With the college football regular season wrapping up this week and conference championship games just around the corner, the BCS picture is getting clearer. Of course, this is the last year that just two teams will be selected to play for the championship. The College Football Playoff (or CFP) will be the new sheriff in town when 2014 rolls around.
We might know who’s on the committee now and we might know the schedule for the games the next six years. We even know that there will be four CFP polls that are released before the selection committee makes its announcement.
But what we don’t know is this: which criteria will the committee use to select their teams? Ranking, record, quality of competition, conference championship all have been mentioned, but no definite weighting of these factors has been determined.
Follow the money though—which makes the college football world go ‘round, after all—and you’ll surmise with me that the conference championship distinction...