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I love it when people say there's a controversy as to whether there should be playoffs in college football.  I say that because if there were playoffs in college football, there wouldn't be any "controversy."  I don't believe we'd have any nostalgics out there craving for the days when computers chose champions.  What this so-called "controversy" reminds me of are those "right track/wrong track" polls for the country and one always wonders who those eight percent nuts are out there who say that everything is on the right track and they're probably the same people who love the BCS to boot.

Those 8%ers will wax poetic about the tradition of the Bowls, you know those time hearlded classics such as the Motor City Bowl, or the Outback Bowl.  They'll say that the regular season in college football is made much more meaningful, except that I'll counter that argument by saying if you define a successful season as being in the running for a National Championship, chances are if you're a one loss team you need help and two losses well forget about it.  Now that's not to diminish a season that culminates in a BCS Bowl victory, much like a team that reaches the Sweet 16 or Final Four in NCAA basketball, again its how one defines success. 

Another point to be made about the regular season's importance premise, is that in college basketball one will be inevitably be hooked on one's team right up through conference tournaments and hanging on right up to selection Sunday to see whether their team can run the table or stay on the bubble.  A late season rivalry game between Duke and North Carolina could decide seeding and region, while this season's rivarly game between Ohio State and Michigan is rendered virtually meaningless aside from pride and bragging rights.

While I applaud the idea of having the supposed best team, undefeated team winning it all just like baseball used to do, unlike baseball there's just too much judging and biases and formulas and computers when the games should ultimately be decided on the field.  Besides their big brother the NFL has pairity and is the most popular sport in the country.  And as one SI writer opined on FanNation, the undefeated team as it turned out was not the best team after all.

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