Mark Bradley believes that the four-team playoff will usher in an era of two-loss teams having a shot at playing for a national title because that’s so 2007.
And it’s true that LSU won the MNC that season with two overtime losses on its résumé, but Bradley conveniently overlooks something. In the six years since, care to guess how many two-loss teams showed up in the top four of the BCS standings after the regular season ended? Zippo. Nada. In several of those seasons, in fact, there weren’t any two-loss teams in the top six (in 2009, the top four were all undefeated).
There’s a reason 2007 has the reputation it does as the wildest, wackiest college football season in recent memory. It’s an outlier, not a template.
Now, when the playoff expands to eight schools…