Argument: Football playoffs risks weaker teams getting lucky

Issue Report: College football playoffs


Michael Davis & Tim Kane. “Would a college football playoff be fair?” Real Clear Politics. November 12, 2009: “An 8-team playoff gives an arguably weaker team the chance to defeat a squad that was much better during the regular season. That may make for enjoyable entertainment, but it is definitely unfair in its way.”

Chuck Klosterman. “No college football playoff, please.” ESPN. January 2, 2007: “a playoff merely would allow the best team in the country to win the national championship about 49.9 percent of the time.”