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Jambalaya Sauce
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Member since Sep 2017
176 posts

Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
It would be an absolute disaster for the committee. I'll show you why.

If there were a 16 team playoff as of right now, it would look like this:

First Round:
1. Ohio State vs 16. Iowa
3. Clemson vs 14. Michigan
5. Utah vs 12. Bama
7. Baylor vs 10. Penn State
8. Wisconsin vs 9. Florida
6. Oklahoma vs. 11. Auburn
4. Georgia vs 13. Oregon
2. LSU vs. 15. Notre Dame

Second Round (where the melt begins):
1. Ohio State vs 3. Clemson
12. Bama vs 10. Penn State
9. Florida vs 11. Auburn
4. Georgia vs 2. LSU

You would have 62.5% SEC teams in the 2nd round.

Third Round (where the melt grows):
1. Ohio State vs. 12. Bama
11. Auburn vs. 2. LSU

You would have 75% SEC teams in the semis.

Finals (where the melt is complete):
12. Bama vs. 2. LSU

You would have 100% SEC teams in the Final.

Then LSU wins, of course.




But that is exactly the reason you will never see a 16 team playoff. The committee has got to control who gets in.


VFL1800FPD
Tennessee Fan
Nashville, TN
Member since Aug 2012
7192 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
There are not 16 teams worthy of playing for a championship every year. I don't think there are 8 either. IMO it needs to stay at 4
This post was edited on 12/4 at 11:03 am


JohnnyU
LSU Fan
Florida
Member since Nov 2006
11266 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
No, we'll never see a 16 team playoff because it's impractical and unfair to the athletes.



225Tyga
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2013
8875 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
Neeeeverr say never


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Glorious
Central Florida Fan
Mobile
Member since Aug 2014
13498 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
Who is arguing for more than 8?


Honestly in most years the #8 team in the country playing @#1 is pretty pointless. 6 with first round byes preserves the regular season and provides incentives to play in Conference Championship games


bbap
Pacific Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
93170 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
quote:

First Round:
1. Ohio State vs 16. Iowa
3. Clemson vs 14. Michigan
5. Utah vs 12. Bama
7. Baylor vs 10. Penn State
8. Wisconsin vs 9. Florida
6. Oklahoma vs. 11. Auburn
4. Georgia vs 13. Oregon
2. LSU vs. 15. Notre Dame

Second Round (where the melt begins):
1. Ohio State vs 3. Clemson
12. Bama vs 10. Penn State
9. Florida vs 11. Auburn
4. Georgia vs 2. LSU


Well you got that completely wrong. LSU would play the winner of Baylor and Penn State in the 2nd round.

I'm not a proponent of a 16 team playoff but at least get your seedings correct.


geauxdroddz
Member since Nov 2016
1357 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
16 is too many.

8 is the way to go.


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AUCE05
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2009
31708 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
16 team playoff would be great. Shorten the season to 10 games per. Add more off weeks for each team. No bowl games. It would increase player safety and make the game more entertaining.


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General RL Bullard
Alabama Fan
Huntsville
Member since Aug 2018
623 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
Nobody calling for 16. Thread is shite.


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LSU Fan
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Member since Nov 2007
22302 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
This season is a perfect candidate for a 4-team playoff field: 3 P5 undefeateds with very little difference between 2 and 3. Let the conference championships decide who the best 1-loss team is...or are...for #4.

Unless there are 5 undefeated teams in December, there is no need to ever increase the field from 4.


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GobyGator
Florida Fan
Under the sea
Member since Jan 2013
169 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
So you are saying FBS football players are not as tough as FCS players. Hmmmm it has been practical for FCS for many years...o wait they actually have 24 team playoff. Then again it is not like they are in high school....o yeah high school state champs will have played 16 games. Roll eyes at these statements.


deltaland
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Mar 2011
56293 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
Honestly this year that 16 team playoff would yield great matchups


skrayper
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2012
18560 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
The committee would simply alter the rankings to avoid that instead of being the legit "best 16" teams. They've already kind of proved that.


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StrawsDrawnAtRandom
Florida Fan
Mexico City, Mexico.
Member since Sep 2013
19808 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
FCS players don't have a future in football for the most part, which is why they're FCS.

An FCS ACL is worth considerably less than a CFP ACL. It's just the way it is.


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Godawgs4
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Aug 2016
1679 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
16 team playoff would work perfect

5 P5 Champions
5 G5 Champions
6 Wildcard Teams (selected the committee)

1st round hosted by higher seed. Subsequent games (7 total) would be hosted by the seven big bowls (Rose, Sugar, Peach, Fiesta, Orange, Cotton and Citrus).

Outside that, retain the remaining 10 biggest/best bowls for twenty deserving teams.
Those bowls could be the Sun, Liberty, Gator, Music City, San Diego, a couple of the other FL bowls etc.

Reduce the regular season to either 10-11 games and abolish the Conference Championship games.

So we have covered everything.

True champion and we save some of the bowls for worthy teams.
This post was edited on 12/4 at 11:21 am


3rddownonthe8
Georgia Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Aug 2011
3167 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
If the playoff was that big it would include 5 conf champs at least and probably at least 2 G5 schools.

But I think they won’t go bigger than 8 ever.

And it would actually be easier to do than now.
Your gonna have 6 teams given to your 5 P5 champs and highest rated G5 champ more than likely. And if ND is undefeated or 1 loss they are in.. so then it’s just 1-2 teams your deciding on.



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LSURulzSEC
LSU Fan
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Member since Aug 2004
66443 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
The most we should have is 6...


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Mindenfan
LSU Fan
Minden
Member since Sep 2006
4470 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
Your bracket is set up wrong. Should be:

1. Ohio St./Iowa
2. Wisconsin/Florida
3. Utah/Alabama
4. Georgia/Oregon
5. Clemson/ Michigan
6. Oklahoma/Auburn
7. Baylor/PennSt.
8. LSU/Notre Dame


autodd03
LSU Fan
Still calculating
Member since Dec 2013
2446 posts

re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
screw the bowls. they are the horse and buggy of postseasons. end them all. 16 team playoff would rock! Let them host on campus until the final 4 and final. The next 16 can play in the NIT of football. The 16 after that in another NIT of football. Would yield much more compelling matchups and the regular season would still be very important due to seeding and hosting a home playoff game.


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i am dan
Auburn Fan
NC
Member since Aug 2011
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re: Why you will NEVER see a 16-team Playoff
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There are not 16 teams worthy of playing for a championship every year. I don't think there are 8 either. IMO it needs to stay at 4


You can say there's not 65/66 teams in college basketball worthy of playing for a championship, but look how much damn fun that is.

I say go to 8 teams and it'll be good.

It's not all about them all being worthy either. It's about watching good postseason games along the way.

Too many times, bowl matchups are bad.
This post was edited on 12/4 at 11:29 am


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