Potential playoff expansion

gville_jacket

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Under what is proposed, I wonder what that means for ND. The current suggestion is that only the 4 highest ranked champs could get a bye. Would this mean that ND could never get a bye?
 

GTrob21

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Wasn't ND a part of the committee which came up with the recommendations?? I highly doubt they would back themselves into a corner. I'm fine with the ND arrangement. Let them be solo for as long as they can. I younger ND grads that I run into, all seem to be very open to joining a conference. I think it's the old money powerbrokers that are really against it.
 

SOWEGA Jacket

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I think we should go back to the days of letting a (insert pronoun here) from the San Jose Mercury News and the Akron Beacon pick a National Champ on Jan. 2 every year. Those were the days of watching #1 play #9 and #2 playing #10 every New Years Day. I really can’t stand this idea of playing actual games to determine a champion.
 

lv20gt

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6 th is the highest rated group of 5…non power conference.

It doesn't actually specify which conferences. Just the 6 highest rated champions. So if for whatever reason the pac 12 is super bad and their conference champion is ranked behind two of the G5 champions then they wouldn't get in, unless they were in the remaining 6 highest rated teams.
 

bobongo

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It would be possible for a 5-12 team to play 17 games, the same number as the newly expanded NFL regular season.

Is that too many? Seems like a lot of games to me.
 

Scubapro

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"No conference would qualify automatically and there would be no limit on the number of participants from a conference," the proposal states.
They are light on details but this looks ripe for SECSPN & Irish racket.
They could leave out multiple one or two loss champions for a two loss Notre Dame team and a host of crummy SEC teams
 

bke1984

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Stupid idea. Just auto qualify the P5 champs. If you win your conference you should get into the top 12. In the case where someone like Bama loses they’d get one of the other six spots anyways.
 

Milwaukee

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Stupid idea. Just auto qualify the P5 champs. If you win your conference you should get into the top 12. In the case where someone like Bama loses they’d get one of the other six spots anyways.
“The proposal calls for the bracket to include the six highest-ranked conference champions and the six remaining highest-ranked teams as determined by the CFP selection committee.”
 

YoungSting

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I won’t hate the idea if they start playing these games sooner in bowl season instead of waiting a month to start. But all your doing is moving the argument on the 12-14 place teams. With the top teams getting a bye, it also seems like it will be fun watching the first round just for those teams to get crushed by Alabama, Clemson, Ohio state till we are back to the traditional final 3/4 teams
 
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