Arda K wrote:I don't like your Oklahoma argument. By the way, Ohio State is awesome!!
OsuCavsfan103 wrote:Ohio State! Ohio State!
Alright, we're getting hung up on the Oklahoma thing. Let's forget about that one: I don't even like Oklahoma. Bad example. So let me try to speak your language here.
I think there should be an 8-team playoff. I think it's totally reasonable to leave a slot for a two-loss conference champion that played a brutal schedule...which is really really unlikely to happen with a 4-team playoff.
Suppose Ohio State loses twice this season, but beats Michigan (e.g., OSU loses @Wisco and then gets one more random loss somewhere in there). But Ohio State still wins the Big-10 East (Michigan also picks up another loss and OSU wins due to head-to-head), and then goes on to avenge the loss to Wisco in the conference championship game.
So Ohio State will have won a conference championship in a pretty tough conference, they'll have a solid strength of schedule, and they'll have taken some serious scalps along the way: Oklahoma, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nebraska/Michigan State.
Extremely likely they get blocked out of the 4-team playoff by, e.g., a one-loss Big-12 champion Baylor, who didn't play as tough a schedule. (Baylor?!? )
8-team playoff? Ohio State is in...as the 5-seed, and they get to take on 4-seed Baylor in round one to prove they belong.