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Choosing who plays for the national championship should be based on accomplishment, not some subjective "eye test."
Completely agree. Humans are too biased. The BCS formula worked just fine for getting the top 4 teams right. I would've like to have seen a 6 team tournament, with the #1 and #2 teams getting a bye.
Agree 100% with every word. PM, this is one of your best articles.
kick 'em in the ass, big blue.
Had this system been in place in 2010 uat would have been in with 3 losses, they tried to get them in that year anyway.This whole "human" element will take us down a path similar to the last 3-4 years of SEC scheduling.
Today is a great day to love Auburn, a little better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.
Ever to Conquer!!
I agree Phillip but the last several years we have been selecting by the "eye" test. Many times the teams that have defeated more ranked opponents are left out in favor of one of the "special treatment" premadonna's. It happened to Auburn in 2004, it happened to Ok St in 2011, and it will continue as long as the bspn crowd gets to pick these "at large" teams for the play offs. This can be stopped by simply requiring teams to win their conference championship in order to be eligible for the play off and the MNC - WDE
ON TO VICTORY - STRIKE UP THE BAND
There is actually no such thing as a person being totally objective. Aware of it or not the human brain picks up or processes something that tends one to lean toward a certain choice.
The truly "traditional" powers are never going really let things be done on the field when their odds are better than those of others in a process like this. Big fish eat the little fish and they will never stop doing so--not until something stops this fact.
In my eyes the SEC and NCAA "administration" hae become useless. The limited top team selection process will always be flawed until all of the "fish" are treated equally. We're a long way from that.
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