Was watching CFB daily last night. I forget who "The "Experts" were last night but all three went straight BCS for a playoff this season. At which time the host asked "It appears that the BCS has gotten the top 4 right for years on end, and you seem to agree, so why go thru the process of a multi-person panel in the future?"
That's sort of my thinking. If you going to give auto-berths to undefeateds in the power conferences, what's the point of a playoff? You can't tell me, every season from now until eternity, that 4 undefeated teams in the power conferences are always going to be the "best" or "most deserving". IF SC/Mizzou beats Bama in the SEC championship, there is no undefeated in the SEC. Oregon, FSU/Miami, OSU and Baylor could go undefeated. Leaving out a team that loses in the conference championship, especially the SEC, seems blatantly ******.