18 Responses

  1. Ryan
    December 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm | | Reply

    A CFB playoff would be pretty easy to pull off…the NCAA does it with every other sport they have. Here is how a 16 team tourney could break down
    -11 Conference Champs get an AQ.
    -Of the five remaining teams they could choose 5 of the “runner-ups” from those conferences using the current BCS computer rankings, ensuring that at least one team from a smaller conference gets in.
    -16 teams adds an extra month of playing to the season, so instead of all of the meaningless “bowl games”, that is when the playoffs happen.
    -Instead of the one game BCS big bowls, each sponsor would have the entire Fri/Sat “round” as their own (e.g., the Tostitos First Round, or some shit like that).

  2. December 9, 2009 at 8:25 pm | | Reply

    8 teams max. The NCAA won’t implement anything bigger because it’ll cause havoc on the education side. Plus, these are college kids, the 12-14 games they play is already strenuous.

    I’d settle for a 4 team playoff though, all I really want is for the 1-2 undefeated underdogs to just get a chance.

    Prestige ain’t everything.

    Oh, and with a playoff system we could still have bowl games. Top 8 teams go to the playoffs, the rest play bowl games.q

  3. Cliff
    January 7, 2010 at 2:04 am | | Reply

    All NCAA leagues have a playoff except 1A football. You could have a 16 team playoff no problem. If you are concerned with the rest of the teams, just do like NCAA basketball and have a NIT equivalent tournament for football. The amount of teams could be up to the league but i see no problem in another 8 or 16 teams. You play games to determine who’s best, leaving it up to a computer system is like simulating a season in Madden, the games and scores may be close to what should or may happen, but as we see week in and week out, things don’t always go as we expect.

  4. Patrick
    January 7, 2010 at 3:44 am | | Reply

    There’s no real reason for college football to not play a 8 or 16 team playoff. The games end up being played over break (not interfering with studies) and are over before the NFL playoffs begin. The argument for the remainder of the ranked teams is moot, since ranking 25 teams was an arbitrary choice in the first place. The method for deciding who plays in the tourney: top 16 in the BCS standings, the seeding: same. Another benefit: the subjective and usually self-serving Coaches and AP polls are finally out the window. It’s pretty simple and the NCAA ends up on the winning end of MAJOR sponsorship and attendance dollars. March Madness in 3-4 weeks played over winter break sounds pretty good to me. Plus, we’ll get to see if Boise State has the nuts to knock out the Gators, or if there really is disparity between the conferences, which I seriously doubt is as significant as the Big12 would have you believe.

  5. Ryan
    January 7, 2010 at 1:59 pm | | Reply

    Rankings are just that, rankings. They can be used in determining the 5 “At-large” bids after the 11 conference champs get their AQ’s, or in seeding the 11 conference champs as well.

    As for teams in the top 25, maybe shape the tourney like the basketball tourney. The 16th/17th ranked teams play a play-in game to see who gets to square off with the #1 overall seed, and then follow the seeding from there (2v15, 3v14, etc.) There will inevitably be teams who get snubbed. Whether its teams 17-25 in the this hypothetical system, or the 10-12 teams each spring who have their bubbles burst during March Madness.

    As for working around the “academic schedule”, teams already play in bowls games that need tweaking with the academic schedule in mid to late December, so that should not be an issue.

    A 16-team playoff would only add 4 more games max for the two teams that make it all the way to the championship game. Most of these kids have aspirations, or will be playing in the NFL some day, in which a max playoff season runs for 19 or 20 games. ‘Bama and Texas only played 13 regular season games this year, so if they had to run through a playoff system to reach the national championship, they would max out at 17.

    Above all else, if you ask any athlete in any sport where a playoff could occur, they would pick a playoff opportunity over the alternative. No matter who wins tonight, Boise state will be in the discussion as “co-national champs”. Having a playoff will eliminate that discussion

    By the way, I hate the BCS. Too complicated of a system which knocks too many teams out of contention before the first kick-off of the season. That is pretty ridiculous.

  6. Jeff Gehringer
    March 24, 2010 at 8:37 am | | Reply

    There shouldnt be a playoff system. People say that it would get rid of doubt for the national champion, but thats not true. People will always doubt on who should be the last few teams in, no matter how many we allow in.
    Also, this would deeply concern the academics of the students, the students would be playing during there semested exams and would barely be able to do any studying.
    Another reason is injury. If the season was extended then there would be alot higher risk of players getting injured, and possibly ending there careers before they start. The point of college football is to get them ready to play in the NFL and what good is that if we would be putting the players more at risk and would lose some of the players that could end up being great NFL players?
    It just does’nt make sense to me.

    1. Jeff Gehringer
      March 24, 2010 at 8:40 am | | Reply

      I would also like to add that if the non-BCS teams want a better shot at the title than they can choose some larger and harder teams to verse.

  7. andy
    April 20, 2010 at 2:24 pm | | Reply

    the bcs is dumb and its time for playoffs. everyone is ready

  8. kyle
    November 14, 2010 at 11:19 am | | Reply

    Here Is what the bcs should do… First off they should take th teams from the top 6 confrences (my opinion Sec,big 10,big12,pac 10,Acc and mt west opion the aravel of biosie st. Nevada and Fresno St.) and the teams who won thoes confrences and on at-Large team atoamatiqlue qualify.Now here the twist in my opioin the fans should get to choes something so you could go online of text in or something and vote for To teams from the bottom 5 confrence(Big East,Wac,C-Usa,Mac,Sunbelt)they choes two team that one their confrence that they think shouldnt make it. so for an example let say the chose troy(sunbelt)and Nothern illiniois(Mac)and then they choes a team that was ranked in the top 25 that didnt already make the playoffs to play one of thoes teams so let say Kansas and Lsu didnt make it so they could play in to by plaing one of thoes weaker confrences.

    So their you have it please send me an E-mial if you have a question.

  9. Alex
    January 16, 2011 at 10:23 pm | | Reply

    In my humble opinion, we should have a stringent 12-16 team playoff system at the end of every college system.
    Noone would be “excluded ” from the playoffs, and the chances to be national champion.
    The way that the BCS is structured now, with the 38 ridiculous bowls that noone really cares to watch, is one of the most stupid systems around.
    I have been watching college football since the 70s, with the five big bowls that the schools will get a shot to play for. Lets dump the joke of the football world, that calls itself the BCS( Bowl Championship Series). We don’t need it.
    Put the millions of dollars in the BCS to better use and build a satisfactory PLAYOFF system.
    How would it work?
    Have ALL of the 12 conferences evenly represented. Not just the SEC and the ACC. Those two think that they are the greatest of all time. No, I say they aren’t. The BCS sucks in my mind since I believe that they are so completely biased towards ONLY the SEC and ACC. They don’t care at all about the Boise States, Utahs, USCs and a plethora of others in other conferences.
    GIVE US A PLAYOFF SYSTEM that works…. and one that is fair etc. Not this joke of a biased bunch of regional fans , coaches , players and schools that think that they are KING.

  10. Alex
    January 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm | | Reply

    After all top schools play each other in the elimination tournament called the play off system. Whomever is left standing.. would be the NATIONAL CHAMPION.

    Not like it is now.
    Once a school is #1, then they should not get priviledge or anything like that. Once you are national champ one year.
    Its not necessarily that you will stay there for 6 yrs running.

  11. Bill
    November 26, 2016 at 7:32 pm | | Reply

    The playoffs should be decided by record. Period. That would eliminate the favoritism shown by “the comitee” to their teams. Pro sports with the exception of world cup soccer are judged by wins and losses. Hockey, baseball, pro football and basketball are all judged by wins and losses. No team gets special treatment. Be fair to all the schools. Be fair to all the fans.
    Make the field level for everyone.

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