The Three Percent Solution: Ramblings on College Playoffs, Football Conferences, and Fetal Bovine Serum
College football conferences are a beautiful mess. A hodgepodge of all sorts of names, sizes, and locations. Added to all the confusion is the fact that this year marks the first time the College Football Playoff (CFP) system will be used by the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). And it's up to an assorted band of 13 robed clerics to consult a glowing orb of crystals in order to ordain the chosen few...the top three percent of teams, to fight until death, or for 60 minutes (whichever comes first) in two stages of competition that will determine who is truly worthy of the greatest reward of all…a shiny 35-pound trophy.