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Should There Be Playoffs in College Football?

MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  Brandon Spikes #51 of the Florida Gators holds up the winning trophy after the FedEx BCS National Championship Game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
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Eric YarmolukCorrespondent INovember 24, 2009

Every year, the whole nation wonders how the year in college football would end if there were playoffs just like in the NFL.

Every year it seems the top two teams who seem to be the most popular and in the toughest conferences who are undefeated end up going to the bowl game. But when an unusual team comes up who seems to be great contenders like Utah, or Boise State, with the lack of strength in their schedule, pretty much automatically get bid out of the National Title game no matter what their record, when in reality, im sure they can compete with that number 1 and number 2 seed.

This 2009 season could have been a great season for there to be a playoff in college football. Coming into the end of the season, there are 6 teams sitting undefeated right now. that being

1.Florida

2.Alabama

3.Texas

4.TCU

5.Cincinnati

6.Boise State

The biggest surprises obviously are TCU, Cincinnati, and Boise State.

But of course with TCU in the Mountain West, Cincinnati in the Big East, and Boise State being in the WAC, they do not have as tough of schedules as Florida, Bama or Texas.

Even though TCU's biggest competition was Clemson, Brigham Young, and Utah, I still believe this team is quick enough, and has the defense to contend in a National Championship.

Cincinnati seemed to have a little tougher schedule and proved that Ohio was known for Cincinnati instead of Ohio State this season.  Taking down Oregon State, 17th ranked South Florida, West Virginia, and Pitt. Cincinnati has shown they are great contenders for a National Title as well.

Boise State being the most surprising of them all, started the year taking out the Quack Attack. Putting down highly ranked Oregon for their season opener. The next toughest teams they really faced though were Tulsa, and Louisiana Tech. Moderate teams, but Boise State ran all over them. With two games left being Nevada and New Mexico State, this team will most likely prevail to 13-0, and go into next year as a top 5 team.

Even though we will probably never see it, it would be exciting to see some playoffs in college football. I feel these smaller schools who are highly ranked, and talented, despite of their weak schedule, I believe they are talented enough to contend with Florida, Bama, or Texas. Maybe one day we will see it happen.

 

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