So much to take away from this ESPN report about the playoff selection committee’s ranking plans:
- Seven weekly rankings, beginning October 28th – why? I have no idea.
- The committee will release a top 25 – why? I have no idea.
- The committee will meet in person, in Grapevine, Texas – why? I have no idea. (Okay, it’s a short drive from the airport.)
- There will be some sort of formal recusal policy announced – why, if the members are all people beyond reproach? I have no idea.
And Bill Hancock gives his blessing to Mike Slive (not that Slive needed it):
Two days after the SEC announced it will remain with an eight-game league schedule, instead of going to nine, Hancock said the selection committee won’t dictate how many conference games leagues play. The Big 12 and Pac-12 play nine league games, the Big Ten is moving to nine, and the ACC is considering going from eight to nine league games a year.
An eight- or nine-game league schedule “is not a big deal [for the selection committee], but strength of schedule is,” Hancock said.
You think the ACC heard that dog whistle?