since everybody is doing it here is my idea for a playoff

Submitted by Sebie on December 22nd, 2008 at 10:40 PM

Since everybody has put in a playoff system i thought i would invent one. This playoff system is an 16 team playoff with the top 16 teams going in it using the bcs standings. since the bcs cronies say that the season is to long then limit the teams to one bye week which means that the regular season would end on November 22nd this year with the confrence title games being on the 29th however all confrences must have a title game to make even yes sun belt that includes you. The first two rounds are at the higher seeds home stadium with the semi-finals and finals being at 3 of the 4 current bcs sites while they rotate with one sitting out every year that one will host one of the bowl games out side of the top 16. To add money for schools all those who are not playing in the semi-Finals have the option of playing in the regularly scheduled bowl games which will be held between the semi finals and finals ok so this is how the schedule would go with the teams who id think would win the matchups.

Dec 6
#1 Oklahoma vs. # 16 BYU (@ Oklahoma)
#2 Flordia Vs. #15 Georgia (@ Flordia)
#3 Texas Vs. # 14 Georgia Tech ( @ Texas)
#4 Alabama vs #13 Oaklahoma State (@ Alabama)
#5 USC vs. # 12 Cincinnati (@ USC)
#6 Utah vs. #11 TCU (@ Utah)
#7 Texas Tech vs. # 10 Ohio State (@ Texas Tech)
#8 Penn State Vs. #9 Bosie State ( @ Penn State)

the teams would then be put in the second round highest seed against lowest seed as opposed to the ncaa basketball tournament where they have pre set second round seed matches even when th elower seed wins.

Dec 13

#1 Oklahoma Vs. #8 Penn state (@ Oklahoma)
#2 Flordia Vs. #7 Texas Tech (@ Flordia
#3 Texas Vs. #6 Utah (@ Texas)
#4 Alabama Vs. #5 USC (@ Alabama)

After the first rounds the games would go to the bcs sites minus one of them for this one i took away the Orange Bowl because i despise Pro Player Stadium or whatever they call it now.

Dec 20th

#1 Oaklahoma vs. #4 Alabama (@ the fiesta Bowl)
#2 Flordia Vs. # 3 Texas ( @ the Sugar Bowl)

the National Championship game will be scheduled January 8th to let all the bowl games go by. So with the bowl schedule the loss of one bcs bowl game because of th enational championship that means that 2 teams will have to be booted out to make room for 4 Ohio State, Penn State, USC, And utah since two of these teams Utah and Usc (since they are the higest ranked) will play in the orange bowl which got left out of the semi finals finals rotation. To make room 2 bcs confrence schools with a 6-6 record will go so Notre Dame and North Carolina State. So that means that Penn State will be playing Hawai'i in the Hawi'i Bowl and Ohio State will be playing Rutgers in th Bowl then th eBowls would go as scheduled normally.

national championship game Jan 8th
#1 Oklahoma Vs. Flordia (@ Rose Bowl)

So that is my playoff idea what do you guys think of it.




December 22nd, 2008 at 11:18 PM ^

Makes sense to me. I really like the 16 team playoff much better than any of the others. It makes more sense. There isn't too much of an argument if you are the #17 team. How many losses did they have, 3, maybe 4? So, your system would definitely let the teams decide the true champion on the field. I'm all for it and so is 95% of the fanbase. The conference presidents need to get up off their hands and institute a playoff. I really hope Texas destroys tuos so there is some controversy with the BS, ooops, BCS.


December 23rd, 2008 at 5:34 AM ^

So I know they are barely there anymore but they are still students. At some point these guys do need to take finals. I mean it is one thing to say "hey we can move them around" but on your schedule these guys would do their finals in what mid-january?


December 23rd, 2008 at 6:02 AM ^

Why would they have to miss their finals? I never understand that argument. The athletes during the college world series have to take exams amongst up to 7 games or something like that. Why can't football take their exams? It's only one game. The exam argument is just a last ditch effort to avoid a playoff.

I'm sure the university could work something out with the players if you are one of the eight teams left still playing in the playoff.


December 23rd, 2008 at 8:01 PM ^

Being an M student, I can say that I would be under a shit-ton of stress knowing that I had to study, take an exam and play what is potentially one of the biggest games of my career all in one week. The university could be flexible with the players, but that is not something I see happening and it will only add stress to an already stressful schedule.
The "exam argument" is NOT a "last ditch effort to avoid a playoff" it is something the NCAA would take into consideration and, for that, probably shoot the system down.
I know academics may not hold as high esteem in college football as they used to, but they're still valued on some level


December 23rd, 2008 at 10:50 AM ^

You can honestly see Georgia beating Florida in Gainesville, Oklahoma in Norman, and Texas to win the NC? While I'll concede that it is hypothetically possible, the real possibility is none. The reason for 16 gives your non-bcs conference teams an "equal chance" at the title. Keeps the integrity of college football.


December 23rd, 2008 at 11:17 AM ^

you can see them winning against Florida, I wouldn't expect them to be the favorite, but they could definitely win a game, then maybe they'd play BYU next.
In reality though I just don't like playoffs in college football. I would like a plus one game, but I'd rather not have it if it led to full on playoffs.


December 23rd, 2008 at 1:38 PM ^

Well, according to the original poster's "system", you are incorrect.

"the teams would then be put in the second round highest seed against lowest seed as opposed to the ncaa basketball tournament where they have pre set second round seed matches even when th elower seed wins."

So, assuming the higher seeds win except Florida, Georgia would have to play Oklahoma and Texas.


December 24th, 2008 at 2:58 AM ^

All of the "settle it on the field" arguments for a playoff really make no sense to me when you are talking about a system that would allow a 3 or 4 loss team to win it all.

I will remain opposed to playoffs in college football until somebody can adequately answer the following: If we had a playoff this year, and the title game was Oklahoma v. Texas, and Oklahoma won 45-35, what principle makes them a more legitimate champion than they would be by beating Florida under the current rules?


December 24th, 2008 at 10:46 AM ^

Isn't that why March Madness is so popular, because of Cinderella??? How many times do you see Cinderella actually make it to the title game? Never. If you don't put such a huge emphasis on the pure number of wins-losses, teams can schedule tougher non-conference opponents, knowing that they can still make a run in the playoffs despite losing to two or three top-5 teams. Honestly, who likes seeing creampuff after creampuff get clobbered by better teams each week??? Personally, I'd rather see some home and homes with UM, USC, Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, Mizzou.

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December 23rd, 2008 at 9:46 AM ^

It looks pretty good. And you gave time to allow for the "minor" bowl games. It sure would be a more depressing world if we were denied more Memphis-South Florida matchups.