BCS takes big step toward college football playoff

Apr 27, 2012 Full story: Seattle Post-Intelligencer 13

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive came here four years ago with a plan to remake the Bowl Championship Series by creating two national semifinals to determine which teams played for the national championship.

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“WAR EAGLE”

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#1 Apr 27, 2012
And we move one step closer!

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#2 Apr 28, 2012
Donít get taken in by the Bowl Criminal Series. Notre Dame canít hack the 2 team format because theyíre not good enough. With four teams, brat with ball Notre Dame will get in as 10-2 after bumping off all the other 10-2 teams. Sadly Notre Dame is still bargaining with BCS power brokers, while BCS powers like TCU and Boise State are scrambling.
joey

Maringouin, LA

#3 Jun 14, 2012
its all about stopping the 2 best teams from playing for the national championship if they are from the same conference(SEC)!it doesent matter if the 2 teams won playing tougher competion than others that played patsies?its about stopping 2 sec teams from playing!until the conferences start scheduling to play each other in regular season this crap will go on?

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#4 Jun 14, 2012
joey wrote:
its all about stopping the 2 best teams from playing for the national championship if they are from the same conference(SEC)!it doesent matter if the 2 teams won playing tougher competion than others that played patsies?its about stopping 2 sec teams from playing!until the conferences start scheduling to play each other in regular season this crap will go on?
No, it's about giving all teams a shot. Let's see if the Boises and TCUs can play with the big boys.

The playoff should be a 16-team playoff, using the bowl games as early rounds. Teams should be the 11 conference winners with 5 at-large. At-large teams are those teams that didn't win their conference (or are independents) who are ranked higher than a conference winner. Only the top 5 at-large teams make it. Everybody gets a shot, and stronger conferences get greater representation. First round is 1 vs. 16, 2 vs 15, 3 vs. 14, etc. If a conference sports the #1 & #2 teams in the rankings, they won't meet until the championship game.

Eventually, talent will balance out across the conferences as the players realize they have a legitimate chance to win a title playing for a school close to home, and there will be greater parity. Of course, the traditional powers will continue to attract the top talent, but it won't be a given anymore that a 4 or 5 star recruit will automatically go to a traditional power.

Just my opinion, but that would be something I would like to see.
BeeCeeEs

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#5 Jun 21, 2012
They're getting closer to my proposal from about 10 years ago. A 6-team playoff, allowing first round byes to the top 2 teams. The 4 BCS games leading up to the championship games would be the Rose, Sugar, Orange and Fiesta Bowls. The final game, like the Super Bowl, would rotate cities. The two first round games would be played around Christmas, the semi-finals around New Years Day, the finals the next week. 16 teams is way too much. That's 15 games to play over the course of about 3 weeks. Now there are only 30 or so bowl games total. The NCAA would balk at that, I'm afraid.

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#6 Jun 21, 2012
One giant leap for Football Kind!

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#7 Jun 22, 2012
BeeCeeEs wrote:
16 teams is way too much. That's 15 games to play over the course of about 3 weeks. Now there are only 30 or so bowl games total. The NCAA would balk at that, I'm afraid.
Division I-FCS, Division II, and Division III have found a way to make it work. The only thing stopping it from working at Division I-FBS is the money.

Division I-FCS is a 20 team tournament: http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/footb...
Division II is a 24 team tournament: http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/footb...
Division III is a 32-team tournament: http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/footb...

It can be done.

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#8 Jun 22, 2012
Just let Mike Slive lay out a nice plan and go with it...

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#9 Jun 23, 2012
T-Town Clown wrote:
Just let Mike Slive lay out a nice plan and go with it...
> Bottom line ... it has to be okayed by the University Presidents (The continuing stumbling blocks for a division-1 CFB playoff).
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#10 Jun 25, 2012
This new four team format is extremely bogus. Notre Dame in the decision making process is a farce. Notre Dame is the brat with the ball, and canít succeed in the current format. BCS has to change so spoiled kid-Notre Dame has a better chance to make the BCS playoff. When the 666 pound transvestite Notre Dame canít win in the four team format, more changes will be made.
joey

Maringouin, LA

#11 Jun 25, 2012
the only way this will stop being an arguement of conference power is for the athletic directors and coaches to schedule out of conference teams and i dont mean lower teams?none of these high officials have the balls to do this and would prefer us fans to bitch about it?lsu played oregon and that was a start but all conferences need to do this?i dont mean just 1 game but several games to give fans a feel for who has the power!i forgot that only fan money counts and they have no say so on matter?maybe usc and bama could play along with notre dame and lsu in regular season for example?this couldnt happen for it might eliminate some of the bitching?just a thought!!!

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#12 Jun 26, 2012
IT IS ABOUT TIME! No more biased monopoly on so-called S-O-S tier system. Time to stop rewarding teams boasting they play 4 or 5 very tough games and then playing a bunch of Division AA schools.

Playoff plan to run through A four-team playoff for college football has been formally approved by a presidential oversight committee, a dramatic change for the sport that will begin in 2014. The four teams will be chosen by a selection committee, the semifinals will be held at current bowl sites and the national championship game will be awarded to the highest bidder.

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#13 Jun 26, 2012
CPEM wrote:
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No, it's about giving all teams a shot. Let's see if the Boises and TCUs can play with the big boys.
The playoff should be a 16-team playoff, using the bowl games as early rounds. Teams should be the 11 conference winners with 5 at-large. At-large teams are those teams that didn't win their conference (or are independents) who are ranked higher than a conference winner. Only the top 5 at-large teams make it. Everybody gets a shot, and stronger conferences get greater representation. First round is 1 vs. 16, 2 vs 15, 3 vs. 14, etc. If a conference sports the #1 & #2 teams in the rankings, they won't meet until the championship game.
Eventually, talent will balance out across the conferences as the players realize they have a legitimate chance to win a title playing for a school close to home, and there will be greater parity. Of course, the traditional powers will continue to attract the top talent, but it won't be a given anymore that a 4 or 5 star recruit will automatically go to a traditional power.
Just my opinion, but that would be something I would like to see.
Good idea fellow Trojan, but neve gonna happen. way too much money to be generated amongst conferences and their inter-play enroute to bowls specifically (flawed) designed for them!

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