Given the controversy about which national titles UW should or should recognize )below) blog contributor jayjaydean wrote:
Hey Don -- if you are in favor of a playoff, how would you do it? Personally, I'd go with 20 teams - 11 conference champions and 9 at-large bids, pair off the lowest 8 teams to get to 16 and play it out from there. If Boise State or TCU or North Texas can build a team good enough to go 12-0 they should have a legit shot at the championship, and for all of the whining about how the student-athlete would be imposed on by a playoff like that, you are only talking about eight schools that would play more than one or two additional games (not to mention that they have playoffs at every other level of NCAA and NAIA football).
I'd much rather be arguing about which 9-3 or 8-4 team got left out than which 11-1 team is going to be denied a chance at the title. Who remembers the best team that didn't make the basketball tourney? We all remember Auburn not getting a shot despite being undefeated though.
I've moved the question up here into its own post, because I thought it would make a great discussion for all of us.