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How to do a college football playoff

I’ve got to agree with King Kaufman here. This is such a sensible plan for a college football playoff that I can’t quite envision an argument against it. Oh, all right, I suppose it means that as many as four teams might wind up playing 16 or 17 games in a season, which might be a bit much for college players. Simple answer: Shorten the season back to 11 games, and ban conference championship games. Or, quit worrying about it since it doesn’t much matter anyway. All I can say is I hope I live long enough to see something like this implemented.

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  1. Justin says:

    More games = more injury possibilities. Penalties for behaviors likely to cause injury must increase. Some personal fouls need to go up to 20 yards. Referees need to call late hits every time.

  2. Roger says:

    I have a different thought on how to do this. I think you’ve got to force the Big Six Conferences (Pac-10, Big 10, Big 12, SEC, Big East and ACC) to get to at least 12 teams in each conference and make them all play a conference championship game.

    Then select two or three more mid-major conferences- most likely Conference USA, the Mountain West and the WAC- and do the same thing with them.

    Expand the BCS to 1-2 more bowl games and do a “plus one” national championship game after all the BCS bowls are played and the results from the BCS bowls are tabulated into a final BCS ranking.

    So you’d have 9 superconferences with 18 division champions, playing in 9 conference championship games. That should cut the competition for a national championship alot by itself. Imagine if both West Virginia and Ohio State had to play one more game against, Michigan or South Florida, or whomever.

    And you have to ban any team that doesn’t at least win their own division from playing in a BCS bowl/playoff. It’s ridiculous that Georgia could back their way into the national championship game this year.

  3. Sam says:

    Hear! Hear! An idea whose time has finally come.