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Old 10-14-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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8 would definitely be an improvement for that reason. I think that would make a legitimate playoffs. 16 would make it even more interesting.
I personally feel like 16 is unrealistic. I think once you start having (in some cases) three teams from the same conference it is a bit ridiculous.

I get that some people want to see it devolve (IMO) into March Madness, but that isn't really going to happen in CFB.
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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I personally feel like 16 is unrealistic. I think once you start having (in some cases) three teams from the same conference it is a bit ridiculous.

I get that some people want to see it devolve (IMO) into March Madness, but that isn't really going to happen in CFB.
I agree that a football version of March Madness is ridiculous. However, 16 teams is only one quarter of the bracket. Looking at the bowl schedule now, the first one is on Saturday, December 17, exactly two weekends before the start of the 4-team playoff. So if we already have that amount of postseason play thanks to the "just because" bowl games, why not make some of them actually count for something? TV ratings could be even higher.
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:50 PM
 
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I agree that a football version of March Madness is ridiculous. However, 16 teams is only one quarter of the bracket. Looking at the bowl schedule now, the first one is on Saturday, December 17, exactly two weekends before the start of the 4-team playoff. So if we already have that amount of postseason play thanks to the "just because" bowl games, why not make some of them actually count for something? TV ratings could be even higher.
But those bowl games are the last game for all the teams. With the exception of the playoff teams who play 2 to win it all.

Go to 8 and now the two teams in the NCG play 3 post season games.


Go to 16 and now they play 4 post season games.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:16 PM
 
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Well, that certainly makes it worthwhile to watch good 2-loss teams play for a pat on the back in some Walmart Chick-fil-A Napa Auto Parts Whatever Bowl that means nothing.
Umm.. What does this have to do with whether or not an expanded playoff takes away from the importance of regular season games?

Do you agree or disagree that the Oh St/Michigan regular season game becomes meaningless when both teams would pretty much get auto-bids into a 16 team playoff regardless of who wins?
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:21 PM
 
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Also, a 16 team playoff most certainly, without question, takes away importance from conference championship games if both teams still make the playoffs, which would unarguably happen every year in at least one or two conferences.
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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But those bowl games are the last game for all the teams. With the exception of the playoff teams who play 2 to win it all.

Go to 8 and now the two teams in the NCG play 3 post season games.


Go to 16 and now they play 4 post season games.
Yeah, like in every other sport...

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Umm.. What does this have to do with whether or not an expanded playoff takes away from the importance of regular season games?
The regular season should not be more important than the postseason, it's anticlimactic IMO.

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Do you agree or disagree that the Oh St/Michigan regular season game becomes meaningless when both teams would pretty much get auto-bids into a 16 team playoff regardless of who wins?
Disagree. It's still a heated rivalry, and being a higher seed would be preferable.
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:19 AM
 
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32 would be even MORE interesting.
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:23 AM
 
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Heck, let's just pay the players and make college football a four-year "minor league" for the NFL. Grades??? I don't need no stinkin' grades.
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:39 PM
 
Location: H-Tine, Texas
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I would love an 8 team playoff. I feel 4 isn't enough and may leave out some really good teams that could win the title. Let's say the four at the end of this season are:

1. Alabama - SEC Champ (shocker, right?!)
2. Clemson - ACC Champ
3. Ohio State - B10 Champ
4. Washington - Pac-12 Champ

That'll leave probably one loss Michigan out, one or two loss Louisville out, probably a one loss Houston team out, Baylor (or whoever the Big XII champ is), potentially A&M (if their only loss is to Bama and they fail to make the SEC title game despite a 11-1 record) and potentially a one or two loss Wisconsin team and Nebraska. If the field was expanded to 8 the playoff could be:

1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Washington
4. Clemson
5. Michigan
6. Louisville
7. Texas A&M
8. Baylor

Also:
Houston
Wisconsin
Oklahoma
Ole Miss
Nebraska

Outside of Baylor, from what we've seen so far, any of those top 7 teams could win the national championship, but 3 of them won't get the chance, simply because they dropped a game or two to other great teams in conference (Ohio State vs. Michigan, Bama vs A&M, Louisville vs Clemson) or played a difficult non-conference schedule (Oklahoma). I don't like that.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:48 PM
 
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I would love an 8 team playoff. I feel 4 isn't enough and may leave out some really good teams that could win the title. Let's say the four at the end of this season are:

1. Alabama - SEC Champ (shocker, right?!)
2. Clemson - ACC Champ
3. Ohio State - B10 Champ
4. Washington - Pac-12 Champ

That'll leave probably one loss Michigan out, one or two loss Louisville out, probably a one loss Houston team out, Baylor (or whoever the Big XII champ is), potentially A&M (if their only loss is to Bama and they fail to make the SEC title game despite a 11-1 record) and potentially a one or two loss Wisconsin team and Nebraska. If the field was expanded to 8 the playoff could be:

1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Washington
4. Clemson
5. Michigan
6. Louisville
7. Texas A&M
8. Baylor

Also:
Houston
Wisconsin
Oklahoma
Ole Miss
Nebraska

Outside of Baylor, from what we've seen so far, any of those top 7 teams could win the national championship, but 3 of them won't get the chance, simply because they dropped a game or two to other great teams in conference (Ohio State vs. Michigan, Bama vs A&M, Louisville vs Clemson) or played a difficult non-conference schedule (Oklahoma). I don't like that.


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