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Re: 2012-13 College Football Discussion Thread

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Oregon State has done well with the type of recruits they have. They don't have the flashy 4-5 stars recruits so thats pretty cool. Did anyone see College Game Day where Lochte pick Auburn in the LSU/A&M game?

Yeah, I saw that. They really need to do a better job of getting people who know what the fuck they're talking about as guests on that show. You can tell he's reading off of some sort of script or layout the entire time. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to watch some highlights of each school they pick and explain why they think the way they do...even some ridiculous explanation of why they think the way they do is better than, "I think ____ is going to win.". It was pretty funny though. Not every guest can be as awesome as this guy:



Oregon State does extremely well in the Pac 10 with the talent they receive compared to the talent USC and Oregon get. Kansas State is another school that I look at and wonder how they do it...then I remember Bill Snyder's been defying the odds for 20 fucking years. Bah GAWD the man can coach.

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How does College Football work?

I'm a HUGE fan of the NFL! I just wanted to get into College Football a bit more, but I'm not sure how it works? I get the rules because, it's just American Football, what I want to know is..

-What's the main competition/league with college football?
-How is it ranked?
-Who plays in it/are there conferences, divisions etc.? If so what are they?

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Re: How does College Football work?

It breaks down somewhat into regions. It's far more convoluted since you have far more teams than the NFL.

You have:

SEC = Southeastern Conference (southeast US with Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana State, etc)

PAC 12 = Pacific/west coast (Southern California, UCLA, Oregon, Oregon St, Stanford, etc)

BIG 12 = Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas State, other schools in Texas, etc (there are only 10 teams though)

BIG 10 = Midwest US (Michigan, Ohio St, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc) there are 12 teams here lol

ACC = Atlantic Coast Conference or eastern US schools for the most part


Things change often in recent years as well, as there have been many schools leaving and joining conferences. Watch SEC games is my recommendation. It's the best conference out of them all. Look for Alabama, LSU, Florida games...especially when they play each other.


As for how teams are ranked...LMAO it's a fucked up mess. Just watch the games for now and look up BCS or Bowl Championship Series for the complicated rules on how the teams are ranked.

I'm also going to merge this with the college football thread, but I'll keep it here for now.

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Re: How does College Football work?

I'm sure that you might get varying responses on this considering I know people that watch college football and detest the NFL and vice versa. I enjoy both for the fact that I think there are unique things about the presentation of each. College football, far and away, has the better pageantry and history. The NFL, far and away, has the best of the best - you're watching the best football players the world has to offer. There's more parity in the NFL and any team can truly beat any team any given Sunday whereas in college, Alcorn State is not going to beat Alabama.

You may be surprised that the rules are not all the same. Namely, in college:

- Only one foot is required to be in bounds on a catch instead of two
- You don't have to be forced down for a play to be dead
- Both teams will get equal possessions of the football from the oppositions 25 yard line in overtime. No ties, someone will win the game. If the score is still tied after the first two overtimes, the teams must go for a two point conversion from the 3 yard line.

There's more, but you can Google and find them all.

The SEC stands alone atop the college football hierarchy these days. Six consecutive national champions, and 8 of the last 14 since the BCS system has been in effect. You can visit ESPN to see the breakdown of the conferences and whatnot. If you ever get an itchy brain and want to delve into the history books, CFBDataWarehouse is always excellent.
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Re: How does College Football work?

Thanks for your reply guys, they're pretty helpful!

So is there like, a major championship that ALL of these conferences go for, for national prestige? Is that what the BCS is? Or are the conferences all separate and they all go for their separate conference championships?



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Re: How does College Football work?

Yes to all that.

Each conference with at least 12 teams has a championship game at the end of the year. On top of these championship games there are tons of Bowl Games played around the New Year. Whoever is number 1 and number 2 in the final BCS ranking will play for the big prize, The National Championship. This causes tons of controversy almost yearly since there is no actual playoff. The final BCS comes out after the Championship games are played.

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I think it's in 2014 that college football will finally have a 4 team playoff. This will most likely expand as it will certainly make tons of money.

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Yes to all that.

Each conference with at least 12 teams has a championship game at the end of the year. On top of these championship games there are tons of Bowl Games played around the New Year. Whoever is number 1 and number 2 in the final BCS ranking will play for the big prize, The National Championship. This causes tons of controversy almost yearly since there is no actual playoff. The final BCS comes out after the Championship games are played.

HOWEVER

I think it's in 2014 that college football will finally have a 4 team playoff. This will most likely expand as it will certainly make tons of money.
Ah okay,

So who plays in these Bowl Games? To my understanding they're games like the Fiest, Orange Bowl etc, and apparently each year it alternates who gets the National Championship Game right? So who plays in the other Bowl games, how is that decided? And how does the BCS rankings work, who decides who is number 1 and number 2, whoever has the best Win-Loss record I suppose?



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Re: How does College Football work?

Look up BCS and read for yourself. I really don't feel like explaining it. I hate it.

As for the other bowl games, the various bowls send invitations to the various teams. This is based on their record. Certain bowls get priority over others. It's worth reading about too, as the bowl games have a very long standing tradition in college football. So it's good to get the history and tradition of the bowl games since they are so tied to the game itself.

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Re: How does College Football work?

Okay thanks mate, you've helped a lot!



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