I know what you are thinking, this isn’t even a debate. It’s college football all the way, and I don’t discredit that at all. The Commish is all for anything football except the UFL, that’s like watching the Raiders vs. Browns. But the question isn’t which one is better it’s about taking what works from one and combining them to make a super baby ala Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.
College Football’s regular season might be the most meaningful season in all of sports, NFL is a close second. In the NFL you can afford to lose at most 6 or 7 games and still make the playoffs. But college football 1 is the absolute max you can lose and even at times that is too many loses. Personally that is a shame because there are excellent teams that might have slipped up once in the year and get screwed out of a title chance. Fans and some experts say that College Basketball regular season is meaningless and all that matters is making it to March. In hindsight it is, but with College Basketball season you get amazing match ups that College Football would never touch. Michigan St schedules tough games throughout the year, last night they traveled to #2 Texas. Previous games they’ve played FLA, Zags, UNC, on the road. There are few teams who do play outside the cupcake teams, past 8 years Ohio State has traveled to play Texas, USC, NC State(when rivers, Mario Williams were there). But teams are too scared to play top teams because if they slip up they can kiss the Nat’l title game good bye.
So I present this to the powers at be in college football, let’s get a playoff system set up where the BCS conferences regular season champs get an automatic bid. And then you have 8 at large teams, which can come from the conference championship games and at large bids. If we get this playoff system set up maybe then teams will schedule tougher out of conference matchups. Wouldn’t you want to see a Virginia Tech vs. Texas, USC vs. Fla, or Ohio St vs. Alabama? As wonderful as College Football is, I would pick College Basketball’s regular season over football any day, Just for the top #25 matchups that they schedule.