This needs to be fixed!

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    Have to agree completely. OSU shouldn't have been in it a couple yrs ago either. Everyone wants teams to earn the spot with on the field play, play tougher OOC schedules, but then reward teams that don't play that extra game in the Conf Championships.
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    8 team play off. Include the 5 P5 conference winners and 3 wild cards. At least one of the 3 wild cards must be from one of the smaller conferences.

    In that scenario, the playoffs this year would have been:

    1. Clemson
    2. OU
    3. Georgia
    4. USC
    5. Ohio State
    6. Alabama
    7. Wisconsin
    8. UCF

    I think that would make everyone happy.
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    The way conference Championships are awarded, even today, with Playoffs, so frequently deals with Home versus Away games.

    Realize that Auburn played 4 games against teams in the Playoffs. 2 against Georgia, and 1 each against Bama and Clemson. They won the 2 home games and lost both of the away games, and then lost another away game to UCF.

    The Home Field advantage all too often means that the best team does not win in football. This doesn't usually happen in other sports like Basketball and Baseball, among others due to home and homes in the same year.

    Football is difficult for this, among many other reasons, and clearly at least an 8 team playoff is required to assure that the best team in the Nation has a good chance to win the Championship. Basketball used to only have 16 teams, and thus, frequently teams that could have won the Championship, but were unfortunate for a while during the season due to injuries or illness, didn't get a chance. Now, with 64 teams, every team that has the slimmest chance has a chance. This is just.
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    People most certainly complain about the NCAA basketball tourney.

    https://www.foxsports.com/college-b...south-carolina-monmouth-st-bonaventure-031316
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/spor...rch-madness-illinois-state-syracuse/99095030/
    https://sports.yahoo.com/news/here-are-this-years-four-biggest-ncaa-tournament-snubs-222723568.html

    And fans/media will likely continue to lament a football playoff, no matter the structure. It's ironic the amount of hand-wringing that continues, despite the fact that the best team won the championship.
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    • I think we need 6 power Conferences with 82 - 84 teams.
    • Drop the lower 40 or so teams -Split into Another Division and FCS
    • Take winners of Conferences and 4 at large
    • 4 at large play - 2 winners are wild card slots (Like old NFL System)
    • 8 Teams in the pay-offs
    • Cut the Season to 11 games
    • Start Season 1 week earlier
    • Play the first Games at home the home team (Highest Ranked)
    • The Conference Championships alone would bring in $$$$$
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    Sounds like a typical year for Ohio State.......
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    We Wa Wa!
    The system worked perfectly! The four correct teams made it into the play-offs. I suppose the people on this site have studied all of the film from many different perspectives know less than you all do. If they went to eight teams,as suggested, how many would/could follow their team to the NC game? Traveling for four additional games is unrealistic.
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    This. The only problem is getting teams to give up that 12th game. Will have to compensate financially somehow
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    Very good point regarding travel to support your team at these playoff/championship games
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    Many coaches did not want the 12th game. Get rid of "St. Mary's School for Blind" (Not being insensitive to special needs). I think the TV Play-off money alone would off-set costs. If all your games "mattered", viewership would go up.

    And look what the Elite 8 and Final 4 bring in?
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    You could say this about any team that would have won the 2 games to be the Champion. They weren't obviously one of the best 4, but they did win the games and that did prove they belong. If any other team did that, especially if it was 3 games, then I think they would have proven to be the best team. Team's can't just get hot and beat 3 of the top teams in college football like it could happen in March Madness.
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    We Wa Wa?

    I am pretty sure this many people wouldn't be complaining if it worked perfectly.

    Who says the four correct teams made it into the playoffs?

    If they went to 8 teams, it would be 3 games for the two teams that make it to the Championship which is one 1 game more than now. If they were worried about the fans getting into the games, the ticket costs wouldn't be $2,000.00. Also, you can reward the Top 4 seeds with a home game in Round 1 and then you would have to travel the same amount of games as they do now.
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    Small conferences shouldn't get an autobid. It sounds good this year with UCF as the team that would get that bid, but what about years like 2014 where the highest ranked minor conference team was #20 Boise State, who put up an 11-2 record on the season and had played one P5 school - Ole Miss - and got pasted by them?

    In years like that, you are flat out wasting the playoff spot by mandating that a G5 team be included (note that I also don't like conference champ autobids for the same reason - unranked Wisconsin was the BigTen champ with an 8-5 record in 2012, and putting a team like them in would be just as much of a waste of a playoff spot).
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    OK true, so it would have to depend on their final playoff ranking. So, if a Non-power 5 team finished in the top 12 or something, then you would have to include them? Or top 10? Meh?
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    Wee small voice here.
    Don't mess up a good thing.
    Four teams works just fine.

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    For everyone who gave this post a red "x"...would you feel the same if this was Miami and Clemson instead of Bama and Georgia? This place would be in meltdown mode!
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    It depends on their records. Clemson did get in - Miami was a 2-loss team and didn't deserve to be in it. Same for Ohio State. No 2-loss team should ever get in a 4 team playoff unless you need them to make 4 teams, which ain't likely
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    If they were 2 of the 4 best teams, then yes.

    The better question is, why wouldn't you want the 4 best teams in the playoffs?
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    Really???

    Ok I'll beat you down on this one. So here's the powerhouse schedule UCF had:

    FIU
    @ Maryland - I'm not sure winning this game amounted to much. It's like saying UCF beat Vandy. Maryland finished with a 4-8 record with wins over Texas to open the season, Towson (5-6 in FCS), Minnesota, and Indiana.
    Memphis
    @ Cincinatti
    @ ECU
    Navy
    Pea
    SMU
    UCONN
    Temple
    USF
    Memphis

    Bama

    FSU
    Fresno St
    CSU
    Vandy
    Ole Miss
    TA&M
    Arkansas
    Tennessee
    LSU
    Miss St
    Mercer
    Auburn

    I also looked at all of the computer rankings and there too most have Bama #1 and UCF #8.

    Massey Bama - 1, UCF - 8
    Sagarin Bama - 1, UCF - 13

    A whole host of other computer ranking and most have Bama ranked #6 in SOS but UCF with #78.
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    THIS^^^ doesn't preclude that the best team won.

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