Originally Posted by alnorth
I think you misunderstood, I'm not saying that a playoff without a Big 12 team in it is unacceptable, obviously the Big 12 is going to have a bad year sometime, and the ACC cant be terrible every year. I'm saying that a playoff system that does not involve the Big 12 conference (or any of the other major conferences) is not possible.
I understand that, but that brings us back to the conference champion bit. Lets just use this year as a hypothetical. Lets also assume that Notre Dame is eligible, because we know they aren't getting left out.
Notre Dame gets a slot (ranked #1).
SEC champ gets a slot. (ranked #2)
Wild devil's advocate scenarios:
KSU loses to Texas, and OU wins the Big 12
Wisconsin beats Nebraska and wins the Big 10
UCLA beats Stanford and wins the PAC
Georgia Tech beats FSU to win the ACC
You really think that two out of UCLA, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, or Wisconsin get in over Oregon and Florida?
Oregon is 5th, and Florida is 6th. Oklahoma is 11th, UCLA is 12th, and Wisconsin and Georgia Tech don't get a single top 25 vote in any of the polls.
Why would the SEC let something like that happen when they are squirting ropes all over the current system?