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Old 01-06-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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College Football 2014

Now that Awbren's luck has run out, & the BCS is no more, let's start the discussions for the 4 team playoffs.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:41 PM   #2
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Now would be a good time to start planning for it to be an 8-team playoff. Conference champs from the major conferences, plus two play-in spots from the mid-majors. Seed them by W/L and SoS, then go at it. 1-8, 4-5, 3-6, and 2-7, with 8 and 7 coming from the play-in games. The winner of 1-8 plays the winner of 4-5, and the winner of 2-7 plays the winner of 3-6. Move up from there. A week off in between. If the owners of the traditional bowls want in on it, they can host a particular seed meeting each year, but that shouldn't bounce around, meaning if the Fiesta wants the 3-6 game, they should always have 3-6 (as long as they're willing to pay for it). That's nine games total, all of which would actually mean something, but they'd have to start in mid-December.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:00 AM   #3
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:59 AM   #4
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:20 AM   #5
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In. Is FSU the preseason number 1? Or UTex since its the best place in the world and just hired their first pick of all the coaches in the world?
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:42 AM   #6
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Now would be a good time to start planning for it to be an 8-team playoff. Conference champs from the major conferences, plus two play-in spots from the mid-majors.
Sounds good except for the automatic bids.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:25 AM   #7
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A March Madness-style playoff system won't work in football, so there has to be some kind of shortcut.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:53 AM   #8
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Sounds good except for the automatic bids.

Except for there are several SEC teams that would beat all but two or three of these teams every year right now.

There is no perfect fix...it is going to remain subjective (and there will be be what ifs and what abouts), or the case laid out, fixed, as the best 8 teams would not be playing in the playoffs.

For the record, I am a 'cuse fan, but there is no denying there are several very fine programs in the SEC and it remains the most difficult conference to be the champion.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:58 AM   #9
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A March Madness-style playoff system won't work in football, so there has to be some kind of shortcut.
Seems to work just fine for the other divisions. Those schools have less money to make it work, & no TV deals.

LINK to DIV 2 Bracket with twenty-four (24) teams.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:42 AM   #10
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In. Is FSU the preseason number 1? Or UTex since its the best place in the world and just hired their first pick of all the coaches in the world?
It'll take a while. I doubt UT will even be in the pre-season Top 25. But I expect better results 2 years out. And, yes he was their first pick.

"Steve Patterson: Charlie Strong the only one offered Texas job"

Read more here: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com...#storylink=cpy
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:49 AM   #11
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Except for there are several SEC teams that would beat all but two or three of these teams every year right now.

There is no perfect fix...it is going to remain subjective (and there will be be what ifs and what abouts), or the case laid out, fixed, as the best 8 teams would not be playing in the playoffs.

For the record, I am a 'cuse fan, but there is no denying there are several very fine programs in the SEC and it remains the most difficult conference to be the champion.
So I guess FSt beat Auburn because they were so worn down by how difficult it was to win the SEC. That about it?

There are several fine programs in every conference, just like there are dogs, like Kentucky, in every conference. You SEC sycophants need to get over yourselves.
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So I guess FSt beat Auburn because they were so worn down by how difficult it was to win the SEC. That about it?

There are several fine programs in every conference, just like there are dogs, like Kentucky, in every conference. You SEC sycophants need to get over yourselves.
FSU won because Gus stuck to his stupid HUNH offense instead of trying to grind out the clock and giving his D a rest.
Jimbo out-coached him.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:57 AM   #14
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Seems to work just fine for the other divisions. Those schools have less money to make it work, & no TV deals.

LINK to DIV 2 Bracket with twenty-four (24) teams.
And they start their playoffs before Thanksgiving. I don't think that would work for the money people.
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Seems to work just fine for the other divisions. Those schools have less money to make it work, & no TV deals.

LINK to DIV 2 Bracket with twenty-four (24) teams.
I know we've had this discussion in previous years, but I still think it bears repeating. Is the point of playoffs entertainment or to find the best team in college football?
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