So hypothetical we all seem to be playing with in our mind


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        EagleMountainUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        Utah and SC win out. Obviously SC plays Oregon for the title game as it is looking now. 

        Where does Utah land?  NY6? Potentially get a good post season matchup?  

      • #108473
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        ProudUte
        Ute Fan
        @proudute

        If we win out, we will be in a NY6 game IMO. I don’t see USC winning out. They will likely lose to Oregon and probably one other game. 

        Do we win out?  I’m not sure. Next week will tell me much more. 

        • #108474

          EagleMountainUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

          Oregon and ASU are obviously the most likely to give them an L. Maybe if Garbers gets back for Cal there is a potential third. I feel like Oregon may get upset. 

          • #108479

            Central Coast Ute
            Ute Fan
            @flip2848

            Yeah I’m not sold on whoregon. USC also had been playing well at home.

            • #108481
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              EagleMountainUte
              Ute Fan
              @battlegroundute

              Oregon is typically a terrible matchup for SC. Coliseum being the X factor.  

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        Warrior Ute
        Ute Fan
        @warriorute

        I think the only available NY6 bowl this year is the Cotton Bowl.  After the semi-final games being used by the Peach and Fiesta Bowl.  Conference tie-ins for the Rose, Sugar and Orange would take all those places. 

        The Cotton Bowl would likely have the highest rated G-5 team against a P-5 oponent.  Not sure that is what I would like to see.

        I guess to avoid that we will have to win out and hope for U$C to drop another game.

      • #108482
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        UteBacker
        Ute Fan
        @utebacker

        Correct me if I’m wrong, but if we win out we will most certainly finish in the Top 12 which AUTOMATICALLY qualifies us for a New Year’s Six Bowl.

        From Wikipedia:

        The selection committee seeds and pairs the top four teams, and along with their final CFP rankings determine the participants for the other four non-playoff New Year’s Six bowls that are not hosting the semifinals that year. These four non-playoff bowls are also referred to as the Selection Committee bowl games. These six games focus on the top 12 teams in the rankings; to date during the College Football Playoff era (2014 through 2018 seasons), of the 60 teams to play in a New Year’s Six game, only six have been ranked lower than 12th.

        • #108486

          Warrior Ute
          Ute Fan
          @warriorute

          I think this is a year that we could see the non top 12 teams in the New Years Six:

          From Wikipedia:

          The following bowls have tie-ins with the following conference champions in the years they are not hosting playoff semifinals.

          Rose Bowl: Big Ten vs. Pac-12

          Sugar Bowl: SEC vs. Big 12

          Orange Bowl: ACC vs. Big Ten or SEC

          When the conference champion is unavailable, the bowls invite the next-best team from that conference. The Cotton, Fiesta and Peach Bowls have no conference tie-ins; as such, the best conference champion from the Group of Five ends up in one of those bowls if it doesn’t end up in a playoff semifinal.

          Because two of the three NY six bowls without a conference tie in are in the playoffs it changes the math.  If Clemson makes the playoffs the next highest rated ACC team goes to the Orange Bowl.  Right now would a 30th ranked Virginia would get the nod. The G5 are guaranteed one spot so that will have to go to the Cotton Bowl.  

           

          If Oregon wins out and get invited to the playoffs and we are higher ranked than USC, then we might get invited to the Rose Bowl.  If USC wins the Championship there is no way that they will be invited to the playoffs and they would go to the Rose Bowl.   If the AP rankings today were the same at the end of the year 

           

          This would be the bowl picture:

          Fiesta, Peach: Alabama-Ohio State, LSU-Clemson

          Rose Bowl:Wisconsin-Oregon

          Sugar:Oklahoma-Florida

          Orange: Penn State or Georgia – Virginia

          Cotton Bowl: At Large vs G5

          So for the one at large available game we have the following top 12 teams not in:

           

          Penn State or Georgia (depending on who Orange bowl takes)

          Notre Dame

          Auburn

           

          So potentially 2 of the top 12 teams could be left out.

           

      • #108483
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        Hal Evans
        Ute Fan
        @dixieute

        If we win out and win the championship game we will be in the National Championship mix let alone NY6

        • #108484

          EagleMountainUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

          SC wins out in my hypothetical. 

          • #108485
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            UtahFanSir
            Ute Fan
            @utahfansir

            Unfortunately, Utah must rely on others it cannot control to advance to the Pac-12 championship game. At this point having lost to USC, all Utah can do is control their own wins. Whether USC loses another conference game is completely out of Utah’s control. In my opinion, that fact has Utah playing like a team possessed.

        • #108549

          Utesbyfive
          Ute Fan
          @utesbyfive

          11-2 only gets us the Holiday Bowl again. Assuming the second loss is in the championship.

      • #108516

        RUUTES
        Ute Fan
        @ruutes

        I wish there was a scenario where we could play in the Orange bowl only because I do think we’ll get to play for the Roses sometime soon. And having won in the Fiesta and Sugar it would be cool to get a grand slam. But no scenario allows for that atm and I suspect we’ll have an 8 team playoff (good) fairly soon (5ish years).

      • #108595

        PhiladelphiaUte
        Ute Fan
        @philadelphiaute

        If we win out, and tie USC for the South title, we’ll get a NY6 bowl, but one that’s most likely vs. the G5 autobid team — which right now is looking like Boise St.

        • #108604

          Tacoma Ute
          Ute Fan
          @tacomaute

          USU will take Boise out of it.

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