I would be for an 8 team playoff with the 5 major conference champions (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12, and SEC), plus the highest rated remaining teams in the polls. That would make the SEC happy and everyone else except the BEFC and the other lesser FBS conferences like the MAC and CUSA.
With four teams only and filling those slots with conference champions you will have the same stuff we have now. There would be at least one of those four rated #5,6 or 7 that gets a seat at the table and better teams that deserve to be there left out. Its just not right.
Don't forget....this stuff cycles. There will be years the SEC will be down and other conferences much stronger. If FSU or CU are strong as gangbusters and our SEC teams were lukewarm wouldn't it be wrong for us to get an automatic qualifier when both your teams were better than our conference champion?
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