4 spots for 5 conferences

Dec 10, 2012
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Baylor and TCU also got screwed because of math. 4 spots for 5 conferences, someone was going to be left, and the one without a CG is likely.
 
Solution: 4 conferences, BigXII-II, moves fb to other conferences. (WV moves all sports to others for geography
 
3 divisions in each conference, 5x5x5, pay 4-3-2 in conference, rotate the 3 and 2, 3 OOC games.
 
Top winners in each division make the "playoffs" top sed gets bye. Top seed determined by SOS OOC
 
West/Pac
Nw
Oregon
Oregon St
Wash
Wash St
Utah
 
Cali
UCLA
USC
Stanford
Cal
Colorado
 
Desert
Arizona
Arizona State
Texas Tech
Baylor
Texas?
 
East/ACC
Big East
BC
Syracuse
Pitt
Louisville
West Virginia
 
Atlantic
UVA
VT
Duke
UNC
NC State
 
Panhandle (looks a little too strong)
FSU
Georgia Tech
Clemson
Wake Forest
Miami
 
North/B1G
Eastlake
Michigan
MSU
Penn State
Maryland
Rutgers
 
Westlake
Ohio State
Wisconsin
Illinois
Northwestern
Purdue
 
Corny
Nebraska
Iowa
Minnesota
Kansas
Kansas State
 
South/SEC
Smoky
Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Kentucky
Florida
South Carolina
 
Rosa
Auburn
Alabama
Mississippi
Miss State
Georgia
 
Bayou-Ozark
LSU
Arkansas
Missouri
Texas A&M
Ok State
 
 
Iowa State (0-9 in their conference now) joins MWC
Oklahoma makes truce with Boise and also joines MWC, or gets firebombed
 
 
 
 
 
 

snowmanny

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I'm going to dispute the premise here.  There aren't really four spots for five conferences, it only (sort of) looked like it this year.  I'm not sure that if they'd had these rules last year Baylor or Stanford would have made it in the final four over Alabama.  And of course in 2012 the number one team in the BCS wasn't a conference champion at all.
 

Red(s)HawksFan

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Well, technically there are 4 spots for 10 conferences (plus independents).  But that's what's fucked about the whole damn system anyway.  There won't be a true playoff system until it's accessible for every team in FBS/D1-A/whatever they want to call it.  I wish the so called big conferences would just break away already, or the smaller conferences would just drop down to 1-AA.  Such a sham.
 
Dec 10, 2012
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Yeah, in my plan, the mid-majors would join FCS, and we'd have 2 different levels of D1 college football. (and the Ivies would join the playoffs, too, pipedream)
 
And if UNC is given the death blow, Oklahoma stays. 
 

NoXInNixon

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I think the easiest, most elegant solution is simply an eight team playoff. All five major conference champions get a guaranteed spot. Any undefeated minor conference team is guaranteed a spot. In the one in a million chance there are four or undefeated minor conference teams, the AP poll decides who gets left out. Any remaining spots are determined by committee.
 

lowerB511

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I agree with an eight team playoff.  However, I would go with the highest ranked minor conference team (not any undefeated team).  We need to avoid a situation where we have a playoff game featuring a team like this year's Marshall.  Some of these G5 teams play such an incredibly weak schedule top to bottom.  Marshall was undefeated until 11/28 and still couldn't crack the CFP top 25.
 

NoXInNixon

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If a team can finish undefeated but is not even close to being worthy of a spot in an 8 team playoff, then I'd be fine with their entire conference being removed from playoff consideration.
 

Infield Infidel

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Marshall's problem was that they scheduled no power 5 teams or really any good group of 5 teams. Instead they played Miami (Oh), Rhode Island, Akron and Ohio. Their schedule was rated 126 overall, there literally were FCS teams with stronger schedules. Had they scheduled someone like Fresno or Cal or Memphis or Rutgers, their schedule would look better. They were a bit unfortunate in that WVU dropped a game when they moved to the Big 12 because Big 12 has 9 conference games. But the could have gone on the road to play someone.

Meanwhile, Colorado. St played Colorado and BC, Boise played Ole Miss, and Northern Illinois played Northwestern.
 

snowmanny

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Dan to Theo to Ben said:
Yeah, in my plan, the mid-majors would join FCS, and we'd have 2 different levels of D1 college football. (and the Ivies would join the playoffs, too, pipedream)
 
And if UNC is given the death blow, Oklahoma stays. 
Am I just missing ND in your plan?