What conference does the selection committee favor?

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  1. acegator
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    It looks like a big win for the Pac 12 and Big 10 combo. No wonder Pat Haden wanted Conda as she has Stanford ties. If they need the numbers they can join forces with the Big 10 and have an advantage.

    4 pack 12
    2 big 10
    3 Sec
    1 Big 12
    1 ACC
    1 All American
    1 independant


    • Former Stanford/Notre Dame/Washington coach Tyrone Willingham= Pac 12
    • USC athletic director Pat Haden=pack 12
    • Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice= Stanford , ND Pac 12
    • Former NCAA executive vice president Tom Jernstedt = Oregon-Pac 12

    • Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez = Big 10
    • Former Nebraska coach/athletic director Tom Osborne = Big 10

    • Jeff Long= SEC ? Maybe... Before going to Arkansas in 2007, Long had been director of athletics at Eastern Kentucky and Pittsburgh and has previously held coaching and administrative positions at Miami (Ohio), North Carolina State, Duke, Michigan, Rice, Virginia Tech and Oklahoma. He has a degree from Miami Ohio and Ohio Wesleyan. To me this guy could really be a Big 10 guy at heart. But who knows.
    • Former NFL and Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning = SEC
    • Former USA Today reporter Steve Wieberg = Missouri degree -SEC

    • West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck =big 12 (Son went to Stanford so who knows)

    • Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich = ACC

    • Former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese = All american

    • Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, a former Air Force Academy superintendent= Independent
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    Why will the BCS ranking system no longer be used? Can someone explain the logic behind going to a system in which human error is a more significant factor?
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    So the SEC could be screwed out of the NC apparently.
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    The SEC winning all of the time isn't fair, this committee will make sure it ends.
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    big ten, pac 12, notre dame
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    Why is "lives in Oregon" a check mark for one guy who isn't affiliated with a school, but the last 2 are independent and neutral? Do they not have homes?

    If you're going to twist this thing as much as you possibly can to prove the SEC will get screwed, at least be consistent in your conspiracy theories.
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    The independent is for the air force which I don't think has a conference. Hence the word independent. I meant to put from Oregon ie has a degree from it. I will fix that.
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    Can't ignore Luck's son went to Stanford, so he's a double bagger, PAC 12 Big12.
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    The committee of fair and equality will make sure that there is no more than one SEC school in the 4 team playoff count on it....style points are going to matter big time now

    I am still not a fan of Conzo being on the staff....boo hoo
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    A chance for the old school types who love the big ten/pac 12 and ND to take care of their own. Wasn't all that long ago that some even thought the big ten/pac matchup in the Rose Bowl should be the automatic NC every year.....
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    BINGO!! That should be the name of the so called 'committee' because that will be their #1 priority.
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    I want these votes to be made public so everyone has to be accountable for their vote. If they do it in secrete, that is bull crap. The coaches vote is public so theirs should be as well.
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    I can't wait to find out some of these people aren't even watching the games. It is an unreasonable expectation for any person to be expected to watch as much football as it will take to be an informed voice on this committee. The members are naturally going to give priority to their favorite teams and conferences when watching games.

    The SEC isn't represented in this committee. The SEC West is. Big difference.
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    Also, there is clear historical anti-SEC bias in Tranghese and Osborne. This is absolutely a biased group and the SEC is not very well represented. It is almost like you couldn't do much worse from the SEC perspective unless you had the Big 10 commisioner, the former Ahia St. President, Bobby Bowden,Mack Brown and Bob Stoops. Do any of them live in the traditional South other than Manning?
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    You'll probably see no more than one team from any conference.

    We'll be upset about that some years and about seeding, I'm sure.

    BCS rankings should still be published and this committee should be required to explain any variance from those rankings. That's probably the only way this won't be an overly politicized mess, IMO.

    The committee won't have anything to do with that, so we need a major sports reporting organization to publish the rankings and push the issue.
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    Are they going to choose the four best teams or do all teams
    get a participated trophy.

    Only way to keep two SEC teams out in some years is not having
    the four best teams.
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    While the PAC is plenty strong this year, they just earned a guaranteed participation trophy in their off years... and appear to have enough leverage to get two PAC teams into the playoff. Not likely any other conference gets that, IMO.
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    Good that you're keeping an open mind about these things.
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    This is a very interesting thread. If any conference has something to beef about it would be the ACC but since the ACC rarely has a credible team to send to the dance I suppose that isn't all that unfair.

    I'm sure as heck not going to worry about people like Manning, Osbourne and Luck being on this committee. No matter who they would have picked can be accused of having some bias. Osbourne didn't have anything against UF when he kicked your butts all the way back to G-Ville in 95. I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. I take that back :).

    Seriously, Osbourne is perfect for this committee and so is Pat Haden, a rhoades scholar, an NFL QB, a commentator, a long time fan and former player. He will do fine. He has a great sense of humor. I find that people like that are the ones I like to be around and respect. As far as the rest of the committee .... agh, whatever.
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    Everybody has bias, even if they don't have outright agendas.

    The BCS took out the bias. The formula should remain in place and just take the top four teams... or if there is a committee they should have some bounds on when/why they would vary from the top four, and have to explain themselves.

    IMO.

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