at should benefit LSU greatly...
As long as the format stays true to it's intent, best 4 teams in the playoff
this is the heart of the matter. who says the INTENT is to put the best 4 teams in the playoff?
and WHO defines BEST?
i am extremely skeptical of this new format. the nation rejected the BEST 2 provided by the BCS format and i believed that format did the best job possible. that's why alabama got a rematch. well, that rematch pissed off the non sec people and the playoff got legs.
i think it a naive notion that the best 4 will emerge. it will be the "committee" that decides the best 4, not the polls of thousands and thousands of informed voters. guess what? we are going to get a "balanced" plate of 4 teams; one from each super conference with the occassional team not in the super conference so as to avoid lawsuits.
i firmly believe this system will be nothing but a political exercise with the occasional socialistic flare. the BEST teams will be from disperse regions. the TV will love it (not to mention they will be very influential).
so much crap is gonna be raised the number of teams will quickly be change to 8.
welcome to America. the land of the commercial. the land of "fairness". the land of diversity. the land of the underdog. the land of the lowest common denominator.
oh, and MERRY CHRISTMAS. (the playoffs will still be fun even though LSU will be left out unless we are undefeated. we will be able to see the pac10, the big10 the sec and one other play each other every year.