So I wasn't going to do a post on this tonight for what I think are pretty obvious reasons. But I couldn't help myself.
Baylor is #10 in the CFB Playoff Rankings released tonight, which are at the link below:
The reason this is important? It means we're not completely out of it. Sure, we lost one of our three big chances to make a statement (and one of those chances is about to be less big, as I'll mention below), but guess what we gained?
Jeff Long says the OU-Baylor game actually "validated the strength of Baylor," why they did not drop farther.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 18, 2015
THAT'S RIGHT, A QUALITY LOSS! Far from untested, unproven, and questioned as an undefeated team, Baylor is now tested, proven, and kinda less questioned but maybe not as a 1-loss team. It's the perfect scenario!*
*Other than winning, I guess, but maybe not.
In other CFB Playoff Rankings news, our friends the TCU Horned Frogs managed to flip our script to lose by winning, dropping 3 spots to #18 due to their game against Kansas. Long had the following to say:
Long on TCU falling three spots: "Those injuries resulted in the way they played. TCU has had only one significant test and they lost."— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 18, 2015
- Win out, emphatically.
- Ohio State wins out.
- ND loses to Stanford.
- OU loses to OSU.
You might include something about Alabama eviscerating Florida in there and/or winning out, or you could not. Did I miss anything?