12 team college football playoff proposal gaining steam

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  1. mb711

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    Agreed, I don't mind the 12 team playoff, but I think working up to it with 6/8 would be the better option. I'm not anti auto bids, though.
     
  2. Odin

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    i am ready.

    i dont think this will ruin the regular season. seeding and byes are important. moving to 12 instead of 8 is what will prevent those last few weeks from being irrelevant for the top teams. and moving to 12 over 6 will add meaning to the end of the season for 20 schools. 12 is, and always has been, the perfect number. there's nothing wrong with a bit more spectacle especially when we're trending towards the players getting compensated for their time.
     
  3. TC

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    People that are opposed to a larger playoff — do you think HS football should be the same? Or does the “eye test” only work for cfb
     
  4. Bo Pelinis

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    FBS CFB is literally the only level of football where it doesn't work everyone knows this.
     
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  5. Corch

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    College football has the best regular season of any sport and I don't want that to change.

    I don't want it to become like other sports.
     
  6. Blu Tang Clan

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    I don’t get this argument at all. If anything, expanding the playoff makes the regular season mean more for more teams. It adds meaning for five conferences who are currently restricted to a token spot in a non-playoff bowl. It creates more stakes in more late-season games. It allows teams that improve throughout the season a chance to make a run rather than rendering their seasons moot in September. It creates even more stakes for the conference championship games and makes them better, especially if conferences scrap the division format.

    If anything, more playoff teams creates more regular season games of value.
     
  7. Odin

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    but thw iron bowl wont mean as much!
     
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  8. jokewood

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    An expanded playoff would make Michigan football relevant well into the second week of September, so I'm all for it.
     
  9. fsugrad99

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  10. HotMic

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    Bottom line is this is all about money, and the other conferences (outside of the B1G) just let the SEC bully them into making the gap that much wider.
     
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  11. Owsley

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    European soccer has the best regular season of any sport :comicbookguy:
     
  12. TC

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    Meh, we’re gonna watch the shit anyway
     
  13. Detlef Schrempf

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    I like that recommendation. I’m in for more college football.
     
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  14. Deuce

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    Still think automatic bids are incredibly stupid, however I like this better than 5 P5 + 1 G5 champion. Minus the byes going to champions only.

    This keeps Oregon out this year and a fluke 7-5 Wisconsin out in 2012.
     
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  15. Owsley

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    G5 getting an autobid is insane. I’m also not sure why the 4 highest ranking conference champions should get a bye over simply the 4 highest ranking teams. At least they’re pushing for campus games, though.
     
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  16. Gallant Knight

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    why is the pac10 considered a power 5 conference they suck ass in all sports
     
  17. Deuce

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    If Notre Dame could never be seeded higher than 5, I might could get behind this.
     
  18. Gallant Knight

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    I enjoy notre dame getting curbstomped when they have to play someone outside the pac10 acc and service academies
     
  19. Corky Bucek

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    They are the conference of champions
     
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  20. Cornelius Suttree

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    Meh
     
  21. IrishLAX2

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    Yikes at this seeding
     
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  23. HotMic

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    So Notre Dame can never finish higher than 7, correct?
     
  24. Gallant Knight

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    notre dame getting into the playoff every year will suck ass.

    watching them lose to 7-5 mississippi state as the 6th sec team in the playoff wont
     
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  25. Owsley

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    Those 5v8 and 6v7 matchups are what we’re all clamoring for, folks.
     
  26. TC

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    Not insane IMO. Either they belong at FBS level or they don't. There prob should be a level between "P5" and FCS, but if there's not they need a seat at the table.
     
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  27. wes tegg

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  28. IrishLAX2

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    I also wonder if the first round is going to be hosted on-campus or neutral site.

    Watching Georgia beat Coastal Carolina by 50 in front of 21,000 people isn’t what I call progress.
     
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  29. jokewood

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    While I'm a big proponent of autobids for conference champs, autobyes for conference champs is overreach.
     
  30. wes tegg

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    Lol at no Pac-12.
     
  31. hawk217

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    With the expansion of the playoff, I would like to see more of the money distribution go towards the participants rather than split evenly across the conference.
     
  32. Blu Tang Clan

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    Auto bids good. Auto byes/seeding bad. Just order teams by CFP ranking. Let’s not overthink this (they will overthink this).
     
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  33. Jake Scott

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    I'm not saying 12 is the best idea but I do feel like I'll get over it pretty quickly when it happens.
     
  34. $P1

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    Top-ranked MAC team this year should get an auto-bye just to test things out, imo
     
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  35. Shiggityshwo

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    Cincy/A&M could've been pretty cool tbh
     
  36. ~ taylor ~

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    I think this approach is fine.
     
  37. Thoros of Beer

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    I think we are misreading the tea leaves
     
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  38. jokewood

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    I have a hard time believing that a committee, of which Notre Dame's AD is part, would exclude Notre Dame from a bye.
     
  39. Pharm

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    Only way to make college football even remotely parity is to withdraw from the ncaa and form a super conference of like 36 or 48 teams with a huge tv deal.
     
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  40. Thoros of Beer

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    Or he'll use it to force us into the ACC but that would destroy our bargaining position with the conference
     
  41. hawk217

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    Looks like not being in a conference will put ND at a competitive disadvantage, that’s a real shame.
     
  42. construxboy

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    1000%. Been arguing for auto bids but only conference champs getting byes is stupid. And I hate Notre Dame.
     
  43. fsugrad99

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  44. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    Yeah well, Fuck You!
     
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  45. IrishLAX2

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    Those on-campus first round games will actually be very fun if it’s not mid-majors hosting them
     
  46. Mix

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    I like it. In theory if the Pac or whatever has a bad year and the American and some other G5 league has a great year they could shut them out of the playoff. Be dope as hell.
     
  47. construxboy

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    I think the mid majors hosting would be cooler actually. Like the cups in English soccer where a 6th division team is hosting Tottenham.