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(ESPN)   What an actual college football playoff bracket would look like this year   (sports.espn.go.com) divider line 207
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2007-12-11 04:02:14 PM  
If only..

But, but.. tradition!

/tradition died a while ago, time to man up and have playoffs
 
2007-12-11 04:02:47 PM  
Would be miles better than the current system.
 
2007-12-11 04:08:13 PM  
Keep the bowl games.

But convince the SEC to drop their I-AA opponents. Pansies.
 
2007-12-11 04:08:13 PM  
I think it's broken. Repeatedly teams with lower percentages were listed as the winners in the simulations. Clemson advanced over OSU, even though it was 79% for OSU. Or something like that.
 
2007-12-11 04:08:22 PM  
Bullshiat. Tennessee beats OSU in the first round, and makes it to play USC in the Natl Championship? Utter bullshiat.
 
2007-12-11 04:08:39 PM  
That is awesome, Imagine filling out sweet 16 brackets for College Football just like basketball, December would be so much sweeter! College football AND NFL playoffs....

fapfapfapfap
 
2007-12-11 04:08:56 PM  
Take Conference champs (leaders for those that don't have conference championship games) and play them against each other. The ranking system proves nothing except that ranks don't matter. If the #1 loses to unranked teams then they're not really #1 are they?
 
2007-12-11 04:09:07 PM  
However, it's still better than the BCS. Let's not forget that.
 
2007-12-11 04:09:26 PM  
That thing is farking stupid. You couldnt choose your own teams (I guess they were trying to show you how upsets or something would happen) but made horrible picks. Clemson over LSU, WVU over OU? WTF?
 
2007-12-11 04:09:41 PM  
We can only dream.
 
2007-12-11 04:09:43 PM  
weaklingrecords: I think it's broken. Repeatedly teams with lower percentages were listed as the winners in the simulations. Clemson advanced over OSU, even though it was 79% for OSU. Or something like that.

They are say that 79% of the time, OSU would win. But Clemson COULD still win it.
 
2007-12-11 04:09:44 PM  
weaklingrecords: I think it's broken. Repeatedly teams with lower percentages were listed as the winners in the simulations. Clemson advanced over OSU, even though it was 79% for OSU. Or something like that

THIS
/for FreeCrime..Sorry to disappoint. I won't tell.
 
2007-12-11 04:09:55 PM  
I watched it simulate the playoffs and ended up with BC and Tennesee in a National Championship Game with BC winning.

I think monkeys would have a better chance of flying out of my butt.
 
2007-12-11 04:10:00 PM  
OK, the chance rating system to see who would win is total and utter BS, since you can't compare specific factors against each team (or atleast it doesn't seem to).

On the other hand, it does point out that in a season like this (or really, any season) playoffs are better than the Bull Crap Series.
 
2007-12-11 04:10:15 PM  
awww...my Mizzou Tigers make it to the semifinals but never the championship.

Also, teams with lower percents are pick as "winning" over the higher percent team O_O
 
2007-12-11 04:10:27 PM  
Never happen. The bowl system we have now is too entrenched with corporate sponsorship, not tradition, to do away with.

But a playoff system is really what we need, though. Bastards.
 
2007-12-11 04:10:28 PM  
ASU vs Delaware
 
2007-12-11 04:10:31 PM  
Kuta: Keep the bowl games.

But convince the SEC to drop their I-AA opponents. Pansies.


Right because OSU did not play a I-AA opponent this year... oh wait.
 
2007-12-11 04:10:45 PM  
Biggest problem I see is that we'd have a ton of rematches in the first round if BCS standings were used. Still a step in the right direction if they would do it.
 
2007-12-11 04:10:49 PM  
Does everybody get WV vs. VaTech using the BCS standings?
 
2007-12-11 04:11:07 PM  
At first, I thought this was a bad, bad joke. The first four times I ran the simulation, the Oklahomo Sooners won the championship. The first two simulations had OSU losing in the first round.
 
2007-12-11 04:11:30 PM  
That's awesome, also I laughed at how 4 separate runnings suggested my OSU is made of fail.

/I got Hawaii as the winners once, zomg
 
2007-12-11 04:11:31 PM  
Dude, if there were playoffs this year it would run like a made-for-tv movie where only the scrappy underdogs would win, against all odds and logic

/Vanderbilt FTW!
 
2007-12-11 04:11:43 PM  
ESPN is getting bored.
 
2007-12-11 04:12:08 PM  
rh75: Does everybody get WV vs. VaTech using the BCS standings?

I did a few times. Only once did VT not make it in.
 
2007-12-11 04:12:39 PM  
I mean, honestly; it's 4 rounds, so you could play one round a week. If you started it on, say, December 8th, you could make the championship on Jan. 8, right at where the BCS Championship is right now.
 
2007-12-11 04:12:52 PM  
VT losing to BC in round 1. I seem to recall they just beat them. Granted, it might be more of a toss-up, but c'mon. This thing is purely for the guys that stroke it to football stats.
 
2007-12-11 04:13:05 PM  
weaklingrecords: I think it's broken. Repeatedly teams with lower percentages were listed as the winners in the simulations. Clemson advanced over OSU, even though it was 79% for OSU. Or something like that.

I got Oklahoma, USC, and Missouri losing in the first round with more than 70%. USC had 80%.
 
2007-12-11 04:13:12 PM  
Nevermind, didn't see the "click here to see how the results change" button.
 
2007-12-11 04:13:16 PM  
My bracket just had Clemson go all the way. Yes, it's cool to see a bracket. But wouldn't a believable bracket be better?

/And then it tells me to do it again to see the results change?
 
2007-12-11 04:13:28 PM  
sh0kr 11.1: Dude, if there were playoffs this year it would run like a made-for-tv movie where only the scrappy underdogs would win, against all odds and logic

/Vanderbilt FTW!


I don't think Hawaii could beat Southlake Carroll (championship-caliber high school team)

/OSU sucks
//FL Gators FTW
 
2007-12-11 04:13:29 PM  
The reason a playoff structure like this will never work is because this is COLLEGE football.

To make this work, it would mean another MONTH of football, and the athletes that would be participating are students FIRST and could not miss more school as it would effect their grades, and therefore their ability to graduate.

DUH!
 
2007-12-11 04:13:41 PM  
But convince the SEC to drop their I-AA opponents. Pansies.

You mean the extra game we added to the schedule? The extra game that we play over other conferences (and win unlike Michigan)? And then a conference championship unlike Big 10, PAC 10, or Big East? Yeah, real pansies there. Take a look at last year's first round of draft and compare conferences and get back to me. Let me guess you're an ACC guy?
 
2007-12-11 04:14:04 PM  
Honig the Apothecary: Kuta:
Keep the bowl games.

But convince the SEC to drop their I-AA opponents. Pansies.

Right because OSU did not play a I-AA opponent this year... oh wait.


That, and Michigan beat all of their I-AA opponents... wait again.
 
2007-12-11 04:14:10 PM  
Oh, man, football rivalry flame war. Other than saying that college ball should have playoffs and a championship game like every other real sport, I'm out...
 
2007-12-11 04:14:18 PM  
McManus_brothers: Bullshiat. Tennessee beats OSU in the first round, and makes it to play USC in the Natl Championship? Utter bullshiat.

Yeah, because this season OSU beat... #21 Michigan (1-AA losers)? and lost to Illinois. OSU is weak and only held up by silly string and a glorified history.

At least Tennessee bothered to schedule real opponents and lost to good ones and beat others.
 
2007-12-11 04:14:55 PM  
Mine ended up with Georgia winning it all.
 
2007-12-11 04:15:09 PM  
I've never understood what makes this so hard. You already have bowls spread across the country, and filling every other day from late December to early January.

Just use those as the tourney games. A few teams get to go to more than one bowl.

You can still have your myschoolwith7winsgottoplayinbowl.com bowls, they just don't count for shiat.
 
2007-12-11 04:15:29 PM  
weaklingrecords: I think it's broken. Repeatedly teams with lower percentages were listed as the winners in the simulations. Clemson advanced over OSU, even though it was 79% for OSU. Or something like that.

Its not broken. Read the instructions at the beginning. It says that a lower percentage team can stiull upset a favorite.

/Apparently football now incorporates saving throws.
//2d10 for a saving throw against touchdowns?
 
2007-12-11 04:15:43 PM  
I like the idea of a playoff, but 16 teams is too many. I favor eight teams: the six major conference champions, the top-rated team outside the big six and the top-rated team that isn't one of those seven. (This year, for instance, we'd get Ohio State, LSU, USC, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Hawaii and Georgia.)

Keep the four BCS bowls in place. They each get a first round game; two get a seminfinal a week later and a third gets the championship in two weeks. Four teams play one extra game, two teams play two extra games. The BCS bowls stay in control. Conference championships mean something. They could even keep the traditional bowl alignments for the first round.
 
2007-12-11 04:16:44 PM  
The single biggest BS of this whole BCS system is OSU not playing a game for 51 days. That is complete BullShiat!
 
2007-12-11 04:17:07 PM  
extra game to make money and select a champ because you have too many teams to play each other and not get pansy I-AA teams at the same time
 
2007-12-11 04:17:36 PM  
Celerian: The first four times I ran the simulation, the Oklahomo Sooners won the championship.

As it should be.
 
2007-12-11 04:17:56 PM  
Craig341: I mean, honestly; it's 4 rounds, so you could play one round a week. If you started it on, say, December 8th, you could make the championship on Jan. 8, right at where the BCS Championship is right now.

College students have finals, Christmas and winter break and New Years to spend with their friends and families. They don't need to be driving around the country trying to entertain a bunch of overweight alumns who REALLY need to know who is the true "national champion."

//That's right, Overweight.
 
2007-12-11 04:20:43 PM  
Kuta: Keep the bowl games.

But convince the SEC to drop their I-AA opponents. Pansies.


At least the SEC beats them. Haha Michigan.
 
2007-12-11 04:21:10 PM  
NightOwl2255: The single biggest BS of this whole BCS system is OSU not playing a game for 51 days. That is complete BullShiat!

OSU and the Big 10 should schedule bye weeks within the season like intelligent teams.
 
2007-12-11 04:21:20 PM  
Oddly enough, I'll bet that these wacky results are probably close to what we could actually expect from a playoff system.

Personally, I'm ok with that, and would reeeeeally love to see a system like this come into place. ...and it's not for the 'true champion' argument, either; while playoffs would obviously give you a less-disputed champion, college ball has so many teams that there are probably a couple of teams that could win it most years. What I like about it is that I'd have a bunch of games to be excited about watching in Dec-Jan instead of looking at the few bowl games that matter to me personally.
 
2007-12-11 04:22:26 PM  
bemis23: I don't think Hawaii could beat Southlake Carroll (championship-caliber high school team)

A college team would decimate any high school team and a NFL team would decimate any college team. They're not even comparable.

The avg weight on a HS is like 160 while in college it's 210 and in the NFL it's around 230.

No.
 
2007-12-11 04:22:45 PM  
clancifer: Never happen. The bowl system we have now is too entrenched with corporate sponsorship, not tradition, to do away with.

But a playoff system is really what we need, though. Bastards.


Fine. There's 15 games; let a corporation sponsor each game.
 
2007-12-11 04:23:09 PM  
Nice! I just got to work and saw this on ESPN, then headed over here to Fark to see if it had been posted. You guys are quick.

That being said, I'm on simulation number 3000 now, and ASU has yet to win the championship...
 
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