To be clear I am not a fan of any of the teams that got slighted by the playoff committee, so this isn't about just being butt hurt.
With that being said, I'm boycotting the college football playoff this year for the reason that the committee put Alabama in over teams like USC and
I'm sick and tired of a small group of people deciding what should happen instead of going with what actually happened on the field. I mean, why do do
we even play the games if a committee is just going to go off what should happen on paper? That is not how sports work.
How in the hell does a team that couldn't even make it to their conference championship deserve to represent the 4 best teams in all of the FBS? It
makes no sense.
Also, teams like Central Florida should be in the playoff. Obviously not the way they have it set up now. I'm not an idiot, I realize that UCF likely
cannot compete with the elite of power 5 programs - but that begs the question, why are they even in the same division of football with those teams
Is there any other sport in the world other than college football where a team can go undefeated in the regular season, win their conference
championship game and not be allowed to play for the national title?
I'd say the system is broken, but it's not even that. The system is working perfectly as they want it to. Which is to keep the old guard big money
programs at the top and prevent the little guy upstart programs from threatening their cash cows. It's disgusting. And yet another microcosm of
everything that is wrong in the world today.
There needs to be a realignment of all the divisions and conferences. If you want to play on the power 5 level, you agree to be a part of a
conference. Inside each of those conferences teams are split into 2 divisions. Then it is simple, you win your division, you play the winner of the
other division within your conference for the championship. Then you take all the conference champions, expand it to an actual playoff and all the
conference champions across the country play each other for the right to be called the national championships. End of the problem. No more whining.
You want to play for a national title, win your damn conference. Get rid of all the polls, and money and manipulation and just play for football. For
edit on 3-12-2017 by sooth because: (no reason given)