Alabama Football: Why a one-year response to CFBP field is always wrong

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Alabama Football: The mystery of the 2020 final four ends tomorrow. Debate over the field and the format will never end.

At 11:00 AM CST, Sunday, Alabama football fans will learn the Crimson Tide’s seeding for the Playoffs. The field likely already has two, lock teams. The Alabama Crimson Tide is one of them. Win the SEC Championship and the Crimson Tide will be the No. 1 seed. Lose to Florida in any kind of reasonable fashion, and Alabama Football will slip to No. 3 or No. 4.

Fans of the four teams chosen will be mostly relieved. Fans of another three or four teams will be disappointed about missing the Playoff. Many of those fans will be irate. They will shout that nothing short of an eight-team Playoff can ever be fair.

The CFBP Selection Committee cannot and will not ever satisfy everyone. A clamor will arise every year that certain teams were treated unfairly. The Committee will be challenged for fungible team selection criteria. Claims of a lack of transparency will be thrown out. Favoritism by committee members will be alleged.

The Selection Committee will shed all complaints as moot and assert they have chosen the four best teams. After all, that is their primary task, along with seeding teams for bowl games. Proponents of the Cincinnati Bearcats, along with at least two of the Texas A&M Aggies, Iowa State Cyclones and the Florida Gators fanbases will demand format changes going forward.