Too Many Cupcakes may be Unhealthy for Resurgent Oregon Ducks

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The Problem Last month, I speculated that Oregon’s future schedules may not be sufficiently strong to qualify for the College Football Playoff. In the event of a one-loss Pac-12 record, a weak nonconference schedule could have the Ducks on the outside looking in come a future January. This is precisely the situation facing Wisconsin. Were the Badgers to lose one of their …

Are Oregon’s Future Schedules Playoff-Worthy?

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Three years of college football playoffs have clarified the team selection criteria. The most heavily weighted variable, aside from won-loss record,  seems to be strength of schedule. The 2017 College Football Playoff committee looks favorably on those who challenge themselves out-of-conference even more than it values a conference championship. Recognizing that schools have no discretion in their league schedules, the only …