Take the Poll: Is This Year’s College Football Season Legit?
And the good news is...it looks like, after months of effort to make the game as safe as possible for players, at least three major athletic conferences plan to go ahead with a 2020 college football season.
Those three, the Southeast Conference, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12 Conference seem intent on playing games this fall, albeit an abbreviated, conference only schedule.
The Southeast Conference, with traditional powerhouses including the defending national champion LSU Tigers and multi-year champs, the Alabama Crimson Tide have announced those schedules, with teams kicking off their seasons on the last Saturday in September.
Coach Ed Orgeron's Tigers start their year on September 26 with a home game against Mississippi State. From there, it's off to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt, back home against Missouri, on the road against Florida, in Baton Rouge against South Carolina, then to Auburn to take on the Tigers. Following an off week, it's Alabama at home, then the year wraps up with road games against Arkansas and Texas A&M.
Right now, the NCAA's plan for a college football playoff is still up in the air, with the major football powerhouses unable to commit to a full season of games until the last minute. Which bring us to the point of our poll. With limited teams playing limited games, do you consider this college football season to be legitimate? Would a "national champion" of only three conferences be a real national champion? In other words, does college football really need the Big 10 (Michigan, Ohio State) or the Pac 12 (Southern Cal, UCLA, Oregon), or are the SEC, ACC and Big 12 - or at least the SEC and Clemson - all that really matters when crowning a 2020 champ?