TCU’s totally dominating and thoroughly convincing 42-3 win over Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2014, completely delegitimizes the college football playoff system that was just put into place for the 2014 season and shows it for what it is – a sham.
TCU’s huge win over Ole Miss exposes college football playoff system as a sham
The 42-3 dominating (Ole Miss only gained 129 yards in the game) win calls into question the entire process of having a handful of so-called experts deciding who is in the playoff and who is not. Clearly, by the results generated on the field, TCU belonged in the final four. TCU is clearly one of the four best teams in college football this season.
The win over Ole Miss is also going to cause most college football fans to question whether any of the four teams in the college football playoff are the legitimate college football champion this season no matter who wins the final game.
That will be especially true if Alabama wins the playoff because Ole Miss is the only team to defeat Alabama this season. The way Ole Miss was destroyed by TCU will cause almost all non-Alabama college football fans to question the results if Alabama emerges victorious.
Even if Alabama does not win, how can any college football fan be confident that the winner is really the best team in college football this season? TCU’s monster win over Ole Miss shows they deserved a chance to show they are the best team in college football in 2014.
TCU’s win also shows that the college football playoff system needs to be expanded to eight or even 16 teams. Some will argue that no matter how many teams you let in the teams left out will have a complaint.
While that is true, the more teams you let in the less legitimacy the final teams left out will have. TCU already had a legitimate beef before they destroyed Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl because TCU’s only loss this season was to Baylor, the #5 ranked team in the playoff system.
Ole Miss is ranked #9 by the college football selection committee and they would have been the last team left out in a eight team playoff this season. Ole Miss had three losses in 2014, as did every power five team in the rankings below the eighth seeded team. The more losses you have the less legitimacy your claim for being in has.
In any case, TCU’s dominating win over Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl exposes the college football playoff system in place for this season as a sham. College football fans deserve better.