This more or less obliterates the value of conference titles, at least for NC contenders. I mean 4 SEC teams


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By Mr.C on 12:06:47 06/10/21
[In reply to "SI reporting the 12-team playoff recommendation will be unveiled this afternoon. 6 highest-ranked champs + 6 at-large." by UDBuck, posted at 11:03:59 06/10/21]

getting into the field of 12 is probably right in terms of team quality, but if a team finishes #4 in a conference and then wins the national title, that conference championship is borderline pointless.

Much like basketball, which nobody cares about until betting time (sorry, Jeff).

: 1-4 of the champions get byes, 5-12 play 1st round on campus sites. Conceivably, Notre Dame could never get a bye without joining a league?

: Last year's field as an example (final CFP rank in parenthesis):

: 1(1) Alabama vs 8(5) Texas A&M/9(7) Florida
: 4(6) Oklahoma vs 5(8) Cincinnati/12(11) Indiana
: 2(2) Clemson vs 7(4) Notre Dame/10(9) Georgia
: 3(3) Ohio State vs 6(12) Coastal Carolina/11(10) Iowa State


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