And now most games in college football mean absolutely nothing.
Yes you read that right. The new system the commissioners created just made most games meaningless. There will be arguments saying that the playoff is better than the BCS, and the “thought” of the playoff is great! It’s better than having the Coaches and Harris poll in the title system. But this is just as bad and will cause as much trouble as the BCS did.
If the commissioners agreed to have conference champions ONLY this would have been perfect. 5 teams, 5 conference champions (sorry Big East). Have the Big XII add 2 more schools and a title game and its essentially a 10 team tournament. You’d have 60 teams battling it out. That way you put more emphasis on the conference championship, the division title and championship game. Oh and the rest of each teams college season.
Now you’re going to have it cut down to about 15 with 1/3rd coming from the SEC. Sorry but it is. How is that good? The ACC pretty much has no games of meaning now.
This is what the protection of the Rose Bowl by the Pac-12 and Big Ten did. They could have fought hard for the conference champions only but wanted to also keep the Rose Bowl. Give a lot, take a little? They could have fought for on campus sites games that would have benefitted an economy in Columbus or Ann Arbor or Tallahassee. Nope, let’s throw more money in to the bowls.