Originally Posted by Chip R
Not necessarily. It can be a protected rivalry and they can play every year whether they make the championship game or not.
yabbut then you run into the issue of playing 2 weeks straight with different scenarios playing out of that.
maybe both teams have a slot already won in the BT title game so what does the regular season game mean?
or one team pulls off a titanic upset in game #1 only to have to beat them again in game #2 so what did it matter?
or maybe both teams are ranked highly and both games are good.
it just seems with any setup, the muddy waters run deep.