This is the argument I never understood from the opponents of the playoff system. If you make a Top 4 playoff, a loss probably still eliminates you from the "playoff" race. Maybe not always, but it's not like we would be going from having undefeated or one-loss teams playing for the national championship to having a 6-5 team or something. It's still only the very best teams that will get a shot at the end of the year. Therefore, the sanctity of the regular season is still intact. We just widen the pool by 2 teams.