Lack of parity in college football playoff system has made the whole thing a bore


We are entering the final year of the College Football Playoff 4 teams and we have Georgia, a two-time defending champion, one of five teams that has won a championship in the post BCS era. There’s a lot of oversaturation in the top games, with the same teams participating. Congratulations if your team is one of the lucky few to have played in a CFP match. It’s a bit nauseating to watch the same matchups again and again. It’s crazy to see what has happened in the CFP over the past nine years.

Only fourteen teams made it to the CFP and only half of those teams made it to a championship match. Florida State, Washington State, Michigan State and Cincinnati have all lost their CFP games. Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Michigan have a combined 0-8 record. The Sooners alone are 0-4 in the playoffs. Oregon, in the first CFP, and TCU in last year’s playoff were both national runners-up. Joe Burrow won the championship for LSU in their only playoff appearance. Ohio State has only won one championship despite appearing in the CFP five times. There’s also the dominance of Georgia Clemson Alabama, which rounds out the group. Which teams, outside of those in the AP Top 10 have the best chance of making it to the CFP?Of all the teams ranked there, only Texas, USC, and Penn State have never made it to the CFP.

The Longhorns were the only one of the trio that did not come close to making the CFP last season. Tennessee, Utah and Kansas State can all be added to this list by expanding to the AP Top 15. After struggling to beat FCS Austin Peay in their home game, you can rule out the Volunteers for breaking this streak. You can’t eliminate the other five non-CFPers from the Top 15. The rest of the Top 25 is not a contender. Kansas State’s win over Missouri, a much tougher opponent than many would have expected on the road, would be an excellent start for the Wildcats to make a New Year’s Six Bowl for the second consecutive season. I wouldn’t be surprised if Texas and Kansas State faced off in the Big 12 Championship game later this year with the CFP on the line. In that matchup, I would be foolish to bet on Quinn Ewers. Texas is also the best non-conference team in college football. They won on the road last weekend against Alabama. The Longhorns are my top pick to break the trend, especially since the Big 12 is easier to navigate than the Pac-12 and Big Ten. I think the Pac-12 is too tough for Utah, and given how they have played in the first two games of the season, it’s likely that they will suffer a few losses. Penn State is my best bet if Texas fails to make it. Caleb Williams, who is still the heart of USC’s team, will make them a more prominent target this season. It seems like the Nittany Lions are underrated by Big Ten fans, with Michigan and Ohio State dominating these conversations. Want an out-of-this-world crazy

prediction for another team? Wyoming. The Cowboys already defeated Texas Tech in this season, and now a Group of Five competitor can fill the spot left open by Tulane’s loss to Ole Miss. Wyoming’s opponents this weekend Texas. As long as the Cowboys remain undefeated, they will be in the CFP’s radar for the remainder of the season.