Florida State's Jimbo Fisher wants all conferences to have title games
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said on ESPN on Monday that he thinks all conferences should have championship games.
Fisher said it's not fair that some teams have to play one more game than others do.
Jimbo Fisher believes all leagues should have title games: “ones that don’t have 1 less opportunity to lose, to get injured, 1 less game"— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 28, 2014
The Big 12 is currently the only Power Five conference not to have a conference championship game. As an independent, Notre Dame does not have to play in a conference championship game to qualify for the College Football Playoff.
The Big 12 stopped holding one after the 2010 season when Colorado and Nebraska left for other conferences, as NCAA rules mandate a conference have at least 12 teams in order to hold a title game. The departure of those two schools and other realignment-fueled changes have left the Big 12 with 10 teams.
The Pac-12 and Big 10 began holding conference championship games in 2011.
Florida State won the national title last season.
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples talks with College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock about how the first year of the Playoff will go down.
- Ben Estes