Originally Posted by That_1_Guy
That is actually half of the rule. #16 is the cut off...... just the other half isn't that exact. Certain Conferences are guaranteed a spot. All it is, is favoritism in a way, but at the same time it guarantees big college ball will stay the same.
The playoff system should fix a lot of things over the next couple years.
Not sure if the playoffs will fix it, yet. The Bowl tie-ins are still in the way of a true play off system.