When the idea for the playoff was first brought up by the SEC, it was a bad idea. When the BCS started rewarding the SEC (Bama vs LSU), a playoff was a must, but now we are back to names more than accomplishment. I wonder if the committee will do the right thing and put in 4 teams that earned it, instead of letting OSU in on name recognition.
I think obviously, the league champion should get the bid over any runner up. And I also think a four team format is insufficient and should be an 8 team format with a league championship game required. And the field be the winner of the big 5 conferences and three at large teams. I do not think there is enough time for a larger playoff number than 8.
Honestly, I don’t think there should be eight. I do think 4 isn’t enough, but if you watched the “game” yesterday, Harbaugh has a legitimate gripe. There were some questionable spots, no calls, and actual calls that all went in favor of tOSU. The reason why? Because the B1G gets a fat paycheck if one team gets in, and two if a second gets in. The idiot media (BSPN) has promoted and sang the praises of the B1G all year. This year an 8 team Playoff would include the B1G champ, the B1G runner ups, and 2 B1G east team, and the B12 champ (OU) might actually of still been left out.