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Zanzibaw
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
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Round 1
Clemson vs USF
Oklahoma vs USC
Georgia vs Wisconsin
Alabama vs Ohio State


Round 2
Clemson vs Alabama
Oklahoma vs Georgia

Round 3
Georgia vs Alabama


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Tiger Prawn
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
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If you have a format of the top 8 teams and are admittingly allowing a fringe top 20 team into your playoff, what are you solving?


My point is that in a lot of those cases, that fringe top 20 team is better than their ranking and being underrated by the playoff committee because they aren't in a P5 conference.

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You're creating a process that then breaks other things even worse than the current process so what's the point?

Worse than having ONE undefeated team in the country, and that team not even getting close to being picked for a playoff?


shel311
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My point is that in a lot of those cases, that fringe top 20 team is better than their ranking and being underrated by the playoff committee because they aren't in a P5 conference.
So you're going to sometimes take a 2 loss team who has beaten nobody(or maybe 1 good team) and loss to meh teams over a 2 loss team with, say 4 good wins and 2 legit losses just cause they're G5 and you think that won't cause major issues/controversy?


Tiger Prawn
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It won't cause controversy if the playoff selection format is 6 automatic bids to conference champs and 2 wild cards....besides the arguing over what 2 teams are most deserving for the wild card spots.



shel311
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It won't cause controversy
You have a legit blind spot here.

When a top 8 or so team is left out for a team no one gave a shite about all season for good reason, there will be controversy.


The Quiet One
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
If I'm creating a full up playoff format with automatic bids like you all want, the first thing I'm doing is reorganizing all of the conferences to equalize schedules as much as possible.

Maybe Michigan moves to the MAC. Maybe LSU is a Sun Belt stud. Maybe Southern Cal is a MWC program.

Otherwise, this is all pointless. No one's going to tell me that playing a 12-game schedule in which your toughest opponent is Memphis is better than going 11-1 in any of the current Power 5 conferences.


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SabiDojo
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
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It won't cause controversy


Have we achieved world peace in this scenario too?
This post was edited on 1/2 at 10:38 am


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Tiger Prawn
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
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When a top 8 or so team is left out for a team no one gave a shite about all season for good reason, there will be controversy.

If they weren't top 4, then they wouldn't have gotten in under the current format either. My suggestion just makes sure that you don't have deserving teams like UCF get left out without even any consideration because they play in a weaker conference. Shit, in 09 there was 5 teams that went into their bowl games undefeated.

Guess we have to agree to disagree.


shel311
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If they weren't top 4, then they wouldn't have gotten in under the current format either.


The current system is 4 teams. Can I say that since Bama and Ohio St weren't top 2(the old system) they wouldn't have gotten in under the old system, therefore there is no controversy this season between the 2?

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My suggestion just makes sure that you don't have deserving teams like UCF get left out without even any consideration because they play in a weaker conference.
You're correct but it also ensures that teams that are nowhere near deserving will also get in some seasons over teams that actually are deserving, so I ask again, what would that solve?

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Guess we have to agree to disagree.



Tiger Prawn
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BayouBengals03
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
5 P5 conference champions
2 wildcards
Alabama


Alabama is automatically in the playoffs. They don't play a game all season. When the playoff ends one year, they just immediately start prepping for the playoff the next year.

That way when people say Alabama hasn't played anybody, they literally haven't played anybody.


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GeauxTigersLee
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
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If you have a format of the top 8 teams and are admittingly allowing a fringe top 20 team into your playoff
Based on the "eye" test. All of those G5 teams should have been ranked much higher.


SabiDojo
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
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we would have a much better idea which conferences were worthy of the playoffs if they actually played more games against one another in the regular season



Exactly. People talk about the problem with expansion is that it makes the regular season pointless (especially if you have to take away a game). The other side says expansion is fairer because we don't know which conference is best.

Well...stop catering to the cupcakes. Is it possible to do like the NFL does in cross-conference play (NFC West plays AFC East, for example)? So, the SEC in OOC play goes up against the B1G? Is that possible? Idk. But, even if you can't do that, you'd have a better idea of which conference is tougher and which teams perform better.



DisplacedBuckeye
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
Step one: We accept that it isn't Alabama's responsibility to fund Mercer's program.


DisplacedBuckeye
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I've also always liked the idea of dynamic conferences.

Next year, UCF moves to the SEC and Tennessee to the AAC.


SabiDojo
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
Relegation? Yeah, I do enjoy that in soccer.


DisplacedBuckeye
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
Yep. I don't care if you're Ohio State or Bama. You're bad enough to be dead last in your conference? Better win the AAC or the MAC next year.


TheZaba
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
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8 teams
Power 5 conference champs get automatic bid
Top ranked G5 conference champ gets in
2 wild cards

Preferably having first 2 rounds played on campus of higher seeded team with championship game only at neutral site. Otherwise NY6 bowls could still be used
I like this with homefield advantage too. Rewards your conference champions. Rewards at large bids for teams just missing out but pass the “eye test.” Rewards a small team to give them something to play for and not let their efforts be in vain. And rewards the higher ranked teams with homefield advantage


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SabiDojo
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Yep. I don't care if you're Ohio State or Bama. You're bad enough to be dead last in your conference? Better win the AAC or the MAC next year.



That would be pretty interesting.


CalLSU
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re: Create your own playoff format for the NCAA
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1) Keep bowl system for anyone not in the top 8 2) Remove conference championships from all conferences 3)1st rd of of playoffs occurs when conference championships used to take place 4)BCS system determines rankings


I think this makes the most sense. What I would change is I would expand it to 16 while making the season only 11 games. This way, the most anyone is playing is 15 games, which is the exact same amount of games that both Bama and Georgia will play. I would expand the power 5 conferences to 16 teams, play a round-robin type of schedule in each. Let the top 8 play the first playoff game at home. Allow the remaining 7 games to be played at venues like the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, etc. then let a city bid on the championship game like they do in the NFL for the Super Bowl. You could even keep the crappy bowl system for all the other teams.
For the tournament:
1. Last regular season game ends Thanksgiving weekend.
2. So that people don't freak out, allow 3 weeks between the last regular season game and the beginning of the tournament, this would give the "student-athletes time to take their finals.
3. First round games: 12/16/2017
4. Quarter-Finals: 12/23/2017
5. Have the Semi-Final games be played on New Years Day
6. Final game 1/8/2017.

The reason I say 16 is that you would allow teams like UCF and even other teams like them to definitely get into this playoff. If you only go to top 8, I almost guaranty those teams would be left out. UCF was only ranked 12 and wouldn't have gotten in for an 8 team playoff and they deserved to get in. This would also give the top 8 a home playoff game which would still give an advantage to the better teams in the first round. It would also create such an amazing environment for those first round games! Could you imagine how crazy of an environment it would be for that first playoff game? Also, it would still reward the better teams with an easier path to the quarterfinals.


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