Nick Saban defends a college football playoff format with the four highest ranked teams because there isn’t sufficient parity between the conferences. He’s right about that. But here’s the part of what he had to say that I found interesting:
Saban also used parallels with the NFL’s and college basketball’s respective playoff models to defend his point…
“I think the same thing in basketball. Last year, Kentucky and North Carolina played early on and one of them beat the other. And nobody cared. Everybody’s looking forward to them playing again but in college football, if that happens, it’s like ‘How did this happen? This can’t be.'”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but that sounds like he just described college football’s meaningful regular season.