Getting in to a P5 conference isn’t the point. The point of not watching and hurting the ratings is so the puppet masters will see that we, the fans, are on to them. They will drop a few crumbs by expanding the the playoffs for the faux championship to 8 teams.
That still won’t be enough. We will never have a true National Collegiate Football Champion at the FBS level until the NCAA steps in and creates a fair system that gives every school in the division, regardless of conference, a chance at the title.
Per the NCAA’s own mission statement under Fairness: “All college athletes deserve a fair shot. We focus on respect, integrity and responsibility, both on and off the field, so that college sports prepare student-athletes for life.” Even more to the point they further state: “The NCAA is committed to providing a fair, inclusive and fulfilling environment for student-athletes and fans.”
If this faux championship, that purposely excludes certain schools by design, fulfills the “Fairness” mission of the NCAA, I’ll eat my hat. Moreover, I can find nowhere on the NCAA website that they recognize the Champion of this playoff as the FBS division national champion.
I know there are lawyers among the coog faithful so how about we get Pez and Khator get some of the UH lawyers started on filling suit.
I proposed on another thread one idea for a real NCAA D-1 playoff. It certainly isn’t the only way to do it but whatever happens, we cannot sit still until every D-1 school has a real shot at a NCAA sanctioned title.