on the subject of playoffs, let me toss out a couple of thoughts I’ve had this morning about a four-team postseason in the context of 2009.
- Mike Slive’s “plus one”. I’ve got a real simple question here: has anybody thought about the pressure that would have been brought to bear to include Florida in the top four of the final regular season BCS rankings if that meant playing in a national semi-final championship game? (Which really means the pressure brought on the human voters in the polls, of course.) It would have been insane.
- BCS Guru’s “Playoff that works”. I posted favorably about his proposed format back in the spring. If it were in effect, we’d be preparing to watch Alabama host TCU and Texas host Cincinnati this weekend, with the winners playing in the national title game and the losers playing in BCS games in the first week of January. How much happier would you be with that?