They really need an 8-team playoff with initial emphasis on winning one's conference, and less emphasis on polls. I'm sure there are reasons, but going to 8 teams seems like a win for most everyone.Colorado has a path but they need either Clemson to lose or Psu to lose to MSU and then OSU to win B1GCG
The optimal format for CFB is an 8-team tournament with automatic bids for the top 5 conferences.They really need an 8-team playoff with initial emphasis on winning one's conference, and less emphasis on polls. I'm sure there are reasons, but going to 8 teams seems like a win for most everyone.
I'd like to see this, but add a mid-major champ auto-bid, and also the caveat that auto-bid teams have to be in the top 15, in case there's a weird situation where a conference champ loses a lot of non-conference games or gets into a CCG because team(s) ahead of them have post-season ban(s) (like with 7-5 unranked Wisconsin a few years back). If a conference champ or top G5 team isn't in top 15 it would still go to an NY6 non-playoff bowl, and get replaced in the playoff by an at-large team.
settling for an FG was a real gut punch, but they kept calling slant passes. Maybe they should have tried a fade or back of the endzone pass instead, or even run it.Potentially huge officiating issue in Boulder -- thought Utah scored a kickoff return TD, but refs marked him out at the 3. Now 4th down from the 5.