Chris B:"I think they should make an 8 team playoff, with the
winners of the 6 'significant' conferences each earning an automatic
bid."There are only 5 "significant" conferences. The
Big [L]East had already been talked about being downgraded to mid-major status.
And rightly so. The MWC was a better football league since at LEAST 2008, and
THAT was the OLD Big [L]East. Seriously...had you SEEN what the Big [L]East
will look like next year? Cincinnati, Temple, UConn, USF, UCF, E.
Carolina, Memphis, Tulsa, SMU, Houston, and Tulane?And they'll
eventually add Navy, but even then, you couldn't honestly rank THIS league
in the same company as Pac-12, Big 12, B1G, ACC, or SEC. They're nothing
more than a glorified C-USA outfit.
@ utebusters..."Regardless, the Utes will never be a "significant"
contender, so you needn't worry yourself about Utah's prospects of
receiving a berth in the playoff."Neither will the cougies so
not sure what your point is. Nice screen name by the way shows how obsessed you
are with everything Utes, I love it!
Chris BNo, they should make it an 8-team playoff with the 8 highest
ranked teams, regardless of conference. If the PAC 10.2 champion isn't good
enough to be ranked in the Top 8, they don't deserve to be playing in the
national championship tournament.Regardless, the Utes will never be
a "significant" contender, so you needn't worry yourself about
Utah's prospects of receiving a berth in the playoff.
What the four team playoff means is that no school other than Oregon or USC is
going to have a shot at the championship. Same with the B1G (Ohio State,
Michigan and Nebraska). Until it expands, it still means that BYU and Utah will
be left out.
Money speaks louder then anything. If you look at March Madness they are trying
to add more teams every year...because they want more money.As soon
as they see a potential for more money they will expand. I predict 5 years from
now we will see an 8 team playoff and no more then 10 years there will be a 16
team playoff. Money from a 16 team College Football Playoff will put
March Madness to shame. I don't see how they can resit that.
Now I can see it what they are up to. Boise State not going to like it if they
stay with mwc and BYU will stay at Independent. The bcs system does allow one
more for have nots getting in but this new 4 team playoff will keep them out
along others (conferance usa, mwc and etc.). I can see it coming sometime 20
years later having 8 team playoff and still will not allow those have nots. Oh
well, might as well forget about college football all together. Can you tell
those Commish smiling in front of the camera.
I think they should make an 8 team playoff, with the winners of the 6
"significant" conferences each earning an automatic bid, and the
remaining 2 being the highest 2 remaining teams from "significant"
A playoff with what, 4 teams? That ain't a playoff. Only when they have
at least a 16-team playoff will I call it a playoff.
Not perfect, but it is an improvement over a BCS system that was an improvement
over the previous decades - good step for the NCAA.Can't
imagine Utah or BYU will get here very much, if ever. 12-0 or 11-1 Utah teams
in the PAC 12 seems unrealistic, and while independent 12-0 BYU seems more
possible, the committee will likely weed them out based on strength of schedule
in years like that.