NCAA Institutes Playoff

I know this is a little late but I’ve been busy and haven’t gotten around to mentioning it but I wanted to give my two cents.  Here are the details from ESPN.com (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8099187/ncaa-presidents-approve-four-team-college-football-playoff-beginning-2014)

A four-team playoff for college football has been formally approved by a presidential oversight committee, a dramatic change for the sport that will begin in 2014 and continue through the 2025 season. The four teams will be chosen by a selection committee, the semifinals will be held at current bowl sites and the national championship game will be awarded to the highest bidder.

Is this the best that they could have done?  4 teams?  That’s only two more teams than they had before.  It doesn’t seem all that much better.  I think that the NCAA needs to grow some balls and stand up to the big bowls and tell them they don’t care what they want and just implement the system that is best for college football.  The big bowls need to realize people don’t watch for the mystique and aura of the Orange Bowl et. al, they just want to sit and watch some good football on New Year’s weekend.  The most infuriating part is that if it was even only 8 teams I think I would have been satisfied.  This was the NCAA’s opportunity to show the big bowls their real place but they turned tail and bent over backwards for them.  Sure this is better than the current system but even with 4 teams someone is going to be left on the outside looking in.  I know that you could say that about any system but it sounds better when the 8th or 9th best teams gets left out instead of the 4th or 5th.  They can have a tournament and then do the big bowls separately and it wouldn’t make one shred of difference in terms or ratings and sponsorships.  Hopefully there is a clause that says that they can expand if they see fit between now and 2025 because this is a huge fail for the NCAA if they are locked into this format for the next 13 years.

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