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Big 12's Bowlsby Raises Questions About CFP Selection Criteria; Many Call For Eight Teams

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 05 / 16

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said that he "would like some clarity" from CFP officials on the "importance of conference championship games and strength of schedule" after the selection committee put 11-1 Ohio State in at No. 3 despite them not winning the Big Ten East Division or their conference...

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