4-Team Playoff Seeds and Playoff Predictions for Every Year of BCS Era

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4-Team Playoff Seeds and Playoff Predictions for Every Year of BCS Era
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Let's indulge a hypothetical, shall we?

The BCS era officially came to a close on Jan. 6, giving way to next year's debut of the much-awaited four-team College Football Playoff.

Ostensibly, the CFP was instituted because the BCS didn't work. The logical corollary to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is that if you fix it, it must be broke. By that token, there must have been at least one season where the BCS gave us the wrong champion, and probably even more than that.

So what would have happened if, in 1998, the CFP had been launched instead of the BCS? How might history have changed? Who that didn't raise a crystal football might have stood a shot?

Of course, we'll never know for sure. But here's a potential look.

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