You can leave your hat on.

Just a reminder that ESPN’s meaningless programming the CFP selection committee is in session.

What a pointless “tradition”.

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28 responses to “You can leave your hat on.

  1. Aladawg

    Reckon theycould usethe dollars spentgetting together in a better wat? Perhaps p

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  2. stoopnagle

    I wonder if, in addition to waiting until well into the season, the CFP uses “approval voting.” Wouldn’t that be great if they did?

    Will Mumme Poll ever return?

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  3. Bulldog Joe

    ADs from Florida, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Oregon, A former Clemson head coach, A former Clemson player, and a former Georgia player who transferred out of the program…

    SEC Champion or not, this does not look promising for the Dawgs.

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    • Dawgs win the SEC with 1 loss … no way we get left out.

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      • Got Cowdog

        True dat EE. All we have to do is beat Bama, right?
        Of course LSU could change that…….

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        • GC, no way was the SEC getting two in this year especially with Notre Dame’s apparent unbeaten regular season. Win the SEC and let the B1G, Big XII-II, and the Pac 12 fight over the last spot. Of course, that’s assuming Clemson and ND are in as well.

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      • Macallanlover

        Exactly right ee, who cares. All this emphasis on how to game the wy to the playoffs when the simplest of all worked for us last year, and will again. Focus on KY…today. No conspiracy can stop UGA, we control our destiny.

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        • I don’t think we quite have the horses up front on defense to beat Bama this year, but I would love a shot at them or another shot at LSU in a virtual home game. If we can catch lightning in a bottle for 60 minutes against the Tide, we can win.

          Win out and we’re in.

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  4. Harold Miller

    I’m sure Nike likes this tradition quite a bit.

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  5. KornDawg

    Will there be white smoke from the chimney to signify that they’ve settled on the rankings?

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  6. This whole process is such a joke. The basketball selection committee doesn’t meet every week to release their current version of the bracket and the seedings leading up to March Madness. These guys don’t need to either. The only reason for it at this point is to provide content fodder for the WWL’s talking heads.

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    • AusDawg85

      And fuels poll bias for the final selection. How can it not? Too high or too low of a ranking now will have an impact during the final deliberations. BS on their clean sheet of paper claim. You’re right…they should meet just once at the end of the season.

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      • I don’t imagine these guys are very excited about spending the next 6 weekends holed up in a hotel in Grapevine, Texas. Either produce a formula similar to the BCS to select the teams (Heather Dinich still has a job) or have the committee meet the last weekend of the season to make the selections. If the WWL wants to have a “bracketology” show like they do during college basketball season, fine.

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    • Uglydawg

      Great comment. And the two below this one are also spot-on.

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    • Macallanlover

      I like it better than anything else tried (computers/geeks, AP, Coaches, Harris, local newspaper polls, WWL polls, magazine pre-season, etc.). Overly dramatic? Yes. But they start doing it at the right time, can start over each week, not afraid to reflect the most recent happenings, etc. Biggest weakness is including current school affiliated members. Would be great if we were just dealing with the 3 non-conference champs to fill out the 8 team bracket, would immediately reduce the bitching 2 less than 5% of the fans. And everyone who has been through the process raves about how effectively they work. Cannot question the amount of time and effort that goes into it. Nothing will ever satisfy everyone, but hardly a joke.

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      • Uglydawg

        But as ee points out..what is the use of such early listings? It can only work to skew future considerations, can’t it? These early considerations by the committee elevates some teams and makes it difficult for lesser considered teams to pass them in the ratings, even if they’re better. I do think it plays into the hands of the WWL and I do think that at least one or two of the people on the committee will have some latent bias for or against certain teams. I’ve been against 8 teams, but it may have to come to that….but why not do as ee said and meet at the end of the season for selections?
        Could it possibly have anything to do with WWL ratings= $$$ ?

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      • The rankings at this point do nothing except provide ESPN a chance to have a show.

        The committee concept works at the end of the year, but all this process does is result in bias.

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      • 1smartdude

        I think Mac is right. It’s the best system that’s ever been used. For those that don’t like the weekly rankings, simply don’t watch it. I happen to think it’s important in process because it helps keep the committee responsible for how they rank teams. Each week they’re asked about their decisions and you’re able to see why they’ve made them. If there was one poll at the end of the year, you’d have no idea how they arrived at the four. By doing the weekly poll, they’re accountable each week. That’s a lot tougher than spotting one out at the end of the year. It helps reduce outside influence, IMO. Having watched carefully, I believe they have gotten the BEST four teams each year. That’s really the goal, is it not? Looking back at the shaft the BCS delivered, I’m actually confident that if we’re one of the best four teams, we’ll get in. If we’re not, we don’t deserve to be there. I can live with that.

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  7. South FL Dawg

    Preseason polls?

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  8. Gaskilldawg

    Silly as hell.

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  9. Uglydawg

    While I would love to see Georgia get a shot at the whole kit and caboodle this year, it seems a long shot with Alabama standing in the way. Of course it could happen, but I’m thinking Georgia, should they win the East, will hopefully get a very impressive bowl game somewhere nice
    If there is any team motivated to beat Bama it should be Georgia. I think Fromm will have the game of his life given that opportunity..so I’m really not conceding the SEC to Bama. But first there is an excellent Kentucky team to deal with.
    Looking ahead to 2019 and beyond, though…Georgia should be right there, unless some un-seen misfortune befalls the program.

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  10. W Cobb Dawg

    UCF fans will be glued to the TV!

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  11. PTC DAWG

    College Football news, what’s not to like?

    Even better when UGA is in the mix. Some of y’all need to chill.

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  12. 69Dawg

    This whole process is the WWL drumming up eyeball. I just hope they are paying for this weekly meeting. The select committee should have been used to create ranking criteria. When this was decided an independent company should have been employed to apply the criteria to the 121 FBS schools. The top 4 should then be announced like basketball. If that seems too simplistic then have the company present the committee the top 10 and they pick the final 4. I’d rather have Price Waterhouse doing to computation than a bunch of current and former coaches and AD’s with a dog in the fight. Why the hell do we care who ranks 11-25. Hell next thing you know they will be picking a Miss Congeniality.

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  13. Of course, all logos prominently displayed.

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  14. Phil Knight

    What happens when a member of this committee is an AD or has some other affliation with a school that has a contract with Adidas or some athletic brand not named Nike? I’m pretty sure their contract would forbid hanging a Nike hat.

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