If the college football playoff rankings have confused you up to now — and they haven’t made a lot of sense so you all should fall under this category — a new conspiracy theory from Fox Sports analyst Joel Klatt could shed some light on the bias of the committee.
As a guest on Colin Cowherd’s radio show yesterday, Klatt, a former superstar quarterback at Colorado, explained why he thinks the committee is ranking teams the way it has, so far. Without giving away anything, I’ll say this: It makes almost too much sense.
The numbers don’t lie, folks. You can harp on strength of schedule all you want, but there is no reason that Baylor, who has clearly passed the eye test, isn’t looked upon more favorably than Ohio State — when neither school has played anyone particularly significant up to this point in the season. And that takes a lot out of me to say, because I can’t stand Baylor.
How can it be that the disparity in the AP polls and the CFB rankings so blatantly favor schools from one part of the country over the other?
The answer is simple: Ratings.
College football fans love old school football conferences like the SEC, the ACC and the Big Ten. They couldn’t care less about Oklahoma State or Baylor or Utah. I’ll tell you what, if you dropped “State” from OSU and replaced Baylor with Texas, we wouldn’t be having this conversation right now — I guarantee that.
This isn’t all that much of a surprise, though. The CFB Playoff committee was always going to be corrupt, just like the BCS. This is no different. You just get an extra game.
I guess what I am really saying is this: Expand the playoff to eight teams or don’t call it a playoff..
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