Big Ten may test ‘4 best teams benchmarks’ of college football playoffs

We may be at the gate of an announcement by the Big Ten to play (we hope) a short season. As soon as it is potentially announced, all eyes will be on the program and which teams will play and how, if at all, it could affect the college football playoffs. Even with the weather, it may be very low, or maybe not.

Nobody really knows.

The questions surrounding the playoffs would certainly come to the forefront if the Big Ten actually plays a season. Will the committee use the four best teams with fewer games to play than other schools and their stated goal of entering the Big Ten team? The answer will probably not be easy.

Let the madness happen.

If the Buckeyes run the table in short sessions and look really impressive, the logic of putting them in can be condemned for putting the four best teams in the committee’s previous comments. However, they have an easy way to say. He faced games like no other.

And if we’ve seen anything during the first six years, it’s that Ohio State often tries to break the CFP, often out of the first team or two, or.

An example, if Oklahoma runs the table in the Big 12, LSU makes it to the SEC, and Clemson makes it to the ACC, which would likely be three out of four teams. Without the Pac-12 game, the only other Power Five conference left is the Big Ten. However, if a team like BYU goes undefeated, it will be an interesting debate. Unless…

If Bucky can run down the table and get everyone out while doing it, they can make a stone-cold case that they are truly one of the best teams in college football. If a group of five teams contends against a lesser opponent, it could open the door for Bakaye.

It is crazy that the committee now has to decide as soon as the Big Ten announces that they are playing (we are still waiting). There is no real question as long as they are not playing, but even in a condensed schedule there will be some hand writing and gnashing of teeth on top of all this.

Let me start the madness.

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