- Mar 31, 2000
Respectfully - this is incorrect.I just find it funny how Alabama winning a title in 2011 caused the CFP to be created soon after and Alabama winning the title in 2020 seems to be speeding up the process on Playoff expansion. What's gonna happen when Alabama wins the title under an 8 team playoff?
The CFP came about because Congress got involved and they had to fear being sued for violating anti-trust laws and then taking some sort of externally imposed way of doing it. This came about because a bunch of pantywaists with no problems to solve otherwise (Joe Barton of TX and Orrin Hatch of Utah) began rattling the cage.
Hatch was from Utah and angry over their alleged "snub" in 2008; same with Barton over the alleged snub of Texas the same year. This and the Fiesta Bowl scandal caused it - not "two SEC teams in the championship."
Btw...just to show they could say "well, they had their say".....the playoff committee was actually proposed by the commissioner of the Mountain West Conference.