Getting College Football Bowls and Playoffs to Work Together

There are plenty of articles out there from people who either hate or love the BCS. It’s really hard to be anywhere in between actually. I’m in the hate category myself. Both sides have valid points, but if there is anything I cannot stand it is misinformation.

Both sides have tried to lie about the other and it is unfortunate. For example, the playoff folks think current bowl game sites would be perfect playoff game sites. The BCS folks think it would never work. They think a playoff would only happen at the expense of the bowls. They don’t want to ruin tradition.

Well they are all lies. You can have a playoff and bowl games, and the bowls don’t need to host a playoff round if you don’t want them to. Here’s how it would work.

Have the season, including conference championships, wrapped up by the first weekend of December. We create a 16 team playoff that begins that first weekend of December. All conference champions and five at large bids are invited. All 16 teams are seeded 1 – 16.

Play begins in traditional playoff ufbet ราคาค่าน้ำ format: 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, etc. Higher seeded teams get to host the games. Play the first two rounds during the first two weekends of December. By December 14th, you will have only four teams left.

At that point, begin the bowl season as normal. Currently, bowl games go from December 16th or so until New Year’s Day more or less. Why couldn’t we still do this? Only four teams would be ineligible to play in a bowl game and those are the four teams left in the playoff.

So let the bowl sites have their fun, let the mediocre teams play each other and enjoy the traditional bowl festivities. When January 1st rolls around, the playoff resumes.

You could do it much the same as the NCAA basketball tournament. Have the Final Four and championship at the same site, and make it a rotating site of one of the bowls. So one year the Rose Bowl gets both semi-finals and the final game. Next year the Cotton Bowl and on we go.


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