Football Display Case
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
i approve of this message
strong indictment of AAU right heah
Glockner sides with justice
a good cause, and a good time
good job gents
"Jeff Withey shouldn't have called him Peter Dinklage, is all I'm saying."
I'm with the President on this one (except for the remark about trimming back the regular season):
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I would like to see an eight-team playoff in college football. Six of the teams would be the conference champions from the BCS conferences with two at-large bids. If a conference champion is not in the Top 15 of the BCS standings (or whatever rating system is used), then that auto-bid is not used and a third at-large team gets into the playoff. That conference champion would be given a berth in a major bowl. Teams from the same conference would not play one another in the first round, so there may be an occasion for some reseeding among the eight programs to ensure this doesn't happen.
The first two rounds of the playoffs would take place at the home stadium of the higher seed. The first four games would take place on the second weekend of December with the semi-finals during the third weekend. The bowl games would then run from that time period through 1 January with the national championship game following the completion of the bowl games. The national championship game can go to different sites or be permanently placed in one location like the Rose Bowl.
Using this system, the eight teams in the playoff from last year would have been paired up as follows:
#8 Virginia Tech (11-2, ACC Champion) v. #1 Auburn (13-0, SEC Champion)
#5 Wisconsin (11-1, B10 Champion) v. #4 Stanford (11-1, Pac 10 At Large)
#7 Oklahoma (11-2, B12 Champion) v. #2 Oregon (12-0, Pac 10 Champion)
#6 Ohio State (11-1, B10 At Large) v. #3 Texas Christian (12-0, MWC At Large)
Big East conference champion Connecticut is not included in the playoff because the team was no rated in the Top 15 of the BCS standings. High ranked teams that would go to the major bowls (Rose, Orange, etc.) in lieu of the playoffs would include Arkansas (10-2, #8 in BCS Standings), Michigan State (11-1, #9), Boise State (11-1, #10) along with LSU, Missouri, Oklahoma State, and Nevada (these last four teams are in the Top 11 to 15 in the BCS Standings). An example of the bowl matchups would be something like this:
Rose: Michigan State v. Boise State
Sugar: Arkansas v. Missouri
Orange: LSU v. Oklahoma State
Fiesta: Connecticut v. Nevada
The regular season would be relevant to the end because (1) teams will be looking at getting seeded as high as possible to ensure home field advantage and (2) winning a conference championship title is required for all non-independents and the majority of the BCS conferences now have conference championship games (ACC, SEC, Big Ten, Pac 10/12).
Independent teams (currently Army, BYU, Navy and ND) can get in via the available at-large bids only.
Now how on earth does that satisfy the complaint of the non-AQ conferences? That just makes it worse.
And in every other sport and every other division, every conference with enough members gets an autobid if they want it. Why does that change here?
"We've beaten Michigan the last four years. So where's the threat?"
- Mark Dantonio
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In reading the comments of most of the posters, one thin is clear: The current BCS system is not perfect.
So I want to see something that may be better or at least different.
I remember a post from a few years back about a very insightful proposal for an 8-team playoff. In the spirit of fairness, I have been also waiting to see more proposals that may actually make it past the development stage, and even though Mark Cuban's really biased, his "independent" research firm "Radical Football" may offer a modern and somewhat popular scenario to have the best college football teams in the final.
"I was gone before that guy wrecked the place, but it still disappoints"