I can confirm after getting yelled at yesterday that Iowa State fans — whose team probably won’t make the playoff — care deeply about this season. It’s a matter of perspective. Yes, Auburn fans will be ticked if the Tigers aren’t in the Playoff hunt late. Indiana fans? Happy.
I think Gary Patterson might remember it a little bit. And it's a valid point. I think if Iowa State was 4-0, it'd be dismissed outright by CFP. Unfairly so.
Irony watch: anyone remember when Big 12 was penalized in 2014 for having one less “data point”. Now we’re having the same debate over a team with four less data points. Yeah, yeah COVID ... Still.
CFP cmte chair Gary Barta on No. 9 ISU: The game against Texas on the road was a heck of a football game. Combined with win v No. 11 Oklahoma, they're in first place in theBig 2. BrockPurdy is just a winner.They've got one of the better runningbacks in the country inBreece Hall.
Gary Barta on Iowa State: Their win at Texas was "a great football game," they previously beat Oklahoma. They're first place in the Big 12. Praised Brock Purdy as "a winner" and Breece Hall as "one of the best RBs in the country."
New @CFBPlayoff ranking 1-Bama 2-Notre Dame 3-Clemson 4-Ohio St 5-A&M 6-Florida 7-Cincinnati 8-Georgia 9-Iowa State 10-Miami 11-OU 12-Indiana 13-BYU 14-Northwestern 15-Okla St 16-Wisconsin 17-UNC 18-Coastal 19-Iowa 20-USC 21-Marshall 22-Washington 23-Oregon 24-Tulsa 25-Louisiana
RT @_Brian_Hamilton: DePaul postponed its Dec. 3 game with Northern Illinois, citing the need for more time to come off a COVID-related pause and safely return to competition. The Dec. 6 game at Iowa State is still on the books.
The Iowa State fans are arguing with me. (Why? I don’t know.) The Texas fans all seem to agree with me.
I said Texas should never lose to Iowa State with a Big 12 title game berth on the line. I never said Texas should never lose to Matt Campbell. In fact, I said before the game that if Iowa State did beat Texas, it would be a great argument for Texas going after Matt Campbell.
@Andy_Staples Lol, then it isn’t about beating Iowa State then. You just refuted you’re own argument. Also, if Texas should never lose to Matt Campbell, then why are you suggesting they should hire him? If football games were purely won and lost by recruit rankings you wouldn’t need coaches.