What if college football had a 64-team playoff, similar to basketball's March Madness?

3/27/14 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

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Have you ever wondered what it might look like if the NCAA took their basketball tournament format and applied it to football?

Adam Kramer of Bleacher Report took that idea to the extreme. He seeded the top 64 teams based on last season, and then inserted them into the NCAA basketball tournament bracket.

What he did next is the real mind-blowing part. He took the results from the basketball tournament, and he applied them to the football bracket that he made.

Some of the upsets are a little far fetched, of course. But they seemed far fetched in basketball, too.

Other upsets make you stop and think for a second, since it seems like maybe, just maybe they could actually happen.

The significant upsets so far:
(12) Navy over (5) Wisconsin
(7) Marshall over (2) Missouri
(12) Virginia Tech over (5) Texas A&M
(6) Washington over (3) Oregon
(8) Ole Miss over (1) Michigan State
(14) Penn State over (3) Stanford
(11) Ball State over (6) Notre Dame
(12) Rice over (5) Arizona State
(10) Texas Tech over (2) Clemson
(11) Louisiana-Lafayette over (6) USC
(11) Louisiana-Lafayette over (3) Central Florida

As you can see, Louisiana-Lafayette made quite the run. They're the football equivalent of Dayton, who beat Ohio State and Syracuse.

This may or may not be similar to how an NCAA Football tournament would look if there were 64 teams, but I think almost all of us can agree on one thing: This would be AWESOME.
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3/31/14   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

I want a big playoff but even I only want a 16 team one. Between the violence of the sport and they much more severe and quicker drop off in talent between top teams and the rest of the sport, a 64 team playoff would be brutal.

3/31/14   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25642 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
was it explained in a 224 picture slide show?

I clicked the link and yes it is

3/27/14   |   Jess   |   35086 respect

I would totally watch (I don't pay much attention to NCAAF right now at all, even bowl games)

3/27/14   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25642 respect

was it explained in a 224 picture slide show?