TCU head coach Gary Patterson criticizes CFP selection process, use of 'style points'
It doesn’t sound like TCU head coach Gary Patterson is too happy with the current processes used to select the College Football Playoff field.
Patterson’s frustrations are understandable, given his history with the Playoff. As many may remember, Patterson had coached the Horned Frogs to an 11-1 record in the 2014 season and appeared primed for a trip to the Playoff. However, TCU fell in the final rankings with the Committee citing the lack of a Big 12 Championship Game as the reason for the fall.
In the end, TCU’s loss was Ohio State’s gain. The Buckeyes would claim the No. 4 seed, rolling all the way to a National Championship after wins over Alabama and Oregon in the Playoff.
Ahead of Tuesday’s reveal of the initial 2019 CFP Rankings, Patterson went off on the current Playoff system. In particular, he cited the use of “style points” as something he is not a fan of and would be in favor of expanding the Playoff. He went on to claim that he believes there are other factors involved in the Committee’s process, such as how much money can be made, as opposed to simply selecting the best four teams.
Dean Straka with 247 Sports shared Patterson’s comments from his Tuesday press conference:
The first @CFBPlayoff rankings of the season come out tonight.
TCU head coach Gary Patterson isn't big on the notion of "style points," and still has plenty of thoughts about the drop from No. 3 to No. 6 in 2014: pic.twitter.com/XwNEcI8tpQ
— Dean Straka (@DWStraka49) November 5, 2019