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for an eight-team playoff. In my opinion, this is the best and fairest way to settle the National Championship!! First and second round games could be played at the higher seeded teams home field and then the Championship obviously at a neutral site that moves around the country!! Kudos to Michael Crow for speaking out against the BCS. It seems that in two years it is most likely we are to have some kind of playoff in place, wether it be four or eight teams.
Personally, I like the 4 team playoff much better. The intent is to make sure you really did get the best team in to the event. With having just two teams, it's debatable sometimes on whether or not the best team got the chance to play. With 4 teams in the mix, it should be all but guaranteed that the best team was able to get in to the playoff. Eight teams makes for too many additional games imo. I like having more games, but I mean too many in terms of scheduling and all the typical reasons administration gives for not wanting extra games like length of season, possible injuries etc...
The only bad thing about the eight teem playoff is sec bias. They'd have to tie in bcs rankings and have two independant polls.
Id say five division winners and then wild cards. Big ten, pac 12, big 12, acc, sec, champions get automatic bids and then have three wild cards.
top four conference winners in bcs rankings receive home games and the lowest bcs ranked conf winner and threewild cards are the visitors.
Top four play in bcs bowls against each other on a rotating basis two weeks after. Then the championship game is played in a different bcs bowl after all the other bowl games have been played. The fourth bcs bowl that is not a semi final game or a championship game can be the 9 vs 10 game.that way it is sort of a consolation game for the two best teams that didn't qualify.
We keep all the bowl games as is except we make it to where you have to have a winning record, so basically 7-5.
I think this is the best way to make everyone happy and still keep the sanctity of the regular season while still maintaining the bowls.
Yes the 9&10 seeds will still complain but such is life, you should have wonyour conference or been a juggernaut to make it into thetop 8.
im in favor of the 8 team playoff scenario but take the conference champions ACC / B.E. / B1G / B12 / P12 / SEC & then the top 2 teams ranked in the top 10 that arent a conference champ...simple is as simple does
Were the Giants and Pats the 2 best teams?
I guess you could answer yes or no to that question.
Fuck the diminutive least. Conference usa doesn't deserve a seat at the table unless they're ranked in the top 8.
Plus how would you determine home seed for the quarterfinals? You'd have. If you do it strictlyon bcs ranking then you run the risk of sec team always being ranked higher due to sec bias (it does exist).
At least this was the second sec team would have to travel as a visitor because the way they've been ranking them lately they'd almost always be ranked above everyone else.
You cannot give the big east champ a guaranteed birth whenit consist of 12 mid majors.
This post was edited by davebucknut 2 years ago
-Only first round games should be home field for higher seeds - unfair after that.
-Four losers to two BCS Bowls.
-Four winners play at one location (a BCS site) in a Final Four weekend.
-Two losers go to a third BCS Bowl.
-Two winners play for the NC at same site as semi-finals. This would allow for familiarity of practice facilities and hotel accommodations.
Imagine the hype for two semi-final games at the same site in a Final Four atmosphere.
Corso's head would explode.
No Bowl game dates would need to be changed
I'd go with the 8 team playoff with a 50 year moratorium against increasing the number of teams. Otherwise they'll increase the number of teams to 16, then 32 ,then 64, until the whole thing is more screwed up than it is now. At 75 there's no way I'll outlive the moratorium.
I like a sweet 16 as nobody out of top 16 could realistically win a ayoff but I will take an elite 8 with B1G, ACC, SEC, Big 12, and PAC getting one team with the last 3 spots being highest ranked...I could live with that.
The problem with that logic is it means you have a bunch of losers in bcs bowls. The bcs bowls are already struggling to get packed houses nowadays anywAya now you want to have three consolation bowls? No way.
People would still go to BCS Bowls... They go as much for the entertainment and site-seeing as for the games. BTW, by your logic the four BCS Bowls are already meaningless consolation bowls.
This post was edited by McCague 2 years ago
I'll be happy with anything different ...
like them all ....especially the thread with all the nice a$$.
Nfl sytle, 4 team, 8 team, ........get it rolling.
However - Anything over 8 teams would be meaniless. Keep the focus on the importance of each game in regular season. Every game counts mentality. Love the idea of giving the top teams home field advantage then a neutral site for championship game.
This post was edited by spiritbuck70 2 years ago
I like the 8 team format with the first two rounds at the higher seed's site. Auto bid to conference winners for ACC/BIG/SEC/P12/B12 plus next two highest conference winners. 8 seed is the one at large. This makes the conference regular season and title game even more important than it is now. It might even encourage better non-conference games since 1 loss won't end your season. This past year would have been LSU-Alabama, Okl St - TCU, Oreg- WVa, Wisconsin - Clemson. Pick the bowls after the first round and create a third place game for the semi-final losers.
Sounds like a winner to me.
This post was edited by JarheadBuck 2 years ago
Sounds good, though Urban said your team would be too beat up & spent to have a schedule like that. It isn't like basketball. It's to physical. Maybe a plus 1. Maybe a 4 team. I sure don't know the answer.
Maybe if they spaced it out.
Conf champ games
Quarterfinals home games for top 4seeds
two weeks bye week
Semifinals in bowl week which will usually be around jan 1 1-4, 2-3 in bcs bowls ( but no home games like lsu at sugar, fla in Fla, usc at rose, etc...) One bcs bowl for 9-10 and the fourth is the championship game.
two bye weeks
National title game at the fourth bcs bowl.
Following week typically falls the superbowl.
To me its perfect because the teams have plenty of rest due to bye weeks and it falls in line perfectly for the TV viewers.
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