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Pretty interesting article on the selection process. http://m.si.com/455128/college-playoff/567b6a92/
Vince Lombardi was asked how it felt to have the best football team in the world. He replied, I don't know. We haven't played Alabama yet.
i do think a 4-team playoff is the right call, even for this year. i don't think you can really say that we're more deserving than florida. they should have a shot. you can definitely see that an SEC championship game this year would hurt us in a playoff. i agree we're looking at a 6-team playoff pretty soon, where the top 2 seeds get a bye. my only concern in all of this is mounting injuries caused by playing these intense games.
Well, imagine there was a playoff this year, the loser of Alabama-Georgia would be out -- I think that's pretty obvious. I'd like to think the committee wouldn't pair the SEC Champion against Florida, and put them in different games, but it would still be Notre Dame, SEC Champion, Florida and Oregon.
Kansas State would be screaming all the way to whatever bowl it played.
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Disaster waiting to happen. They should keep the polls and take the top 4. A "committee" will screw this up.
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I'm not convinced the committee would screw it up...but it depends on who is on the committee. In a format where the SEC rep couldn't discuss the SEC teams, the group still came extremely close to putting three SEC teams in the playoff.
After losing to Baylor I doubt anyone would listen.
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But do you really want to leave it up to a few as*holes? What if they decide to give conference championships more weight? What if they decide its unfair for a 1 loss Bama to get in again over a 1 loss OKSt because they didn't even win their division? What if T.Boone Pickens buys the SOB's? Even with his money he can't buy enough AP pollsters or coaches poll to make a difference without a leak. But he could buy a few committee members. I HATE the idea of a committee. Its bad stuff. Can you think of 1 time the BCS didn't get the NC game right?
Just like anything it will work out. Some teams will bitch & moan. But in the end I feel it will be fair. Because I think it will be obvious if a bias occurs. & if it does occur. I think it won't be allowed to be made a pattern. Too much money on the line.
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