“They’re an NCAA tournament team.”

Now I know this is a college football blog – but I can’t help but respond to some of the comments made in the reports of the Georgia men’s basketball team’s victory over Gonzaga yesterday.

I’ve posted a couple of times about the inevitable negative effect a large playoff tourney for D-1 football would have on the regular season and my Exhibit “A” is college basketball. All the reports cite this non-conference game as a big win for Georgia, because it’s a public step in reestablishing the credibility of the program. The question is, towards what?

Here’s your answer:

“Coach Few stresses every game we play, the NCAA tournament committee is going to look at it,” Raivio said. “Georgia will be a Top 25 team eventually. … They played like they wanted it more tonight.” [Emphasis added]

For basketball, the regular season has been reduced to a mere means to an end. College football doesn’t need to make the same mistake.

And since I’m on the topic of college basketball, doesn’t Greg Oden look like he’s about 32?

(Courtesy Darron Cummings/AP Photo)

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