03 Nov 2005
How hard would it be to install a college football playoff? As our fellow FOXSports.com partners at College Football News point out, no team ranked lower than fourth before the bowl games has ever won the national championship. We're never going to end up in a situation where there are more than four unbeaten teams from the major conferences. So why not pit no. 1 against no. 4 and no. 2 against no. 3 in the bowl games, and then add one single game over winter break to determine the champion? CFN even goes back to past years to figure out which teams would have had a complaint if such a system had been in place, although they might have given a few too many fictional titles to USC.
Or, we could just choose the national champion using DVOA ratings, since as we all know, DVOA ratings are exactly like the BCS. (snicker)
62 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2005, 7:01pm by Zac
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?