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Lets look at it now...if KState isn't in the title game is there any way we lock up with OU in Miami? Looks like Louisville will be in the Sugar Bowl
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What I have seen is if Louisville is in the sugar the Orange will get Boise.
Boise lost to SDSU last night.
If selections were today, I'd say yes.
Sadly, I expect Louisville to drop a game at some point, and end up in the Orange with us. Though, that's actually good for the ACC, because I think that puts Clemson in the Sugar.
I (on the other hand) don't really care what's good for the ACC, I only care about FSU. An undefeated Louisville is an attractive opponent. If they lose, anybody but Louisville is an attractive opponent. I do believe that the bowl scenarios will be a little murkier come December 1.
If Louisville wins the Big East and we win the ACC we play each in th OB. Period.
The Future is Now.
Not period. Huge chance that Louisville goes undefeated and plays in the Sugar, if they lose and win the Big East we probably play them. Clemson winning out and getting a BCS game would be cool too
I wish we could play ND again? I know it may not be likely but I'd rather see ND, UGA, or K State. Get the "Big" East away from me.
I just want to play a team that gives us the opportunity to increase our reputation nationally.
Why does Louisville going to the Sugar or Orange hinge on them going undefeated? Are they that much more attractive to an at-large bid voter with one less loss? I'm just curious, because I have no idea why someone would pick Louisville to play in the Sugar when they could have Oklahoma.
So FSU would play Louisville and Clemson would play Oklahoma or LSU/UGA/UF?
Yea, that'll turn out awful.
You are right. It makes no sense. The Big East will likely be the last team picked REGARDLESS and the Orange Bowl gets the last pick this year.
The sugar is not going to worry about attendance....they are going to worry about TV ratings....which of course means higher ad revenue. An unbeaten team may look more attractive for them to push to their advertisers than an OK team that has underperformed expectations the last few years....
Side note: I have been on a couple of bowl committees... Certainly one of the things the group looks at is the impact to the local economy....but the committee is very aware and in contact with the TV networks and their viewpoint. Also, some of the bowls,........ when the decision is close will ask the bowl behind them if they have a strong want of one of the teams....they may give the lower bowl their dream matchup..... there is some belief that is how FSU ended up playing ND last year.... i am NOT saying the Sugar will do this with the Orange...but it happens once or twice a year, usually with the lower bowl tie ins with conferences.
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I didn't say I liked it, that's just what I see playing out. I hate that we're likely going to get stuck playing the big-least winner.
At this point, we have to be Louisville fans if we want to get a decent opponent in the Orange - which sucks. I was simply noting that from a revenue perspective, at least we'd get more money if we're stuck playing Louisville and Clemson goes to a BCS game. It's a terrible consolation prize, but it's better than nothing.
If us and clemson win out, both will be in a BCS bowl which is good for additional revenue. And with lack of teams in bowls for the ACC, we need that extra bump in money.
The way I see the BCS bowls happening:
Championship Game- Bama vs Oregon
Rose Bowl- Nebraska vs Oregon St
Fiesta: ND vs K St
Sugar: UGA/scar/uf vs clemson
Orange: FSU vs UL
If sugar takes UL, clemson will be screwed over and we will play someone like Oklahoma (if they win out) if not then maybe Texas. Great game IMO.
Also if K St is in championship game everything will change... Rose would be Neb vs Oregon, Fiesta ND vs Clemson/Oregon St, Sugar unchanged, and Orange would then be FSU vs Oregon St or Standford if Clemson is in Fiesta. The BCS Bowls can only take 2 from each conf and Big 12 & Sec would each have 2. Big East, Big 10 will only have 1 total. Orange won't do ACC vs ACC. So leaves only a pac 12 school if Bama plays Oregon, and Clemson is in Fiesta. If Clemson isn't in Fiesta, Idk who we would play then. Esp if UL is taken by Sugar. But everything will change between now and then.
I could care less about any ACC team other than us being in a BCS bowl. The ACC has done us exactly zero favors since we've been a member. In fact, it could be hottly debated that they've gone out of their way to hurt us. The ACC can suck a toad.
There are millions of reasons to care about seeing a second ACC team in a BCS bowl.
They aren't much more attractive at 12-0 than 11-1. They only get selected by Sugar Bowl if a Non-AQ school HAS to be selected as an at-large team. As of right now, my guess is Clemson doesn't get in and we play Louisville (if we don't crap the bed on Thursday).
5-7 Oklahoma will draw better ratings than an undefeated Louisville team.
I meant that as saying we wont get any respect for beating Louisville and I think Clemson would Clemson against either one of those teams.
So our perception isn't effected from our game, but Clemson's loss makes our big early season W look meh and it continues the ACC's awful reputation of poor BCS Bowl game performances.
Put Miami in there so we can stomp them 3 times if the also make the acccg. Not really, but that would be funny.
So is undefeated Louisville currently drawing more tv viewers than, say, 2-loss Texas or LSU?
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