Many think that the Playoff Committee was formed to make the best possible judgment about which four college football teams belong in the postseason competition for the national title. This is incorrect. The Committee's purpose is to determine the best four of any group, college football or otherwise. Exclusive to EDSBS, we have the Committee's first ranking of the top 4 Jurassic Park Dinosaurs and which terrible lizard is currently on the outside looking in.
1. Tyrannosaurus Rex. Only loss came on the road in a night game on the West Coast, and T-Rex certainly gave San Diego all it could handle into the fourth quarter. Head-to-head wins over Velociraptor and Gallimimus outweigh that loss, and the Committee wants to encourage tough out-of-island scheduling.
2. Velociraptor. Sophisticated offense, but hard to ignore their poor performance against two children at a neutral kitchen site. Appeared to be the dinosaur that improved the most over the course of the season until losing to Tyrannosaurus late in the year. Would like to see them renew their rivalry series in Montana.
3. Dilophosaurus. Undefeated, true, but has a tendency to no-show when in the spotlight and relies too much on scheduling weak opponents it can chew up at home. Computer models suggest Dilophosaurus would be a 2 point underdog to Nedry's Jeep in normal weather conditions.
4. Compsognathus. In on the strength of its upset victories over stronger opponents with better resources. The Playoff Committee insists that Compsognathus's weak history as a ticket draw will not negatively impact their chances of retaining this spot, though many remain skeptical.
5. Triceratops. No bad losses, but scores poorly on the Committee's Gastrointestinal Control metric.