There had already been movement toward tearing up the unpopular Bowl Championship Series, but the all-Southeastern Conference championship game was the final blow.
Give me excellence over access any day - even if that makes it hard for the general public and those of us in immersed in the college football world to define. Of course, both of those were in the CFP Championship Game. But the Buckeyes did win the Big Ten championship by beating previously unbeaten Wisconsin.
"It doesn't change my view that the present structure is best for college football", Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said during an interview with ESPN. After making the selection, CFP committee chairman Kirby Hocutt explained why Alabama got in.
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, an Akron native who has long supported the Buckeyes, understood the committee's decision on Sunday to leave the Big Ten champions out of the four-team playoff in favor of Oklahoma, Georgia, Clemson and Alabama. Going into the conference championship games, Alabama, fresh off a thorough 26-14 loss by rival Auburn, was ranked fifth and just on the outside looking in. Eventually, the compromise was to craft a protocol that emphasized conference championships, but not make them mandatory. And that is exactly what the Playoff Committee saw.
The Tide had been more consistent and lost just once.
Thus did Brown, that former lobbyist for his Texas team in 2008, when it beat Oklahoma but missed the BCS Championship Game because Oklahoma (uh-oh) won the conference, conduct this nutty huff Sunday afternoon, in protest: "Conference championships don't matter". Why not let the best teams in these conferences actually have a chance to play to find out?
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Since all these teams have strong resumes, another question in college football is being asked: should the college playoff be extended past 4 teams? The trio along with Ohio State have accounted for 11 of the 16 berths in the four years of the systems.
On the other hand, those Buckeyes - the ones with three solid wins - also lost by two scores to a playoff team at home and got smoked by 31 by an unranked Iowa. This is our livelihood.
Explaining the reasoning, Hocutt said that in comparing the teams, Alabama was unequivocally "better" than the others. "But does it impact our discussion in that room?" You're going to hear a ton about how this is the third straight year these teams will meet in the playoff, but that's a genuinely intriguing storyline that doesn't come along often. The latter would confirm the worst fears of those who love and appreciate the greatest three months in American sports - the college football season. Washington was 11th and unbeaten UCF was 12th. MI and Penn State lost New Year's Day Six bowls to FSU and USC, respectively. No. 7 Auburn, No. 3 Georgia vs.
"Look at how healthy the system is", Scott said. It also gives every team in the country a chance at the national championship when the season starts.
Clemson: With authority. The Tigers knew the ACC championship game against Miami served as basically a playoff quarterfinal; a win meant entering the playoff as the likely top seed, while a loss would have nearly certainly killed any shot of repeating as national champions.
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