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Who (Other than Michigan and Washington) Makes the CFP (max two choices)?


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Abhorsen

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Punting FSU out of the playoff has apparently completely fucked up the ACC bowl distribution, made Jordan Travis so depressed that he publicly stated he wished he broke his leg earlier in the season so the injury would not be held against them, pissed off the legislature of Florida, and potentially has FSU so pissed it might boycott the Orange Bowl.

Also, they fucked over some Division II school that beat a Division I team too.

Slow clap at the Playoff Committee just pouring massive amounts of kerosene on the conference realignment nightmare fire, and potentially getting themselves setup to be the next against the wall after the NCAA gets fucked.
Eh, IMO, either way it was fucked. FSU isn't good enough anymore, basically. They would be squashed by Michigan. If they beat Georgia, that's what would get them evidence and allow them to clown on the CFP.

Look, the answer is the same it's always been: actually have a league. But no one wants that, so you will be forever stuck with the committee.
 

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Eh, IMO, either way it was fucked. FSU isn't good enough anymore, basically. They would be squashed by Michigan. If they beat Georgia, that's what would get them evidence and allow them to clown on the CFP.

Look, the answer is the same it's always been: actually have a league. But no one wants that, so you will be forever stuck with the committee.
Florida State was screwed the SECOND FSU QB Jordan Travis got injured on November 18th in a gruesome way on national television.
 

49ersfootball

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One thing to watch from all the transfers...how much money is that player going to make when they get to the new school? Did a booster promise them a contract?
I'm surprised about McCord leaving Ohio State like this considering he's a Junior. Guessing he & HC Ryan Day didn't get along & Day's uncommittal of who'll be the starting QB for the Buckeyes' upcoming New Year Six Bowl might've played a role in McCord leaving Columbus.

On Gabriel leaving OU: WTH are you doing sir ?
 

bullethead

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I'm surprised about McCord leaving Ohio State like this considering he's a Junior. Guessing he & HC Ryan Day didn't get along & Day's uncommittal of who'll be the starting QB for the Buckeyes' upcoming New Year Six Bowl might've played a role in McCord leaving Columbus.
From what I've heard, Ryan Day might be going to the NFL, so everyone's transferring out because they have no idea who the new guy might be.
 

49ersfootball

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From what I've heard, Ryan Day might be going to the NFL, so everyone's transferring out because they have no idea who the new guy might be.
There's no way Day is leaving Ohio State like this. Where did you hear this ? I can understand speculation about Harbaugh bailing from Michigan (IF the Wolverines win their 12 national championship), but I haven't heard anything about Day wanting to leave Columbus.
 
Conference Realignment 3.0

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Not surprised, FSU hasn't really gotten a lot of benefit from the ACC's association with ESPN.

Won't be surprised if this flips FSU into Fox's pocket, given how ESPN basically controls the playoff committee.

That said, Chip Kelly had some reasonable ideas:


Separating football from the conferences and making it a separate league with a commissioner would make a lot of sense.
 

bullethead

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FSU is going to sue the ACC:
Article:
Florida State’s Board of Trustees took the first step of leaving the ACC today, with members voting unanimously to legally challenge the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Grant of Right agreement.

“Today we’ve reached a crossroad in our relationship with the ACC,” FSU Board of Trustees chair Peter Collins said. “I believe this board has been left no choice but to challenge the legitimacy of the ACC grant of rights and its severe withdrawal penalties”

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FSU outside council David Ashburn laid out what FSU will argue to challenge the Grant of Rights, among them:

-The ACC’s exit fees and Grant of Rights penalty violate Florida antitrust law
-The GOR presents an unenforceable penalty
-Breach of contract
-Breach of fiduciary duty
-Violation of Public Policy
-Fundamental failure of contractual purpose

Several new bombshell pieces of information came to light during today’s meeting

1. The ACC is not guaranteed any television revenue after 2027 — something that was unable to be known unless members took the time to fly to Charlotte and review the locked-down contract. ESPN has a unilateral right to extend the ACC’s media deal after 2027 but hasn’t exercised that option yet. The ACC also extended the window for ESPN to pick up that option until 2025 without a vote of the schools or conference directors as was required by the conference bylaws.
2. Ashburn stated that FSU signed the 2016 Grant of Rights agreement because ESPN gave an ultimatum that it would not enter into any additional media agreements unless the GOR was extended through 2036. He immediately followed that with “We don’t believe that holds water.”
 

49ersfootball

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FSU is going to sue the ACC:
Article:
Florida State’s Board of Trustees took the first step of leaving the ACC today, with members voting unanimously to legally challenge the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Grant of Right agreement.

“Today we’ve reached a crossroad in our relationship with the ACC,” FSU Board of Trustees chair Peter Collins said. “I believe this board has been left no choice but to challenge the legitimacy of the ACC grant of rights and its severe withdrawal penalties”

Screenshot_2023_12_22_at_10_13_08_FSU_Board_of_Trustees___General_Meeting___December_22_2023.png


FSU outside council David Ashburn laid out what FSU will argue to challenge the Grant of Rights, among them:

-The ACC’s exit fees and Grant of Rights penalty violate Florida antitrust law
-The GOR presents an unenforceable penalty
-Breach of contract
-Breach of fiduciary duty
-Violation of Public Policy
-Fundamental failure of contractual purpose

Several new bombshell pieces of information came to light during today’s meeting

1. The ACC is not guaranteed any television revenue after 2027 — something that was unable to be known unless members took the time to fly to Charlotte and review the locked-down contract. ESPN has a unilateral right to extend the ACC’s media deal after 2027 but hasn’t exercised that option yet. The ACC also extended the window for ESPN to pick up that option until 2025 without a vote of the schools or conference directors as was required by the conference bylaws.
2. Ashburn stated that FSU signed the 2016 Grant of Rights agreement because ESPN gave an ultimatum that it would not enter into any additional media agreements unless the GOR was extended through 2036. He immediately followed that with “We don’t believe that holds water.”
Conference Realignment in CFB just escalated once again. Big question is whether these developments will cause Clemson & North Carolina following suit ?
 

bullethead

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LOL the ACC actually filed suit against FSU last night, at 4:55 PM:

Article:
#BREAKING: The Atlantic Coast Conference has filed a lawsuit against the Board of Trustees that was filed yesterday in Mecklenburg County.

On page four, the ACC claims that “Florida State matters regarding the ACC are subject to the jurisdiction of the state of North Carolina.”

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Also, FSU just put their lawsuit complaint on their own website:
 

49ersfootball

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LOL the ACC actually filed suit against FSU last night, at 4:55 PM:

Article:
#BREAKING: The Atlantic Coast Conference has filed a lawsuit against the Board of Trustees that was filed yesterday in Mecklenburg County.

On page four, the ACC claims that “Florida State matters regarding the ACC are subject to the jurisdiction of the state of North Carolina.”

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Also, FSU just put their lawsuit complaint on their own website:

Prediction: Florida State will ultimately be staying put in the ACC when all is said & done.

ACC has documentation & backup stating Florida State signed the contracts back in 2013 & again in 2016.
 

The Whispering Monk

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Prediction: Florida State will ultimately be staying put in the ACC when all is said & done.

ACC has documentation & backup stating Florida State signed the contracts back in 2013 & again in 2016.
FSU is alleging the ACC has failed to uphold their end of contract along with several other things. Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if the ACC dies after this.
 
2023 CFB Bowl Games Developments

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(Capital One Orange Bowl)
6.) Georgia Bulldogs beat the SHIT out of 5.) Florida State Seminoles 63-3 in the Orange Bowl in what was an absolute ass-whooping!

(Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl)
11.) Ole Miss Rebels throttled 10.) Penn State Nittany Lions 38-25.

(Cotton Bowl Classic)
Congratulations to 9.) Missouri Tigers who defeated 7.) Ohio State Buckeyes in the Cotton Bowl Classic 14-3.
 

bullethead

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The Barstool Sports Bowl was genuinely the best bowl yesterday. Fun presentation, a game with actual stakes, no real fuckery due to the CFB.
 

49ersfootball

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The Barstool Sports Bowl was genuinely the best bowl yesterday. Fun presentation, a game with actual stakes, no real fuckery due to the CFB.
Did you get to watch the PopTarts Bowl ? Laughed at how the winning team helped themselves to eating the large PopTart LOL.
 

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