Are Oregon’s Future Schedules Playoff-Worthy?

Mark Weinrott Editorials 5 Comments

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 …

Why the ESPN-SEC Conspiracy is Nonsense

Alex Kirby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The release of the first playoff rankings for 2014 saw three of the top four spots being taken — not surprisingly — by SEC West teams, and the other by the unbeaten defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. It also saw its fair share of fan conspiracy theories, especially from those fan bases whose team is currently on the outside …