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    ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    I looked around and didn't see that this had been posted yet...

    I just stumbled across this and thought I'd share:

    ESPN - College Football Playoffs Simulations - NCAA Football

    Fun to see what a CFB playoff tree would look like, if nothing else.

    Enjoy!



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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    This would be awesome. Now this is a post-season that would be worth watching.


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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    Crazy to see that tOSU didn't even make it out of the first round for the three determined seedings to choose from.


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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    A college football playoff would be really bad news for me. I am a bowl junkie, but this would be that x 10.


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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    Hey in my random drawing Mizzou won the national championship. That would be so cool to see, a national champion that no one could ever claim was not the best team in the nation.


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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    Maybe I love simulations too much!

    I ran an 8 team simulation from the top 8 in the BCS, and got these results (national champ victor in BOLD)

    Oklahoma vs. Missouri
    Georgia vs. Virginia Tech
    Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech
    Ohio State vs. LSU
    Oklahoma vs. LSU
    Georgia vs. Missouri
    Ohio State vs. Missouri
    Oklahoma vs. USC
    Oklahomaa vs. Virginia Tech
    Georgia vs. LSU

    So, in the NC game, here's each team's record, ranked according to highest win %

    Georgia 3-0
    Oklahoma 3-1
    LSU 2-1
    Virginia Tech 1-2
    Missouri 1-2
    Ohio State 0-3
    USC 0-1

    One thing I found interesting is that, according to ESPN's AccuScore, they give Ohio State a 51% chance to beat KU. Even further, the winner of OSU/KU would play the winner of OU/Georgia, and OU had a 49% chance to be Georgia. Considering how evenly matched the two brackets were, when it came to the two victors duking each other out, OU/Georgia were huge favorites against OSU/KU.

    Hmmmmm.


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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    If you look at who is the best team in college football right now, it would be hard to say anyone is playing better than Georgia right now. They look insane. That is why a college playoff would be so cool. That one hot team could run all the way and win it.


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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    the only thing that this thing doesn't allow, is what a LIKELY playoff would look like. Put all the conference champions in there, and then fill the remaining 5 spots with whomever you want. There is no way in hell that the NCAA would allow a 16 team playoff without putting conference champions from the mid-majors in the mix.



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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    Yeah, that's the only thing that bummed me out about the simulator, and that was the distinct lack of Sun Belt, MWC, MAC, CUSA, and WAC teams.


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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    D3 has a 32 team playoff. D2 has a 24 team I believe. I think FCS is 16. I kind of like the 28 or 24 team playoff. Get some more teams involved and give the higher seeds a bye.


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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    I just looked at the bracket...used the BCS Top 16. Wow...some great match-ups in the first round. Kansas and West Virginia...Hawaii and USC...Oklahoma and Illinois...

    Would really be fun to see.



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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    I kept doing it over and over trying to get Hawai'i to win, they never made it past the second round. I guess it is just not ment to be for them. I was also ticked that Illinois always made it to the second round and sometimes farther.


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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    Haiwai'i won the first and only time I did it. I stopped after that, because seriously...


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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    this thing is addicting. i won't get anything done today now so thanks a lot isu alum



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    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    D3 has a 32 team playoff. D2 has a 24 team I believe. I think FCS is 16. I kind of like the 28 or 24 team playoff. Get some more teams involved and give the higher seeds a bye.
    A 28-team playoff would, IMO, include enough of the 120 teams (about 23%) to make the playoffs a prestigious postseason destination, and would allow all conference champions to get automatic berths and give the Top 4 seeds first-round byes. It would help bring the prestige back to postseason play and give the elite teams something to shoot for (first-round bye and home field advantage).

    Of course this completely disregards the bowl system, politics, money, travel, etc., but from a fan's perspective it sure would be fun to watch.



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