and Oklahoma join, the SEC will probably have its own 8 team tournament. 

By then, the only other perennial contenders will be Clemson and Ohio St.  Clemson could join the SEC and Ohio St is not that far away from Kentucky, so they could also join. 

It seems like there is going to be a football super-league for the best teams. 

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On 5/23/2022 at 10:50 PM, oregon111 said:

Once Texas and Oklahoma join, the SEC will probably have its own 8 team tournament. 

By then, the only other perennial contenders will be Clemson and Ohio St.  Clemson could join the SEC and Ohio St is not that far away from Kentucky, so they could also join. 

It seems like there is going to be a football super-league for the best teams. 

I am not sure what indicators you have of that prediction?

Personally I don't think Texas and Oklahoma are going to be elite teams in the SEC. Good but not great.

Otherwise they can have an 8 team playoff but you cannot mathematically have 8 teams undefeated or with only a single loss....so a 3-loss team wins the tournament and what? They crown themselves National Champions?!? It may be interesting for their fan base but it will have little credibility outside the region. 

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On 5/24/2022 at 9:14 AM, DuckSense said:

Otherwise they can have an 8 team playoff but you cannot mathematically have 8 teams undefeated or with only a single loss....so a 3-loss team wins the tournament and what? They crown themselves National Champions?!? It may be interesting for their fan base but it will have little credibility outside the region. 

It will have credibility outside the region because that's all people have had to watch for national championship games for a very long time now and that's all they know and want.  SEC teams are what has been promoted by ESPN and ESPN controls college football. 

 

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On 5/24/2022 at 11:19 AM, BigDucksFan said:

It will have credibility outside the region because that's all people have had to watch for national championship games for a very long time now and that's all they know and want.  SEC teams are what has been promoted by ESPN and ESPN controls college football. 

 

ESPN has never determined the outcome of a game unless it was illegally.

The current system is open to all P5 Conferences and "hot" teams outside those P5 Conferences...Oregon was "in" the Playoffs last season until they couldn't sustain it. That wasn't because of ESPN.

An SEC only format with 3 or even 4 loss teams will have ZERO credibility with say a 12-1 luckeye team or the Big Ten in general...to name one example. Maybe to the casual fan it will be interesting but nobody invested in college football outside the SEC will believe the champion was determined on any reasonable basis. Last year in the final rankings the SEC had 4 teams in the Top 20 one of which was Kentucky. Point being the Playoffs are about individual TEAMS not CONFERENCES...even though the latter is a preferred way of framing the matter. The SEC has its share of lousy teams.

 

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On 5/26/2022 at 1:33 PM, DuckSense said:

ESPN has never determined the outcome of a game unless it was illegally.

You're right here, however, ESPN does determine what teams are seen on prime time TV and as you know the Pac-12 games on national TV usually starts around or after 9:00 pm EST which is after most of the fans have had a full day of football watching (and beer drinking) and are ready for bed. Now tell me that this doesn't have an effect on the likes and dislikes of teams. 

I would venture to say that a 3 loss SEC team has more national TV viewers then a 2 loss PAC12 team. 

Thank you ESPN

 

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