NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Week 12: It's the SEC vs. Div 1-AA Week
November 12, 2012, 11:09 PM
11/17/2012:

Alabama vs. W. Carolina (FCS)
Florida vs. Jacksonville St. (FCS)
Georgia vs. Ga Southern (FCS)
S. Carolina vs. Wofford (FCS)
Kentucky vs. Samford (FCS)
Auburn vs. Alabama A&M (FCS)
TAMU vs. Sam Houston St. (FCS)

I hate creampuff games, my team included, but loading up on the lower division is just ridiculous. There ought to be a law ...
November 13, 2012  12:09 AM ET

This is a long-standing tradition known as 'Cupcake Saturday'.

(at least that's what the Wabbit calls it)


Tho a certain conference does traditionally stand out like a fox in the henhouse regarding the topic, we'll let the numbers speak for themselves - once those 'rankings' are released tomorrow.

More to come on this topic later in the week.

November 13, 2012  12:13 AM ET

Lets not forget,, "The regular season is the playoffs in college football".
Oh really??!!
Good work Doc, this needs to be pointed out.

November 13, 2012  05:10 AM ET

LOL

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November 13, 2012  06:52 AM ET

UTK's end of season isn't filled with creampuffs. Vandy is already bowl eligible, and UK beat the Vols last year. Um.... er.... The Vols are the creamsicle this year.

November 13, 2012  08:22 AM ET

I see eaTme has joined right in on this extremely crappy situation.

There's no excuse for this, and you're right Doc, there should be a law against this, or at the very least some kind of limit.

November 13, 2012  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Lets not forget,, "The regular season is the playoffs in college football". Oh really??!!Good work Doc, this needs to be pointed out.

The regular season is the playoffs! ROFLMAO...Good one Van

November 13, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Legit question for the crew...

Do you really think the selection process for the new four team playoff will take into consideration OOC schedules with emphasis on OOC wins away from home? Example: LSU won at WVa in 2011.

November 13, 2012  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Legit question for the crew...Do you really think the selection process for the new four team playoff will take into consideration OOC schedules with emphasis on OOC wins away from home? Example: LSU won at WVa in 2011.

Absolutely. It's still the risk vs reward equation and it better matter otherwise why take the risk?

November 13, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Hey wait a minute! I thought this was the pick 'em thread.

November 13, 2012  09:16 AM ET

Alabama just played three top 25 teams in a row. FCS schools are bad, but if Alabama scheduled say, Washington State, it would probably still be criticized.

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November 13, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Hey wait a minute! I thought this was the pick 'em thread.

Nope this is the pickon'em thread.

I have two issues with Cupcakes. One it is typically a crappy game that is played just to get another home game. Two often it is an out of state team that is payed to show up, I rather that money go to an instate school.

November 13, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Nope this is the pickon'em thread.

LOL!

With the new playoff format and the four additional premier bowl games, I just read ESPN is offering a raise for the rights to broadcast these games from 180 million a year to over 600 million a year.

So with all that money it seems like the benefitting conferences could instead just share a chunk of it with the fcs teams instead of playing them for the payout. There needs to be an incentive NOT to play fcs teams especially for the major conferences.

November 13, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

LOL!With the new playoff format and the four additional premier bowl games, I just read ESPN is offering a raise for the rights to broadcast these games from 180 million a year to over 600 million a year. So with all that money it seems like the benefitting conferences could instead just share a chunk of it with the fcs teams instead of playing them for the payout. There needs to be an incentive NOT to play fcs teams especially for the major conferences.

Agreed, it needs to be financial. Schools need to have a reason not to play 8 home games.

November 13, 2012  10:36 AM ET

You guys know cupcake scheduling is a pet peeve of mine and I'm not picking on any team in particular. When TX schedules FBS weaklings like New Mexico I get just as bent. However the FCS stuff is just ridiculous.

TX has a bye this week so I went looking for other TV games of interest. THEY"RE AREN"T ANY! The best teams are playing creampuffs! What's worse, my football watching crew consists of a Aggie and a UGA Bulldog, among others, so I'll have to suffer through those broadcasts.

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November 13, 2012  10:54 AM ET

If you've seen the BCS preview show where they project which teams will play in which bowls.... man those are some goofy matchups.

There are 2 BCS at-large teams, A&M vs. OU, who are projected to play each other in the Fiesta Bowl. We've seen these 2 teams play each other for the past 16 years. Yawn. I'd rather see OU vs. Florida or Alabama.

Alabama vs. Clemson? Again I'd rather see 'Bama vs. OU. Clemson is the mouse that (almost) roared and 'Bama will crush them.

Florida vs. Michigan? Another mismatch. The Gators will pulverize meatchicken.

LSU vs. TX in the Cotton bowl? Nice try, but TX is another year away from being ready for this.

My point to all of this: there are a couple of 1-loss SEC teams who could really use some strength-of-schedule at this point in the season. They'll get penalized for the FCS games which will impact the bowl season.

November 13, 2012  11:00 AM ET

I wish we could all get the matchups that make the most sense but it seldom works out that way. Picking order, mostly influenced by dollars, followed by bowl tie ins with conferences usually means that a good portion of the bowl matchups will be less than satisfactory.

I don't think strength of schedule plays into it much, if at all, other than the selection of the top 2 teams.

 
November 13, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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They'll get penalized for the FCS games which will impact the bowl season.

SEC teams penalized in the bowl selections for their weak schedules? I might agree if I could think of some instances when that's happened in the past.

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