Expansion College Football Playoffs
The college football national championship is the highest level in the United
States. For years, two of the top rank team in the polls play for national
championship. It was that way until 2014 when the NCAA decides to have a
committee of 13 to choose the four best team to play in the first-ever playoff.
Winners of the top five power conference championship would be invited to play
in the playoff. But only four teams would be pick leave one conference out of
the playoffs for the national championship. With the win, your conference championship
has been a big part of who would play in the playoffs, until 2017 when Ohio
State won their conference but would be left out and not able to play for
national championship. In which Alabama, who did not win there conference
championship was picked to play for national championship. If the title is to
go to the team that has indeed distinguished itself from the others, how can we
stop at four this year? I’m on the record endorsing a potential expansion of an
eight-team playoff. Include the G5 conference champion and the highest rank independent
team. But knowing the FBS power structure, they wouldn’t include the G5 conference
with that here are my reason to go to the eight-team playoffs, with the five
power FBS conference championship and three at-large teams from the independent
and G5 conference. First, it gives’s teams who win their division conference to
have a chance at the national title, and it rewards the team from the independent,
G5 team’s for a chance at winning the title in which they would not ever have a
chance to win. Why just pay the team from the Five power conference of the FBS
and not recognize the other top conference. This team has the right to play for
the title just like the FBS power conference does. But like anything, there are
pro & cons to expanding the playoffs to eight teams. The BCS system in the
best interest of the athletes, fans, and sponsors because the bowl games
generate enormous profits for their schools and local economies, and almost always
have the two best teams playing for the national title.
“First the argument for”
Fans get to watch
the best eight teams play for the title.
“A 2007 Gallup
poll showed that 85% of college football fans supported a change to a playoff
system of some kind. 69% of fans surveyed preferred the idea of a playoff
tournament involving the top four, eight, or 16 teams to replace bowl games
while 16% favored a one-game playoff between the top teams emerging from bowl
that loses one or more game’s during the season is probably out of contention
for the National Champion, and if they win their conference championship might make
it under four-team playoff set up.
Every school in
division 1 should have an opportunity to earn a chance to make it in the
playoff picture, include the conference’s champion from the FBS since the BCS teams
are sure a bowl game.
Wetzel (2009), the BCS human polls are subject to bias which has cited as one
reason, the University of Utah was held out of the 2008 championship game. ”
The BCS rewards
undefeated BCS teams, so schools sometimes try to schedule games against weaker
opponents to protect their records. A playoff would remover the easy schedule
and make the championship solely on performance.
BCS ranking could
still be used to choose up to 4, 8, 12, or 16 teams, depending on how the
playoff games would be set up. That way every game during the regular season
would still be ad important as under the current systems.
determine the national champions in other major college sports. Even the 140
plus football teams of the NCAA’s FCS (formerly known as Division I-AA) compete
I a 16-team tournament. The only reason that BCS is still controlling the
football post-season is that the system has become entrenched.