- Oct 17, 2018
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Time to revive the great "Heating Coyles" debate. Are they really still there?
Here's one thing not discussed in this forum, while it's possible that 3 Big 10 teams make the playoff, what are the chances that one of those 3 winds up in a position to Host?I guess the BIG will have three or possibly four slots in the playoff twelve slots so it is in the realm of possibility for IA, MN, or WI to make the playoff.
Making the playoff doesn't guarantee you a home game on-campus, in the first round. You have to be seeded 5-8, with seeds 9-12 being the visiting teams.
Interesting to note then, seeds 1-4 don't get on-campus home games at all, instead getting a BYE, then quarter-finals at bowl games. This is not sitting well with some coaches, athletic directors, and such.
Some are advocating and pushing for the first two rounds to be on-campus sites, with seeds 1-4 hosting in the 2nd round. Don't know if they would re-seed after the first round. Details, details, to work out.
I should clarify. I have no problem with outdoor in CFP. Hell I’ve been at Iowa and Purdue games at home that were freezing and no issues with it. It’s the rest of the damn fragile country. When the Super Bowl was here I couldn’t get over how big of pussies fans of teams from other states were, ESPECIALLY Philly!!! All they did was bitch about how cold it was. Thank God it wasn’t an outdoor game, and that was a “northern” team. You think those slugs from the SEC and south want to play outdoors at Camp Randall? They may not have a choice, but I have to admit when I first posted I didn’t think about the playoff expansion, that definitely changes the landscape. I was merely thinking about the 2 semis and championship. It’s bad enough the BiG only does indoors, but I guess they feel that the highest attendance would be indoors and ad much as I personally like football in the elements (and apparently many on this board too) I don’t think that those that make the decisions feel the same for the most part. Guess we will see.Why?
The Packers, Bears, Browns, Bengals etc all play outdoor games in December and January
If the NFL can play outside in December why cant D1 football
Well, for my enjoyment on road games, I'm good with them upgrading more. If I ever get back to Penn State, I hope they have done some serious upgrading too. Pretty spoiled with what we have here, TBH.The skunks should save their money. It is not going to happen at Campground Randall.
They just completed around a $70 million renovation right before last season started.Will take a lot more than $5 mil to upgrade the shitholee Camp Randell. May want to put that towards tearing it down and a new one instead - if they were serious the decision had anything to do w the playoffs.
I have made the argument before that a divisional format is more likely to sneak an extra team in and more likely to yield more home games.Here's one thing not discussed in this forum, while it's possible that 3 Big 10 teams make the playoff, what are the chances that one of those 3 winds up in a position to Host?
- In a Division-less set up (Top 2 in in Big 10 Championship) that winners most certainly is going to get a Top 4 Seed and Bye, as it's proposed that those teams need to be Conf Champions. No home game for the Champion.
- Will other Conference Champions (but not in the Top 4) get automatic or preferential seeding in the 5-8 range who would then host a Playoff Game?
- The 2nd best Big 10 teams will at least have 1 loss, and more likely 2 or 3. 3 loss teams would have a hard time being in the Top 8.
- Right now I would find it difficult to envision the 3rd best Big 10 team being Top 8, but with so much unknown after USC/UCLA's arrival and schedule format...who knows?
Using last year as an example, #3 Ohio St as a non-champion most likely would have gotten to host. However, in the expected Big 10 Championship format, if they had rematch vs Michigan and lost again, I think it would be difficult for them to stick in the Top 8.
Another potential aspect is if any of the other Conferences abandoned the Division format.