What will it take to get a playoff system?

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  1. Bengal Buddy

    Bengal Buddy Founding Member

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    Easy. Southern Florida ends up in the National Championship game against Ohio State and gets totally clobbered in a completely one-sided, laughable game.
     
  2. DarkHornet

    DarkHornet Louisiana Sports Fan

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    I don't think so. I think the most likely case will be one like Auburn's case where they go unbeaten in a tough conference, and don't get a shot at the title.
     
  3. Robidoux87

    Robidoux87 You call that a double?

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    What makes you think that a team who can beat WVU and Auburn would be stomped by Ohio St. (or any other team)?
     
  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    The bowl games are the problem. They don't want to be marginalized by a playoff system. Equally, the schools that don't make the playoff will feel that their bowl games are less significant.
     
  5. DarkHornet

    DarkHornet Louisiana Sports Fan

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    I assume you didn't mean to quote me, right?
     
  6. Robidoux87

    Robidoux87 You call that a double?

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    ^^^^^^^^^^ Fixed.
     
  7. DarkHornet

    DarkHornet Louisiana Sports Fan

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    South Florida would certainly be a step up in competition for Ohio State by comparison to anything they have in the Big Ten. I'd go as far as to say that the Big East is a better league this year than the Big Ten.
     
  8. BrettStah

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    What the teams and bowls don't grasp is that we already have a playoff - it's just a 2 team, 1 game playoff. Expanding that, at least to 4 teams, seems like a no-brainer. New Year's Day could see the 4 teams playing in a great double-header (using two existing bowls), and the winners play about a week later (at another existing bowl). All of the other bowl games are not really affected in any great way that I can figure out. Only two teams would play an extra game than they otherwise would have played.
     
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  9. TC

    TC Le Big Mac

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    If Notre Dame were to go undefeated but not play in the national championship game, there would be a playoff the very next year.

    Excluding that unlikely scenario, don't get your hopes up.
     
  10. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Indeed. There are rarely more than four teams still in contenetion for the National Championship by December. A four-team, two-game playoff could be an ideal solution.
     

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