Playoff commissioners have said recently they don't care about the "13th" data point

Author: Nostradamus (201 Posts - Joined: Nov 28, 2016)

Posted at 12:23 pm on Feb 3, 2019

Chairman said they don't want to hear about how Power 5s think their champs should get auto seeds inasmuch as many of them play 1-2 FCS (1-AA) teams a year and thus only have 11-12 "data "points in their "metrics" . USC and ND are the only 1-A s to never play a 1-AA. Also last year we played 10 Power 5 teams in our 12 game schedule. College Football Playoff is singing off our music sheet right now.

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Just a quick google search yielded nothing.

Author: Napoleon (2702 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 6:40 pm on Feb 3, 2019

I’d be curious to see a link to the alleged comments.

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Nostradamus...has sources well beyond anything you could comprehend.

Author: TakethetrainKnute (16382 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:46 am on Feb 4, 2019

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Thanks Knute for saving me from defending my doctoral dissertation

Author: Nostradamus (201 Posts - Joined: Nov 28, 2016)

Posted at 10:15 am on Feb 4, 2019

Because I am a fossil I can't link. But I have compiled a page of recent cites from people like Bill Hancock, Rob Mullins, Commissioner Swofford, and Jack S. in sites as diverse as 247 Sports, Augusta Free Press, ESPN, Elevenwarriors.com, Forbes, SBNation, and SlaptheSign/Fansided which support the above. Nevertheless Swarby knows this is a moving target and has thrown out the 13th game idea for all teams without a conference title game, which apparently did not resonate at the CFB midwinter meetings in early January. Nor did the idea of expanding the playoff. Time will tell as money drives everything.

One thing I found interesting is the strength of Swofford's support of ND's partial ACC membership. He ought to. ND's affilition has upped the ACC's ESPN TV take by a bundle, not to mention the exposure they get playing in Rockne's House. ND's inclusion of virtually every other sport has made the ACC a preeminent conference and grown its geographical identity. One of the articles points out that ND plays a full rotation of teams in football in a significantly shorter time (3 years) than the average SEC team plays all their league teams (6 years). If ND did not have the national cache that independence brings, we might be less attractive to the ACC.


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Even if you can't link, if you list the addresses . . .

Author: Napoleon (2702 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 2:26 pm on Feb 4, 2019

we can access them. I've tried searching for the information and simply can't find it. It seems like an interesting issue to look at, so I'd like to read the actual comments.

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Do you have a link to that?

Author: whatsamataU (16373 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 4:52 pm on Feb 3, 2019

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Yeah baby, it's about time they realized that.

Author: THEISMANCARR (9370 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 3:26 pm on Feb 3, 2019

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The "13th" data point narrative was/will be pushed by ESPN. They have no love loss for the Irish and

Author: ucandoit (2487 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 2:28 pm on Feb 3, 2019

will do whatever to minimize the team's chances of getting into the playoffs. They think their influence is greater than what is reality.

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We are their business competition.

Author: BaronVonZemo (23439 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 10:16 pm on Feb 3, 2019

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