The sport of Football is as American as the Red, White, and Blue, Apple Pie, and the A-10 Warthog. You would be hard pressed to find a true American patriot that didn’t enjoy the sight of hard hitting tackles and the Hail Mary.
It wasn’t until cry baby social justice warriors were given their platform in the NFL and millions of dollars a year to show off their true colors, which are their distain for the country that gives them their freedoms and the flag that that represents.
Because of the disrespect that Kaepernick and most of the NFL encourages to the flag and the country for which it stands, most conservatives have sworn off the NFL and to fill that void, have turned to College Football. Where the sport is pure, more competitive, and the crybaby snowflake culture has not had a chance to rear its ugly head.
Now, that being said, Today the College Football Playoff Rankings came out and there were a few surprises. Lets take a look.
#1- Clemson– The reigning national champions. At 12-1, they are the most well rounded team in the top 10. Their one loss coming to Syracuse who ended up last in the ACC Atlantic division.
#2- Oklahoma– a consistent football powerhouse led by Baker Mayfield, who is a strong contender for the Heisman this year. Their record of 12-1 comes from a loss at home to Iowa State, who ended 9-3 in the Big 12
#3– We have the SEC champions, the Georgia Bulldogs. Their one loss coming from Auburn in the second half of their season. They later faced off in the Conference championship and Prevailed, making the case that the Georgia Bulldogs have the best claim to the National Championship so far, if you believe the myth that the sec is the best conference in college football. Their only loss coming from the losing to the second place team in the SEC.
And coming in at #4 we have the perennial “of course they included them in the playoffs even when they didn’t win their conference” the Alabama Crimson Tide. Why is Alabama given the benefit of doubt when there are other national programs that are left with better records.
What is is with College football and their love affair with the SEC? Why do they have such an infatuation with Alabama football and Nick Saban?
Here is a list of all the conference champions that were left out of the playoffs.
Big Ten- Ohio State
Pac 12- USC Trojans
Mountain West- Boise State Broncos
Sun Belt-Troy/Appalachian State
Mid America- Toledo
Conference USA- FAU led by Lane Kiffin- Daniel Tosh’s long lost twin brother.
Why does a team that couldn’t even win their conference deserve to be in the same sentence as a national championship. A National championship means that they are the best team in college football. If the SEC determined that Alabama WAS NOT the best in their conference, how can they have a chance over other teams that DID win out in their conferences.
Why is Alabama ranked over Auburn who at least made it to their conference title game?
Why is Alabama ranked over Ohio State who WON their conference championship?
What about Wisconsin who made it to their conference title game and lost to Ohio State?
You can’t tell me that Alabama had a stronger schedule, playing teams like Colorado State and Mercer College.
How did this happen? Well it is the decision of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.
13 Men decide College Football Champions, where millions and millions of dollars are redistributed to the winners and the losers. 2 of those men are directly tied to the SEC, 2 more have strong ties to the SEC. 2 others have their teams in the Playoff.
We have a proposition for the NCAA and the College Football Playoff committee, we expand the playoff to all Division 1-A Conference Champions.
Why would this be an issue really? If you win your conference, you play conference champions to find the national champion?
You can determine seeding based on conference strength. We currently have 10 conferences plus the independent schools. That would mean The 10 conferences play and two wildcard teams determined by a selection committee. We then see who the victors are. The College football season ends too soon anyways. What is another 3 weeks? More money for schools.
This ensures a fair system no matter what. And avoids obvious favoritism by a selection committee putting two SEC teams in the championship playoffs. It removes human bias out of the equation. Why should the college football championship be based on the selection of 13 men? Why have we not put in place a fair system based on winning games? The answer is greed. Money. The SEC has a firm grasp on the college football system and does not want to relinquish control.
The only way to make this fair, is to include all conference champions and even include two wild card teams in the picture.
Do not ruin the sport any further with a bureaucratic system. Do not turn it into the NFL and alienate your fans. It will not end pretty for anyone.
What do you think? Will expansion of the playoff work?
Should conference champions have more of a right to a national championship?