Rajee Ganesan offers her viewpoint on whether to expand the college football playoffs. For Ryan Smoot's dissenting opinion, click here.
Someone has to eventually get tired of watching Alabama or Clemson play in the national championship for college football, right?
The current 4-team playoff system for college football works based on a ranking made by a selection committee of previous football coaches, athletic directors and players. In addition, the rankings are heavily biased, based on a variety of factors: schedule strength, division and personal outlook on each team.
Every year since 2015, Alabama has been one of those four teams. Since 2016, so has Clemson. This is for a good reason — they are some of the best teams in college football today.
However, by limiting the number of teams competing for a national championship to only four, strong teams that may have had phenomenal seasons are left out of the running. For example, this year’s rankings are currently packed with teams that also boast a 9-1 record, with only three teams in the country remaining undefeated at the top of the pack.