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(ESPN)   College Football Playoff to stick with Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, and Ohio State through 2025   (espn.com) divider line
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2022-02-18 12:44:48 PM  
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2022-02-18 12:49:59 PM  
That's THE Ohio State, subby.
 
2022-02-18 12:50:03 PM  
I notice you left Florida off that list.

Oh... well... Ok, then. I'll see myself out.

/kicks rocks...
 
2022-02-18 1:04:14 PM  

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They've had a pretty good 2022 so far, haven't they?
 
2022-02-18 1:09:48 PM  
College football is like the NFL but with worse officiating
 
2022-02-18 1:15:41 PM  
Clemson is no longer part of the mix.
 
2022-02-18 1:16:16 PM  
I'm an Ohio State fan and college football season ends with the Michigan game. Playoff season is unwatchable.
 
2022-02-18 1:23:54 PM  
I'll be the party pooper.

They have no business expanding the college football playoff. It's been pretty well demonstrated that the gap between the best team in college football and the fourth best team is about three touchdowns. Alabama played like crap against Cincinnati & still won by 3 TDs. Michigan wasn't even in the same conversation as Georgia.

Expanding the college football playoffs is like having more kids to save the marriage. The end is inevitable, and you're just adding more names to delay what we all know is final.

The only real hope is to get scholarships down to 60 in order to spread talent out more. Because of NILs, the best players are going to go to the highest boosters & the SEC has the highest boosters because they care way more than everyone else. Spread out the talent & then we can talk about playoff expansion.

Until then, enjoy seeing a school like Oklahoma State become absolute cannon fodder for Alabama and the like. Because that's all you're going to see.
 
2022-02-18 1:37:51 PM  
I guess Southern Ohio State University made it to the CFP last season.
 
2022-02-18 1:51:26 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'll be the party pooper.

They have no business expanding the college football playoff. It's been pretty well demonstrated that the gap between the best team in college football and the fourth best team is about three touchdowns. Alabama played like crap against Cincinnati & still won by 3 TDs. Michigan wasn't even in the same conversation as Georgia.

Expanding the college football playoffs is like having more kids to save the marriage. The end is inevitable, and you're just adding more names to delay what we all know is final.

The only real hope is to get scholarships down to 60 in order to spread talent out more. Because of NILs, the best players are going to go to the highest boosters & the SEC has the highest boosters because they care way more than everyone else. Spread out the talent & then we can talk about playoff expansion.

Until then, enjoy seeing a school like Oklahoma State become absolute cannon fodder for Alabama and the like. Because that's all you're going to see.


The same could be said about March Madness, but it's still huge.

As much as I love my hometown Buckeyes, the playoffs need to be expanded and there is no reason they can't be.

I believe this years final was the lowest-rated since the playoffs started and it will continue to trend that way until they make changes.
 
2022-02-18 2:09:13 PM  
Force the independents and everyone else to shiat or get off the pot.

Cap it to 128 FBS teams.

Make 8 16-team conferences with 2 8-team divisions. ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, and the Big 12 if they can get their shiat together, the leftovers from C-USA and the AAC figure out where to go with the big boys.

Now any given team plays a 12 game season composed of the 7 other teams in their division, a rotating slate of 2 games against teams from the other division, and a rotating slate of 3 teams of equivalent record from other conferences.  Therefore no more "cream puff"/"Little Sisters of the Poor"/"Academy of the Blind and Disabled" games.  If someone wants to beat up on a FCS cream puff or something, that's on them for an exhibition game.

Division winners play for conference championship.

Conference champions get seeded for playoffs, based on something like NFL playoff seeding criteria.

If any team in a conference sucks so hard as to finish at the absolute bottom for 4 years in a row the conference can vote them off the island by majority vote and invite a FCS team in for a minimum 4 years.

You have 7 playoff games including the championship, you can call them whatever bowl you like, you can say that the champion from the Big Ten always plays their playoff game at the Rose Bowl, figure that the hell out.
Call them the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Peach Bowl, and Fiesta Bowl if it makes you feel better.

You can structure the other "American Standard Toilet Bowl" games however you want too.

Now that you have a set schedule and brackets and you're not playing guaranteed Directional Michigan cream puffs or whatever, and someone like a Cincinnati has to play with the big boys and last year's conference champion is guaranteed 3 games against the champions from other conferences, Vegas is all happy because now there's a way to gauge strength between equivalent record teams of difference conferences during the season.
 
2022-02-18 2:36:13 PM  
Don't care - college football sucks.
 
2022-02-18 2:38:20 PM  

OhioUGrad: Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'll be the party pooper.

They have no business expanding the college football playoff. It's been pretty well demonstrated that the gap between the best team in college football and the fourth best team is about three touchdowns. Alabama played like crap against Cincinnati & still won by 3 TDs. Michigan wasn't even in the same conversation as Georgia.

Expanding the college football playoffs is like having more kids to save the marriage. The end is inevitable, and you're just adding more names to delay what we all know is final.

The only real hope is to get scholarships down to 60 in order to spread talent out more. Because of NILs, the best players are going to go to the highest boosters & the SEC has the highest boosters because they care way more than everyone else. Spread out the talent & then we can talk about playoff expansion.

Until then, enjoy seeing a school like Oklahoma State become absolute cannon fodder for Alabama and the like. Because that's all you're going to see.

The same could be said about March Madness, but it's still huge.

As much as I love my hometown Buckeyes, the playoffs need to be expanded and there is no reason they can't be.

I believe this years final was the lowest-rated since the playoffs started and it will continue to trend that way until they make changes.


I don't think the two are really equatable for a few reasons.

First is that at least with college basketball you do get different winners enough to warrant the number of different teams. For example, we just recently saw two winners that never won it before in Virginia and Baylor. I think that trend will continue this year with Gonzaga as I suspect they'll probably win it all. College football simply doesn't have that variance to warrant a similar expansion.

Second is that college basketball doesn't require the same degree of resources that football does. In basketball, you can get the right coaching staff & a group of guys that played awhile together to make a deep run at the tournament. That's probably about 15-20 essential people total. In football, the top schools like Alabama, for example, can just bring in the next wave of 5-star recruits because they have 85 scholarships to work with. They can simply flood the market with talent. You can't do that in college basketball, and even with teams like the 2018 Duke team with Zion, you only get those guys for a year. In college football, those type of guys stay for three years.

Last point, I'll make specific to the Tournament itself. The Tournament is like gumbo. The blue bloods (Duke, UNC, Kentucky, etc) are the roux. Without the roux, you don't have much. The 2-4 seeds are the shrimp & sausage. They are the meat and give it depth. The 7-10 seeds are okra. No one really knows what the hell they are, but they're a part of the mixture, and can really surprise you sometimes.

The upsets? That's the spice. You can't have gumbo without a little bit of a kick to it.

I just don't see college football having anything comparable to that. Certainly not a routine basis anyway.
 
2022-02-18 2:46:23 PM  
If you are a fan of a non-traditional powerhouse school, the CFP pretty much guarantees you will never get a whiff of it being 4 teams. 8 at least gets a few schools the opportunity to say they were in the CFP, even if they get their asses kicked. Right Cincinnati fans?

I thought the BCS was bad, but the CFP hasn't really been any better.
 
2022-02-18 2:59:36 PM  

kukukupo: Don't care - college football sucks.


college basketball sucks compared to the NBA but at least they manage to have an entertaining postseason that makes it possible to overlook the generally poor quality of play. college football has what, exactly, if you aren't a fan of a precious few teams?
 
2022-02-18 3:19:41 PM  
They could have had 2 CFP's to try out a new system before 2026 rolled around, but of course they had to argue instead.  There are two very simple options:

8-team playoff, winners of the Power 5 conferences plus 3 at-large; first round could be at home stadium (or selected indoor/larger stadium) of higher seed

12-team playoff, top 6 conference winners + 6 at-large, top 4 get a Bye in the first round, rounds 1 and 2 at home stadium of higher seed
 
2022-02-18 3:26:50 PM  
Colley runs a "BCS-like" rating alongside his own matrix.   One of the top two "BCS" teams are in the NCG almost every year.   Four teams is plenty and it's very rare to have more than three that could be considered a top team.
 
2022-02-18 4:52:17 PM  
Power Five conference champions, one wild card, top two conference champions get a bye.
 
2022-02-18 5:02:34 PM  
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2022-02-18 5:09:45 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: They have no business expanding the college football playoff. It's been pretty well demonstrated that the gap between the best team in college football and the fourth best team is about three touchdowns. Alabama played like crap against Cincinnati & still won by 3 TDs. Michigan wasn't even in the same conversation as Georgia.


I generally agree with this based on the current state of affairs, although we don't yet know that things will be this way forever. Will college football be this monopolized in five, ten years? Saban's gotta retire sometime, right?

But even if college football does become more competitive, I think I still want it limited to four. The #5-8 teams just can't lay a claim to the championship. You shouldn't have lost two games and/or played a weak-ass schedule, guys.

And that brings me to a final observation: "four best" and "four most deserving of a shot at the title" aren't necessarily the same thing. If the three best teams are all in the SEC (which is very conceivable), the team that lost to the other two has had its chance. It doesn't deserve a third shot. In that sense, in 2021 they did the right thing by letting Cincinnati come to the party and get its shiat stomped. (But if those three teams had a Roshambo kind of situation, yeah, let 'em all come.)
 
2022-02-18 6:13:55 PM  
Sad tag? Seems like the other teams will get sadder once they are allowed to get their asses kicked in the playoffs too, not happier.
 
2022-02-18 9:39:21 PM  

bluorangefyre: Power Five conference champions, one wild card, top two conference champions get a bye.


No wild cards would be best. Want in the dance? Win your conference.
 
2022-02-18 10:08:28 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: bluorangefyre: Power Five conference champions, one wild card, top two conference champions get a bye.

No wild cards would be best. Want in the dance? Win your conference.


I have to throw those who are fans of that school in Athens that think they won something a bone.
 
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