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CalTiger53
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Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system

Nobody knows who will be the NC if the current top 8
played it off. Until we have a playoff, the NC is just a matter of opinion.


LSUROCKS52
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
will not fix anything


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AlwysATgr
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
Agreed.

IMO, this is easily doable, "brackets" the "best" team among 8 and when the 8th seed wins it all, that would be the rationale to consider expanding it to more teams.


lsu xman
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
That will have the SEC champ playing something like 16 games. Thats a TON of games...


CerealKilla
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
high school's in louisiana do it son


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CalTiger53
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
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That will have the SEC champ playing something like 16 games. Thats a TON of games...


you go back to 11 game season and no conference title game.


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Duzz
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
SO we will reduce the football season to just 8 games then? Get rid of OCC and conference championships? Win our division get a seed? Big 12, Pac-10, Big 10 and SEC get auto bid for the first top four seed, then the rest is others and wild cards? Play out over the remaining season then finally the bowl games?


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AlwysATgr
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
There could be 15 on tap next year for the SEC champ? Is that right?

How many are the div 2, 3 teams playing?

If 16 games are deemed too many then I would prefer reducing the schedule in some other way.


Duzz
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
Get rid of OCC and only 8 season games. Win division get seed. Like baseball.


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Hot Carl
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
Ive always been a huge proponent of the BCS and totally against a big playoff to preserve the sanctity of the regular season, which is what makes college football so special and unique. I loved the fact that everything was on the line 2 weeks ago against Bama. That all or nothing victory is worth the hurt of the loss. Think of how emotionally invested we were in those games the ladt 2 years. If there were an 8-team playoff, that would have drastically taken away from the intense excitement that a few if us are able to experience once a year. If we're lucky.

That said, i think the SEC is so superior at the top, that letting a couple of our teams in makes sense. Especially with tje unbalanced schedule. I.woyld have always been te 1st to argue against LSU this year or in'06. If you want to win the NC, dont lose twice. But when you play Bama, Flirida, A&m, and South Carolina.and lose 2 very close games, you.cant be automatically discounted in favor of 1-loss Pac 12 or Big 12 teams that play substantially weaker schedules. I can get behind an undefeated Oregon or KState ovrr 2-loss LSU. But not when they lose.


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BayouBengals03
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
No, 4 will be perfect.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
you do realize they're not going to let the SEC get 4-5 teams in an 8-team playoff, right?


SlowFlowPro
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
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and when the 8th seed wins it all, that would be the rationale to consider expanding it to more teams.

which would be horrible


IAmReality
Member since Oct 2012
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
If LSU was finishing #9 you'd want a 16 team playoff.

If they were finishing #17 you'd want a 32 team one.


Jaketigger
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Member since Feb 2008
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
All of this so so subjective and no other sport is like this. It is the MONEY that's ruined college sports with the bowl games. Everytime I hear "the Grandaddy of them all" I want to puke because I know that these are not open to everyone playing in it for the most part. That's really screwed up. Look at what could happen if tOSU runs the table. They could be the ap#1 team without playing in a bowl or conference game! How would you feel about that?
We need a playoff where all teams are given an equal shot. KState wins out and just because they lay an egg on the road at Baylor they are discounted for their body of work? That's sad.
The major bowl games "plus one" is shite because of alliances. This whole freaking thing seems exclusive and the only way to eliminate it is shutting down the bowl games or opening them up further.
It could work with the 4 bowls and more at large bids, then moving forward with 2 more games. Of course those bowl games would have to be played around Christmas or the week before to avoid getting into the next semester. the problem with thag is people aren't travelling at that time of year for a playoff. Also, these kids are missing family time. Most importantly these bowls would lose $$$$$.
lets say they did that the change i propse then the conference championship games would need to go. That's too many games and this isn't pro football. These guys do need to study!
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Datbayoubengal
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
Folks don't complain about the NFL or NBA playoffs. NCAAF is is basically the only major team sport in the world that doesn't have a playoff system. 8 teams are perfect for it.

Oregon
Bama
LSU
Florida
Georgia
aTm
Kstate
ND

would be the top 8. You could make a case for Ohio St and S. Carolina, but that's it. Take only four out of those top 8 and tell me it's fair.


Interception
Providence Fan
Member since Nov 2008
11089 posts

re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
6 Teams with 2 Teams having a bye is adequate

Example

3. Georgia
****************** 1. Notre Dame
6. Oregon


4. Florida
****************** 2. Alabama
5. Texas A&M


Siderophore
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2010
3335 posts

re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
fricking, no

You got your damn 4 team playoff, don't fricking start bitching for a larger one that makes the problem worse.


TriumphTiger
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
4-team playoff hasn't even started and people are already complaining. I bet this will eventually evolve to look a lot like the FCS system.


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Siderophore
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re: Bottom line we need an eight team playoff system
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If LSU was finishing #9 you'd want a 16 team playoff.

If they were finishing #17 you'd want a 32 team one.


Exactly.

At least some of the push (although I doubt they'll never admit it) is to specifically degrade the regular season.

If the margins weren't so thin, they can be more excited further in the season.

That first or even second loss won't be as crushing.


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