Big 12 wants to be a player in College Football Playoff

18 July, 2017, 09:20 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Big 12 wants to be a player in College Football Playoff

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby opened Big 12 Football Media Days on Monday saying that window is too short, pointing to the ACC's 2-13 record in the BCS era and recent turnaround to a national championship to how quickly perceptions can change.

"I think our league has the best depth".

In the inaugural season of the playoff era, the Big 12's top two teams, TCU and Baylor, were left out of the equation, and a year ago, no team had a strong enough regular season record to merit legitimate consideration, even though Oklahoma produced an undefeated record in conference play and routed Auburn, 35-19, in the Sugar Bowl. The Sooners were part of the playoff in 2015, the league's only team so far to make it under the new format.

"What you may not remember is that the Big 12 was first in scoring defense in the postseason a year ago, first among all conferences in scoring defense", he said Monday. So the rematch is not aberrational.

"We're here to talk about football, and we didn't make the College Football Playoff", Bowlsby said. "It happens very regularly", said Bowlsby.

Overall the conference had a successful year outside of football, winning five national championships and finishing among the top four in 18 sports.

Bowlsby, 65, became the fourth Big 12 commissioner in 2012, taking over from his role as athletic director at Stanford.

In the case of the Big 12, this game is also going to be a rematch because the league already plays a round-robin regular season schedule.

Over the past year, Bowlsby added, the selection committee's message to the Big 12 was that a title game would bolster the league's chances of inclusion in the CFP. "(It's) two teams, highly ranked, matching up at the end of the season.

Those could be formidable challenges, especially with none of those Big 12 teams playing those games at home.

Storylines abound. What's more, the conference title game is expected to bring each school $2 to $3 million in additional revenue.

"Well, you know, I think our perception is somewhat a product of not being in the playoff two out of the three years". "I think that, by many measures, we had a really good postseason".

Another scenario the Big 12 needs to confront is that its competitive balance could backfire. It's not about making the playoff.

This, Bowlsby believes, will help the Big 12 truly crown its best team as the league's champion. "That's what we want to do".

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