to still get in, a loss to Georgia on Saturday eliminates Bama and it should. Frankly, the CFP having Bama at No. 3 after last weekend is an absolute joke. Apparently the whole "style points" argument is applicable to everyone but Bama.
I still maintain that UGa tanks on purpose and takes one for the league so the $EC gets to teams in the CFP.
The whole point is to get subjectivity out of it as much as possible. Barring total conference realignments and affiliations structured just for a playoff, which would probably never happen, the simple solution would be this: The playoff would consist of the 10 Div 1 conference champions, and 2 other teams that could be chosen by a committee, with preference given to division champs. Limit two teams from any one conference. Want to make the playoff? Win your conference. Don't like it because your team didn't win the conference, but you think your team is better than some teams that did win theirs and got in ahead of you? STF up and do better next year. Done.
Sure, you'd get a stinker every now and then that would get boat raced by an Alabama/Clemson/Ohio State, but deserving teams from recent years like Cincinatti, Coastal Carolina, Louisiana, Boise St., App St., etc, would also get their shot, while Money and the Media would not be able to pack the playoff with their favorites. It would finally be more about merit and integrity, and not money and hype.
I have been saying keep it at 4 since the beginning. Its not going to happen.. they are going to expand.. but the whole point of the playoff was that sometimes, you werent sure you got the right team ranked #2.. sometimes the #3 team was just as deserving. So by adding #3 & 4... you were sure you got two worthy teams in the NCG. No one ever thought "Yeah what about #11... they could beat #1 or #2!"
4 is the best way to go. We are just going to have a ton of nonsense.. a ton of blowouts and making the playoff is going to get tremendously watered down.
We have 2016-2021 CFP logos posted on the inside of our stadium. That is a big deal.
Now the team that finished 12th is going to get to do that?