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Eight games or nine games? Playoff committee will not care

Bill Hancock

When the selection committee meets to determine which four teams will be chosen to play in the College Football Playoff, the criteria reviewed will not include the number of conference games played by potential playoff teams.

Bill Hancock, executive director fo the College Football Playoff said Tuesday the selection committee will not dictate to conferences how many conference games should be played. Of course, the committee has no authoritative power over conference operations but the decisions made by the committee in selecting playoff teams could have a serious impact on how conferences operate.

Hancock’s comments come days after the SEC announced it will keep an eight-game conference schedule with some non-conference requirements. The Big Ten will add a conference game to the┬áschedule in a couple more seasons, joining the Big 12 and Pac-12 with nine-game conference schedules. The ACC, like the SEC, will sit on an eight-game schedule along with a scheduling agreement with Notre Dame.

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5 Responses to “Eight games or nine games? Playoff committee will not care”
  1. cometkazie says: Apr 29, 2014 8:20 PM

    Get out the popcorn.

  2. manik56 says: Apr 29, 2014 8:42 PM

    Anyone claiming they know what the committee will look at is a fool. All bets are off on this one.

  3. willvol1816 says: Apr 29, 2014 9:16 PM

    SEC best conference hands down! Eight games against SEC schools is more than enough.

  4. chunkala says: Apr 29, 2014 9:48 PM

    They should care.

  5. Professor Fate says: Apr 29, 2014 10:37 PM

    For some reason I’m getting the impression that this “selection” committee will be a bigger fiasco than the BCS. I hope not, but I don’t see how a collegiate version of Dancing With the Stars will be an improvement.

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