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12 team playoff

BGRed

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20 Year Member
If you want more teams in the playoff, hope Alabama doesn't make the top 4 this year......that will speed the expansion at light speed

I don't really want more teams, I liked the old BCS. But, note that I started on this 12 team idea around the time of the original playoff talk and came up with reasons why I think 12 (with on campus sites and byes) is better than 4 or 8 or 16 that was being discussed back then. Going to more without on campus or byes is stupid, then teams only need to finish at the minimum level to be "in" the playoff...neutral sites and no byes would provide no incentive to schedule (and beat) really good teams in the non-conference.
 

BGRed

Starter
20 Year Member
I'd watch every one of those games. But I think it will look a lot different by the end of the regular season.

Definitely, the big boys of the Big Ten East have yet to play any games against each other.
 

Warzone

Scout Team
5 Year Member
The original purpose of the 4 team playoff was to eliminate the possibility that another team deserving of a 1 or 2 spot didn't get left out like Texas Tech did in 2005 (I think the date is right). Everyone close to the situation knew this would be quickly hijacked into a playoff that just added teams endlessly. The purpose of a college football season is to be eligible for the top 2 spots and not lose a game. It is why, NU never lost a game in any of their 5 title seasons. Now you see one or 2 loss champs all the time. The playoff has devaluted the regular season and the Bowl season. I am 100% against adding any more teams to the playoff. In fact, it should go back to the way it was with the Bowl Alliance.
 

BGRed

Starter
20 Year Member
The original purpose of the 4 team playoff was to eliminate the possibility that another team deserving of a 1 or 2 spot didn't get left out like Texas Tech did in 2005 (I think the date is right). Everyone close to the situation knew this would be quickly hijacked into a playoff that just added teams endlessly. The purpose of a college football season is to be eligible for the top 2 spots and not lose a game. It is why, NU never lost a game in any of their 5 title seasons. Now you see one or 2 loss champs all the time. The playoff has devaluted the regular season and the Bowl season. I am 100% against adding any more teams to the playoff. In fact, it should go back to the way it was with the Bowl Alliance.
I agree... but, I started kicking around this idea many years ago on the premise that IF a playoff was inevitable, how could we keep the regular season as meaningful as possible.

Key linchpins here... Bye to the top 4 teams and they host on campus on second round. Teams 5-8 host on campus in first round. Teams 9-12 should just be thankful to be in.

Teams will have an incentive to play and win difficult games to earn those byes and home games. Sure, a good team could pad their schedule or lose a couple of games and roll through the playoffs. In fact, I'm sure it would happen someday.
 

RED CRUSADER

RED CRUSADER
IF ND would close their degree programs in Theology, and open a ND Med. School, they would be in the AAU. However, they would have to do experiments on humans.
 
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