interesting site on a BCS Playoff System

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  1. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    http://www.sportsfansofamerica.com/FansInAction/Football/playoffs1.htm


    SOLUTION #1: a national elimination tournament where 15 traditional bowl games would host playoff sites for the top 16 teams in the country. The Bowl Championship Series rankings would be utilized to determine the brackets.

    EXAMPLE: The B.C.S. Poll would serve as the official ranking system.

    Current 2003 B.C.S. Poll.

    1) Oklahoma
    9) Miami (FL)

    2) LSU
    10) Kansas State

    3) USC 11) Miami (OH)

    4) Michigan
    12) Georgia

    5) Ohio State
    13) Iowa

    6) Texas
    14) Purdue

    7) Florida State
    15) Florida

    8) Tennessee
    16) Washington St.


    PLAYOFF SCHEDULE:

    FIRST ROUND: Played two weeks after the regular season. (Approximately the second week in December)

    QUARTERFINALS: Played one week after the first round.

    SEMIFINALS: Played on New Year's Weekend.

    THE FINAL: National Championship played the weekend before the Super Bowl.

    ADVANTAGES:

    1) A post season playoff system that will determine an undisputed national champion on an annual basis (settling the annual debate and confusion),

    2) Keeping the same Bowl Games of today, but utilizing them as playoff sites, (preventing the current unpopularity and demise of the bowls, financially and publicly),

    3) All Bowls, even the minor bowls, would increase gate and television revenue due to the significance of the games and the quality of higher ranked teams (higher caliber teams competing against one another, rather than a meaningless game between teams with no or poor rankings),

    4) All Bowls will capture a greater television audience and revenue, because the major bowls will not be competing against one another on January 1st for viewership (currently there are six bowl games competing against one another on New Year's Day and the television ratings are steadily decreasing),

    5) Schools are less likely to patsy their schedules to guarantee a perfect or near perfect season so that they may in the (one game) BCS championship at the end of the year. Instead the emphasis will be one of the Top 16 teams and qualify for the post season tournament.

    6) The post season time frame would not be extended, thus not exceeding the NCAA's 22 week season regulation. (Actual season = 20 Weeks)

    7) It would be easier to obtain and retain quality corporate sponsors for the structured playoff games as television ratings increase significantly,

    8) The NCAA would receive a substantial increase in revenue to aid all, both male and female, team and individual intercollegiate sports,

    9) The increase in revenue generated by the playoff structure could be distributed amongst all participating and nonparticipating schools. Even if your division I-A school never makes it to the tournament, it is still benefiting from the structure. It is a WIN-WIN situation for all Division I-A Athletic Programs. Earnings can be distributed proportionally.

    REVENUE EXAMPLE:

    (projected revenues are strictly estimates that could vary significantly)

    $200,000,000 - Generated by Playoffs (Television, gate, and associated revenue)

    $100,000,000 - Distributed proportionately amongst the playoff school participants (16 schools averaging $6.25 million each)

    $100,000,000 - Distributed evenly amongst the schools that did not qualify for the playoffs (100 schools averaging $1 million each)

    PLAYOFF PAYOUT DISTRIBUTION PLAN EXAMPLE

    First Round Games ($5 Million per game - $2.5 Million per team - 8 games & 16 teams)

    Quarterfinal Games ($6 Million per game - $3 Million per team - 4 games & 8 teams)

    Semifinal Games ($9.5 Million per game - $4.75 Million per team - 2 games & 4 teams)

    Championship Game ($10 Million for champion & $7.5 Million for Runner-up - 1 game & 2 teams)

    A total of $20.25 million would go to the champions school's athletic program, $17.75 million to the runner-up, $10.2.5 million to the semifinalist, $5.5 to the quarterfinalist, and $2.5 million to schools that lost in the first round of the playoff.

    The SFAA College Football Playoff Plan #1

    HOLIDAY
    BOWL
    #1 Oklahoma $
    CAPITAL ONE
    #16 Washington St. BOWL

    SUN BOWL $
    #6 Texas ORANGE
    BOWL
    #11 Miami (OH)

    PEACH BOWL
    #4 Michigan
    $
    #13 Iowa GATOR
    BOWL
    INDEPENDENCE BOWL
    #5 Ohio State
    $
    #12 Georgia SUGAR BOWL


    OUTBACK BOWL National
    #2 LSU $ Championship
    COTTON
    #15 Florida BOWL

    LIBERTY BOWL
    #8 Tennessee $
    ROSE
    #9 Miami (FL) BOWL

    ALAMO BOWL
    #3 USC $
    FIESTA
    #14 Purdue BOWL
    LAS VEGAS BOWL
    #7 Florida State

    #10 Kansas State
     
  2. JVincent25

    JVincent25 Founding Member

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    Second week in December? So we would get a week off after the SECCG? Not gonna happen. 12 teams w/ the top 4 getting a bye the first week of the playoff sounds more realistic to me, almost ensuring that the winners of the SEC and Big 12 championship games get two weeks off.
     

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