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Maroon Baboon

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8 Team Playoff: Here's what the schedule would look like.

Or at least what I think they should do. The ratings would be huge.

5 P5 Champs get automatic bid
3 At-large (decided by a committee)
An undefeated G5 team gets an automatic bid (if they scheduled at least 1 P5 team).
No more than 2 teams from one conference (and they should be bracketed away from one another where possible).
Rose Bowl must match up B1G and Pac12 champs.
Other P5 champs host Orange (ACC), Sugar (SEC) and Cotton (BXII), one of which is held New Year’s Eve.
Semi Final held nearly two weeks later (Peach and Fiesta). A separate committee pairs the teams, with heavy consideration paid to locations of the schools vis-a-vis Atlanta and Phoenix. But they are free to take into consideration TV ratings, best matchups, avoiding rematches, angles for the best possible finals matchup, and in general, whatever is in the best interests of college football. One game is Friday night, the other is Saturday early afternoon (before NFL playoff).
Final game (to the highest bidder) will be played the weekend before the Super Bowl.

Here is what it would look like this year if we use the last CFP rankings.

ORANGE BOWL Dec. 31. 7pm.
UCF vs. Clemson

Alabama vs. Oklahoma

ROSE BOWL Jan 1. 4pm. EST
USC vs. Ohio State

Wisconsin vs. Georgia

(for the sake of discussion, let’s say the host teams won)

Semi Final:
FIESTA BOWL Friday, Jan 12, 8:30 pm EST
Oklahoma vs. Clemson

PEACH BOWL Saturday Jan 13 12:30 EST
Ohio State vs. Georgia

Title Game: Saturday, January 27, 7:30 pm EST

[Post edited by Maroon Baboon at 01/13/2018 11:03AM]

Posted: 01/13/2018 at 11:03AM


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Current Thread:
8 Team Playoff: Here's what the schedule would look like. -- Maroon Baboon 01/13/2018 11:03AM
  I disagree with no more than one team per conference -- WestyHokie 01/15/2018 2:01PM
  How would seeding in subsequent rounds be handled? -- I85Hokie 01/16/2018 11:26AM
  There is no obligation to have 2 from one conference. -- Maroon Baboon 01/15/2018 2:27PM
  P5 champs auto, 3 at large (can include G5) ** -- nebraskafaninwi 01/16/2018 09:29AM
  If it goes 8, play on campus until the final -- Colonel Jessup 01/14/2018 11:17AM
  How about mid-Jan in Foxbourgh. People want NFL-like -- Colonel Jessup 01/15/2018 08:59AM
  That extends the season to far into January. -- corvt2000 01/13/2018 11:16PM
  Love the time slot for the Rose Bowl. ** -- IB4TECH 01/13/2018 3:46PM
  Too late into Jan. Campus mid Dec. rest stays as is. ** -- nebraskafaninwi 01/13/2018 2:06PM
  That would be fine with me. But it ruins the major bowls. -- Maroon Baboon 01/13/2018 2:59PM
  I think the first round should be played on campus -- I85Hokie 01/16/2018 11:59AM
  Lets wait about 10 years, then reassess. ** -- EDGEMAN 01/13/2018 10:16AM
  An a point about the NFL hating it. -- Maroon Baboon 01/13/2018 11:08AM
  Two things -- Maroon Baboon 01/13/2018 10:39AM
  I like your proposal that gives the G5 a chance -- Calamitous 01/13/2018 10:46PM
  I guess that would get rid of OOC play. -- Maroon Baboon 01/14/2018 1:49PM
  Makes sense... -- Calamitous 01/14/2018 7:41PM
  All good comments -- Maroon Baboon 01/14/2018 9:04PM
  Funny about your comment.... -- Calamitous 01/14/2018 9:14PM
  Haha. Wazzu is my next favorite. -- Maroon Baboon 01/14/2018 9:18PM
  They sent a similar message to the Pac-12 this year -- EDGEMAN 01/13/2018 10:43AM

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