- 12/05/2011, 02:47PM ET
kaos444 said 12/05, 02:47 PM
The NCAA should have a 16 team playoff instead of an 8 team playoff for more at large berth teams.
This is how the first round would look:
1 LSU (SEC winner) vs. 16 Northern Illinois (MAC winner)
2 Alabama (At Large) vs. 15 Southern Mississippi (C-USA winner)
3 Oklahoma St. (Big 12 winner) vs. 14 TCU (MWC winner)
4 Oregon (Pac 12 winner) vs. 13 Michigan (At Large)
5 Stanford (At Large) vs. 12 Michigan State (At Large)
6 Arkansas (At Large) vs. 11 Clemson (ACC winner)
7 Boise State (At Large) vs. 10 Virginia Tech (At Large)
8 Wisconsin (Big 10 winner) vs. 9 Kansas State (At Large)
The playoff system should be like this so the lesser conferences get a chance to upset a big dog like LSU or Alabama and wouldn't just have LSU and Bama play against each other for the title. This would be the best way to handle the whole BCS debate.
DGrizzle2013 - Go Cavs! said 12/05, 04:24 PM
The C-USA and MAC champions? You've gotta be kidding me....
The BCS is geared for ratings and money, now why would the NCAA put a MAC or C-USA school against and SEC school? Northern Illinois and Southern Mississippi have small fan bases and adding them to a game like this would be just like a regular cupcake game for LSU and 'Bama.
But I kind of understand where you're coming from, but you have to realize that these are college kids. Where would the games be? How would it affect they're schooling? What if a team like Michigan can't make it to the game due to weather and they're airport is down?
I think your idea just causes trouble for students and fans.
I hate the BCS just as much as the next guy but it's what we have and we're going to have to get used to. Ideas of a playoff my seem cool but there are a lot of things that factor into it.
kaos444 said 12/05, 04:50 PM
Lets go look at the NCAA baketball tourney where you have a number one seed in Duke playing a team like UNC ashville in the first round, the first round is supposed to be a cakewalk for the team but there is a chance for that close game that would get everyone watching. I agree those games would be blowouts but you don't want them going up against a team like Clemson or Va Tech in the first round.
The games would be like the NCAA tourney where they have a set location for Sweet 16 and Elite 8 and then another location for Final 4 and Championship game. I don't think the traveling would be an effect but the games could be on a Friday and Saturday every week and then have the teams stay in the city and then get ready for another game the next week.
This idea would be great for fans considering you would get great games instead of only a couple good bowl games and then the bowl games where you have nobody watching them because of the teams. In this system you have them competing to keep their season alive and getting to the championship.
DGrizzle2013 - Go Cavs! said 12/05, 05:34 PM
This would add 3 extra weeks to the season for those teams, football is already a rigorous sport and towards the end of the season injuries catch up with the players.
Also.. do the other teams go to a bowl game? Or is it just the top teams and conferences winners who play the tournament? If that is so, do the losers just go home? I'm sure a lot of coaches and sponsors would not agree with this...
kaos444 said 12/05, 10:22 PM
To the NCAA this is three more weeks of revenue coming in from the games. Now in the NFL they play 16 weeks and still play in the playoffs for a few more weeks so a few extra weeks for the NCAA couldn't hurt them if they would want to play in the NFL.
For the other teams that get snubbed out or just aren't good enough they can do what they do again for college basketball. In college basketball, all the teams that don't get invited to the tourney go and play in the NIT and other tourneys that they get invited to. Why can't college football have another 16 team tourney for the other teams that don't make this playoff system.
Now I'm pretty sure the coaches and sponsors would like this playoff because they get to prove their team can play against anyone with them playing against multiple teams. The sponsors would love this because of all the money they would be receiving from the TV deals and sponsors from the game.
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