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I don't think it can happen because... would be asking fans of teams like UCF, USF, Cincy, UConn etc. to give up on their power five aspirations. Sorry, but having been in their position as a Tech fan, I feel their pain. It basically creates another division and excludes them from the big boy table. I understand why the pundits love it: I would too. But I just can't see it happening. While I'm not a particular fan of expanding the playoff further, I think the solution is to go to 6 and give a spot to each P5 winner and one to the best G5 team. And BTW, if you can't win your conference, you aren't in, regardless if some panel of judges somewhere thinks you are better than a conference winner: save the panels for figure skating. I know, I know: that leaves no place for Notre Dame. Well, OK then! They can either join the ACC and win the conference title or fight to get that G5 spot! And having said that, I'll admit that my plan would never be adopted either. It's too fair. The G5 would probably love it, but the SEC and Big10 like the system to be unfairly biased in their favor (they want access to more than one spot), and Notre Dame would scream from the mountaintops. For all of these reasons, I see an 8 team playoff as inevitable since it appears to be the only way to give a G5 team a legitimate shot. And this rare post is from a guy who actually preferred the BCS.

(In response to this post by Stech)

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 06:04AM


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  A 2017 G-5 Playoff would look something like this.... -- Old Line Hokie 12/01/2017 5:47PM
  I agree that it would likely be 4 or 8. -- Old Line Hokie 12/02/2017 11:50AM
  You left out ND. ** -- EDGEMAN 12/01/2017 8:13PM
  I don't think it can happen because... -- Alicks 12/01/2017 06:04AM
  I'd make ND compete with the G5 Teams... -- Mr. Touchdown 12/01/2017 12:40PM
  But we don't have to get to four. One can be left out. -- crabcake77 12/02/2017 5:07PM
  Agreed. This isn't basketball -- VT ChemE 1986 12/01/2017 1:50PM
  I maintain basketball isn't anchored in reality either. -- Atlee Hokie 12/02/2017 2:39PM
  Agreed. Probably 10-15 are capable of winning it all ** -- VT ChemE 1986 12/02/2017 6:30PM
  I don't want college football to be so cookie cutter -- Colonel Jessup 12/01/2017 09:32AM
  That position has never made sense to me -- WestyHokie 12/01/2017 09:44AM
  If the P5 ever breaks away, sure. ** -- EDGEMAN 11/30/2017 7:53PM

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