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Monday, November 20, 2006

The best argument for a playoff

I've never been a playoff guy, and still am not, but the last three years have provided compelling reasons to support one. In '04, an average Oklahoma team that probably shouldn't've been ranked was voted into the NC game. Then, in the last two years, we've seen 3 #1 vs. #2 matchups. Two of them - last year's Rose Bowl and this past weekend's Michigan -tOSU game - have featured games in which the teams combined for an average of 80 points. 80 points is not a championship game. 80 points is a reflection of media bias. The system in I-A football is theoretically superior to March Madness or any such silliness, but we've now apparently found the 200 biggest idiots in the world to make the voting decisions.

2 Comments:

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Eric said...

On top of that...Florida gets criticized for not "winning with style", even though it will have faced 4 of the Top 16 in the BCS after Saturday...along with playing its two biggest rivals away from home.

Meanwhile, Michigan gets called "clearly, one of the 2 best teams in the country" for blowing away weak Big 10 teams and Notre Dame.

 
At 10:26 PM, Anonymous will said...

What would you guys think of a six-team playoff, with 1 and 2 receiving a bye? I don't think it would de-value the regular season as much as March Madness or the lower classifications do, plus it would reward 1 and 2 for outstanding regular seasons. Just add one extra game to the BCS, and you've got it.

I'd also like to do away with conference championship games. They're as meaningless as ZIP codes. Just saying.

wlh

 

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