The College Football Playoffs Solution

With so many undefeated teams (Alabama, Texas, TCU, Boise State, & Cincinnati) & so much controversy once again with the BCS, I thought I would repost the college football playoff solution once more:

Round One:  Conference Championships

The PAC 10 and Big 10 need to add teams to get to 12 so they can have a championship game.  I have a West Coast bias, but I realize it is time.  The two new PAC 10 teams could be Boise State, Utah, Fresno State, or perhaps even Hawaii.  The Big 10 already has 11 teams, and now is the time for Notre Dame to realize they don’t deserve a special relationship with the BCS or NBC.  They would be fortunate to be invited into the new Big 10.

Round Two:  Bowl Games

I love the bowl games since they give so many teams a chance to play in the postseason.  So many teams have no shot at the national championship, and just getting to 6 wins is a great accomplishment.  We could even go back to the old partnerships if we wanted to do so (Rose Bowl puts PAC 10 champion against the Big 10 champion, etc.) and play the games around Christmas and up to New Year’s day.

Round Three:  BCS Semi-Finals

After the regular season (perhaps shortened to 10 or 11 games) and the first two rounds of the playoffs, now for the first time, the computers and polls come into play to determine the top four teams.  We could even use the same schematic they are using now, but the debate becomes determining which undefeated and once-defeated teams (a fewer number after the first two rounds) belong in the top 4.  Once the BCS makes this determination, #1 plays #4 and #2 plays #3.

Round Four:  BCS Championship Game

The two winners from the semi-finals match up to meet for a true championship game!

By now, don’t you think it’s time to make these changes?!

  • Rafael

    Hey Eric, thanks for sharing…..
    I like how you post your thoughts on this BCS solution. I’d like to see “Bowl Match ups” leading to a BCS Championship. For example:
    Have each Bowl as scheduled…..then
    a Round 1 of : winner of the Rose Bowl play winner of the of the Fiesta Bowl …..
    The winner advances to Round 2.

    Round 1: winner of the Orange Bowl plays the winner of the Sugar Bowl……..
    The winner advances to Round 2

    Then have winners of Round 1 face each other for a BCS Championship.

    Or…Or…..Maybe instead of 4 bowls….have 6 bowls.
    After Bowls week, the top 2 performers of the first 6 bowl match ups get a bye.
    Then the following week have these 2 bye week teams play winners of the remaining 4 teams. (Round 1)

    This will leave 2 teams….leading to a BCS Championship.

    Just a thought…..what do I know…..

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