July 18th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany thinks the College Football Playoff selection committee must remember its mission to value conference championships and schedule strength in determining the four participating teams. The Big Ten champion has missed the CFP in each of the past three years, and the league has been left out entirely in 2017 and 2018. Delany, who is stepping down as commissioner on Jan. 1 after 31 years at the helm, recited the selection committee’s instructions to consider schedule and conference championships when comparing playoff candidates with similar profiles. Delany said he didn’t understand how Ohio State, the 2018 Big Ten champion at 12-1, finished sixth in the final CFP standings, behind SEC runner-up Georgia. “Clearly, Alabama and Clemson have separated themselves, and they have earned everything that they’ve earned in the last couple years,” Delany said at Big Ten media days. Delany supports the idea Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby voiced Monday to have all Power Five conference teams play at least 10 Power Five opponents. Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 teams all play nine-game conference schedules and typically at least one non-league Power Five opponent. – Adam Rittenberg, espn – Read More

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