- February 4th, 2023, 7:36 pm #651504
JK37 wrote: ↑February 4th, 2023, 9:33 amSeriously ? That is your argument? You think I don’t know the difference Between 1 off and 2 for 1 G5? They have 4 games to schedule and their Commish is telling them to add another P5 series. ( Good for him ). You really think Duke,UVA,Syracuse really want to make their schedule even harder? I didn’t hear the Commish say “just pay for 2 G5’s and an an FCS team to come play - he said add an additional 1 for 1 P5 series. I don’t think AD’s or coaches want to - you can argue that they do - but still be wrong .tyndal23 wrote: ↑February 3rd, 2023, 12:57 amThey pay G5’s so they don’t have to return the game. You started by comparing 2-1’s vs. G5’s to 1-1’s vs. P5’s. The 1-1vP5 is clearly better of those two. But the best option of all is the 1-0 vs. G5/FCS. (And maybe sprinkle in one 1-1 or neutral game vs P5 on national TV.)JK37 wrote: ↑February 2nd, 2023, 11:28 pmOk - fill out the non con schedule for everyone not named Clemson and tell me how they get bowl eligible. Only 1 FCS game counts. What does that leave ? If every AD much preferred P5 non con - why haven’t they done it ? Perhaps they were trying to get bowl eligible ?
It is. You’re acting like $1M is a lot of money to these programs. It’s not.
Every single ACC AD would take the 1/1 with a P5 over a 2/1 with a G5. Losing to a P5 is explainable. Just playing a G5 is a lose-lose proposition.
But even better options exist! Just buy all wins non-con. With the expanded playoff, there’s even less reason to play fellow P5’s in non-con. Just bag 3-4 easily winnable non-con’s and go undefeated or one-loss in conference. You don’t have to finish Top 4 anymore, just Top 11.
G5’s have one guaranteed spot in the playoff. Yay! The trade off is even fewer P5’s willing to give G5’s a chance.