Georgia Football

No, These Are Not the Top Four Teams

December 2, 2018

ATHENS - Life and sports are not fair - I’ve leaned that in painful ways over the last four decades. 

Fairness is one thing - clarity is another. 

Nothing about the College Football Playoff is clear to me right now. Is this about getting the best four teams in the country in? Is this about getting conference champions into the playoff? Is this about adhering to the old traditions we were trying so hard to get a way from after 2011 Alabama-LSU?

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I’m asking because I’m very unclear about what the perimeters for what we are doing here.

If this is about being a conference champion why was Alabama allowed in a season ago? Why would Notre Dame, who can never win a conference title, be allowed in now? Also, are we really going to act like all of these conferences are created equally?

Is this only talking about the negatives? Georgia has its two losses, but serious question: how many losses would Clemson, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Ohio State have with the schedule Georgia played?

Would they have the wins Georgia has, and by the amount they won those game? If this is only about about avoiding losses, then Georgia is in the wrong conference. Georgia’s two losses are to No. 1 and No. 10. They have wins over No. 24, No. 15 and No. 9. 

Are we really going to say that Notre Dame, a team that struggled to survive Ball State, Vanderbilt, USC and Pitt, is one of the best teams in the country? Oklahoma has beaten every team it has played, but hasn’t played a top-ten team this year. Clemson’s most difficult game was No. 19 Texas A&M. 

Ohio State? Please - you got beat by 29 at 6-6 Purdue. Next. 

Again… is this about the best four teams? If it is there can’t be SEC bias… that is to say there shouldn’t be bias against the best conference in the country. If this is only that the SEC Champion can play in the CFP let’s say that and move on. If this is about the best four teams the committee got it wrong.

Tags: Football, 2018
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