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Delany, whose 14 team conference will go to a nine game schedule in 2016, noted the difficulty of scheduling quality non conference games and the disparity between the FBS and FCS as reasons for the decision. At the root of the move, however, is the desire for an evenly weighted CFP resume for its member programs.
Some in other conferences particularly the Pac 12 have blasted the SEC's decision against adding a ninth conference game, saying it makes for an uneven playing field with the College Football Playoff beginning this year.
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Delany added that while it's incumbent upon each conference to decide its own scheduling parameters, he expects the CFP selection committee to adhere to its own criteria in selecting its teams at the end of the season including strength of schedule.
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Coaches in the Big Ten didn't particularly want to go to a nine game conference schedule either, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany told USA Today this week. But they were overruled.
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"I'm not a person who thinks everybody's got to do everything the same way," Delany said. "But I am a person who believes you choose to play people. We choose to play the ACC Challenge (in basketball). We choose to play the SEC in bowl games. We choose to play. I expect that to be acknowledged."
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you don't play the right people. If you don't get the right wins. That's what's going to happen. That's why it's incumbent on the (CFP) committee to break every team down, every game down."
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