Assuming that we had adopted an 8-team playoff with auto-bids for the five P5 Champions and the highest ranked G5 Champion, here are the quarter-final match-ups that would have occurred from 2014-2018:2014:#1 SEC Champion Alabama vs #20 MWC Champion Boise State#2 PAC Champion Oregon vs #7 MissSt#3 ACC Champion Florida State vs #6 TCU#4 B1G Champion Ohio State vs B12 Champion BaylorBest teams left out is #8 Michigan State (10-2)2015:#1 ACC Champion Clemson vs #18 AAC Champion Houston#2 SEC Champion Alabama vs #7 Ohio State#3 B1G Champion Michigan State vs #6 PAC Champion Stanford#4 B12 Champion Oklahoma vs #5 IowaBest team left out is #8 Notre Dame (10-2)2016:#1 SEC Champion Alabama vs #15 MAC Champion Western Michigan#2 ACC Champion Clemson vs #7 B12 Champion Oklahoma#3 Ohio State vs #6 Michigan#4 PAC Champion Washington vs #5 B1G Champion PSUBest team left out is #8 Wisconsin (10-3)2017:#1 ACC Champion Clemson vs #12 AAC Champion UCF#2 B12 Champion Oklahoma vs #8 PAC Champion USC#3 SEC Champion Georgia vs #6 Wisconsin#4 Alabama vs #5 B1G Champion Ohio StateBest team left out is #7 Auburn (10-3)2018:#1 SEC Champion Alabama vs #9 PAC Champion Washington#2 ACC Champion Clemson vs #8 AAC Champion UCF#3 Notre Dame vs #6 B1G Champion Ohio State#4 B12 Champion Oklahoma vs #5 GeorgiaBest teams left out is #7 Michigan (10-2)
btw, USF had no trouble scheduling a 2-for-1 with Florida 2021 - Tampa2022 - Gainesville2025 - Gainesville
It's still chicken shit. The Bearcats once agreed to four games in Columbus in exchange for one game in Cincinnati.
This seems much better to me than the 4 team CFP. Every team with a potential gripe gets in. 8 seems like the perfect number to me.
So the current 4 team playoff contract can be opted out in 2022. I think I would prefer that we go to 6 teams, see how that plays out before jumping straight to 8.Run it for 6 years, at 6 (Kinda like it seems we are going to do with the 4 teams playoff.) And see how hard the push back it to go to 8.
the G5 loses with 6
bids should be earned by play on the field, not autoWashington didn't earn a big this seasonIF pitt or northwestern would have pulled the upset in the CCG, neither would have earned a bid
So is Northwestern the 2nd best team on the Big Ten or Michigan? Both 8-1 in conferenceI don't like the idea of an 8-1 Michigan getting a rematch a week later after losing 62-39Syracuse and Pitt both 6-2 in the ACCWashington vs Washington St. rematch in the PAC?I don't think it helps muchI like that it eliminates some fluky upsets, but I'd rather not have non-con games and rankings tell us who's 2nd best in the conference
well, let's hope they win 2 of 3
That's different. USF plays Raymond James Stadium. They might well force Pig Town into playing them home-and-home, as UF fans will help USF fill the place at a premium price. USF is almost on par with UF and FSU in terms of talent and performance. Bearcats are not on par or close to Ohio State. Bearcats may be the 2nd best team in Ohio, or in many years, they may not be the 2nd best team.
-Incentivize more big non conference games. This system makes playing out of conference games worth while. You wont have your season end if you lose and these games can be huge factors in getting those top two spots for byes in the playoffs which I think every team would tell you is a huge benefit.
Huh? Cincinnati and SFU have played 16 times since 2003, and the Bearcats lead the series 9-7.This year the Bearcats beat the Bulls by 12.
I like 6 Teams. The 5 P5 champions and the top G5 Champ. Also change all conference title games so that top two teams from each Conf go to the title game regardless of division.+-Every Con Title game is now a playoff game and worth more. You can even market these as the "Conference playoffs" maybe. -Your season cant end in the first week of the season. A team in early Sept is often very different then the one in late Nov. College Football is the only sport were one loss in week one can end a season.-Incentivize more big non conference games. This system makes playing out of conference games worth while. You wont have your season end if you lose and these games can be huge factors in getting those top two spots for byes in the playoffs which I think every team would tell you is a huge benefit. -There is a clear path to winning a championship for every team.-While only 6 teams officially make the playoffs with all your conference title games being playoffs you are really able to grow the field to 11-14 teams(depending on how many group of 5 teams are in contention on the last Saturday) without adding a bunch more games to the college football season.