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Old 07-26-2016, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Imagine a college football play-off that would be played among the major conferences (similar to the current grouping of schools...but expanded) that would feature...

8 teams, all of them conference champions.

4 New Years Bowl games (chosen from Rose, Fiesta, Cotton, Sugar, Orange) to break those 8 down to 4

an eastern and a western semi-final

a championship game.

Each conference would consist of 12 teams. No divisions. 11 game round robin schedule. If two teams tie at end of season, they play a championship game. if 3 or more tie, two are selected by formula and play championship game. If a school wins outright...no championship game.

The conferences would be arranged geographically; they actually would have a footprint that represents a region.

the breakdown would be..

the northeast (basically the area that was the Big East)

the South Atlantic (think original ACC footprint)

Mid-South (basically SEC country)

Midwest (original Big Ten footprint)

Great Plains (basically the area of the old Big 8)

Southwest (basically the area of the old SWC)

Rockies (following closely the MWC)

Pacific (Pac 12 country)


Can you name the 8 conferences and, for each, list the 12 members you'd assign to them.
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:24 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I think the College Football Playoff is moving in that direction. Eight teams, each the winner of their conference, would compete in the series. If twelve teams are necessary, add four more conference champions.
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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My answer is the same to all of these threads.

Take the power 5 champs plus the top 3 BCS (or the committee now since that is where we are) non-champs and seed 1-8.

For 2015, that would have given us:

1. Clemson (ACC Champ)
2. Alabama (SEC Champ)
3. Michigan State (B1G Champ)
4. Oklahoma (Big XII Champ)
5. Iowa (at-large)
6. Stanford (Pac-12 Champ)
7. Ohio State (at-large)
8. Notre Dame (at-large)

Top 3 out: Florida State, North Carolina, TCU

Sounds fun, let's go.
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Great Plains: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Iowa State, Colorado, Colorado State, and Air Force
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Originally Posted by edsg25 View Post
Imagine a college football play-off that would be played among the major conferences (similar to the current grouping of schools...but expanded) that would feature...

8 teams, all of them conference champions.

4 New Years Bowl games (chosen from Rose, Fiesta, Cotton, Sugar, Orange) to break those 8 down to 4

an eastern and a western semi-final

a championship game.

Each conference would consist of 12 teams. No divisions. 11 game round robin schedule. If two teams tie at end of season, they play a championship game. if 3 or more tie, two are selected by formula and play championship game. If a school wins outright...no championship game.

The conferences would be arranged geographically; they actually would have a footprint that represents a region.

the breakdown would be..

the northeast (basically the area that was the Big East)

the South Atlantic (think original ACC footprint)

Mid-South (basically SEC country)

Midwest (original Big Ten footprint)

Great Plains (basically the area of the old Big 8)

Southwest (basically the area of the old SWC)

Rockies (following closely the MWC)

Pacific (Pac 12 country)


Can you name the 8 conferences and, for each, list the 12 members you'd assign to them.


Actually....I have always wanted more inter-conference scheduling and would like to see at least 2 games scheduled with out of conference foes from other Div 1 programs.
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Old 07-26-2016, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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My answer is the same to all of these threads.

Take the power 5 champs plus the top 3 BCS (or the committee now since that is where we are) non-champs and seed 1-8.

For 2015, that would have given us:

1. Clemson (ACC Champ)
2. Alabama (SEC Champ)
3. Michigan State (B1G Champ)
4. Oklahoma (Big XII Champ)
5. Iowa (at-large)
6. Stanford (Pac-12 Champ)
7. Ohio State (at-large)
8. Notre Dame (at-large)

Top 3 out: Florida State, North Carolina, TCU

Sounds fun, let's go.
I decided to simulate that using WhatifSports. These were the results. unfortunately, i did not save the links to the box scores.

Clemson vs. Notre Dame - 34-17 Clemson
Alabama vs. Ohio State - 34-26 Alabama
Michigan State vs. Stanford - 31-28 Michigan State
Oklahoma vs. Iowa - 30-9 Iowa
Semifinals
Clemson vs. Oklahoma - 44-3 Oklahoma
Alabama vs. Michigan State - 31-16 Alabama
Finals
Oklahoma vs. Alabama - 30-17 Oklahoma
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Old 07-26-2016, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Clemson vs. Oklahoma - 44-3 Oklahoma

Well, reality was very different... (two years in a row)
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:24 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Originally Posted by SouthernTiger099 View Post
I decided to simulate that using WhatifSports. These were the results. unfortunately, i did not save the links to the box scores.

Clemson vs. Notre Dame - 34-17 Clemson
Alabama vs. Ohio State - 34-26 Alabama
Michigan State vs. Stanford - 31-28 Michigan State
Oklahoma vs. Iowa - 30-9 Iowa
Semifinals
Clemson vs. Oklahoma - 44-3 Oklahoma
Alabama vs. Michigan State - 31-16 Alabama
Finals
Oklahoma vs. Alabama - 30-17 Oklahoma
Why didn't Iowa get to play on after winning 30-9?
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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Why didn't Iowa get to play on after winning 30-9?
Whoops, i made a mistake. The actual result was 30-9 Oklahoma, i just typed in the wrong team.
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