Monday, October 29, 2018

The CFP is Completely Messed Up

I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of seeing the same eight teams in College Football knocking at the door to make the College Football playoff. It is just simply unfair that other teams like undefeated UCF out of the playoff.

The College Football committee has created a formula where the most popular schools get into the playoff. Hec, Alabama didn't even win their division last year and still got in.

I guess using Alabama is a bad example because they were one of the four best teams but I still can't figure out why they don't put more emphasis on winning their division. For instance, Wisconsin
seemed penalized for losing a Big 10 Title game last year after running the table and going 12-0.

If the Big 10 was ten teams would they have got snubbed? That would have been a very hard thing to imagine.

In the short infancy of the four team playoff format, we have witnessed that losing one game doesn't hurt your chances. Ohio State in 2014, Washington in 2016 and Alabama in 2017. If this is the case, there is no incentive to schedule tough games as Washington got in with a loss at home to USC one year with no key non conference wins.

If this is going to be the case, why play tough teams in Non conference. Ohio State will still get into the CFP this year if they win out this year despite a loss to below average Purdue.

If Michigan had played a bad non conference schedule this year they would be undefeated and ranked 4th in the country. So yet again, Michigan hurts themselves for playing a tough schedule.

SOS should matter but not if you can't even win your own division. UCF has no shot at the CFP despite the Nations longest winning streak.

The four best records should get in. SOS should be the tie breaker if records are equal cause if Wisconsin was an Independent school they would have had a undefeated season.

A conference loss should be worse than a Non conference loss to encourage high profile games in early September.

Also, conferences should be capped at 10 teams to avoid what happened last year.

The CFP Final 4 if the season ended today should be:

1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Notre Dame
4. UCF

Missed Cut:
5. Michigan
6. Oklahoma

Things get interesting if LSU beats Alabama this week on CBS.

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