I didn't say I supported a playoff, and I don't. I said I think the movement to change the BCS is in great part due to what happened with LSU and us this year. It's the playoff crowd wanting to change the BCS to make it more of a playoff. The fact we weren't "eliminated" from the BCS title game by our loss in BDS gets in the craw of these people. To some extent they have a point--LSU got no points for beating us at BDS, but....
you wanna know what I think? I like the old way of playing the bowls at New Years and then let the polls vote--makes the regular season count for almost everything. And remember, also, these are students--some of the players on the team when I was an undergrad were in my medical school class. A playoff really strings things out for them.
Except that LSU did get points for beating us in BDS. They got locked into the NC game, so much so that the SEC title game was rendered meaningless. It was widely believed that LSU could have lost to Georgia and still made the NC game. We had to sweat it out waiting to see if Oklahoma State would pass us, not LSU.
And so it is in any system. You'll have about 15 teams sitting on pins and needles before the basketball tournament is announced, and only about 5-7 will get chosen for those last spots. People go on and on about football being a popularity contest decided by polls. Well what is ncaa basketball, if not a popularity contest decided by a committee??? It's the same nonsense. All of it is. I've never heard such illogical self-service in all of my life until I've heard these sports writers and some fans drone on about a college football playoff. (I'm not talking about you, engl6914).