My Personal Playoff Idea

brice tyrrellContributor IDecember 12, 2009

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - DECEMBER 10: (L to R) Heisman Trophy finalists Toby Gerhart of Stanford, Tim Tebow of Florida, Mark Ingram of Alabama, Colt McCoy and Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska pose after the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards at the Disney Boardwalk on December 10, 2009 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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With five undefeated teams this year, there is much more of a cry for college football to apply a playoff.  The things that I hear people talk about make me laugh.  Their own personal "playoff system" has many many many flaws.  So I've done a little thinking and put together my own playoff "system."

(I know there will be a few flaws, but this is what I think is the best way to do it)

1. The Pac-10, Big Ten, and Big East all need to add the necessary amount of teams to have a conference championship game.  It would preferably be Boise State and Utah to the Pac-10.  Notre Dame to the Big Ten.  Notre Dame going to the Big Ten would bring up the Big Ten's struggling reputation.  

2. Eight Teams will make the playoffs.  Conference champions from the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big XII, Pac-10, and the SEC all earn automatic bids.  The next two will be decided by the BCS.  It would be the two highest ranked teams not to win their conferences.  (This is a flaw, but I think it's pretty minimal)

3. The BCS bowl games will be used as the sights for the games.  The teams would play in the BCS bowl closest to the home team.  EX: 1. Georgia vs. 8 Virginia Tech, they would play in the Orange Bowl.  That way it would leave an incentive for the teams to go undefeated and finish at No. 1.  The semi finals would be the same way.  The final championship game would be played at a pre-determined BCS bowl, and it would rotate every year.

4. We would keep the other bowl games around.  They would still do their picking the way they do now, conferences have their affiliations.  The bowl games would be moved up to start on the Wednesday after the Heisman presentation, which is always a week after the conference championships.  All of the bowls would be played in a matter of 10 days.  There are about 30 bowls which means three a day.  11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm would make sure that each bowl game gets a national television audience.  The playoff would start the Saturday after the other bowl games are played, and then the next Saturday would be the semis.  The championship would be played a week and a couple of days later on Monday.

I know that there are some flaws in this playoff, but I personally think this would be the best way to do it.  If you have any ideas about changes feel free to leave a comment with your idea.  No matter what we do, it wont be perfect unless all 120 teams are in a playoff.


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