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27.05.2018 15:41
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This time of year is about rainbows and roses, the hope and potential that your team just might have what it takes to be one of the selection committees top four teams.Not here. Not in this space.This spot is reserved for doom and gloom, for the most catastrophic College Football Playoff possibilities. Of course, the most devastating scenario for each conference is for its champion to be ranked No. 5 and left out by a razor-thin margin. What could be worse?Doomsday, of course ...Heading into the season, here are the plausible scenarios in which each conference finds itself on the outside looking in when the final rankings are revealed.ACCWarning: This content is not suitable for North Carolina fans. In the biggest dagger the committee will throw, UNC goes undefeated but gets left out of the playoff because it has two FCS teams on its schedule. The Tar Heels would have knocked off Georgia and Florida State during the regular season and likely Clemson in the ACC title game. No matter. They do have two FCS wins, and the committee is certainly aware, former committee chair Jeff Long said of the Tar Heels last year. Then again, UNC lost to South Carolina in 2015. Would the committee view an undefeated Tar Heels team more favorably? Maybe. Or theyd look at wins over JMU and The Citadel and slot UNC No. 5, sending the message that even impressive wins over ranked opponents arent enough to compensate for two wins against FCS teams.Big 12TCU wins the league but gets left out again. (If only they had a conference championship game ...). Coach Gary Patterson hasnt forgotten the sting of watching his team drop from No. 3 to No. 6 in the final poll of the inaugural season of the playoff. The Horned Frogs strength of schedule will again be called into question, but they have the Sooners at home on Oct. 1 and should be 4-0 going into that game. TCU returns eight starters to a defense that was depleted by injuries last year. If it can find a way to replace its leading rusher, receiver and QB, theres no reason the Frogs cant surprise the Big 12. Theyve won the league before -- just not as the one true champion.Big TenThe worst possible scenario for the league is that both Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer are left out of the top four. (Hello again, Iowa). There are several ways this could happen. Ohio State could lose to Oklahoma and then drop another league game, most likely at Wisconsin, at Michigan State or home against Michigan. Want a real heartbreaker? The Wolverines could go undefeated, then get knocked off in the Big Ten championship game by a two-loss Iowa team they beat in the regular season. ESPNs FPI projects a 69 percent chance that the Big Ten champ has at least two losses. Fair or not, if Harbaugh and Meyer arent relevant in November, the conference isnt either.Pac-12Call it deja-doom. Stanford again finishes the season as a two-loss conference champ with just one league loss and gets left out of the playoff. It happened to the Cardinal last year, after they lost a stunner to Northwestern in the season opener, then rallied to win eight straight games, only to be derailed at home by Oregon. ESPNs Football Power Index projects a 65 percent chance that the Pac-12 champ loses multiple games in conference play alone, and one look at Stanfords schedule helps explain why. As of right now, the Cardinal have four games against ranked teams in five weeks (USC, UCLA, Washington and Notre Dame). FPI gives the Cardinal less than a 50 percent chance to beat each of those teams. In this scenario, Stanford drops one of those league games and loses?to Notre Dame. And here you thought the Big 12 had problems getting in ...SECYou love to love No. 9 Tennessee right now -- its trendy, I know -- but consider this: The Vols blow a(nother) fourth-quarter lead and lose their 12th straight game to the Gators. It gets worse. Florida wins the SEC East again but finishes the regular season with two losses (lets just say LSU and Florida State, hypothetically, of course). You have a two-loss SEC East champ that upends defending national champ Alabama in the SEC title game. Yikes. Look at the rest of the Gators schedule. The selection committee will, and they will see that Floridas overall strength of schedule doesnt stack up against the likes of the other Power 5 conference champs. UMass? North Texas? Presbyterian? Florida is doomed.OTHERSThree -- repeat THREE! -- Power 5 champions are left out of the playoff, thanks to an undefeated Houston team and a one-loss Notre Dame team. It would be the most controversial committee decision to date, but the math is simple: In a four-team playoff, one of the Power 5 conference champions will always be left out. Add Notre Dame into the top four, and two Power 5 champs get snubbed. Add the Irish and an undefeated Houston team? Power 5 commissioners will call Bill Hancock faster than you can say expansion. Crazy? Maybe. But with two-loss champs from the SEC, Big Ten and Pac-12, it doesnt look like such a reach.Of course, one loss from Houston -- even to No. 3 Oklahoma in Week 1 -- would spell doom for the entire Group of 5 when it comes to playoff potential. Matt Pryor Gear . Rousey will put her perfect 8-0 record and hardware on the line against another undefeated fighter, 7-0 Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada on February 22nd. Avonte Maddox Gear . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. Justin Blackmon Gear . -- James Young couldnt wait to apply those tweaks to his jump shot, and the first one he made against UT Arlington told him it could be a good night. Sidney Jones Gear . Westbrook has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee — the third operation on the knee in nine months. LANDOVER, Md. -- In their first real chance to play together this preseason, Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins offensive starters showed plenty of rust and then progress in a 21-16 victory against the Buffalo Bills on Friday night.With the Bills (1-2) resting almost their entire starting defense, Cousins overcame a rough start to finish 12 of 23 for 188 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Despite coming mostly against Buffalos second- and third-stringers, it was an important recovery for Cousins, who had thrown only five passes in the preseason and was rested last week.Were going to have slow moments or slow quarters at times, and the key is going to be to find a way to circle the wagons and regroup, said Cousins, who started 3 of 9. The body of work overall was pretty productive, but there were moments where it wasnt as good as it needs to be, and we know that.Undrafted rookie running back Robert Kelley was the brightest spot for Washington (2-1), especially given the previous injuries to Matt Jones and Chris Thompson, and that seventh-round pick Keith Marshall sprained his left elbow on his only carry of the game.I definitely got some work in today, and I think it helped me out, said Kelley, who ran for 51 yards on 12 carries. Every time I get up there I try to put myself in a better situation to make the team, take advantage of the opportunity.Bills starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor played only two series, by coach Rex Ryans design, going 2 of 5 for 11 yards before being replaced by E.J. Manuel, who was 21 of 39 for 221 yards and an interception.Ryan also opted to rest running back LeSean McCoy and several key defenders, including defensive tackle Kyle Williams, linebacker Jerry Hughes and cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Stephon Gilmore.I feel pretty good about the guys that I sat, obviously, and I dont think we can afford to get them hurt, Ryan said. Its as simple as that, and I dont care about the criticism.Redskins coach Jay Gruden took a more conventional dress-rehearsal approach to the third preseason game for the Redskins (2-1) and got the kind of performances hed like to see from top players tight end Jordan Reed, receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, left tackle Trent Williams, and cornerback Josh Norman.ddddddddddddROOKIE WATCHBills: RB Jonathan Williams ran for 42 yards on 11 carries, including a 37-yard touchdown before leaving with a rib injury. ... CB Kevon Seymour, a sixth-round pick, continued his impressive preseason with four tackles.Redskins: LB Sua Cravens was used on several key third downs with the first-team defense. ... CB Kendall Fuller broke up a pass and intercepted another in the end zone in the final minute.POSITION BATTLESBills: K Dan Carpenter was 3 of 3 on field-goal attempts, connecting from 28, 52 and 52 yards. ... WR Dez Lewis didnt help himself with a drop, while Walter Powell had five catches for 55 yards. ... TE Nick OLeary lost a fumble and quite possibly his grip on a roster spot.Redskins: Mack Brown ran for 43 yards on 11 carries in the second half. ... LG Spencer Long returned after spraining his right ankle, while Shawn Lauvao, had a false-start penalty in the red zone. ... C Kory Lichtensteiger committed three holding penalties two days after Washington acquired C Bryan Stork from the New England Patriots. ... DL Ziggy Hood had a sack and thrived in a bigger role with DE Chris Baker getting the night off.INJURY REPORTBills: TE Chris Gragg and DB Jonathan Downing suffered season-ending torn ACLs. ... QB Cardale Jones (shoulder), LT Cordy Glenn (ankle), WR Marquise Goodwin (concussion) and S Aaron Williams (concussion) didnt dress.Redskins: LB Ryan Kerrigan had a groin strain on the first series, and Gruden said hell have an MRI on Saturday, along with Marshall. ... RT Morgan Moses (sprained left ankle) is considered day to day.QUOTABLERyan on the Bills 13 penalties for 104 yards: Way too many penalties obviously. I think both teams had a million penalties.Gruden on the Redskins 10 penalties for 87 yards: We have to get those cleaned up. 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