Today, in death, taxes and mid-majors whining

Oh, look — another conference commissioner complaining about how unfair the system is.

American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco said the 13-member College Football Playoff selection committee has ranked the teams in his conference using a “double standard,” not just when measured against the Power 5 conferences but also the other Group of 5 leagues.

“Each time I’ve watched the release of the rankings, I’ve seen an unfortunate predictability, and why wouldn’t I be upset?” Aresco said Wednesday. “I’m not criticizing the committee personally, I’ve never done that, but what I’m doing is I’m trying to take the committee to task on their methodology and their conclusions. I want to point out the facts. My feeling is this conference has been undervalued and disrespected since the CFP began.”

Though I have to admit bitching about other mid-major conferences is a nice touch.

Look for this kind of stuff to intensify, if that’s at all possible, when the CFP expands to an eight-team field with a slot for the top Group of 5 school.  As we all know, bigger financial stakes bring out the best in college football.


Filed under It's Not Easy Being A Mid-Major

8 responses to “Today, in death, taxes and mid-majors whining

  1. Biggus Rickus

    When they expand to 8, I expect they’ll have a guaranteed slot for the highest ranked mid-major, perhaps with a caveat like a minimum ranking of 12th or something.


    • Macallanlover

      Exactly so, and why/how would anyone object? One spot reserved for them out of 8, if they are qualified, isn’t much to ask. It will quieten the noise and they will win a few games against the Big Boys. Going to be hard to win 3 straight, but I feel they are as competitive, and tested, as some of the Power 5 representatives have been. How can the games be any less competitive than some of what we have already seen from the ND and Big 14 entries? (Not wanting more of those type games by supporting this, but just pointing out that blowouts will occur with any method of selection.) I really like not having a barrier of entry for competitive teams.

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  2. Bill Glennon

    “Why wouldn’t I be upset?” –The zeitgiest of our present time.


  3. Mick Jagger

    Good point, Biggus

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  4. Texas Dawg

    The AAC commissioner complains about another mid major (Boise) being given more of the benefit of the doubt? Boise EARNED that respect by doing the old FSU thing of playing anybody, anywhere, anytime. They are certainly looked at differently than say a UCF that whines and expects everyone to come to them.


  5. 4th & Kirby

    Who is the “American Athletic Conference”. I’ve never heard of her.


  6. [insert broken record gif here]