Counterpoint, the opening weekend in a 12 team playoff will have much better games than the round of 8.I also think 8 is the way to go. 12 is too many unless they use the traditional Jan 1 bowls (Citrus, Outback, etc.) and some others as the initial round.
Go back to 2. Four us way better than 8, and screw odd numbers like 6 or 12.I also think 8 is the way to go. 12 is too many unless they use the traditional Jan 1 bowls (Citrus, Outback, etc.) and some others as the initial round.
I don’t want to burst your bubble, but the Rose Bowl was the last remaining bowl game anyone gave a shit about outside of the fanbases involved. Also probably the only bowl game people would still really look forward to.Go back to 2. Four us way better than 8, and screw odd numbers like 6 or 12.
Traditional bowls will mean even less than they already do, and a Rose Bowl won't mean much of anything in the future, either it will be meaningless, or always be a playoff game without the Big Ten in it (random matches with the Big Ten elsewhere).
the problem I have is they kept parts of the old system and just sort of keep wedging stuff onto it, so we have just enough to pervert the incentives but not really make it better at being inclusive or at picking the best teamI don’t understand how everyone accepts that the NCAA tournament is basically just for fun yet then treats the college footballs post season as though it has to be the perfect way to choose the best team.
This happening is the best end game. Right now Bama, OSU, OU, Clemson have enormous recruiting advantage by pointing to how many times they've made the playoffs since the system started. If you want a chance to win (or in OU's case play for) a championship the road goes through these four schools. With 12 teams every year, there are a lot more opportunities if those 5-25 type schools can convince the top players that it's not just a four team race.You’re basically praying the expansion leads to the 5-star players not just piling up at the same schools like they are now