Sure, it’s an Eleven Warriors post, so naturally it’s going to take affront at how the selection committee weighs Ohio State’s worth, but after reading it…
So, with all of that in mind, I feel comfortable in saying that in my completely unbiased and objective opinion, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee is worthless. In fact, I believe that their vague, nebulous criteria is actually a step backwards from what we had in the poll-dominated eras of days gone by. Also, the ridiculous media availabilities that committee chair Rob Mullens subjects us to every Tuesday after the weekly rankings are revealed are doing them no favors, as they actually make the process look worse, and undermine what little credibility that the committee has.
Now, I have no problems with the current top four, or even the top five; those teams all seem like legitimate selections to occupy those spots, but when you get down to comparing No. 6 Oklahoma and the No. 10 Buckeyes, that’s when I start to question the methodology of the committee (and I’m not going to get into the absurdity of a two-loss LSU at No. 7).
… ask yourself if the problem with the CFP is over the size of the playoff field or if it’s over the subjective nature of the selection process itself.
Going to an eight-team field won’t calm the waters if things are left in the hands of the selection committee. In fact, there’s a legitimate argument to be made that, since it’s highly unusual in a given season for eight teams to have a valid claim to a national title game, the subjective hair-splitting for the last spots will actually serve to make things worse in that regard.
But, you do you, Cinderella.