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The G5 should have their own playoff
Maybe the media is coming around on this idea.

Awful Announcing says there should be a G5 playoff

Of course, there's an awful lot of whining in this article about how "unfairly" the G5 is treated. It could be ego stroking though...

Quote:How would you feel if your favorite NFL team could win every single game during the season and yet have no realistic chance at winning a championship? How would it feel if your favorite MLB team couldn’t make the World Series because they just so happened to play in the wrong division? What if your favorite NBA team had a perfect season and their prize at the end of the road was a largely meaningless exhibition game?

If those things existed in professional sports, there would rightly be a mutiny among fans decrying an unfair and unjust system. And yet, that’s exactly what the top level of college football has done to smaller schools for years.

But at least it is balanced out with reality...

Quote:While it sounds great, there are consequences. The Group of Five is stuck in a Catch-22 situation when it comes to their place in college football. Break off and form their own subdivision risks losing out on all of the revenue that comes with being in the FBS. It’s no secret that the Group of Five schools get decent money from the current setup and relationship with Power Five schools.

If the Group of Five got serious about their own playoff, there might be Power Five institutions and conferences that would be more than happy to bid them adieu and keep all that revenue for themselves. Weighing that against the Sisyphean task of trying to reach the top four of the final playoff rankings would be an agonizing choice for each Group of Five member.

The irony of it all is that the P5 and G5 still need each other on some level. The G5 does need a playoff and the P5 needs its own subdivision, but the G5 needs the money and the P5 needs the schedule padding.

I'm sure there's a way for everyone to pretty much get what they want.
12-15-2017 01:39 AM
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RE: The G5 should have their own playoff
(12-15-2017 01:39 AM)AllTideUp Wrote:  Maybe the media is coming around on this idea.

Awful Announcing says there should be a G5 playoff

Of course, there's an awful lot of whining in this article about how "unfairly" the G5 is treated. It could be ego stroking though...

Quote:How would you feel if your favorite NFL team could win every single game during the season and yet have no realistic chance at winning a championship? How would it feel if your favorite MLB team couldn’t make the World Series because they just so happened to play in the wrong division? What if your favorite NBA team had a perfect season and their prize at the end of the road was a largely meaningless exhibition game?

If those things existed in professional sports, there would rightly be a mutiny among fans decrying an unfair and unjust system. And yet, that’s exactly what the top level of college football has done to smaller schools for years.

But at least it is balanced out with reality...

Quote:While it sounds great, there are consequences. The Group of Five is stuck in a Catch-22 situation when it comes to their place in college football. Break off and form their own subdivision risks losing out on all of the revenue that comes with being in the FBS. It’s no secret that the Group of Five schools get decent money from the current setup and relationship with Power Five schools.

If the Group of Five got serious about their own playoff, there might be Power Five institutions and conferences that would be more than happy to bid them adieu and keep all that revenue for themselves. Weighing that against the Sisyphean task of trying to reach the top four of the final playoff rankings would be an agonizing choice for each Group of Five member.

The irony of it all is that the P5 and G5 still need each other on some level. The G5 does need a playoff and the P5 needs its own subdivision, but the G5 needs the money and the P5 needs the schedule padding.

I'm sure there's a way for everyone to pretty much get what they want.

Yes. Move to 3 twenty team conferences and form a P3. Take the best of the Western G5, and the Eastern G5 and the remnants of the 5 P schools cut in the mergers of the P conferences and form a G2. The champs of the G2 play for the 4th playoff spot. Those 5 new conferences form the new upper division.

The biggest issue for the G5 are all of the truly small teams that the NCAA lets move up every year without checking their attendance figures and the other required metrics. Those are schools dragging the G5 down now. They split the diminishing recruiting pool and thereby make it harder for legit G5s to compete.
12-15-2017 02:05 AM
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