The Big 12 missed the first ever College Football Playoff in 2014, when Ohio State overtook Baylor in the final week and left the Bears and TCU just outside looking in.
Ever since 2014 they have been obsessive about how to avoid getting shut out of the Final 4. So they started scheduling their marquee games at the end of the season since they didn’t have a championship game, then they started having hosting championship games in 2017 despite only have 10 teams, making the conference’s two best teams facing off twice (thus sort of making it possible ZERO teams make it) So this year’s slogan is very.. ummm ironic:
— LandGrant Gauntlet (@the_LGG) July 16, 2018
Guys, the hardest path doesn’t necessary mean the best path.