From Michael Elkon today:
… One argument in favor of the way that championships are awarded in college football: the two best teams of the past decade were the ’01 Rams and the ’07 Patriots and neither team won the Super Bowl. In both instances, those teams lost the Super Bowl to opponents with demonstrably inferior records whom the ’01 Rams and ’07 Pats had beaten on the road during the regular season. It strains the meaning of “champion” to assign that title to the ’01 Patriots and ’07 Giants. I remain in favor of a small college football playoff; four teams would be good, six teams would be very good, and eight teams would be OK. However, we shouldn’t ignore the fact that the absence of the playoff reset button in college football is a good thing in a significant way.