yea, it would be completely pointless if they kept the a affiliations with the conferences.
I wonder though, if the playoffs will simply be decided by the top 4. Or say, if a team from conference USA (like Houston could have done last year) goes undefeated with an easier schedule, and maybe gets up to #5, would they get in over a one or 2 loss SEC team?
For me, as long as those undefeated teams get in there and get their shot, i'm happy.
well it depends. remember...all the big time non-bcs conference teams have all switched conferences.
the question you're really asking is...will an undefeated big east team get in over a 1 loss big10, big12, sec, pac12 team...probably not. But if one of those power conference champions has 2 losses..you would surely hope so.
This all goes to shit the year they take 2 loss ohio state over undefeated boise from the big east.