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College Football Playoff Prediction Series: Week One

CraytonCorrespondent ISeptember 9, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 05:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators attempts a pass during the game against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Welcome to this new series, written for all of you who are thirsty for a playoff. Various proposals will be presented given the current BCS and conference ranks of all teams.

Conference and division leaders will be determined by the least number of losses in conference or by BCS rank if head-to-head is insufficient. Note: a game between two teams which has not yet been played is not counted as a loss for either team.

If you have proposals that you'd like displayed next week, then link to them or describe them in the comments section. Up to two may be added for each new iteration of this series.

Each week there will also be a poll for which proposals makes the most sense. The playoff with the least amount of support may not appear next week, at my discretion.

Enjoy the playoffs below, given (for now) in order of size:

Two Team playoff (top two BCS teams play in NC; adds two play-in games for other BCS spots)

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The 10 BCS spots go to:

No. 1 Florida – No. 4 Alabama (SEC Championship Game)

No. 2 USC (Pac-10 Champion)

No. 3 Texas – No. 19 Missouri (Big 12 Championship Game)

No. 5 Oklahoma State – No. 10 California (Western BCS play-in Game)

No. 6 Ohio State (Big Ten Champion)

No. 7 Penn State – No. 9 Boise State (Eastern BCS play-in Game)

No. 8 BYU (Mid-Major Champion)

No. 16 Virginia Tech – Clemson (ACC Championship Game)

No. 20 Cincinnati (Big East Champion)

The 10th BCS spot goes to the highest ranked team not yet in a BCS bowl.

Three Team playoff (top two BCS teams play in NC; adds a single, high-profile BCS play-in game)

December 5th Games:

No. 1 Florida – No. 4 Alabama (SEC Championship Game)

No. 2 USC – Arizona

No. 3 Texas – No. 19 Missouri (Big 12 Championship Game)

No. 5 Oklahoma State – No. 6 Ohio State (BCS play-in game)


Four Team playoff (top conference champions in BCS Top 5 and top at-larges in playoff)

New Years' Bowls:

No. 1 Florida – No. 3 Texas (Sugar Bowl)

No. 2 USC – No. 6 Ohio State (Rose Bowl)

The sixth place team is permitted to complete a traditional Rose Bowl.


Five Team playoff (top four BCS teams play in bowl semifinals; a tournament play-in game added)

December 5th Games: (Only top eight teams are playoff eligible)

No. 1 Florida – No. 4 Alabama (SEC Championship Game)

No. 2 USC – Arizona

No. 3 Texas – No. 19 Missouri (Big 12 Championship Game)

No. 5 Oklahoma State – No. 6 Ohio State (tournament play-in game)

Potential Replacements: (Automatic BCS Champions in Top 8 listed first)

No. 8 BYU (automatically ascends to playoff if USC or Texas lose)

No. 7 Penn State (automatically ascends to playoff if USC and Texas lose)

Eight Team playoff (turns SEC and Big 12 championships into two of four play-in games)

December 5th Games:

No. 1 Florida – No. 4 Alabama (SEC play-in Game)

No. 2 USC – No. 8 BYU (Western play-in Game)

No. 3 Texas – No. 5 Oklahoma State (Big 12 play-in Game)

No. 6 Ohio State – No. 7 Penn State (Eastern play-in Game)

16 Team playoff (first two rounds on campuses in early December; Final Four in bowl games)

West Region Games: (winner to Rose Bowl)

No. 9 Boise State @ No. 2 USC

No. 10 California @ No. 8 BYU

South Region Games: (winner to Sugar Bowl)

Sun Belt Champion @ No. 3 Texas

No. 5 Oklahoma State @ No. 16 Virginia Tech

East Region Games: (winner to Sugar Bowl)

East Carolina @ No. 1 Florida

No. 11 LSU @ No. 4 Alabama

North Region Games: (winner to Rose Bowl)

MAC Champion @ No. 6 Ohio State

No. 7 Penn State @ No. 20 Cincinnati

There you have it. Call out your favorite one and which ones you think should recede back into the minds from which they came. Also, please post more for next week. Ciao.