Texas barely beat Nebraska for the Big XII championship on Saturday. So, by barely beating a barely Top 25 team, what does it mean? Does it mean that Texas might have already peaked and be on the down swing? Does it mean that perhaps their schedule was easier than we first thought? Does it mean that perhaps TCU, Cinncinnati or Boise State might be better contenders for the "national championship" game? Yep. Yep and Yep.
One of the core problems with the current system is that it does not account for teams changing over the course of the year. Some teams get better. Some teams get worse. The current system favors being in a major conference, being good at the outset of season and coasting the rest of the way. We will get one more chance to see if Texas is a pretender or not but what we won't get to see is whether the other four teams that will potentially end the season undefeated might have won the whole thing. Instead, we are left with one more year of this Mickey Mouse system wherein people throw darts at a board to determine the two best teams. So much for institutions of higher learning.