Originally Posted by patteeu
The decision for how conference champions are determined should be left to each conference. They don't have to all do it the same way. As long as rules are in place to determine the champion based on the play on the field, the subjective element is unnecessary and IMO undesirable.
Why should conferences have any say in the matter. Conference championships and national championships use entirely different metrics. They are distinct entities unto themselves, and one should not be used as a qualification for the other at the exclusion of all else.