Projecting The College Football Playoff: Mississippi State, Florida State, Oregon and…

4 Teams? Who cares, let’s get to an 8 Team Playoff already…

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The College Football Playoff committee releases its initial Top 25 tonight. We have a few quibbles with this.

The committee itself is a cop out. The committee will use math, but not conclusive math. It will consider conference championships, but not mandate them. It will move away from flawed polls, but still decide by polling. It will have guidelines, but not specified ones that could force the committee’s hand. It will make a decision, but one that has no conclusive value. As with the BCS, it will only work when there is no decision to make.

Publishing weekly Top 25 polls is asinine. It is irrelevant to the task at hand. Who cares whether the committee thinks Alabama is better than Auburn in October? That will be settled for them on the field. It opens the process to criticism, criticism that will bully it toward prevailing public wisdom. The only purpose…

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