Fixing the selection nightmare

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December 3, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Michigan defensive back Josh Metellus (14) tackles Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins (2) in the first quarter of their Big Ten game on Saturday. MIKE MULHOLLAND

Today, the College Football Playoff selection committee will re-shuffle its top four rankings heading into championship week. Three teams remain undefeated and hold a place in the top four, but the final slot became available after Alabama’s recent loss in the Iron Bowl.

Oklahoma and Utah are two favorites for the spot, with many expecting the Sooners to skip past Utah. Either way, one set of fans will be unhappy, which is becoming a common occurrence of this four-team selection process that still fails to get it right. How can the NCAA fix this postseason problem?

In a perfect world, an eight-team playoff seems to be the most logical, featuring the winners of the PAC-12, Big 12, SEC, ACC and Big Ten conferences along with three wildcard spots. 

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