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    Playoffs for College Football

    "The BCS commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick on Wednesday endorsed a seeded four-team playoff model for college football that would begin for the 2014 season."

    BCS commissioners reach consensus on four-team college football playoff - ESPN

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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    ESPNU had a big special about this talking about how this is a big deal. In reality, we've known this was coming for a while. The only big news left is the selection criteria and method of selection. That's what the big fights will be about.



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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    ESPNU had a big special about this talking about how this is a big deal. In reality, we've known this was coming for a while. The only big news left is the selection criteria and method of selection. That's what the big fights will be about.
    the new article on espn says the selection details have been figured out

    "Sources told ESPN that under the recommended model, the four teams would be selected by a committee that would consider certain criteria such as conference championships and strength of schedule."


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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    I have an idea that would make things a whole lot easier for the selection comitte... First step, elimate divisions within a conference

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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by TallKidisTall
    "Sources told ESPN that under the recommended model, the four teams would be selected by a committee that would consider certain criteria such as conference championships and strength of schedule."
    I wished that is how the entire bowl system worked.



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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    I'm fine with the 4 teams playing for the national title - committee selecting the best 4 to play as well. But why can't the top 2 seeds get home games? I am really in favor of that scenario. Do they really expect fan bases to perhaps play a national semi final game (ex. the Rose bowl)...win it...then travel again in a couple of weeks to say. (Atlanta) for the title game? That is going to get REALLY expensive for the average fan.

    My thought... if the top 2 teams are ranked that way after the "conference championship week" they deserve to host home games the week after. (Thus tying in what most of these directors have been talking about...giving a stronger appeal to the regular season.) Winners to the title game and the losers can play in the Orange Bowl for a consolation game to celebrate their seasons as well. I would rather have that. Plus, would be more cost effective all around.



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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    I'm fine with the 4 teams playing for the national title - committee selecting the best 4 to play as well. But why can't the top 2 seeds get home games? I am really in favor of that scenario. Do they really expect fan bases to perhaps play a national semi final game (ex. the Rose bowl)...win it...then travel again in a couple of weeks to say. (Atlanta) for the title game? That is going to get REALLY expensive for the average fan.

    My thought... if the top 2 teams are ranked that way after the "conference championship week" they deserve to host home games the week after. (Thus tying in what most of these directors have been talking about...giving a stronger appeal to the regular season.) Winners to the title game and the losers can play in the Orange Bowl for a consolation game to celebrate their seasons as well. I would rather have that. Plus, would be more cost effective all around.
    Mac Brown said a few days ago on an interview on ESPN Austin that he was against the home game idea because if you lose at home then your kids never get the bowl experience of traveling and playing in a big time stadium, and he thought that was unfair to the kids.



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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    I'm fine with the 4 teams playing for the national title - committee selecting the best 4 to play as well. But why can't the top 2 seeds get home games? I am really in favor of that scenario. Do they really expect fan bases to perhaps play a national semi final game (ex. the Rose bowl)...win it...then travel again in a couple of weeks to say. (Atlanta) for the title game? That is going to get REALLY expensive for the average fan.

    My thought... if the top 2 teams are ranked that way after the "conference championship week" they deserve to host home games the week after. (Thus tying in what most of these directors have been talking about...giving a stronger appeal to the regular season.) Winners to the title game and the losers can play in the Orange Bowl for a consolation game to celebrate their seasons as well. I would rather have that. Plus, would be more cost effective all around.
    While I agree with you in that I would also like to see home games, look at the teams who are typically in BCS Championship. Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Oregon, Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, Ohio St, USC, Miami, Nebraska, Florida St, Virginia Tech and Tennessee have made it to the BCS Championship game. Its not like UConn is going to the national championship game and bringing 3,000 fans. I don't think asking team's fans to travel to 2 different bowl sites is going to be an issue most of the time.



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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by synapticwave View Post
    Mac Brown said a few days ago on an interview on ESPN Austin that he was against the home game idea because if you lose at home then your kids never get the bowl experience of traveling and playing in a big time stadium, and he thought that was unfair to the kids.
    Losers get to go to a bowl game as well. Keep in mind this would be after conference championship week. That system makes way more sense to me as well.




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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    Well get ready to hear about how the Big10 and SEC should get two teams every year. No matter how they slice it, the committee will have a heavy lean to those two conferences.



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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    Please don't play a consolation game. Please. Would anyone even want to play in a consolation game? Maybe graduating seniors, and that's it.


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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone06 View Post
    Well get ready to hear about how the Big10 and SEC should get two teams every year. No matter how they slice it, the committee will have a heavy lean to those two conferences.
    Big 12 and Pac 12 fans/coaches/ads/commissioners who favor a selection committee over the BCS rankings are completely insane.

    Those two conferences consistently do better in every computer poll than they do in voter polls. Sometimes as signifcantly as 10-15 spots better and practically never worse.



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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone06 View Post
    Well get ready to hear about how the Big10 and SEC should get two teams every year. No matter how they slice it, the committee will have a heavy lean to those two conferences.
    I don't think anyone has ever said the B1G should get 2 teams (at least not that I've seen). The whole debate on whether it should be only conference champions was completely about the SEC, especially since Bama and LSU was just this past season.



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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by TallKidIsTall View Post
    the new article on espn says the selection details have been figured out

    "Sources told ESPN that under the recommended model, the four teams would be selected by a committee that would consider certain criteria such as conference championships and strength of schedule."

    so the SEC would never make it......???




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    Re: Playoffs for College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    so the SEC would never make it......???
    No doubt, Alabama played a **** poor schedule this past year. No jimlad needed either, I mean that.



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