I have heard many arguments for bowl games vs a playoff system since the inception of the BCS. Some will argue that the sanctity of the regular season will only remain intact if the bowl system stays as is. They say that all the extra games they will play is bad for academics and the like. Where will they fit these games into the schedule? Then there are those that say a playoff will take away from the bowls, and ruin the tradition. But this is a playoff that involves the bowls. Well I have all your answers for you. I have devised the best playoff system in the history of the world. There is no poking holes in my plan, because it is absolutly flawless I also believe this is a very workable idea, and can be done. It is not one of those wild off the wall ideas that doesn't consider the higher ups in the NCAA, TV, or the bowls (I would have said the buerocracy of college football, but as you may have noticed, I can't spell) I'm going to pretend I'm on Who Wants To Be A Millionare for a moment and bore you with my thought process. At first I thought of a wild, 32 team, 8 game, intricate double elimination round robin tournament, then I got off my dentist's operating chair, cleared my head, and thought of this I thought to just play the 4 BCS games, and the winners play, but then I relized that there would be three games after the BCS "quarterfinal" round, and the rulers of college football would not stand to have their bowl games play second fiddle to later rounds. So to fix that problem, I have devised this great system. It is an 8 team, 3 round Tournament. The first round includes 3 upper level bowls, but non BCS, and one BCS bowl. 4 teams move on. Second round is 2 BCS games Final round is one BCS game. An example for this year Rnd 1. Orange Bowl - #1(seed) Miami vs #8 BYU Citrus Bowl - #2(as of now) Tennessee vs #7 Illinois Cotton Bowl - #3 Nebraska vs #6 Maryland Holiday Bowl - #4 Oregon vs #5 Colorado Rnd 2. Sugar Bowl - #1 Miami vs #5 Colorado Fiesta Bowl - #2 Tennessee vs #3 Nebraska Rnd 3 - National Title Game Rose Bowl - #1 Miami vs #2 Tennessee Winner- Miami I told you it was a genius plan This solves all the problems. Right now the main problems are, there are several teams that think they deserve to be in the national title game, and only one bowl game is of any importance to the national title picture. Althought to CFB fans the other bowls still garner intrest, the only game of any real concequence is the Rose bowl this year, This eliminates that, making all the bowl games important. You schedule this tournament for 2 games January 1st, 2 games January 2nd, 2 games the next saturday, and 1 game the saturday after that. This system only extends the season by two games for the participants in the final game, 1 game for the semifinal particapents, and no games for the first round losers, because they would have been playing in one bowl game anyway. You rotate the BCS game that is played in the first round every year. The money is based on how far you advance, 5-8 million for a first round loss 12-15 million for a second round loss, and 20-25 million for a final game apearance. The money balances out evenly between the bowls as to what they would pay out now. You still keep your independence bowl and peach bowl and outback bowl and the like, they have no more and no less importance than they did prior to having this plan inacted, they are what they are, a fun fun time that helps out the program. There are things that I left out because this is such a long message, and i devised it all in my head as I was writing, so I forgot some things I wanted in here, so I challange anyone who thinks they can find a problem with this idea to post a reply, and I will respond.