Besides money, I think it makes sense to go to 8 teams, could argue 12…but not necessary. To think that the NY6 bowls still have value is an antiquated belief.
Was the Dawgs season last year any different by losing the rosebowl? What matters is making the final four.
At this point we have a power 5 and only 4 teams make the playoff. So already a conference championship is meaningless for 1 conference and in some years 2 conference when they gift the SEC 2 teams.
Look at the lower tier, they go with a 16 team playoff, is that meaningless?
Look at basketball, baseball, volleyball, and most major college athletics. They all decide a championship through play, not a committee.
To say that things are special or different for D1 (or whatever it’s called now) is 1990’s thinking.
I’m 100% in support of expansion as it makes sense from a standpoint of teams scheduling more in season games of importance to increase their value to the committe. If you look at hoops, SOS is a key component to making the tourney.
Force the SEC to schedule harder games, make week 1-4 for most conferences of value vs scheduling an ABC schedule.
Winning your conference regardless of record should mean something because their are a million factors that reside in that conclusion. So what if Wisky or Virginia would have won…those are meaningless points.
I hate Oregon as the rest of you, but to not give them a chance is against all that is right in sports. Play the game, not the analytics.
Yes the B1G vs Pac12 Rosebowl would go by the waste side, but deciding things on the field should be the ultimate factor. With 130 plus teams, do we really get a true picture of who’s the best during the regular season?
I think it expands regardless of the traditionalist feelings, but I see it as something of the greater good and to add excitement to the end of the year.
I’d like to see a combination of home field and the existing bowls (NY6) to be the future. 8 (home field), final 4/2 (NY6 bowls)…and maybe Larry can negotiate a Championship in Shanghai or BEIJING.
Couldn’t disagree more.
Auto-bids do not make sense because conference quality and size varies too much.
The other sports are a lot different. What is done in basketball or volleyball has no bearing on college football.
Dude, the majority of SEC teams play the hardest schedules by far. Their 4th/5th best team beat the Pac-12 champ this year and last.
8 teams is going to reduce the excitement. Majority of extra playoff games in most seasons will be blowouts. In the process, you’ve destroyed the regular season. Those games will be less meaningful and draw less viewers and fans.
BTW, Oregon had its chance. They blew it against Auburn and then lost to a mediocre ASU team. Why in the hell should they get a shot at the NC? So we deserved a shot at the NC last year after 3 losses?