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IRVING For the first time, the Big 12 won’t have to worry about its College Football Playoff contenders not having a conference title game or a 13th data point for the selection committee to study.

The Big 12 restored its title game for the first time since the 2010 season and scheduled it for Dec. 2 at AT Stadium in Arlington. If the goal Wholesale NCAA Jerseys
is to enhance a playoff rsum, a championship game could help, CFP executive director Bill Hancock said Tuesday at the organization’s annual meetings in Irving.

“Overall for them it is better. Having a championship game is better,” Hancock said of the Big 12. “I don’t think it makes the committee’s job any easier or harder.”

The Big 12 got introduced to selection committee reality in the 2014 season, the first year of the CFP. Baylor and TCU tied for the Big 12 title but were leapfrogged by Ohio State after the Buckeyes’ dominant Big Ten title game performance. The turn of events set off months of conference soul searching.

“I never thought the Big 12 was hurt in cheap college jerseys china particular by not having the game itself,” Hancock said. “What they were hurt by is their champion had one fewer game against a quality opponent. To me, that was the difference.

“Now for the sake of the Big 12 teams, it is better because they will have that one more game against a quality opponent.”

Hancock did add a word of caution. The championship game can hurt as well as help, as the Big 12 understands all too well.

“We all do realize they’re subject to an undefeated team losing in the championship game, as we all knew could happen and they proved could happen back in the BCS days,” Hancock said.

Briefly: Hancock said he didn’t know if the CFP will pursue bids this fall for the championship game in 2021 and beyond. “Our original sort of pie in the sky thought a couple of years ago was to start the process this fall and finish next spring,” Hancock said. “But we’re not wedded to that. It could start sooner or later.” . CFP chief financial officer Reid Sigmon is leaving to become executive associate athletic director at Tennessee. Sigmon had worked for new Tennessee AD John Currie at Kansas State.

SMU sees big fall in preseason rankings



CBS’s Matt Norlander took the trouble to rank all 351 Division I basketball programs before the college hoops season starts. It’s a long read but a good way to get yourself ready for the college basketball season that starts next month.

Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, defending champions Villanova and Xavier fill out the top five. The highest ranked local team is Texas at No. 17. Norlander noted that he ranked the Longhorns higher than most will in the preseason because of his high expectations for sophomores Kerwin Roach and Tevin Mack and freshman Jarrett Allen.

“This is a projection on how we think the sport shakes out, so cheap college football jerseys from china while Texas won’t be a top 20 team in November, by the time Shaka (Smart) molds these guys in February, we think UT will be contending for a No. 4/5 seed,” Norlander wrote.

Texas A was the next local school on the list, coming in at NCAA Jerseys China
No. 28, though Norlander wrote that he might be being generous with the Aggies given the loss of four starters. Hogg will probably average 14 points, but overall, the Aggies need to overcome losing four starters and still keep pace with a top 10 defense. A tough ask,” the CBS analyst wrote.

The next local school was No. 35 Oklahoma, who Norlander thinks will survive the loss of Buddy Hield with big years from Khadeem Lattin and Jordan Woodard. Baylor soon followed at No. 40. Norlander wrote that while Johnathan Motley is an All Big 12 caliber player, the offense will still miss Taurean Prince and Rico Gathers this season.

Oklahoma State and Texas Tech were Nos. 47 and 50, respectively, as they go through their coaching changes.

SMU is another local team going through a coaching change with Larry Brown stepping away and Tim Jankovich taking over. The change caused Norlander to admittedly “settle” with the Mustangs at No. 56 despite the team being among the AP Top 25 for much of last season.

“They lose Nic Moore, he was a big piece. They still got plenty there and Tim Jankovich is a good coach (but) I just don’t see SMU as a top 50 team right now,” Norlander said in a video accompanying the rankings.