Steelemas, nugget no. 1

Picked up my copy of the 2022 Preview yesterday, and as is my want, on the first day I just tend to wander randomly through the contents.  Here’s a factoid that caught my eye:

If the 12-team playoff was in effect back to 2014 then 14 teams in that 7-year span would have been in the playoffs with 3 losses.

But think of all the extra money the P5 would have taken in over that time!  Seems like a fair tradeoff, at least to Mickey.



Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Phil Steele Makes My Eyes Water

4 responses to “Steelemas, nugget no. 1

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    If they can let unranked 18-17 teams into the basketball tournament without blushing, they’ll let 3 loss teams into the football playoff. In some ways I’m surprised it’s taken so long.

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  2. Because winning the Poulan Weedeater Bowl should mean something. It’s only fair Cinderella.

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  3. uga97

    A little contradiction in Steele’s example because, if these 12 teams play a conference/superconference championship games which count as a quarter final playoff game, then that’s a 3rd loss.

    If the conf champ games don’t count as a playoff, then there is no guarantee that the 3 loss conf runner up teams get an invite over another 3 loss team.


  4. godawgs1701

    Jesus, how is 2014 SEVEN seasons and eight years ago…