On Monday, Baribeau will become the first in-game host of a College Football Playoff National Championship Game. For Baribeau, though, this isn't her first rodeo in covering a college football national championship.
Notwithstanding a much more accurate national title setup, the College Football Playoff still must go one step further. An 8-team tournament is still a far better option and might have possibly gifted us a different title game, but we'll never know.
On November 26th, the nation's highest-profile pollster -- Nate Silver of the New York Times -- gave ten teams a better chance of making the inaugural College Football Playoff than the University of Wisconsin.
The Hurricanes have flown under the radar for most of the season in the relatively unheralded ACC. All three of their losses have come on the road to teams that have combined for just six losses on the season.
For years, we as college football fans have been separated from justice. The organizations of the NCAA and the BCS have prevented us from having a true National Champion when it comes to college football.
The TCU Horned Frogs are currently 6-1 and 3-1 in the Big 12 conference. Their only loss of the season came against the Baylor Bears, who at that time was ranked fifth in the AP Poll and they only loss by three points 61-58.
The BCS probably couldn't have picked a better year to call it quits, and now college football gets the facelift we've all been waiting for -- or so it appears. As we head toward the College Football Playoff, everyone gets a fair chance, right?