Man, they've really created an exclusive club with this playoff. They make
it sound easy "just finish in the top 4", and yet when looking at the 14
final BCS polls...TCU would be the only "BCS Buster",
finishing 4th (2009) and 3rd (2011).Never seeing a BCS Bowl would
be:Utah - best finish was 6th (twice).Boise State - best finish was
6th.Notre Dame - best finish was 6th.BYU - best finish was 14th.8 out of 14 times a conference would have sent two teams to the
playoff.The Big 12 would have sent two teams 3 times. The mighty SEC
"only" 2 times.There is no longer a "consolation
prize" of getting to the Rose/Fiesta/Sugar/Orange bowls for almost
qualifying. Those bowls can return to picking their traditional match ups.
@SoonerUteYou are correct about this, it isn't really much of
an improvement, if it is an improvement at all. I would prefer the current
system remain over this one. Not much will change because of this, it will still
be the same 6-7 schools year in and year out with only a very occasional other
school, which will most likely be from the Big12 or SEC that just happened to
have their best season, like Auburn two years ago. I've laways
prefered the bowls over a playoff anyway but this so called "playoff" is
just a sham. When it grows to 16 teams it can then be considered real, but of
course that would destroy the bowls and that wouldn't be anywhere near as
enjoyable, at least in my opinion. I look forward to spending about 3 weeks
watching bowls games every holiday season. I watch all of them I possibly can.
The thing I like about them is that half of the teams end their season on a win
and they put everything they have into that one game.I'll miss
that if it eventually goes away.
I know what you mean Duckhunter. My favorite part about bowl season is watching
a game between two teams that have never met. That started to go away with
automatic bowl tie-ins. I'm sure the people of Miami got tired of the
Orange Bowl when they'd either see Big 8 champion Oklahoma or Nebraska year
after year.Larry Scott thinks this will go for 10 years. That
depends how they split the money. The whole thing could crumble if a major
conference misses too many shares of the pie.This playoff won't
solve the National Champion question. Looking forward to the day when the AP
selects a champion that wasn't in the BCS playoff...
Duc,You fail to understand the purpose. The 4 team selection is to
identify the four best teams worthy of a national championship. This is not
about NCAA 'march madness" in which Alcorn St or Byu have a chance to
upset a proven program. I'm sorry but attempting to get another chance to
prove yourself in the playoffs isn't part of the equation.Earn
it during the regular season and everythig takes care of itself. Unfortunetly,
bYu doesn't have the schedule to prove it.