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Assuming we win out, who would you like to see us play? I personally don't want to see us play Rutgers or Louisville. I would much prefer to see us whip Notre Dame or Kansas State.
A Norte dame rematched would be awesome and even in the orange bowl would be one of the top watched bowls because of the history of both teams and both teams trying to "get back" (whatever the heck that means). Or Uga would be fun
I think the Orange Bowl will be required to pick the big east winner - Louisville or Rutgers. Lame.
I hate that the ACC champion is contractually obligated to the Orange Bowl. The OB gets the last pick this year and all automatic qualifiers must be picked. Which means it is almost certain it is going to be the Big Least champs.
I am not sure if the OB had the first pick, they would/could take anyone else.
If ND does not play in the NC, the Orange Bowl will take them with a quickness.
GO NOLES! / SCALP EM!
A one or two loss ND will get picked to play in the Orange Bowl.
"Sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." -Kenny Powers
I don't think Notre Dame will be available when the Orange Bowl's pick comes around. Feel like they'll get slotted in the Fiesta against Kansas State.
I'm not talking about what I would want, or even what the bowl would want - I'm curious what is contractually required. Can the Orange Bowl pick ND if ND and the Big East champ are both untaken when the Orange selects? I think the Orange has to select the BE champ if we're talking about any other team, but ND does have special rules, right, so can the BE champ be left out?
Tell me that's not stupid?? According to this Clemson will go 11-1 and be shut out but a average at best Boise that lost to a very average Michigan State team goes to the Orange.
It says ACC 1 vs At Large 3 which means we don't have to play the Big East winner. No way Boise State gets that high. We might play a 2 loss LSU team.
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I read the rules, and I think I get it.
It looks like the selection process will go (if no more upsets this season [which I don't expect]):
1. sugar, replace Bama
2. rose, replace UO
3. fiesta, first selection
4. sugar, second selection
5. orange, last selection
The rest assumes UGA and Bama win out (reg season) and Bama wins the SEC - and we beat UF (again, not expecting this to happen, just discussing)
AQs will be: Bama, UO, KState, ND, FSU, Louisville, Boise St, Nebraska*
That leaves 3 at-large. Clemson will have 1 loss, UGA will have 2, UF will have 2, LSU will have 2.
If bowls stick with tradition (Sugar takes the SEC #2, Rose takes the PAC12 #2) then the SBNation picks seem correct.
If the bowls went against tradition, it would likely go
NCG: Bama vs UO
Sugar takes ND as a Bama replacement
Rose takes Clemson (highest ranked available team)
Fiesta pairs Louisville with KState (highest ranked available team)
Sugar takes UGA to play ND (take an SEC team over Boise, easily)
Orange is FSU vs Boise St
That'll never happen, but it would be interesting.
All the scenarios I could come up with, we still end up stuck with Louisville or Boise St. Boo.
If Louisville has a loss, you have to imagine that the Sugar would take Boise and leave Louisville for the Orange. From a match-up perspective I think the answer is yes, but from a ticket sales perspective I have no idea.
*Boise St gets an AQ for being in the MWC, ranked about 16, and ranked higher than Nebraska. See rule 3: http://www.bcsfootball.org/news/story?id=4819597
This post was edited by JayFields 18 months ago
Yes. I would LOVE to play ND. But, listen, a top 10 undefeated Louisville team wouldn't be too bad either.
"I never knew I had a foot until I noticed it was on your neck"
I would love get Boise State in the Orange. LOVE it. Yes, I know a bunch of other teams have said similar things over the last few years and been embarrassed, but c'mon.
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