With Michigan finally involved in all the playoff scenarios and hypotheticals starting to pop up this year, I got to thinking about a possible format to eliminate the guesswork and subjectivity. I know the bickering and rankings is something some people love about the college game, but this makes a lot more sense to me.
- Six team tourney.
- Each Power Five Conference Champion gets an automatic bid
- One Wild Card/At Large bid selected by the Committee.
- Seeds 1 and 2 get first round byes, 3 plays 6, 4 plays 5.
It eliminates most of the subjective elements in the current system and values Conference Championships. Teams would still be compelled to schedule tough non-conference opponents for sake of seeding/byes and you could even add a home field advantage to the higher seeds if teams needed more incentive for the non-conference schedule.
Is it too simple to be interesting? Do teams that don't win their conference deserve a shot at the National Title? Too similar to the pros?