By Stefan Anderson
Since the creation of BCS Championships, fans and teams have been fighting the current system that rewards teams for winning styles over winning, major conferences over mid majors and all the fine statistics that make teeth cringe. The BCS system has been denounced and now the College Football playoff has now begun…
Facing off in the inaugural football playoff will be
- Alabama vs. Ohio State
- Oregon vs. Florida State
The two matchups will be intriguing but the same issues are at place that were issues in years previous, someone who deserves in always left out the picture.
As some might suggest if a team loses one game that their chances are already flawed but with the current system but it’s all about who you play right ?
Oregon for example lost to Arizona early in the season but turned around their season and earned their revenge in the Pac-12 championship, defeating the Wildcats 51-13.
Ohio State jumped their way into the final four after their impressive win over Wisconsin with their 3rd string quarterback. But what happens to a TCU or Baylor, who posted their same record as the Buckeyes but failed to reach the playoff.
This case presents the same problem as with the BCS system.
Although Baylor lost to what would consider a weak West Virginia team, they beat TCU who made it to the weak West Virginia team, and they beat TCU who made it to the top 4 in the week previous. And what about TCU, who completed their season flawlessly over Iowa State and only had a loss, which was to a quality opponent, Baylor. But Ohio State loses to a mediocre Virginia Tech team and is rewarded with the birth in the playoff.
The system still shows a biased opinion.
Ohio State, Florida State, Oregon and Alabama have been featured in the National Championship 10 out of the last 15 contests and continue to show the favoritism of College Football’s point system. One thing I do give credit for is that we did not witness 2 of 4 teams represented by the “premier “conference, the SEC.
All the questions and different variations are always going to lead to the arguments that are going to sparked until the point system is corrected and they allow more teams to join the playoff. This is history in the making and is going to be something we will not forget.