Wouldn't it be cool....

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Pomspoms, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 1,000+ Posts

    If the college football playoffs was set up like college basketball. Two brackets, two champions. Top 16, with two byes, in the first bracket, and then the next 14 in the second bracket. This way some teams who will never have a chance to win a championship (Aggies) could actually do it. I think it would make college football more exciting. I favor the two byes so that the strength-of-schedule makes a difference and would be valuable in the playoff system.
    I think it would be necessary to take a game off the regular season. Only the teams that Advance through the playoffs will play an extra one or two games. I know we have mentioned this before but I would like to hear your thoughts again. I am in favor of this idea.
     
  2. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Third place in the $EC West would never qualify so if your objective to get aggy in this would not do it.
     
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  3. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    No.
     
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  4. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    It's an interesting concept. It would create HUGE drama with teams ranked 12-20.

    That would effectively end the true nature of bowl games. And I don't know that all 30 teams could travel well for (potentially) 4 games when their teams are in the consolation bracket
     
  5. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 250+ Posts

    I've always thought the championship should be awarded to the team that had the best season. So no, I don't want three-loss 16-seeded teams to have a chance. It cheapens the meaning of a championship.
     
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  6. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    You can only play one game per week in football. How long to you expect the season to last?
     
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  7. chango

    chango 2,500+ Posts

    What about other sports and even pro leagues? Award the trophy to the team with the best season? :idk:
     
  8. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 1,000+ Posts

    The season wouldn't be longer at all. After the regular season ends there is a couple of weekends there before the the bowl games begin. Taking away one regular season game helps with the season not being so long. Most teams would be eliminated by January 1st. then we'll be down to the championship games. Look at it this way if the top two seeds in the number one bracket advance to the championship game they will have only played three games the third being the championship game. Remember the bye the first game of the playoffs. let's say the number one seed and the number 5 seed advance to the championship game the number 5 seed would have played four games. So the championship team of each bracket would have only played four games at the most. So finishing by January 8th like we do at these days and times will not change.
     
  9. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 250+ Posts

    In short, yes. Keep the playoffs small and use them to distinguish between the top few teams. Maybe four teams, total. For every American pro league, that's still more than 10% of the league. A team outside the top 10% isn't a championship-caliber team.

    "But they proved it on the field/court!"
    Some other team proved on the field dozens (in some cases) more times than they did.
    The counter-argument is they won their games at the wrong time, and winning a few games at the right time is more important/difficult.
     
  10. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    No because that second bracket would be completely meaningless, even to the teams playing in it. It would be the NIT. (Are we still playing in that btw?)

    What I DO like is if the colleges had the will and courage to come out and just take a wrecking ball to the whole thing. Take the "P-5" schools and create their own league, with a playoff system mirroring the NFL (and yes... the stupid bowls can participate if they're gonna cry about it...)

    Then have the remaining schools in their own league, which would give teams like UCF and U of H legit chance to win. My guess is that would cost those schools money somehow as well as obviously putting a cap on what they can achieve. But the reality is that with football, there's just no way to have a meaningful and fair championship system with 200 widely disparate schools involved.
     

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