This is the final season of the BCS. College football’s powers that be could’ve gone to the four-team playoff by now, but instead decided to honor its deals with its friends who run bowl games.
Thus, we are set up for one more year of hard feelings and controversy.
It’s still September but the central player could wind up being Ohio State, a very good team stuck with an average schedule in a Big Ten that has failed to impress anyone. Could the Buckeyes, even at 13-0, get left out? And should they?
Clay Travis of OutKickTheCoverage.com, 104.5 the Zone in Nashville and FoxSports1 joins to discuss this season. Clay notes that Las Vegas currently has Ohio State losing on a neutral field to five SEC teams and two each from the ACC and Pac 12, which means it’s especially prone to being passed over.
The discussion goes into detail on what’s fair, the weaknesses of the system and how exactly two teams should be chosen. Also discussed is why there will be an eight-team playoff soon and the relative cases as we enter full conference play of other contenders such as Stanford, Oregon, Florida State, Clemson, LSU, Georgia, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida and Texas A&M.
Later there is discussion about legalized gambling and whether NFL could ever be bought off on the issue, plus the All Players United movement that sprung up last weekend.
Finally four games are predicted: LSU (plus-3) at Georgia, Oklahoma (minus-3.5) at Notre Dame, Ole Miss (plus-17) at Alabama and Wisconsin (plus-7) at Ohio State.