Eight Team Playoff

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Noven

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Following MWC commish's comments about the four team playoff lasting all 12 years, CFB Live did a piece on an eight team playoff. The bracket looks pretty sweet with some great games.
Personally, I'd top out at six and definitely no more than eight.

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PlatypusJojo

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8 is what I would like to have. 16 would kill the bowl system (which I wouldn't mind) and is what I prefer, but I could settle on 8.
 

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No Cotton Bowl Classic, no Rose Bowl game, no Orange Bowl, no Sugar Bowl.... no thank you. Keep the bowl games, four is enough..... I don't want another NFL.
 

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8 would be my first choice. Top 6 bowls host rounds 1 & 2 (4 of them move up to Dec. 22nd -ish, two on New Year's weekend; The Championship Game in Jan.).

I'd be sorta OK with 16, having lower level bowls host 1st round in mid-Dec., then same as above. I think I prefer this to 4 teams, even though it is a little NFL-ish.

Don't want any bye's - too much advantage for the teams that get them.

One thing people need to get used to: as in the NFL, NBA or the Big Dance, ANY playoff does not identify the "best team" - it only gives you a tournament champion. But I think the build-up and excitement are worth it.
 

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No Cotton Bowl Classic, no Rose Bowl game, no Orange Bowl, no Sugar Bowl.... no thank you. Keep the bowl games, four is enough..... I don't want another NFL.
That isn't true, you can have both. The quarter finals and semi finals can be those bowl games. There are already going to be 6 sites to rotate the semi finals around. All they have to do is use the 4 games that aren't in the rotation every year for quarter finals games.
 

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That isn't true, you can have both. The quarter finals and semi finals can be those bowl games. There are already going to be 6 sites to rotate the semi finals around. All they have to do is use the 4 games that aren't in the rotation every year for quarter finals games.
The bowl game becomes meanless and loses all their luster and historical significance if the only thing that happens is that you go play another game and then maybe another game after that. So no you can't have both if you extend this playoff past the four team model. Of all the ideas I've heard about possible college football playoff formats, using bowl games is by far the dumbest.

I have no problem with this 4 team model as of now. But if it extends any further it just becomes a junior league NFL. Post season bowl games like the Rose Bowl and the Cotton Bowl are what makes college football great.
 
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The bowl game becomes meanless and loses all their luster and historical significance if the only thing that happens is that you go play another game and then maybe another game after that. So no you can't have both if you extend this playoff past the four team model. Of all the ideas I've heard about possible college football playoff formats, using bowl games is by far the dumbest.

I have no problem with this 4 team model as of now. But if it extends any further it just becomes a junior league NFL. Post season bowl games like the Rose Bowl and the Cotton Bowl are what makes college football great.
All but 1 or 2 bowl games were already meaningless under the old format.

I think any changes to the bowl games will work from the bottom up, not the top down. The Meineke Car Care Bowl, the Pinstripe Bowl,etc are in trouble but the Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, etc will just adapt. Schools and coaches will still want to extra practice and will probably still be willing to take it in the shorts financially to play in those types of games no matter how many playoff games there are.

I'd prefer on-campus games and/or conferences managing the bowls, we'll see how it all evolves.