USC Is Behind LSU In College Football Playoff Rankings

Here’s what Boo Corrigan on why two-loss LSU was ranked ahead of USC in tonight’s College Football Playoff rankings. LSU is No. 5 and USC is No. 6.

52 thoughts on “USC Is Behind LSU In College Football Playoff Rankings

      1. Well, pardner —it still comes down to beating Notre Dame and winning the Pac 12 Championship…
        #WeCan’tControlTheRest…
        #ButWeCanMakeThemLookRealBadIfTheyDon’tPickUs

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  1. I don’t have an issue with this. LSU has the 6th hardest schedule and USC has the 40th.

    If USC wins out they’ll get in and earn the privelage of getting destroyed by Georgia. The best thing that could happen for them is to lose one of the last two games and avoid getting emasculated in the playoff.

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    1. Georgia struggled against an unranked (6-5) Kentucky team…Final score 16-9. Georgia was only up 9-0 at the half and was outscored 9-7 in the second half.

      I guess they just had a bad game and we should ignore it, right!

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      1. It was 16-6 but I am in agreement. Georgia has had some questionable performances this year, and the Tennessee win is not looking all that strong after their South Carolina beatdown. I don’t believe there are any unbeatable teams in the top 4. I’m actually starting to like our chances a lot more as a playoff team. All we need is to continue to improve on defense and hope they do enough to let the offense bail them out. Oh, and hope the offense doesn’t sh*t the bed.

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    2. smackyd,

      I disagree, If SC wins out, there chance of beating Gerogia would have a strong case. SC will have gone through a three (3) game gauntlet with ugly, nd, and maybe oregon. If they beat all three, then their confidence will be solidified knowing that they can beat anyone. However, SC will have to rely on offense. But I think Williams, Jones, Addison, and the rest will not have a problem. But we will see.

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    3. none of this matters. USC needs to win the next two games. it is going to be two really tough games to win. let’s hope gentry is back and playing at 100%

      did they look at the one loss of USC and see that it was by one point in utah and that the refs handed Utah that game multiple times?

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  2. Conspiracy theories based on SEC biases for the perception of the SEC being the strongest conference, of all Power 5 conferences. Look at their top teams Georgia no losses, Alabama 2 losses 2 loss Tennessee 2 loss Ole Miss . Now look at PAC12 top teams USC 1 loss Oregon UCLA Utah Washington. Just for the sake of argument on a neutral site, which teams from the PAC12 would beat Ole Miss n Tennessee. USC would beat Ole Miss n Tennessee Oregon would too. Washington would beat Ole Miss n could possibly beat Tennessee on a last second Fg. Utah would beat Ole Miss, don’t have enough offense to keep up with Tennessee. UCLA would beat Ole Miss, and would possibly upset Tennessee without Hooker. Now as far as Alabama ISC would score major points against Alabama the question for the Committee is a one loss USC PAC12 championship better than a 2 loss SEC champion yes if they upset GA. Hands down we are better than LSU. The PAC12 perception by the Committee will stay like this until a team makes it and wins a NATTY. We must win these next 2 games in a dominant fashion or we won’t make it. They are considering the Michigan OSt loser, that sucks their SOS is weak Penn State is their only ranked win. Our only way in is for TCU to lose and Clemson . Just my opinion with this news. Hopefully the defense will use this as motivation to play the game of their lives against ND. Fight On

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  3. Great post Eric! This selection committee might as well change their name to the SEC/BIG10 playoff pick-em club. You can already see they’re scheming to squeeze at least 2 SEC teams into the Playoffs and bump the Pac12, ACC and possibly even the Big12.

    I want to believe that USC beating Notre Dame and winning the Pac12 title game will vault us into the Playoffs, but this committee is already proving me wrong. The committee actually puts more weight on who loses in the SEC versus who wins in the Pac12. What kind of shit is that?? Unfortunately, the National media goes along with this crap and not enough West coast media speaks out. I’m glad Joel Klatt is finally making waves about the creampuff schedule for the SEC teams at the end of the season. That kind of bullshit needs to stop ASAP or you automatically drop out of the top 10!

    Don’t get me started with how weak the Big10 is and how average teams have given both Michigan and Ohio State problems the last few weeks, yet they remain highly ranked with no drop-off whatsoever.

    This CFP is exposing itself for the fraud that is it if you ain’t part of the SEC/BIG10. The BCS did the same thing when Pete Carroll had us rolling. Any loss was good enough to prevent us from playing in the National title game. I hope USC and this administration speak-up and fight back against this garbage if we’re left out of the final 4! FIGHT ON!

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  4. SC just needs to take care of business, beat ND and win Pac12…LSU will lose to Georgia,Mich will lose to Ohio St…regardless, SC will get a great bowl game while hellton &gang will go no where,just like SC did when they let him coach here at millions/year and humiliate 100’s of good athletes.

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    1. Corrigan is the son of Gene Corrigan, former commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference. He should reject his white privilege and resign as CFP committee chairman and NC State AD for a BIPOC. See how easy that is.

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    1. One of the USC sites reported “the emotion that we saw last Tuesday before UCLA was missing this Tuesday as we get ready for Notre Dame.”
      Is that a bad thing? The “emotion” he saw on Tuesday of UCLA week got us into a 14-0 hole — then we settled down and took the game to UCLA.
      What we need on Saturday is execution, not emotion.
      #Well,MaybeSomeEmotionToo

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      1. Depending on how the team reacts, it could be a good sign. Sc put everything into beating ugly. They were drained. With Thanksgiving and having Friday just a relax day, the day before nd, and them being seranaded by the band, their focus, emotion, and battery should be recharged. Have the boys practice hard today and tomorrow in the morning and then practice around 3 PM on Friday. That will give them over 24 hours off from practice and with Thanksgiving, it will put them in a good mood. On Saturday, they will realize that they are in a game and focus will come back. Team will come out slow against nd, but around the beggining of the 2nd qrter, they will be moving again. That is my prediction.

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      2. …or we start kicking ass on offense in the first series….
        #…[AndDefenseComesAround10MinutesIntoFirstQuarter]

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  5. College football has never had a level playing field. Some schools have incredibly low admissions standards. There’s a huge difference between getting into Stanford, Cal, USC or UCLA to play sports as a student athlete and being able to get into the SEC schools. Notre Dame has high academic standards and the kids there have to take real courses and work hard. The other thing is that the SEC has 80% of the schools as perennial doormats. At least the PAC-12 has been won by many different schools and is always competitive

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    1. Bryan,

      I most general terms of how hard the standards are, I accept, however, most or all schools have made exceptions in allowing kids in without having the grades. Ugly had a dtackle back in 1975 who could not read or write. he made something of himself later in life but at that moment he should have not been accepted. Cal let a kid in with dyslexia who was a rb. This a tough decision in allowing him in. He did the work but it took extra time for him. He did gradate though. I would believe SC allowed kids with substandard grades in to play ball. It is not a standard and an exception but it does happen with most or all schools. Yes the school is taking a chance, but if the kid does well in the school and graduates with them doing the work, then good for the school on taking a chance.

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    2. …toss Oregon into your metric, Bryan.

      Per Wall Street Journal, Oregon rates about #350 of 780 American universities.

      Stanford–#4, USC #19, UCLA and Cal at about #35-38.
      UW is also pretty highly rated and climbing!
      Most of the Big 10 schools (exclude Nebraska) are strong academically also.

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  6. Corrigan, also at one point said USC winning by only three points more or less didn’t impress them. Doesn’t it mean anything that when you’re playing your rival and you just win is enough. Now these are the same people that will tell us that if Ohio State or Michigan lose by only three points they’re still in a good position to remain in the top four. Then all these analysts will tell you that if LSU beats Georgia they are definitely in the top four, if Georgia gets beat by a 2 lost team they should be out of the top four because it tells me they’re not that good. A so-called great team does not lose to a team that has two losses. If USC beats Notre Dame and they will an LSU beats Texas A&M I will guarantee you the rankings will remain the same next week.

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    1. Can’t see that happening. Remember ND is at 15, TAM is unranked. They would really look foolish to keep LSU at 5. Either way, all USC can do is pave their own road and roll through the next two games.

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  7. I’ve been around a long time and I’ve seen USC get jobbed numerous times. LSU was advanced ahead of USC once before based on whatever the committee was smoking that year. I am old enough when the selection committee for the Rose Bowl selected a team tied with USC in the standings because of a “no repeat “ rule.

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  8. Breaking News: Paul Finebaum stated on First Take the Committee will take USC if they win out and even if TCU wins out Paul said the Committee would take USC. Paul is close to a lot members I guess they are telling him what they are going to do if LSU loses to GA, but he also said if Michigan gets destroyed then their out. Clemson is out he said. Our sticking point is making sure we win out looking dominate, justify them selecting us. That gives some kind of hope.

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    1. Eric,

      Sounds like hopeful news. But knowing how the committee works, they will do their best to justify in keeping SC out of the playoffs. They don’t want an outsider coming in. They want the incestual sEc and big 10 in.

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      1. Look we all accept the CFB controlled by the SEC wants nothing more than for USC to lose this Saturday or a week from Friday but you’re careening into conspiracyville…..

        The one thing ESPN wants is USC IN the playoffs…. this is what drive New York City crazy is to know this weekend and 2nd weekend in January all attention will be on LA even if USC fails to make it to SOFI. As such the crowning moment for ESPN is if USC DOES get into the playoffs and somehow someway works its’ pixie dust to SOFI.

        If we win we’re in – flat out are – it would be a ratings disaster were that committee to vote two teams from the same conference into the final four – it’s not going to happen….the money from the advertisers would vanish immediately….ask yourself are you going to look forward to a repeats of the SEC CCG or MI/OH St. as two if the finals four? No you’re not and neither is the rest of the college football fan base.

        USC brings what the NYY bring…the Dallas Cowboys….The Celtics/Lakers….’the princess’….they not only pull devoted fans but they also drag those who and hate and that’s all that matters….eyes on the game(s).

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    2. Assuming Georgia wins the SEC championship, it will be Georgia and the Ohio St./Michigan winner in. There is no way the committee leaves out an undefeated Big-12 champion TCU in that scenario. Provided USC wins out, USC is team 3 or 4 (with TCU). Even if Georgia loses to LSU I just can’t see leaving out an undefeated conference Power 5 conference champion.

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  9. Most on this site understand the bias against West Coast College Football. I’ve been reading about “it” in the LA Times since the early 1970’s. I still think Anthony Davis gave Heisman-worthy performances in 72 and 74 (of course, as a sophomore in 1972…wadn’t gonna happen). Ricky Bell? I’ve harped repeatedly how Marcus had a better year in 1981 than George Rogers–Marcus played against great competition in 1981 and Rogers racked up yards versus weak competition as the Gamecocks were independent at the time. I was at the game in 1981 and we stuffed Rogers for 3 qtrs. With the game over–and possibly versus our 2nd string D–Rogers broke off a longish meaningless run to get over 100 yards. But the Trojans had the game in hand.

    That said, USC strength of record is weak and we belong somewhere in the top 10……….

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    1. ……but USC’s strength of schedule is the hardest over the remaining schedule, and with two home games* versus top 10ish teams, here’s your chance to show up!!!!

      In my 53 years as a fan, USC always finished strong in November/December. It’s part of the Heritage. Two big games by BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL (and no harm by the Special Teams) and the resume (accent mark on the “e”) speaks for itself!

      *Vegas definitely a home game, right?

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    2. Bourbon,

      Agree, Look at Chuck Muncie for Cal. He should have won. Anthony Davis, Ricky Bell, and Rodney Peete should have won. I still don’t see why they gave the award to Barry Saunders. He didn’t do anything. An Oregon player and Tony Gunheart from Stanford should have won. East Caost Bias. When Paul Horning from nd can win one with a 2-7 record, you know there is a problem. Back in the 50’s SC should should have won with John Arnett.

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      1. “I still don’t see why they gave the award to Barry Saunders.” Is that a joke??

        Barry SANDERS: 2,628 rushing yards(!!), 37 rushing TDs. BOTH NCAA records. And now he’s an NFL Hall of Famer.

        Rodney Peete: 62.1% completion, 2,812 passing yards, 18 passing TDs, 5 rushing TDs, 12 INTs.

        There’s no comparison. Even Aikman had better numbers than Peete.

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