We may be on the verge of a message from the Big Ten to play a shortened season (hopefully). As soon as it is announced, all eyes will be on the schedule and which teams will play and how, if at all, this may affect the playoffs of College Football. Even with the season, it may be a little too late, or it may not be.
Nobody really knows.
The questions about the playoffs will certainly come to the fore, if in fact the Big Ten play a season. Will the commission use their stated goal to include the top four teams and allow a team from the Big Ten, even with fewer games played than other schools? The answer will probably not be easy.
Let the madness come.
If the Buckeyes really run the table in the short season and look really impressive, then the argument for placing them can be shortened by the previous comments of the commission for placing the four best teams. However, they have an easy answer they do not face the same amount of games as anyone else.
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Let’s say the season starts on October 17th.
Would this allow B1G to have enough time to take a team to CFP? @PeteThamel thinks so.
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For example, if Oklahoma runs the table in the Big 12, LSU runs it in the SEC, and Clemson runs it in the ACC, that would probably be three of the four teams. Without the Pac-12 game, the only remaining Power Five conference is the Big Ten. However, if a team like BYU remains undefeated, it would be an interesting debate. Unless …
If the Buckeyes can control the table and blow everyone up while they do it, they can make a cold-blooded case that they are actually one of the best teams in college football. If the team of a group of five fights against a smaller opponent, this can open the door for Bucky to continue to sneak independently.
It’s crazy that the committee has to decide now as soon as the Big Ten announce that they are playing (we are still waiting). Until they play, there is no real question, but even in a shortened schedule there will be a little twisting of hands and gnashing of teeth for all this.
Let the madness begin.
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