What If: College Football Playoff Edition
Since the inaugural season, there has been much debate about whether or not there should be more than four teams in the playoff. The most common numbers thrown out are 8 and 16. There is even an occasional 32 put into the conversation.
However, a joking comment on a friend’s Facebook status got me thinking, what if it was 128 teams? What if every game mattered?
You could get rid of the debate about the value of a loss or the value of a win. It becomes simple, you lose and you go home. Now keep in mind, this scenario does not take into account, or even care about, the fact that colleges would lose a lot of money.
So here is how the season would work:
All teams would get a minimum of five games. The five games would be conference games, all picked at random. These games would be a way to “rank” your teams.
Once those games are finished, there will be one week off. The off week will act much like Selection Sunday for March Madness. The Top 32 will be seeded 1-8 in a respective quadrant of the bracket.
From there, it will be computer randomized for the other 96 spots.
The team with the better seed for the first three rounds will have home field advantage. Once there are 16 teams left, then all games are at a neutral site.
When it is all said and done, we are still standing with a champion, we just don’t have to watch as many games that have no meaning on the outcome of the season.
Do you have thoughts or ideas on a creative way to alter the CFP? Let us know in the comments section below…