Why College Football Needs A Playoff
This 2008 NCAA Football season once again proved what many people have been thinking for a long time now. COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEEDS A PLAYOFF SYSTEM. I know I am not the only one who is upset with the BCS. The current BCS system is very unfair and year after year a "untrue" champion is crowned. Let me further explain and show you why a playoff system is badly needed.
Alabama Crimson Tide held the #1 spot for 5 weeks. The highest position Utah Utes ever held was #7. The Utes defeated the Crimson Tide 31-17 in the Sugar Bowl.
Texas Tech Red Raiders held the #2 spot for 3 weeks. The highest position Ole Miss Rebels ever held was #20. The Rebels defeated the Red Raiders 47-34 in the Cotton Bowl. (The Rebels also defeated Florida Gators,who are playing in the BCS Championship Game on Jan. 8th, earlier this season.)
BYU Cougars held the #8 spot for 1 week but has never fallen lower than #21. The Arizona Wildcats were never ranked this season. The Wildcats defeated the Cougars 31-21 in the Las Vegas Bowl
Texas Longhorns defeated Oklahoma Sooners ealier this season. Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated Texas 3 games later. Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech 2 games after that. Ole Miss defeated Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl.
So let me get this straight. Ole Miss defeated Texas Tech, who defeated Texas, who defeated Oklahoma, whose playing in the Championship game alongside Florida, who Ole Miss also defeated earlier this season? Correct!
Does this mean Ole Miss deserves to be playing for the National Championship? Not necessarily. This just proves that a playoff system is gravely needed to crown a true champion.