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Old 12-05-2008, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Just have the best in the country play OU
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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The teams with the best record in each individual conference would play each other on a nuetral field in a playoff system.
This BCS stuff is a media thing to get the most viewers in big market cities to watch the games.
It's all about money and sponsership.
Go by wins and losses and forget the political BS and computer ratings and let the best team on the field at the end of the playoffs be the champ.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I would use the BCS scoring system, but would do it a bit different.

I would require EVERY major conference to have a title game.

From there, the 6 major conferences would have their champion in the playoffs.
Then, we would take the 4 highest BCS rated teams after that, and have a ten team playoff. The teams would be ranked 1-10 based on BCS, with Conference Champs in slots 1-6 and the wild cards in 7-10.

The first week, #1 and # 2 would have a bye. so 3-10 4-9 5-8 and 6-7 would play. Then, the # 1 would play the lowest ranked team left, # 2 would play the next lowest, etc. This gives the top teams a leg up, and also does not devalue the regular season, because it is still giving people reason to play hard every game.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Since football is the most expensive sport I think an 8 team playoff would be the best. Many fans would not be able to afford more than 3 road games trips after the regular season...heck many might skip the first one. Take the condference champs from the Big 10, Pac 10, SEC, Big 12, ACC and Big East plus two at large teams voted by the pollsters (so the Golden Domers and smaller schools have a shot). The polls could be used to seed the teams 1-8, 2-7 etc.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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what I don't understand is people that only want an 8 team playoff, there are over 30 bowl games so there's no reason you can't have 24 teams. THat'd be 22 games.

The thing with 8 or even 4 teams is that nobody will be able to agree on the final 4 or 8. People would make cases for 10-1 teams, teams that play in conf. with championship games and lost when the Big Ten and Pac 10 don't have conf. championship games, teams from smaller conf. like MAC, MTN West etc.

Where's the cutoff? With 24 you'd really eliminate it. I mean look at Texas and Oklahoma and Missouri, look at Alb. and FLA. There isn't even a concensus overall 6 teams. If it were only 4- 8 teams there'd still be
******ing about who's in and who's out.
You could expand the tourney to 50 teams and someone would still complain about getting left out, such as with the basketball tourney. The thing people forget is that in college football; you can't have a huge tourney field and preserve bowls. If you can't preserve bowls, it will never get approved. If you are saying we are going to play a 24 team tourney on all neutral fields, that won't work either because people from Columbus and Morgantown are not going to travel 3-4 weeks in a row to follow their teams. This means empty stadiums and lost money. It is easier to fill a 20,000 seat arena with four schools traveling for basketball. You can't fill 60,000+ seat football stadiums four weeks in a row unless you are moving the playoff games on campus.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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Default BCS Bowl Seed Playoff

Use the BCS to seed the bowls with an 8 Team Playoff. 1 through 8 play.

This system keeps the old ways intact (the regular season still means something), but solves the problem of the top teams facing on the field.

This is a total of 6 extra games (4 one week and 2 the next)

Use 2nd and 3rd week in December. Make December the ultimate Month for college football.

2nd week - 4 games played at higher seed teams home field.
3rd week - 2 games played at 1 or 2 regional cities (like the final 4)

The 2 winners play in the National Championship Game.

Any Conference Champions not in the top 8 seeds still qualify for Bowl games. This year Cincy and VT still play in the Orange Bowl.
Conference Champions should not automatically qualify for the National Championship, but should automatically qualify for a Major Bowl.


Losers in the 8 team field would qualify for a certain bowl.
(There would be 6 losing teams)
Example - If Oklahoma and Penn St. met the 1st week and Penn St lost, they would go to the Rose Bowl and not the National Championship game.



The first week Would be this:
1. OK
8. Penn St

5. USC
4. Bama

3. Texas
6. Utah

2. UF
7. TTech

Sorry if everybody does not get in .
Sorry for the 9 and 10 BCS ranked teams. (They still will go to a Bowl)
No system will make everyone happy.
1 through 8 solves the questions. Putting 16 verses 1 on the field does not solve the problems or questions. Those question have already been put to rest.

Teams like Georgia. Georgia Tech, and OK St (ranked 15,14,13)have already been beaten 3 times by the top teams.
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Bottom line: BCS should be incorporated into a playoff system. I would take the top 16 teams according to the BCS rankings and start out with 8 games and go from there. These 8 games could have the same "Bowl game" type format except the winner of these "Bowl" games would advance into the next round. After the first round, highest seed would play the lowest seed leading to the National Championship game. That's all I got!
I think this is the way to go. The BCS can be used to determine the final group, not just the final game for the championship. Sure, there might be some complaints, but it will mean the end of undefeated teams not getting at least a shake at the national title. You can still have the second-tier bowl games for everyone else, and they'll mean no less than they do now.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Ca
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Here is what I would do irregardless of what others say or haven't said,

1) Take the top 8 teams using the same BCS format

2) Have 1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, etc. and the top ranked team can play the game at home. In the first round. To appease people, you can call it the "Fill in the Blank" Bowl game. This bowl game can replace a pre-existing bowl game. Have this start in mid-December

So this year we would have,

Oklahoma v. Penn State
Florida v. Texas Tech
Texas v. Utah
Alabama v. USC

3) In the 2nd round, it will be at a neutral site, but located in a city closer to the team with the higher rank.
4) The system would playout until the final 2 teams play in the national championship game which can still happen at the same time.
5) In essence, this creates 3 additional bowl games, all you have to do is kick to the side 6 teams from bowl consideration. In all honesty, would anyone care if a mediocre Cal team or Norte Dame (used as examples) missed a bowl game
6) Boom, problem solved - legitimate national champion is crowned
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: MI
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Just nevermind all the previously mentioned nonsense and watch the SEC all year is all you need. We've already had the closest thing to a true National Championship already this year when Florida beat Alabama.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:48 PM
 
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Just nevermind all the previously mentioned nonsense and watch the SEC all year is all you need. We've already had the closest thing to a true National Championship already this year when Florida beat Alabama.

Oh yeah!!!!!


Thats why the sec has a bunch of 4+ loss teams, cause they beat each other up.
I think its because the sec is full of mediocrity this year, they only had two good teams this year.

I won't be surprised if the sec goes winless this bowl season.
Well, I guess 'bama has a chance. he he he
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