Lee Burdorf's Football Ratings

My website is free to you but it costs me.  If you'd like to make a donation, go to contact page and send money.

Disappointed in college football playoff as usual. There must be at least 8 teams in the playoff for it to be fair. You should have to win your conference to make it. Ohio State didn't even qualify for their league title game. They also had 2 overtime games and just missed on other (MSU). They were very close to a 4 loss team.
Here would be my criteria for an 8 team playoff.

Top 5 conferences  get to send their champions with 3 at large teams, decided by committee.

And any FBS team undefeated should make it (WMU). Here would be my pairings (with seeding by CFP committee):

Alabama vs. Western Michigan
Washington vs. Penn State
Clemson vs. Michigan
Ohio State vs. Oklahoma

The procedure for determining the top 5 conferences would be using Ken Massey's composite conference rankings.

The argument I've heard against expanding playoffs is too many games are too hard on players.  Ha!  FCS and Division 2 and almost every other organization has 24 team playoffs.




About the Ratings Lee Burdorf was a sportscaster in radio and television for over 35 years. He was play-by-play announcer for four major colleges (St. Louis U., Murray State, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Indiana State), two minor league baseball teams (Wichita and Chattanooga) and a minor league basketball team (Wichita of the GBA). He was the first national sportstalk host. He has been compiling his Current Strength Ratings since the early 60's. They are one of the most accurate measures of College Football teams and he, at one time, won a national handicapping contest. He has run his own handicapping service, published the football newsletter "Grid Words" and the ratings have been featured in several publications and on television and radio.