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VTHokie2000

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Your statement


"You can't be the best team in the nation if you're not even the best team in your conference" assumes that all conferences are equal. Are all conferences equal?

Alabama may have been the third "best" (which is also subjective as Pylons points out) in the SEC. However, I think everyone would agree that Alabama would have been "conference champion" for any G5 conference. It is debatable whether Alabama would have been "conference champion" of any of the other power conferences. If Alabama were to beat both Clemson and Oklahoma in the Playoffs, then is that strong enough for someone to make the claim that Alabama would have been the ACC Champion or Big XII Champion this year (if Alabama was a member of either conference)? Perceptually I could see how someone could reach that conclusion.

(In response to this post by crabcake77)

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 12:39PM



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Current Thread:
  Bama gets a bye week. -- Maroon Baboon 12/04/2017 11:31PM
  2 questions -- Pylons 12/05/2017 08:35AM
  It's just not as simple as you want it to be -- Pylons 12/06/2017 08:37AM
  He makes good points, as do you, but -- Pylons 12/06/2017 10:59AM
  Your statement -- VTHokie2000 12/07/2017 12:39PM
  Champion (definition) -- crabcake77 12/07/2017 3:32PM
  Yep, different from best -- Pylons 12/07/2017 3:47PM
  Closest is "best" and those aren't serious questions. -- crabcake77 12/07/2017 4:46PM
  They're absolutely serious questions -- Pylons 12/08/2017 07:05AM
  I love the collective overreaction after playoff is set -- Colonel Jessup 12/04/2017 4:06PM
  The CCG the last two cycles have taken a hit -- goldendomer 12/04/2017 3:09PM
  Independence, for its own sake -- TerryD 12/04/2017 4:03PM
  We still need conference champs, right? -- Colonel Jessup 12/04/2017 3:44PM
  Why does a conference need to crown a champion? -- VTHokie2000 12/04/2017 5:16PM
  So teams have something achievable to play for? -- VictoryTurkey 12/04/2017 8:05PM

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