Those of us that follow college football are arguing over the College Football Playoffs. Georgia fans, such as me, aren’t happy that the Bulldogs were left out. Yeah, we’ve heard all the arguments. We still think UGA is one of the four best teams. So there.
Every year since 2006, when the BCS or CFP pairings were released, I posted what the playoffs should be. And, I’ve been right every time. The reason I’ve been right is simple: It’s a way that solves every question about the college football national championship.
Briefly, here’s what it is: All ten conference champions and the six highest ranked teams that didn’t win a conference title, are paired off, and the last team standing is the champion. The ten champs are seeded 1-10, and the others are 11-16. Low seed plays at high seed in the first two rounds.
Here’s what this year’s first round would look like:
Penn State (16 seed) at Alabama (1 seed)
Louisiana State (15 seed) at Clemson (2 seed)
Florida (14 seed) at Oklahoma (3 seed)
Michigan (13 seed) at Ohio State (4 seed0
Georgia (12 seed) at Central Florida (5 seed)
Notre Dame (11 seed) at Washington (6 seed)
Northern Illinois (10 seed) at Fresno State (7 seed)
Alabama-Birmingham (9 seed) at Appalachian State (8 seed)
The losers are still bowl eligible. The winners play again the next week in the quarterfinals. The semifinals would be New Year’s, just as today. The finals would be the week after, just as today.
If you want to talk about that here, fine. Go ahead. Or, limit that discussion to my little blog. Here, we’ll talk about what every you want. After all, it’s Monday Night Open Thread.
What’s on your mind?