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College Football Playoff System

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2011 College Football Playoffs:

2011 College Football Playoffs CPW12611 #1. LSU (13-0) #16. Louisiana Tech (8-4) #9. Wisconsin (11-2) #8. Kansas St. (10-2) #5. Oregon (11-2) #12. Southern Miss (11-2) #13. West Virginia (9-3) #4. Stanford (11-1) #3. Oklahoma St. (11-1) #14. Arkansas St. (10-2) #11. TCU (10-2) #6. Arkansas (10-2) #7. Boise St. (11-1) #10. Clemson (10-3) #15. N. Illinois (10-3) #2. Alabama (11-1) National Champion

2011 College Football Playoffs:

2011 College Football Playoffs CPW12611 #1. LSU (13-0) #16. Louisiana Tech (8-4) #9. Wisconsin (11-2) #8. Kansas St. (10-2) #5. Oregon (11-2) #12. Southern Miss (11-2) #13. West Virginia (9-3) #4. Stanford (11-1) #3. Oklahoma St. (11-1) #14. Arkansas St. (10-2) #11. TCU (10-2) #6. Arkansas (10-2) #7. Boise St. (11-1) #10. Clemson (10-3) #15. N. Illinois (10-3) #2. Alabama (11-1) National Champion #1. LSU #9. Wisconsin #5. Oregon #4. Stanford #3. Oklahoma St. #11. TCU #7. Boise St. #2. Alabama #1. LSU #5. Oregon #3. Oklahoma St. #2. Alabama #1. LSU #3. Oklahoma St. Vs. #3. Oklahoma State

How the Playoff system could work:

How the Playoff system could work Who gets invited to the playoffs? There are 11 conferences in Division I College Football Each Conference Champion would receive an automatic spot in the playoffs The remaining 5 spots would go to the 5 highest ranked teams in the BCS that were not Conference Champions (for example… this years season it would of been; Alabama, Stanford, Arkansas, Boise State, and Kansas State) The BCS is a fairly accurate system. So, by doing it this way you are still getting the best teams in the country, but the National Championship is won on the field and not by some computer formula How do you determine who gets what seed? The seeds of the playoff bracket would be determined by the BCS as well Example… LSU is ranked #1 so they get the #1 seed. Alabama is #2 so they would get the #2 seed It is not determined by if you won a conference or what conference you may have won This would make things fair all around for the big schools and the small schools How does the system actually work? Each playoff game would be its own sponsored playoff game (just like the bowls) Example… The first round games would be something like the Capital One, Gator, and Chick- fil -A Bowl sponsored games. The second round games would be the Cotton, Sugar, and Outback Bowl sponsored games. The semi-final games could be the Orange and Fiesta Bowl games. However, each sponsor would have to commit to a certain $ amount for that particular round Example… To sponsor a first round game it would cost you $5MM , second round would be $10MM, semi- finals would be $15MM, and the National Championship would be $40MM (the sponsor would have to pay both schools, $23MM to the winning team, and $17MM to the losing team) You may need to have two sponsors in the National Championship to cover the cost These dollar amounts are rough #s and only to be used for the sake of simplicity This would create competition between the sponsors and inevitably produce more money for the schools

How the Playoff system could work (cont.):

How the Playoff system could work (cont.) How do the schools get paid? Like I mentioned earlier, a sponsor would have to come to the table with a certain $ amount to be represented in that particular game. Just like the bowl games currently In this system, the money would go to the loser of each game, not the winner When a team wins a playoff game, they move on to the next round, and ensure that they will receive more money for their school as they keep winning Example… In the first round LSU would more than likely beat Louisiana Tech. Louisiana Tech would then be awarded $5MM for winning the conference championship and making it to the playoffs. LSU would then move on to the second round to play , let’s say Wisconsin. LSU would most likely win and move on to the semi finals, while Wisconsin would take home $10MM for their school (again, these are just rough numbers) This creates a fair and level playing field. If a small school goes out and beats a team from the SEC or the Big Ten, they deserve to get paid. They should not be dismissed entirely because of their strength of schedule This would also ensure that more of the large dollar figures would end up in the smaller conferences, and in the long run would make the conferences a more level playing field all the way around The one area that would be difficult in this scenario is handling the National Championship Being that both schools would need to be paid for their success, who ever sponsors the National Championship game would have to pay a large amount of money. This is why I mentioned earlier that you may need two sponsors (i.e. “The All State-Tostitos National Championship Game”) Other key notes of how the season would work All teams would play a 10 or 11 game season (including the conference championship game). This would ensure that the National Champions would only play a max of 15 games All other Bowl games could still be played. There is currently a total of 35 Bowl games. The Playoffs would be a total of 15 games. Essentially their could still be 20 Bowl games or possibly more if you could find the sponsors This is a very brief example of how a playoff system could work. There are obviously a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to TV rights and other things of that nature. However, if College Football was to create a playoff system they would break any past TV ratings, as well as gain millions of fans that they currently do not have. Why would an average sports fan follow a sport with a system that they do not completely understand?

Restructuring all of Division I College Football:

Restructuring all of Division I College Football If College Football was to create a playoff system, I have no doubt that it would be an overwhelming success, but it could still be better Over the last couple of years it has become popular for teams to try and change conferences. Even if it means being in a conference that is on the opposite side of the country! They continue to try and better their situation of having a better opportunity of reaching a BCS bowl game or improve their TV ratings (another clear example of why the BCS system is horrible for College Football) There needs to be more structure when it comes to whose in what conference and who wins the conference championship With the conferences that don’t have a conference championship right now, a lot of times there is no clear winner, and often times you have Co-Champions Conference Changes There are exactly 120 teams in Division I College Football There should be 10 conferences and each conference should have two divisions (just like the SEC, Big Ten, Pac 12, ACC, MAC, & Conf-USA currently have in place) This makes for a clear winner in the conference and their would be no argument of who should go to the playoffs The hard part in doing this is choosing what conference to drop Due to geographical location and number of teams currently in the conference, the Mountain West would be the most likely The four teams that are currently Independent would not necessarily need to join a conference but it would increase their chances of making it to the playoffs if they did The slides below contain a breakout of what the conferences are currently and what they could look like If a team wanted to change conferences they absolutely could, but they would have to find another school willing to trade with them With the conferences restructured and a playoff system in place, we would have a system that is clear, easy to understand, and most importantly, a system where the champions are crowned on the field. This would allow for games to be lost by human mistakes, or won by personal greatness, and the teams ability to rise to the challenge four weeks in a row. The last slide in this deck is an example of what the Playoffs may have looked like this year if these conferences were in place

Conferences :

Conferences Current ACC Atlantic Boston College Clemson Florida State Maryland North Carolina State Wake Forest Coastal Duke Georgia Tech Miami (FL) North Carolina Virginia Virginia Tech Big 12 Baylor Iowa State Kansas Kansas St. Missouri Oklahoma Oklahoma State Texas Texas A&M Texas Tech Suggested ACC Atlantic Boston College Clemson Florida State Maryland North Carolina State Wake Forest Coastal Duke Georgia Tech Miami (FL) North Carolina Virginia Virginia Tech Big 12 North Colorado Iowa State Kansas Kansas State Missouri Nebraska South Oklahoma Oklahoma State Texas Texas A&M Texas Christian Texas Tech Notes: ACC – No Change/ Big 12 – Added Colo. & Neb. (Same Conference as in 2010)

Conferences:

Conferences Current Big East Cincinnati Connecticut Louisville Pittsburgh Rutgers South Florida Syracuse West Virginia Big Ten Leaders Illinois Indiana Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin Legends Iowa Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Suggested Big East North Army Connecticut Pittsburgh Rutgers Syracuse Temple South Cincinnati Louisville Navy South Florida West Virginia Western Kentucky Big Ten Leaders Illinois Indiana Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin Legends Iowa Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Northwestern Notre Dame Notes: Big East- Added Temple, Army, Navy, W. Kentucky/ Big Ten- Added Notre Dame, Lost Neb.

Conferences:

Conferences Current Conference USA East East Carolina Marshall Memphis Southern Miss. UAB UCF West Houston Rice Southern Methodist Tulane Tulsa UTEP Mid-American East Akron Bowling Green Buffalo Kent State Miami (OH) Ohio Temple West Ball State Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Northern Illinois Toledo Western Michigan Suggested Conference USA East East Carolina Marshall Memphis Southern Miss. UCF Tulane West Baylor Houston Rice Southern Methodist Tulsa UTEP Mid-American East Akron Bowling Green Buffalo Kent State Miami (OH) Ohio West Ball State Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Northern Illinois Toledo Western Michigan Notes: Conf. USA- Added Baylor, Lost UAB, Switched Tulane/ MAC- Lost Temple

Conferences :

Conferences Current Pacific 12 North California Oregon Oregon State Stanford Washington Washington State South Arizona Arizona State Colorado UCLA USC Utah SEC East Florida Georgia Kentucky South Carolina Tennessee Vanderbilt West Alabama Arkansas Auburn LSU Mississippi State Ole Miss Suggested Pacific 12 North Boise State Oregon Oregon State Utah Washington Washington State South Arizona Arizona State California Stanford UCLA USC SEC East Florida Georgia Kentucky South Carolina Tennessee Vanderbilt West Alabama Arkansas Auburn LSU Mississippi State Ole Miss Notes: PAC 12- Added Boise State, Lost Colo., Switched Utah, Stan. & Cal/ SEC- No Change

Conferences:

Conferences Current Sun Belt Arkansas State Florida Atlantic Florida International Louisiana - Lafayette Louisiana – Monroe Middle Tennessee North Texas Troy Western Kentucky WAC Fresno State Hawaii Idaho Louisiana Tech Nevada New Mexico State San Jose State Utah State Suggested Sun Belt East Arkansas State Florida Atlantic Florida International Middle Tennessee Troy UAB West Louisiana – Lafayette Louisiana – Monroe Louisiana Tech North Texas New Mexico New Mexico State WAC East Air Force BYU Colorado State Idaho Utah State Wyoming West Fresno State Hawaii Nevada San Diego State San Jose State UNLV Notes: Sun Belt- Added Louisiana Tech, New Mexico, New Mexico St., UAB, Lost W. Kentucky WAC – Added BYU, Wyoming, CSU, Air Force, UNLV, San Diego St., Lost NM St., Louisiana Tech

Conferences:

Conferences Current Independents Army BYU Navy Notre Dame Mountain West Air Force Boise State Colorado State New Mexico San Diego Texas Christian UNLV Wyoming Suggested Independents No Independents Mountain West To get to 10 conferences the Mountain West would be dropped

2011 College Football Playoffs (Restructured):

2011 College Football Playoffs (Restructured) CPW12611 #1. LSU (13-0) #16. BYU (9-3) #9. South Carolina (10-2) #8. Kansas St. (10-2) #5. Oregon (11-2) #12. Southern Miss (11-2) #13. West Virginia (9-3) #4. Stanford (11-1) #3. Oklahoma St. (11-1) #14. Arkansas St. (10-2) #11 . Clemson (10-3) #6. Arkansas (10-2) #7. Boise St. (11-1) #10. Wisconsin (11-2) #15. N. Illinois (10-3) #2. Alabama (11-1) National Champion

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