The final chapter of a new era in college football will be written Monday night in Arlington, Texas. The first year of the College Football Playoff will come to a close with Pac-12 champion Oregon squaring off against Big Ten champion Ohio State with the first, truly definitive, outright national championship on the line in the history of major college football.
West Virginia AD Oliver Luck and the new College Football Playoff Committee come together in Dallas to formulate their Top 25 while CBS Analyst Kevin O’Connell talks best college QB’s in the land.
If the playoff committee chooses finding the best four teams over politics – which I think is HIGHLY unlikely – two teams will come from the SEC and at least one from the Big-12.
For the first time in college football history, two Mississippi schools are ranked in the Top Five.
The Sooners look to have everything a team needs to earn one of the four Playoff slots, all they’ve got to do is avoid “Big Game Bob” earning what started as a legitimate crown but has evolved into a more sarcastic nickname.
What’s the more difficult task for the new College Football Playoff Selection Committee – figuring out which schools deserve the third and fourth slots in the four-team field, or managing the politics of power conferences that want their “fair” share of the revenues and spotlight?