Originally Posted by bcoop
They are bitching now. What's the difference?
The difference is, the BCS has a built in excuse. The top two teams play for the national championship, no ifs, ands or buts. If you are #9 or #10 in the rankings, you are so far out it isn't even a conversation. Now, give the top 8 teams a shot, the #9 and #10 teams have an argument that they should be given a shot.....especially since the polls are all fucked up most of the time anyway.
Like mentioned above, there is just no way to have a college football playoffs without turning the regular season into what NCAA basketball is. Nobody really gives a rats ass until March.
Sorry, win or lose, I would rather have the RRS mean something. You wouldn't get the same adulation if your team knocks off a top 5 ranked team knowing you just ruined their season with a major upset if that team would still be in the top 8 at the end of the year. You might not get a season like this one, with Tech going on a monster run to surprise everyone either.
If we had a top 8 playoff, would this game in Norman be as big? No, it wouldn't be because most likely, if Tech loses, they would stay in the top 8 and still have a shot. As it stands, if they lose, they might be out. Same with OU. They lose, they are really done. With an 8 team playoff, they might still be in it, rendering this game this weekend not as exciting.
Sorry, I love college football too much to see the great games get rendered meaningless. Why even have an SEC championship game between Fla and Alabama? Both would be in the Top 8 regardless. That is really taking away a hell of a game.
They playoffs sound like they make sense, but in reality, I don't think they do without completely ruining college football.