Cactus Jack wrote:
Bulltalk wrote:The committee got it right except for one thing. Washington should have been ranked the #2 seed, or the #3 seed at the very least. Ohio State should have been the #4 seed, as a bow to the fact that they didn't win their conference even though they played a strong schedule, had only one loss, and were clearly one of the four best teams.
Penn State fans and Big Ten fans can quit their whining. Penn State is fortunate to being playing in the Rose Bowl, the oldest, most illustrious bowl of them all. It is there that they will get squashed by USC and end any lingering doubts that they should have been in the playoff.
I was hoping the committee would follow this thinking. At the same time, I do feel for Penn State & their fans. All 5 major conference champs should automatically qualify. Include 8 teams. Its that simple.
I think most fans in the know think the winner of each power 5 conference should automatically get in, and then 3 wild card teams. That way any team that doesn't make it from a power 5 conference as a wild card team knows that they could have made it if they had won their conference. No whining. Also gives a chance for one of the lesser conferences to put in a Cinderella team. What's more, it makes each regular season game, especially each conference game, just a little more meaningful.
But 8 should be the limit. 8 teams already would be taxing these college players, and possibly even be threatening a big pay day for some if they get injured. Maybe schools should have to take out insurance policies for their star players for this reason. Makes sense to me.
But I hear that this isn't going to happen for awhile. Has something to do with the Rose Bowl.