For the last time, the best college rivalry will provide clear resolution.
Only two years ago Cincinnati made the playoff out of the American Conference. I would consider them a David. They proved themselves over 13 games. My point -- which, I think, was strengthened by all the great games Saturday -- is that we now have a great regular season, in which everything is at risk every week, and at least one great game among the 3 playoff games and sometimes three. College basketball has been enormously devalued by its watered-down regular season. I'd prefer that it didn't happen to football.
Get what you're saying, but 4 team is a detriment to all the small schools. You call them imposters but David's deserve a spot too, perhaps fueling them to become a Goliath. The scenario you spell out only happens if both these teams are having outstanding seasons.
But a true playoff is overdue.