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dawgfan24348
Georgia Fan
Cumming, Georgia
Member since Oct 2011
36614 posts

We Need An 8 Team Playoff
It just makes the most sense, yes there always be people who compalin and there will be controversy but with 8 there's far less.

Just look at this possibility

12-1 LSU (loss SECCG vs Georgia)
12-1 Minnesota (loss B1GCG vs Ohio State)
13-0 Baylor

Now you could say well of course Baylor they won their conference. However the playoffs are supposed to be the four best teams and that means no invisible rules.

Do we really think Baylor is better then LSU? At the same time how can you leave an undefeated team out? An 8 team playoff solves a good portion of this.

Also finally make the first round home games for the higher seeds so the final weeks are still meaningful


LaBR4
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
40508 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
Agree, all power 5 conference have a team, plus the Group of 5 like Central Florida has the right to get their arse beat again every year


3down10
Alabama Fan
Member since Sep 2014
5833 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
4 is plenty.


dawgfan24348
Georgia Fan
Cumming, Georgia
Member since Oct 2011
36614 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
4 is not enough especially if you have a scenario where you have five conference champs from the SEC, B1G, ACC, PAC-12, and Big XII with the same record
This post was edited on 11/12 at 10:51 pm


Michael T. Tiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2004
5692 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
So you would put in a 9-3 or 8-4 PAC 12 champion over a 12-1 SEC team because they won their conference? Would your three at-large spots be reserved for the Group of 5, or anyone?


LaBR4
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
40508 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
No, I really just meant the opportunity to have all conferences represented, if they had a worthy team.


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BrohanDavey
LSU Fan
SELA
Member since Oct 2018
210 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
If they’d ever hypothetically go to an eight-team playoff, then they need to place an emphasis on conference championships. So now, under the new hypothetical situation, Power 5 Conference Champs automatically make it in, then the best of the rest. However, I recognize this still doesn’t completely solve teams that don’t win their conference and make it in. *cough* Bama *cough*


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lsu1919
LSU Fan
Member since May 2017
2006 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
There’s already an 8 team playoff.

Penn state just played Minnesota.
LSU just played bama.
Oregon and Utah will play.
LSU and Georgia will play.
Ohio state will play somebody in the champ game.
Win and you’re in. Lose and you’re out.

Bama’s out. Penn state is out.
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Who_Dat_Tiger
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Member since Nov 2015
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re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
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4 is not enough especially if you have a scenario where you have five conference champs from the SEC, B1G, ACC, PAC-12, and Big XII

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In what scenario would you ever not have 5 conference champs from those conferences?


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ForeverEllisHugh
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2016
4737 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
In that case it should be tOSU, Clemson, Baylor, and Georgia.

Win. Your. Conference.


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Hugh McElroy
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re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
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dkreller
LSU Fan
Not Offshore
Member since Jan 2009
25097 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
At most 6

Top 2 get a bye


WaydownSouth
LSU Fan
West of the Mississippi
Member since Nov 2018
2721 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
I agree under the circumstance that 5 spots are P5 Conference Champs, 1 spot is highest ranked G5 team, and 2 at larges.

First round games are on college campuses


dkreller
LSU Fan
Not Offshore
Member since Jan 2009
25097 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
I don’t think that 5 of the spots should be P5 conference champs.

Most years it would prob work out that way though.


WaydownSouth
LSU Fan
West of the Mississippi
Member since Nov 2018
2721 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
Then you have the same argument you have now if that 9th team is a conference champ.

You know why nobody complains about the NFL playoffs? Win your division and you are in. Doesn’t matter if you finish 7-9 like Carolina did that year


AUX3
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2010
2194 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
Or you can be Alabama and run the score up on avg teams, play 2 good teams, split them, sit your arse home during championship week and some how when a championship

Seems fair


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dkreller
LSU Fan
Not Offshore
Member since Jan 2009
25097 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
I’m just saying that it would be hard to put a 3 loss conference champ in over a 1 loss team.


BigOrangeBri
Tennessee Fan
Nashville- 4th & 19
Member since Jul 2012
10343 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
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At most 6

Top 2 get a bye



This.


CheeseTiger251
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2011
323 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
7 teams

Power 5 conference winners
2 at large teams

Round 1) at large teams play each other in wild card like matchup

Round 2) Wildcard round winner and 3 worst power 5 teams play first round (top two have a bye)

Round 3) Semifinals

Round 4) Championship

Rewards conference winners, rewards top teams with a bye, allows the committee to still have a say, shuts teams like UCF up. Everyone wins.


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AubieinNC2009
Auburn Fan
Costal NC
Member since Dec 2018
371 posts

re: We Need An 8 Team Playoff
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So you would put in a 9-3 or 8-4 PAC 12 champion over a 12-1 SEC team because they won their conference?


Yes I would, make winning your conference matter, then the top group of 5 team is #6, and # 7 & 8 are the next two highest rated non champion teams, no matter which conference they are in.


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