- St Louis
How was Iowa able to beat Ohio State by 31 points, but Wisconsin couldn't? It was there for the taking and the Badgers spit the bit. The B1G Championship was essentially a playoff/play in game.Well of course it’s disingenuous, it’s hyperbole for affect. I’m not a jerk all the time, I do have some capability for humor. That said, you inadvertently furthered my case with one ugly word: Wisconsin.
It was stated earlier and I will find the comment and re-quote it if I must that Georgia had a stronger case to make the CFP with 2 losses than Alabama would with 1 because the committee would never knock a team for losing that extra game. If that is true, then why was Wisconsin left out in the bitter cold? Their only loss was in that extra game. It wasn’t a bad loss, 6 points to Ohio State, that close. Why were they dismissed? Simply put, the committee didn’t buy them as a top 4 team in the country. All they needed was one small slip up to withdraw them from consideration in favor of the team that’s more appealing to them. This will not be an isolated incident.
And to say once more, I don’t agree with this process. I’m merely communicating how it operates.
The B1G 10 holds the distinction of having two teams go undefeated during the regular season, lose the B1G 10 championship game, and get left out of the CFP. Iowa in 2015, who got as high as #4 in CFP rankings, but lost to #5 MSU (MSU got into playoffs).
Wisconsin in 2017, who got as high as #4 in CFP rankings, but lost to #8 Ohio State.