Next up on the list of conferences weighing in on the key issues still surrounding college football's coming playoff system: the Big East. While they're definitively no longer a power conference, they do retain BCS status for two more years and include a few schools (Boise State, Louisville, South Florida) that have had their shots at the top over the past decade.
Big East football coaches want preference for conference champs in playoff, want standings-based selection (not committee).— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) May 21, 2012
By wanting to go with standings instead of a committee, the Big East is at odds with certain major Big Ten and Big 12 representatives. However, preferring conference champions puts the Big East in league with the Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC and at odds with the SEC.
If a champs-only playoff had been in place for the entire BCS era, No. 6 Louisville would've made it in in 2006.