They start the week after conference championships. And those teams you mentioned will get byes in the first round.
Disagreed on the gap - this should shrink it.I hate it. The dwags are going to make the playoffs every year if they expand it to 12 teams. In hindsight, expanding it to 4 teams was a bad idea, as it has only widened the gap between the haves and have-nots.
For example, if this system was in place last year we would have had Coastal Carolina and Cincinnati in the playoffs over Oregon, which I personally love.Oh, I guess that’s what I get for not reading the rules. I thought it was only 6 conferences and then 6 at-large.
Outside of P5 is AAC, Sun Belt, Mid American, etc.
I wouldn't have any concern for a team that is left out after a 12 team selection, if that selection seems to be fair. This selection method seems to be set up to get 11 P5 teams into the playoffs and then throw a bone to one G5 team. If the intent is to purposefully make it extremely difficult for a G5 team to get a chance, then there is no reason to go above 8. P5 champs, top G5 champ, and two at large.Here comes the butt hurt for the teams ranked #13-15 for how unfairly they’re being treated by being left out.