According to The Birmingham News, SEC commissioner Mike Slive opposes the only “conference champions” playoff proposal of his colleagues. (Yeah, this is really happening people…2014!!) Slive was a proponent of a college football playoff long before his cohorts, but seems to believe the proposal on the table would slight the SEC.
The rumored playoff would feature four teams, each conference champions, and the preliminary round played on campuses. Unless you’ve been living in Iran, or just came out of a 20 year coma, you’d know that this year’s champion, Alabama, was not the SEC champ. Under the proposed system, with the BCS guiding it, Alabama would have been left out in favor of 10th ranked Wisconsin. (Watches as nuke goes off in some people’s heads)…
The playoff would have looked like this:
Wisconsin @ LSU
Oregon @ Oklahoma State
If you’re curious. Wisconsin finished 10th in the BCS standings, with a loss against the 6-7 Ohio State Buckeyes. Why does a team from so low get in?
|2||Alabama||Sorry, but one loss seasons shouldn’t be rewarded under the playoff proposal|
|4||Stanford||Obvi, oh wait, you’re out too.|
|5||Oregon||Welcome aboard CONFERENCE CHAMP (nudges)|
|6||Arkansas||Out. You smell like a queef anyway|
|7||Boise State||TCU won this league, not that anyone cares.|
|8||Kansas State||Sorry we have one overrated Big 12 team|
|9||South Carolina||You probably shouldn’t be this high.|
|10||Wisconsin||Welcome aboard! You’re in because you won a shitty league! Punch is by the bathroom.|
Is this enough to shelve the playoff idea as a whole? Probably not. For the first time ever we have everyone on board (here’s looking at you Delany), and college football stands to rake in billions from the games.
And I can’t say I disagree with Slive. At least not under the current conference championship system. You can solve this problem rather quickly. Do away with divisions within conference. Pit the top two teams in your league together at your conference championship game. And winner gets in. Viola. Trey is a genius. Just get the dammit playoff done. Please.
Someone who doesn’t mind the BCS, but would ax a minor/non-vital appendage off for a playoff.
(H/T Birmingham News)