Originally Posted by DFWJC
Unless you think each super conf will have 30 teams, there will not be only 4 large conferences feeding into an 8 team playoff. Otherwise, there will be legal hell to pay. You can't freeze our 1/2 of D-1 schools...again. The BCS is going away in part due it's exclusionary format.
I would bet you again on this, T. But we'll just check back in a few years.
Certainly plenty of change is still to come, but the theory that 4 (I assume you mean only 16 team) conferences will 100% take over college football is not valid, imo.
It's clear that, as you had said in the past, academics are taking an ever increasing back seat. This has always been the case in some conferences, but generally less so in the B1G and ACC. Now that is clearly slipping. [View Full Quote]I'm a big Captialist, but it has it's dark side (see old days of being able to light a match to Lake Erie as an example). This is definitely Capitalism at is worst. The dollar is the bottom line, as you say, and common sense and integrity are taking a backseat.
he's a suggestion that will never happen b/c he makes too much sense:
[FONT=Arial]...with 4 pods in each conference and 6 teams in each pod totaling
96 teams. Substitue "borderline teams" as you see fit. Just my
A - Boston College, UCONN, Syracuse, Penn St., Pitt and Cincy
B - Army, Rutgers, Maryland, Navy, Marshall and WVa.
C - Mich, Mich St., Indiana, Notre Dame, Purdue and Ohio St.
D - Minn, Wisc, Iowa, Iowa St., Illinois and Northwestern
A - Louisville, Kentucky, UVa, VaTech, UNC and NCSU
B - Tenn, Wake, Duke, Vandy, Memphis and UAB
C - ECU, So. Carolina, Clem, GaTech, Ga and Florida
D - Alabama, Auburn, FSU, UCF, USF and Miami
A - Nebraska, Kansas, K-State, Missouri, Ark and Tulsa
B - OK, OK St., Texas Tech, UTEP, TCU and SMU
C - Texas, Baylor, Tex A&M, Houston, Rice and LSU
D - Miss, Miss St., USM, Troy, LaTech and Tulane
A - Wash, Wash St., Oregon, Oregon St., Boise St. and Wyoming
B - Utah, Colorado, Colorado St., Air Force, BYU and Nevada
C - UNLV, Fesno St., Ariz, Ariz St., New Mex and New Mex St.
D - Cal, Stanford, USC, UCLA, San Diego St. and Hawaii
Play each team in your pod - 5 games
Three from next pod - 3 games (switch the next year)
One each from next two pods - 2 games (rotate through the next years)
Two OOC games of your choice - 2 games
Total 12 games.
Best record from each pod has a 4 team playoff within the conf. and
then winner from each conf has a 4 team playoff for national
These regional conferences keep travel costs down. Also no need for
any rankings to be involved with who plays in playoffs. Conference
playoffs can take place the first two weeks of December. Then over
the holidays you can have some "bowl games" for the other teams.
Then the first two weekends in January have the "Final Four". [/FONT]