Baylor University is taking steps to guarantee a spot in the College Football Playoffs–by hiring a PR Firm, according to Jake Trotter of ESPN.
Baylor has hired a PR firm (Kevin Sullivan Communications) to advocate its case for a playoff spot. Firm says they were hired last week
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 1, 2014
Baylor (10-1), ranked No. 7 according to last week’s poll, is placed two spots behind TCU (10-1). Baylor beat TCU 61-58.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the Conference would declare Baylor and TCU as co-champions should both teams win this weekend, reports Sports Illustrated. Baylor hosts Kansas State while TCU hosts Iowa State this Saturday.
Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw made a statement on Monday regarding Baylor’s accomplishments this season according to ESPN:
“It is an incredible platform for us to make our case. We would be a Big 12 co-champion with a tiebreaker over TCU. It would give us three top-15-quality wins. We would have the strongest resume among those under consideration.”
“The whole concept of a playoff is determining a champion on the field. If it’s on the merits of what was done on the field you would think if there’s already been a game it should weigh heavily.”
Looks like Baylor won’t be going down without a fight. The new rankings are announced Tuesday night on ESPN at 6 p.m Central Time.