That is my guess too, but if you take the 5 current BCS conferences and ND you come up with 65 teams. So 4 times 16 would be 64 in...which would leave one current BCS school out. I like LSU heard it would be 64, but I just find it hard to believe they can leave so many schools out without a major backlash. Time will tell.
Originally Posted by chuckd4vt
I think Congress may force it to be something like 4x20. That way fewer schools are left out of this money grab.
4 conferences set up better for the playoff then 5. With 4 conferences and 4 divisions in a conference you come up with the Sweet 16. First two divisions will play each other, then the conference championship, then the 4 conference champions play each other...finally leaving the National Championship game.
I suspect the Division Champions will play each other at the highest rated team's home field. Then Conference Championship will be neutral like it is now, the final four will be like it will be for the playoff and then the National Championship is the same as the new playoff. The only thing they need to add is he Division Champions games...which IMHO will be a home game for the highest ranked team.
PS You could do that with 5, but it gets more complicated and political as to who gets in the playoffs.