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    Thumbs up Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    Not saying this will happen and definitely not saying this would necessarily be the best thing.

    But!

    I am just saying this would be pretty darn cool, if it could go through.

    Setup:

    • Seeds 1-25: Used with BCS Rankings
    • Seeds 26-128: Used the Sagarin Computer Rankings
    • Top 8 teams in Div 1AA would fill in the 8 teams needed for the bracket (just for more Cinderella drama). If those schools refused, Seeds 1-8 would get a bye.
    • First roundwould be played at the higher seed's home field.
    • Two more Non BCS Bowl sites would be added to make it a nice round 32 (preferably the Ice Bowl in Cleveland or Buffalo and a bowl in the new L.A. NFL stadium). Which would all get a game the second round and all but 4 would get a second game.
    • Final Four would be at the current BCS Bowl sites
    • NCG would be bid out, much like the SuperBowl.
    • Revenue split down the middle after applicable hosting costs to each game participant. (Then revenues would most likely go to conferences which would split the pie in their own way)
    • TV Schedule would be much like the NCAA BB Tourney. But only on Thursday/Friday/Saturday for the first few rounds.
    • Season would only be 10 games long + a conference championship week followed by a BYE week, then the tournament begins. IT WOULD WOULD PERFECTLY!


    Team payouts:

    • Let us take the very average 0.75 million per team paid out for each first round game. .75million*128 = 96million paid out on total. (This number comes from current lower tier bowl games)
    • Second round double it for 1.5 million * 64 teams = 96 million. (Current Mid Tier Bowl games)
    • Third round double it again for 3Million * 32 teams = 96 million. (Current Upper Mid Tier)
    • Sweet Sixteen would probably up the ante a bit and go 8 million per so 8million*16 = 128 million (Upper Tier bowl games)
    • Elite 8 would bump it up again to about 12 million per so 12million * 8 = 96 million (In between Upper Tier and BCS)
    • Final four would bump up the payouts to a cool 18 million per team so 18million * 4 = $72 Million (Current BCS)
    • National Championship is the same as the Final Four so $36 million. (Current BCS)


    Total payout to all teams combined (not including TV revenue): $620 million

    So the two teams that make it to the National Championship would receive $61.25 million for their conference.

    Here is the breakdown for payouts for each of the conferences with my bracket below without T.V. revenue added in:

    In MILLIONS of $$$
    ACC: $36.5
    Big 12: $190$19million per school!
    Big East $16.5
    Big Ten: $85.5
    CUSA: $22.5
    MAC: $14.25
    MWC: $13.5
    PAC 12: $54
    SEC: $142.5
    Sun Belt: $6.75
    WAC: $6
    Independents: $9
    D1AA: $23

    Adding in T.V. Revenue:

    I'll simply do it like this, the NCAA basketball tournament is about $500million annually for 67 basketball games. I will simply double it and add 20% because football always makes more than basketball and there are twice as many games (I personally thing it would be closer to 1.75 billion but I'm going to keep this conservative). So the T.V. contract(s) would equal about 1.2billion a YEAR for this tournament. Make it evenly spread out among every team and that is another $9.375 million for each team.

    Adding the $9.375 million to the average amount a team would make based on their conference results would be $14.2 million PER YEAR EVERY YEAR! And a year like this when the Big 12 would do extremely well... Iowa State would get about $28million. Not too shabby if I say so myself!


    NOW TO THIS YEARS BRACKET!



    Notable First Round Games:

    Big XII

    • Colorado @ Iowa State
    • Bowling Green @ Texas
    • Troy @ Kansas State
    • Western Kentucky @ Missouri
    • Idaho @ Baylor
    • Syracuse @ Texas Tech
    • Kansas @ Ohio State
    • Fresno State @ Texas A&M
    • Colorado State @ Oklahoma
    • Memphis @ Oklahoma State

    Others
    Montana State @ Iowa
    Wyoming @ Nevada
    Wake Forest @ Louisville
    Navy @ Toledo
    Northern Iowa @ Temple
    UCONN @ SDSU
    Minnesota @ Cincinnati
    Airforce @ North Dakota State

    My bracket that I filled out (and what I used for the revenue breakdown by conference):



    Thoughts? It took me about 3 hours to do all this (Starting at 12am) so I would appreciate some compliments!



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    Re: Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    Not saying this will happen and definitely not saying this would necessarily be the best thing.

    But!

    I am just saying this would be pretty darn cool, if it could go through.

    Setup:

    • Seeds 1-25: Used with BCS Rankings
    • Seeds 26-128: Used the Sagarin Computer Rankings
    • Top 8 teams in Div 1AA would fill in the 8 teams needed for the bracket (just for more Cinderella drama). If those schools refused, Seeds 1-8 would get a bye.
    • First roundwould be played at the higher seed's home field.
    • Two more Non BCS Bowl sites would be added to make it a nice round 32 (preferably the Ice Bowl in Cleveland or Buffalo and a bowl in the new L.A. NFL stadium). Which would all get a game the second round and all but 4 would get a second game.
    • Final Four would be at the current BCS Bowl sites
    • NCG would be bid out, much like the SuperBowl.
    • Revenue split down the middle after applicable hosting costs to each game participant. (Then revenues would most likely go to conferences which would split the pie in their own way)
    • TV Schedule would be much like the NCAA BB Tourney. But only on Thursday/Friday/Saturday for the first few rounds.
    • Season would only be 10 games long + a conference championship week followed by a BYE week, then the tournament begins. IT WOULD WOULD PERFECTLY!


    Team payouts:

    • Let us take the very average 0.75 million per team paid out for each first round game. .75million*128 = 96million paid out on total. (This number comes from current lower tier bowl games)
    • Second round double it for 1.5 million * 64 teams = 96 million. (Current Mid Tier Bowl games)
    • Third round double it again for 3Million * 32 teams = 96 million. (Current Upper Mid Tier)
    • Sweet Sixteen would probably up the ante a bit and go 8 million per so 8million*16 = 128 million (Upper Tier bowl games)
    • Elite 8 would bump it up again to about 12 million per so 12million * 8 = 96 million (In between Upper Tier and BCS)
    • Final four would bump up the payouts to a cool 18 million per team so 18million * 4 = $72 Million (Current BCS)
    • National Championship is the same as the Final Four so $36 million. (Current BCS)


    Total payout to all teams combined (not including TV revenue): $620 million

    So the two teams that make it to the National Championship would receive $61.25 million for their conference.

    Here is the breakdown for payouts for each of the conferences with my bracket below without T.V. revenue added in:

    In MILLIONS of $$$
    ACC: $36.5
    Big 12: $190$19million per school!
    Big East $16.5
    Big Ten: $85.5
    CUSA: $22.5
    MAC: $14.25
    MWC: $13.5
    PAC 12: $54
    SEC: $142.5
    Sun Belt: $6.75
    WAC: $6
    Independents: $9
    D1AA: $23

    Adding in T.V. Revenue:

    I'll simply do it like this, the NCAA basketball tournament is about $500million annually for 67 basketball games. I will simply double it and add 20% because football always makes more than basketball and there are twice as many games (I personally thing it would be closer to 1.75 billion but I'm going to keep this conservative). So the T.V. contract(s) would equal about 1.2billion a YEAR for this tournament. Make it evenly spread out among every team and that is another $9.375 million for each team.

    Adding the $9.375 million to the average amount a team would make based on their conference results would be $14.2 million PER YEAR EVERY YEAR! And a year like this when the Big 12 would do extremely well... Iowa State would get about $28million. Not too shabby if I say so myself!


    NOW TO THIS YEARS BRACKET!



    Notable First Round Games:

    Big XII

    • Colorado @ Iowa State
    • Bowling Green @ Texas
    • Troy @ Kansas State
    • Western Kentucky @ Missouri
    • Idaho @ Baylor
    • Syracuse @ Texas Tech
    • Kansas @ Ohio State
    • Fresno State @ Texas A&M
    • Colorado State @ Oklahoma
    • Memphis @ Oklahoma State

    Others
    Montana State @ Iowa
    Wyoming @ Nevada
    Wake Forest @ Louisville
    Navy @ Toledo
    Northern Iowa @ Temple
    UCONN @ SDSU
    Minnesota @ Cincinnati
    Airforce @ North Dakota State

    My bracket that I filled out (and what I used for the revenue breakdown by conference):



    Thoughts? It took me about 3 hours to do all this (Starting at 12am) so I would appreciate some compliments!



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    Re: Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    That looks like an absolute ton of work, but there's no way that could happen. The absolute most that I could see in a playoff scenario is 24 teams (top 8 get byes).



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    Re: Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    Really fun to look at, but not realistic. Though, one of my pastor's used to say you can't achieve the impossible if you don't attempt the absurd.


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    Re: Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    UNI would take Bama down in the 2nd round.



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    Re: Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    I don't even want to talk playoff in D1 until they seperate BCS from non-BCS schools.



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    Re: Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    Quote Originally Posted by cynical View Post
    I don't even want to talk playoff in D1 until they seperate BCS from non-BCS schools.
    Why should they?

    Why are Duke, Wake Forest, Indiana, Washington State and Iowa State better than Houston, Southern Miss, BYU, Boise State, Nevada and Fresno State?

    They aren't, they are worse at college football. (hope we change that but it's true)



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    Re: Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    That pretty much says it all.

    Does anyone remember the sports paper "The National?" Back in the early 90s they did a mythical playoff complete with stories.

    EDIT: Here it is. Wow it didn't run long. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nat...s_newspaper%29


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    Re: Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    The funny thing is that this super bracket almost feels more real than the process going on now.



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    Re: Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    That looks like an absolute ton of work, but there's no way that could happen. The absolute most that I could see in a playoff scenario is 24 teams (top 8 get byes).
    It was a ton of work, but I was highly bored and couldn't sleep. College students can achieve the impossible during those times

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    UNI would take Bama down in the 2nd round.
    Then we would beat UNI in the following round! Which would add another rematch to the few rematches my bracket conjured up.

    Quote Originally Posted by cynical View Post
    I don't even want to talk playoff in D1 until they seperate BCS from non-BCS schools.
    In this scenario you wouldn't have to. It pools in everyone so no one can complain, *****, or moan. If you think you can play DO IT! This sucker is possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    The funny thing is that this super bracket almost feels more real than the process going on now.
    Because it works so damn perfectly! The top teams would still make deep into the tournament. The fans would go absolutely bonkers with this, it would create very compelling matchups.



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    Re: Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    It would make the regular season pointless. Who would care about the regular season except for rival games.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    It would make the regular season pointless. Who would care about the regular season except for rival games.
    You don't think schools would want to play for a higher seed? Win their conference?



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    Re: Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    You don't think schools would want to play for a higher seed? Win their conference?
    Besides, how much did regular season matter this year? Only about 7 1/2 games really "mattered":
    LSU over Oregon
    Tech over OU
    Oregon over Stanford
    Alabama over Arkansas
    TCU over Boise State
    Iowa State over Oklahoma State
    USC over Oregon

    LSU over Alabama half-mattered



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    Re: Screw the BCS! Made a 128 team Tournament Bracket!

    LSU and OK State would play 18 games?



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