Bracketology: College Football Edition

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Bracketology: College Football Edition
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Perhaps one of the most debated topics in sports, the BCS system is often criticized and labeled as "the worst playoff system in all of sports."

Blah blah blah, the BCS preserves the regular season and allows for intense excitement to exist even in Week 1. But what the BCS does eliminate is a chance for a late season surge, a mid-major conference team having more than a two percent chance of winning the title, excitement late in the season for teams with only one lose, and the list goes on and on.

Yes, it can be argued that the college football regular season is the best regular season of any sport, but can you honestly tell me that the college basketball season is not as exciting? The football season may be very exciting, but after a certain week, it only becomes exciting for three to five teams. The last week of the college basketball season is exciting for over 70 teams late in the season, with all of those bubble teams and whatnot. Last time I checked 70, is greater than five. 

So what can we do? We can argue about this every year and only dream of a successful college football playoff system. But what would it actually look like? Would it be a 64-team bracket? Of course not; there is no time for that.

But what is there time for? An eight-team playoff bracket. 

Sit back, relax and listen while I pitch to you the improved college football scenario.

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