Yahoo DI Championship Playoff Plan

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http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=dw-ncaafplayoff120709&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
 
How great does this look? I think Alabama would win it all this year any way, but it would be a heck of a lot more fun to watch. What does any one think of the playoff system proposed in the article? Would you rather it stay the same or would you be in favor of a different playoff system then the one proposed?
 
That would be pretty awesome. I see it would add 4 games, so just an additional month, starting with this Saturday.

One day, right?
 
Troy, Central Michigan, ECU. Half the SEC deserves it more than these teams.
 
Reading the article you'll see why he included these teams. It makes their championship games meaningful, thus making them more popular to watch and therefore getting more ad money. It's also a nod to the NCAA Tournament and the "Cindarella story". Sure they probably wouldn't win, but there is always that one upset...
 
vcubanana said:
Troy, Central Michigan, ECU. Half the SEC deserves it more than these teams.
That's like saying that even though VCU won the CAA there were some ACC teams that deserve to be in the BB tournament instead.
 
BigE said:
vcubanana said:
Troy, Central Michigan, ECU. Half the SEC deserves it more than these teams.
That's like saying that even though VCU won the CAA there were some ACC teams that deserve to be in the BB tournament instead.
If they were ranked and deserved to get in they should be there. If you win the Mac or Sun Belt that doesn't enable you to be in the running for the national championship though. Who's to say Nebraska doesn't deserve to be in the running too. I don't really have a problem with it, but you're going to hear these arguments.
 
being in big conferences should have SOME kind of downside ...if you group together to get the comfort of the big money, the cost should be that you actually have to succeed relative to those you have grouped yourself with, and not the field in general ... if you're 4th in line behind the other SEC teams, I don't care how much better you are than Troy or Cent. Mich.... do better in the SEC, or get out from under the skirts of the SEC
 
ShoeSh1ne said:
Reading the article you'll see why he included these teams. It makes their championship games meaningful, thus making them more popular to watch and therefore getting more ad money. It's also a nod to the NCAA Tournament and the "Cindarella story". Sure they probably wouldn't win, but there is always that one upset...
Yes, all of this, and he admitted that these games are essentially byes into the second round for the higher seeded teams.

I would rather argue between the sixteenth and seventeenth teams getting shut out of national championship contention then the second and third teams.
 
It's a good start. Prior the CFA in the early 80's, colleges only played 10 regular season games, no conference championship games and probably only half as many bowl games. The split of 1A and 1AA was created by the CFA so they could access more money and visibility. Football is the only NCAA sport that has a split division 1 status.

I say, go back to 10 regular season games, get rid of conference championship games (just allow both division winners to get in the playoffs), allow the FBS conference champions and the rest at large enter a 32 team playoff. That way the stronger conferences get a couple of schools in, it allows for all conference champions to play and you could designate regional sites in conjunction with existing bowl games to host the quarter finals on up. This way, most of the deserving teams get in, still allows for an early round cinderella upset and perserves some of the bowl traditions. Why not?
 
VCU Finance 2008 said:
ShoeSh1ne said:
Reading the article you'll see why he included these teams. It makes their championship games meaningful, thus making them more popular to watch and therefore getting more ad money. It's also a nod to the NCAA Tournament and the "Cindarella story". Sure they probably wouldn't win, but there is always that one upset...
Yes, all of this, and he admitted that these games are essentially byes into the second round for the higher seeded teams.

I would rather argue between the sixteenth and seventeenth teams getting shut out of national championship contention then the second and third teams.
Great point, it is a great start.
 
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