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Old 12-08-2014, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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As others have stated its 8 or nothing.

6 you have to play with bye's and stuff and if there's only 6 and you take every big 5 conference champ (Big 10, Big 12, ACC, Pac 12, SEC) that only leaves 1 at-large; then if you don't take all 5 conference champs, your open for controversy again.

I like 8. Conference champs from the Big 5 conferences and then 3 at large.
IF the winner of the American, C-USA, MAC, Mountain West, or God forbid the Sun Belt is higher ranked than a winner from that big 5 conference they get an automatic slot in the playoff, and you are left with 2 at-large from any FBS school.

This year we wouldn't have had a non power 5 winner finish higher than a power 5. We would've had:
ACC champ Florida State (#3)
Big 10 champ Ohio State (#4)
Big 12 champ Baylor* (#5)
Pac 12 champ Oregon (#2)
SEC champ Alabama (#1).
*= Baylor won the head to head game so they would've gotten the automatic bid.
Final 3 at large teams would've likely been TCU (#6), Mississippi State (#7) and Michigan State (#8). And it only takes up one more weekend: Play the quarters Tuesday, December 23, the semi's Thursday, January 1, and the finals Saturday, January 10.

I think it will expand to 8...I think it will do very quickly too. With 5 Power conferences, someone is going to be left out every year...no way around it. they will have to go to 8.

I would go w/ round 1 Sat Dec 20th. And allow the higher seeded teams to play that game at their Home stadium. That would cut down on traveling (how many fans can afford to go to 3 games criss crossing the nation? None that I know of.)
So in this case,
#8 Mich State goes at #1 Alabama
#7 Miss State goes at #2 Oregon
#6 TCU goes at #3 FSU
#5 Baylor goes at #4 OSU.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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I think BYU should get an invite with possibly Colorado State. CSU's board of trustees just approved the construction of a new on-campus football stadium, seating at least 50,000. Their basketball program is decent. Plus a CSU invite would put the Big 12 back in the Denver market. If the Big 12 later on chooses to go to 14, it could move further westward, inviting Boise State and UNLV or New Mexico.
Is CSU really followed that closely in Denver or is it more CU? Or is it even much of a college market?

The Big Ten's faulty reasoning for adding Rutgers was that it would give us a foothold in the NYC market, the nation's largest media market by far. Problem is that NYC is not a college sports city. Actually the college that gets the biggest following there in football is probably Notre Dame. For hoops is probably UConn.
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:57 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Try for BYU or Boise State...Cincinnati could work too to give WVU a closer opponent These 3 along w/ Houston are probably every bit as good as teams like Iowa State and Kansas.
BYU for a proven commodity and UCF for recruiting. Plus, UCF won a BCS bowl. If the Big XII wants to stay solely in the east for WV travel partners then go for either UCF/Cincy or UCF/Eastern Carolina as ECU is a team on the rise, has a sizable stadium, and would give the Big XII new recruiting grounds.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:30 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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For any Frog fans still upset about the decision, and for those who say "get a better OOC schedule, just remember...

Ohio State and TCU set to play in 2018 and 2019

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Old 12-08-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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For any Frog fans still upset about the decision, and for those who say "get a better OOC schedule, just remember...

Ohio State and TCU set to play in 2018 and 2019

Sure, take it out on the Buckeyes later on, but right now all the blame should squarely be laid at the feet of the ineffective and naive (once again!) Big XII leaders.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:27 PM
 
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I second that (and in reality this is the opinion of most Big 12 fans). The Big 12 got left in the dust in expansion, but was lucky enough to snag TCU and WVU. It also should have attacked the ACC before it was too late. During conference realignment, the ACC was weak, the Big 12 felt "comfortable". Now all that is left is a few American schools, and maybe BYU or a Mountain West team. There is no way that an ACC school (or one from any other p5 for that matter) would leave now!
A one loss ACC team wouldn't have been in the top 8.

Big 12 should add BYU and Colorado state.

Bowlsby is a dip****.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:03 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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BYU seems to be EVERYONE'S pick for an invite.

As far as a #2...

BEST chance

- Boise State
- BYU
- Cincy
- ECU
- Memphis
- UCF
- USF

Outside chance

- Air Force
- Colorado State
- Houston
- Louisiana (Lafayette)
- Louisiana Tech
- Rice
- Tulsa

Desperate

- Nevada
- North Texas
- SMU
- Texas State
- Tulane
- UNLV
- UTSA (I like them, but I think they have a few more years to go before moving up)
- Wyoming


...I think this calls for a new thread.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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Sure, take it out on the Buckeyes later on, but right now all the blame should squarely be laid at the feet of the ineffective and naive (once again!) Big XII leaders.
So how much playoff money is the Big 12 losing by not getting the 4th slot?
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Is CSU really followed that closely in Denver or is it more CU? Or is it even much of a college market?

The Big Ten's faulty reasoning for adding Rutgers was that it would give us a foothold in the NYC market, the nation's largest media market by far. Problem is that NYC is not a college sports city. Actually the college that gets the biggest following there in football is probably Notre Dame. For hoops is probably UConn.

NYC hoops is Syracuse and surprisingly Duke. Whenever Duke plays at Madison Square Garden, they always refer to it as Cameron Indoor North. UConn only gets a crowd when they play Duke, St. John's, Syracuse down there, and most take the train down from Connecticut.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:12 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Of course either could blow away Ohio. The Bobcats finished 6-6 and play in the MAC.

LOL!
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