College Football Playoff: About Time

College Football Playoff: About Time

Eleven Conference Commissioners agreed this past Tuesday on a four team playoff in College Football D-1 which begins in 2014. This historic decision changes the landscape of College Football. For the first time in history, there will be a playoff that determines the National Champion. For years there has been many debates surrounding who should play for a National Championship. With this decision, it solves most of the controversy surrounding the sport. In the words of the great LeBron James, It’s about damn time.

With the four team playoff, it will reward the teams that may have one lost who thought they deserved a chance at the title. I can only remember a hand full of years that there were minimum controversies about who should play in the Championship Game. One that comes to mind is the Vince Young led Texas Longhorns against Reggie Bush and the USC Trojans. It made no sense that it took this long for a playoff system to be put in place. In recent years, teams like Boise State and other small conference teams never had a real chance at a title because of the strength of schedule. Now anything goes as long as you’re one of the top four teams in the country. When the BCS system was introduced, it only created more problems and didn’t give us fans what we wanted. All the Commissioners wanted was more money for their schools. Every decision is made to increase the dollar value to each school. Even the decision to now create a playoff system still has money implications with them but at least it gives us fans what we want and that is a playoff.

Even though this may be the greatest news in College Football in recent years, it still may not stop all controversy. With the four teams in the playoffs, you will now start seeing the teams in the upper end of the top ten complaining about not having the opportunity to play in the playoffs. Those teams will say that they deserve to be in the top four. No matter what, you’re not going to please everyone. This playoff system is actually perfect. Having more than four teams takes away the drama that is created during the regular season. Let the best four teams decide who’s the best in the country is. I guess we will see in 2014.

What do you think about the new playoff system?

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