This is a pointed question with a large section devoted to whether or not Houston would be deserving. My biggest beef with this type of article is that everyone usually says “what would Houston do if they were in the SEC West?” OK, what would any team do if they were in the SEC West? If the SEC West is the barometer, just take the SEC West, have them play each other, and crown the champ the national champion. It’s kind of hard for me to really take it seriously when Dana Holgorsen is saying that G5’s couldn’t compete in the Big12 when you have Kansas & Iowa State as members.
Should the playoff committee be choosing the four best or four most deserving teams?
“If they played our schedule, that 12-0 record would be 7-5 and vice versa,” said Holgorsen. “I think strength of schedule is incredibly important. If you say that’s not fair to the non-Power 5, then I’d say well then tell that non-Power 5 to do specific things to be in the Power 5. Because each and every one of them would jump at that opportunity in a heartbeat. It’s not our fault being in the Power 5 they’re not, and they may have a really good football team, but I’m sorry, you don’t play the schedule that we play, and I don’t think you would be undefeated if you played our schedule. If it hurts their feelings, well, I’m sorry.”