Week 1 Games

#78      
If Miami is the 14th best team in the country, does that mean Alabama is the 4th best team in the NFC East?

Unreal how dominant they are. It's only one game, but they look every bit the #1 and NC favorite. Not sure how do you bet against them this year. Even if they lose a game, it'll be viewed as a fluke and they'll make the CFP.
 
#80      
Wow. They're just running the clock in the 3rd quarter, and they can't help but score again. 41-3 with everyone knowing what the play call is going to be. Dayum
 
#82      
Unreal how dominant they are. It's only one game, but they look every bit the #1 and NC favorite. Not sure how do you bet against them this year. Even if they lose a game, it'll be viewed as a fluke and they'll make the CFP.
Bring on the 12-team playoff. College football will then become more competitive at the top. May take 3-4 years.

More programs (perhaps as many as 25-30 schools) will be able to tout post-season playoff aspirations to HS seniors.
 
#83      
At least with a playoff, there's a chance someone can play out of their heads against them, or their QB has an off night, or key guys are injured, etc..
Well, no, you go from 12 chances for them to have an off day that ruins their season to only 2, right?

And it will be unimaginably worse with 12 teams. Imagine how meaningless that Clemson/Georgia game is under a 12 team playoff. It becomes nothing more than a big NFL regular season game.
 
#84      
Bring on the 12-team playoff. College football will then become more competitive at the top. May take 3-4 years.

More programs (perhaps as many as 25-30 schools) will be able to tout post-season playoff aspirations to HS seniors.
The exact opposite is going to happen.

At least now programs outside of the tiny handful of elites can say they get to play the elites in games that mean anything.
 
#85      
Boy, it's almost as if watching their games would be more compelling without a playoff.
At least with a playoff, there's a chance someone can play out of their heads against them, or their QB has an off night, or key guys are injured, etc..
Well, no, you go from 12 chances for them to have an off day that ruins their season to only 2, right?

And it will be unimaginably worse with 12 teams. Imagine how meaningless that Clemson/Georgia game is under a 12 team playoff. It becomes nothing more than a big NFL regular season game.

You're assuming a single loss ruins their chances at the #1 ranking. I don't believe that's true, especially with their schedule.
 
#86      
Indiana getting HANDLED by Iowa right now.

I recall some analysis saying they were actually not as good as their record last year dictated.

I wonder if this year will prove that out.

Or maybe Iowa is just really good. šŸ¤®
I'm thinking Iowa isn't as good as they're showing today and Indiana isn't as bad. Just a weird game for IU.
 
#95      
After watching quite a bit of football this week, I hate to say this, but the only team I thought was remotely close to Bama was Georgia. Really impressed with how good Bama looked.

OK struggled against Tulane
Clemson's QB and O-line looked shell shocked against the Georgia defense
tOSU looked great offensively, but pretty suspect defensively

Lotta season left to go, but when has Saban had a team that got worse? Barring injuries, I see them as overwhelming favorites to repeat.
 
#96      
As much as we're all disappointed about last night's loss, if we're being real about all this, it's not as if we were nationally ranked and lost to an FCS team like #20 Washington did, losing at home to Montana.