The final college football playoff rankings came out on Sunday afternoon with Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon and Florida State making the new four-team playoff. That left TCU and Baylor–with the Big 12 co-championships–on the outside looking in. This is forcing the conference to look into changes to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again. [photo: Jamie Squire/Getty]
During an interview on ESPN, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said “it’s clear we were penalized for not having a postseason championship game. It would have been nice to have been told that ahead of time.” While Bowlsby has a point, the conference needed to name one championship and Baylor beat TCU on the field. The conference decided to just name co-champions.
There has been talk about a conference championship game but the conference would need to add two more teams to make that happen. Bowlsby has a lot of work to do to fix this especially now that his two 11-1 teams won’t get to be in the playoff. There may be no doubt that Bowlsby will be looking to have an eight-team playoff in college football sooner than later though.