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Watching College Football Live yesterday and one of the guys was saying that he was in favor of a selection committee so that they could consider different factors like strength of schedule, injuries, etc.
Do you think that a loss should be excused because a team's best player was injured?
I agree. I don't really understand this. In my opinion, the best team will have a back-up to step in
No... what a ridiculous concept but that's what those talking heads do.. make ridiculous statements to get attention...
Don't like Rammer Jammer? Probably because you just lost to Bama... Get ready to hear it again... and often...
Yes, especially if it is a QB and hasn't played all year. It would give a unfair advantage to the other team
i agree with you guys, but just to play devil's advocate, the ncaa bball selection committee has said they take injuries into account.
they said it was more to do with seeding, but it was also discussed when talking about who to include from the final few teams.
Isn't this still a problem in the BCS system? What if Bama lost key playmakers? Would they still have been able to ward off Ok. St. in the rankings? Who knows.
What if newton and fairly were out of the bama game in 10 bc they were hurt and auburn lost. Then they are back for the sec championship game and the results of the game were the same as they were with auburn winning big. Should they take injuries into affect then? I'm just saying that sometimes you can take injuries into account.
But can you see my point? Lol. It would have been very ugly without those 2.
If the final spot is between two pretty evenly matched teams and one team's star player is out for the season, I dont see what is wrong with taking that into account.
Not guilty y'all got to feel me
Imagine Bama lost a couple playmakers in the Iron Bowl. The human voters (who affect the BCS rankings) might say "they couldn't beat LSU when they were healthy, why should we give them another shot while they're missing key players?" and put Ok. St. at #2.
It's also an issue with the basketball selection committee. When Cincinnati lost Kenyon Martin late in the season, they missed out on a #1 seed (likely because the committee thought their ceiling was much lower because of it). But last season, when MSU lost a starter/major contributor late in the season, we still got a #1 seed (and lost in the sweet 16, in part because of that injury). Of course, it's much different for basketball than football.
It is a tough thing to deal with. Do you punish a team for something that's not their fault? Do you give them a spot despite the fact that they're clearly much worse as a result of an injury?
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