For those of you who are ready to stop daydreaming about playoffs and designing your own fantasy playoff systems, here is your opportunity to actually do something about it.
"The College Football Playoff Act of 2008.
If passed, this bill would "prohibit, as an unfair and deceptive act or practice, the promotion, marketing, and advertising of any post-season NCAA Division I football game as a national championship game unless such game is the culmination of a fair and equitable playoff system."
If passed, this bill would apply to any game that occurs after January 31, 2011. It would be enforceable by the Federal Trade Commission."
Congress, under the Constitutional authority of the Commerce clause, has jurisdiction over NCAA athletics, so they should be able to legally enforce a playoff system. This bill has been introduced in the House, so pressure your local represantatives to support it.