The College Football Playoff Gets It Wrong Again

Alex Myers discusses why this flawed system made a mistake with this year's selections, and gives a betting lock.

Released on 12/3/2018

Transcript

00:00
So the college football playoff is set.
00:02
And as always everyone is happy
00:04
with the schools that got in.
00:06
Nope.
00:07
I wonder why this happens every year?
00:08
Could it possibly be that only four teams get in
00:11
and that there are five power conferences?
00:14
How did anyone think this was a good idea?
00:16
And that doesn't include Notre Dame.
00:18
Which basically counts as its own power conference
00:20
because they're too cool to join one.
00:22
The Fighting Irish could schedule 12 games
00:24
against high school teams, win them all,
00:26
and automatically get in.
00:27
Look, Notre Dame is obviously a good team
00:30
if it could into BB&T Field and win by 30.
00:33
You know, BB&T Field?
00:36
Home of the mighty Wake Forest Demon Deacons?
00:38
All kidding aside, my alma mater
00:40
is a decent football program on its way
00:42
to a third consecutive bowl game.
00:44
Go Deacs.
00:45
And the Fighting Irish beat us up pretty good.
00:47
But Clemson?
00:48
They beat us by 60.
00:50
So I'm not sure why odds makers only have Clemson favored
00:53
by 11 in that semi-final.
00:54
You want to pay for all your Christmas gifts?
00:56
Hammer the Tigers.
00:58
Then there's poor Central Florida,
01:00
who didn't even get considered by the committee
01:02
despite going 12 and 0 for a second consecutive season.
01:05
Not that it really matters to the Knights.
01:07
They'll just declare themselves co-national champs again.
01:11
I will say the four team playoff
01:12
is better than the former BCS system.
01:15
Which pitted only the top two teams
01:17
for a national championship.
01:18
And it's certainly better than the previous setup
01:20
where undefeated teams often didn't square off
01:23
because of certain bowl game allegiances.
01:25
And national titles were crowned strictly by the polls.
01:28
Sorry Penn State in 1994.
01:30
Actually not sorry Penn State in 1994.
01:34
That title would've been stripped anyway.
01:37
Back to this season.
01:38
How is Georgia not one of the four best teams?
01:41
They're the only team that's even come close
01:43
to beating Alabama over the past 12 months.
01:45
And they did it twice.
01:47
But they lost the SEC Championship Game
01:50
because of that stupid, awful fake punt.
01:52
So maybe they don't deserve a shot.
01:55
If a more logical number of teams got in
01:58
to the playoffs though, like say eight.
02:01
The Dawgs would be dangerous.
02:02
Of course, then you'd have number nine team
02:05
complaining and you've got to cut it off somewhere
02:07
because these kids need to go to class at some point.
02:11
I guess.
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