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12 Team College Football Playoff Discussion
Posted: 11 June 2021 08:58 AM   [ Ignore ]
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It looks like we are getting a 12 team college football playoff in the next few years.

Here’s the highlight’s of what is being proposed:

First-round games would take place on campus sometime during the two-week period after conference championship games;

Quarterfinals would be played on January 1—or January 2 when New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday—and on an adjacent day;

Semifinals and championship game dates are to be determined; semifinals likely will not be played as a doubleheader.

The four highest-ranked conference champions would be given a bye into the “second round” of games to face the winners of games matching the next eight seeds in games played at the home stadium of the higher-ranked team. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals would then be played at a neutral venue.

A non-league champion ranked higher in the playoff rankings than a conference winner would not be eligible for a first-round bye, for example. In addition, requiring a conference championship to finish in the top four would cause trouble for an independent program such as Notre Dame, which would be ineligible for a bye and would need to win four straight games to claim the national championship.


There was a time when I would have been against a proposal, but the way college football is evolving with NIL, nearly unrestricted transfers it was inevitable for this to occur.

I think it’s unfortunate that the top 4 teams don’t get to play a game in their stadium unlike the first round. 

This will most likely force Notre Dame to join the ACC in football because they could be the number one team in the nation and the best seeding they could have in this new proposal would be 5th.

This also might help coaches stick around at schools a little longer as access to playoffs get much easier. It might also help the insane contracts they are getting.

There are 130 FBS schools so I don’t think it’s a big deal taking the top 12.

 

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Posted: 06 July 2021 04:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I think 12 is too many. I thought the 4 did a pretty good job, but if it’s going to be expanded, I would’ve said 8.

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Posted: 08 July 2021 03:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Look like the UNC Players are opposed to a 12 team playoff.  They prefer 6-8 teams.


https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/31783893/north-carolina-players-not-favor-12-team-college-football-playoff-says-coach-mack-brown

I don’t think UNC will have to worry much about this being a problem for them. Honestly, I would think they would be strong proponents for a 12 team playoff.  They should be used to lowering the standards for their athletes.

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Posted: 08 July 2021 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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If the classes don’t actually exist, I’m not sure “lowering” is accurate - erasing?

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Posted: 25 July 2021 11:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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That class stuff is old and tired. Why is UNC still ranked in the top 3 of public universities? The players actually said some stuff not included in the story. What they were actually saying is it might be too many games, especially for guys who do not come out of the game. Also, are there actually 12 teams capable of winning the National Championship? I agree with team in the last point, at least. The fact is 12 is actually going to happen.  That said, there sure isn’t 12 teams capable of winning it. Also, as it stands conference champs do not get automatic bid. With the $EC getting the best of the Big 12 The ACC needs ND or to merge with the Big10, or it might be the odd man out when this stuff blows up. 
As for UNC, the started out crawling, then walking, now they are jogging… how long to the sprint? Maybe this year, maybe not.

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Posted: 25 July 2021 09:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Lol, dude do you actually think they are talking to you?

The good news is the Big 12 is probably interested in Clemson and FSU now.
The brain trusts of those two can finally make their move.

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Posted: 26 July 2021 02:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I’m sure the Tobacco Road Mafia would love nothing better than to see Clemson FSU gone but that won’t be happening because the ACC media rights goes through 2036 and even a settled buyout would be too much.

It’s more likely Texas and OU would look at the ACC as a possible landing spot which would be a disaster for the North Carolina schools.

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Posted: 26 July 2021 07:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I know it’s hard to be jealous…but you have been your whole life so what is new? Have you thought about a different approach since the one you have taken has led you to spending your weekends trying to bait someone who actually went to college into talking to you?

Why would it be any more of a disaster for North Carolina than it would be Clemson?
Texas has been a disaster for every conference it has ever been in.
Just ask Arkansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri, Texas A&M, Baylor, TCU, Kansas St, Kansas, Iowa St, SMU, Houston…

I’m sure it will be different this time though. It’s not like people in Alabama that think they are really smart, and are told they are by people from Mississippi, have ever been wrong before…

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Posted: 26 July 2021 07:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I know it’s hard to be jealous…but you have been your whole life so what is new? Have you thought about a different approach since the one you have taken has led you to spending your weekends trying to bait someone who actually went to college into talking to you?

LOL..You and your assumptions.  I thought you weren’t going to respond to me outside of your little hill?..

Why would it be any more of a disaster for North Carolina than it would be Clemson?
Texas has been a disaster for every conference it has ever been in.
Just ask Arkansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri, Texas A&M, Baylor, TCU, Kansas St, Kansas, Iowa St, SMU, Houston…

This may come as a bit of a shock to you but I agree.  Texas is a virus that should be contained to it’s state.  Between the money and state politics Texas will always struggle to be what it could be in this modern era of football.

 

 

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Posted: 26 July 2021 09:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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It doesn’t shock me at all…you agree with me on a lot of things. You just don’t want to admit it in your never ending quest to “own” me by catching me on something. That is pretty much the only thing that motivates old jackass conservative assholes any more since you are losing on most fronts.

You are right though about this board. I said I wouldn’t respond here but I do admit that the Texas to the SeC stuff is seismic…and you were pretty obviously trying to bait me into talking to you since the other responses so obviously bore the shit out of you…
So when I got home last night and checked my phone…I gave in and indulged.

You have to admit also that you have had free run of the place for a long time and it has pretty much died out unless I respond. I may or may not let you have it. Depends on how dumb you get…saying reasonable things isn’t your goal though so I suspect it is about to get stupid.

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Posted: 26 July 2021 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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It’s not about to get “stupid” at all.  I was just taking your temperature on your resolve. I’m glad you want to talk some sports.  You are correct, the UT/OU situation is seismic.  Happy to discuss.

I think the SEC should operate under the slogan “Caveat emptor” because teams have fled any league Texas has been a part of and now Texas is chasing them.

Texas A&M is probably livid about the situation.

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Posted: 26 July 2021 10:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Not according to my friend who is an Aggie. He claims with typical SeC chanting bravado that they approve it but have to look like they don’t just as an act.

In reality I think they are freaking out and know no one cares about them. It really pisses them off to realize they are right back in the same spot they used to be in.

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Posted: 26 July 2021 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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CU_Tigers4life - 26 July 2021 02:13 AM

I’m sure the Tobacco Road Mafia would love nothing better than to see Clemson FSU gone but that won’t be happening because the ACC media rights goes through 2036 and even a settled buyout would be too much.

It’s more likely Texas and OU would look at the ACC as a possible landing spot which would be a disaster for the North Carolina schools.

The ACC GOR will keep Clemson and FSU in the ACC.

No Texas and OU will be members of the SEC which has much more to offer than the ACC.

Texas will NOT call the shots in the SEC the way they have with the Big XII. And the Longhorn network will go bye bye.

aTm is not happy but they will have no choice. It will take 4 no votes to keep it from happening.

The SEC knows if they don’t grab UT and OU another conference will.

 

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Posted: 26 July 2021 01:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Newsflash bro… Texas ain’t coming to share decision making with South Carolina. If you think they are, well I guess you would be a Gamecock. In fact, you might want to be looking elsewhere as y’all are about to become that much more irrelevant than already being the third best team in SC.

The good news is you guys can now hang banners for two new schools when they win and not just have to cheer for Alabama anymore.

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Posted: 26 July 2021 02:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Newsflash to you dude. It’s a done deal and FYI the decisions are made in Alabama just like the ACC decisions are made in NC. Just hope Clemson or FSU never leaves the ACC. Good thing you’ve got them tied up until 2035. Still wondering how you got away with fake / non-existent classes. By saying they were available to non- athletes?

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Posted: 26 July 2021 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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legalfee - 26 July 2021 02:32 PM

Newsflash to you dude. It’s a done deal and FYI the decisions are made in Alabama just like the ACC decisions are made in NC. Just hope Clemson or FSU never leaves the ACC. Good thing you’ve got them tied up until 2035. Still wondering how you got away with fake / non-existent classes. By saying they were available to non- athletes?


If Clemson and Florida State left the ACC in today’s environment it would probably mean the end of the league because of how much money football generates.  If South Carolina and any of the typical lower tiered SEC Schools left, the league would say don’t let the door hit you’re ass on the way out.

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