There has been quite a bit of rhetoric the past few weeks on what type of four-team playoff system is chosen as the new BCS.
But in many ways it’s somewhat pointless for the ACC and Big East, as in most years their teams won’t get a sniff unless they have a highly rated undefeated Virginia Tech or Florida State, and have to pray that the SEC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac 12 teams don’t all have an undefeated champion.
Sure the TV money is a major factor in realignment, but the largest reason that Florida State, Clemson, Louisville and others are looking is that it will be highly improbable to get into the four team playoff (whatever type they use) from the ACC, and virtually impossible from the Big East…and that’s where even more big conference money will come from.
And if you think Notre Dame will get some special deals, as in the existing BCS, they won’t. The Irish will almost certainly wind up in the Big Ten or Big 12 down the road.
We’ll be talking much more about the ever changing landscape of college football, which dictates what all college sports will do, on the next Greg Swaim Show.