Forget it, Jake. It’s Cupcakeville.

For those of you who insist that conferences still matter more than the national title hunt…

You can probably guess where that’s going.  Sigh.

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13 responses to “Forget it, Jake. It’s Cupcakeville.

  1. 81Dog

    Everyone is going to play 8 conference games now????

    remember when the 12th game was going to make interconference scheduling more exciting, and give us better games? Make everyone play 8, require the 9th game be a P5 v. P5 matchup, require the 10th game be a P5 v. non P5 matchup, and then let the other 2 games be whatever anyone wants to schedule (only 1 game against 1AA schools allowed, not really even sure why they should be allowed)

    you really want to blow some minds, limit schools to 6 home games. Play neutral sites? OK, not a home game. But quit lining up cupcakes so you can play 8 in a row at home (cough, Auburn, cough) or whatever.

    the world wont end, everyone will adjust, and we will see more competitive games. Boom. Done. You’re welcome.

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  2. MGW

    Ideally it would be to force everyone in to 9 game conference schedules.

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  3. ApalachDawg

    Never say never
    Who would have thought in 1990 that we’d have a college football “playoff”
    If the money (ie – networks) gets behind it, then we’ll have 9 in the sec

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  4. HiAltDawg

    Actually, this is where the Playoff Committee (which several of us don’t like) that has the power can say: “We chose X team over Y team because they played nine conference games.” Even if they stated that was a possibility we might see some change in scheduling. The whole schedules made in advance thing will be easy to fix because with the monies rolling in we can buy the cupcakes out.

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  5. Otto

    Good to hear, hopefully the SEC does not go to a 9 game SEC schedule.

    The SEC should mandate 2 P5 OOC games.

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  6. BDK

    i think most of the comments are missing the point. It’s not that the 9 game schedule is keeping these teams out. it’s that playing a 9 game conference schedule against cupcakes is not as good as playing an 8 game conference schedule in a strong league.

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  7. Sam Johnson

    Correlation is not causation. The Pac 12 and Big 12 have simply not been as strong at the top as the other 3 P5 conferences. 8 games/ 9 games would not have mattered, at least so far. The 4 teams from these conferences that did make the playoff are a combined 1-5.

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  8. Bulldog Joe

    I still can’t believe they count Rutgers as a conference game.

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  9. ASEF

    So, the 9 game schedule puts those conferences in the bottom of recruiting and draft picks – you know, the 2 highest correlations for championship contention.

    OK

    The B12 and P12 went with 9 game schedules purely for the same economic reasons they are left out of playoff talk the most frequently – their product lacks.

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