November 30th, 2008, 06:02 PM #1
November 30th, 2008, 06:12 PM #2
November 30th, 2008, 08:50 PM #3
December 2nd, 2008, 04:00 PM #4
Here's my new Bowl Game playoff solution: Assuming USC beats UCLA, Oklahoma beats Missouri, Alabama beats Florida, and BC beats VTech.
New Year's Eve/Day (Projected Final BCS rankings)
Rose Bowl - Pac10 vs Big10 - USC(BCS #4) vs Penn State (BCS #7)
Fiesta Bowl -Big12 vs At Large - Oklahoma(BCS #2) vs Utah (BCS #5)
Sugar Bowl - SEC vs At Large - Alabama (BCS #1) vs Texas (BCS #3)
Orange Bowl - Big East vs ACC - Cincinnati (BCS #13) vs Boston College (BCS #17)
- Rule 1 - If a BCS conference has a Championship game, the loser of the Championship game is ineligible for the BCS Playoff. (This is why Florida(BCS #6 projected) is left out and Texas put in)(affects ACC, SEC, Big12 both positively and negatively, I consider it a wash)
- Rule 2 - The top 2 BCS rated teams who are not conference champions are seeded as the At Large
- Rule 2a - Two teams per Conference, regardless of BCS rating. If a conference lines up the first 5 spots in the final BCS standings, the two highest seeds are placed with accordance to Rule 1.
- Rule 2b - The teams will be seeded as there are no Intra Conference games in the first round(if applicable)
- Rule 2c - The teams will be seeded as to minimize already played games in the season (Texas and Oklahoma should only meet again at Championship, ideally) - If this is impossible, go to rule 2d
- Rule 2d - The teams will be seeded so the Higher rated At Large team has a more desirable travel destination(higher rated at large picks Sugar vs Fiesta, if applicable)
An Example: USC and Penn State win conferences. UCLA #5 and Ohio State #9 are the two at large teams available because of BCS standings. UCLA chooses to play at Fiesta, Ohio St. is stuck at Sugar.
Rose vs Fiesta @ Tempe
Sugar vs Orange @ Miami
Week 3(Martin Luther King Jr Monday/Holiday)
Championship @ Pasadena
Going forward, Week 2 locations alternate every year & Championship location alternates every 4 years. Championship location is NOT a round 2 location.
Year 2 Champ: New Orleans, Year 3 Champ: Tempe, Year 4 Champ: Miami
Are there enough fans to drive 2 more weeks of football? Have you ever been to a UCLA vs SEC game at the Rosebowl?
This has changed a bit from last year, with the Conference Championship game penalty, but I think it creates a playoff system everyone wants to see and nobody would cry about the winner of the tournament not being the *real* National Champs.
I know that the Big East and ACC have been chumpy conferences recently, but the SEC champs would still have to beat an At Large, and their BigEast/ACC patsy, and then the winner of a Pac 10, Big 10, At Large, Big 12 champ bracket, not a small feat in my opinion.
Last edited by seraphim; December 2nd, 2008 at 04:34 PM.
December 2nd, 2008, 05:23 PM #5
December 4th, 2008, 10:55 AM #6
Not sure how to set up the parameters but it is without question that there should be 1 big game that should take place 1 week before the Super Bowl to decide the national champs.
One point to ponder though- when USC played Texas these were clearly the two best teams in College Football. That was one season where the really wasnt much discussion. Given that season, what team would Texas have played?
Now more then ever there really needs to be a better way but, being that the Texas-USC matchup was only a couple of seasons ago its certainly food for thought.
December 4th, 2008, 11:27 AM #7
Can someone PLEASE explain to me why Alabama is a 10 point underdog at a neutral stadium against Florida? This is why the whole system is screwed up....Alabama supposedly the best team in the nation and a double digit underdog. Just beautiful!!
December 4th, 2008, 11:32 AM #8
Because the bettors are more enamored with the Florida offense than the Alabama defense.
Originally Posted by BAD91
And Alabama is the default #1, since they are the undefeated BCS conference team.
December 4th, 2008, 10:18 PM #9
Apples and oranges. Alabama is #1 because they have the best body of work so far. Head-to-head, Florida is a better team--they just happened to lose a game earlier this year.
Originally Posted by BAD91
USC-Texas, Ohio State-Miami, and Florida State-Virginia Tech are the three exceptions where it worked out. Three times in ten years, a 70% EPIC FAIL rate. Also, even when it did "work out," who's to say those two undefeateds would have beaten one-loss teams from other conferences?
Originally Posted by Hipcheck
A plus-one would be an improvement. An 8-team would be great.
December 5th, 2008, 12:12 AM #10
I'm still a fan of Dan Wetzel's plan. I liked it a year ago, love it now.
Wetzel's playoff plan: I'll drink to that - College Football - Rivals.com