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November 5, 2013, 08:52 AM
I couldn't wait, so the selection committee starts now.

Each week, I'd like to see who the FN Selection Committee would select for the four-team field. (In case you were wondering who is on the committee, it's YOU.) Each week, I'd like you to ask yourself, "if the season had ended this past weekend, which four teams would I select to the college football playoff?" You can decide your own selection criteria - and you can even post those criteria as you see fit.

Post your response here, and I'll tally results before the games on Saturday. It'll be interesting to see how the four change through the rest of the season.
November 5, 2013  08:55 AM ET

My four for this week...

1. Florida St.
2. Alabama
3. Oregon
4. Ohio St.

The fourth spot was between OSU and Baylor. Baylor's dominant wins are impressive, but Ohio St.'s resume is a better one right now, IMO.

November 5, 2013  03:54 PM ET

1.Oregon
2. Bama
3. Fla. St.
4. Ohio St

November 5, 2013  04:19 PM ET

<hee-hee>

Week 10:

1. THE Ohio State University
2. Alabama
3. Oregon
4. Florida State

Mind you, pure homerism at play here. No other rational criteria even remotely considered.

November 5, 2013  04:59 PM ET

Here are the resumes to date:

Bama:
Texas A&M (2 losses and has the #98 Defense)
Ole Miss (5-3)
Colorado St. (4-5)
Georgia St. (0-9)
Kentucky (2-6)
Arkansas (3-6)
Tenn (4-5)

Overall Records 24-36 and no ranked teams.

Oregon:
Nichols St (4-5)
Virginia (2-7)
Tenn (4-5)
Cal (1-8)
Colorado (3-5)
Washington St (4-5)
Washington (5-3 and #62 Defense)
UCLA (6-2 and #54 Defense)

Overall Record 29-40 and UCLA ranked

TOSU:
Four teams over .500 (UB Bulls, Wisconsin, Iowa, Penn St.)
Beat the #6 Defense (wiscy) and #13 Defense (Iowa)
Beat four straight teams having two weeks to prepare (NW, Iowa, PSU, Purdue).
Beat #21 Wiscy, and if not for some really really bad officiating has only 1 loss and is ranked 12-16.

So with all that,

1. FSU
2. tOSU
3. Oregon
4. Bama

November 5, 2013  05:46 PM ET

TZ Man, are the ranking numbers you're using from the time the two teams played, or are they the current rankings? It makes a difference, especially if significant injuries have occurred.

November 5, 2013  05:47 PM ET

My 4 teams:

1) Oregon
2) Florida State
3) Alabama
4) Ohio State

November 5, 2013  05:59 PM ET

Ducks
Seminoles
Tide
Tigers-Clemson

That school in ohio has not played anybody and do not deserve the ranking they have.

November 5, 2013  06:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

<hee-hee>Week 10:1. THE Ohio State University2. Alabama3. Oregon4. Florida StateMind you, pure homerism at play here. No other rational criteria even remotely considered.

Homerism.....

1. OU
2. MSST
3. Bama
4. FSU.

;)

November 5, 2013  06:17 PM ET

Actually....

1. Bama
2. FSU
3. Oregon
4. tOSU for now

November 6, 2013  07:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

TZ Man, are the ranking numbers you're using from the time the two teams played, or are they the current rankings? It makes a difference, especially if significant injuries have occurred.

It was my idea to use the rankings right now, and not when they played. And for Bama, A&M is ranked still.

November 6, 2013  08:19 AM ET

1. FSU
2. Oregon
3. Baylor
4. tOSU

November 6, 2013  12:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

1. FSU2. Oregon3. Baylor4. tOSU

Is that you, Stillwell? ;-)

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November 6, 2013  03:00 PM ET
QUOTE:

I couldn't wait, so the selection committee starts now.Each week, I'd like to see who the FN Selection Committee would select for the four-team field. (In case you were wondering who is on the committee, it's YOU.) Each week, I'd like you to ask yourself, "if the season had ended this past weekend, which four teams would I select to the college football playoff?"...

BH, what do you make of Andy Staples' modest proposal that, in the event of four undefeated schools at the end of the regular season, the CFB powers-that-be simply go ahead NOW and do the play-off a year early?

(See: "Little separates unbeaten BCS contenders after week 10" from College Football Power Rankings Week 10)

November 6, 2013  05:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

My 4 picks this week...1. an SEC team2. an SEC team3. an SEC team4. an SEC team

HA!

November 6, 2013  10:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

BH, what do you make of Andy Staples' modest proposal that, in the event of four undefeated schools at the end of the regular season, the CFB powers-that-be simply go ahead NOW and do the play-off a year early? (See: "Little separates unbeaten BCS contenders after week 10" from College Football Power Rankings Week 10)

I think there's no way it happens. Commissioners never allowed such folly in the past, why would they now? But any year we get more undefeated teams than available spots, there is a dilemma.

November 7, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

My 4 picks this week...


1. an SEC team
2. an SEC team
3. an SEC team
4. an SEC team

Hey Chief! I know you're joking but it makes a good argument for an eight team playoff.

SEC top four, check this out:

1. Alabama ---- Ohio St.
2. Auburn ------ Fla. St.
3. Missouri ----- Baylor
4. LSU ---------- Oregon

And how in the hell does Auburn go from not winning a single SEC game last year to being a top ten team this year? Way up and then way down, they flopped like road kill the year after winning it all, of course that included the purchase of Cam and then his departure.

November 7, 2013  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

BH, what do you make of Andy Staples' modest proposal that, in the event of four undefeated schools at the end of the regular season, the CFB powers-that-be simply go ahead NOW and do the play-off a year early? (See: "Little separates unbeaten BCS contenders after week 10" from College Football Power Rankings Week 10)

It was just pointed out to me that if there are four or more undefeated teams and neither Oregon nor Ohio St. are in the top two, we will have a match-up of undefeateds in the Rose and a match-up of undefeateds in the NCG and possibly a split national championship, with each one undefeated.

 
November 8, 2013  01:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

DucksSeminolesTide Tigers-ClemsonThat school in ohio has not played anybody and do not deserve the ranking they have.

Well I was wrong about the Ducks and Baylor deserves a spot above Clemson.

How any school puts the brakes on a FSU-BAMA NC game is hard to picture.

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