Monday, January 27, 2014

The 16-team Playoff…it’s almost TOO simple.

Ok, so…I don’t dive into the recruiting mumbo jumbo…and the coaching hires well, I said my bit on Pruitt, and that’s all I really know about.  So, what’s a guy to write about other than the flying horseshit that will be 2014 college football playoff?

First, there’s the fact that there’s a “Selection Committee”.  That is, in and of itself, patently retarded.  If we’re going to “Play off” and “Win it on the field”, then our combatants shouldn’t be decided in a locked room with a big cedar table (inversely proportionate to the collective penile size of the committee members, females included).

Then, there’s the fact that we’ve decided to go with Four Teams.  Four.  That means that there are about 116 teams that don’t deserve any whiff of a possible title.  Well, screw that.  It’s moronic.

Here’s the thing…this whole nastiness could be avoided by simply following the plan I blogged about a few years ago (of course, changes in current Conference structure actually make it EASIER to implement).

So, here’s what we do:

There are 5 major football conferences which are split into divisions.

There are 6 major football conferences (well, 5 and the Indies) which are NOT split into divisions.

If you take the DIVISION champs of each split conference, and the CONFERENCE champs of each non-split conference, and add the TOP INDIE…..

YOU GET 16 TEAMS.  Holy crap.

So, you play the conference championship games, you seed the other 6 teams, and there goes your first round.

If it were me, I’d probably set it up like this:


But hey, who wants something that actually makes sense?


Go Dawgs



2 comments:

Richard Archer said...

Well the unequal size and divisions in Conferences is the wrong way to find a Conference Champion. Plus the Group of Five Conferences that are weak sisters don't usually give a strong enough Champion.
The FBS should be reorganized into a 120 team Division with 10 teams each in 12 Football Only Conferences of equal status, strength and size. Then those 12 Conference Champions and the 4 second place teams with the most wins make up the Perfect Playoff Plan 16
http://ncaa2014.us/theperfectplan.pdf

Richard Archer said...

Well the unequal size and divisions in Conferences is the wrong way to find a Conference Champion. Plus the Group of Five Conferences that are weak sisters don't usually give a strong enough Champion.
The FBS should be reorganized into a 120 team Division with 10 teams each in 12 Football Only Conferences of equal status, strength and size. Then those 12 Conference Champions and the 4 second place teams with the most wins make up the Perfect Playoff Plan 16
http://ncaa2014.us/theperfectplan.pdf