Wrap your brain around this comment from Stanford’s David Shaw:
“The one thing that I’ll say, and not that everybody needs to be a former coach or whatever, is I I would love for them to be able to watch the games and watch the teams and have discussions amongst themselves about who does what better than who else,” Shaw said. “Because it can’t come down to rankings, it can’t come down to stats, it can’t come down to things that come off a computer because otherwise we’ll just have a computer instead of a committee. There has to be some objective conversations about which are truly the four best teams.”
Here’s how Bobby Bowden describes taking an objective position:
What we won’t know until next January is whether the sitting athletic directors from the five major conferences, who called most of the shots in past BCS incarnations, will wield undue influence over this one.
”That’s another place I have problems,” Bowden noted. ”It’s just human nature to favor your team or your conference. If I were voting and it came down between Georgia and UCLA, I won’t lie, I’d vote for Georgia. I know the Georgia coach. He used to coach for me.”
Eh, what am I worrying about – it’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a sixteen-team playoff format.