What Kind Of College Football Playoff System Would You Create?
Does college football need a playoff system? What sort of system would you create to determine who the best college football team is each year? How would you create some sort of playoff system for college football? Are you satisfied with the BCS system or would you like to see College Football teams have playoffs?
I'd definitely have a playoff system for the BCS or FCS division ... formerly D-1. It'd come from the best records in key conferences.
Great question! I was for a playoff system for a long time, but the more of these teams that get an opportunity to play bigger schools, they just get clobbered and don't make a good case for this argument. I love the tradition of college football and I love the bowl games, and I don't know if I'd want that to change. I think it's a lot easier for their to be Cinderellas in college basketball. Football is much different when you have teams that have six or seven NFL players on each side of the ball playing against a team with maybe one NFL player total on the team. It makes it a tough task.
Having been a Penn State fan since the 60's I've felt the frustration of supporting teams that deserved an opportunity to play for the championship rather than being overlooked because of their locality. I'd like to see the top 4 teams play - #1 against #4; #2 against #3. Then the winners play for the championship. Of course, no matter where the line is drawn, someone will be unhappy!
I would like an 8 team playoff system. #1 vs. #8, #2 vs. #7, etc. It would only take three weeks to play out, and there is already a huge gap between the end of the season and all the bowls. All of the other teams can still play in the random bowl games like normal.
The hardest part about answering this question is that no matter what is done, a year from then, there will be haters.
I would love a football playoff at the FBS level, because I want to see a championship determined on the field. Unfortunately though, football isn't a game like basketball where you can suit up and play 2-3 games in a week. Because of the fact that you can really only ask a football team to play one game a week, it severely limits the number of teams you can invite without the playoff lasting way too long for a student athlete.
Ideally, I'd think a Sweet 16 of sorts would be a GREAT system, but I don't think we'll ever get more than a Final Four.
I don't see why it cannot be this format...
Regular Season --- 2 non-conference games (against FBS teams only, FCS teams don't count) and 8 conference games. Conference championship games can be played afterwards.
Making the Playoffs Everyone in the Top 25 is guaranteed to make the playoffs. Conference champions who do not make the Top 25 are then placed into the bracket. Afterwards, the bracket is filled by the remaining teams as determined by the polls.
Two week break between end of Regular Season and the Playoffs.
Playoffs - 5 rounds played at 31 different locations (31 games total so no repeats)
Round of 32 locations - Mobile, Jacksonville (FL), Tempe, Boise, Philadelphia,
Kalamazoo, Syracuse, Athens (GA), Chapel Hill (NC), Eugene (OR), Cincinnati, Buffalo, San Diego, Pittsburgh, South Bend (IN), and Madison (WI).
Round of 16 - Tallahasee (FL), Nashville (TN), Indianapolis, Charlotte (NC), Baltimore, East Rutherford (NJ), Honolulu, and Detroit.
Quarterfinals - Tampa Bay, Dallas, Phoenix, and Atlanta.
Semifinals - The Rose Bowl, The Cotton Bowl
National Championship - Washington, DC
Many of the major stadiums would be used, spreading the wealth around. Because every game is an elimination game with prestige, the tickets will be sold out everywhere. Even the small squads get a shot at the playoffs, where they can test their mettle against the powerhouses.
Bracket Selection would be RANDOM...let's see where things stack up. A team has to be willing to play anyone, so why shouldn't it be put to the test?
My interest is not with a bowl system but restoring the quality of games on New Year's Day. The need to have more than a mythical champion is not that important to me. College football, in my mind, doesn't have to be like every other sport. It used to be, before the Bowl Coalition and before the BCS, that most of the best 10 or 12 teams in the country played on New Year's Day, a day when people are off work and most businesses are closed. Although No. 1 didn't always play No. 2, they both played on a day when people had the day off. Compare that to now when the title game is played on a Monday night. Knowing that the FBS is committing to a playoff system I'm in favor of any system that restores the quality of teams playing on New Year's Day. In recent years the team's haven't been as good as they used to be. Not only are No. 1 and 2 not playing on the holiday, but the top contenders are not either. If the playoff system began on New Year's Day that might be the way to have top teams playing in the most games on the day once traditionally identified in that way. Or you could have a playoff throughout December with the title game on New Year's Day. Part of the magic of the bowls used to be that it was a goal for a team at the beginning of the year. You could lose a couple of games, win your conference and feel pretty good about being a top-10 team. Now the goal is a little blurry. The bowl tied with your conference is more of a consolation prize.
by Daffy Duck 7 years ago
There is always so much controversy with the BCS poll. Who deserves to be in the title game? Who should be ranked higher? ect....Should college football adopt a playoff schedule with the top 16 teams (or however many) to make sure that teams who people think should get a shot...
by jaywhite2000 7 years ago
Should college football have a bracketed playoff system to determine a national championship?Frustrated undefeated teams want to know.
by usmarine35976 9 years ago
OK, first off I know that it has been done to death. The NCAA has yet to do the right thing. We have seen how horrible the BCS is and how it can be nothing more than a popularity contest. How about letting us see how great or how horrible a playoff system can be? What about a plus one...
by AskAshlie3433 8 years ago
WHO WINS IT GUYS?
by PhoenixV 2 years ago
Which teams will be in the college football playoffs?
by Mark 6 years ago
Who is the best college football team this year?I say Alabama , but there are some other good teams.
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