How a 1-A College Football Playoff Should Work
President Barack Obama has stated his desire for a playoff system in 1-A college football. I’ve often complained about the lack of a such a playoff myself, but I’ve never explained how I would like to see one conducted – until now.
This playoff would consist of eight teams. The winner of each of what is now known as the six BCS conferences would get an automatic bid. These conferences include the ACC, Big East, Southeastern, Big Ten, Big 12, and Pac Ten. The other two entrants would be selected at large and could come from any 1-A conference or be an independent. The BCS rankings would be retained and used to select these two สมัคร ufabet มือถือ teams. The two non-automatic entrants with the highest BCS rankings at the end of the regular season would get the at-large bids. The BCS rankings would also be used to seed the eight championship contenders in a tournament format.
There is one other way in which the BCS rankings would be used. For each of the three BCS conferences – Big East, Big Ten, and Pac Ten – that does not use a title game to crown its champion, the BCS rankings would be used to determine the automatic playoff entrant in case of a tie. The team that loses the tiebreaker would still be eligible for an at-large bid.
The bowls would not have to be discarded. The Rose, Sugar, Orange, and Fiesta Bowls would be used as first-round playoff games. The other bowls would be used for teams that do not make the playoffs. That way, we could have the best of both worlds.
There is one other twist that could be employed to make the system more fair. If the champion of any of the BCS conferences finished with a BCS ranking lower than fifteen, its automatic bid would be nullified and an additional at-large team would be selected.