SEC Coaches Agree They Want Rankings To Decide Football Playoff Participants

by The Associated Press  on Wednesday, May. 30, 2012 8:37 am  

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Neither would any of his colleagues.

LSU's Les Miles, Alabama's Nick Saban and several others made it clear that limiting a four-team playoff to conference champs likely would benefit everyone outside the SEC.

"It's just like politics and self-interest," Saban said. "Somebody wants to create a circumstance that's going to help their situation or conference. That's not in the best interest of college football."

Added Richt: "If you take the top four teams, I think we'd all be in favor of that in our league. If you take four teams that have won a conference championship, it would guarantee that only one of us could go. If you had it the other way, we'd have a shot at two going. You can say it any way you want, but that's what everybody is talking about."



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