Ever since the Week 5 games controversy developed, I have spent countless hours on the phones with FCIAC football coaches and administrators. Beyond trying to find out who was at fault for the miscommunication, I think the one thing that has come out of all this is the recognition that the current playoff system stinks and a new one is in order.
As anyone who follows college football can tell you, a format based on points and strength of schedule is awful. The problem is having a 19 team league and the limitations due to Thanksgiving games.
I plan to write a column next week with my own proposal for a new system. It is hardly perfect, but perfection is unattainable in this case. I think it is more palatable than the current one and to anything else I have heard.
Before climbing out on the limb I was wondering if anyone out there has any ideas that are worth consideration. Remember there are a lot of constraints, but if you can think of something better than what we have now please send them along. I’ll post them and who knows, maybe you can offer me something better to propose for my column. If so you will get full credit.