A Playoff’s Degredation of the Regular Season

Posted by Crayton on July-28-2009 Add Comments

A common argument against a playoff system for college football is that it lessens the value of the regular season. This would be especially true under a larger 16-team playoff format. The argument follows that if a team is virtually assured of a playoff spot then they can perform poorly in their remaining game(s) with no playoff ramifications.


This phenomena is commonly cited in the NFL, when sometimes a team may sit out starters on the last game of the regular season. Sometimes a team may lose two straight games after clinching a playoff berth. Both of these aspects of the NFL are greatly unwelcome in College Football, yet a playoff...

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