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Arizona football: Rich Rodriguez wants schedule equality throughout college football

Arizona seemed to benefit from the Conference Championship system, while the Big 12 did not.

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After both the Baylor Bears and TCU Horned Frogs were left out of the College Football Playoff, a lot of the conversation around the sport will be about conference and schedule equality moving forward.

The Arizona Wildcats seemed to have benefited from the Pac-12's current system of nine regular season conference games plus the Pac-12 Championship. Even in losing that tenth conference game by nearly 40 points, Arizona only dropped three places in the CFP rankings from 7 to 10.

Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez gave his thoughts on the Big 12's situation, and what college football should do moving forward to take out some of these inconsistencies.

"I think (The Big 12) will probably look at it," coach said of having a conference championship game in every league. "I've always thought that our road was the toughest because not only do we have a conference championship game, but we also have nine in-conference games. So we gotta play ten conference games, which is more than anybody. But I think the Big 12 will probably examine that. But I would like to see the point where it's everybody playing the same amount of in-conference regular season games, and everybody plays a championship game. But I'm just worried about us trying to win it."