Bill Hancock may blame the decline in the college football playoffs’ TV ratings at least partly on a “sophomore slump”, but the slump doesn’t extend to the most awesome part of the CFP.
There will again be six weeks of rankings during the season, the first on Nov. 1 and with the final poll coming out Dec. 4.
“That’s a good number,” said Hancock, noting the first ranking will be after the ninth week of the season and provide “plenty of games to evaluate.”
Hancock believes the CFP rankings have helped the regular season.
“I think we probably underestimated how much boost that would give to the regular season, as fans from around the country could now look around and see who they had to cheer for,” he said.
So you see, we were more excited about the chase to see which schools would be in the semi-finals than we were the semi-finals themselves. Boy, don’t I feel foolish now for ever having thought the regular season risked being diminished by an extended postseason.
I wonder how long it takes for him to come up with some of the crap he says.