WILL THEY BE OUR BOSS SATURDAY?

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Re: WILL THEY BE OUR BOSS SATURDAY?

Postby CaliBrewCrewFan » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:51 pm

With the following scenario... who ends up going to the B1G Championship Game from the eastern division?

Penn State... 8-1 (loss to Michigan)
Michigan... 8-1 (loss to Ohio State)
Ohio State... 8-1 (loss to Penn State)
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Re: WILL THEY BE OUR BOSS SATURDAY?

Postby wisblue » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:06 am

CaliBrewCrewFan wrote:With the following scenario... who ends up going to the B1G Championship Game from the eastern division?

Penn State... 8-1 (loss to Michigan)
Michigan... 8-1 (loss to Ohio State)
Ohio State... 8-1 (loss to Penn State)


Pretty sure it would be OSU because overall record would knock out PSU and OSU would win tiebreaker over Michigan based on head to head.

There sure has been a lot of bitching and moaning on this board for a team that has now essentially wrapped up a spot in the national playoff quarterfinals. Michigan and Ohio State are at best in the round of 16.

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Re: WILL THEY BE OUR BOSS SATURDAY?

Postby T-ski » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:54 pm

Here is how it goes.....

If all three win out heading into Ohio State-Michigan, we'd have a three-way tie, since Penn State's conference loss is to Michigan. PSU would be out, and OSU-UM would be for the division. See below.

Here are the Big Ten's three-way tiebreakers:

1. The records of the three tied teams will be compared against each other.

2. The records of the three tied teams will be compared within their division.

3. The records of the three teams will be compared against the next highest placed teams in their division in order of finish (4, 5, 6, and 7).

4. The records of the three teams will be compared against all common conference opponents.

These first four won't change anything, since all three teams would have beaten everybody but each other, in this scenario. Here's the key:

5. The team with the best overall winning percentage shall be the representative.*

Penn State lost a non-conference game to Pitt, while the other two went unbeaten out of conference. What seemed at the time like just a rivalry game could end up becoming one of the season's most important games.

And it's a good thing for this divided nation's stress levels that PSU went and did such a thing, because look at the final step:

6. The representative will be chosen by random draw.

The most Big Ten way to do this would probably be to have a prize cow named Bessie pick from among three book reports while standing in the middle of Times Square on a plaque that says Rutgers Campus, so I'm going to assume that's the procedure.

The B1G changed its final tiebreaker just a few weeks ago. It used to be each team's College Football Playoff ranking, but those rankings don't come out until four days before the conference title game.

"The CFP ranking was removed as one of the tiebreakers due to the timing of when the rankings are released and the potential competitive and logistical impact the timing could have on the Big Ten championship game," league spokesman Adam Augustine told ESPN in an email Sunday night.

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Re: WILL THEY BE OUR BOSS SATURDAY?

Postby KegMan » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:15 pm

But what if Penn State wins out and ends with one conference loss and OSU beats MI. Then all 3 have one conference loss.

According to T-Ski, Penn State would be out because of overall record. Then would OSU would be ahead of MI based on head to head victory?
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