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needs gets no introduction. We’re live from the press box at Nippert Stadium with WVU officials mingling andÂ well aware of what’s at stake tonight. Kickoff is 80 minutes away, so why waste time on Saturday doing something that should have been done Friday. Onto the feedback!
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Is there any doubt that if everything breaks West Virginiaâ€™s way, Ohio State will still jump ahead of it and play in the national championship game?
There is absolutely (I would type that word in caps if I had no shame) no way that Kansas vs. West Virginia would ever be allowed to be the national championship game. If that did happen, then you can bet there will be a playoff system (where Ohio State, USC, Texas, and Florida State receive automatic bids and the other 120 teams play for an at large spot) next year.
Forgive the oxymoron, but this is a well-founded conspiracy. Imagine a scenario in which LSU loses somewhere along the line, Kansas beats Missouri and Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game and WVU wins out against ranked Cincinnati and UConn and still-dressing Pitt. The Jayhawks would be in the title game and the Mountaineers would seem to be most deserving of the other spot. Yet there might be a pandemic panic among the purists with votes who see The Ohio State at 10-1 and Big Ten champs andÂ instinctively vote them into the mix. I mean, it’s very possible.