SEC willing to be flexible on playoffs format
May, 31, 2012
By DJ Gallo | ESPN.com
Icon SMIDon't even think about blaming the SEC for delays in selecting a college football playoff system.Still excited about the BCS being replaced with a playoff system? Don’t be. There will be no playoffs until the format is agreed upon, and the SEC still has yet to see a setup to its liking.
The longer this drags on, the greater the chance it all falls apart. We need to finalize everything as soon as possible. But don’t blame the delay on the SEC and its members. It’s not as if they’re unwilling to be flexible. Here are no less than TEN playoff systems they would happily adopt.
- A four-team playoff in which the winner faces the SEC champion for the national title
- An eight-team playoff featuring the top seven SEC teams and the Big East runner-up
- A three-game championship series between Alabama and LSU
- A four-team playoff open to the best teams, as long as one of them is the SEC champion and two other teams come from former Confederate states
- A four-team playoff featuring the four college football teams with the best average 40 time
- A four-team playoff with the teams chosen by a select, blue ribbon panel of Mike Slive and Nick Saban
- A four-team playoff with the teams chosen by which conference’s fans chant their conference name the loudest
- A four-team playoff featuring the top three SEC West teams and the fourth spot given to either the SEC East winner or a non-SEC team, the final selection determined by a grits-cooking competition
- An open, four-team playoff; however, if a non-SEC team wins the championship, they are granted retroactive SEC membership
- A four-team playoff featuring no SEC teams that will be completely illegitimate, essentially granting the national title to the winner of the SEC Championship Game
Stop dragging your feet and pick one, non-SEC conferences!