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Rooting Guide Bowl Edition

Post by scott715 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:29 am

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The goals for BYU are:

1. To achieve the highest ranking possible
2. To win as many games as possible
3. To be better than Utah

If you want to see these goals accomplished here is your rooting guide:

A. Cheer for BYU. Duh.

BYU (8-4) over Wyoming (8-5)

B. Cheer for the team playing Utah. Because there is no reason to cheer for Utah

Indiana (6-6) over Utah (8-4) others receiving votes

C. Cheer for teams playing teams ranked ahead of BYU. Cheer for unranked teams vs. ranked teams. If both teams are ranked ahead of BYU cheer for the higher ranked team. Cheer for the situation that would give BYU the most votes


#5 Penn St. (11-2) over #9 USC (9-3)
#6 Michigan over #10 Florida St
#7 Oklahoma (10-2) over #17 Auburn (8-4)
#11 Colorado (10-3) over #13 Oklahoma St. (9-3)
#14 West Virginia (10-2) over Miami (8-4) others receiving votes
#15 Louisville (9-3) over #19 LSU (7-4)
#16 Stanford (9-3) over North Carolina (8-4) others receiving votes
Arkansas (7-5) over #18 Virginia Tech (9-4)
#20 Florida (8-4) over #21 Iowa (8-4)
Northwestern (6-6) over #22 Pitt (8-4)
Wake Forest (6-6) over #23 Temple (10-3)
#24 Nebraska (9-3) over Tennessee (8-4) others receiving votes
South Carolina (6-6) over #25 South Florida (10-2)
Kentucky (7-5) over Georgia Tech (8-4) others receiving votes
South Alabama (6-6) over Air Force (9-3) others receiving votes
Kansas St. (8-4) over Texas A&M (8-4) Texas A&M has more votes
Minnesota (8-4) or Northern Illinois (5-7) over Washington St. (8-4) others receiving votes
Baylor (6-6) over Boise St. (10-2) others receiving votes
Louisiana Tech (8-5) over Navy (9-4) others receiving votes
Memphis (8-4) over Western Kentucky (10-3) others receiving votes
San Diego St. (10-3) over Houston (9-3) Houston is getting more votes

D. Cheer for BYU’s opponents. This helps SOS which helps our overall ranking.

Mississippi St. (5-7) over Miami OH (6-6)
Toledo (9-3) over App St. (9-3)


E. Root for the team with the inferior record.

TCU (6-6) over Georgia (7-5)
Ohio (8-5) over Troy (9-3)
Hawaii (6-7) over MTSU (8-4)
Colorado St. (7-5) over Idaho (8-4)
Central Michigan (6-6) over Tulsa (9-3)
Eastern Michigan (7-5) over Old Dominion (9-3)
Central Florida (6-6) over Arkansas St. (7-5)
UTSA (6-6) over New Mexico (8-4)
North Texas (5-7) over Army (7-5)

F. Root for the "outsider" in the NY6 bowl to ensure access for all non Power 5 teams.

#12 Western Michigan (13-0) over #8 Wisconsin (10-3)

G. It really doesn't matter

Southern Miss (6-6) vs. Louisiana Lafayette (6-6)
Maryland (6-6) vs. Boston College (6-6)
North Carolina St (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6)
#1 Alabama (13-0) vs. #4 Washington (12-1)
#2 Ohio St (11-1) vs. #3 Clemson (12-1)

If everything breaks right here's how the final AP top 25 may look:

#1 Alabama (15-0)
#2 Ohio St. (12-2)
#3 Clemson (12-2)
#4 Penn St. (12-2)
#5 Michigan (11-2)
#6 Washington (12-2)
#7 Oklahoma (11-2)
#8 Western Michigan (14-0)
#9 Colorado (11-3)
#10 West Virginia (11-2)
#11 Louisville (10-3)
#12 Stanford (10-3)
#13 USC (9-4)
#14 Wisconsin (10-4)
#15 Florida St. (9-4)
#16 Oklahoma St. (9-4)
#17 Florida (9-4)
#18 Nebraska (10-3)
#19 Virginia Tech (9-5)
#20 Kansas St. (9-4)
#21 LSU (7-5)
#22 Iowa (8-5)
#23 Pitt (8-5)
#24 SDSU (11-3)
#25 BYU (9-4)

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