10:03 AM - June 27, 2012 by MMChrisS
Since 1936, college football fans have watched the polls.
Because the polls meant everything.
In 2014, suddenly all of that quits mattering. The polls will mean absolutely nothing in regards to who is the best team in college football. A paneled selection committee will decide the fate of the National Championship with (what is reported to be) emphasis on conference championships and strength of schedule. This is undoubtedly going to really tick off some fans. There are numerous examples of the top four teams in the final BCS rankings likely not being the Top four picked as playoff contestants with those things in mind.
So let's have at it. The playoff is good, but will the controversy be more or less under the new system?