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Pac-12 is benefiting the most from craziness of new playoff system
Pac-12 is benefiting the most from craziness of new playoff system

A wise man wrote last July, "The BCS was a torture chamber to the Pac-12 and the league should rejoice its death." Wait, that was me! The first playoff season is off to a beautiful-mess start, with the 12-person selection committee trying to white-water raft through a confluence of contradictions. The Pac-12 Conference, which couldn't catch a cold in 16 years of the Southern-fried Bowl Championship Series, has caught the attention of experts who appear to be paying attention. The committee has the task of resolving several free-flowing anomalies: • Top-rated Mississippi State played a laughable nonconference schedule and belongs to the 14-team Southeast...

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