Why are you bringing this crap up? I will put it this way, if OSU beats BU in the B12 championship game, they will probably be in the CFP. When UH beats Cincy, the one loss Bearcats will not be in the CFP. Actually, until I see it, I am not convinced that Cincy will be in the CFP even if they luck out against UH.
Regardless, we are going to a true Power 5 conference; why can’t you accept that and enjoy it? Of the P5 conferences, 2 may be left out of the CFP altogether, does that mean they aren’t P5 conferences?
No…but 3 of the 5 other Power Conferences have had at least 1 1 loss team ahead of Cincinnati. The Big 12 had MULTIPLE 1 loss teams and none were ever ahead of Cincinnati. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Baylor are having good seasons.
Im just stating how the committee views the Big 12 relative to an undefeated AAC team and relative to their ranking to the other power Conferences.
The Big Ten and SEC clearly have more clout than we will (or the Pac-12 or the ACC). The ACC had an undefeated team below Cincy IIRC. The one loss Pac-12 team that was highly ranked was downstream of the Big Ten (Ohio State in particular) because that was their quality win (it had nothing to do with the prestige of their own conference).
Honestly it’s about eyes on TV and people at game. Okie doesn’t bring anything. Cincy does because of the underdog thing and undefeated. Future B12 opponent. It wouldn’t affect them at all in 2 years. Just would make AAC work harder