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Old 12-09-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Waco, TX
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Welcome to Cyborg's mock playoff special.
Let's forget how or why we should have a playoff and how best to get rid of the BCS, and assume for a while that we actually do have one. And this is it. Here is how it's structured:
-16 teams, bracket format
-All 11 D-1a conference champions get auto-bids (including the MAC, CUSA, and Sunbelt)
-The 5 highest-ranked (BCS poll) non-champions get at large berths. I don't think anyone ranked lower than that has any legitimate claim to a national title, because at this point you are getting into 3-loss teams
-Teams are seeded according to their BCS rankings, not whether or not they are conference winners. (For some of the bottom-ranked teams, we will use AP rankings since the BCS doesn't include them...after all, this is unofficial).
This format gives us this bracket for 2009:

Liberty Bowl
1 Alabama
16 Troy
Gator Bowl
Sun Bowl
8 Ohio State
9 Georgia Tech
Orange Bowl
Independence Bowl
4 TCU
13 Penn State
Fiesta Bowl
Chick-Fil-A Bowl
5 Florida
12 LSU
BCS NC Game
Holiday Bowl
3 Cincinnati
14 Central Michigan
Cotton Bowl
Alamo Bowl
6 Boise State
11 Virginia Tech
Rose Bowl
Poinsettia Bowl
7 Oregon
10 Iowa
Sugar Bowl
Insight Bowl
2 Texas
15 East Carolina

Discussion should be about these matchups, not playoffs vs bowl format. Each Saturday results will be determined based on discussion that has taken place. What do you all think?
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:27 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Nice idea, but I don't think you should use bowls as playoffs.

Instead, use the playoffs as consolation games AFTER the games in the playoffs are played.


i.e. : After the "Elite Eight" and "Final Four" games are played, the teams that were knocked out of the tournament can be picked to play in the remaining 3 BCS bowls (this year, it would be the Sugar, Orange, and Fiesta). And the final game would be played in the Rose Bowl for the National Championship.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Hmmmmmm

Wetzel's playoff plan: Money talks - College Football - Rivals.com
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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lol

Last edited by Orangeish; 12-09-2009 at 12:39 PM.. Reason: usually I try to have more to my post then that, but I think it fit here
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Waco, TX
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Bah that clown copied my idea!!@!
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I like the idea of taking the champion of the BCS conferences and adding 2 at large teams for an 8 team playoff. Fans probably cant travel to 4 games, maybe they can do three.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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I like the idea of taking the champion of the BCS conferences and adding 2 at large teams for an 8 team playoff. Fans probably cant travel to 4 games, maybe they can do three.
I like this idea as well, and ranking it so teams play at home, only have the final game a neutral site.
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I'll bite. The fist round winners IMO are :

Bama 34
Troy 13

OSU 16
GTech 23

TCU 34
PSU 31

Florida 1
LSU 0

Cinci 36
C. Mich. 34

BSU 31
VaTech 27

Oregon 102
Iowa 3

Texas 0:01
E. Carolina 0

I think that Boise/VT game would be interesting to see. I do realize that PSU and Iowa are the next two teams in the polls, but no way should three Big Ten teams get in only to unceremoniously lose yet again.

If no one else chooses, the Ducks are gonna go all the way...shoot, they'll go all the way in my bracket anyways.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:49 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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i'll bite. The fist round winners imo are :

Florida 1
LSU 0

Oregon 102
Iowa 3


Texas 0:01
E. Carolina 0
lol
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