The Pi-Rate Ratings

January 1, 2012

2011-12 NCAA Simulated Football Playoffs–Semifinal Round

The Road To Simper Bowl V

The semifinal round of the PiRate Ratings Computer Simulated College Football Playoffs was simulated Friday, December 30, and the results and statistics are listed below.

 

For those of you new to this experiment, here is how the PiRates conduct this simulated National Championship playoff:

 

The champions of the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC receive automatic bids.

 

Any other conference champion that finishes in the top 12 of the BCS rankings also receives an automatic bid.

 

After these two rules have been applied, at-large invitations are extended to the number of teams needed to complete a 12-team tournament, based on BCS ranking.

 

Our 12-team tournament gives the top four BCS-ranked teams a bye, while teams seeded 5-12 play in the opening round. 

 

The Dandy Dozen For This Season Are:

Automatic Bids

ACC Champion: Clemson 10-3  BCS #15

Big East Champion: West Virginia 9-3   BCS #23

Big Ten Champion: Wisconsin 11-2   BCS # 10

Big 12 Champion: Oklahoma State 11-1   BCS #3

Pac-12 Champion: Oregon 11-2   BCS #5

SEC Champion: L S U 13-0   BCS #1

 

Other Qualifying Conference Champions

No other conference champions finished in the BCS top 12.

 

At-large Bids (6)

BCS #2: Alabama 11-1

BCS #4: Stanford 11-1

BCS #6: Arkansas 10-2

BCS #7: Boise State 11-1

BCS #8: Kansas State 10-2

BCS #9: South Carolina 10-2

 

The Opening Round Results

Kansas State 30  South Carolina 20

Oregon 41  West Virginia 17

Wisconsin 38  Boise State 26

Clemson 50  Arkansas 44 3ot

The Elite 8 Results

L S U  44  Kansas State  16

Oregon 38  Stanford 27

Wisconsin 24  Alabama 19

Oklahoma State 44  Clemson 20

 

The Final Four

Oregon at LSU

Wisconsin at Oklahoma State

 

The Results

Oregon 39  L S U 34

 

LSU

Team

Ore

 

 

 

19

FD

20

 

 

 

45-166

Rush

49-260

 

 

 

179

Passing

181

 

 

 

16-28-2

Passes

10-17-0

 

 

 

73

Plays

66

 

 

 

345

Tot Yds

441

 

 

 

5-116

KR

4-107

 

 

 

1-34

PR

3-23

 

 

 

0-0

Int Ret

2-76

 

 

 

1-0

Fum-Lst

2-0

 

 

 

7-57

Pen

5-35

 

 

 

5-42.6

Punt

3-29.3

 

 

 

32:11

Time

27:49

 

 

 

1-4

Sacks

3-22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team

1

2

3

4

Final

LSU

7

3

10

14

34

Ore

15

14

7

3

39

Summary

The Ducks Struck early when LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson’s
first pass was batted at the line of scrimmage and intercepted by
Oregon linebacker Josh Kaddu and returned for a touchdown.
LaMichael James broke loose for a 53-yard touchdown run to give
the Ducks a 15-0 lead 10 minutes into the game.
After Jefferson was benched in the third quarter following his
second interception of the game, Jarrett Lee brought LSU back
within striking distance, but a final drive was squashed at the OU
19-yard line when Lee’s pass to the end zone was batted away by
John Boyett.
James rushed for 143 yards and quarterback Darron Thomas
rushed for one score and passed for two others.

 

Wisconsin 41  Oklahoma State 38

 

OSU

Team

Wis

 

 

 

26

FD

22

 

 

 

34-156

Rush

45-261

 

 

 

254

Passing

232

 

 

 

24-41-1

Passes

19-26-0

 

 

 

75

Plays

71

 

 

 

410

Tot Yds

493

 

 

 

4-83

KR

5-106

 

 

 

3-19

PR

2-22

 

 

 

0-0

Int Ret

1-13

 

 

 

2-1

Fum-Lst

1-0

 

 

 

11-100

Pen

3-20

 

 

 

4-40.0

Punt

4-41.8

 

 

 

28:47

Time

31:13

 

 

 

0-0

Sacks

4-25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team

1

2

3

4

Final

OSU

10

14

14

0

38

Wis

6

6

21

8

41

Summary

Wisconsin rallied from a 38-19 deficit with three touchdowns in the
last 21 minutes of the game.  Russell Wilson ran 32 yards for the
first of these scores.  Then, the Badgers recovered an onside kick
and relied on a trick play to score.  Montee Ball threw a halfback
pass to Nick Toon for 48 yards and a touchdown.
UW completed the comeback with a 14-play, 82-yard touchdown
drive culminated by James White’s three-yard plunge.
The drive ate more than seven minutes off the clock leaving
Oklahoma State just 1:18 to try to get into field goal range.
Brandon Weeden completed three passes for 46 yards, but Quinn
Sharp’s 51-yard FG attempt on the final play was short.

 

Championship Game Set

Join us Friday afternoon, January 6, 2012, for Simper Bowl V, as the Oregon Ducks and Wisconsin Badgers face off at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.  This marks the second time that the computer simulated National Championship Game has featured teams actually squaring off in a bowl.

 

On Monday, January 9, 2012, we will reveal the results of 100 simulations of the BCS’s mythical national title game between L S U and Alabama.

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