16 team FBS playoff. Every FBS conference champ gets a bid. The remaining spots are filled at-large.
- Eight of the mid-December Bowl Games make up the round of 16.
- Four of the Christmas-week Bowl Games host the quarters
- Two New Year's Eve/Day bowls host the semis
- Finally, play the title game the week after as usual
This eliminates the possibility of a great mid-major like last year's UCF team getting left out, while still allowing all the top power-conference dogs to get in.
And yes, this means force feeding a Sun Belt team to someone like Alabama. And using some of the Bowls as qualifying round games means you're shutting out some of the 5-7 and 6-6 teams from getting to play in a bowl. And heaven forbid you ask "student athletes" to absorb the wear and tear of having to prepare and play for 1-2 more games than elite teams already have to... or deep-pocketed alumni and universities to foot the bill for 2-3 more trips to games during December.
However, this playoff not only ensures that everyone is included... but it also adds meaning, publicity and value to several lower-tier bowls. The Las Vegas Bowl and the Alamo Bowl suddenly become huge draws if they're early elimination games for the national championship, instead of a random battle between middle of the road teams.
by PhoenixV 9 years ago
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