Alright SEC haters, I’m not obsessed with any team from the SEC but you have to give credit where it is due. When all that matters are championships, the SEC has formed it’s own dynasty winning the last seven BCS title games. (For you Buckeye lovers), you are delusional if you think they would have touched ‘Bama last night. Undefeated or not. Alabama is on a level of their own and should be the preseason #1. What fans of other conferences have to worry about is the selection process for the playoff system after the 2014 season concludes.
An abundance of strong SEC teams could lead to a four team playoff with two or maybe even three teams from the power conference. BCS executive director Bill Hancock told reporters in Miami that there will be no limit to the number of teams from a particular conference in the new four-team playoff format. You have to consider at least Texas A&M with Johnny Manziel for the 2015 playoffs. He’ll only be a Junior. If the Crimson Tide continue with more of the same under Nick Saban, you could see at least two SEC teams in the playoffs. My point is, the SEC being a traditionally strong conference, easily catches the eye of the selection committee.
This leads to another discussion. Is a four team playoff not enough? Should it expand to 8, 12, or even 16? From talking to other college football fans, most of them hope the playoffs get expanded sometime in the near future. There will be plenty of teams who feel like they got the short end of the stick when they are left out of the playoffs and fans who will be irate.
Would you like to see the college football playoff system expanded? To how many? Do you worry about the selection committee favoring SEC play? Let me know what you think. These are just my views.