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    There are no playoff rules! They are selected by a committee that can take all of that into consideration. Auburn just beat two number one teams and lost the second game of the season to the current number one team, plus a four point loss on the road at LSU. Right now they are playing better football than some of those teams that played patsies lall year and went undefeated.
     
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    I looked at UCF’s schedule, they haven’t beaten a ranked team yet. Their strength of schedule is not all that great. Wisconsin thumped Maryland as did UCF, Wisconsin also beat Iowa, Michigan and Northwestern. Those teams are a lot tougher than Navy, Maryland, the only team comparable to the teams Wisconsin beat is Memphis.
     
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    Y'er skeered.
     
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    But those teams also lost to ranked teams. And USF is ranked IIRC.
     
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    Understood. got it now Admiral. Bowl Championship is a Poll driven popularity contest based on AP (MSM lol!) rankings.

    You control your own destiny if you are in SEC or Big10. Others.........tease them along to keep interest high.

    If you win at Illinois or ARK we jump you 5 spots over teams playing Duke or Colorado St.
     
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    Anyone who watched the championship game knows UCF could put up points on anyone. Scott Frost, in two years, did something no other coach in the History of the game ever did. From 0-12 to 12 - 0. That is commendable at any level.

    Now my Huskers have him. Just hope he can get us to a division championship in 5 years.

    Frost unveiled, vows to revive Nebraska's glory
     
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    Strength of schedule means you played tough teams. Calling SMU or MD tough is laughable. In the last 5 years SMU has only had one winning season. MD has had 5 losing seasons in the last 10 years, and only 2 of the last 10 had them winning 8 games or more.
     
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    It must be nice to have a built-in excuse for losing 2 games that allows for championship contention still.
     
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    The only 2 loss team to win a national championship was in 1960 by Minnesota. They were 8-1 when they were voted the championship and then lost to Washington in the Rose Bowl to finish 8-2. To think a 2 loss team should be in the discussion to be a national champion, especially after a 30 plus point drubbing by a mediocre team is absolutely insane.
     
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    Actually, LSU won the BCS Championship in 2007. Coincidentally they won the National Championship by beating Ohio State.

    But your are right. A 2 loss team should not be in the playoffs. Especially with the bad loss to Iowa.
     

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