“Influential voices in college football” Want to expand playoff sooner than 2026
Posted: 13 December 2018 08:24 AM   [ Ignore ]
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https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2810445-college-footballs-influential-voices-ready-to-discuss-8-team-playoff-format

This story is floating around from Bleacher Report and this doesn’t surprise me. As certain teams or conferences are being left out of the playoffs the natural solution will be to expand the playoffs rather than play better football. 

As much rumblings as there currently is to expand, I don’t think the current model lasts until 2026 when the contract expires.

The winners of an 8 game playoff will be Notre Dame. G5 schools and the SEC as they could easily get 2-3 schools in every year

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Posted: 13 December 2018 10:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’m still hopeful we make it to 2026, but it’s going to be a fight.

If the Big Ten isn’t happy, they should tell their league champions to stop losing games by 30 points. That has cost them probably three playoff berths.

If the Pac-12 isn’t happy, they should fire their idiotic commissioner.

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Posted: 13 December 2018 06:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I don’t feel sorry for the BigTen one bit. They had a chance to vote in favor for conference autonomy when deciding how they decide their conference championship game, their commissioner came out with this bizarre mumbled statement that basically meant “We are against anything that would seemingly help the ACC”.
If the amendment passed, in theory Divisions could have been eliminated and the 2 best teams in each conference could have represented in the CCG. Instead the Suckeyes got NW.

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Posted: 15 December 2018 08:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I agree with Matt and Garnett, hate the idea of expanding the playoffs. There will always be a few teams “left out” regardless of how many are selected. I like the contentious nature of the way it is done now. Plus, if you don’t like it, get better. It’s really that simple.

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Posted: 15 December 2018 08:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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If you like keep the bowls then you should be against expanding the playoffs.  If you look now, major bowls like the Fiesta, Rose, Sugar, and Orange are no longer considered a major accomplishment unless it is part of the playoffs.  That’s a shame.

Clemson is going to hit a spot eventually where they won’t be in the playoffs and it will be interesting to see how the fans, especially the younger ones than have not really dealt with Clemson struggling, handle only going to the Peach Bowl or Gator Bowl for example.

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Posted: 31 December 2018 10:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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This year’s semifinal match up’s is just validating the argument to keep the playoff games at 4.  With the continuing blowouts that are occurring, does anyone think in an 8-game playoff it will be more competitive?

FBS football doesn’t have the parity that the NFL does and probably even in the FCS or D-II for that matter.

The entire season is a playoff.  If UGa or Ohio State doesn’t get absolutely blasted in the regular season either one of them is probably in.  Had Ohio State especially lost to Purdue by a very close margin, the emotions of the Purdue Fan dying of Cancer probably would have given tOSU a mulligan.  UGA had Bama beat and let them off the hook.  Sorry.

I don’t like the fact the Notre Dame had to only play 12 games, but to their credit it was 12 FBS teams with no FCS tune-up so they did play the same number of FBS teams as the other conference champs that went to the playoffs and I guess that matters.

Matt said it best…Play Better!

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Posted: 31 December 2018 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I read a Bleacher Report article about this yesterday that was a total sack of shit.  It went on a tangent about how the CFP Committee were all incompetent for not putting tOSU and UGA in.  Real high level Monday morning QB writing.  He said NFL scouts should pick the top 4 based on talent. He literally said he didn’t care about the UGA and tOSU blowout losses.  He just wants the best teams as if winning games isn’t an indicator of good teams.  He waffled a bit on playoff expansion but blamed UGA and tOSU not getting in on the CFB elite wanting to block teams like UCF or a second SEC team from getting in. 


It’s ironic that people argue for tOSU when they also got blown out by Clemson in the semi’s recently.  Also everyone avoids the second biggest reason UGA didn’t get in.  Nobody wants an immediate rematch and you could never validate UGA climbing in the rankings to #3 just to match up vs Clemson after a SECOND LOSS.  I understand that UGA is a good team but people sure love to act like they have been on the same level as tOSU, Clemson, and Bama despite only being elite for ONE season. 

Some years we might NEED an 8 team playoff, if we had 5 undefeated power 5.  I know it’s unlikely but possible.  It’s also very likely we have 2 undefeated and 3 or 4 one loss P5.  How do you validate one single loss champ over another??

I still think the easiest way to sort this our is force all teams to play FBS teams for all but 1 game a year.  This will make it easier to measure conference against each other.  I say 1 FCS for teams like Clemson and USC that supposedly legally have to play an in state FSC team.  This keeps the season from lengthening and gives better data as to what team is best.

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Posted: 31 December 2018 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I read that same article A/O and you are spot on.  Total bush-league writing.

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