Despite the confusion over who may represent the Big 12 South in the conference title game and/or the national championship game the commissioner of the league says he does not favor a national playoff.
Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech are currently tied for the division lead and if there is a three way tie the highest ranked team in the Bowl Championship Series standings will advance to the conference title contest.
That puts Texas in the odd position of hoping Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State this weekend but not bad enough to help the Sooners overtake the Longhorns in the rankings.
Dan Beebe says that’s the system they have and says in some ways it is fun to have all the dialogue that heats up as it goes along. He says it would be impossible for college football to create an NFL style playoff system that won’t take away from the regular season.
He says the NFL has 37% of the teams involved, which keeps the interest high all through the season. Beebe says to do that in the NCAA, they’d have to have a 42-team playoff. Beebe says college football has the most exciting regular season of any sport.
Beebe says if they ever went to a four team playoff they would then be talking about why they did it and the affect it had on the regular season.