You know, I thought it would take a few years for the debate over the fourth playoff slot to metastasize into a reason to grow the postseason. But I’m starting to think the whole Baylor-TCU debate could push that timetable up.
Baylor losing to Kansas State would make the matter moot, of course, but if the Bears win, it’s kind of hard to rebut the AD’s argument:
“If we can beat Kansas State, we’re 11-1, we’re Big 12 champions, we have the tiebreaker over TCU — despite the interesting discussion about that — and we feel like we’ll have three top-15 caliber wins, including a win over one of the other five top-six [teams],” said McCaw. “We feel our resume stacks up as strongly as anybody’s.”
Unless you’re Gary Patterson, who’s come up with the rationalization of the season.
“I would tell you the most even playing field was the West Virginia game,” said TCU’s Gary Patterson. “We both had to go there, we both had to play a team that’s tough to beat in Morgantown, and we were able to get it done.”
More relevant than head-to-head? My, that’s convenient for the coach who won there.
If Baylor beats KSU, it wouldn’t surprise me to hear the WWL spend more time chewing over the decision between the two than the rest of the field combined. And, guaranteed, Jeff Long will live up to being Jeff Long.