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Bowls and BCS and Playoff

Use the Bowls to create an 8 team playoff.  This year it would look like this.

2008-09 College Football Bowl Schedule

BOWL

LOCATION

DATE/TIME

NETWORK

 

Konica Minolta Gator

Boise State(9) vs. Utah (8)

Play-In Game

Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium

Dec 13, 6 p.m.

ESPN

 

New Mexico
Colorado State vs. Fresno State

Albuquerque
University Stadium

Dec. 16, 7 p.m.

ESPN

 

magicJack St. Petersburg
Memphis vs. South Florida

St. Petersburg. Fla.
Tropicana Field

Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

ESPN2

 

Pioneer Las Vegas
San Jose State vs. UL- Laf

Las Vegas
Sam Boyd Stadium

Dec. 18, 7 p.m.

ESPN

 

Orange Bowl
Oklahoma (1) vs. Play-in (8)

Miami
Dolphin Stadium

Dec. 20, 8 p.m.

ESPN

 

Tostitos Fiesta
Alabama (4) vs. USC (5)

Glendale, Ariz.
University of Phoenix Stadium

Dec. 20, 5 p.m.

ESPN

 

Capital One
Florida (2) vs. Penn State (7)

Orlando, Fla.
Florida Citrus Bowl

Dec. 20, 2 p.m.

ABC

 

AT&T Cotton
Texas (3) vs. Texas Tech (6)

Dallas
Cotton Bowl

Dec. 20, 11 a.m.

FOX

 

R+L Carriers New Orleans
Southern Miss vs. Troy

New Orleans
Superdome

Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m.

ESPN

 

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia
Air Force vs. TCU

San Diego
Qualcomm Stadium

Dec. 23, 8 p.m.

ESPN

 

Sheraton Hawaii
Hawaii vs. Notre Dame

Honolulu
Aloha Stadium

Dec. 24, 8 p.m.

ESPN

 

Motor City
Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan

Detroit
Ford Field

Dec. 26, 8 p.m.

ESPN

 

Allstate Sugar (Semifinal)
Orange vs. Tostitos

New Orleans
Superdome

Dec. 27, 4pm

FOX

 

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi (Semifinal)
Capital One vs.Cotton

Pasadena, Calif.
Rose Bowl

Dec. 27, 8pm

ABC

 

Meineke Car Care
West Virginia vs. North Carolina

Charlotte, N.C.
Bank of America Stadium

Dec. 28, 1 p.m.

ESPN

 

Champs Sports
Wisconsin vs. Florida State

Orlando, Fla.
Florida Citrus Bowl

Dec. 28, 4:30 p.m.

ESPN

 

Emerald
Wake Forest vs. Navy

San Francisco
AT&T Park

Dec. 28, 8 p.m.

ESPN

 

Independence
Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech

Shreveport, La.
Independence Stadium

Dec. 28, 8:15 p.m.

ESPN

 

Papajohns.com
NC State vs. Rutgers

Birmingham, Ala.
Legion Field

Dec. 29, 3 p.m.

ESPN

 

Valero Alamo
Missouri vs. Northwestern

San Antonio
Alamodome

Dec. 29, 8 p.m.

ESPN

 

Roady's Humanitarian
Maryland vs. Nevada

Boise, Idaho
Bronco Stadium

Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m.

ESPN

 

Texas
Rice vs. Western Michigan

Houston
Reliant Stadium

Dec. 30, 8 p.m.

NFL Network

 

Pacific Life Holiday
Miami (Fla.) vs. California

San Diego
Qualcomm Stadium

Dec. 30, 8 p.m.

ESPN

 

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
Houston vs. Arizona

Fort Worth, Texas
Amon G. Carter Stadium

Dec. 31, Noon

ESPN

 

Brut Sun
Bowling Green vs. Florida Atlantic

El Paso, Texas
Sun Bowl

Dec. 31, 2 p.m.

CBS

 

Gaylord Hotels Music City
Boston College vs. Vanderbilt

Nashville, Tenn.
LP Field

Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m.

ESPN

 

Insight
Arkansas State vs. Minnesota

Tempe, Ariz.
Sun Devil Stadium

Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m.

NFL Network

 

Chick-fil-A
Oklahoma State vs. Oregon

Atlanta
Georgia Dome

Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.

ESPN

 

Outback
Oregon State vs. Pittsburgh

Tampa, Fla.
Raymond James Stadium

Jan. 1, 2009, 11 a.m.

ESPN

 

Capital One
LSU vs. Georgia Tech

Orlando, Fla.
Florida Citrus Bowl

Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m.

ABC

 

Konica Minolta Gator
Clemson vs. Kansas

Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium

Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m.

CBS

 

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi
Michigan State vs.  Nebraska

Pasadena, Calif.
Rose Bowl

Jan. 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m.

ABC

 

FedEx Orange
Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech

Miami
Dolphin Stadium

Jan. 1, 2009, 8:30 p.m.

FOX

 

AT&T Cotton
Ole Miss vs. BYU

Dallas
Cotton Bowl

Jan. 2, 2009, 2 p.m.

FOX

 

AutoZone Liberty
Kentucky vs. East Carolina

Memphis, Tenn.
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Jan. 2, 2009, 5 p.m.

ESPN

 

Allstate Sugar
South Carolina vs. Iowa

New Orleans
Superdome

Jan. 2, 2009, 8 p.m.

FOX

 

International
Buffalo vs. Connecticut

Toronto
Rogers Centre

Jan. 3, 2009, Noon

ESPN2

 

Tostitos Fiesta
Georgia vs. Ohio State

Glendale, Ariz.
University of Phoenix Stadium

Jan. 5, 2009, 8 p.m.

FOX

 

GMAC
Tulsa vs. Ball State

Mobile, Ala.
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

Jan. 6, 2009, 8 p.m.

ESPN

 

FedEx BCS National Championship Game
Sugar Semi winner vs. Rose Semi winner

Miami
Dolphin Stadium

Jan. 8, 2009, 8 p.m.

FOX

 

 

All the teams currently in bowl games are represented, including the (4) .500 teams that weren’t invited to bowl games. The Eagle Bank bowl had to be eliminated, but the matchup remained. Complete with TV schedule, and it’s not like the sponsors won’t change the names anyway. Screw the leaders of the BCS, this took about an hour to figure out. 7 bowl games were added with one subtracted, to a net gain of 6 bowls, with more schools involved, and a true National Champion. More games, more schools, more TV, more revenue… There may be a bowl game or two added or subtracted, depending on how many teams are eligible for bowls. Some of the matchups were improved for added flavor. The only "problem" is that some bowls happen twice, once as a playoff, and once for their usual time slot.  Not a big deal though.

Obviosuly, these can be reworked a lot of different ways.  The crap bowls would work out differently based on bids, and accceptance.  The playoff portion of the bowls would be set ahead of time, and follow a normal tournament format.

I owe the construction of this schedule to my friend Aaron.

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