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Probably should disclose our Way Too Early MightySchoop Method Final Committee Prediction:

1. Undefeated SEC champion.
2. Undefeated Big 10 champion.
3. Undefeated ACC champion.
4. Undefeated Pac 12 champion.
5. Undefeated Big 12 champion.
6. Undefeated Notre Dame.
7. One-loss SEC champion.
8. One-loss Big 10 champion.
9. One-loss ACC champion.
10. One-loss Pac 12 champion.
11. One-loss Big 12 champion.
12. One-loss Notre Dame.
13. One-loss SEC non-champion.
14. One-loss Big 10 non-champion.
15. One-loss ACC non-champion.
16. One-loss Pac 12 non-champion.
17. One-loss Big 12 non-champion.

As in last year's thread, this is merely the hierarchy for choosing the four teams in the playoff. The rest don't really matter.

And, JMO. Pretty sure some cupcake fans will believe that an undefeated Baylor (scheduled Northwestern STATE, SMU, Rice) -- #3 on ESPN's -- should get more props. No. Maybe if the undefeated Big 12 champ is OU (vs tOSU and Houston) or Texas (vs ND and Cal), yeah, they would get more consideration. The prediction will change if they win those games.
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Old 01-12-2016, 03:54 PM
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Here's my "way too early" heirarchy:

1. Undefeated SEC champion
2. Undefeated Pac 12 Champion
3. Undefeated Clemson
4. Undefeated Big 10 Champion
5. Undefeated Big 12 Champion
6. Undefeated Notre Dame
7. Undefeated ACC Champion other than Clemson
8. Undefeated Mountain West Champion
9. Undefeated American Conference Champion
10. Undefeated BYU

I'm not getting into 1-loss and 2-loss scenarios yet, because nobody's lost.

The SEC's reigning champion and bowl record put it at the top of my list.

Politics conspire to put the Pac 12 in if feasible. Don't want to leave any power 5 conference out 2 years in a row.

I still think the Big Ten has an edge over the Big 12.

The American conference is listed on the strength of Navy and Houston. The Mountain West is listed on its 0.500 bowl record, the best of any non-Power 5 conference.

BYU fills out my top 10, because I think they get in before any other minor conference.
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Old 01-12-2016, 04:04 PM
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Here's my "way too early" heirarchy:

1. Undefeated SEC champion
2. Undefeated Pac 12 Champion
3. Undefeated Clemson/FSU
4. Undefeated Big 10 Champion
5. Undefeated Big 12 Champion
6. Undefeated Notre Dame
7. Undefeated ACC Champion other than Clemson/FSU
8. Undefeated Mountain West Champion
9. Undefeated American Conference Champion
10. Undefeated BYU
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Scheduling fun:

Clemson opens on the road at Auburn.
Ends at home against USC-East.

Alabama plays USC-West at AT&T in Arlington, Texas.

Many SEC teams are scheduling one of their patsies, essentially a bye week, before their last SEC, or traditional OOC rival, game.
That is normal SEC scheduling. Look back years and years you will see Alabama playing an FCS team the week before the iron bowl nearly every year.
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I thought it was only bama that did that. Now they're all doing it. I think there was some clamor in the past over scheduling an actual bye week prior to the rivalries, so this is the result.
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I thought it was only bama that did that. Now they're all doing it. I think there was some clamor in the past over scheduling an actual bye week prior to the rivalries, so this is the result.
Just looked at a schedule site and Alabama and Auburn each have done it since at least 2008 (having either a FCS or 'weak' group of 5 team). LSU has theirs, mostly a bye before the Alabama game. Georgia and Florida both did it as well, though it looked like every other year Georgia has Kentucky the week before Georgia Tech, which historically would be like having a FCS or 'weak' group of 5 team.

Tennessee always has Vanderbilt the second to last game which is Kentucky. Other SEC teams seem to get SEC games the last 3 weeks in a row.
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Last year BYU had 5 road games and this year BYU has 4 road games, though they only have 6 home games each of those years. And the "neutral" games are more or less road games. This year it was Missouri @ Arrowhead and next year it will be Arizona @ UofPhoenix Stadium and West Virginia @ FexEx Field.
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What was the % of BYU fans in Arrowhead, and estimate what they might be for 2016?

I mean, do BYU and its fans get an equal chance at tickets? (Yes, the aftermarket might tilt things in the local area's way.)

Two-hour drives for the first two, three hour drive for WVU.
Then again, ASU fans might buy up tickets and root for BYU.
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ESPN had this hidden on their main page (which seems to have everything these days):
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235 days until the opening CFB Saturday
Sept. 3, 2016, features some amazing matchups. Among them:

■Clemson vs. Auburn
■Alabama vs. USC
■LSU vs. Wisconsin
■UCLA vs. Texas A&M
■Notre Dame vs. Texas
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That is normal SEC scheduling. Look back years and years you will see Alabama playing an FCS team the week before the iron bowl nearly every year.
Does it really matter if you play cupcakes in at the beginning, middle, or end of the season? All of the teams are still playing cupcakes no matter when they fall on their schedule.
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