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Can Houston make it to the playoffs? Yup I am back with another "what if?"!!!


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I got laughed at when I made my post about Memphis  going to the playoffs, so now I shall add some more meat to my “what if” scenario for an AAC school going to the playoffs. Ironic how Houston is in that #13 spot Memphis was in. So let’s go back to this discussion except with Houston in the driver’s seat. Now, I will eliminate Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama from this discussion b/c I feel they will win out. The Pac 12, eliminated their whole conference, so now there is a huge opening for that final playoff spot. The next 9 spots ahead of Houston all play each other so at least 4 or 5 of them is guaranteed a loss. There are several situations in which most of these teams can get 2 or 3 losses to end the season. I won’t break down every scenario, but simply list what is ahead for each team. I didn’t even count the loss 5 of these schools will face during their conference Championship game. Anyways, I know it’s a long shot, but hell, that's what makes college football awesome. Like I said earlier, USF fell into the #2 spot one time, so let’s see if Houston can sneak into the playoffs and represent for the AAC. Ok, let me me have it. Tell me why I need to lay off the pipe or back up my AAC going into the playoffs scenario. At his point we had 4 ranked teams, now it's time for the AAC to get into the playoffs.,,,well it would be nice. 

 

4             Oklahoma St – Baylor and Oklahoma – Chance to lose both

 

5             Notre Dame – BC and Stanford– Chance to lose both and 1 might take them out of it

 

6             Iowa – Purdue and Nebraska - Chance to lose both and 1 might take them out of it

 

7             Oklahoma – TCU and Oklahoma State – Chance to lose both

 

8             Florida - I love USF and the AAC, but I'm a Gator first, I hope the football Gods gets them in the playoff's lol but for my argument - FAU and FSU is our last 2 games - We might lose to FSU, this                 game can go either way. This is our UCF.

 

9             Mich State – Ohio State and PSU – Ohio State will eliminate them

 

10           Baylor – Oklahoma State, Texas, and TCU – Hell they still have 2, possibly three losses here. If they win all three then they deserve a playoff spot.

 

11           TCU - Oklahoma and Baylor

 

12           North Carolina - VT and NCST - Maaaan, the rest of their schedule is easy. I really don’t see them losing any more games until the AAC Championship. Those two factors should help us trump them

 

13           Houston – UConn and Navy and AAC Championship game against hopefully a still ranked Memphis in which they probably will win again.

 

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I got laughed at when I made my post about Memphis  going to the playoffs, so now I shall add some more meat to my “what if” scenario for an AAC school going to the playoffs. Ironic how Houston is in that #13 spot Memphis was in, so let’s go back to this discussion except with Houston in the driver’s seat. Now, I will eliminate Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama from this discussion b/c I feel they will win out. The Pac 12, eliminated their whole conference, so now there is a hug opening in the running for that final playoff spot. The teams the next 9 spots ahead of Houston all play each other so at least 4 or 5 of them is guaranteed a loss. There are several situations in which most of these teams can get 2 or 3 losses to end the season. I won’t break down every scenario, but simply list what is ahead for each team. I didn’t even count the loss 5 of these schools will face during their conference Championship game. Anyways, I know it’s a long shot, but hell, that what makes college football awesome. Like I said earlier, USF fell into the #2 spot one time, so let’s see if Houston can sneak into the playoffs and represent for the AAC. Ok, let me me have it. Tell me why I need to lay off the pipe or back up my AAC going into the playoffs scenario. At his point we had 4 ranked teams, now it's time for the AAC to get into the playoffs.,,,well it would be nice. 

 

4             Oklahoma St – Baylor and Oklahoma – Chance to lose both

 

5             Notre Dame – BC and Stanford– Chance to lose both and 1 might take them out of it

 

6             Iowa – Purdue and Nebraska - Chance to lose both and 1 might take them out of it

 

7             Oklahoma – TCU and Oklahoma State – Chance to lose both

 

8             Florida - I love USF and the AAC, but I'm a Gator first, I hope the football Gods gets them in the playoff's lol but for my argument - FAU and FSU is our last 2 games - We might lose to FSU, this                 game can go either way. This is our UCF.

 

9             Mich State – Ohio State and PSU – Ohio State will eliminate them

 

10           Baylor – Oklahoma State, Texas, and TCU – Hell they still have 2, possibly three losses here. If they win all three then they deserve a playoff spot.

 

11           TCU - Oklahoma and Baylor

 

12           North Carolina - VT and NCST - Maaaan, the rest of their schedule is easy. I really don’t see them losing any more games until the AAC Championship. Those two factors should help us trump them

 

13           Houston – UConn and Navy and AAC Championship game against hopefully a still ranked Memphis in which they probably will win again.

 

How can Houston make it to the playoffs when USF beats them in the AAC Championship game? 

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Houston can't play Memphis in the AAC CG -- they are in the same division... Houston, if they beat Navy, will play Temple or USF (or a slim chance for Cincy or U Conn).

But I don't think Houston will get there unless the P5 and Notre Dame teams get 2 losses.. and even then they will need A LOT OF HELP

SEC -- Alabama wins out and beats Florida BIG in the SEC Championship... Alabama is in... (also FSU beats Florida)

BIG 12 - Okie State wins out... Baylor beats TCU... Okie State would be in

ACC - Clemson wins out and beats UNC... UNC loses to either Va Tech or NC State... Clemson would be in

That leaves ONE SPOT...

BIG TEN - Michigan State and Michigan both beat Ohio State... Iowa loses to Nebraska, beats Michigan State...

PAC 12 - Out. Even if Stanford beats Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME - Needs to lose a game

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