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Victry4LSU
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Member since Jun 2006
534 posts

My playoff proposal during the BCS era back in 2008

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re: Why no playoffs?Posted on 8/3/08


15 years ago, I felt like the ONLY true NATIONAL champion could only be acheived if every conference had representation. The BCS formula was the correct system for a 2 team playoff. With 130+ teams and 11 conferences, its too small of a sample size for a 2 or 4 team playoff. the nfl has a 14 team playoff for 32 teams. Which ever team goes 4-0 in this playoff deserve to be THE TRUE NATIONAL CHAMPION if its the sunbelt or SEC representative. These were the top teams of 2008 when this example was made. If I have time, I will insert the 2023 teams to this format.
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The 16 team playoff will have every conference champion go, as well as having 5 at large bids.
Here's an example of the 16 team playoff....Firts the qualifies and those that just missed out...........
CFR Rank Seeding Record
ACC VT 4 4 11-2
Big 12 OU 3 3 11-2
Big East WVU 6 5 10-2
Big 10 OSU 2 2 11-1
Pac 10 USC 10 6 10-2
SEC LSU 1 1 11-2
CUSA UCF 36 14 10-3
MAC Cent Mich 69 15 8-5
MWC BYU 17 12 10-2
SunBelt Fla Atl 72 16 7-5
WAC Hawaii 18 13 12-0


At Large 1 Missouri 5 7 11-2
At Large 2 Kansas 7 8 11-1
At Large 3 UGA 8 9 10-2
At Large 4 UF 9 10 9-3
At Large 5 ASU 11 11 10-2


Missed out USF 12 9-3
Missed out Clemson 13 9-3
Missed out BC 14 10-3
Missed out Illinois 15 9-3


BCS Conference Champs (6 teams)
Non-BCS Conference Champs (5 teams)
At Large (5 highest ranked remaining teams)

Now the format, date, and seeding....Note:High seeded team plays home game throughout until NC game which is rotated between the the four BCSCG cities.........
Seed December 08 Seed 1st Round
1 1 LSU 11-2 vs 16 72 Fla Atl 7-5
8 7 Kansas 11-1 vs 9 8 UGA 10-2
5 6 WVU 10-2 vs 12 17 BYU 10-2
4 4 VT 11-2 vs 13 18 Hawaii 12-0

2 2 OSU 11-1 vs 15 69 Cent Mich 8-5
7 5 Missouri 11-2 vs 13 9 UF 9-3
6 10 USC 10-2 vs 11 11 ASU 10-2
3 3 OU 11-2 vs 14 36 UCF 10-3



Seed December 15 Seed 2nd Round
1 1 LSU 11-2 vs 8 7 Kansas 11-1
4 4 VT 11-2 vs 5 6 WVU 10-2

2 2 OSU 11-1 vs 7 5 Missouri 11-2
3 3 OU 11-2 vs 6 10 USC 10-2



Seed December 22 Seed Semi-Finals
1 1 LSU 11-2 vs 4 4 VT 11-2
2 2 OSU 11-1 vs 3 3 OU 11-2



Seed January 01 Seed NC Game
1 1 LSU 11-2 vs 2 2 OSU 11-1


DSPurpleandGold
LSU Fan
Where it never rains
Member since Nov 2016
70 posts

re: My playoff proposal during the BCS era back in 2008
Too much to try to digest. Here is a far simpler version that crowns an indisputable champion.

A sixteen team invitational tournament using a selection criteria and seeding format the same or similar to March Madness. By doing so each conference would have at least on representative. Then it’s played out over 4 weeks.

In my opinion that would eliminate situations similar to the current one. If a team can’t make it to the top 16 they really have no business playing for a national championship anyway.


jtweezy
LSU Fan
Natchez, MS
Member since May 2008
225 posts

re: My playoff proposal during the BCS era back in 2008
Or how about an unbiased system where we put all of the info in (record, sos, margin of victory, etc ) in to a computer system and see what it spits out? Instead we get the eye test where people just decide who they think is better.


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Cuz413
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Nov 2007
6987 posts

re: My playoff proposal during the BCS era back in 2008
The final BCS rankings this year have Bama at #3


Northshoretiger87
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2016
3570 posts

re: My playoff proposal during the BCS era back in 2008
“final BCS rankings this year have Bama at #3”

Absolute horse poopoo


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Victry4LSU
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2006
534 posts

re: My playoff proposal during the BCS era back in 2008
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If a team can’t make it to the top 16 they really have no business playing for a national championship anyway.

With the new changes coming in 2024 with teams leaving conferences for others, im not sure how man we will have. As of the 2023 season, there are 10 conferences and 133 teams. Just have a format for all 10 conference champions and 6 wildcards play for the NC. The regular season did what it was supposed to do to give us a platform where every conf champion along with the 6 wildcards play for the national title.


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GeauxTigers1410
Member since Sep 2020
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re: My playoff proposal during the BCS era back in 2008
that final four would have been LSU/West Virginia, USC/Florida


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