I am not a proponent of a playoff in college football.
I feel this way for a number of different reasons, but my key reason is this: Playoff proponents hate the BCS and the bowls because they are “unfair”, yet there has never been a playoff proposal that is “fair”. They are subjective on who gets in and who gets left out, they do not always reward conference championships, providing equal footing for all teams.
So I decided to find a fair way to do a playoff – one that addresses some of the core feelings of the playoff and anti-playoff crowds. Namely:
- The regular season and results on the field, need to matter
- You cannot play for the championship if you do not win your conference.
- All teams need to have a clear path to a championship – no haves and have-nots
Accomplishing these goals is not an easy task. But I have done it. That is the good news.
The bad news? Well, that really depends on your point of view. Let’s just say that creating a “fair” system meant blowing up almost everything that is in place today. And I mean everything. Quite frankly, that is both good and bad.