Will this give the little guys a better chance?
Everybody has an equal chance. A significant element of creating this playoff was doing away with automatic qualification into anything, allowing every conference to make its own bowl arrangement for its champion, when it wasn’t a part of the playoff, and ensuring that every team had the same chance to qualify for the playoff. And we’ve achieved that. Obviously, with two more slots, there are two more opportunities. The fact is every year is different. Some years there might be a big difference between the No. 1 ranking and No. 2. Some years there might be more difference between No. 3 and No. 4 and some years, yeah, there might be more difference between No. 4 and No. 5. Some years there might not be much difference.
As we evaluated this and studied the last 10 or 12 years of the BCS, that all became apparent that every season is different. In some years, in every year, the committee’s job is going to be difficult. But some years, the break between No. 4 and No. 5 is going to be miniscule – I mean you’re not going to be able to slide a piece of paper between those two teams.
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