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New details today on the selection process for the 4-team college football playoff:
The thing that caught my eye was this:
"In ranking the teams, the committee will consider...whether teams lost games because of injuries to key players."
Wow. It was already going to be hard enough for a committee to pick a #4 team over a #5 team, but they've just added another highly subjective element with the injury component. By this logic, UT should be able to claim the 2009 national championship because Colt got hurt.
Can't wait for some 2-loss SEC team to grab the #4 slot because their #2 receiver was hurt during one of those tough, tough SEC contests.
This new playoff could be an ever bigger trainwreck than the BCS.
That's just sad.
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all SEC all the time. Dodds should have jumped first to SEC and locked aggies out. Can you imagine the horror if that were true. Get ready for it. I predict you will see 3 SEC teams in the 4 team playoff. Remember this year, Georgia - Florida - Alabama were in the Top 6 heading into the final weekend. Georgia could make it because of poor clock management.
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I read the article but I must be dense...what happens to the Big XII and SEC teams that qualify for the new "Champions Bowl" (the Sugar Bowl) in the years when the Sugar Bowl game is one of the national semi-final games? Where does the Big XII-SEC bowl game get played that year? Since the Sugar Bowl will be a national semi-final game every 3 years...
I think the more likely scenario is undeserving teams from weak conferences getting into the 4-team playoff. Personally, I see Ohio State and Notre Dame getting in most every year based on an 11-1 (or 12-0) schedule, even though we all realize that neither team could win 10 games in the SEC. Heck, I think Bama, Florida, Georgia, A&M, and LSU would've beaten the 12-0 Ohio State or the 12-0 ND team from last season.
I think the SEC sometimes DESERVES to have 3 teams represented in the top 4 teams in college football, but I'll bet that more often an undefeated Ohio State / ND will get a shot when they woudln't have finished in the top 4 in the SEC alone.
On the positive side, with this subjective approach, it shouldn't take too long before there's a public hue and cry for an 8-team, clearly OBJECTIVE criteria for the College Football Playoffs. I'd give it 5 years.
Once the 8-team, objective approach is in place, then you'll get the 4 super conferences of 16 teams each, and the divisional champions will make up the 8 teams. Screw the mid majors.
Yet another reason to keep the BCS system. I know it's not a popular opinion, but I like the BCS.
This post was edited by TexShoe 17 months ago
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I think this will just speed up the process for only allowing conference champions to make the playoffs. Because at some pint there will two SEC teams playing for a third time. Had Alabama and LSU been in different divisions two years ago, I believe both make the final four.
you said the key word for why the playoff sucks. You think.
One of the articles I read, I think it was from Ubben, said that none of the polls or computer rankings would be looked at by the selection committee.
Make it 16 teams, 10 conference champions, and 6 WC teams. At least a good portion of the subjective is taken out of the decisions.
It's got to be headed that way. More teams, not fewer.
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