Saturday, August 16, 2014

College Football Protocol Released,…..

Train Wreck Two_0

The College Football Playoff group has released its final protocoll for the Selection Committee, which includes the process to determine who will play in the College Football Playoff. The mission of the committee, the list reads, is to "select the best teams, rank the teams for inclusion in the playoff and selected other bowl games and then assign the teams to sites."

Principles.  The committee will select the teams using a process that distinguishes among otherwise comparable teams by considering:

Conference championships won,

Strength of schedule,

Head-to-head competition,

Comparative outcomes of common opponents (without incenting margin of victory), and,

Other relevant factors such as key injuries that may have affected a team’s performance during the season or likely will affect its postseason performance.

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I’ve got to agree with the photo above. This is a train wreck waiting to happen. Anytime you have humans involved in a selection process there is room for error. The old BCS formula worked and using that format, you could have still used the top 4 teams. Now, what is there to stop some booster whose team is ranked number 5 to pad the pocket of a committee member. I just see this format failing and most likely being tweaked at the end of the year by possibly adding 4 more teams to the playoffs.

To even consider how an injured player might affect his team in the playoffs is insane.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a bad idea. On the other hand, I find the interminable procession of minor bowls to be stultifying. What next? The Wonderbra Bowl?

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