After watching the United States Naval Academy defeat the United States Military Academy for the eighth straight time this past Saturday, I realized that the Bowl Season is almost upon us, and felt rather depressed.
My beloved Florida Gators are playing in the Sugar Bowl against a team who's coach has already left for another team, and Tim Tebow has one last game left to finalize his legendary run.
Sorry, but that dog won't hunt. I want more football. I want more meaningful games. I want a true, undeniable National Champion.
I want a college football playoff.
That being said, what would this year's playoffs look like? Where would they be played? Who would face who? How would it all be set up? How would the teams be selected? Clearly there are many questions that would need to be answered.
Not unlike college basketball, the current BCS ranking system would remain in place to determine seeding. For a team to be eligible to participate in the playoffs, they would need to play at least 12 games, and their opponents must all be from the Football Bowl Subdivision (better known as Division I).
Once the season ends (including conference championship games), the final top 16 teams would be determined through the BCS polls.
The following is how the first weekend of the playoffs would appear this season, along with the projected bowl games that would take place.