The NCAA Basketball tournament has me even more convinced that NCAA football needs a playoff system. The President wants one and the godfather of football Joe Paterno sees its benefit as well. If they are like me, they love to see people play it out and settle things on the field or court. I understand that football is physical and that adding games may be detrimental but there are plenty of alternatives that schools can take since most of them end up playing about 14 games per year anyways.
Watching lower seeds play some bigger schools rarely happens in college football. College football is based on parity and for the most part, schools shy away from lower level opponents who might possibly embarrass them on the gridiron. We have all heard stories of schools and teams who refuse to play each other in their own home state. If there was a real playoff system in place in division I college football, this thing could get very interesting.
Think about it, right now we have a system in place that brings the coaches votes, the press votes, and computer votes to a logic that no one understands. Let’s make that system even simpler. Let’s leave FCS the way it is but let’s modify the FBS system. Set up a 16 team playoff system. Put together a selection committee like basketball. Wait until everyone finishes their conference championship games.