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12-Team College Football Playoff?

keyseasy

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You guys do know that the Florida HIGH SCHOOL State Champion has to play 15 games, right?

1 kickoff classic. 10 regular season. 4 playoff.

The Super Bowl winner will play 19 or 20 games depending if they got a bye or not.

Why is it looked at as such an insurmountable task for a college team to play 16 or 17 games? The champion plays 15 already if they are not in the Big 12.

These guys could easily handle a one or two more games from an expanded playoff bracket. There is ZERO reason to cut regular season games to do this.
Also I like more playoff teams to try to cut down on subjective judgement and ranking of teams. I want it to be determined on the field as much as possible.
 

LoungeLord

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I think it will because you will have more 2 loss, maybe even 3 loss teams in the playoff.

Every game won’t matter, then. If an SEC team drops 2 games, so what? They’ll still make it in.
You really want to see a 3 loss team in a playoff? When you lose 3 games in cfb, that generally means you suck, not that you had a bad week. If that team shows up in the playoffs, it's gonna be ugly, not a cinderella story.
 

Genghis Cane

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You really want to see a 3 loss team in a playoff? When you lose 3 games in cfb, that generally means you suck, not that you had a bad week. If that team shows up in the playoffs, it's gonna be ugly, not a cinderella story.
That’s my point. I don’t want to see those teams in the playoff.
 

Usafcane88

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I think it will because you will have more 2 loss, maybe even 3 loss teams in the playoff.

Every game won’t matter, then. If an SEC team drops 2 games, so what? They’ll still make it in.
I think it all depends how they do it. The only 3 loss team would probably be the Pac12 champ. I'm just sick of seeing the same teams in the playoff every year.
 
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Skipping 8 and going to 12 eh?

The big conferences (namely the SEC) weren't willing to give up the at-large spots.

If you do 8, you probably have to do the 5 P5 conference champions, the highest ranked G5 champion, and 2 at-large.

With 12, you have 6 at-large spots. So the big conferences feel they won't be shut out as much as they would possibly with only 8.

If you're the SEC, your champion gets in, and you only have a shot at 2 more spots with an 8 team playoff.

With 12, your champion almost certainly gets in, and you have a shot at 6 more spots.
 

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LETS FUCKING GOOOOO
One thing caught my eye....6 highest-ranked conference champs & 6 at-large.The 4 highest-ranked champs get a bye while other 8 play 1st-round games on campus.

So if Notre Dame is 12-0 and ranked #1, and they have to play a 1st round game because they're not a conference champ, they're going to be SCREAMING to join the ACC in football.
 

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Lose to Bama, run the table then lose to Clemson in a tough game and we’re one of the 12.

As long as Clemson stays a juggernaut 12 teams is a good thing for us imo.
 
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One thing caught my eye....6 highest-ranked conference champs & 6 at-large.The 4 highest-ranked champs get a bye while other 8 play 1st-round games on campus.

So if Notre Dame is 12-0 and ranked #1, and they have to play a 1st round game because they're not a conference champ, they're going to be SCREAMING to join the ACC in football.

Good point, but the other point is if they'd have went to 8 teams and 6 of them being conference champs, they'd have really needed to join a league.

I think this eases that pressure. If they really do it like that, sure they might not be able to get a bye, but they have a much better chance of making the playoff overall.
 

theribdoctor

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One thing caught my eye....6 highest-ranked conference champs & 6 at-large.The 4 highest-ranked champs get a bye while other 8 play 1st-round games on campus.

So if Notre Dame is 12-0 and ranked #1, and they have to play a 1st round game because they're not a conference champ, they're going to be SCREAMING to join the ACC in football.
The ACC will be like, cool...just share the revenue of your contract.
 

HTXCane

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Here is what it would have looked like for this past season:

12 team playoff
1 - Bama (SEC Champ) 11-0
2 - Clemson (ACC Champ) 10-1
3 - OSU (Big 10 Champ) 6-0
4 - Oklahoma (Big 12 Champ) 8-2

5 - Notre Dame (at large) 10-1 v 12 - USC (Pac 12 Champ) 5-1
6 - Texas A&M (at large) 8-1 v 11 - Indiana (at large) 6-1
7 - Florida (at large) 8-3 v 10 - ISU (at large) 8-3
8 - Cincy (AAC Champ) 9-0 v 9 - UGA (at large) 7-2

8 team playoff (5 P5 Champs, 1 G5 Champ, 2 at large)
1 - Bama v 8 - Texas A&M
2 - Clemson v 7 - Notre Dame
3 - OSU v 6 - USC
4 - Oklahoma v 5 - Cincy

Several shitty games in the opening round for the 12 team. For the 8 team, yes Bama still wins this year just because they were by far the best team but its not going to be like that every year.
 
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