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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:54 am 
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In a scenario where Georgia gets crushed by Alabama, and Ohio State and Oklahoma BOTH lose...
Check out the last (two) paragraph(s) of the last guy below. Not something you expect out of national media.

George Schroeder
The popular notion might be to put Georgia into the No. 4 slot (or rather leave the Bulldogs there), regardless of a loss to Alabama. But that’s the wrong move in this chaotic instance. No reason to match those teams up again, right after we’ve seen the game played.

Given the complete lack of any reason to reward a two-loss Michigan team that was exposed last week – and given the losses in this scenario by Oklahoma and Ohio State – it’s time to put together a matchup between last year’s two defending national champions.

If UCF beats Memphis to win the American Athletic Conference championship – doing it without quarterback McKenzie Milton, who suffered that horrific knee injury last week – then given all of the chaos, it’s time to give the Group of Five its shot.

The Knights wanted Alabama … and they’d get ‘em as the No. 4 seed. Might not be pretty – but in that case, which other candidate for No. 4 would you pick to play with Alabama? And the buildup would be delicious.

Eddie Timanus

Some teams, to paraphrase George Orwell, are more equal than others. So I’ll tell you who should get in but almost certainly won’t.

If Central Florida should win the American and finish the regular season unscathed for the second year in succession, they absolutely should be the fourth playoff team in the absence of any other conference champion with fewer than two losses.

But they won’t be, and that will illustrate the futility of every member of the Group of Five conferences. The simple fact is, none of them can craft a schedule that will be in any way comparable to a power conference slate. It just isn’t possible. So half of the Football Bowl Subdivision isn’t in the playoff mix from the start and, for all intents and purposes, never will be. It won’t happen because of the dangled carrot of New Year’s Six bowl inclusion for one member of the club, but what the group of five should do is check out of the process altogether and form their own subdivision and stage their own championship a la the FCS.

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