The Western Michigan Broncos Deserve To Be In The NCAA Playoffs

So here’s the thing, I don’t like the way college football teams are selected for inclusion in the NCAA “playoffs”.

You probably noticed that I put the word playoffs in quotes there. That’s because I consider picking only four Division I-A teams out of a pool of 128 to be an insult to the very idea of a playoff system. In my opinion, there ought to be 12 teams in the mix at a bare minimum, but that’s a rant for another day.

And so, putting aside my utter contempt for the current playoff scheme, let’s suppose that it actually does have some merit, and that the participants thereof are representative of the best the NCAA has to offer. With that assumption in mind, can someone please explain to me in clear and rational terms why one of the ONLY-TWO undefeated teams in the division has been excluded from the playoffs?

I mean, if being PERFECT isn’t good enough to get you a seat at the table, how exactly are teams like the WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS (13-0) incentivized to achieve such a record in the future?

What, they get to play in some pointless, participation-trophy bowl game like dozens of other teams that DIDN’T distinguish themselves at all?

*Best Church Lady voice* Well isn’t that special?

I guess it’s okay to treat Western Michigan like Fredo Corleone because the NCAA chose not to challenge that team with the caliber of opponents that the Alabama Crimson Tide faced this season, correct? It’s just one big ‘FUCK YOU’ from the start, and if you don’t like it, then all you Broncos fans can go pound sand, right?

Tell me, National Collegiate Athletic Association, what did you require of WMU at the beginning of this season which might have possibly allowed them to become a playoff team? Did they need to win every game by 25 points (on average) instead of only 24? Please proclaim your MAGIC NUMBER so I can slink off to my quiet corner of the world, safe in the knowledge that I’ve finally been set straight by the gods of college sports.

By Edward L. Daley

Ed’s Top 25 NCAA Football Teams After Week 13



Alabama: 12-0
Opponents: USC, Western Kentucky, Ole Miss, Kent State, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Bye, LSU, Mississippi State, Chattanooga, Auburn
PF: 52, 38, 48, 48, 34, 49, 49, 33, 10, 51, 31, 30
PA: 6, 10, 43, 0, 6, 30, 10, 14, 0, 3, 3, 12
Official Ranking: 1st

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Western Michigan: 12-0
Opponents: Northwestern, North Carolina Central, Illinois, Georgia Southern, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Akron, Eastern Michigan, Bye, Ball State, Kent State, Buffalo, Toledo
PF: 22, 70, 34, 49, 49, 45, 41, 45, 52, 37, 38, 55
PA: 21, 21, 10, 31, 10, 30, 0, 31, 20, 21, 0, 35
Official Ranking: 13th

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Ohio State: 11-1
Opponents: Bowling Green, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bye, Rutgers, Indiana, Wisconsin, Penn State, Northwestern, Nebraska, Maryland, Michigan State, Michigan
PF: 77, 48, 45, 58, 38, 30, 21, 24, 62, 62, 17, 30
PA: 10, 3, 24, 0, 17, 23. 24, 20, 3, 3, 16, 27
Official Ranking: 2nd

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Clemson: 11-1
Opponents: Auburn, Troy, South Carolina State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Boston College, NC State, Bye, Florida State, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, South Carolina
PF: 19, 30, 59, 26, 42, 56, 24, 37, 54, 42, 35, 56
PA: 13, 24, 0, 7, 36, 10, 17, 34, 0, 43. 13, 7
Official Ranking: 3rd

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Washington: 11-1
Opponents: Rutgers, Idaho, Portland State, Arizona, Stanford, Oregon, Bye, Oregon State, Utah, California, USC, Arizona State, Washington State
PF: 48, 59, 41, 35, 44, 70, 41, 31, 66, 13, 44, 45
PA: 13, 14, 3, 28, 6, 21, 17, 24, 27, 26, 18, 17
Official Ranking: 4th

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Michigan: 10-2
Opponents: Hawaii, UCF, Colorado, Penn State, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Bye, Illinois, Michigan State, Maryland, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio State
PF: 63, 51, 45, 49, 14, 78, 41, 32, 59, 13, 20, 27
PA: 3, 14, 28, 10, 7, 0, 8, 23, 3, 14, 10, 30
Official Ranking: 5th

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Wisconsin: 10-2
Opponents: LSU, Akron, Georgia State, Michigan State, Michigan, Bye, Ohio State, Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, Illinois, Purdue, Minnesota
PF: 16, 54, 23, 30, 7, 23, 17, 23, 21, 48, 49, 31
PA: 14, 10, 17, 6, 14, 30, 9, 17, 7, 3, 20, 17
Official Ranking: 6th

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Oklahoma: 9-2
Opponents: Houston, Louisiana Monroe, Ohio State, Bye, TCU, Texas, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Kansas. Iowa State, Baylor, West Virginia, Bye
PF: 23, 59, 24, 52, 45, 38, 66, 56, 34, 45, 56
PA: 33, 17, 45, 46, 40, 17, 59, 3, 24, 24, 28
Official Ranking: 7th

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Penn State: 10-2
Opponents: Kent State, Pittsburgh, Temple, Michigan, Minnesota, Maryland, Bye, Ohio State, Purdue, Iowa, Indiana, Rutgers, Michigan State
PF: 33, 39, 34, 10, 29, 38, 24, 62, 41, 45, 39, 45
PA: 13, 42, 27, 49, 26, 14, 21, 24, 14, 31, 0, 12
Official Ranking: 8th

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Colorado: 10-2
Opponents: Colorado State, Idaho State, Michigan, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Arizona State, Stanford, Bye, UCLA, Arizona, Washington State, Utah
PF: 44, 56, 28, 41, 47, 17, 40, 10, 20, 49. 38, 27
PA: 7, 7, 45, 38, 6, 21, 16, 5, 10, 24, 24, 22
Official Ranking: 9th

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Oklahoma State: 9-2
Opponents: SE Louisiana, Central Michigan, Pittsburgh, Baylor, Bye, Texas, Iowa State, Kansas, West Virginia, Kansas State, Texas Tech, TCU, Bye
PF: 61, 27, 45, 24, 49, 38, 44, 37. 43, 45, 31
PA: 7, 30, 38, 35, 31, 31, 20, 20, 37, 44, 6
Official Ranking: 11th

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West Virginia: 9-2
Opponents: Missouri, Youngstown State, Bye, BYU, Kansas State, Bye, Texas Tech, TCU, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa State
PF: 26, 38, 35, 17, 48, 34, 20, 48, 24, 28, 49
PA: 11, 21, 32, 16, 17, 10, 37, 21, 20, 56, 19
Official Ranking: 14th

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Navy: 9-2
Opponents: Fordham, UConn, Tulane, Bye, Air Force, Houston, Bye, Memphis, South Florida, Notre Dame, Tulsa, East Carolina, SMU
PF: 52, 28, 21, 14, 46, 42, 45, 28, 42, 66, 75
PA: 16, 24, 14, 28, 40, 28, 52, 27, 40, 31, 31
Official Ranking: 20th

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South Florida: 10-2
Opponents: Towson, Northern Illinois, Syracuse, Florida State, Cincinnati, East Carolina, UConn, Temple, Navy, Bye, Memphis, SMU, UCF
PF: 56, 48, 45, 35, 45, 38, 42, 30, 52, 49, 35, 48
PA: 20, 17, 20, 55, 20, 22, 27, 46, 45, 42, 27, 31
Official Ranking: 25th

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Boise State: 10-2
Opponents: Louisiana Lafayette, Washington State, Bye, Oregon State, Utah State, New Mexico, Colorado State, BYU, Wyoming, San José State, Hawaii, UNLV, Air Force
PF: 45, 31, 38, 21, 49, 28, 28, 28, 45, 52, 42, 20
PA: 10, 28, 24, 10, 21, 23, 27, 30, 31, 16, 25, 27
Official Ranking: Unranked

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Troy: 9-2
Opponents: Austin Peay, Clemson, Southern Mississippi, New Mexico State, Idaho, Bye, Georgia State, South Alabama, Bye, Massachusetts, Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Texas State
PF: 57, 24, 37, 52, 34, 31, 28, 52, 28, 3, 40
PA: 17, 30, 31, 6, 13, 21, 21, 31, 24. 35, 7
Official Ranking: Unranked

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USC: 9-3
Opponents: Alabama, Utah State, Stanford, Utah, Arizona State, Colorado, Arizona, Bye, Californa, Oregon, Washington, UCLA, Notre Dame
PF: 6, 45, 10, 27, 41, 21, 48, 45, 45, 26, 36, 45
PA: 52, 7, 27, 31, 20, 17, 14, 24, 20, 13, 14, 27
Official Ranking: 10th

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Florida State: 9-3
Opponents: Ole Miss, Charleston Southern, Louisville, South Florida, North Carolina, Miami (FL), Wake Forest, Bye, Clemson, NC State, Boston College, Syracuse, Florida
PF: 45, 52, 20, 55, 35, 20, 17, 34, 24, 45, 45, 31
PA: 34, 8, 63, 35, 37, 19, 6, 37, 20, 7, 14, 13
Official Ranking: 12th

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Florida: 8-3
Opponents: UMass, Kentucky, North Texas, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, LSU-Postponed, Missouri, Bye, Georgia, Arkansas, South Carolina, LSU, Florida State
PF: 24, 45, 32, 28, 13, 40, 24, 10, 20, 16, 13
PA: 7, 7, 0, 38, 6, 14, 10, 31, 7, 10, 31
Official Ranking: 15th

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Louisville: 9-3
Opponents: Charlotte, Syracuse, Florida State, Marshall, Clemson, Bye, Duke, NC State, Virginia, Boston College, Wake Forest, Houston, Kentucky
PF: 70, 62, 63, 59, 36, 24, 54, 32, 52, 44, 10, 38
PA: 14, 28, 20, 28, 42, 14, 14, 25, 7, 12, 36, 41
Official Ranking: 16th

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Stanford: 9-3
Opponents: Kansas State, Bye, USC. UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Notre Dame, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon State, Oregon, California, Rice
PF: 26, 27, 22, 6, 16, 17, 5, 34, 26, 52, 45, 41
PA: 13, 10, 13, 44, 42, 10, 10, 10, 15, 27, 31, 17
Official Ranking: 17th

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Virginia Tech: 9-3
Opponents: Liberty, Tennessee, Boston College, East Carolina, Bye, North Carolina, Syracuse, Miami, Pittsburgh, Duke, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Virginia
PF: 36, 24, 49, 54, 34, 17, 37, 39, 24, 20, 34, 52
PA: 13, 45, 0, 17, 3, 31, 16, 36, 21, 30, 31, 10
Official Ranking: 19th

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Nebraska: 9-3
Opponents: Fresno State, Wyoming, Oregon, Northwestern, Illinois, Bye, Indiana, Purdue, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Minnesota, Maryland, Iowa
PF: 43, 52, 35, 24, 31, 27, 27, 17, 3, 24, 28, 10
PA: 10, 17, 32, 13, 16, 22, 14, 23, 62, 17, 7, 40
Official Ranking: 23rd

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Houston: 9-3
Opponents: Oklahoma, Lamar, Cincinnati, Texas State, UConn, Navy, Tulsa, SMU, UCF, Bye, Tulane, Louisville, Memphis
PF: 33, 42, 40, 64, 42, 40, 38, 16, 31, 30, 36, 44
PA: 23, 0, 16, 3, 14, 46, 31, 38, 24, 18, 10, 48
Official Ranking: Unranked

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Temple: 9-3
Opponents: Army, Stony Brook, Penn State, Charlotte, SMU, Memphis, UCF, South Florida, Cincinnati, UConn, Bye, Tulane, East Carolina
PF: 13, 38, 27, 48, 45, 27, 26, 46, 34, 21, 31, 37
PA: 28, 0, 34, 20, 20, 34, 25, 30, 13, 0, 0, 10
Official Ranking: Unranked

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Screw The NFL!


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……………And just so Gator Doug doesn’t bitch at me…
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Ed’s List Of The College Football Bowl Games That Probably Won’t Suck (2015-2016)


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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
3:30 pm
BYU Cougars vs. Utah Utes

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28
Military Bowl
2:30 pm
Navy Midshipmen vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29
Russell Athletic Bowl
5:30 pm
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Baylor Bears

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
12:00 pm
Florida State Seminoles vs. Houston Cougars

Capital One Orange Bowl (Playoff Semifinal)
4:00 pm
Clemson Tigers vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Goodyear Cotton Bowl (Playoff Semifinal)
8:00 pm
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Michigan State Spartans

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1
Outback Bowl
12:00 pm
Northwestern Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
1:00 pm
Michigan Wolverines vs. Florida Gators

Fiesta Bowl
1:00 pm
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

Rose Bowl
5:00 pm
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Stanford Cardinal

Allstate Sugar Bowl
8:30 pm
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Ole Miss Rebels

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2
Valero Alamo Bowl
6:45 pm
TCU Horned Frogs vs. Oregon Ducks

MONDAY, JANUARY 11
CFP National Championship
8:30 pm
Orange Bowl Winner vs. Cotton Bowl Winner

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NCAA Football: Top 20 Teams After Week 14


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Clemson Tigers – 13-0
Alabama Crimson Tide – 12-1
Michigan State Spartans – 12-1
Iowa Hawkeyes – 12-1
Houston Cougars – 12-1
Oklahoma Sooners – 11-1
Ohio State Buckeyes – 11-1
North Carolina Tar Heels – 11-2
Stanford Cardinal – 11-2
Notre Dame Fighting Irish – 10-2
Florida State Seminoles – 10-2
TCU Horned Frogs – 10-2
Northwestern Wildcats – 10-2
Oklahoma State Cowboys – 10-2
Temple Owls – 10-2
Florida Gators – 10-3
Navy Midshipmen – 9-2
Toledo Rockets – 9-2
Oregon Ducks – 9-3
Baylor Bears – 9-3

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*VIDEO* Your Daley Gator HOLY CRAP College Football Play O’ The Week

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*VIDEOS* NCAA Football Week 4 Highlights


Utah Bitchslaps Oregon

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Florida Squeaks By Tennessee

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TCU Wins Shootout With Texas Tech

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UCLA Crushes Arizona

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