The current bowl selection process is unjust

Discussion in 'Sports' started by IP, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    How are 5-7 teams getting selected before 6 and 7 win teams? That should not be possible. Why are the only 2 mountain west bowl teams playing against EACH OTHER? Why is 9-3 Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl, with worse PAC 12 teams in better bowls?

    This isn't right and should be corrected by next season.
  2. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    All about money.
  3. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Not sure it would be more just for my company to pay a bunch of money to host a bowl just to have some committee tell me I must invite Akron and Troy.

    I've always been a fan of more and more free college football around the holidays, but now we've seen it go too far. Need to trim a few of the lowest tier bowls. No reason a 5-7 team should ever have to be considered.
  4. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    Right. 6-6 is pushing it. 5-7 is just dumb.
  5. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    There maybe a few too many bowl games out there
  6. MettaWorldPeace

    MettaWorldPeace Contributor

    Either let every team play bowl games or cut these bowl games in half. I think it's either all or nothing.
  7. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    "Everybody gets a bowl"
  8. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

  9. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Chieftain

    yep and the bowl committee and its sponsors have the final say once the potential participants are laid out.
  10. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    I say cut them in half, screw Lyle and his big bowl game bonus.
  11. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Well if you don't consider a 5-7 team, what I complained about doesn't happen.
  12. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    The issue I'm complaining about is the opposite. 5-7 teams should never, under any circumstances, get a bowl bid over other teams. Nebraska is the one getting a participation award simply because they travel well.
  13. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    what worse team is in a better bowl than Utah?
  14. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    From the Utah camp's perspective, only Arizona and Arizona State have worse bowls. Even still, they would trade with Arizona State for a fresh opponent (keep in mind Utah has played BYU many times in recent history before joining the Pac 12, and that Mormons hog all the tickets to the Las Vegas Bowl).

    Teams with more losses in bowls Utah coveted: USC, UCLA, Washington, Washington State. To a lesser extent, even Cal.
  15. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    UW is in an at large bowl, so not better. So is Cal. WSU is better than Utah. USC obliterated Utah. UCLA beat Utah.
  16. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Like I said, they'd rather have UW's bowl and opponent than the one they got. WSU, USC, and UCLA all finished with more losses.
  17. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    the las vegas bowl vs byu is a lot better than the heart of dallas bowl vs southern miss.
  18. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    That's probably true, but they're sick of playing in the West against non-P5 teams.
  19. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    I've always been more football the better, but this is getting out of hand.

    The bowl names are getting outrageous too.
  20. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    southern miss is a non power 5 team and almost all the pac-12 bowls are in the west.

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