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AAC declares it is a "Power 6" conference.
Why would having our own 5 conference playoff drop us to d-ll or FCS or from what y'all are saying we might as well drop off the face of the earth, so explain to me why we drop down
I only want our own playoff if we don't drop down ,also p5ers want to get a higher classification for them selves what do we do then
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(05-20-2017 08:55 AM)JHS55 Wrote:  Why would having our own 5 conference playoff drop us to d-ll or FCS or from what y'all are saying we might as well drop off the face of the earth, so explain to me why we drop down
I only want our own playoff if we don't drop down ,also p5ers want to get a higher classification for them selves what do we do then

Because nobody cares about the FCS playoff. A G5 playoff would become the new FCS. The American public cares a great deal about the top level of college football. They barely know the other levels exist. The ratings for virtually any bowl game including teams from the top FBS division will blow away the average ratings for an FCS playoff game. The FCS playoff simply doesnt register with the public.

So, doing anything that might be construed as codifying a new lower FBS subdivision in D1 is a bad idea for the G5. If the G5 want to improve thier post season, they must do so with the current bowl system frame work. My personal opinion is the G5 should use a slice of the 85-90 million dollars they get from the College Football Playoff to create 3 high payout games like I suggested above. The payouts would need to be highn enough to attract a high selection from a P5 conference to two of the new games. As a G5 champ vs G5 champ game, the third new bowl wouldn't need P5 help.

A last resort would be to pit the 4 G5 champs not playing in the access bowl against one another in high payout seeded games. That could theoretically happen today if the G5 really wanted to do it. That said, frankly, I don't think the AAC would go for that.(as the AAC stated goal has been to play as many P5's as possible in the post season).
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AAC declares it is a "Power 6" conference.
So what I think your saying is it's a perception thing ok I understand, but Iam still annoyed and hope over the next 5 years things get mixed up pretty good
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(05-20-2017 09:14 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(05-20-2017 08:55 AM)JHS55 Wrote:  Why would having our own 5 conference playoff drop us to d-ll or FCS or from what y'all are saying we might as well drop off the face of the earth, so explain to me why we drop down
I only want our own playoff if we don't drop down ,also p5ers want to get a higher classification for them selves what do we do then

Because nobody cares about the FCS playoff. A G5 playoff would become the new FCS. The American public cares a great deal about the top level of college football. They barely know the other levels exist. The ratings for virtually any bowl game including teams from the top FBS division will blow away the average ratings for an FCS playoff game. The FCS playoff simply doesnt register with the public.

So, doing anything that might be construed as codifying a new lower FBS subdivision in D1 is a bad idea for the G5. If the G5 want to improve thier post season, they must do so with the current bowl system frame work. My personal opinion is the G5 should use a slice of the 85-90 million dollars they get from the College Football Playoff to create 3 high payout games like I suggested above. The payouts would need to be highn enough to attract a high selection from a P5 conference to two of the new games. As a G5 champ vs G5 champ game, the third new bowl wouldn't need P5 help.

A last resort would be to pit the 4 G5 champs not playing in the access bowl against one another in high payout seeded games. That could theoretically happen today if the G5 really wanted to do it. That said, frankly, I don't think the AAC would go for that.(as the AAC stated goal has been to play as many P5's as possible in the post season).

I think so.

It's nice the CFP money is large enough and the TV deals for G5 (mostly) are good enough to justify G5 participation in FBS. However if the G5 wants to get somewhere they've got to get their champs into traditional New Year's bowl games.

The opportunities for a G5 need to be more in line with what they are for a rank and file P5 program. Obviously no G5 program will ever be an Oklahoma or Alabama in the playoff conversation in an average year but at least with NYD games there is a chance to build up like Boise State did with BCS buster games.
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AAC declares it is a "Power 6" conference.
I know nobody cares about FCS, I was asking why a separate playoff would be considered something less than FBS...
It's a simple question really, just like, what happened to my beer?
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(05-21-2017 06:35 PM)JHS55 Wrote:  I know nobody cares about FCS, I was asking why a separate playoff would be considered something less than FBS...
It's a simple question really, just like, what happened to my beer?

The simple answer is because to every college football fan it would not be the REAL playoff.

The only way something ike that is interesting without creating a FCS second divison feel is if you create a NIT type environment---which means you don't limit it to JUST the G5. If you do an NIT style post season football tournament (and thats all it is, a tournament--not a championship)---then you do it like the NIT. Every regular season conference champ not in the real playoff (the NCAA tournament) would get an automatic bid. That would fill 4 slots. The top 4 teams not going to a CFP sponsored bowl (be they G5 or P5) would fill the remaining 4 slots in an 8-team field. That might be interesting---but you'd need a rule change to even do it. It could be owned by the G5--but its probably better if its owned and sponsored by the CFP. I also wouldnt use the bowl system to do it. Each game would, like the NIT, be played at the home field of the higher seed.
That would make it more fun, better attended, cheaper, and less expensive to put on. This is more a TV event than the typical bowl is. I do think something like that could be pretty successful---especially if it's done in partnership with the CFP. But--like I said---it requires a rule change. so it ain't happening.
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AAC declares it is a "Power 6" conference.
Ok, ok , ok I get it , it ain't happening, but I can still dream about it...
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(05-03-2017 03:30 PM)Rob of NV Wrote:  Just because you say it is so, does not make it so.

http://gridironnow.com/american-athletic...onference/

I don’t agree with the strategy, but I appreciate the effort….
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