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I may have even read this here, but here goes :

Five P5 conference champs. Top 2 G5 teams. One wild card. There is your 8 team format.
I don’t think they should do away with conference title games, but rather have the auto bid format. Giving the G5 an Autobid is something I hope happens with playoff expansion, although they’ll be very reluctant to do so.
(12-04-2017 12:00 AM)BlazerPhil Wrote: [ -> ]I may have even read this here, but here goes :

Five P5 conference champs. Top 2 G5 teams. One wild card. There is your 8 team format.

I seriously doubt 2 G5 teams in an 8-team playoff. A single, guaranteed spot for the highest-rated G5 is probably the best we can expect. Even then I suspect, as the author indicates, it will have to be a G5 at a certain ranking. But, if it takes an undefeated G5 to get a #10 ranking who knows if, with those as the stakes, a G5 ever reaches that point in an 8-team playoff.
the problem is that the P5 makes a ton of money off of this setup & do not wish to let go of it.

All other talk is really useless.

Just hope for much chaos as possible so the P5 teams decide to eat themselves.
(12-04-2017 12:12 AM)FNblazer Wrote: [ -> ]I don’t think they should do away with conference title games, but rather have the auto bid format. Giving the G5 an Autobid is something I hope happens with playoff expansion, although they’ll be very reluctant to do so.

Me too. Rarely you have a team finish like 5-3 and win their conference, but you just deal with that.

I don't see how based on the regular season you can separate teams in the 14 team conferences either. We are just guessing who the better team is when they don't actually play in the regular season. If conferences were ten teams I could see this working out, but not the way they are today.
Here you go:

12 -team option -

10 conference champions automatically get in. 2 wild cards get in. The playoff committee seeds the 12 teams. #1-4 get a bye. #5-8 host #9-12 on campus in mid December. The host team keeps the gate (worth millions).

The winners advance to play at the top 4 just before Christmas. Again, the host team keeps the gate. Seeds #1-8 make a fortune on the extra game, and it is money that currently doesn't exist, so it isn't taking from someone else.

The semi-finals are in early January, and the final is afterwards.

The TV money for such a tournament would be HUGE, and it could be split between the 12 schools, a certain amount for first roung losers, a little more for second round losers, even more for semi-final losers, more for the final loser, and a grand prize for the winner.
Insurance can be purchased for career ending injury, but what about injuries that just diminish capability making the player a lower draft choice or even an undrafted free agent level. When a playoff system extends the season by 30% or more, the money for the schools is great, but what does it do for the hundreds of athletes who risk their bodies for that money they can't touch?
The two finalist teams will play a 15 game season as it is. A larger playoff field will add additional games with their attendant risks.
No, you get rid of games. There is nothing saying everything else has to stay the same.
(12-04-2017 10:10 AM)the Dragon Wrote: [ -> ]Here you go:

12 -team option -

10 conference champions automatically get in. 2 wild cards get in. The playoff committee seeds the 12 teams. #1-4 get a bye. #5-8 host #9-12 on campus in mid December. The host team keeps the gate (worth millions).

The winners advance to play at the top 4 just before Christmas. Again, the host team keeps the gate. Seeds #1-8 make a fortune on the extra game, and it is money that currently doesn't exist, so it isn't taking from someone else.

The semi-finals are in early January, and the final is afterwards.

The TV money for such a tournament would be HUGE, and it could be split between the 12 schools, a certain amount for first roung losers, a little more for second round losers, even more for semi-final losers, more for the final loser, and a grand prize for the winner.
Not to be a downer, but the G5s will simply never have a a guaranteed spot in the playoff other than a single "top G5" team solo spot at best. They certainly won't let conference champs in from G5 conferences. This is all about separating away from everyone else and gobbling up as much money and branding as possible. It is not about including everyone, the college athlete, or keeping good traditions alive

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