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Old 11-04-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: So California
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Hopefully soon. However, 8 is enough. Take the conference winners of the Power 5 conferences, the best team from the other conferences, and 2 at-large teams.

I think thats reasonable, but Id like 12 better.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:35 AM
 
Location: alabama.
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Yeah nobody likes that...

Most ridiculous thing Ive read today. Lets not make it sooo easy for these teams. Lets make them beat the best teams from around the country just not the sec. Upsets make college sports great, if your team isnt in the tourney then you root for the underdog.
no .the most ridiculous thing you`ve read today is what you just posted ..the committee got it right ,, the rest of you just need to get your panties out of a wad and move on ...
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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I can only find one time when the season ended with more than two unbeaten teams .. 40 years ago ... you expand to 8 teams you gunna have a two loss champion ...
"more than two"? Two is TOO MANY.

Name another sport that has two unbeatens at seasons end.

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Old 11-04-2015, 10:49 AM
 
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Bama and LSU play this weekend. Same for Clemson and FSU. The Big 12 contenders all play each other in November, when Ohio State also has its toughest games. ND has to play Stanford. There's no need for an eight team playoff because that's what November really is...

Was there "no need" for Baylor and TCU to have a shot last season?
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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I think thats reasonable, but Id like 12 better.
8 is feasible.
Just go back to an 11 game regular season and add one more round to the current Playoff format.

12 is too many and unnecessary.
You can go back over the last 20 years and probably further and 8 will NEVER leave out a team that has a legitimate argument to be there.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: alabama.
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"more than two"? Two is TOO MANY.

Name another sport that has two unbeatens at seasons end.
if all the other sports had 12 game seasons there would be dozens of undefeateds .. then who`d get in the final 4 or 8 ...
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:14 AM
 
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the more teams you involve the greater the chance that the champion will simply be the team that plays best at the end of the year ..champion for the year should also be champion of the year .. don't want NCAA basketball all over again ..
Just curious.

Are you also against the playoff system in general?

Based on your statement shouldn't we just hand the championship over to the best regular season performer in every sport?
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:23 AM
 
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if all the other sports had 12 game seasons there would be dozens of undefeateds .. then who`d get in the final 4 or 8 ...

Also remember that even in the rest of the college football world EVERY level has a playoff that includes AT LEAST 24 teams.

8 is not unreasonable at all.

As my OP stated, any system that leaves out last season's TCU and Baylor teams is too small.

With 8 it isn't too big, and no truly deserving team gets left out EVER AGAIN.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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I can only find one time when the season ended with more than two unbeaten teams .. 40 years ago ... you expand to 8 teams you gunna have a two loss champion ...
In 2010, TCU and Auburn both finished undefeated. In 2009, Alabama and Boise State finished undefeated. In 2004 you had USC, Utah and Auburn all finish undefeated.

An 8 team playoff ensures that the conference champion from the ACC, SEC, Big 12, Big 10 and Pac 12 all qualify. Plus 3 at large bids where you would give a shot to a team like Memphis who could go undefeated and win their conference.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:27 AM
 
Location: alabama.
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yes I am .. but I`m also SEC biased so I enjoyed our 7 year run .. the more teams you let in the greater the chance that the champion will be just the team that is best at one moment .. Wisconsin mens basketball team can play Kentucky 9 more times and Kentucky would win them all ..
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