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College Football Realignment/Playoff Scenario

I'm still struggling to get over the last game of the baseball season, but my buddy was discussing with me a system he had come up with for a college football playoff, which would obviously happen if a true armageddon of realignment actually does happen in college football.

It's kinda long, but here it is anyway. I like the fact he gave births to some of the smaller conferences and kinda left some wild cards out there too. Just a disclaimer, he has no allegiance to any college football team. He went to U of H and likes the Big XII and Texas teams. Let me know what y'all think. Just something to think about and debate....

Check out how sick the Big East/ACC would be in basketball.




 

Pac-16 (16 Team League, 2 Automatic Playoff Spots)

Oregon

Oregon State

USC

UCLA

Washington

Washington State

Cal

Stanford

Arizona

Arizona State

Colorado

Utah

Texas

Texas A&M

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State

 Big-16 (16 Team League, 2 Automatic Playoff Spots)

Michigan

Michigan State

Wisconsin

Purdue

Indiana

Ohio State

Penn State

Nebraska

Northwestern

Illinois

Minnesota

Iowa

Kansas

Kansas State

Missouri

Notre Dame

 SEC (16 Team League, 2 Automatic Playoff Spots)

Miss. State

Ole Miss

LSU

Arkansas

Alabama

Auburn

Vanderbilt

Georgia

Florida

Tennessee

South Carolina

Kentucky

Miami

Florida State

Georgia Tech

Clemson

 Big East/ACC (16 Team League, 2 Automatic Playoff Spots)

Duke

North Carolina

North Carolina State

Virginia

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest

Boston College

Maryland

Louisville

Cincinnati

West Virginia

Pittsburgh

Rutgers

Connecticut

South Florida

Syracuse

Georgetown (Basketball Only)

Villanova (Basketball Only)

Marquette (Basketball Only)

St. John’s (Basketball Only)

Mountain West (12 Team League, 1 Automatic Playoff Berth)

TCU

Boise State

BYU

UNLV

San Diego State

Colorado State

New Mexico

Air Force

Wyoming

Fresno State

Nevada

Texas Tech

Conference USA (14 Team League, 1 Automatic Playoff Berth)

Houston

Rice

Tulsa

Tulane

Southern Miss

East Carolina

Memphis

Marshall

UAB

Central Florida

UTEP

SMU

Baylor

Iowa State

MAC, Sun Belt, WAC and Independents either stand as they are or re-align into 2 conferences. Playoff spot may only be achieved automatically with an undefeated season with at least one victory against a 16-team conference team or through an at-large bid.

Playoff System

Pac-16 - 2 automatic spots

Big-16 - 2 automatic spots

SEC - 2 automatic spots

Big East/ACC - 2 automatic spots

Mountain West - 1 automatic spot

Conference USA - 1 automatic spot

At Large Bids - 6 Spots based on highest BCS rankings not to qualify automatically

 

Regular Season

10 Game Regular Season with Conference Championship Week following Regular Season 9 Conference Games 1 Non-Conference Game Four Week Playoff Beginning Weekend Following Thanksgiving, Ending on New Year’s

Playoff Bracket

 

West Region

1. Pac-16 Champion vs. 4. At-Large Bid (Held in San Diego )

2. Big-16 Runner Up vs. 3. Mountain West Champion (Held in Phoenix)

Winners Play in Los Angeles at LA Coliseum

 

 Midwest Region

1. Big-16 Champion vs. 4. At-Large Bid (Held in Chicago)

2. Pac-16 Runner Up vs. 3. At-Large Bid (Held in St. Louis)

Winners Play in Dallas

 

 South Region

1. SEC Champion vs. 4. At-Large Bid (Held in Jacksonville)

2. Big East/ACC Runner Up vs. 3. Conference USA Champion (Held in Tampa)

Winners Play in Miami

 

East Region

1. Big East/ACC Champion vs. 4. At-Large Bid (Held in New York/New Jersey)

2. SEC Runner Up vs. 3. At-Large Bid (Held in Philadelphia)

Winners Play in Atlanta

 

Final 4

West Region Champion vs. Midwest Region Champion in Dallas

East Region Champion vs. South Region Champion in New Orleans

National Championship in Los Angeles at Rose Bowl

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