ACC coaches are in favor of having the coaches’ poll be a part of the criteria used by the selection committee to determine the four teams in the College Football Playoff.
I can’t think of any single step the BCS poobahs could take that would more effectively undermine the new playoffs than to let the Coaches Poll back in the door. And, yes, I say that recognizing that a few changes are being proposed.
Duke coach David Cutcliffe, serving as league coaches’ chair, told ESPN.com on Wednesday during the league’s spring meetings that his group also is in favor of having every single coach have a vote in the poll and complete transparency in the voting. They also favor doing away with a preseason poll and releasing their first poll at some point during the season — much in the way the BCS standings are released.
Whoop-dee-do. The conflicts of interest and bias will still be there. And giving every single coach a vote means there will be that many more coaches handing off the job to somebody else to complete.
It’s a bad idea. I just hope it’s a nonstarter, too.