Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 47,337, Level: 67
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 1,013
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    ISU_Alum_2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Aliso Viejo, CA
    Posts
    1,951
    Points
    47,337
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    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!



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 50,913, Level: 69
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 237
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    AirWalke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    5,727
    Points
    50,913
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 6

    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

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


    Go Sssssssssyclones!

  3. #3
    Addict Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CTAClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Amerika
    Posts
    9,218
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    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.


    "If you can't hear me, it's because I'm in parentheses."



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 452,388, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,680
    Points
    452,388
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 248
    Given: 33

    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.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 452,388, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,680
    Points
    452,388
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 248
    Given: 33

    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.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 50,913, Level: 69
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 237
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    AirWalke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    5,727
    Points
    50,913
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 6

    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.


    Go Sssssssssyclones!

  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 452,388, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,680
    Points
    452,388
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 248
    Given: 33

    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.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 80,785, Level: 88
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 1,165
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jumbopackage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,465
    Points
    80,785
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 20
    Given: 8

    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.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 50,913, Level: 69
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 237
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    AirWalke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    5,727
    Points
    50,913
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 6

    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.


    Go Sssssssssyclones!

  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 107,133, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,462
    Points
    107,133
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 127
    Given: 142

    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.


    Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.

  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 335,469, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    31,736
    Points
    335,469
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 74
    Given: 162

    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.



  12. #12
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 38,432, Level: 60
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 618
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cloneu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Twin Cities
    Posts
    4,144
    Points
    38,432
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 15

    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.


    Step 1: Cut a hole in the box.

  13. #13
    Starter
    Points: 13,878, Level: 35
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 172
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    684
    Points
    13,878
    Level
    35
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

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


    have you ever got caught outside In a strong rainfall? Yes or NO. If it"s yes, then you might half felt the pane of hard(tought) rain on you head. If it hurt"s then it"s tough. Yes or no. Okay I'm right and you know it.

    So alothough you attempt"ed to say you didn"t understnad, now you do. Fair enough?

  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 82,670, Level: 89
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 1,080
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    CYVADER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Cornfields
    Posts
    5,231
    Points
    82,670
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 5

    Re: ESPN CFB Playoff Simulator

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



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 98,825, Level: 97
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 225
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    tejasclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    5,818
    Points
    98,825
    Level
    97
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 60
    Given: 42

    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.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM