I said the exact same thing - the Big 12 needs to add a conference championship game, have the five conference champs from the so-called "Power Five" conferences, one at-large conference champ based on rankings, and two "wild cards".Obviously an 8 team playoff cures all ills. Make it automatic for the conference winners (can still preserve conference championship games for the $$$), the top two best non-conference winners, and give the final spot to the best team in the rest of the conferences. It's not like the calendar doesn't have time for a quarter final, this could occur ~2 weeks after conference championship games in mid December (make it a home game for the top 4 teams), semis on their traditional dates then the final a week to ten days later. It's a money maker all around and it truly determines the champion under our current conference system.
I agree. I believe the only big 10 team to win a bowl so far this year is Wisconsin . PSU needs the win just to give credibility to the big 10 for next years rankings. Although the losses by Michigan and OSU could certainly affect how people rank big 10 teams next year.Well, great choices by the committee to pick Washington and Ohio State over Penn State.
I am not a die-hard PSU fan, but I think they would have given Bama a better game than Washington. The announcers so much as said that when playing the Tide, you gotta take shots down the field, and PSU does that well.
The Clemson game was a complete rout. Dabo had the Tigers ready to go. I thought OSU was over rated all year a bit, and with Michigan going down, and OSU going down, if USC hands it to PSU then it sure points to the Big Ten being way over rated. Conference has a lot of solid teams, but FSU taking down Michigan gives a lot of street cred to the ACC, not Big Ten, being the conference to threaten the SEC.
Watching the games, it looks like Bama/Clemson could be another classic. Certainly after last year's game Clemson might be the one team that isn't shaking in their shoes at the thought of playing Bama.