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